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EMERGENCY CONTACT by Mary H.K. Choi

VERDICT: SKIP IT
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 27, 2018
Witty asides and up-to-the-minute slang cannot compensate for an absence of emotional depth or well-crafted prose. (Fiction. 14-18)Read full book review >
DREAD NATION by Justina Ireland
Kirkus Star

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YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 3, 2018
With a shrewd, scythe-wielding protagonist of color, Dread Nation is an exciting must-read. (Historical fiction/horror. 14-adult)Read full book review >

REBOUND by Kwame Alexander
Kirkus Star
by Kwame Alexander, illustrated by Dawud Anyabwile

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CHILDREN'S
Released: April 2, 2018
An eminently satisfying story of family, recovery, and growing into manhood. (Historical verse fiction. 10-12)Read full book review >
Released: April 3, 2018
A useful, reasonable work of civilian policy analysis sure to invite discussion and even controversy. Read full book review >
MAKE TROUBLE by Cecile Richards
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 3, 2018
A memoir that makes palpable the immense influence of an organization that has improved so many women's lives. Read full book review >

CAVE OF BONES by Anne Hillerman

VERDICT: BORROW IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 3, 2018
As Hillerman continues her father's legacy through his beloved characters (Song of the Lions, 2017, etc.), she's gradually and gratifyingly finding her own voice. Read full book review >
VARINA by Charles Frazier

VERDICT: SKIP IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 3, 2018
Intriguing subject. Uneven execution. Read full book review >
THE FEMALE PERSUASION by Meg Wolitzer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 3, 2018
The perfect feminist blockbuster for our times. Read full book review >
I HAVE LOST MY WAY by Gayle Forman
Kirkus Star

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YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 27, 2018
Stunning doesn't even begin to say it. (Fiction. 14-18)Read full book review >
NOT IF I SAVE YOU FIRST by Ally Carter

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YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 27, 2018
A tightly plotted thriller helmed by a firecracker that never loses her spark. (Thriller. 14-17)Read full book review >
ARU SHAH AND THE END OF TIME by Roshani Chokshi
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 27, 2018
Chokshi comes into her own in this novel, reminding readers of the power of language and of stories. (Fantasy. 8-12)Read full book review >
TO DIE BUT ONCE by Jacqueline Winspear

VERDICT: BORROW IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 27, 2018
In addition to providing a very good mystery, Winspear does a smashing job describing the bravery exhibited by everyday Britons as the fear of invasion becomes ever more real. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Katey Sagal
author of GRACE NOTES
April 10, 2017

In her memoir Grace Notes, actress and singer/songwriter Katey Sagal takes you through the highs and lows of her life, from the tragic deaths of her parents to her long years in the Los Angeles rock scene, from being diagnosed with cancer at the age of twenty-eight to getting her big break on the fledgling FOX network as the wise-cracking Peggy Bundy on the beloved sitcom Married…with Children. Sparse and poetic, Grace Notes is an emotionally riveting tale of struggle and success, both professional and personal: Sagal’s path to sobriety; the stillbirth of her first daughter, Ruby; motherhood; the experience of having her third daughter at age 52 with the help of a surrogate; and her lifelong passion for music. “While this book is sure to please the author’s many fans, its thoughtful, no-regrets honesty will no doubt also appeal to readers of Hollywood memoirs seeking substance that goes beyond gossip and name-dropping,” our critic writes. “A candid, reflective memoir.” View video >