BESTSELLERS

COMETH THE HOUR by Jeffrey Archer

VERDICT: BORROW IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 23, 2016
Another artful Archer telenovela, readable as a stand-alone family drama but more a treat for those captured by the series. Read full book review >
GLASS SWORD by Victoria Aveyard

VERDICT: SKIP IT
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Feb. 9, 2016
This too-long heroine's journey requires that the next volume provide sufficient fireworks to keep readers invested in the planned four-book series. (Fantasy. 13 & up)Read full book review >

WEST OF EDEN by Jean Stein
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 9, 2016
Slips occasionally into hearsay and grievance but rivets readers with "a kind of fascinated horror." Read full book review >
AND THEN ALL HELL BROKE LOOSE by Richard Engel
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 19, 2016
An intriguing journalistic memoir built around a lucid, alarming overview of where the Middle East has been and where it is heading. Read full book review >
IN OTHER WORDS by Jhumpa Lahiri
Kirkus Star
by Jhumpa Lahiri, translated by Ann Goldstein

VERDICT: BUY IT
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 9, 2016
An honest, self-deprecating, and very moving account of a writer searching for herself in words. Read full book review >

THE WOLVES by Alex Berenson

VERDICT: BORROW IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 9, 2016
Fans of the John Wells series won't be disappointed. They'll agree with his enemies that if Wells isn't Superman, he's super something. Read full book review >
FIND HER by Lisa Gardner

VERDICT: SKIP IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 9, 2016
A gritty, complicated heroine like Flora Dane deserves a better plot than this needlessly complicated story. Read full book review >
MORNING STAR by Pierce Brown

VERDICT: BORROW IT
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Feb. 9, 2016
An ambitious and satisfying conclusion to a monumental saga. Read full book review >
ANNA AND THE SWALLOW MAN by Gavriel Savit
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 26, 2016
Artful, original, insightful. (Historical fiction. 12 & up)Read full book review >
SALT TO THE SEA by Ruta Sepetys

VERDICT: BUY IT
Released: Feb. 2, 2016
Heartbreaking, historical, and a little bit hopeful. (author's note, research and sources, maps) (Historical fiction. 12-16)Read full book review >
PAX by Sara Pennypacker
Kirkus Star
by Sara Pennypacker, illustrated by Jon Klassen

VERDICT: BUY IT
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Feb. 2, 2016
Moving and poetic. (Animal fantasy. 9-13)Read full book review >
ON MY OWN by Diane Rehm

VERDICT: SKIP IT
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 2, 2016
The prose reads like journal entries or letters to readers, punctuated by sometimes-trite remarks: "Death is the ultimate finality," she writes. "There is no turning back." Nevertheless, her perspectives on old age are brave and uplifting. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Marilu Henner
author of CHANGING NORMAL
April 26, 2016

After they’d been dating only a short while, and as they were falling in love, Marilu Henner and Michael Brown were hit with the ultimate bad news: Michael was diagnosed with cancer. Refusing traditional care, they pieced together a personal and holistic view on battling his cancer, all while forging an unbreakable bond. In this moving and informative book, Marilu pulls back the curtain on how they dealt with the blow. She relates her holistic perspective on health—including the superfoods, exercises, and immunotherapy they used to fight back—and why a diagnosis doesn’t have to be the end of romance or of a happy and fulfilling life. “An inspiring love story wrapped in a serious call for new ways to treat disease,” our reviewer writes. View video >