BESTSELLERS

THE ESCAPE by David Baldacci

VERDICT: SKIP IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 18, 2014
A book that will entertain some readers but won't linger after the final page. Read full book review >
ISLAND OF LEGENDS by Lisa McMann

VERDICT: SKIP IT
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 2, 2014
Given its numerous details, this fourth book will only be "wanted" by the series' fan base. (Fantasy. 10-14)Read full book review >

UNBROKEN by Laura Hillenbrand
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 11, 2014
This fine adaptation ably brings an inspiring tale to younger readers. (notes, index [not seen]) (Nonfiction. 12 & up)Read full book review >
LEROY NINKER SADDLES UP by Kate DiCamillo
by Kate DiCamillo, illustrated by Chris Van Dusen

VERDICT: BORROW IT
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Aug. 26, 2014
Filled with love and kindness and glorious sweet-talk: "Yippee-i-oh." (Fiction. 6-9)Read full book review >
THE PRINCESS IN BLACK by Shannon Hale
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Oct. 14, 2014
Action, clever humor, delightful illustrations and expectation-defying secret identities—when does the next one come out? (Fantasy. 5-8)Read full book review >

NO HERO by Mark Owen
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 10, 2014
Simple, well-told stories that will interest general readers and certainly anyone contemplating a career in special operations. Read full book review >
SMALL VICTORIES by Anne Lamott
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Nov. 11, 2014
Sage advice on finding beauty and happiness in life despite bad circumstances. Read full book review >
THE ANDY COHEN DIARIES by Andy Cohen
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 11, 2014
The flamboyant talk show host delivers an entirely expected book: a glitzy, glamorous, goofy look at 365 days of a charmed showbiz life. Read full book review >
BLUE LABYRINTH by Douglas Preston
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 11, 2014
Great character-driven crime fiction—readers new to the series won't be entirely lost, and Pendergast patrons will be thoroughly satisfied. Read full book review >
FLESH AND BLOOD by Patricia Cornwell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 11, 2014
No wonder Scarpetta asks, "When did my workplace become such a soap opera?" Answer: at least 10 years ago.
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REVIVAL by Stephen King

VERDICT: BUY IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 11, 2014
No one does psychological terror better than King. Another spine-tingling pleasure for his fans. Read full book review >
LET IT SNOW by John Green
FICTION
Released: Sept. 11, 2008
Contemporary culture, humorous romantic developments and strong characters enhance this collaborative effort. (Fiction. 11-16) Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Gabrielle Zevin
March 3, 2015

A. J. Fikry’s life is not at all what he expected it to be. He lives alone, his bookstore is experiencing the worst sales in its history, and now his prized possession, a rare collection of Poe poems, has been stolen. But when a mysterious package appears at the bookstore, its unexpected arrival gives Fikry the chance to make his life over—and see everything anew. “Zevin writes characters who grow and prosper,” our reviewer writes, “in a narrative that is sometimes sentimental, sometimes funny, sometimes true to life and always entertaining.” View video >