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FRAZZLED by Booki Vivat
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 27, 2016
A hilarious Asian-American heroine guaranteed to provoke laughs—not anxiety. (Fiction. 8-13)Read full book review >
THE BEAR ATE YOUR SANDWICH by Julia Sarcone-Roach
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Jan. 6, 2015
Young readers and listeners will laugh out loud as they closely examine the pictures and find the jokes in this highly interactive urban adventure. (Picture book. 4-8)Read full book review >

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 11, 2016
An exciting, well-written comparison study of two American leaders at loggerheads during the Korean War crisis. Read full book review >
PARIS FOR ONE AND OTHER STORIES by Jojo Moyes
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 18, 2016
Me Before You fans searching for the same emotional intensity should probably look elsewhere, but these stories make for a diverting treat while waiting for Moyes to write her next tear-jerker. Read full book review >
THE OBSIDIAN CHAMBER by Douglas Preston
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 18, 2016
Action-adventure with a macabre, sometimes-fantastical flair. Read full book review >

ESCAPE CLAUSE by John Sandford

VERDICT: BORROW IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 4, 2016
Perfect entertainment for readers whose hearts skip a beat when they worry that the hero won't be in time to rescue that remaining tiger from certain death. Read full book review >
AHSOKA by E.K. Johnston

VERDICT: BORROW IT
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Oct. 11, 2016
A great treat for young—and not-so-young—Star Wars fans that provides a thrilling back story for a compelling character. (Science fiction. 12 & up)Read full book review >
WE FOUND A HAT by Jon Klassen
by Jon Klassen, illustrated by Jon Klassen

VERDICT: BORROW IT
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Oct. 11, 2016
Beguiling. (Picture book. 4-8)Read full book review >
I AM BRIAN WILSON by Brian Wilson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 11, 2016
As a study in creativity, superb, though as memoir, partial and a touch reluctant. Whatever the case, essential for any Beach Boys fan. Read full book review >
A LIFE WELL PLAYED by Arnold Palmer
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 11, 2016
A heartfelt, sincere, mini-self-portrait by a man who epitomizes class. Read full book review >
UPSTREAM by Mary Oliver
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Oct. 11, 2016
A lyrical, tender essay collection. Read full book review >
A LIFE IN PARTS by Bryan Cranston

VERDICT: BORROW IT
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 11, 2016
The highs here—and there are many—are meth-less but addictive. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Kathleen Kent
author of THE DIME
February 20, 2017

Dallas, Texas is not for the faint of heart. Good thing for Betty Rhyzyk she's from a family of take-no-prisoners Brooklyn police detectives. But in Kathleen Kent’s new novel The Dime, her Big Apple wisdom will only get her so far when she relocates to The Big D, where Mexican drug cartels and cult leaders, deadbeat skells and society wives all battle for sunbaked turf. Betty is as tough as the best of them, but she's deeply shaken when her first investigation goes sideways. Battling a group of unruly subordinates, a persistent stalker, a formidable criminal organization, and an unsupportive girlfriend, the unbreakable Detective Betty Rhyzyk may be reaching her limit. “Violent, sexy, and completely absorbing,” our critic writes in a starred review. “Kent's detective is Sam Spade reincarnated—as a brilliant, modern woman.” View video >