BESTSELLERS

MIGHTY, MIGHTY CONSTRUCTION SITE by Sherri Duskey Rinker
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 14, 2017
Sure to be a hit with fans of the prior title even if they wonder about that odd-looking building. (Picture book. 2-5)Read full book review >
GUNMETAL GRAY by Mark Greaney
Kirkus Star

VERDICT: BUY IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 21, 2017
At about 500 pages, this one is fat, fast, and fun. Clancy's spirit lives on. Read full book review >

HEARTBREAK HOTEL by Jonathan Kellerman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 14, 2017
Entertaining as the conscientious excavation of ancient misdeeds is, it all ends up having disappointingly little to do with the motive and the culprit in the unlikely murder of the tale's most charming character. Read full book review >
LINCOLN IN THE BARDO by George Saunders
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 14, 2017
With this book, Saunders asserts a complex and disturbing vision in which society and cosmos blur. Read full book review >
WINTERSONG by S. Jae-Jones

VERDICT: SKIP IT
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Feb. 7, 2017
Like fruit from the Goblin Market: luscious at first bite but ultimately overripe, cloying, and empty. (Fantasy. 14 & up)Read full book review >

DRAGON CAPTIVES by Lisa McMann

VERDICT: SKIP IT
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 7, 2017
An unfortunate revival. (Fantasy. 8-12)Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 7, 2017
It's a story that requires lots of insider information of its own kind to write, and Kolhatkar handles the job well though without the narrative flair of Michael Lewis' kindred book Flash Boys. Read full book review >
UNIVERSAL HARVESTER by John Darnielle

VERDICT: BORROW IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 7, 2017
A smart and rangy yarn: file under suspense, horror, and domestic drama. Read full book review >
MY (NOT SO) PERFECT LIFE by Sophie Kinsella
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 7, 2017
A delightful and charming story that will appeal to Shopaholic fans. Read full book review >
ECHOES IN DEATH by J.D. Robb

VERDICT: BORROW IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 7, 2017
Robb knows her audience will be highly sympathetic to a police heroine who has to walk a crime scene in uncomfortably fashionable stiletto heels, but along the winding trail to the easily spotted villain, she's not afraid to throw in some descriptions that will earn this installment an R for serious sexual violence. Read full book review >
NORSE MYTHOLOGY by Neil Gaiman
Kirkus Star

VERDICT: BUY IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 7, 2017
Superb. Just the thing for the literate fantasy lover and the student of comparative religion and mythology alike. Read full book review >
CARAVAL by Stephanie Garber

VERDICT: BORROW IT
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Jan. 31, 2017
Immersive and engaging, despite some flaws, and destined to capture imaginations. (Fantasy. 14 & up)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 >