BESTSELLERS

BACK FROM THE DEAD by Bill Walton

VERDICT: BORROW IT
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 8, 2016
One of the NBA's 50 greatest players scores another basket—a deeply personal one. Read full book review >
THE SUMMER BEFORE THE WAR by Helen Simonson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 22, 2016
Aficionados of Downton Abbey and The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society will sigh with pleasure.Read full book review >

THE NEST by Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 22, 2016
A fetching debut from an author who knows her city, its people, and their hearts. Read full book review >
FOOL ME ONCE by Harlan Coben
Kirkus Star

VERDICT: BUY IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 22, 2016
Once again, Coben marries his two greatest strengths—masterfully paced plotting that leads to a climactic string of fireworks and the ability to root all the revelations in deeply felt emotions—in a tale guaranteed to fool even the craftiest readers a lot more than once. Read full book review >
DEMON DENTIST by David Walliams
by David Walliams, illustrated by Tony Ross

VERDICT: SKIP IT
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 1, 2016
A quick pull on a reliable, if not exactly minty-fresh, formula. (pictorial cast list) (Horror. 9-11)Read full book review >

LADY MIDNIGHT by Cassandra Clare

VERDICT: SKIP IT
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: March 8, 2016
Fans of Clare's grandiloquence will enjoy the torrid new cast of characters, positively aquiver with secret ardor and murderous zeal. (Urban fantasy. 13-17)Read full book review >
FIRSTLIFE by Gena Showalter

VERDICT: BORROW IT
Released: Feb. 23, 2016
An inventive premise and easy-to-root-for characters make this a series opener genre fans will enjoy. (Fantasy. 13 & up)Read full book review >
THIS IS WHERE IT ENDS by Marieke Nijkamp
Released: Jan. 5, 2016
This brutal, emotionally charged novel will grip readers and leave them brokenhearted. (Fiction. 14-18)Read full book review >
LOVE, LOSS, AND WHAT WE ATE by Padma Lakshmi
Released: March 8, 2016
An intimate, revealing portrait, far different from the woman blazoned in the tabloids. Read full book review >
CONSPIRACIES OF THE RULING CLASS by Lawrence B. Lindsey
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: March 8, 2016
Good bedside reading for the Republican primaries.Read full book review >
SMARTER FASTER BETTER by Charles Duhigg
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: March 8, 2016
Highly informative and entertaining and certain to have wide appeal. Read full book review >
ALL THE SINGLE LADIES by Rebecca Traister
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: March 1, 2016
An easy read with lots of good anecdotes, a dose of history, and some surprising statistics, but its focus on one segment of one generation of single women is a drawback. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Emma Straub
author of MODERN LOVERS
May 30, 2016

In Emma Straub’s new novel Modern Lovers, friends and former college bandmates Elizabeth and Andrew and Zoe have watched one another marry, buy real estate, and start businesses and families, all while trying to hold on to the identities of their youth. But nothing ages them like having to suddenly pass the torch (of sexuality, independence, and the ineffable alchemy of cool) to their own offspring. Back in the band’s heyday, Elizabeth put on a snarl over her Midwestern smile, Andrew let his unwashed hair grow past his chin, and Zoe was the lesbian all the straight women wanted to sleep with. Now nearing fifty, they all live within shouting distance in the same neighborhood deep in gentrified Brooklyn, and the trappings of the adult world seem to have arrived with ease. But the summer that their children reach maturity (and start sleeping together), the fabric of the adult lives suddenly begins to unravel, and the secrets and revelations that are finally let loose—about themselves, and about the famous fourth band member who soared and fell without them—can never be reclaimed. “Straub’s characters are a quirky and interesting bunch, well aware of their own good fortune, and it’s a pleasure spending time with them in leafy Ditmas Park,” our reviewer writes in a starred review. View video >