BESTSELLERS

A LOWCOUNTRY HEART by Pat Conroy
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 25, 2016
Pleasant last words from a highly regarded author who loved his life. Read full book review >
THE MOTHERS by Brit Bennett
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 11, 2016
A wise and sad coming-of-age story showing how people are shaped by their losses. Recommended for both adult and teenage readers. Read full book review >

SEX, LIES & SERIOUS MONEY by Stuart Woods
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 25, 2016
Reads like a remake of Family Jewels (2016) with nary a homicide until very close to the end. Not much sex, no more lies than usual, but some very serious money does indeed get spent on every possible status symbol you can imagine. Read full book review >
THE WHISTLER by John Grisham

VERDICT: BORROW IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 25, 2016
Yes, it's formula. Yes, it's not as gritty an exercise in swamp mayhem as Hiaasen, Buchanan, or Crews might turn in. But, like eating a junk burger, even though you probably shouldn't, it's plenty satisfying. Read full book review >
MOON CHOSEN by P.C. Cast

VERDICT: BORROW IT
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Oct. 18, 2016
Cast's fans should find much to be pleased with in this new venture. (Fantasy. 14 & up)Read full book review >

WHAT LIGHT by Jay Asher

VERDICT: SKIP IT
Released: Oct. 18, 2016
Though apparently titled for the line from Romeo and Juliet, this second solo outing for the author of Thirteen Reasons Why is not a love story for the ages. (Fiction. 13-18)Read full book review >
GEMINA by Amie Kaufman

VERDICT: BORROW IT
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Oct. 18, 2016
An action-packed thrill ride and stellar head trip. (Science fiction. 13 & up)Read full book review >
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 >
Kirkus Interview
Yoojin Grace Wuertz
February 27, 2017

In Yoojin Grace Wuertz’s debut novel Everything Belongs to Us, the setting is Seoul in 1978. At South Korea’s top university, the nation’s best and brightest compete to join the professional elite of an authoritarian regime. Success could lead to a life of rarefied privilege and wealth; failure means being left irrevocably behind. For childhood friends Jisun and Namin, the stakes couldn’t be more different. Jisun, the daughter of a powerful business mogul, grew up on a mountainside estate with lush gardens and a dedicated chauffeur. Namin’s parents run a tented food cart from dawn to curfew; her sister works in a shoe factory. Now Jisun wants as little to do with her father’s world as possible, abandoning her schoolwork in favor of the underground activist movement, while Namin studies tirelessly in the service of one goal: to launch herself and her family out of poverty. But everything changes when Jisun and Namin meet an ambitious, charming student named Sunam, whose need to please his family has led him to a prestigious club: the Circle. Under the influence of his mentor, Juno, a manipulative social climber, Sunam becomes entangled with both women, as they all make choices that will change their lives forever. “Engrossing,” our reviewer writes in a starred review. “Wuertz is an important new voice in American fiction.” View video >