BESTSELLERS

COMETH THE HOUR by Jeffrey Archer

VERDICT: BORROW IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 23, 2016
Another artful Archer telenovela, readable as a stand-alone family drama but more a treat for those captured by the series. Read full book review >
GLASS SWORD by Victoria Aveyard

VERDICT: SKIP IT
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Feb. 9, 2016
This too-long heroine's journey requires that the next volume provide sufficient fireworks to keep readers invested in the planned four-book series. (Fantasy. 13 & up)Read full book review >

WEST OF EDEN by Jean Stein
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 9, 2016
Slips occasionally into hearsay and grievance but rivets readers with "a kind of fascinated horror." Read full book review >
AND THEN ALL HELL BROKE LOOSE by Richard Engel
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 19, 2016
An intriguing journalistic memoir built around a lucid, alarming overview of where the Middle East has been and where it is heading. Read full book review >
IN OTHER WORDS by Jhumpa Lahiri
Kirkus Star
by Jhumpa Lahiri, translated by Ann Goldstein

VERDICT: BUY IT
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 9, 2016
An honest, self-deprecating, and very moving account of a writer searching for herself in words. Read full book review >

THE WOLVES by Alex Berenson

VERDICT: BORROW IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 9, 2016
Fans of the John Wells series won't be disappointed. They'll agree with his enemies that if Wells isn't Superman, he's super something. Read full book review >
FIND HER by Lisa Gardner

VERDICT: SKIP IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 9, 2016
A gritty, complicated heroine like Flora Dane deserves a better plot than this needlessly complicated story. Read full book review >
MORNING STAR by Pierce Brown

VERDICT: BORROW IT
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Feb. 9, 2016
An ambitious and satisfying conclusion to a monumental saga. Read full book review >
ANNA AND THE SWALLOW MAN by Gavriel Savit
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 26, 2016
Artful, original, insightful. (Historical fiction. 12 & up)Read full book review >
SALT TO THE SEA by Ruta Sepetys

VERDICT: BUY IT
Released: Feb. 2, 2016
Heartbreaking, historical, and a little bit hopeful. (author's note, research and sources, maps) (Historical fiction. 12-16)Read full book review >
PAX by Sara Pennypacker
Kirkus Star
by Sara Pennypacker, illustrated by Jon Klassen

VERDICT: BUY IT
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Feb. 2, 2016
Moving and poetic. (Animal fantasy. 9-13)Read full book review >
ON MY OWN by Diane Rehm

VERDICT: SKIP IT
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 2, 2016
The prose reads like journal entries or letters to readers, punctuated by sometimes-trite remarks: "Death is the ultimate finality," she writes. "There is no turning back." Nevertheless, her perspectives on old age are brave and uplifting. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Frances Stroh
author of BEER MONEY
May 4, 2016

Frances Stroh’s earliest memories are ones of great privilege: shopping trips to London and New York, lunches served by black-tied waiters at the Regency Hotel, and a house filled with precious antiques, which she was forbidden to touch. Established in Detroit in 1850, by 1984 the Stroh Brewing Company had become the largest private beer fortune in America and a brand emblematic of the American dream itself; while Stroh was coming of age, the Stroh family fortune was estimated to be worth $700 million. But behind the beautiful façade lay a crumbling foundation. As their fortune dissolved in little over a decade, the family was torn apart internally by divorce and one family member's drug bust; disagreements over the management of the business; and disputes over the remaining money they possessed. “The author’s family might have successfully burned through a massive fortune, but they squandered a lot more than that,” our reviewer writes about Stroh’s debut memoir, Beer Money. “A sorrowful, eye-opening examination of familial dysfunction.” View video >