BESTSELLERS

THE ROAD NOT TAKEN by Max Boot
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 9, 2018
Controversial in some of its conclusions, perhaps, as Lansdale's arguments were in their day, and essential reading for students of military policy and the Vietnam conflict. Read full book review >
WHEN by Daniel H. Pink
Released: Jan. 9, 2018
Solid science backed by sensible action points—good airplane reading for business travelers. Read full book review >

THE IMMORTALISTS by Chloe Benjamin

VERDICT: SKIP IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 9, 2018
Benjamin's (The Anatomy of Dreams, 2014) premise situates her novel in magical territory, but the spell doesn't quite work. Read full book review >
THE WIFE BETWEEN US by Greer Hendricks
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 9, 2018
Easy to read, smoothly put together. A good airport book. Read full book review >
THE WOMAN IN THE WINDOW by A.J. Finn

VERDICT: BORROW IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 2, 2018
Crackling with tension, and the sound of pages turning, as twist after twist sweeps away each hypothesis you come up with about what happened in Anna's past and what fresh hell is unfolding now. Read full book review >

ROBICHEAUX by James Lee Burke

VERDICT: BORROW IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 2, 2018
Despite a plot and a cast of characters formulaic by Burke's standards (though wholly original for anyone else), the intimations of mortality that have hovered over this series for 30 years have never been sharper or sadder. Read full book review >
UNBOUND  by Stuart Woods

VERDICT: SKIP IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 2, 2018
As uncertain in its pacing and structure as a Road Runner cartoon—you just never know who'll be abruptly discarded and who'll turn out to matter in the Woods world—and equally formulaic in the conduct of individual episodes and the final outcome. Read full book review >
THE POWER by Naomi Alderman
Kirkus Star

VERDICT: BUY IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 10, 2017
Very smart and very entertaining. Read full book review >
FIRE AND FURY by Michael Wolff
Released: Jan. 5, 2018
The White House has naturally denied and decried Wolff's account, but even if it's only halfway accurate, it presents an appalling view of a frighteningly unqualified and unprepared gang that can't think straight. Read full book review >
WOMEN AND POWER by Mary Beard
Released: Dec. 12, 2017
An urgent feminist cri de coeur, spot-on in its utterly reasonable plea that a woman "who dares to open her mouth in public" actually be given a hearing. Read full book review >
THE CRUEL PRINCE  by Holly Black

VERDICT: BORROW IT
Released: Jan. 2, 2018
Black is building a complex mythology; now is a great time to tune in. (Fantasy. 14-adult)Read full book review >
THE WANTED by Robert Crais

VERDICT: BORROW IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 26, 2017
In his 21st book, Los Angeles ace Crais (The Promise, 2015, etc.) extends his streak of sharp, enjoyable thrillers. 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 >