BESTSELLERS

ESCAPE CLAUSE by John Sandford

VERDICT: BORROW IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 4, 2016
Perfect entertainment for readers whose hearts skip a beat when they worry that the hero won't be in time to rescue that remaining tiger from certain death. Read full book review >
AHSOKA by E.K. Johnston

VERDICT: BORROW IT
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Oct. 11, 2016
A great treat for young—and not-so-young—Star Wars fans that provides a thrilling back story for a compelling character. (Science fiction. 12 & up)Read full book review >

WE FOUND A HAT by Jon Klassen
by Jon Klassen, illustrated by Jon Klassen

VERDICT: BORROW IT
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Oct. 11, 2016
Beguiling. (Picture book. 4-8)Read full book review >
I AM BRIAN WILSON by Brian Wilson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 11, 2016
As a study in creativity, superb, though as memoir, partial and a touch reluctant. Whatever the case, essential for any Beach Boys fan. Read full book review >
A LIFE WELL PLAYED by Arnold Palmer
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 11, 2016
A heartfelt, sincere, mini-self-portrait by a man who epitomizes class. Read full book review >

UPSTREAM by Mary Oliver
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Oct. 11, 2016
A lyrical, tender essay collection. Read full book review >
A LIFE IN PARTS by Bryan Cranston

VERDICT: BORROW IT
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 11, 2016
The highs here—and there are many—are meth-less but addictive. Read full book review >
PRECIOUS AND GRACE by Alexander McCall Smith
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 11, 2016
The result is a gossamer web that feels miscellaneous even by the loose standards of this celebrated franchise. More than ever, the rewards are local and properly humble, as in every moment experience and wisdom triumph over the blinkered clichés they regularly confront. Read full book review >
ORDER TO KILL by Vince Flynn

VERDICT: BORROW IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 11, 2016
All in all, a crackling good yarn. Author Mills proves himself a worthy successor to carry on the series. Read full book review >
SMALL GREAT THINGS by Jodi Picoult

VERDICT: SKIP IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 11, 2016
After she sets up a world in which racism thoroughly defines every aspect of character and plot, Picoult's conclusion occurs in a separate fairy-tale world where racism suddenly does not exist, resulting in a rather juvenile portrayal of racial politics in America. Read full book review >
ALL AMERICAN BOYS by Jason Reynolds
Released: Sept. 29, 2015
If the hands and agenda of the authors are evident, their passion elevates the novel beyond a needed call to action to a deeply moving experience. (Fiction. 12-18)Read full book review >
HOLDING UP THE UNIVERSE by Jennifer Niven
Released: Oct. 4, 2016
More a story about falling in love with yourself than with a romantic interest, this novel will resonate with all readers who've struggled to love themselves. (Fiction. 14-18)Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Kathleen Kent
author of THE DIME
February 20, 2017

Dallas, Texas is not for the faint of heart. Good thing for Betty Rhyzyk she's from a family of take-no-prisoners Brooklyn police detectives. But in Kathleen Kent’s new novel The Dime, her Big Apple wisdom will only get her so far when she relocates to The Big D, where Mexican drug cartels and cult leaders, deadbeat skells and society wives all battle for sunbaked turf. Betty is as tough as the best of them, but she's deeply shaken when her first investigation goes sideways. Battling a group of unruly subordinates, a persistent stalker, a formidable criminal organization, and an unsupportive girlfriend, the unbreakable Detective Betty Rhyzyk may be reaching her limit. “Violent, sexy, and completely absorbing,” our critic writes in a starred review. “Kent's detective is Sam Spade reincarnated—as a brilliant, modern woman.” View video >