BESTSELLERS

ROBERT B. PARKER'S DEBT TO PAY  by Reed Farrel Coleman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 13, 2016
The variety of tempting targets juices what's at heart just another game of cat and mouse, making Coleman's third impersonation of Robert B. Parker his best to date. Read full book review >
NUTSHELL by Ian McEwan

VERDICT: BORROW IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 13, 2016
Clever, likable, and yet unsatisfying, this tale too often bears out the narrator's early claim: "I take in everything, even the trivia—of which there is much." Read full book review >

AN OBVIOUS FACT by Craig Johnson

VERDICT: BORROW IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 13, 2016
Plenty of action, humor, and literary allusions drive the story to a bang-up conclusion. Johnson (Dry Bones, 2015, etc.) never disappoints. Read full book review >
COMMONWEALTH by Ann Patchett
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 13, 2016
A satisfying meat-and-potatoes domestic novel from one of our finest writers. Read full book review >
GIRL IN PIECES by Kathleen Glasgow

VERDICT: BORROW IT
Released: Aug. 30, 2016
This grittily provocative debut explores the horrors of self-harm and the healing power of artistic expression. (author's note) (Fiction. 14 & up)Read full book review >

THE THOUSANDTH FLOOR by Katharine McGee
Released: Aug. 30, 2016
Individual elements are appealing, but sometimes the novel feels like an awfully long setup for a sequel. (Dystopian romance. 14-18) Read full book review >
THE LAST KIDS ON EARTH AND THE ZOMBIE PARADE by Max Brallier
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 6, 2016
An apocalyptic adventure with a whole lot of heart. (Horror. 8-12)Read full book review >
THE TALE OF KITTY-IN-BOOTS by Beatrix Potter
by Beatrix Potter, illustrated by Quentin Blake

VERDICT: BORROW IT
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 6, 2016
A winsome story despite its flaws, this will leave readers hoping that Potter left more unpublished gems in the vault where it was discovered. (Picture book. 4-8)Read full book review >
A CHILD OF BOOKS by Oliver Jeffers
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 6, 2016
An ingenious, confident, and pretty cool exploration of literary delight. (Picture book. 5-12)Read full book review >
ADA TWIST, SCIENTIST by Andrea Beaty
by Andrea Beaty, illustrated by David Roberts

VERDICT: BORROW IT
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 6, 2016
Cool and stylish. (Picture book. 5-8)Read full book review >
THE RED BANDANNA by Tom Rinaldi

VERDICT: BORROW IT
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 6, 2016
A moving, deeply felt tribute to a courageous individual who sacrificed his life to save others. Read full book review >
THE PIGEON TUNNEL by John le Carré
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 6, 2016
A satisfying recollection of a literary life well-lived. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Kendare Blake
November 16, 2016

Bestseller Kendare Blake’s latest novel, Three Dark Crowns, a dark and inventive fantasy about three sisters who must fight to the death to become queen. In every generation on the island of Fennbirn, a set of triplets is born: three queens, all equal heirs to the crown and each possessor of a coveted magic. Mirabella is a fierce elemental, able to spark hungry flames or vicious storms at the snap of her fingers. Katharine is a poisoner, one who can ingest the deadliest poisons without so much as a stomachache. Arsinoe, a naturalist, is said to have the ability to bloom the reddest rose and control the fiercest of lions. But becoming the Queen Crowned isn’t solely a matter of royal birth. Each sister has to fight for it. The last queen standing gets the crown. “Gorgeous and bloody, tender and violent, elegant, precise, and passionate; above all, completely addicting,” our reviewer writes in a starred review. View video >