BESTSELLERS

THE LEGENDS CLUB by John Feinstein
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 2016
A text that will delight college basketball fans but also raises tacit questions about the effects of big-time athletics on a university's academic mission. Read full book review >
THE IMMORTAL IRISHMAN by Timothy Egan
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 2016
A fascinating, well-told story by an author fully committed to his subject. Egan's impeccable research, uncomplicated readability, and flowing narrative reflect his deep knowledge of a difficult and complex man. Read full book review >

AMERICAN GIRLS by Nancy Jo Sales
CURRENT AFFAIRS
Released: Feb. 23, 2016
For parents with young daughters, this book is an ice-cold, important wake-up call. Read full book review >
EVICTED by Matthew Desmond
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: March 1, 2016
This stunning, remarkable book—a scholar's 21st-century How the Other Half Lives—demands a wide audience.Read full book review >
SEVEN BRIEF LESSONS ON PHYSICS by Carlo Rovelli
SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
Released: March 1, 2016
An intriguing meditation on the nature of the universe and our attempts to understand it that should appeal to both scientists and general readers. Read full book review >

A FEW OF THE GIRLS by Maeve Binchy
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2016
The best reflect Binchy's warmhearted sympathy for yearning and regret. Read full book review >
THE WATERS OF ETERNAL YOUTH  by Donna Leon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 8, 2016
The biggest mystery is how the reader can figure out what happened so quickly, yet it takes the commissario di polizia the whole book to catch on. Still, the pleasures of spending time with Brunetti and the gang have never been greater. Read full book review >
THE STEEL KISS by Jeffery Deaver

VERDICT: BORROW IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 8, 2016
Fans savvy enough to ignore the ill-advised extras and keep their eyes on the duel between Rhyme and Unsub 40 will be treated to all the usual thrills, which are worth every breathless minute. Read full book review >
OFF THE GRID by C.J. Box

VERDICT: BORROW IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 8, 2016
Even though you just know Box isn't going to put an end to his highly successful franchise by blowing his lead characters to kingdom come, you can't help turning the pages and holding your breath until you find out where this scary, all-too-plausible caravan is heading. Read full book review >
RIGHTFUL HERITAGE by Douglas Brinkley
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 15, 2016
Overlong, as are so many of Brinkley's books, but a brightly written, highly useful argument, especially in a time when the public domain is under siege. Read full book review >
SISI by Allison Pataki
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 8, 2016
A satisfying saga of the late Habsburg period. Read full book review >
AT THE EDGE OF THE ORCHARD by Tracy Chevalier
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 15, 2016
Nonfictional details bring the novel authenticity, often at the expense of character development or narrative cohesion. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Fernanda Santos
author of THE FIRE LINE
May 17, 2016

When a bolt of lightning ignited a hilltop in the sleepy town of Yarnell, Arizona, in June 2013, setting off a blaze that would grow into one of the deadliest fires in American history, the 20 men who made up the Granite Mountain Hotshots sprang into action. New York Times writer Fernanda Santos’ debut book The Fire Line is the story of the fire and the Hotshots’ attempts to extinguish it. An elite crew trained to combat the most challenging wildfires, the Hotshots were a ragtag family, crisscrossing the American West and wherever else the fires took them. There's Eric Marsh, their devoted and demanding superintendent who turned his own personal demons into lessons he used to mold, train and guide his crew; Jesse Steed, their captain, a former Marine, a beast on the fire line and a family man who wasn’t afraid to say “I love you” to the firemen he led; Andrew Ashcraft, a team leader still in his 20s who struggled to balance his love for his beautiful wife and four children and his passion for fighting wildfires. We see this band of brothers at work, at play and at home, until a fire that burned in their own backyards leads to a national tragedy. View video >