BESTSELLERS

THE DREAM LOVER by Elizabeth Berg

VERDICT: BORROW IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 14, 2015
A thoroughly pleasant escape, if not a particularly deep one. Read full book review >
EVERY FIFTEEN MINUTES by Lisa Scottoline
THRILLERS
Released: April 14, 2015
A proficient, mounting-stakes actioner that proves Scottoline is just as comfortable with a shrink determined to go to the wall for a troubled teen as she ever was with Bennie Rosato's all-female law practice (Betrayed, 2014, etc.).Read full book review >

WE ALL LOOKED UP by Tommy Wallach
Kirkus Star

VERDICT: BUY IT
Released: March 24, 2015
A thought-provoking story that will bring out readers' inner philosophers. (Fiction. 14 & up)Read full book review >
WORDS WITHOUT MUSIC by Philip Glass
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 6, 2015
Writing with warmth and candor, Glass portrays himself as driven, self-confident and tenaciously determined to invent his own, radically new musical language. Read full book review >
A CURIOUS MIND by Brian Grazer
PSYCHOLOGY
Released: April 7, 2015
An appealing argument for maintaining open-minded receptivity, with special appeal for film buffs. Read full book review >

A FINE ROMANCE by Candice Bergen

VERDICT: SKIP IT
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 7, 2015
A glamorously bittersweet showbiz memoir. Read full book review >
THE RESIDENCE by Kate Andersen Brower
HISTORY
Released: April 7, 2015
A work of great historical interest that is also quite entertaining. Read full book review >
THE LADY FROM ZAGREB by Philip Kerr

VERDICT: BORROW IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 7, 2015
For setting, character, plot—and the ability to navigate a moral swamp—le Carré has a rival in Kerr. Read full book review >
INSIDE THE O'BRIENS by Lisa Genova

VERDICT: BORROW IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 7, 2015
This journey to a place of mindfulness, while inevitably affecting, often reads like fictionalized campaign literature for a worthy cause. Read full book review >
BLOOD ON SNOW by Jo Nesbø
by Jo Nesbø, translated by Neil Smith

VERDICT: BORROW IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 7, 2015
A Nordic noir updating of James M. Cain's Love's Lovely Counterfeit (1942) with an equally sweet-natured killer at its improbably soft center.Read full book review >
FALLING IN LOVE by Donna Leon

VERDICT: BORROW IT
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: April 7, 2015
Come for the Venetian atmosphere and backstage tour of the opera house, and don't worry too much about the crime. Read full book review >
HOT PURSUIT by Stuart Woods

VERDICT: SKIP IT
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: April 7, 2015
Once again, tossing Stone (Paris Match, 2014, etc.) into international intrigue produces a kind of negative image of James Bond, with a lot less menace, action and suspense, and a lot more bling.Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Sabaa Tahir
August 4, 2015

Sabaa Tahir’s novel An Ember in the Ashes reveals a world inspired by ancient Rome and defined by brutality. Seventeen-year-old Laia has grown up with one rule for survival: Never challenge the Empire. But when Laia’s brother Darin is arrested for treason, she leaves behind everything she knows, risking her life to try and save him. She enlists help from the rebels whose extensive underground network may lead to Darin. Their help comes with a price, though. Laia must infiltrate the Empire’s greatest military academy as a spy. Elias is the Empire’s finest soldier—and its most unwilling one. Thrown together by chance and united by their hatred of the Empire, Laia and Elias will soon discover that their fates are intertwined—and that their choices may change the destiny of the entire Empire. We talk to An Ember in the Ashes author Sabaa Tahir this week on Kirkus TV. View video >