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
Yoojin Grace Wuertz
February 27, 2017

In Yoojin Grace Wuertz’s debut novel Everything Belongs to Us, the setting is Seoul in 1978. At South Korea’s top university, the nation’s best and brightest compete to join the professional elite of an authoritarian regime. Success could lead to a life of rarefied privilege and wealth; failure means being left irrevocably behind. For childhood friends Jisun and Namin, the stakes couldn’t be more different. Jisun, the daughter of a powerful business mogul, grew up on a mountainside estate with lush gardens and a dedicated chauffeur. Namin’s parents run a tented food cart from dawn to curfew; her sister works in a shoe factory. Now Jisun wants as little to do with her father’s world as possible, abandoning her schoolwork in favor of the underground activist movement, while Namin studies tirelessly in the service of one goal: to launch herself and her family out of poverty. But everything changes when Jisun and Namin meet an ambitious, charming student named Sunam, whose need to please his family has led him to a prestigious club: the Circle. Under the influence of his mentor, Juno, a manipulative social climber, Sunam becomes entangled with both women, as they all make choices that will change their lives forever. “Engrossing,” our reviewer writes in a starred review. “Wuertz is an important new voice in American fiction.” View video >