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THE GLITTERING COURT by Richelle Mead
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: April 5, 2016
A historical-hodgepodge guilty pleasure. (Fantasy. 13 & up)Read full book review >
SPACED OUT by Stuart Gibbs

VERDICT: SKIP IT
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 5, 2016
Fans of the first book will find this a decent mystery but also a bit of a letdown; here's hoping things pick up again in the next volume. (Mystery. 9-14)Read full book review >

THE WILD ROBOT by Peter Brown
Kirkus Star
by Peter Brown, illustrated by Peter Brown

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CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 5, 2016
Thought-provoking and charming. (Science fiction/fantasy. 7-11)Read full book review >
BOOKED by Kwame Alexander
Kirkus Star

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CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 5, 2016
A satisfying, winning read. (Fiction. 10-12)Read full book review >
DISRUPTED by Dan Lyons
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 5, 2016
An exacting, excoriating takedown of the current startup "bubble" and the juvenile corporate culture it engenders. Read full book review >

LAB GIRL by Hope Jahren
Kirkus Star

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 5, 2016
Jahren transcends both memoir and science writing in this literary fusion of both genres. Read full book review >
BECOMING GRANDMA by Lesley Stahl
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 12, 2016
A welcome guide for new grandparents and their children looking to savor the joys and navigate the pitfalls of grandparenting. Read full book review >
THE THIRD WAVE by Steve Case
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: April 5, 2016
Opportunity beckons, and Case ably describes the possibilities, but the price of the chase may harm as well as benefit. Read full book review >
THE SLEEP REVOLUTION by Arianna Huffington
PSYCHOLOGY
Released: April 5, 2016
A disappointing addition to the celebrity self-help shelf. Read full book review >
THE RAINBOW COMES AND GOES by Anderson Cooper
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 5, 2016
Entertaining and thoughtful moments exchanged between a mother and son who have spent much of their lives in the spotlight. Read full book review >
LILAC GIRLS by Martha Hall Kelly

VERDICT: SKIP IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 5, 2016
In this mashup of two war novels, the more conventional New York story pales by comparison. Read full book review >
THE MURDER OF MARY RUSSELL by Laurie R. King
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 5, 2016
Canny readers will know not to take the come-on of King's teasing title at face value; the unwary deserve all the additional shocks they'll get. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Nancy Isenberg
author of WHITE TRASH
July 19, 2016

Poor Americans have existed from the time of the earliest British colonial settlement. They were alternately known as “waste people,” “offals,” “rubbish,” “lazy lubbers,” and “crackers.” By the 1850s, the downtrodden included so-called “clay eaters” and “sandhillers,” known for prematurely aged children distinguished by their yellowish skin, ragged clothing, and listless minds. Surveying political rhetoric and policy, popular literature and scientific theories over 400 years, in White Trash: The 400-Year Untold History of Class in America, Nancy Isenberg upends assumptions about America’s supposedly class-free society––where liberty and hard work were meant to ensure real social mobility. Poor whites were central to the rise of the Republican Party in the early nineteenth century, and the Civil War itself was fought over class issues nearly as much as it was fought over slavery. “A riveting thesis supported by staggering research,” our reviewer writes in a starred review. View video >