BESTSELLERS

ORIGINALS by Adam Grant
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Feb. 2, 2016
A mixed bag but of interest to readers looking to jump-start their creative powers and raise quick-witted children. Read full book review >
RISE OF THE WOLF by Jennifer A. Nielsen
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Jan. 26, 2016
Fast-moving fun with broad audience appeal, especially recommended for reluctant readers, Rick Riordan fans, and pedal-to-the-metal adventure aficionados. (Historical fantasy. 10-14)Read full book review >

THE ONLY GAME IN TOWN by Mohamed A. El-Erian
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Feb. 1, 2016
Fiscal-policy wonks will find this look at the financial system illuminating, though ordinary investors and civilians will find it daunting. Read full book review >
CURE by Jo Marchant
HEALTH & MEDICINE
Released: Jan. 19, 2016
A balanced, informative review of a controversial subject. Read full book review >
THE SWANS OF FIFTH AVENUE by Melanie Benjamin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 26, 2016
Elegant Babe's thoughts, if not her lips, are unsealed at last. Those unaware of the scandal get CliffsNotes; and everyone else gets a chance to judge whether a swan's muteness can be more interesting than her gripe. Read full book review >

THE BANDS OF MOURNING by Brandon Sanderson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 26, 2016
A fast-paced novel that's part Wild West, part Indiana Jones, and wholly entertaining, combining high emotional stakes with a deep, good-natured sense of humor. Read full book review >
ECHO by Pam Muñoz Ryan
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Feb. 24, 2015
A grand narrative that examines the power of music to inspire beauty in a world overrun with fear and intolerance, it's worth every moment of readers' time. (Historical fiction. 9-14)Read full book review >
THE TERRIBLE TWO by Mac Barnett
by Mac Barnett, Jory John, illustrated by Kevin Cornell

VERDICT: BORROW IT
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Jan. 13, 2015
Fluffy, fast, fun reading for fans of Clueless McGee and the Wimpy Kid. (Fiction. 7-11)Read full book review >
WHY THE RIGHT WENT WRONG by E.J. Dionne Jr.
CURRENT AFFAIRS
Released: Jan. 19, 2015
An important pundit delivers a thorough exegesis of the stubborn recurrence of the fringe right wing in response to a sense of "lost social status in a rapidly changing country." Read full book review >
DARK MONEY by Jane Mayer
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Jan. 19, 2016
A valuable contribution to the study of modern electoral politics in an age that Theodore White, and perhaps even Hunter S. Thompson, would not recognize. Read full book review >
THE ROAD TO LITTLE DRIBBLING by Bill Bryson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 19, 2016
Anglophiles will find Bryson's field notes equally entertaining and educational. Read full book review >
EVEN DOGS IN THE WILD by Ian Rankin

VERDICT: BORROW IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 19, 2016
Rankin (The Beat Goes On, 2015, etc.) takes his time setting up all these plots. But it's well worth the wait to see how the latest entry in this celebrated series fits all the pieces together.Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Frances Stroh
author of BEER MONEY
May 5, 2016

Frances Stroh’s earliest memories are ones of great privilege: shopping trips to London and New York, lunches served by black-tied waiters at the Regency Hotel, and a house filled with precious antiques, which she was forbidden to touch. Established in Detroit in 1850, by 1984 the Stroh Brewing Company had become the largest private beer fortune in America and a brand emblematic of the American dream itself; while Stroh was coming of age, the Stroh family fortune was estimated to be worth $700 million. But behind the beautiful façade lay a crumbling foundation. As their fortune dissolved in little over a decade, the family was torn apart internally by divorce and one family member's drug bust; disagreements over the management of the business; and disputes over the remaining money they possessed. “The author’s family might have successfully burned through a massive fortune, but they squandered a lot more than that,” our reviewer writes about Stroh’s debut memoir, Beer Money. “A sorrowful, eye-opening examination of familial dysfunction.” View video >