BESTSELLERS

NIGHT SCHOOL by Lee Child

VERDICT: SKIP IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 8, 2016
For the first time in 20 books, the man-mountain Reacher, and the story around him, moves like a lug. Read full book review >
THE SUN IS ALSO A STAR by Nicola Yoon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2016
With appeal to cynics and romantics alike, this profound exploration of life and love tempers harsh realities with the beauty of hope in a way that is both deeply moving and satisfying. (Fiction. 14 & up)Read full book review >

THE GIRL WHO DRANK THE MOON by Kelly  Barnhill
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Aug. 9, 2016
Guaranteed to enchant, enthrall, and enmagick. (Fantasy. 10-14)Read full book review >
GUNSLINGER by Jeff Pearlman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 25, 2016
Though not without its flaws, Pearlman's book is a complete, satisfying biography of a gunslinger who, for both better and worse, was far more complex than most fans have understood. Read full book review >
THE WRONG SIDE OF GOODBYE by Michael Connelly
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2016
Grade-A Connelly. The dark forces arrayed against the hero turn out to be disappointingly toothless, but everything else clicks in this latest chapter of a compulsively good cop's odyssey through the City of Angels and its outlying neighborhoods and less angelic spirits. Read full book review >

STEALING SNOW by Danielle Paige

VERDICT: BORROW IT
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Sept. 27, 2016
Fans of Paige's Oz series hoping for a similar experience will not be disappointed. (Fantasy. 14 & up)Read full book review >
NANETTE'S BAGUETTE by Mo Willems
Kirkus Star
by Mo Willems, illustrated by Mo Willems

VERDICT: BUY IT
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Oct. 25, 2016
Laugh-out-loud fun for all. (Picture book. 3-6)Read full book review >
A LOWCOUNTRY HEART by Pat Conroy
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 25, 2016
Pleasant last words from a highly regarded author who loved his life. Read full book review >
THE MOTHERS by Brit Bennett
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 11, 2016
A wise and sad coming-of-age story showing how people are shaped by their losses. Recommended for both adult and teenage readers. Read full book review >
SEX, LIES & SERIOUS MONEY by Stuart Woods
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 25, 2016
Reads like a remake of Family Jewels (2016) with nary a homicide until very close to the end. Not much sex, no more lies than usual, but some very serious money does indeed get spent on every possible status symbol you can imagine. Read full book review >
THE WHISTLER by John Grisham

VERDICT: BORROW IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 25, 2016
Yes, it's formula. Yes, it's not as gritty an exercise in swamp mayhem as Hiaasen, Buchanan, or Crews might turn in. But, like eating a junk burger, even though you probably shouldn't, it's plenty satisfying. Read full book review >
MOON CHOSEN by P.C. Cast

VERDICT: BORROW IT
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Oct. 18, 2016
Cast's fans should find much to be pleased with in this new venture. (Fantasy. 14 & up)Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Brad Parks
author of SAY NOTHING
March 7, 2017

In Brad Parks’ new thriller Say Nothing, judge Scott Sampson doesn’t brag about having a perfect life, but the evidence is clear: a prestigious job. A beloved family. On an ordinary Wednesday afternoon, he is about to pick up his six-year-old twins to go swimming when his wife, Alison, texts him that she’ll get the kids from school instead. It’s not until she gets home later that Scott realizes she doesn’t have the children. And she never sent the text. Then the phone rings, and every parent’s most chilling nightmare begins. A man has stolen Sam and Emma. For Scott and Alison, the kidnapper’s call is only the beginning of a twisting, gut-churning ordeal of blackmail, deceit, and terror; a high-profile trial like none the judge or his wife has ever experienced. Their marriage falters. Suspicions and long-buried jealousies rise to the surface. Fractures appear. Lies are told. “The nerve-shredding never lets up for a minute as Parks picks you up by the scruff of the neck, shakes you vigorously, and repeats over and over again till a climax so harrowing that you’ll be shaking with gratitude that it’s finally over,” our critic writes in a starred review. View video >