BESTSELLERS

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 >

REPLICA by Lauren Oliver
Released: Oct. 4, 2016
A reading experience not to be missed—or forgotten. (Science fiction. 15 & up)Read full book review >
THE WAY THINGS WORK NOW by David Macaulay
Kirkus Star
by David Macaulay, illustrated by David Macaulay

VERDICT: BUY IT
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Oct. 4, 2016
Necessary for every library, personal or otherwise. (index) (Reference. 11-15)Read full book review >
WHEN THE SEA TURNED TO SILVER by Grace Lin
Kirkus Star
by Grace Lin, illustrated by Grace Lin

VERDICT: BUY IT
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Oct. 4, 2016
This beautifully told companion to Where the Mountain Meets the Moon (2009) and Starry River of the Sky (2012) offers lyrical storytelling, bringing "us to places we have never dreamed of." (author's note, book list) (Fantasy. 8-12)Read full book review >
SOME WRITER! by Melissa Sweet
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Oct. 4, 2016
A masterful biography that will enchant young readers. (author's note, afterword, timeline, source notes, bibliography, about the art) (Biography. 7-12)Read full book review >
THE HAMMER OF THOR by Rick Riordan

VERDICT: BORROW IT
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Oct. 4, 2016
An entertaining sequel that will whet fans' appetites for the next installment. (Fantasy. 10-14)Read full book review >
RIVER ROSE AND THE MAGICAL LULLABY by Kelly Clarkson
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Oct. 4, 2016
Clarkson's fans may like this, but Kenny Loggins' Footloose, illustrated by Tim Bowers (2016), is a superior zoo adventure/song combo. (Picture book. 3-7)Read full book review >
MY OWN WORDS by Ruth Bader Ginsburg
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 4, 2016
Only the most dedicated Ginsburg fans, and there are many, will devour everything here, but most readers will find items of interest from this icon of women's rights. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Kathleen Kent
author of THE DIME
February 14, 2017

Dallas, Texas is not for the faint of heart. Good thing for Betty Rhyzyk she's from a family of take-no-prisoners Brooklyn police detectives. But in Kathleen Kent’s new novel The Dime, her Big Apple wisdom will only get her so far when she relocates to The Big D, where Mexican drug cartels and cult leaders, deadbeat skells and society wives all battle for sunbaked turf. Betty is as tough as the best of them, but she's deeply shaken when her first investigation goes sideways. Battling a group of unruly subordinates, a persistent stalker, a formidable criminal organization, and an unsupportive girlfriend, the unbreakable Detective Betty Rhyzyk may be reaching her limit. “Violent, sexy, and completely absorbing,” our critic writes in a starred review. “Kent's detective is Sam Spade reincarnated—as a brilliant, modern woman.” View video >