BESTSELLERS

THE SECOND MACHINE AGE by Erik Brynjolfsson
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Jan. 20, 2014
Valuable reading for policymakers. Read full book review >
THE DEAD IN THEIR VAULTED ARCHES by Alan Bradley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 14, 2014
Not much mystery and even less poison, but it's hard to resist either the genre's pre-eminent preteen sleuth or the hushed revelations about her family. Read full book review >

MRS. LINCOLN'S RIVAL by Jennifer Chiaverini
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 14, 2014
Although Kate provides endless commentary, Chiaverini never seizes the opportunity to fully develop her main or secondary characters into engaging, well-rounded individuals. Even Abraham Lincoln comes off as flat. Read full book review >
SAINTS OF THE SHADOW BIBLE by Ian Rankin
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: Jan. 14, 2014
Although Rebus is the protagonist of this gritty procedural, you see the action through so many other eyes that the hard-living detective is less vivid a presence than in his earlier outings. But the most persistent cop in the shop will still do whatever it takes to crack a case. Read full book review >
DUTY by Robert M. Gates
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 14, 2014
A smart and plainspoken—if sometimes obviously self-serving—insider's view of the military-industrial-governmental complex. Sure to spark plenty of discussion inside the Beltway. Read full book review >

Released: Jan. 14, 2014
A well-reported, engaging book. A bonus: Bill O'Reilly won't like it, either. Politics and media junkies, on the other hand, will have a field day. Read full book review >
I AM ABRAHAM LINCOLN by Brad Meltzer

VERDICT: SKIP IT
Released: Jan. 14, 2014
Successful neither as biography nor sermon. (photographs, archival illustration) (Picture book. 4-7) Read full book review >
I AM AMELIA EARHART by Brad Meltzer

VERDICT: SKIP IT
Released: Jan. 14, 2014
Skip. (photographs) (Picture book. 3-6) Read full book review >
HOLLOW CITY by Ransom Riggs
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Jan. 14, 2014
Less a straightforward horrorfest than a tasty adventure for any reader with an appetite for the…peculiar. (Fantasy. 11-14) Read full book review >
THE IMPOSSIBLE KNIFE OF MEMORY by Laurie Halse Anderson
Released: Jan. 7, 2014
A characteristically honest and deeply felt exploration of the lingering scars of war. (Fiction. 14 & up) Read full book review >
RIVER ROAD by Jayne Ann Krentz

VERDICT: BORROW IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 7, 2014
Another Krentz winner. Read full book review >
FEAR NOTHING by Lisa Gardner
Kirkus Star

VERDICT: BUY IT
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: Jan. 7, 2014
If you think Gardner pulled out all the stops in D.D.'s previous cases (Catch Me, 2012, etc.), you ain't seen nothing yet. Better fasten your seat belt for this roller-coaster ride through family hell. Read full book review >