BESTSELLERS

THE BOOK OF DUST by Philip Pullman
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Oct. 19, 2017
Magisterial storytelling will sweep readers along; the cast is as vividly drawn as ever; and big themes running beneath the surface invite profound responses and reflection. (Fantasy. 13-adult)Read full book review >
MALALA'S MAGIC PENCIL by Malala Yousafzai
by Malala Yousafzai, illustrated by Kerascoët

VERDICT: BORROW IT
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 17, 2017
An inspiring introduction to the young Nobel Peace Prize winner and a useful conversation starter. (Picture book/memoir. 5-8)Read full book review >

SOONISH by Zach  Weinersmith
Released: Oct. 17, 2017
Despite unrelenting whimsy, the authors provide solid, well-thought-out, useful information on cutting-edge technology. Read full book review >
WE'RE GOING TO NEED MORE WINE by Gabrielle  Union
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 17, 2017
Personal, reflective moments that reveal various aspects of an actress and activist's life. Read full book review >

ENDURANCE by Scott Kelly
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 17, 2017
A worthy read for space buffs, to say nothing of anyone contemplating a voyage to the stars. Read full book review >
LEONARDO DA VINCI by Walter Isaacson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 17, 2017
Totally enthralling, masterful, and passionate, this book should garner serious consideration for a variety of book prizes. Read full book review >
IT DEVOURS! by Joseph Fink
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 17, 2017
A confident supernatural comedy from writers who can turn from laughter to tears on a dime. Read full book review >
UNCOMMON TYPE by Tom Hanks

VERDICT: BORROW IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 17, 2017
While these stories have the all-American sweetness, humor, and heart we associate with his screen roles, Hanks writes like a writer, not a movie star. Read full book review >
DEEP FREEZE by John Sandford

VERDICT: BORROW IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 17, 2017
As so often in Sandford's small-town adventures (Escape Clause, 2016, etc.), the greatest pleasures here are incidental: clipped conversations, quietly loopy humor, locals mouthing off to and about each other. Pull up a seat, make yourself comfortable, and enjoy. Read full book review >
ALL THE CROOKED SAINTS by Maggie Stiefvater
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 10, 2017
True history blends with traditional and fanciful folklore as fallen saints find salvation in the lyrical power of family, community, and rock-'n'-roll. (Fabulism. 14-adult)Read full book review >
THE WOLF, THE DUCK, AND THE MOUSE by Mac Barnett
by Mac Barnett, illustrated by Jon Klassen

VERDICT: BORROW IT
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 10, 2017
A howl. (Picture book. 4-8)Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Katey Sagal
author of GRACE NOTES
April 10, 2017

In her memoir Grace Notes, actress and singer/songwriter Katey Sagal takes you through the highs and lows of her life, from the tragic deaths of her parents to her long years in the Los Angeles rock scene, from being diagnosed with cancer at the age of twenty-eight to getting her big break on the fledgling FOX network as the wise-cracking Peggy Bundy on the beloved sitcom Married…with Children. Sparse and poetic, Grace Notes is an emotionally riveting tale of struggle and success, both professional and personal: Sagal’s path to sobriety; the stillbirth of her first daughter, Ruby; motherhood; the experience of having her third daughter at age 52 with the help of a surrogate; and her lifelong passion for music. “While this book is sure to please the author’s many fans, its thoughtful, no-regrets honesty will no doubt also appeal to readers of Hollywood memoirs seeking substance that goes beyond gossip and name-dropping,” our critic writes. “A candid, reflective memoir.” View video >