BESTSELLERS

ROBICHEAUX by James Lee Burke

VERDICT: BORROW IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 2, 2018
Despite a plot and a cast of characters formulaic by Burke's standards (though wholly original for anyone else), the intimations of mortality that have hovered over this series for 30 years have never been sharper or sadder. Read full book review >
UNBOUND  by Stuart Woods

VERDICT: SKIP IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 2, 2018
As uncertain in its pacing and structure as a Road Runner cartoon—you just never know who'll be abruptly discarded and who'll turn out to matter in the Woods world—and equally formulaic in the conduct of individual episodes and the final outcome. Read full book review >

THE POWER by Naomi Alderman
Kirkus Star

VERDICT: BUY IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 10, 2017
Very smart and very entertaining. Read full book review >
FIRE AND FURY by Michael Wolff
Released: Jan. 5, 2018
The White House has naturally denied and decried Wolff's account, but even if it's only halfway accurate, it presents an appalling view of a frighteningly unqualified and unprepared gang that can't think straight. Read full book review >
WOMEN AND POWER by Mary Beard
Released: Dec. 12, 2017
An urgent feminist cri de coeur, spot-on in its utterly reasonable plea that a woman "who dares to open her mouth in public" actually be given a hearing. Read full book review >

THE CRUEL PRINCE  by Holly Black

VERDICT: BORROW IT
Released: Jan. 2, 2018
Black is building a complex mythology; now is a great time to tune in. (Fantasy. 14-adult)Read full book review >
THE WANTED by Robert Crais

VERDICT: BORROW IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 26, 2017
In his 21st book, Los Angeles ace Crais (The Promise, 2015, etc.) extends his streak of sharp, enjoyable thrillers. Read full book review >
FAR FROM THE TREE by Robin Benway
Kirkus Star

VERDICT: BUY IT
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 3, 2017
From the first page to the last, this compassionate, funny, moving, compulsively readable novel about what makes a family gets it right. (Fiction. 13-18)Read full book review >
LITTLE LEADERS by Vashti Harrison
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 5, 2017
Perfect for exploring together at bedtime or for children to browse independently, a gorgeous invitation for children of all backgrounds, and especially for black girls, to learn about black women who were pioneers. (Collective biography. 6-12)Read full book review >
YEAR ONE by Nora Roberts
Kirkus Star

VERDICT: BUY IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 5, 2017
A fast-paced, mesmerizing, and thought-provoking novel that will no doubt add to Roberts' legions of fans. Read full book review >
TOM CLANCY POWER AND EMPIRE  by Marc Cameron
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 28, 2017
Another turbocharged, take-no-prisoners Ryan yarn. Read full book review >
DREAM BIG DREAMS by Pete Souza
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 21, 2017
Souza has given a hopeful gift for the generations: a keeper. (Nonfiction. 5-12)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 >