BESTSELLERS

LEONARD by William Shatner
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 16, 2016
A fond remembrance of Leonard Nimoy by one who knew him like no other. Read full book review >
MIDNIGHT SUN by Jo Nesbø
by Jo Nesbø, translated by Neil Smith

VERDICT: BORROW IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 16, 2016
Wasting not a word, Nesbø (Blood on Snow, 2015, etc.) paints an indelible portrait of a criminal loser who reflects when he's faced with the supreme threat to his existence that "it was actually hard to think of anyone who was more dispensable than me."Read full book review >

THE WIDOW by Fiona Barton

VERDICT: SKIP IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 16, 2016
The idea of a woman who stands beside an alleged monster is an intriguing one, and very nearly well-executed here, if it weren't bogged down with other too-familiar plotlines. Read full book review >
COMETH THE HOUR by Jeffrey Archer

VERDICT: BORROW IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 23, 2016
Another artful Archer telenovela, readable as a stand-alone family drama but more a treat for those captured by the series. Read full book review >
GLASS SWORD by Victoria Aveyard

VERDICT: SKIP IT
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Feb. 9, 2016
This too-long heroine's journey requires that the next volume provide sufficient fireworks to keep readers invested in the planned four-book series. (Fantasy. 13 & up)Read full book review >

WEST OF EDEN by Jean Stein
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 9, 2016
Slips occasionally into hearsay and grievance but rivets readers with "a kind of fascinated horror." Read full book review >
AND THEN ALL HELL BROKE LOOSE by Richard Engel
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 19, 2016
An intriguing journalistic memoir built around a lucid, alarming overview of where the Middle East has been and where it is heading. Read full book review >
IN OTHER WORDS by Jhumpa Lahiri
Kirkus Star
by Jhumpa Lahiri, translated by Ann Goldstein

VERDICT: BUY IT
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 9, 2016
An honest, self-deprecating, and very moving account of a writer searching for herself in words. Read full book review >
THE WOLVES by Alex Berenson

VERDICT: BORROW IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 9, 2016
Fans of the John Wells series won't be disappointed. They'll agree with his enemies that if Wells isn't Superman, he's super something. Read full book review >
FIND HER by Lisa Gardner

VERDICT: SKIP IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 9, 2016
A gritty, complicated heroine like Flora Dane deserves a better plot than this needlessly complicated story. Read full book review >
MORNING STAR by Pierce Brown

VERDICT: BORROW IT
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Feb. 9, 2016
An ambitious and satisfying conclusion to a monumental saga. Read full book review >
ANNA AND THE SWALLOW MAN by Gavriel Savit
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 26, 2016
Artful, original, insightful. (Historical fiction. 12 & up)Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Fernanda Santos
author of THE FIRE LINE
May 17, 2016

When a bolt of lightning ignited a hilltop in the sleepy town of Yarnell, Arizona, in June 2013, setting off a blaze that would grow into one of the deadliest fires in American history, the 20 men who made up the Granite Mountain Hotshots sprang into action. New York Times writer Fernanda Santos’ debut book The Fire Line is the story of the fire and the Hotshots’ attempts to extinguish it. An elite crew trained to combat the most challenging wildfires, the Hotshots were a ragtag family, crisscrossing the American West and wherever else the fires took them. There's Eric Marsh, their devoted and demanding superintendent who turned his own personal demons into lessons he used to mold, train and guide his crew; Jesse Steed, their captain, a former Marine, a beast on the fire line and a family man who wasn’t afraid to say “I love you” to the firemen he led; Andrew Ashcraft, a team leader still in his 20s who struggled to balance his love for his beautiful wife and four children and his passion for fighting wildfires. We see this band of brothers at work, at play and at home, until a fire that burned in their own backyards leads to a national tragedy. View video >