BESTSELLERS

BETWEEN YOU & ME by Mary Norris
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 6, 2015
A funny book for any serious reader. Read full book review >
SO YOU'VE BEEN PUBLICLY SHAMED by Jon Ronson
SOCIAL SCIENCES
Released: March 31, 2015
Another intriguing journey from Ronson, who notes that our social media dark side grows ever darker when we believe we're superior to others—and anonymous. Read full book review >

IN DEFENSE OF A LIBERAL EDUCATION by Fareed Zakaria
CURRENT AFFAIRS
Released: March 30, 2015
A passionate appeal, for Americans in particular and the world at large, to rethink the benefits of a well-rounded, general education. Read full book review >
THE HARDER THEY COME by T.C. Boyle

VERDICT: BORROW IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 30, 2015
Boyle's vision and ambition remain compelling, though his characters here seem like plot devices. Read full book review >
AT THE WATER'S EDGE by Sara Gruen

VERDICT: SKIP IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 31, 2015
At heart, this is an unlikely romance novel. A little too unlikely. Read full book review >

THE PATRIOT THREAT by Steve Berry

VERDICT: BORROW IT
THRILLERS
Released: March 31, 2015
Another page-turning thriller blending history, speculation and fast-paced action. Read full book review >
THE ISLAND OF DR. LIBRIS by Chris Grabenstein
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 24, 2015
Readers will wish their summers were so eventful. (Adventure. 9-13)Read full book review >
BECOMING STEVE JOBS by Brent Schlender
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 24, 2015
Less truly revelatory and more just a difference in tone and spirit than previous accounts. Read full book review >
CUBA STRAITS by Randy Wayne White

VERDICT: BORROW IT
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: March 24, 2015
Cuba provides the perfect setting for White's recent fondness for episodic, hallucinatory quests (Bone Deep, 2014). The next few months' headlines will determine whether his view of contemporary Cuba is remarkably prophetic or yesterday's news.Read full book review >
THE STRANGER by Harlan Coben
Kirkus Star

VERDICT: BUY IT
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: March 24, 2015
Coben can always be relied on to generate thrills from the simplest premises, but his finest tales maintain a core of logic throughout the twists. This 100-proof nightmare ranks among his most potent. Read full book review >
DOROTHY MUST DIE by Danielle Paige

VERDICT: SKIP IT
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: April 1, 2014
In the end, it's just another violent dystopian series opener for all its yellow-brick veneer, but it's a whole lot more fun than many of its ilk. (Dystopian fantasy. 14 & up)Read full book review >
FRANK EINSTEIN AND THE ELECTRO-FINGER by Jon Scieszka
by Jon Scieszka, illustrated by Brian Biggs

VERDICT: BORROW IT
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 17, 2015
There's so much actual information here that the story could pass as a textbook, but science and Scieszka fans won't likely mind. (Science fiction/humor. 8-10)Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Kate Beaton
July 21, 2015

Kate Beaton is the author/illustrator of the No. 1 New York Times bestseller Hark! A Vagrant! Now she is also a picture book author and illustrator with the recent release of The Princess and the Pony. Princess Pinecone knows exactly what she wants for her birthday this year. A big horse. A strong horse. A horse fit for a warrior princess! But when the day arrives, she doesn't quite get the horse of her dreams. “Where else can readers find hipster warriors, anime influences, perfectly placed fart jokes, a hidden ugly-sweater contest, and a skirmish packed with delightful nonsense (llamas! knights! hot dogs! turtle costumes!)—and have it all make such wonderful sense?” writes our reviewer in a starred review. “Instead of breaking bones, this warrior princess breaks the mold—and Beaton is in a class of her own.” View video >