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TOM CLANCY OATH OF OFFICE  by Marc Cameron
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 27, 2018
An enjoyable read for Clancy fans. Read full book review >
KINGDOM OF THE BLIND by Louise Penny

VERDICT: BORROW IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 27, 2018
This starts as a small-town mystery and becomes something grander and more frightening; Penny has upped her thrills-to-pain au chocolat ratio. Read full book review >

P IS FOR PTERODACTYL by Raj Haldar
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 6, 2018
Though perhaps more playful than practical, the concept will help new readers and new English language learners conquer some of the more peculiar aspects of our language. (Picture book. 7-12)Read full book review >
BOLD & BRAVE by Kirsten Gillibrand
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 13, 2018
"Mr. President, how long must women wait for liberty?" Inez Milholland's 100-year-old question lingers. (timeline) (Informational picture book. 7-12)Read full book review >
LET'S GO (SO WE CAN GET BACK) by Jeff Tweedy
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 13, 2018
Thoughtful, earnest reflections on family, creative integrity, and a life in music. Read full book review >

BECOMING by Michelle Obama
Kirkus Star

VERDICT: BUY IT
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 13, 2018
An engrossing memoir as well as a lively treatise on what extraordinary grace under extraordinary pressure looks like. Read full book review >
GIRLS OF PAPER AND FIRE by Natasha Ngan
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Nov. 6, 2018
Setting up a strong foundation for a hoped-for sequel, this is ideal for those seeking diverse LGBTQ fantasy stories. (Fantasy. 14-18)Read full book review >
SKYWARD by Brandon Sanderson
Kirkus Star

VERDICT: BUY IT
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Nov. 6, 2018
Sanderson (Legion, 2018, etc.) plainly had a ball with this nonstop, highflying opener, and readers will too. (Science fiction. 12-15)Read full book review >
LITTLE DREAMERS by Vashti Harrison
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 6, 2018
Another volume to enrich every household, school, and library and inspire another generation of dreamers. (further resources, sources, glossary) (Collective biography. 9-13)Read full book review >
PETE THE CAT'S 12 GROOVY DAYS OF CHRISTMAS by James Dean
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 18, 2018
Pete's fans might find it groovy; anyone else has plenty of other "12 Days of Christmas" variants to choose among. (Picture book. 4-8)Read full book review >
CHURCHILL by Andrew Roberts
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 6, 2018
The most comprehensive single-volume biography of Churchill that we have in print and a boon for any student of the statesman and his times. Read full book review >
THE COLORS OF ALL THE CATTLE by Alexander McCall Smith
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 6, 2018
Readers familiar with this venerable series (The House of Unexpected Sisters, 2017, etc.) will know that the race will be run in McCall Smith's own patented tempo. But it bears all the quiet weight they'd expect before reaching a particularly appropriate ending. 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 >