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WE ALL LOOKED UP by Tommy Wallach
Kirkus Star

VERDICT: BUY IT
Released: March 24, 2015
A thought-provoking story that will bring out readers' inner philosophers. (Fiction. 14 & up)Read full book review >
WORDS WITHOUT MUSIC by Philip Glass
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 6, 2015
Writing with warmth and candor, Glass portrays himself as driven, self-confident and tenaciously determined to invent his own, radically new musical language. Read full book review >

A CURIOUS MIND by Brian Grazer
PSYCHOLOGY
Released: April 7, 2015
An appealing argument for maintaining open-minded receptivity, with special appeal for film buffs. Read full book review >
A FINE ROMANCE by Candice Bergen

VERDICT: SKIP IT
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 7, 2015
A glamorously bittersweet showbiz memoir. Read full book review >
THE RESIDENCE by Kate Andersen Brower
HISTORY
Released: April 7, 2015
A work of great historical interest that is also quite entertaining. Read full book review >

THE LADY FROM ZAGREB by Philip Kerr

VERDICT: BORROW IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 7, 2015
For setting, character, plot—and the ability to navigate a moral swamp—le Carré has a rival in Kerr. Read full book review >
INSIDE THE O'BRIENS by Lisa Genova

VERDICT: BORROW IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 7, 2015
This journey to a place of mindfulness, while inevitably affecting, often reads like fictionalized campaign literature for a worthy cause. Read full book review >
BLOOD ON SNOW by Jo Nesbø
by Jo Nesbø, translated by Neil Smith

VERDICT: BORROW IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 7, 2015
A Nordic noir updating of James M. Cain's Love's Lovely Counterfeit (1942) with an equally sweet-natured killer at its improbably soft center.Read full book review >
FALLING IN LOVE by Donna Leon

VERDICT: BORROW IT
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: April 7, 2015
Come for the Venetian atmosphere and backstage tour of the opera house, and don't worry too much about the crime. Read full book review >
HOT PURSUIT by Stuart Woods

VERDICT: SKIP IT
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: April 7, 2015
Once again, tossing Stone (Paris Match, 2014, etc.) into international intrigue produces a kind of negative image of James Bond, with a lot less menace, action and suspense, and a lot more bling.Read full book review >
THE WICKED WILL RISE  by Danielle Paige
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: March 31, 2015
Readers who liked Volume 1 will be perfectly happy waiting with this sequel for the series climax. (Dystopian fantasy. 12 & up)Read full book review >
I WISH YOU MORE by Amy Krouse Rosenthal

VERDICT: SKIP IT
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 1, 2015
Although the love comes shining through, the text often confuses in straining for patterned simplicity. (Picture book. 5-8)Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Fatima Bhutto
April 14, 2015

Set during the American invasion of Afghanistan, Fatima Bhutto’s debut novel The Shadow of the Crescent Moon begins and ends one rain-swept Friday morning in Mir Ali, a small town in Pakistan’s Tribal Areas close to the Afghan border. Three brothers meet for breakfast. Soon after, the eldest, Aman Erum, recently returned from America, hails a taxi to the local mosque. Sikandar, a doctor, drives to the hospital where he works, but must first stop to collect his troubled wife, who has not joined the family that morning. No one knows where Mina goes these days. But when, later in the morning, the two are taken hostage by members of the Taliban, Mina will prove to be stronger than anyone could have imagined. Our reviewer writes that The Shadow of the Crescent Moon is “a timely, earnest portrait of a family torn apart by the machinations of other people’s war games and desperately trying to survive.” View video >