BESTSELLERS

GENUINE FRAUD by E. Lockhart
Kirkus Star

VERDICT: BUY IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 5, 2017
This thriller from the author of We Were Liars (2014) will challenge preconceptions about identity and keep readers guessing. (Suspense. 12-adult)Read full book review >
THEY BOTH DIE AT THE END by Adam Silvera
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 5, 2017
Engrossing, contemplative, and as heart-wrenching as the title promises. (Speculative fiction. 13-adult).Read full book review >

SAM, THE MOST SCAREDY-CAT KID IN THE WHOLE WORLD by Mo Willems
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 5, 2017
A well-meaning miss. (Picture book. 3-7)Read full book review >
COMING TO MY SENSES by Alice Waters
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 5, 2017
An almost charmed restaurant life that exhales the sweet aromas of honesty and self-awareness. Read full book review >
THE VIETNAM WAR by Geoffrey C. Ward
Released: Sept. 5, 2017
Accompanying the PBS series to be aired in September 2017, this is an outstanding, indispensable survey of the Vietnam War. Read full book review >

FANTASYLAND by Kurt Andersen
Released: Sept. 5, 2017
A spirited, often entertaining rant against things as they are. Read full book review >
THE GOLDEN HOUSE by Salman Rushdie
Kirkus Star

VERDICT: BUY IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 5, 2017
A sort of Great Gatsby for our time: everyone is implicated, no one is innocent, and no one comes out unscathed, no matter how well padded with cash. Read full book review >
PROOF OF LIFE by J.A. Jance

VERDICT: SKIP IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 5, 2017
Twenty-three cases into the franchise, the indefatigable Jance's (Man Overboard, 2017, etc.) formerly hard-drinking detective is showing signs of wear. Although newcomers may wax impatient with too much back story, loyalists who've followed her hero from the beginning will be glad he's still kicking. Read full book review >
SECRETS IN DEATH by J.D. Robb

VERDICT: SKIP IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 5, 2017
The 45th entry in this fleet, easy-reading series provides a dramatic opening scene, a second act guaranteed to raise your most self-righteous hackles, and a denouement even Robb must have recognized as an anticlimax. Read full book review >
A LEGACY OF SPIES by John le Carré

VERDICT: BORROW IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 5, 2017
Any reader who knows le Carré's earlier work, and quite a few who don't, will assume that any attempt to second-guess the mandarins of the Service will backfire. The miracle is that the author can revisit his best-known story and discover layer upon layer of fresh deception beneath it. Read full book review >
WONDER WOMAN by Leigh Bardugo
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 29, 2017
Cinematic battles and a race against time keep the excitement high, but the focus on girls looking out for each other is what makes this tie-in shine. Crossed fingers for a sequel. (Superhero fantasy. 12-16)Read full book review >
BERNIE SANDERS GUIDE TO POLITICAL REVOLUTION by Bernie Sanders
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 29, 2017
Heavy reading for a revolutionary manifesto and unlikely to be remembered when 2020 rolls around. (glossary, index) (Nonfiction. 14-18)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 >