BESTSELLERS

FALLOUT by Sara Paretsky

VERDICT: BORROW IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 18, 2017
A steadily deepening historical nightmare that ends up implicating pretty much everyone in sight in a multilayered coverup. Whodunit purists may be frustrated at the absence of a single villain to blame, but Paretsky's legion of fans will rejoice in her heroically scaled 20th novel. Read full book review >
THE STARS ARE FIRE by Anita Shreve

VERDICT: BORROW IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 18, 2017
Formulaic plot aside, worth reading for the period detail and the evocative prose. Read full book review >

FAST AND LOOSE by Stuart Woods

VERDICT: SKIP IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 18, 2017
Finally, a tale that answers that question of why Woods' bestselling thrillers are so unthrilling: because the characters you care about are never in danger for long enough to mix a proper martini. The unusual aptness of this installment's title is presumably unintended. Read full book review >
THE NIGHT THE LIGHTS WENT OUT by Karen White
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 11, 2017
An atmospheric and entertaining look at the friends who keep your secrets—and the friends who keep you guessing until it's too late. Read full book review >
SONG OF THE LION by Anne Hillerman

VERDICT: BORROW IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 11, 2017
The latest from Hillerman (Rock with Wings, 2015, etc.) continues worldbuilding in a tale that will reward long-term readers. Read full book review >

THE BURIAL HOUR by Jeffery Deaver

VERDICT: SKIP IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 11, 2017
As even Lord Peter Wimsey demonstrated, a detective's entitled to a break during his honeymoon. Expect Rhyme and Company to be back to fighting strength by next year. Read full book review >
ONE PERFECT LIE by Lisa Scottoline

VERDICT: BORROW IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 11, 2017
A bonus is some strategic leavening via Scottoline's journalistic aphorisms, as when one of the students' mothers imagines a romance with the imposter hero: "She knew that it was an inappropriate fantasy, but no fantasy worth having was appropriate." Read full book review >
EARTHLY REMAINS by Donna Leon

VERDICT: BORROW IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 4, 2017
Perhaps the most minimal of all Leon's mysteries, with no suspects to speak of and few details of the Commissario's domestic life or his eternal professional tussles at the Questura. Think of this barely-a-case as a vacation for your own soul. Read full book review >
THE LOST ORDER by Steve Berry

VERDICT: SKIP IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 4, 2017
Readers looking to sample the historical-conspiracies genre should begin with one of Berry's earlier efforts. Read full book review >
ALL BY MYSELF, ALONE by Mary Higgins Clark
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 4, 2017
The mixture is as before, with a bit less of everything except suspects and red herrings. Read full book review >
THE WOMEN IN THE CASTLE by Jessica Shattuck
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 4, 2017
Neither romantic nor heroic, Shattuck's new novel seems atypical of current World War II fiction but makes sincere, evocative use of family history to explore complicity and the long arc of individual responses to a mass crime. Read full book review >
THE BLACK BOOK by James Patterson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 27, 2017
Most readers will be ahead of the twin investigators in identifying the guilty party. But the mystery is authentic, the lead-up genuinely suspenseful, and the leading characters and situations more memorable than Patterson's managed in quite a while. Co-author Ellis is definitely a keeper. 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 >