BESTSELLERS

SOLITUDE CREEK by Jeffery Deaver

VERDICT: SKIP IT
Released: May 12, 2015
Dance's fourth appearance (XO, 2012, etc.) shows her still-creaky skill set—she can't tell when her 12-year-old is lying to her—in search of a plot that can effectively harness her putative gifts. Read full book review >
LUCKIEST GIRL ALIVE by Jessica Knoll
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 12, 2015
The promise of redemption in the end is not enough to balance the darkness. Read full book review >

DRY BONES by Craig Johnson

VERDICT: BORROW IT
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: May 12, 2015
Johnson's crusty sheriff (Any Other Name, 2014, etc.) remains tough, smart, honest, and capable of entertaining fans with another difficult, dangerous case.Read full book review >
A GOD IN RUINS by Kate Atkinson
Kirkus Star

VERDICT: BUY IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 5, 2015
But do we really have just one life, as Ursula insists? It's a point worth pondering. A grown-up, elegant fairy tale, at least of a kind, with a humane vision of people in all their complicated splendor. Read full book review >
MY STRUGGLE by Karl Ove Knausgaard
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 28, 2015
An entertaining portrait of the artist as a young lout. Read full book review >

EARLY WARNING by Jane Smiley

VERDICT: BORROW IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 28, 2015
Sags a bit, as trilogy middle sections often do, but strong storytelling and a judicious number of loose ends will keep most readers looking forward to the promised third volume. Read full book review >
GATHERING PREY by John Sandford

VERDICT: SKIP IT
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: April 28, 2015
Fast, proficient, and utterly forgettable. Lucas' wife, Weather, says it best when she tells her husband: "Don't get shot; it'd be really inconvenient for everybody." Read full book review >
BEAUTY'S KINGDOM by A.N. Roquelaure

VERDICT: BORROW IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 21, 2015
Hard-core? Yes. Overwritten? For sure. Guilty pleasure? Absolutely. Read full book review >
GARDEN OF LIES by Amanda Quick

VERDICT: BORROW IT
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: April 21, 2015
Quick's fans will not be disappointed in her latest combination of detective story and sexy romance (Otherwise Engaged, 2014, etc.), a pleasing page-turner.Read full book review >
GOD HELP THE CHILD by Toni Morrison
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 21, 2015
A chilling oracle and a lively storyteller, Nobel winner Morrison continues the work she began 45 years ago with The Bluest Eye.Read full book review >
THE BONE TREE by Greg Iles

VERDICT: BORROW IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 21, 2015
Fans will find that the pace has picked up a touch from the first volume—and that's a good thing. We'll need to wait for the next one before toting up the body count, but it's sure to be massive. Read full book review >
MEMORY MAN by David Baldacci

VERDICT: BORROW IT
THRILLERS
Released: April 21, 2015
Although the crimes and their perpetrators are far-fetched, readers will want to see Decker back on the printed page again and again. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Jodi Picoult and Samantha van Leer
authors of OFF THE PAGE
May 19, 2015

Meet Oliver, a prince literally taken from the pages of a fairy tale and transported into the real world. Meet Delilah, the girl who wished Oliver into being. In bestseller Jodi Picoult and her daughter Samantha van Leer’s new young adult novel, Off the Page, it’s a miracle that seems perfect at first—but there are complications. To exist in Delilah’s world, Oliver must take the place of a regular boy. Enter Edgar, who agrees to play Oliver’s role in the pages of Delilah’s favorite book. But just when it seems that the plan will work, everything gets turned upside down. We talk to the mother-daughter team on Kirkus TV. View video >