BESTSELLERS

THE WHOLE TOWN'S TALKING by Fannie Flagg
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 29, 2016
You know the expression "This is not your grandma's epic novel"? Well, this is your grandma's epic novel, anodyne but sweeping in its sweet way, full of home truths and consolation. Read full book review >
PRINCE LESTAT AND THE REALMS OF ATLANTIS by Anne Rice
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 29, 2016
Rice's latest excursion into otherly realms may leave some readers feeling overstuffed—but others, to be sure, will be hungry for more. Read full book review >

MOONGLOW by Michael Chabon

VERDICT: BORROW IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 22, 2016
A heartfelt but sodden family saga. Read full book review >
SWING TIME by Zadie Smith
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 15, 2016
Moving, funny, and grave, this novel parses race and global politics with Fred Astaire's or Michael Jackson's grace. Read full book review >
THE SLEEPING BEAUTY KILLER by Mary Higgins Clark
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 15, 2016
Fleet, conscientious, and utterly true to its carefully wrought formula. Read full book review >

CHAOS by Patricia Cornwell

VERDICT: SKIP IT
Released: Nov. 15, 2016
Fans, aware that this particular fatality is incidental to the larger saga of the heroine's epic struggle with the forces of evil, will forgive the absence of a coherent mystery or characters worth caring about. The closest analogue to Cornwell's wildly successful series, in fact, may be a superhero franchise. Read full book review >
ODESSA SEA by Clive Cussler

VERDICT: BORROW IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 15, 2016
Sketch out some exotic, ephemeral settings, make every villain as nasty as possible, and it's another of Cussler's cinematic-style entertainments spinning out at hold-on-to-your-hat speed. Read full book review >
THE CHEMIST by Stephenie Meyer

VERDICT: BORROW IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 8, 2016
Rated B for badass. Read full book review >
NIGHT SCHOOL by Lee Child

VERDICT: SKIP IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 8, 2016
For the first time in 20 books, the man-mountain Reacher, and the story around him, moves like a lug. Read full book review >
THE WRONG SIDE OF GOODBYE by Michael Connelly
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2016
Grade-A Connelly. The dark forces arrayed against the hero turn out to be disappointingly toothless, but everything else clicks in this latest chapter of a compulsively good cop's odyssey through the City of Angels and its outlying neighborhoods and less angelic spirits. Read full book review >
THE MOTHERS by Brit Bennett
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 11, 2016
A wise and sad coming-of-age story showing how people are shaped by their losses. Recommended for both adult and teenage readers. Read full book review >
SEX, LIES & SERIOUS MONEY by Stuart Woods
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 25, 2016
Reads like a remake of Family Jewels (2016) with nary a homicide until very close to the end. Not much sex, no more lies than usual, but some very serious money does indeed get spent on every possible status symbol you can imagine. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Kendare Blake
November 16, 2016

Bestseller Kendare Blake’s latest novel, Three Dark Crowns, a dark and inventive fantasy about three sisters who must fight to the death to become queen. In every generation on the island of Fennbirn, a set of triplets is born: three queens, all equal heirs to the crown and each possessor of a coveted magic. Mirabella is a fierce elemental, able to spark hungry flames or vicious storms at the snap of her fingers. Katharine is a poisoner, one who can ingest the deadliest poisons without so much as a stomachache. Arsinoe, a naturalist, is said to have the ability to bloom the reddest rose and control the fiercest of lions. But becoming the Queen Crowned isn’t solely a matter of royal birth. Each sister has to fight for it. The last queen standing gets the crown. “Gorgeous and bloody, tender and violent, elegant, precise, and passionate; above all, completely addicting,” our reviewer writes in a starred review. View video >