BESTSELLERS

MACBETH  by Jo Nesbø
by Jo Nesbø, translated by Don Bartlett

VERDICT: BORROW IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 10, 2018
The main takeaway is how remarkably contemporary the most traditional of Shakespeare's great tragedies remains, whether it's updated or not. Read full book review >
SHOOT FIRST by Stuart Woods

VERDICT: SKIP IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 10, 2018
Sleep tight, children: There's nothing here to spoil your dreams. Read full book review >

AFTER ANNA by Lisa Scottoline

VERDICT: SKIP IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 10, 2018
The result is a nail-biting thriller but a terrible mystery, with the third-act jitters so frequently in evidence in the author's earlier work running amok as they spin out a series of improbable complications, a barrage of shameless cliffhangers, and a culprit ex machina before the absurdly happy ending. Read full book review >
CIRCE by Madeline Miller
Kirkus Star

VERDICT: BUY IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 10, 2018
Miller makes Homer pertinent to women facing 21st-century monsters. Read full book review >
CAVE OF BONES by Anne Hillerman

VERDICT: BORROW IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 3, 2018
As Hillerman continues her father's legacy through his beloved characters (Song of the Lions, 2017, etc.), she's gradually and gratifyingly finding her own voice. Read full book review >

VARINA by Charles Frazier

VERDICT: SKIP IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 3, 2018
Intriguing subject. Uneven execution. Read full book review >
THE FEMALE PERSUASION by Meg Wolitzer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 3, 2018
The perfect feminist blockbuster for our times. Read full book review >
TO DIE BUT ONCE by Jacqueline Winspear

VERDICT: BORROW IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 27, 2018
In addition to providing a very good mystery, Winspear does a smashing job describing the bravery exhibited by everyday Britons as the fear of invasion becomes ever more real. Read full book review >
THE DISAPPEARED  by C.J. Box

VERDICT: BORROW IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 27, 2018
Best of all, the final pages find Box's hard-used hero both triumphantly successful and in deep trouble once again in perhaps the most finely balanced conclusion in this rewarding series. Read full book review >
ALTERNATE SIDE by Anna Quindlen

VERDICT: BORROW IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 20, 2018
There's insight here—about the precariousness of even the most stable-seeming marriages—and some charm, but the novel is not on a par with Quindlen's best. Read full book review >
THE TEMPTATION OF FORGIVENESS by Donna Leon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 20, 2018
The mystery isn't much to write home about, though the last few pages do provide Leon's trademark moral ambiguity—even the perpetrator is sympathetic—and, as always, it's a pleasure spending time in Brunetti's world. Read full book review >
THE PUNISHMENT SHE DESERVES by Elizabeth George
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 20, 2018
Long but rewarding: trademark George, with elements of the classic procedural nicely joined to today's headlines. Fans won't be disappointed. 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 >