BESTSELLERS

THE IMMORTALISTS by Chloe Benjamin

VERDICT: SKIP IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 9, 2018
Benjamin's (The Anatomy of Dreams, 2014) premise situates her novel in magical territory, but the spell doesn't quite work. Read full book review >
THE WIFE BETWEEN US by Greer Hendricks
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 9, 2018
Easy to read, smoothly put together. A good airport book. Read full book review >

THE WOMAN IN THE WINDOW by A.J. Finn

VERDICT: BORROW IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 2, 2018
Crackling with tension, and the sound of pages turning, as twist after twist sweeps away each hypothesis you come up with about what happened in Anna's past and what fresh hell is unfolding now. Read full book review >
ROBICHEAUX by James Lee Burke

VERDICT: BORROW IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 2, 2018
Despite a plot and a cast of characters formulaic by Burke's standards (though wholly original for anyone else), the intimations of mortality that have hovered over this series for 30 years have never been sharper or sadder. Read full book review >
UNBOUND  by Stuart Woods

VERDICT: SKIP IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 2, 2018
As uncertain in its pacing and structure as a Road Runner cartoon—you just never know who'll be abruptly discarded and who'll turn out to matter in the Woods world—and equally formulaic in the conduct of individual episodes and the final outcome. Read full book review >

THE POWER by Naomi Alderman
Kirkus Star

VERDICT: BUY IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 10, 2017
Very smart and very entertaining. Read full book review >
THE WANTED by Robert Crais

VERDICT: BORROW IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 26, 2017
In his 21st book, Los Angeles ace Crais (The Promise, 2015, etc.) extends his streak of sharp, enjoyable thrillers. Read full book review >
YEAR ONE by Nora Roberts
Kirkus Star

VERDICT: BUY IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 5, 2017
A fast-paced, mesmerizing, and thought-provoking novel that will no doubt add to Roberts' legions of fans. Read full book review >
TOM CLANCY POWER AND EMPIRE  by Marc Cameron
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 28, 2017
Another turbocharged, take-no-prisoners Ryan yarn. Read full book review >
THE WHISPERING ROOM by Dean Koontz

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 21, 2017
While Koontz's second effort featuring Jane Hawk may satisfy his longtime fans, his new heroine too often seems stuck on autopilot—a major disappointment considering how lively she was in her debut. Read full book review >
FUTURE HOME OF THE LIVING GOD by Louise Erdrich
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 14, 2017
There is much to rue in this novel about our world but also hope for salvation: "I think we have survived because we love beauty and because we find each other beautiful," as the novel's protagonist puts it. "I think it may be our strongest quality." Read full book review >
ARTEMIS by Andy Weir

VERDICT: SKIP IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 14, 2017
One small step, no giant leaps. 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 >