BESTSELLERS

THE HOUSE OF UNEXPECTED SISTERS by Alexander McCall Smith
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 7, 2017
Though the No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency increasingly feels more like a therapy group than a commercial enterprise, there's no denying the slow-burning power of its revelations in this 18th installment.Read full book review >
EVERY BREATH YOU TAKE by Mary Higgins Clark
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 7, 2017
Readers who recognize early on that the most suspenseful question here is whether the heroine will regain her lost love will know perfectly well whether this latest installment is for them. Read full book review >

TYPHOON FURY by Clive Cussler
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 7, 2017
Cussler and Morrison will always entertain when you're tired of binge-watching TV action shows. Read full book review >
THE MIDNIGHT LINE by Lee Child

VERDICT: BORROW IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 7, 2017
This return to form is also a hint of new ground to be covered. Read full book review >
IN THE MIDST OF WINTER by Isabel Allende
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 31, 2017
This winter's tale has something to melt each frozen heart. Read full book review >

TWO KINDS OF TRUTH by Michael Connelly

VERDICT: BORROW IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 31, 2017
All the structural problems you'd expect from jamming two urgent but unrelated cases together: during much of the second half, Connelly (The Late Show, 2017, etc.) seems to be tying up increasingly low-impact loose ends. But a marvelous courtroom sequence will bring you cheering to your feet. Read full book review >
STRANGE WEATHER by Joe Hill
Kirkus Star

VERDICT: BUY IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 24, 2017
Worth waiting in line for, if you're a Hill fan. If you're not, this is the book to turn you into one. Read full book review >
QUICK & DIRTY by Stuart Woods

VERDICT: SKIP IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 24, 2017
The closest the hero is ever likely to come to old-fashioned detection, though his creator's heart is clearly more in the chase than the solution. Read full book review >
IT DEVOURS! by Joseph Fink
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 17, 2017
A confident supernatural comedy from writers who can turn from laughter to tears on a dime. Read full book review >
UNCOMMON TYPE by Tom Hanks

VERDICT: BORROW IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 17, 2017
While these stories have the all-American sweetness, humor, and heart we associate with his screen roles, Hanks writes like a writer, not a movie star. Read full book review >
DEEP FREEZE by John Sandford

VERDICT: BORROW IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 17, 2017
As so often in Sandford's small-town adventures (Escape Clause, 2016, etc.), the greatest pleasures here are incidental: clipped conversations, quietly loopy humor, locals mouthing off to and about each other. Pull up a seat, make yourself comfortable, and enjoy. Read full book review >
THE RULES OF MAGIC by Alice Hoffman

VERDICT: BORROW IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 10, 2017
Real events like the Vietnam draft and Stonewall uprising enter the characters' family history as well as a stunning plot twist—delivering everything fans of a much-loved book could hope for in a prequel. 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 >