BESTSELLERS

THE BLACK WIDOW  by Daniel Silva
Kirkus Star

VERDICT: BUY IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 12, 2016
A dark thriller for difficult times. Read full book review >
FIRST COMES LOVE by Emily Giffin

VERDICT: BORROW IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 28, 2016
Giffin's fans will be pleased with this fast-paced, witty, and thoughtful new offering. Read full book review >

VINEGAR GIRL by Anne Tyler

VERDICT: SKIP IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 21, 2016
Neither a faithful retelling nor a trenchant countertale, though agreeable enough as an afternoon's entertainment. Read full book review >
BARKSKINS by Annie Proulx
Kirkus Star

VERDICT: BUY IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 14, 2016
Another tremendous book from Proulx, sure to find and enthrall many readers. Read full book review >
HERE'S TO US by Elin Hilderbrand

VERDICT: BORROW IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 14, 2016
No one captures the flavor and experience of a summer place—the outdoor showers, the seafood, the sand in the floorboards—like Hilderbrand. Read full book review >

TOM CLANCY DUTY AND HONOR  by Grant Blackwood
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 14, 2016
Action-adventure addicts will get their fixes. Read full book review >
THE GIRLS by Emma Cline

VERDICT: BORROW IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 14, 2016
Vivid and ambitious. Read full book review >
HOMEGOING by Yaa Gyasi

VERDICT: BORROW IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 7, 2016
A promising debut that's awake to emotional, political, and cultural tensions across time and continents. Read full book review >
I ALMOST FORGOT ABOUT YOU by Terry McMillan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 7, 2016
A heartwarming story that reminds us of the pure joy of believing in love. Read full book review >
THE HOUSE OF SECRETS by Brad Meltzer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 7, 2016
"When you've faced the impossible, it's usually because someone's lying," the traumatized heroine is assured. True enough. The apparently formidable premise behind this tale dissolves in a shower of lies, and the ambitious plot sags as the principals crisscross the globe pumping up their frequent flier miles. Read full book review >
END OF WATCH by Stephen King

VERDICT: BORROW IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 7, 2016
Gleefully gross. And a few of the principals even outlive the tale, meaning there's hope for a sequel, assuming King wants to play with the definition of trilogy, too.... Read full book review >
A HERO OF FRANCE by Alan Furst
Kirkus Star

VERDICT: BUY IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 31, 2016
This daydream of life under the Occupation is something rare: a suspense novel that offers the pleasures of relaxation. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Nancy Isenberg
author of WHITE TRASH
July 19, 2016

Poor Americans have existed from the time of the earliest British colonial settlement. They were alternately known as “waste people,” “offals,” “rubbish,” “lazy lubbers,” and “crackers.” By the 1850s, the downtrodden included so-called “clay eaters” and “sandhillers,” known for prematurely aged children distinguished by their yellowish skin, ragged clothing, and listless minds. Surveying political rhetoric and policy, popular literature and scientific theories over 400 years, in White Trash: The 400-Year Untold History of Class in America, Nancy Isenberg upends assumptions about America’s supposedly class-free society––where liberty and hard work were meant to ensure real social mobility. Poor whites were central to the rise of the Republican Party in the early nineteenth century, and the Civil War itself was fought over class issues nearly as much as it was fought over slavery. “A riveting thesis supported by staggering research,” our reviewer writes in a starred review. View video >