BESTSELLERS

ENIGMA by Catherine Coulter

VERDICT: BORROW IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 12, 2017
A formulaic twofer combines some interesting philosophical questions with more familiar charges of Beltway corruption that could be ripped from the latest headlines. Read full book review >
LITTLE FIRES EVERYWHERE by Celeste Ng
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 12, 2017
With her second novel, Ng further proves she's a sensitive, insightful writer with a striking ability to illuminate life in America. Read full book review >

THE ROMANOV RANSOM by Clive Cussler
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 12, 2017
Cussler's plots sometime slip outside of the box of believability, but he's always entertaining. Read full book review >
THE GIRL WHO TAKES AN EYE FOR AN EYE by David Lagercrantz
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 12, 2017
Tattoo artists will be interested in the as-if-born-in-fire origins of Lisbeth's body art, while fans of Larsson, while perhaps not thrilled, certainly won't be disappointed. Read full book review >
A COLUMN OF FIRE by Ken Follett

VERDICT: BORROW IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 12, 2017
It's all a bit overwrought for what is, after all, a boy-loves-girl, boy-swashbuckles-to-win-girl yarn, but it's competently done. Follett's fans will know what to expect—and they won't be disappointed. Read full book review >

THE GOLDEN HOUSE by Salman Rushdie
Kirkus Star

VERDICT: BUY IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 5, 2017
A sort of Great Gatsby for our time: everyone is implicated, no one is innocent, and no one comes out unscathed, no matter how well padded with cash. Read full book review >
PROOF OF LIFE by J.A. Jance

VERDICT: SKIP IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 5, 2017
Twenty-three cases into the franchise, the indefatigable Jance's (Man Overboard, 2017, etc.) formerly hard-drinking detective is showing signs of wear. Although newcomers may wax impatient with too much back story, loyalists who've followed her hero from the beginning will be glad he's still kicking. Read full book review >
SECRETS IN DEATH by J.D. Robb

VERDICT: SKIP IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 5, 2017
The 45th entry in this fleet, easy-reading series provides a dramatic opening scene, a second act guaranteed to raise your most self-righteous hackles, and a denouement even Robb must have recognized as an anticlimax. Read full book review >
A LEGACY OF SPIES by John le Carré

VERDICT: BORROW IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 5, 2017
Any reader who knows le Carré's earlier work, and quite a few who don't, will assume that any attempt to second-guess the mandarins of the Service will backfire. The miracle is that the author can revisit his best-known story and discover layer upon layer of fresh deception beneath it. Read full book review >
THE BURNING GIRL by Claire Messud
Kirkus Star

VERDICT: BUY IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 29, 2017
Emotionally intense and quietly haunting. Read full book review >
MY ABSOLUTE DARLING by Gabriel Tallent
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 29, 2017
A powerful, well-turned story about abuse, its consequences, and what it takes to survive it. Read full book review >
GLASS HOUSES by Louise Penny
Kirkus Star

VERDICT: BUY IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 29, 2017
A meticulously built mystery that follows a careful ascent toward a breaking point that will leave you breathless. It's Three Pines as you have never seen it before. 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 >