BESTSELLERS

BARBARIAN DAYS by William Finnegan
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 21, 2015
A lyrical and intense memoir. Read full book review >
BETWEEN THE WORLD AND ME by Ta-Nehisi Coates
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 8, 2015
This moving, potent testament might have been titled "Black Lives Matter." Or: "An American Tragedy." Read full book review >

THE BILLION DOLLAR SPY by David E. Hoffman
HISTORY
Released: July 7, 2015
An intricate, mesmerizing portrayal of the KGB-CIA spy culture. Read full book review >
A FULL LIFE by Jimmy Carter
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 7, 2015
A memoir that reads like an epilogue to a life of accomplishment. Read full book review >
THE OREGON TRAIL by Rinker Buck
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 30, 2015
By turns frankly hilarious, historically elucidating, emotionally touching, and deeply informative. Read full book review >

ALLY by Michael B. Oren
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 23, 2015
Even before its publication, Oren's book has been attacked, based on culls of provocative pieces. Readers would do well to attend to the entire text of this fluent, important political memoir. Read full book review >
PIRATE HUNTERS by Robert Kurson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 16, 2015
An enjoyable read, especially if you've got a thing for pirates. Read full book review >
ONE MAN AGAINST THE WORLD by Tim Weiner
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 21, 2015
That project continues, of course, in different hands all these years after Nixon's coverup of a coverup. No one who reads this incisive book will be nostalgic for Nixon, no matter how disastrous his successors. Read full book review >
SICK IN THE HEAD by Judd Apatow
ENTERTAINMENT & SPORTS
Released: June 16, 2015
A delightful and hilarious read for anyone interested in what makes comedians tick. Read full book review >
MODERN ROMANCE by Aziz Ansari
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 16, 2015
Often hilarious, consistently informative, and unusually helpful. Read full book review >
HAPPILY ALI AFTER by Ali Wentworth
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 9, 2015
Though the oddly unfulfilled premise remains a bungle, Wentworth charms her way to safety with her endearing reflections. Read full book review >
PRIMATES OF PARK AVENUE by Wednesday Martin
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 2, 2015
Sometimes funny but effective for the same reason a Birkin is: it's designed for a certain group of people, and likely them alone. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Sabaa Tahir
August 4, 2015

Sabaa Tahir’s novel An Ember in the Ashes reveals a world inspired by ancient Rome and defined by brutality. Seventeen-year-old Laia has grown up with one rule for survival: Never challenge the Empire. But when Laia’s brother Darin is arrested for treason, she leaves behind everything she knows, risking her life to try and save him. She enlists help from the rebels whose extensive underground network may lead to Darin. Their help comes with a price, though. Laia must infiltrate the Empire’s greatest military academy as a spy. Elias is the Empire’s finest soldier—and its most unwilling one. Thrown together by chance and united by their hatred of the Empire, Laia and Elias will soon discover that their fates are intertwined—and that their choices may change the destiny of the entire Empire. We talk to An Ember in the Ashes author Sabaa Tahir this week on Kirkus TV. View video >