WHAT HEARTS by Bruce Brooks
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Oct. 30, 1992

From an outstandingly perceptive writer, a moving portrait of a boy of extraordinary intelligence and sensitivity, observed at four revealing turning points. Read full book review >
COFFIN ON A CASE by Eve Bunting
Released: Oct. 30, 1992

Here, Bunting brings a glib, easy style to the tale of Henry Coffin, son of a partner in the detective agency "Coffin and Pale." Read full book review >

ADVENTURE
Released: Oct. 30, 1992

"An entertaining yarn that could well introduce new readers to historical fiction. (Fiction. 10- 14)"
A popular, award-winning author takes a new tack with a comical western adventure la Sid Fleischman. Read full book review >
THE EXILES by Hilary McKay
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Oct. 30, 1992

"A delightful debut. (Fiction. 9-13)"
When their dad unexpectedly inherits five thousand pounds, the sisters assume they'll all share; they're horrified when, instead, they're sent to ``Big Grandma'' in England's Lake District while their house is renovated. Read full book review >
BRINGING NETTIE BACK by Nancy Hope Wilson
FICTION
Released: Oct. 30, 1992

"A wise and appealing story from an unusually perceptive new author. (Fiction. 9-13)"
Nettie and Clara become close friends when Nettie and her twin Patty make a visit to Clara at her grandmother's farm—where Clara and her five sibs enjoy the weeklong absences of their sour, fault-finding dad. Read full book review >

THE MAN WHO KEPT HOUSE by Peter Christian Asbjornsen
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 30, 1992

"Spirited, accessible, and true to the story's native flavor—an excellent edition. (Picture book. 3-9)"
A smoothly updated, basically intact rendition of the tale Dasent called ``The Husband Who Was to Mind the House,'' with lively illustrations by a Danish Andersen Medal winner. Read full book review >
LAURA INGALLS WILDER by William Anderson
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 30, 1992

"Index; maps and photos. (Biography. 9-14)"
At 65, Wilder began writing down childhood memories ``too good to be lost.'' Here, Anderson (Laura Ingalls Wilder Country, 1990) recounts the dramatic homesteading days plus Wilder's contented later years in the Ozarks. Read full book review >
JUMBO by Rhoda Blumberg
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 30, 1992

"Bibliography. (Nonfiction/Picture book. 8-11)"
Under the loving care of his longtime keeper Matthew Scott, the scrawny, neglected Jumbo (a name chosen as sounding vaguely African) grew to be ``the largest animal in captivity in the entire world,'' a celebrity on two continents. Read full book review >
NO DOGS ALLOWED by Jane Cutler
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Oct. 30, 1992

"Still, the dialogue is on target, and the brothers make an engaging pair whose antics are sure to entertain Cleary and Hurwitz fans. (Fiction. 7-10)"
The author of Family Dinner (1992, reviewed 12/15/91) brings the same humorously perceptive eye to five stories for younger readers, each a revealing incident involving Edward Fraser (five) and his older brother Jason. Read full book review >
DEVIL'S BRIDGE by Cynthia DeFelice
ADVENTURE
Released: Oct. 30, 1992

"Predictable but wholesome, then, with characters of some depth and individuality and a worthy environmental message about an overfished species. (Fiction. 10-13)"
Mourning his father, lost at sea a year ago, Ben, 12, wants no one to surpass Dad's record in Martha's Vineyard's annual Striped Bass Derby—unless he does it himself. Read full book review >
MY STEPFATHER SHRANK! by Barbara Dillon
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Oct. 30, 1992

"Inviting format and crisp, diminutive llustrations help sell the story. (Fiction. 8-12)"
``Mallory felt she knew Woody well enough to be sure that absolutely nothing could ever make her glad of his presence.'' Left alone with her nerdy stepfather for a weekend, the nine- year-old promptly makes a forbidden bike ride to buy candy, which she shares—but ungraciously. Read full book review >
WHEN HEROES DIE by Penny Raife Durant
FICTION
Released: Oct. 30, 1992

Gary, 12, idolizes his vital, affectionate uncle Rob and is devastated when his mother tells him that Rob is HIV-positive. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Nelson DeMille
author of RADIANT ANGEL
May 26, 2015

After a showdown with the notorious Yemeni terrorist known as The Panther, in Nelson DeMille’s latest suspense novel Radiant Angel, NYPD detective John Corey has left the Anti-Terrorist Task Force and returned home to New York City, taking a job with the Diplomatic Surveillance Group. Although Corey's new assignment with the DSG-surveilling Russian diplomats working at the U.N. Mission-is thought to be "a quiet end," he is more than happy to be out from under the thumb of the FBI and free from the bureaucracy of office life. But Corey realizes something the U.S. government doesn't: The all-too-real threat of a newly resurgent Russia. “Perfect summer beach reading, with or without margaritas, full of Glock-and-boat action,” our reviewer writes. View video >