ARLY'S RUN by Robert Newton Peck
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 25, 1991

"A well-told story. (Fiction. 11-14)"
In a sequel to Arly (1989), the spirited young picker's quest for a new home and family takes him along a rocky road. Read full book review >
NORBY AND THE COURT JESTER by Janet Asimov
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 22, 1991

"Part old-fashioned Saturday movie serial, part G&S operetta, and all preposterous: good, clean fun, and the loose ends can go into another book. (Fiction. 10-14)"
In the tenth book about Jeff Wells and his appealing little robot, Norby, the two careen through time and space yet again. Read full book review >

THE COLDEST WINTER by Elizabeth Lutzeier
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 13, 1991

"Smoothly written and well plotted to dramatize one of the sorrier sources of the age-old Irish resentment of the English, an engrossing story that brings its courageous characters and distant setting vividly to life. (Fiction. 10-14)"
The forces that sent one of the great waves of immigrants to the US are exemplified by an Irish family's troubles during the potato famine that began in 1846. Read full book review >
HUNT FOR THE LAST CAT by Justin Denzel
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 7, 1991

"Their deaths mark the end of the age of giant mammals; for readers who don't get the point, the author suggests in an afterword that we too shall pass. (Fiction. 11-14)"
As an aging saber-toothed tiger prowls prehistoric Florida, a young paleo-Indian struggles to escape his tribe's superstitious beliefs. Read full book review >
MASON AND DIXON'S LINE OF FIRE by Judith St. George
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 31, 1991

"Not seen: maps, b&w photos, prints, bibliography, index. (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
By describing the history of a well-known boundary, St. Read full book review >

MARSH CAT by Peter Parnall
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 30, 1991

"Several handsome drawings are included. (Fiction. 9-14)"
An illustrator with three Caldecott Honor books to his credit tries his hand at a novel with his favorite theme: the interrelationships of creatures living near his Maine farm. Read full book review >
THE VANDEMARK MUMMY by Cynthia Voigt
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 30, 1991

"Lightweight (as intended), compared to most of Voigt's books, but neatly plotted and thoroughly satisfying. (Fiction. 10-14)"
In her first mystery since The Callender Papers (1983), a Newbery winner spins an entertaining tale concerning the abduction of a mummy that is part of a controversial bequest to "Vandemark College" in Maine. Read full book review >
QUIVER RIVER by David Carkeet
FICTION
Released: Oct. 30, 1991

"There's no ghost to be seen, but readers can draw their own conclusions. (Fiction. 12-15)"
A wry sequel to The Silent Treatment (1988): here, summer jobs put high-school seniors Ricky and Nate through a mystery from the past, as well as through some timeless rites of passage. Read full book review >
ELI'S SONGS by Monte Killingsworth
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 30, 1991

"A simply told first novel featuring an effective act of nonviolence. (Fiction. 11-14)"
Eli (12) feels old enough to stay home alone in L.A. when his rock-star father goes on the road—but he's sent to his aunt and uncle, Maud and Danny, in a small town in the Willamette Valley. Read full book review >
STEPPING ON THE CRACKS by Mary Downing Hahn
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 28, 1991

"Suspenseful, carefully wrought, and thought-provoking—a fine achievement. (Fiction. 10-14)"
It's late 1944; Margaret and friend Elizabeth, 12, are hoping that their brothers, who until recently were at the local high school, will be home from Europe for Christmas. Read full book review >
ATHLETIC SHORTS by Chris Crutcher
FICTION
Released: Oct. 23, 1991

"An involving group of stories, somewhat uneven in focus but all thought-provoking and discussable. (Fiction. 12-15)"
Six short stories, five of them about characters from Crutcher's novels. Read full book review >
AS FAR AS MILL SPRINGS by Patricia Pendergraft
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 18, 1991

"A flawed effort. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Escaping the abusive conditions of a group foster home, Robert takes to the rails to seek the mother he doesn't remember. 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 >