ROGUE WITH A BROGUE by Suzanne Enoch
ROMANCE
Released: July 29, 2014

"Scottish clan wars, a Regency sensibility and star-crossed lovers make for a sensual, captivating romance."
Sparks fly when Arran MacLawry and Mary Campbell meet at a London ball, and the fact that their families are sworn enemies only adds to their interest in each other. Read full book review >
GHOST MONTH by Ed Lin
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: July 29, 2014

"The teeming Taipei setting and the tormented hero combine to create a furious energy that transcends a whodunit plot too mundane even to capture Jing-nan’s full attention."
The creator of the Robert Chow mysteries (One Red Bastard, 2012, etc.), set in New York’s Chinatown in the 1970s, turns to contemporary Taiwan for this ambitious, muddled tale of murder in a culture that sees itself as both the center of the world and overshadowed by its powerful mainland rival. Read full book review >

MARINE PARK by Mark Chiusano
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 29, 2014

"Though Chiusano proves himself a skilled storyteller, connections to Marine Park limit rather than unite these stories. A reader begins to wish Chiusano, like his characters, could break free."
The 17 stories in Chiusano’s debut collection center on the people and events in a remote neighborhood of southeast Brooklyn. Read full book review >
BREATHE INTO ME by Sara Fawkes
ROMANCE
Released: July 29, 2014

"Annoying forced drama and a heroine who will call her abusive ex-boyfriend on the cellphone she bought to avoid him when she needs a little help: Skip it."
Lacey St. James has hit rock bottom; just as she decides she needs to make changes, she meets Everett, an intriguing stranger who helps her make more empowering choices. Read full book review >
THE HOME PLACE by Carrie La Seur
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 29, 2014

"In her sympathetic if somewhat uneven debut, La Seur entices readers with impeccable prose imbued with a blend of romance, nostalgia and suspense. There are plenty of enjoyable red herrings and tarnished characters, but some of the details lack credibility."
A busy Washington lawyer returns home to sort out the details of her sister’s shadowy life and suspicious death. Read full book review >

THE WOLF by Lorenzo Carcaterra
THRILLERS
Released: July 29, 2014

"Things blow up early and often in Carcaterra's new thriller, but it's too simple-minded to be much fun."
After a terrorist attack on a plane kills his wife and two daughters, mob superboss Vincent "The Wolf" Marelli unleashes a plot against terrorist networks with the support of crime syndicates from around the globe. Read full book review >
THE GOOD GIRL by Mary Kubica
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 29, 2014

"The proliferation of older characters like Eve will be a pleasant and unexpected find for the many readers who understand that life over 55 can still be interesting."
Kubica’s psychological thriller centers on the abduction of a young teacher. Read full book review >
THE BLESSINGS OF FRIENDSHIP TREASURY by Mary Engelbreit
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: July 29, 2014

"The cheerful, nostalgic flavor of Engelbreit’s illustrations may be more appealing to adults than to children, but the quotations express worthy values to pass along to the young. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A collection of short poems and quotations about friendship is illustrated by Engelbreit in her immediately recognizable style with sweetly smiling children, decorated borders and fanciful flowers. Read full book review >
TANTRIC COCONUTS by Gregory D. Kincaid
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 29, 2014

"A spiritual guidebook that encompasses a sentimental love story, or vice versa."
A parable for those who prefer spiritual quests to be lightened by whimsy. Read full book review >
WHEN THE WORLD WAS YOUNG by Elizabeth Gaffney
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 29, 2014

"A smart coming-of-age tale that upends a raft of Greatest Generation clichés."
A 9-year-old Brooklyn Heights girl picks up some hard lessons about fidelity, race and family after World War II in this lively sophomore effort from Gaffney (Metropolis, 2005). Read full book review >
LENA FINKLE'S MAGIC BARREL by Anya Ulinich
GRAPHIC NOVELS & COMIC BOOKS
Released: July 29, 2014

"An entertaining intellect wrapped in ill-fitting clothes."
Ulinich (Petropolis, 2007) follows her debut with a graphic novel chronicling a young immigrant writer’s adventures through family, friendship and sex. Read full book review >
MEMORY MAZE by Gordon Korman
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: July 29, 2014

"Not Korman’s best but good for a summer read. (Suspense fantasy. 9-12)"
A new identity can’t keep Jackson Opus and his parents out of harm’s way. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Liane Moriarty
author of BIG LITTLE LIES
July 28, 2014

Liane Moriarty had a major breakout bestseller last year with The Husband's Secret. The day before her new novel Big Little Lies is released, we ask Moriarty about her big success and the heart of her latest book. View video >