Books to Discover (page 3)

Released: Sept. 28, 2011

"A stellar, heart-wrenching chronicle of human bondage."
In her debut historical fiction, Stanard gives voice to slaves, shedding light on the darker side of antebellum American history. Read full book review >
Released: Sept. 19, 2015

"A thorough, informative cookbook for healthy meals; ideal for those with food restrictions."
Nicassio's collection of more than 180 recipes that are plant-based and gluten-free offers help to those who suffer from dietary restrictions. Read full book review >

Released: May 1, 2015

"Crime-fiction fans in search of depravity and gore will race through this swift thriller."
A tale of bloody murders in Baltimore by a killer who can swap his face for another. Read full book review >
LEAVE OF ABSENCE by Tanya J. Peterson
Released: May 6, 2013

"A heartrending, realistic story about grief, depression and schizophrenia that finds positivity in the darkest of moments."
Following the untimely death of his wife and son and a failed suicide attempt, a grief-stricken father is admitted to a psychiatric hospital where he struggles to find renewed hope and meaning in life. Read full book review >
Released: June 30, 2013

"A fiendishly tricky (sometimes-overcomplicated) thriller with a brain, a sense of humor and a promising heroine."
Anonymous love letters sent to a young bartender catch the attention of a Homeland Security agent in this debut thriller. Read full book review >


"A rich, exotic journey that will leave you reaching for your passport."
In a bohemian odyssey set in the 1960s, a young man just out of college backpacks around the world, sampling hash, sex, acid, and illumination as the Vietnam War rages. Read full book review >
The Journal by Matthew DeRiso
Released: Oct. 20, 2012

"A misty-eyed paean to traditional romantic bliss."
A man searches for true love, as told through a year of journal entries. Read full book review >
Released: Oct. 23, 2015

"A robust tale of violence and vendettas."
A family saga of betrayal, brutality, and Sicilian honor. Read full book review >
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"Imaginative storytelling with real literary depth."
Lush landscapes, enchanted happenings, tangled roots and violence suffuse this beguiling collection of stories set in the highlands of Guatemala. Read full book review >
Released: Oct. 18, 2013

"A wonderful slice of history that animates mid-19th century Texas."
Historical fiction is anything but boring in McIlvain's (Legacy, 2012, etc.) latest work. Read full book review >

"The only unsatisfying feature of Parry's debut is that it ends."
This lighthearted, sparkling novel presents the adventures, romantic and otherwise, of a man, his dog, his mother's ghost and other assorted characters. Read full book review >
Released: June 1, 2014

"Satirical look at the restaurant industry and those who feed and are fed by it, with witty conversations and an intriguing man in the kitchen."
A restaurateur takes desperate measures in Lawrence's delectably dark debut novel. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
H.W. Brands
October 11, 2016

As noted historian H.W. Brands reveals in his new book The General vs. the President: MacArthur and Truman at the Brink of Nuclear War, at the height of the Korean War, President Harry S. Truman committed a gaffe that sent shock waves around the world. When asked by a reporter about the possible use of atomic weapons in response to China's entry into the war, Truman replied testily, "The military commander in the field will have charge of the use of the weapons, as he always has." This suggested that General Douglas MacArthur, the willful, fearless, and highly decorated commander of the American and U.N. forces, had his finger on the nuclear trigger. A correction quickly followed, but the damage was done; two visions for America's path forward were clearly in opposition, and one man would have to make way. Truman was one of the most unpopular presidents in American history. General MacArthur, by contrast, was incredibly popular, as untouchable as any officer has ever been in America. The contest of wills between these two titanic characters unfolds against the turbulent backdrop of a faraway war and terrors conjured at home by Joseph McCarthy. “An exciting, well-written comparison study of two American leaders at loggerheads during the Korean War crisis,” our reviewer writes in a starred review. View video >