• FICTION

    HOLY TERROR

    SEPT. 30, 2022

FICTION

HOLY TERROR

by John R. Dougherty

Faith-based speculative fiction fans should enjoy this tale of an angel vigilante’s glorious journey. Full review >

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  • FICTION

    DEADLY KEEPSAKES

    JULY 1, 2022

FICTION

DEADLY KEEPSAKES

by Anita Dickason

A fun rags-to-riches tale in an engaging mystery helmed by an appealing protagonist. Full review >

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  • FICTION

    RESTLESS

    APRIL 4, 2023

  • CHILDREN'S

    STARLITE

    DEC. 6, 2022

TEENS & YOUNG ADULT

STARLITE

by Jonathan Latt

An entertaining and promising beginning for a neo-retro spacefaring adventure series. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • FICTION

    PAUL

    JUNE 9, 2022

FICTION

PAUL

by William Blair

An enthralling celebration of an American cultural archetype. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • FICTION

    SAVING THE MUSIC

    JUNE 1, 2022

  • CHILDREN'S

    OSCAR AND OTTO

CHILDREN'S

OSCAR AND OTTO

by Betty Cetas illustrated by Ugur Kose

A charming enemies-to-friends tale with big personalities. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • CHILDREN'S

    DONNY, MARY GRACE AND THE UGLY MARBLES

    NOV. 28, 2022

CHILDREN'S

DONNY, MARY GRACE AND THE UGLY MARBLES

by Catherine Anna Pepe

A warm, well-paced follow-up in an inclusive series that will keep readers coming back for more. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • NONFICTION

    FDR UNMASKED

NONFICTION

FDR UNMASKED

by Steven Lomazow

An extensively researched and persuasive medical biography. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • CHILDREN'S

    OXBOW ISLAND GANG

CHILDREN'S

OXBOW ISLAND GANG

by Rae Chalmers ; illustrated by Jamie Hogan

A tightly woven mystery that will leave readers excited to make changes in their communities. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • FICTION

    FRENCH HOLIDAY

    APRIL 26, 2023

FICTION

FRENCH HOLIDAY

by Sarah Ready

A charming dramedy featuring a promising sleuthing duo. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • FICTION

    THE THREE MARIAS

    OCT. 29, 2022

FICTION

THE THREE MARIAS

by Donna Darling

A taut and often compelling novel of the Spanish American War. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • FICTION

    ALL THINGS UNDER AND OVER THE SUN AND STARS

    JAN. 2, 2023

FICTION

ALL THINGS UNDER AND OVER THE SUN AND STARS

by Maurice James Blair

A quizzical, nonlinear journey through complicated SF plotlines involving philosophy and epistemology. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • NONFICTION

    CAREERS BY THE PEOPLE

    JAN. 9, 2023

NONFICTION

CAREERS BY THE PEOPLE

by Mike Wysocki

A compelling examination of how to find satisfaction in today’s working world. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • NONFICTION

    OPEN FOR INTERPRETATION

    JUNE 27, 2023

NONFICTION

OPEN FOR INTERPRETATION

by Alicia Blando

A contemplative consideration of incorporating astrology into daily life. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • NONFICTION

    IMMIGRANT CONCEPTS

    DEC. 6, 2021

  • FICTION

    THE LEGEND IS BORN

    AUG. 26, 2022

FICTION

THE LEGEND IS BORN

by Gerald R. Knight

A slim but often effective coming-of-age story set in a Micronesia of long ago. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • FICTION

    THE HUNT FOR THE RANSOMWARE HACKERS

    NOV. 1, 2022

FICTION

THE HUNT FOR THE RANSOMWARE HACKERS

by Michael P. King

The author ups the ante in this entertaining thriller series outing starring a troubled hero. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • CHILDREN'S

    HELLO, MY NAME IS BUNNY! LONDON

    SEPT. 30, 2022

CHILDREN'S

HELLO, MY NAME IS BUNNY! LONDON

by Matt Bloom ; illustrated by Pippa Mayell

This romp’s adventures—and lessons in kindness—make a cat an adorable role model. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • NONFICTION

    COMING FULL CIRCLE

    SEPT. 29, 2022

FICTION

COMING FULL CIRCLE

by Budd Titlow & Mariah Tinger

An adventurous, passionate historical novel about an eco-friendly balance between humans and nature. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • FICTION

    THE SIEVE

    JAN. 9, 2023

FICTION

THE SIEVE

by Jeremiah Prenn

Dazzling and occasionally ponderous experimental fiction. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • FICTION

    OF MUD AND HONEY

    JAN. 10, 2023

  • NONFICTION

    REPURPOSE YOUR PAIN

    JAN. 1, 2023

NONFICTION

REPURPOSE YOUR PAIN

by Phinehas Kinuthia

A useful resource for readers looking to turn their pain into purpose. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • NONFICTION

    PORTRAITS FROM LIFE

    APRIL 13, 2022

NONFICTION

PORTRAITS FROM LIFE

by George Franklin

A revelatory, reflective, and gracefully drawn homage to a consummate group of poetic mentors. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • FICTION

    ORION'S WEB

    NOV. 28, 2022

FICTION

ORION'S WEB

by Alexandra Manfield

A subtle, smartly crafted thriller that balances melancholy and hope. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • NONFICTION

    TRANSATLANTIC TRAIN

    NOV. 30, 2022

NONFICTION

TRANSATLANTIC TRAIN

by Vincent Miles

An impressive feat of historical research that illuminates the life of an unjustly neglected historical figure. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • NONFICTION

    LEGACY

NONFICTION

LEGACY

edited by Chris Morehouse

A satisfying guide to comparable African and Christian teachings. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • FICTION

    THE AMERICAN DUKE

    FEB. 28, 2023

FICTION

THE AMERICAN DUKE

by August Jade Sterling

An intriguing tale that pushes the traditional boundaries of its setting. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • NONFICTION

    CREATING BEAUTY FROM THE ABYSS

    APRIL 28, 2022

  • FICTION

    THE GARBAGE BROTHERS

    MARCH 27, 2023

FICTION

THE GARBAGE BROTHERS

by Paul Neville

A colorful, bighearted novel about a summer of hauling trash. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • NONFICTION

    THE COURAGE TO BE COURAGEOUS

    JULY 28, 2022

  • FICTION

    TOMORROWVILLE

    FEB. 15, 2023

FICTION

TOMORROWVILLE

by David T. Isaak

A cautionary tale of a cruel, authoritarian America of the future that’s leavened by barbed wit and irreverence. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • FICTION

    STRANGLED BY SIMILE

    JUNE 16, 2021

FICTION

STRANGLED BY SIMILE

by Kelley Kaye

A buoyant, frolicsome whodunit anchored by an unassuming, supersleuthing duo. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • NONFICTION

    "ARE YOU A N****R OR A DOCTOR?"

    FEB. 14, 2023

NONFICTION

"ARE YOU A N****R OR A DOCTOR?"

by Otto Stallworth Jr MD

A fascinating, moving memoir that focuses on one of the most tempestuous periods in American history. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • NONFICTION

    WALKING ON AIR

    AUG. 25, 2022

NONFICTION

WALKING ON AIR

by Susan Powers

A highly personal, helpful, and affecting call to learn from life’s hardships. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >

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