THE OBJECT PARADE by Dinah Lenney
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: April 15, 2014

"An eclectic treasury of the cherished and the evocative."
A pensive perusal of the objects that can define and shape a life. Read full book review >
STILWATER by Rafael de Grenade
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 15, 2014

"A vivid, sweeping chronicle of the Australian Outback, as told by a lover of the land and its native fauna."
Rhapsodic meditation on country life by an American rancher in Australia. Read full book review >

GG AND MAMELA by Belinda Brock
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 15, 2014

"A welcome addition to children's literature about death and dying."
In this children's picture book, a special bond between young Lily and her great-grandmother helps them through the elderly woman's time at a hospice residence. Read full book review >
SHINING STAR by Philip Bailey
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 15, 2014

"An energetic memoir about a complex individual and his music."
Earth, Wind & Fire lead singer Bailey recounts his groovy life at the center of one of the most influential bands ever to don gold lamé capes and platform boots. Read full book review >
SIGNED, SEALED, DELIVERED by Nina Sankovitch
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 15, 2014

"There are no especially astounding insights here, but it's a sweet-natured, well-written affirmation of the time-honored role of letters as a uniquely personal way to communicate."
A son's departure for college prompted Sankovitch (Tolstoy and the Purple Chair: My Year of Magical Reading, 2011, etc.) to wonder, "Why does a letter mean so much?" Read full book review >

POSTCARDS FROM COOKIE by Caroline Clarke
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 15, 2014

"A captivating memoir about a daughter's reunion with her birth mother and the intricate consequences it had on both their lives."
Journalist Clarke's story of her discovery that her biological mother was Carol "Cookie" Cole, the daughter of Nat King Cole, a revelation that caused her to build a life-altering relationship with her through the exchange of letters, phone calls and postcards. Read full book review >
WALKING EAGLE by Ana Eulate
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 14, 2014

"Purest kitsch. (Picture book. 5-8)"
A mute young storyteller in a feathered headdress draws all the tribes into a giant, mystical tepee to chant and drum and invite everyone in the world to hold hands. Read full book review >
JOSEPH FIPPS by Nadine Robert
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 14, 2014

"A stormy clash between parent and child ends with sunshine and bird song. (Picture book. 4-6)"
A 5-year-old "all filled up with feelings" dreams of wings and walruses in this ruminative import. Read full book review >
THE BEND OF THE WORLD by Jacob Bacharach
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 14, 2014

"A mischievous but fuzzy misadventure for modern 20-somethings."
Things fall apart when a slacker slouches his way through the vagaries of work and the phosphorescence of the Pittsburgh arts scene. Read full book review >
THE RULE OF NOBODY by Philip K. Howard
CURRENT AFFAIRS
Released: April 14, 2014

"Some may find the diagnosis persuasive, but the cures proposed may worsen long-standing inequities."
A blast against dysfunctional government, which Howard (Life Without Lawyers: Restoring Accountability in America, 2010, etc.) calls "a form of tyranny." Read full book review >
THE LITTLE GIRL WHO FOUGHT THE GREAT DEPRESSION by John F. Kasson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 14, 2014

"Informative and well-researched, Kasson's work offers insight into one of Hollywood's most beloved entertainers, as well as the fascinating connection between politics and entertainment."
A cultural historian examines how the films of Shirley Temple (1928–2014) worked in tandem with New Deal politics to help Americans overcome the Great Depression. Read full book review >
A BROKEN HALLELUJAH by Liel Leibovitz
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 14, 2014

"It's a tall order to follow up what is, in effect, a definitive work, but Leibovitz delivers a different sort of biography that Cohen fanatics should appreciate."
A slightly different look at rock royalty. Read full book review >