RELIGION
Released: April 22, 2014

"A fascinating history that, while particularly appealing to those interested in religion, is sure to inform a far wider audience."
An account of the Illinois Mormon settlement Nauvoo and the events that precipitated the church's flight to Utah. Read full book review >
THERE GOES GRAVITY by Lisa Robinson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 22, 2014

"A backstage pass to the greatest circus of the 20th century."
A lifetime of memories from classic rock's heyday by one of the finest rock journalists of her generation. Read full book review >

LITTLE PEAR TREE by Rachel Williams
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 22, 2014

"While not particularly accurate (if only pear trees really grew this fast), this is a lovely poetic encounter in both word and image. (Board book. 2-5)"
An artful exploration of the seasons. Read full book review >
MY ACCIDENTAL JIHAD by Krista Bremer
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 22, 2014

"A sweet and rewarding journey of a book."
A moving, lyrical memoir about how an American essayist fell in love with a Libyan-born Muslim man and learned to embrace the life she made with him. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 22, 2014

"An addition to the world of addiction literature worth reading, full of grim reality that thankfully never crosses the line into gratuitous territory."
An honest, introspective account of a vice cop's methamphetamine addiction. Read full book review >

THE SERPENT OF VENICE by Christopher Moore
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 22, 2014

"Fool's gold, replete with junk jokes, from one of America's most original humorists."
Iago from Shakespeare's Othello, Antonio, the titular merchant of Venice, and Monstressor Brabantio from Edgar Allan Poe's "The Cask of Amontillado" walk into a bar…. Read full book review >
THE FIGHT FOR THE FOUR FREEDOMS by Harvey J. Kaye
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 22, 2014

"A systematic, heady dose of American history by a frustrated, even outraged progressive thinker."
A spirited call to remember and act on the original progressive intent of Franklin Roosevelt's Four Freedoms. Read full book review >
OUT THERE by Sarah Stark
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 21, 2014

"An ambitious novel with a distinct narrator and fresh voice."
A quirky war veteran goes on a pilgrimage to meet his hero, the author Gabriel García Márquez, in this poetic debut novel. Read full book review >
BLOOD DIARIES by Marissa Moss
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 21, 2014

"Crisis averted, at the end, Edgar is left looking ahead with fresh confidence to seventh grade. Happily, a planned sequel will allow readers to follow him there. (recipe for "Chocolate Blood Pudding") (Light fantasy. 10-12)"
With understandable difficulty, a sixth-grader with a mighty secret tries to earn acceptance from both his human schoolmates and his undead family. Read full book review >
COCK-A-DOODLE-OOPS! by Lori Degman
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 21, 2014

"Puns and foolery pitched just right for newly independent readers. (Early reader. 5-7)"
Zemke provides more farmyard huggermugger (George Shannon's Wise Acres, 2004) to illustrate Degman's versified tale of animals trying to substitute at sunrise for an absent rooster. Read full book review >
CAPITALISM by Arundhati Roy
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: April 21, 2014

"Less a reasoned argument than an impassioned manifesto."
A vehement broadside against capitalism in general and American cultural imperialism in particular, focusing on the effects on the novelist's native India. Read full book review >
THE KNOWLEDGE by Lewis Dartnell
CURRENT AFFAIRS
Released: April 21, 2014

"Read up, then—and keep the shotgun primed and the mason jars clean."
A survival manual for the zombie apocalypse, the plague or whatever else will bring us down and require a reboot of civilization. Read full book review >