RUNNING AWAY by Robert Andrew Powell
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 15, 2014

"A brutally honest emotional odyssey."
A memoir about a middle-aged journalist who decided that running in his father's footsteps was his best shot at resurrection. Read full book review >
THE PEOPLE'S PLATFORM by Astra Taylor
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: April 15, 2014

"Not to be skimmed. A cogent and genuine argument for the true democratization of online culture."
A filmmaker turns her high-powered intellect not just on the Internet and its effect on our lives, but also on the sociological and economic forces that bend and shape it. Read full book review >

BAUDELAIRE'S REVENGE by Bob Van Laerhoven
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 15, 2014

"The flowers of evil, sketched in lurid botanical detail."
As the Second Empire wanes, a series of murders baffles a dissolute Parisian police commissioner and his long-suffering factotum. Read full book review >
IT'S CATCHING by Jennifer Gardy
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 15, 2014

"Infectious. (index) (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
A slim volume about a small protagonist. Read full book review >
SUPREME COMMANDER by Seymour Morris Jr.
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 15, 2014

"A gung-ho, breezily entertaining study for lay readers."
An unabashedly admiring reappraisal of Douglas MacArthur (1880-1964) as supreme protector of a great fallen nation at the close of World War II. Read full book review >

WRITTEN IN THE STARS by Lois Duncan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 15, 2014

"Of interest mainly to fans, this collection stands as a tribute to the body of work that has poured out of Duncan's pen since she herself was a girl. (Short stories. 12 & up)"
Readers of a certain age will recall reading Duncan's stories in Seventeen and Calling All Girls. Read full book review >
HOPE IS A GIRL SELLING FRUIT by Amrita Das
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 15, 2014

""We're all in this together," Das writes, "lost, but not quite." Older, Western children and teens may well feel they've found an unexpected comrade. (afterword on the art) (Picture book. 11-16)"
Das debuts with illustrations done in a distinctive Indian style paired to a brief meditative text—part memoir, part artist's statement, part rumination—on women's personal journeys. Read full book review >
LOOK AND SEE by Bill Kontzias
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 15, 2014

"What's "not-the-same" as any given I Spy title? Not much. (Picture book. 5-8)"
In a set of side-by-side scenes made with scads of small toys, buttons, stones, plastic letters or craft materials, Kontzias invites viewers to spot which items have been moved or removed. Read full book review >
IN THE COURSE OF HUMAN EVENTS by Mike Harvkey
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 15, 2014

"Well-written, but readers will struggle to care about the fates of Clyde, the Smalls or any of the other characters."
For his debut novel, Harvkey gathers together an odd band of malcontents and down-on-their-luck types in this tale of a man who believes he has run out of options and the people who offer him one. Read full book review >
PLANT A POCKET OF PRAIRIE by Phyllis Root
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 15, 2014

"This not-so-whimsical flight of fancy could well inspire a new generation of conservationists. (notes about prairies and prairie wildlife) (Informational picture book. 6-10)"
Readers won't find a definition of what a prairie actually is, but they will learn about the wealth of flora and fauna it contains—and how the loss of any of its life forms affects others tremendously. Read full book review >
TOE SHOE MOUSE by Jan Carr
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 15, 2014

"A honey-coated story of interspecies friendship. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A little mouse finds friendship at the ballet. Read full book review >
THE FOUNDRY'S EDGE by Cam Baity
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 15, 2014

"An edgy, fast-moving, Seuss-ian political allegory for a new generation. (Fantasy. 9-13)"
A spoiled 12-year-old girl discovers that her country stands on a metal foundation "built from the bones of a murdered world." Read full book review >