FLIGHT SCHOOL by Lita Judge
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 15, 2014

"Though Penguin doesn't discover any of his own true talents, young listeners will probably empathize with wanting something so far out of reach. (Picture book. 3-5)"
A small round penguin with lofty aspirations finds success of a sort in a sweet, if slight, appreciation of the resourcefulness of teachers. Read full book review >
IT'S ABOUT TIME by Pascale Estellon
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 15, 2014

"Pretty to look at but marred by visual errors. (Picture book. 4-8)"
French illustrator Estellon explores the idea of time in this concept book for young readers. Read full book review >

LOST AND FOUND IN JOHANNESBURG by Mark Gevisser
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 15, 2014

"An often moving account of the ways we navigate our emotional and geographical landscapes."
A journalist and author from Johannesburg uses maps to retrace the boundaries of his boyhood, the dimensions of apartheid and the geography of imagination. Read full book review >
CENSORING QUEEN VICTORIA by Yvonne Ward
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 15, 2014

"Rich in intrigue, Ward's book offers not only an enlightening look at the two men who defined Queen Victoria to the future, but also the ways that notions about gender influenced early-20th-century biographical portraiture."
An Australian historian's study of the two men who edited Queen Victoria's letters and how their methods and choices affected posterity's view of her. Read full book review >
UP AT BUTTERNUT LAKE by Mary McNear
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 15, 2014

"Plot really isn't the point of books like these; it's about the characters, and McNear has admirably crafted people worth following."
The first in a homey, feel-good series, McNear's small-town tale offers lakeside views and likable characters. Read full book review >

LIVED THROUGH THIS by Anne K. Ream
SOCIAL SCIENCES
Released: April 15, 2014

"A sad reality graced with hope, humanity and compassion."
The atrocity of sexual abuse as told by a captivating, diverse collective of survivors. Read full book review >
THE LAST WHITE ROSE by Desmond Seward
HISTORY
Released: April 15, 2014

"A fresh look at a well-worn field of study, appropriate for general readers."
The Tudors have been written about ad nauseam, but historian Seward (Eugenie: The Empress and Her Empire, 2004, etc.) opens another branch of study harkening back to their beginnings at the Battle of Bosworth of 1485. Read full book review >
HEALTH & MEDICINE
Released: April 15, 2014

"Compelling childbirth narratives told from fresh perspectives."
Thirty-one female writers (including the editors) narrate their highly personal experiences of giving birth, beginning with the choices they made in advance, and how the reality compared with their expectations. Read full book review >
HISTORY
Released: April 15, 2014

"A disturbing, transformative text that veers toward essential reading."
A profoundly uncomfortable but provocative argument that "productive war" promotes greater safety, a decrease in violence and economic growth. Read full book review >
AMERICAN SMOKE by Iain  Sinclair
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 15, 2014

"Melding reportage and memoir, this gossipy, idiosyncratic cultural history offers a fresh, unvarnished look at an eccentric, brash and dynamic cast of literary rebels."
An intrepid British writer takes to the road in search of the Beats. Read full book review >
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 >