CHOP CHOP by Simon Wroe
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 17, 2014

"For British readers, David Nicholls meets Guy Ritchie; for Americans, Dave Eggers channels Anthony Bourdain."
A British university graduate sets out on a journey of self-discovery when he's forced to break a sweat in an asylumlike kitchen in Camden Town. Read full book review >
AUNT DIMITY AND THE WISHING WELL by Nancy Atherton
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: April 17, 2014

"Lori's latest is perfect for those who prefer charmingly low-key puzzles to blood-soaked chills and thrills."
The discovery of a wishing well turns a quiet Cotswold village into a hotbed of seething resentment. Read full book review >

ONCE UPON A MIDNIGHT EERIE by Gordon McAlpine
Released: April 17, 2014

"A lightweight gumbo of jokes, codes, treasure, history, mystery and assorted literary references. (Fantasy. 10-12)"
The psychically linked twins lay a pair of New Orleans ghosts to rest while surviving a new threat to their lives in this second episode. Read full book review >
BOOM, SNOT, TWITTY by Doreen Cronin
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 17, 2014

"Serene, quietly joyous and utterly life-affirming. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Three friends with different philosophies spend a companionable day together, crocheting and weathering storms. Read full book review >
I CAN HEAR YOU WHISPER by Lydia Denworth
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 17, 2014

"All parents will recognize the moments of both terror and pride that mark the journey; parents of deaf children will garner both information and insights."
A science journalist and mother of a child born with a congenital deformity of the inner ear brings both perspectives to bear on this account of her journey into the science of hearing and the world of the deaf. Read full book review >

PSYCHOLOGY
Released: April 16, 2014

"Part true crime, part neuroscience and a page-turner from start to finish."
Can the tendency for criminally psychopathic behaviors be identified by analyzing neurological images? If so, what consequence does this have for science and society? Read full book review >
GANDHI BEFORE INDIA by Ramachandra Guha
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 16, 2014

"Guha offers a full, relaxed portrait of how the "Mahatma" came to be, as he gained his voice as a writer, seeker and leader."
The first in a two-volume biography of Gandhi (1869-1948) by a seasoned Indian scholar distinguishes itself from legions of others by its clarity and many facets. Read full book review >
THERE WILL COME A TIME by Carrie  Arcos
Released: April 15, 2014

"Readers need not have lost someone dear to appreciate Mark's odyssey, as Arcos' compelling and likable characters will draw them in. (Fiction. 12-18)"
A sad and sweet story about coming to terms with loss. Read full book review >
THE FOREVER SONG by Julie Kagawa
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: April 15, 2014

"A bloody good way to end a trilogy. (discussion questions) (Horror. 14 & up)"
Vampire Allie, one of the genre's toughest heroines, returns with one last chance to save both vampire- and humankind in this conclusion to the Blood of Eden series. Read full book review >
UNWRAPPED SKY by Rjurik Davidson
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: April 15, 2014

"A yarn that's easy to admire but hard to warm to, although readers who enjoyed the related stories will certainly wish to investigate."
First novel from the author of the collection The Library of Forgotten Books (2011), which contained several stories in the same setting. Read full book review >
GAIJIN by Matt Faulkner
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 15, 2014

"An accessible account about a dark—and still too-little-known—moment in American history. (author's note, resources) (Graphic historical fiction. 9-12)"
After the United States enters World War II, a half-Japanese teen and his white mother find themselves interned at the Alameda Downs Assembly Center. Read full book review >
THE SECRET LANGUAGE OF ANIMALS by Janine M. Benyus
NATURE & TRAVEL
Released: April 15, 2014

"Most of us will never go on a safari, but with Benyus' guidance, supplemented with more than 200 charming illustrations, a visit to the zoo can be educational and provide thrills galore—and we can play an important role by observing that the animals are being properly treated."
Nature writer Benyus (Biomimicry: Innovation Inspired by Nature, 1997, etc.) defends the value of zoos even though scarcely 10 percent meet the standard for accreditation by the American Association of Zoological Parks and Aquariums. Read full book review >