SO MUCH TO DO by Richard Ravitch
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 29, 2014

"For policy wonks and readers with a particular interest in New York."
An exemplary public servant recounts his eventful life at the intersection of business and politics. Read full book review >
RUBY by Cynthia Bond
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 29, 2014

"A very strong first novel that blends tough realism with the appealing strangeness of a fever dream."
Voodoo, faith and racism converge in an East Texas town—particularly within the troubled titular heroine—in this bracing debut novel. Read full book review >

BEYOND NEWS by Mitchell Stephens
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 29, 2014

"Like the news itself, an analysis that must be read with a critical eye."
A professor makes what will seem to some a radical suggestion to disconnect journalism from news, but he belabors the obvious in making the argument and offers little suggestion for a business model that might support his vision of journalism's future. Read full book review >
THE TITANIC LOCKET by Suzanne Weyn
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 29, 2014

"Mild goose bumps for readers who prefer their ectoplasm served up in buckets. (Horror. 8-10)"
Spectral voyagers practically outnumber the living ones on a re-enactment of the Titanic's cruise in this ghost-happy series opener. Read full book review >
THE KIDS WILL BE FINE by Daisy Waugh
SOCIAL SCIENCES
Released: April 29, 2014

"Whether or not you agree that parents deserve to hold on to vestiges of their pre-parenting years, for the most part, Waugh's message misses the mark."
A scattered book "in defense of mothers everywhere who have had enough of the constant commentary…and guilt-inducing advice on something we might do far more enjoyably (and far better) left to our own instinctively irritable and lazy but loving devices." Read full book review >

A VERY PRINCIPLED BOY by Mark A. Bradley
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 29, 2014

"A murky effort exacerbated by myriad shadowy agencies and a deeply unsympathetic protagonist."
An obscure wartime spy working for the OSS, the wartime precursor to the CIA, gets a thorough exposé by a government lawyer and former CIA officer. Read full book review >
PSYCHOS by Babe  Walker
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 29, 2014

"Pithy, entertaining, inconsequential."
Fictional author Walker is back for more privileged and outlandish adventures in this follow-up to White Girl Problems (2012), the faux memoir based on her Twitter feed. Read full book review >
THE LOST ART OF DRESS by Linda Przybyszewski
ENTERTAINMENT & SPORTS
Released: April 29, 2014

"Przybyszewski's fashion history shines a much-needed spotlight on a contingent of forgotten professionals and the role they played in dressing American women with style."
Historian and prizewinning dressmaker Przybyszewski (History/Univ. of Notre Dame; The Republic According to John Marshall Harlan, 1999, etc.) recounts the social history of a group of talented women, the "Dress Doctors," who once instructed young American women in the art of dress. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 29, 2014

"Densely researched, swift-moving account full of fighting detail."
Exploration of some of the unsung early war correspondents in New York and London who created the model for vivid prose and humanitarian alarm. Read full book review >
THE TAKING by Kimberly Derting
Released: April 29, 2014

"A solid mix of domestic drama and sci-fi absurdity, this series opener provides a promising start that intrigues as well as it entertains. (Science fiction. 14-18)"
Derting (The Offering, 2013, etc.) kicks off a new series about a teen softball star who disappears one night after the big game and returns five years later with no memory of where she's been. Read full book review >
SLEEP NO MORE by Aprilynne Pike
Released: April 29, 2014

"Faults aside, this supernatural mystery will appeal to fans of the genre, and the story's conclusion leaves wide the door for possible future installments. (Supernatural thriller. 15-17)"
If you knew something bad was going to happen, would you try to change the future? Read full book review >
EXILE by Kevin Emerson
Released: April 29, 2014

"This engaging read steeped in music, romance and mystery opens a promising trilogy. (Fiction. 13-17)"
At the unusual, LA-area Mount Hope High, students are immersed in the music industry, taking classes such as Physics of Volume and playing showcases in the Don Henley amphitheater; here, even nonmusicians like Summer can study the marketing and management aspects of the music business. Read full book review >