A PATH BEGINS by J.A. White
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 29, 2014

"The spellbinding story, lashings of suspense and stalwart heroine will draw in fantasy fans and keep them reading until the bitter ending. (Fantasy. 11-14)"
Nail-biting suspense is the hallmark of this long fantasy novel, from the terrifying prologue to the shocking epilogue. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 29, 2014

"A brief, useful history of the conquerors who came from East and West to build a series of states that continue the fight to this day."
The author of The Real History Behind the Templars (2007) chronicles how the first two crusades helped establish the face of the Middle East. Read full book review >

THE RECKONING by Jacob Soll
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: April 29, 2014

"An intriguing, well-crafted discussion highlighting a major contribution to political and economic well-being, with an obvious moral for today."
Soll's (History/Univ. of Southern California; The Information Master: Jean-Baptiste Colbert's Secret State Intelligence System, 2009, etc.) double-entry bookkeeping in relation to the political and cultural significance of accounting and the rise and fall of nations and businesses. Read full book review >
MIGHTY DADS by Joan Holub
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 29, 2014

"Sure to enjoy commercial success thanks to the marquee talent, this effort will result in more disappointment than enjoyment. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Big-daddy and little-kid trucks of all kinds are busy at work on a construction site. Read full book review >
THORNLOST by Melanie Rawn
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: April 29, 2014

"Series fans will, presumably, wriggle in and keep reading, though few others will bother. "
Third in the fantasy series (Elsewhens, 2013, etc.) about a magical theater company in a sort-of Elizabethan setting. Read full book review >

UNSTOPPABLE by Ralph Nader
CURRENT AFFAIRS
Released: April 29, 2014

"Despite the best of motives, Nader shoots down his own case for convergence."
Activist Nader (The Seventeen Solutions: Bold Ideas for Our American Future, 2012, etc.) sketches out places of "convergence" where liberals and conservatives can start working together for the public good. Read full book review >
SUNDAYS AT EIGHT by Brian Lamb
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: April 29, 2014

"These richly detailed and forthright interviews offer unique perspectives on the inspirations and creativity of writers."
Notable writers talk candidly about their lives and work. Read full book review >
THE INFORMED AIR by Muriel Spark
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: April 29, 2014

"Spark's haughty disdain is evident in many essays, but Jardine's judicious selections offer glimpses, as well, of a softer, gentler writer."
An autobiography in essays from an esteemed Scottish writer. Read full book review >
IN THE SHADOWS by Kiersten White
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 29, 2014

"Ambitious but a failure both as a whole and in its parts. (Graphic/fantasy hybrid. 12-14)"
Teens square off against sinister immortals in an overstuffed muddle presented, Hugo Cabret-style, through an alternating mix of prose and wordless visuals. Read full book review >
XOM-B by Jeremy Robinson
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: April 29, 2014

"The author of Secondworld (2012) and Island 731 (2013) offers a fresh twist on the zombie apocalypse."
Earlier in the 28th century, a ruthless Master race killed billions of people it had enslaved, only to see the genocide victims arise as zombies and turn on their tormentors. Now able to overturn their captors, the still-living former slaves are threatened by both flesh-eaters and surviving Masters looking to retake power. Read full book review >
THE UNEXPECTED DUCHESS by Valerie Bowman
ROMANCE
Released: April 29, 2014

"A fun, smart comedy of errors and a sexy, satisfying romance."
Sharp-tongued Lady Lucy Upton is determined to save her friend from an unwanted courtship by the newly minted Duke of Claringdon, but she never expects that standing up to him will draw the arrogant—and handsome—man her way. Read full book review >
NO GOOD MEN AMONG THE LIVING by Anand Gopal
CURRENT AFFAIRS
Released: April 29, 2014

"A grim picture of a complicated and troubling situation."
A fellow at the New American Foundation looks at the policies, actions and failures of the United States in Afghanistan. Read full book review >