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 >

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 >