THE SERPENT OF VENICE by Christopher Moore
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 22, 2014

"Fool's gold, replete with junk jokes, from one of America's most original humorists."
Iago from Shakespeare's Othello, Antonio, the titular merchant of Venice, and Monstressor Brabantio from Edgar Allan Poe's "The Cask of Amontillado" walk into a bar…. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 22, 2014

"An addition to the world of addiction literature worth reading, full of grim reality that thankfully never crosses the line into gratuitous territory."
An honest, introspective account of a vice cop's methamphetamine addiction. Read full book review >

MY ACCIDENTAL JIHAD by Krista Bremer
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 22, 2014

"A sweet and rewarding journey of a book."
A moving, lyrical memoir about how an American essayist fell in love with a Libyan-born Muslim man and learned to embrace the life she made with him. Read full book review >
LITTLE PEAR TREE by Rachel Williams
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 22, 2014

"While not particularly accurate (if only pear trees really grew this fast), this is a lovely poetic encounter in both word and image. (Board book. 2-5)"
An artful exploration of the seasons. Read full book review >
THERE GOES GRAVITY by Lisa Robinson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 22, 2014

"A backstage pass to the greatest circus of the 20th century."
A lifetime of memories from classic rock's heyday by one of the finest rock journalists of her generation. Read full book review >

RELIGION
Released: April 22, 2014

"A fascinating history that, while particularly appealing to those interested in religion, is sure to inform a far wider audience."
An account of the Illinois Mormon settlement Nauvoo and the events that precipitated the church's flight to Utah. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 22, 2014

"A worthy addition to the immigrant bookshelf. Though targeted at the Christian market, the book should have wider appeal."
With assistance from Downs (Wonders Never Cease, 2010, etc.), dermatologist Chung chronicles his family's flight from communist rule in Vietnam to their subsequent life in America. Read full book review >
A WINDOW ON ETERNITY by Edward O. Wilson
NATURE & TRAVEL
Released: April 22, 2014

"A big story about a small place with an ageless appreciation and discernment it would be criminal to ignore."
The rebirth of a premier nature reserve in Mozambique, recounted in a gentle storytelling style by noted Harvard entomologist Wilson (Letters to a Young Scientist, 2013, etc.). Read full book review >
STRUCK BY GENIUS by Jason Padgett
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 22, 2014

"An exquisite insider's look into the mysteries of consciousness."
When Padgett suffered a traumatic brain injury after a violent mugging, his sense of perception was profoundly altered. Overnight, his life as a fun-loving salesman changed into one dominated by unprompted geometric visualizations and the unexpected insights of newfound mathematical brilliance. Read full book review >
CAMP REX by Molly Idle
by Molly Idle, illustrated by Molly Idle
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 22, 2014

"What adventure's next? (Picture book. 4-7)"
Fresh from the pages of Tea Rex (2013), Cordelia, her younger brother and his teddy this time join their dino pals for a camping expedition. Read full book review >
DIGGER DOG by William Bee
Released: April 22, 2014

"Digger-obsessed children will be enthralled, though others may easily pass on this one-note dog. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Digger Dog is obsessed with finding buried bones, but will he be able to dig up the world's largest? Read full book review >
I PLEDGE ALLEGIANCE by Pat Mora
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 22, 2014

"While it is wonderful to see a book featuring Latina characters who are proud Americans, the promotion of idealized visions of life in the United States and the immigrant experience makes it a distinctly one-sided treatment. (author's note) (Picture book. 5-9)"
An intergenerational ode to a positive United States immigration experience. Read full book review >