THE FOREVER WATCH by David Ramirez
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: April 22, 2014

"Intriguing and powerfully disruptive."
Ignorance is bliss, argues Ramirez's debut novel, a dark sci-fi fable set aboard a multigenerational spaceship that holds humanity's only hope for survival. Read full book review >
AFTERPARTY by Daryl Gregory
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 22, 2014

"A hugely entertaining, surprising and perhaps prophetic package that, without seeming to, raises profound questions about the human mind and the nature of perception."
An eye-popping glimpse of a near future when designer drugs are commonplace, from the author of Raising Stony Mayhall (2011, etc.). Read full book review >

NAVIDAD & MATANZA by Carlos Labbé
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 22, 2014

"In this short novel, Labbé plays an intricate game of appearance and reality, though his game-playing hits the head rather than the heart."
A novel at once transparent and opaque, a paradox characteristic of much metafiction. Read full book review >
LAST STAND AT KHE SANH by Gregg Jones
HISTORY
Released: April 22, 2014

"An imperfectly told story about a long-abandoned fire base where too many died, which makes it a story worth remembering."
An acclaimed journalist recounts the hell that was the siege of Khe Sanh. Read full book review >
EVERYTHING TO LOSE by Andrew Gross
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: April 22, 2014

"A tightly wound, realistic thriller."
Best-selling author Gross' (No Way Back, 2013, etc.) latest is a hard-driving caper that chronicles the trials of a suburban divorcée seduced by temptation. Read full book review >

THE CLANDESTINE HISTORY OF THE KOVNO JEWISH GHETTO POLICE by Samuel Schalkowsky
HISTORY
Released: April 25, 2014

"Amid all the unspeakable brutality, cruelty, fear, loss and despair, hope somehow lingers until the final gunshot."
Some unknown members of the ghetto police chart both their own brief histories and the darkness of the human soul during the Holocaust in Lithuania. Read full book review >
THE ANARCHIST by Joanna Higgins
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 25, 2014

"Serviceable but not at all memorable. The reader new to this history will be better served reading Goldman's own autobiography and Wallace Stegner's like-minded, much superior novel Joe Hill."
Listless historical novel that centers on events in a particularly turbulent era in America's past, a time of bombs, bullets and ample deaths.  Read full book review >
BLACK LIES, RED BLOOD by Kjell Eriksson
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: April 29, 2014

"Eriksson (The Hand that Trembles, 2011, etc.) adds each piece of his complex murder puzzle to the picture with masterly control, and the heroine at the center of it all is compelling."
Police inspector Ann Lindell tackles an investigation that's painfully close to home. Read full book review >
HISTORY
Released: April 29, 2014

"On this centennial of the Great War's beginning, Wawro has composed a thoroughly researched and well-written account, mercilessly debunking any nostalgia for the old monarch and the deeply dysfunctional empire over which he presided."
A distinguished historian's takedown of the Austro-Hungarian Empire's spectacularly inept leadership, which helped usher in the 20th century's greatest tragedy. Read full book review >
A PET FOR FLY GUY by Tedd Arnold
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 29, 2014

"Readers will agree that being a pet isn't a bad life, as long as you have a good pet keeper. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A boy and his pet fly, Fly Guy, learn that being a friend has lots of similarities to being a pet. Read full book review >
GRAVITY by Jason Chin
Kirkus Star
by Jason Chin, illustrated by Jason Chin
Released: April 29, 2014

"With an elegant, spare text and playful, daring pictures, Chin's latest opus exerts a powerful pull all its own. ("More about Gravity," bibliography) (Informational picture book. 5-9)"
After stunning explorations of the Galápagos Islands and California's redwoods, Chin turns literally high-concept for a study of gravity's pull. Read full book review >
A BUCKET OF BLESSINGS by Kabir Sehgal
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 29, 2014

"Books born to carry a message are burdened by that baggage; this is no exception. (authors' note) (Picture book. 3-5)"
Deep in the jungle, the animals are experiencing a drought. Read full book review >