Fiction & Literature Book Reviews

FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 23, 2017

"A refreshingly unconventional and bold account of a culturally complex place in Africa."
A part-historical, part-fictional debut book focuses on a Danish settlement in Ghana. Read full book review >
MRS. CALIBAN by Rachel Ingalls
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 28, 2017

"The love story is a delight, the social commentary sharp, the writing funny and fun—and yet the sorrow, even bitterness, at the core of this book about our perfidious species is inescapable and profound. Where is the movie?"
A lonely housewife gets a new lease on life in the strong, green arms of a sea monster. Read full book review >

WRONG TO NEED YOU by Alisha  Rai
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 28, 2017

"Another emotional, passionate, and psychologically complex love story in a gripping series that follows the fates of two warring families."
A young widow juggling single motherhood and a small business faces her past and creates a new future when her ex-brother-in-law returns after a decade's absence. Read full book review >
A DUKE IN SHINING ARMOR by Loretta Chase
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 28, 2017

"Chase brings a fun blend of quirkiness and wit to a sexy love story that's both charmingly romantic and laugh-out-loud funny."
When a duke and his would-be bride both get drunk—separately—before their wedding, the best man sets off to retrieve the bride, who's climbed out a window. A series of fateful events complicates the quest and convinces the wedding refugees they're meant for each other. Read full book review >
A GOOD DAY TO MARRY A DUKE by Betina Krahn
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 28, 2017

"Krahn returns to historical romance with a barn burner of an 1890s love story."
An American cowgirl in London. Read full book review >

FOUND LIFE by Linor Goralik
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 28, 2017

"A welcome collection from a writer worth hearing more from—so translators, get busy."
Quietly subversive works of imagination from a Ukraine-born Russian/Israeli writer who describes herself as an essayist. Read full book review >
WEAVE A CIRCLE ROUND by Kari Maaren
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 28, 2017

"A charming, extraordinarily relatable book with the potential to become a timeless classic."
A Canadian teenager learns about herself—and the fabric of the universe—when she goes traveling in time with an immortal 14-year-old. Read full book review >
A HUNDRED SMALL LESSONS by Ashley Hay
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 28, 2017

"A cerebral tale, slow-moving but profound."
If home is where the heart is, when does a house become a home—or, conversely, stop being one? Two women struggle to find the answer. Read full book review >
MAYHEM & MASS by Olivia Matthews
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 28, 2017

"Cozy fans will forgive the extraneous details and Matthews' naïve style in this debut of a saintly sleuth with some very human failings."
Homicide in a quiet town summons investigative skills that a middle-aged religious never knew she had. Read full book review >
A HOPE DIVIDED  by Alyssa Cole
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 28, 2017

"As the war closes in around them, the line blurs between who is the rescuer and who is the rescued."
A self-taught scientist spying for the North rescues a Union soldier in the Confederate state of North Carolina. Read full book review >
WANT YOU MORE  by Nicole Helm
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 28, 2017

"An intimate, rewarding romance with a hot hero whose emotional growth is as sexy as his moves in the bedroom."
She leads with emotion, he runs from it. Two mountain guides wonder if they can repair the friendship that was shattered seven years ago by unrequited love. Read full book review >
TOM CLANCY POWER AND EMPIRE  by Marc Cameron
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 28, 2017

"Another turbocharged, take-no-prisoners Ryan yarn."
As Cameron grabs the Clancyworld helm (True Faith and Allegiance, 2016, etc. ), Jack Ryan Jr., hero version 2.0, hunts bad guys while his father, Jack Ryan Sr., president of the United States, copes with spillover from nefarious elements within the Chinese government. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Katey Sagal
author of GRACE NOTES
April 10, 2017

In her memoir Grace Notes, actress and singer/songwriter Katey Sagal takes you through the highs and lows of her life, from the tragic deaths of her parents to her long years in the Los Angeles rock scene, from being diagnosed with cancer at the age of twenty-eight to getting her big break on the fledgling FOX network as the wise-cracking Peggy Bundy on the beloved sitcom Married…with Children. Sparse and poetic, Grace Notes is an emotionally riveting tale of struggle and success, both professional and personal: Sagal’s path to sobriety; the stillbirth of her first daughter, Ruby; motherhood; the experience of having her third daughter at age 52 with the help of a surrogate; and her lifelong passion for music. “While this book is sure to please the author’s many fans, its thoughtful, no-regrets honesty will no doubt also appeal to readers of Hollywood memoirs seeking substance that goes beyond gossip and name-dropping,” our critic writes. “A candid, reflective memoir.” View video >