The Lemon Spell by Sachin Kumar
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 2, 2015

"A tale of love and loss with ample atmosphere but underdeveloped characters."
After a tragedy rips her family apart, a woman seeks closure in a witch-filled village in this short novel. Read full book review >
The Good Daughter by Connie L. Shoemaker
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 15, 2015

"An honest, painful yet humorous account of seeking unconditional love."
In this intimate memoir, the only child of aging parents describes her struggles to balance caregiving, marriage, and career, and to reconcile daughterly devotion with childhood wounds. Read full book review >

The Rainbow Dancer by Allan Hirsch
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: June 12, 2013

"Darkness enchants these well-wrought tales."
In this debut children's book, a young girl hears wonderful tales and goes on a quest through a magic land to break a dragon's spell, discovering treasure on the way. Read full book review >
No Matter the Season by Ronald L. Froehlich
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 20, 2014

"Effortless storytelling that, though rather simple, still resonates."
A tale of a 1950s American family trying to make its way in a rapidly changing world. Read full book review >
Legend of War Creek by Randall Reneau
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 11, 2015

"A rousing tale with a good deal of Southern charm in northern Washington."
The fourth adventure for geologist Trace Brandon, who seeks a gold-bearing vein in Washington state and may have to thwart a hostile takeover of his mining company in Reneau's (south of good, 2014, etc.) thriller. Read full book review >

The Promise from Forever by William Cone
FICTION & LITERATURE

"An often entertaining mystery, but one packed with too much plot."
In Cone's (Dead Ringer, 2012) novel, a wheelchair-bound heiress launches an investigation into an ancient manuscript, only to discover that the Tower of London's Jewel House may hold the key to healing her.Read full book review >
Lenin Lives Next Door by Jennifer Eremeeva
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 3, 2014

"Comical, thoroughly entertaining, and insightful."
In Eremeeva's collection of humorous fictional vignettes, an American woman looks back on 20 years living in Russia after marrying her "HRH," or Handsome (and sometimes Horrible)Russian Husband.Read full book review >
Flutes and Tomatoes by Wade Stevenson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 22, 2015

"A paean to the tomato and a song of natural devotion."
An exploration of love's loss and life's recovery from Stevenson (The Color Symphonies, 2014, etc.).Read full book review >
PSYCHOLOGY
Released: May 22, 2015

"A helpful, hands-on approach for preserving personal sanity and professionalism when dealing with irrational co-workers."
A practical guide to recognizing, adjusting for, and dealing with difficult people in the workplace. Read full book review >
The Ideal in the West by David A. Beardsley
SOCIAL SCIENCES
Released: May 30, 2012

"A commendable attempt to beat back the darkness and inspire revelation."
A brief philosophical history of the Western understanding of the "Ideal" and the "Good," from the ancient Greeks to Ralph Waldo Emerson. Read full book review >
In the Seam by Kirk James Folk
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 24, 2015

"An overly chaotic tale from a wondrous wordsmith."
A group of unlikely allies tries to escape from Limbo in Folk's debut novel. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 25, 2015

"Tales that smolder but never quite ignite."
A late writer's stories about life, childhood, and racism. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Sara Paretsky
author of BRUSH BACK
July 28, 2015

No one would accuse V. I. Warshawski of backing down from a fight, but there are a few she’d be happy to avoid. High on that list is tangling with Chicago political bosses. Yet that’s precisely what she ends up doing when she responds to Frank Guzzo’s plea for help in Brush Back, the latest thriller from bestselling author Sara Paretsky. For six stormy weeks back in high school, V.I. thought she was in love with Frank. He broke up with her, she went off to college, he started driving trucks for Bagby Haulage. She forgot about him until the day his mother was convicted of bludgeoning his kid sister, Annie, to death. Stella Guzzo was an angry, uncooperative prisoner and did a full 25 years for her daughter’s murder. Newly released from prison, Stella is looking for exoneration, so Frank asks V.I. for help. “Paretsky, who plots more conscientiously than anyone else in the field, digs deep, then deeper, into past and present until all is revealed,” our reviewer writes. View video >