RELIGION
Released: April 12, 2016

"A lively, invaluable, and evaluative Bible reference work, for both believers and nonbelievers."
A debut book offers a comprehensive historical analysis of the events of the Old Testament. Read full book review >
THE CORRUPT COSTERMONGER by Joe Carr
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 30, 2016

"A sometimes-predictable but still absorbing police story."
In Carr's (The Adventures of Fred the Fly, 2016) procedural, a law enforcement plan to stop undocumented immigrants from entering the United Kingdom leads to a case involving drug smuggling and terrorism.Read full book review >

MAYAN by Neil Enock
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 10, 2016

"A high-spirited tale for readers interested in archaeology and sustainable living."
An archaeological fantasy adventure that brings one of the world's greatest mysteries into the modern political milieu. Read full book review >
TRIXI PUDONG AND THE GREATER WORLD by Audrey Mei
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 27, 2016

"Despite distracting exposition, this generation-spanning novel brings Chinese life and global history alive."
Mei's debut novel charts the aspirations of a Chinese family against the backdrop of wars and political shifts. Read full book review >
THE ROAD TO SPIRITUAL FREEDOM by Harold Klemp
Released: Jan. 18, 2017

"An intriguing book explores spiritual practices and perspectives using storytelling as the main device."
A guide presents a religious approach to understanding the inner self and the experiences of life. Read full book review >

HOOD by Luke Timmerman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 10, 2016

"A fine tribute to a forerunner of today's personalized medicine and wellness monitoring; Hood deserves to be a household name."
A debut biography examines a biologist whose DNA sequencing work paved the way for the Human Genome Project. Read full book review >
WHEN PLANETS FALL by Abby J. Reed
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 10, 2017

"A propulsive, sharply crafted tale about a planetary war."
In this YA sci-fi debut, an alien world plays host to conflict among three humanoid tribes. Read full book review >
THE LAST CONFESSION by Pat Kelley Brunjes
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 18, 2017

"A diverting and intriguing family mystery involving a priest."
A journalist investigates a decades-old accusation in this novel. Read full book review >
HONOR YOUR JOURNEY by Shirley J. Gilbert
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 22, 2017

"An impassioned, if at times unfocused, plea for making the world a better place by identifying and addressing the impediments to good mental health."
Part workbook, part memoir, this self-help guide offers a plan for getting beyond trauma-induced pain to enjoy a better quality of life. Read full book review >
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"More theoretical than practical, but vital for educators and particularly valuable for those entering the profession."
A debut book elaborates on the fundamental ideas at play in the growing field of multicultural education, specifically at the college level. Read full book review >
TORN by Mary Brock Jones
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 27, 2017

"While the pacing fails to match the urgency of the central plot, the tale delivers a complex blend of ecological sci-fi and political thriller."
Two eco-engineers trying to save their planet from environmental disaster discover their employer may possess a hidden agenda in this first installment of a series. Read full book review >
THE VISITS & OTHER POEMS/LAS VISITAS Y OTROS POEMAS  by Mirta Yáñez
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2017

"A well-written but occasionally verbose collection that will please academics but may test the patience of lay readers."
An academic poetry opus from prolific Cuban author Yáñez (The Bleeding Wound/Sangra Por La Herida, 2014, etc.).Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Yoojin Grace Wuertz
February 27, 2017

In Yoojin Grace Wuertz’s debut novel Everything Belongs to Us, the setting is Seoul in 1978. At South Korea’s top university, the nation’s best and brightest compete to join the professional elite of an authoritarian regime. Success could lead to a life of rarefied privilege and wealth; failure means being left irrevocably behind. For childhood friends Jisun and Namin, the stakes couldn’t be more different. Jisun, the daughter of a powerful business mogul, grew up on a mountainside estate with lush gardens and a dedicated chauffeur. Namin’s parents run a tented food cart from dawn to curfew; her sister works in a shoe factory. Now Jisun wants as little to do with her father’s world as possible, abandoning her schoolwork in favor of the underground activist movement, while Namin studies tirelessly in the service of one goal: to launch herself and her family out of poverty. But everything changes when Jisun and Namin meet an ambitious, charming student named Sunam, whose need to please his family has led him to a prestigious club: the Circle. Under the influence of his mentor, Juno, a manipulative social climber, Sunam becomes entangled with both women, as they all make choices that will change their lives forever. “Engrossing,” our reviewer writes in a starred review. “Wuertz is an important new voice in American fiction.” View video >