THE AMAZING SNOWMAN DUEL by Yosef Lapid
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Jan. 4, 2017

"Fantastic pictures, enchanting snowman characters, and fluid rhymes will be a draw for winter-loving readers, many of whom will wish they had their own snowman friends to duel with."
What does a snowman do when he's challenged to a fight? His young human friend finds out when everyone in the forest gathers to see the epic duel in the latest in Lapid and Pasek's Snowman Paul series (Snowman Paul at the Concert Hall, 2016, etc.).Read full book review >
SPY CAR AND OTHER POEMS by Lynne Handy
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 18, 2016

"A book that takes old words, spruces them up, and puts them out on the highway again."
If poetry is a car, this debut collection hums and purrs like an expertly tuned machine. Read full book review >

NOTE TO SELF by Laurie Buchanan
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"A well-organized, thorough guide to self-acceptance."
This debut self-improvement guide offers a systematic approach to wellness that draws on readers' senses of self-preservation and self-gratification, among others. Read full book review >
THE GENERAL’S WOMEN by Susan Wittig Albert
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 7, 2017

"A genuinely involving example of that rarest of birds: first-rate historical fiction about Eisenhower."
A work focuses on Dwight D. Eisenhower, his wartime mistress, and his wife. Read full book review >
THE FROST KING by G.J.D. Reyes
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 3, 2014

"A dark, sometimes-insightful tale that mixes time-tested fantasy elements."
In this medieval-fantasy debut, an abused teenager finds refuge in a kingdom that holds secrets about her own destiny. Read full book review >

WORDS OF A FEATHER by J.F.W. Ndikum
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 31, 2016

"Poems from a physician that glide and gleam."
A doctor moonlighting as a verse-maker delivers a debut collection of poetry. Read full book review >
The Hampshire Project by Kitty Beer
FICTION & LITERATURE

"A view of the possible results of unbridled corporatism that is both unsettling and empowering. ?"
A dystopian sci-fi novel imagines a future New England crippled by pollution and under the control of ruthless corporate patriarchs. Read full book review >
LENIN, HITLER, AND ME by Boris Kochanowsky
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 30, 2016

"A stirring recollection of the impact of global politics on one man's family."
In a posthumously published memoir, a Russian man relives the turbulence of revolution and war in the 20th century. Read full book review >
WOODY by Porter Schell
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Dec. 21, 2016

"A joyfully written, American-as-apple-pie tale about what a successful life looks like."
A young baseball star wrestles with disappointment in Schell's debut YA novel. Read full book review >
CLIMBING LIFE’S ETERNAL LADDER by Wayne MacPherson
Released: Oct. 28, 2016

"An inspiring and refreshingly open-minded treatise."
This debut inspirational self-help work draws on philosophy, psychology, poetry, and religion to guide readers searching for everyday spiritual fulfillment. Read full book review >
ZARG by Sam Muldoon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 16, 2016

"Insistent poetry that demands our attention—and gets it."
Muldoon's debut is years in the making, and it feels like a veteran effort. Read full book review >
I MISS MY DADDY by Jill Pike
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 9, 2016

"An honest and raw text that should help children dealing with the loss of a parent."
An elementary school student struggles to cope with his father's death in this debut picture book. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Kathleen Kent
author of THE DIME
February 20, 2017

Dallas, Texas is not for the faint of heart. Good thing for Betty Rhyzyk she's from a family of take-no-prisoners Brooklyn police detectives. But in Kathleen Kent’s new novel The Dime, her Big Apple wisdom will only get her so far when she relocates to The Big D, where Mexican drug cartels and cult leaders, deadbeat skells and society wives all battle for sunbaked turf. Betty is as tough as the best of them, but she's deeply shaken when her first investigation goes sideways. Battling a group of unruly subordinates, a persistent stalker, a formidable criminal organization, and an unsupportive girlfriend, the unbreakable Detective Betty Rhyzyk may be reaching her limit. “Violent, sexy, and completely absorbing,” our critic writes in a starred review. “Kent's detective is Sam Spade reincarnated—as a brilliant, modern woman.” View video >