Released: Feb. 14, 2015

"A humdrum novel of second-chance romance."
In Banton's (Get Out of Town, 2014, etc.) love story, a middle-aged woman gets an unexpected second chance with her high school sweetheart in the Turks and Caicos Islands. Read full book review >
My Eyes Looking Back at Me by Menucha Meinstein
Released: Feb. 18, 2015

"A charming and life-affirming biography of survival and community.
Meinstein's biography of Holocaust survivor Leah Cik Roth, told from her subject's perspective. Read full book review >

Released: Feb. 2, 2015

"A practical blueprint for fixing marriages."
A licensed clinical social worker and marriage counselor offers a helpful guide on "attachment-based" couples' therapy and how to find the right therapist.Read full book review >
AMERICAN NOCTURNE by Elisabeth Stevens
Released: Feb. 1, 2015

"Unpretentiously revelatory poetry that hums a comforting, melodic tune through the night, heralding the arrival of a new day."
Unaffected and affirmative lyric poetry on cycles of aging, death and rebirth. Read full book review >
THE FOURTH RULE by Douglass Seaver
Released: Dec. 1, 2014

"A predictable, entertaining story stuffed with espionage morsels."
In Seaver's thriller, the CIA seems to have a targeted a man whose brother, missing for decades, may have stashed incriminating evidence. Read full book review >

Braver and Bolder by Julia Torres

"An intimate memoir about finding closure, coupled with copious true-crime flourishes."
A veteran chronicles her postwar life in which she became an undercover law enforcement agent, started a family, and confronted hard truths of domestic violence. Read full book review >

"Child-friendly homilies and homegrown art designed to inspire thoughtful conversation."
A colorfully illustrated book of advice that invites introspection. Read full book review >
Desperate Shop Girls by David L. Gersh
Released: March 26, 2015

"A welcome new approach to the small-town legal thriller."
Gersh (Art Is Dead, 2006), a former attorney, charmingly lampoons his one-time profession in this lighthearted legal thriller. Read full book review >
Released: Feb. 17, 2015

"Steeped in period detail and political backbiting in a richly imagined world, but needs a more engaging narrative."
An epic fictional Norse saga set in the ninth century, featuring royalty, repressed love, battles, and the raw appeal of untrammeled nature. Read full book review >
The Necessary Bride by Patsy Frost
Released: Feb. 22, 2015

"An often entertaining historical romance with vivid settings, complex characters, and a plethora of plot twists."
In Frost's debut, an intrepid young woman embarks on a journey of self-discovery while finding true love in an unlikely setting. Read full book review >
Released: Oct. 1, 2013

"A fairly conventional self-improvement outline with an intriguing poetic twist."
A self-help guide that offers a lifestyle plan based on a 118-year-old poem. Read full book review >
Wrestling with God by Daniel Arnold
Released: Dec. 6, 2014

"A comprehensive, intensely readable analysis of the broader significances of a well-known biblical tale."
An exhaustive exegesis of the Book of Jonah. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Jodi Picoult and Samantha van Leer
authors of OFF THE PAGE
May 19, 2015

Meet Oliver, a prince literally taken from the pages of a fairy tale and transported into the real world. Meet Delilah, the girl who wished Oliver into being. In bestseller Jodi Picoult and her daughter Samantha van Leer’s new young adult novel, Off the Page, it’s a miracle that seems perfect at first—but there are complications. To exist in Delilah’s world, Oliver must take the place of a regular boy. Enter Edgar, who agrees to play Oliver’s role in the pages of Delilah’s favorite book. But just when it seems that the plan will work, everything gets turned upside down. We talk to the mother-daughter team on Kirkus TV. View video >