Secrets of Worry Dolls by Amy Impellizzeri
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 1, 2016

"A novel of grief, love, and truth that offers insights about a family and a satisfying resolution."
A daughter comes to terms with family secrets as she deals with the effects of two tragedies from New York's recent history. Read full book review >
Nanjing Never Cries by Hong Zheng
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 7, 2016

"A well-researched and capably written depiction of the Rape of Nanjing and its effects on victims and survivors."
American and Chinese academics face the horrors of invasion in the early days of World War II. Read full book review >

House of Transformation by Astrea Taylor
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 19, 2015

"An entertaining and thoughtful account of loss and artistic ambition."
A young, troubled celebrity turns to a friend for salvation. Read full book review >
David and Goliath by A. Christopher Oxsen
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN

"A straightforward retelling of a familiar Bible story."
An illustrated children's book focuses on the biblical account of how David defeated Goliath with nothing more than his slingshot. Read full book review >
Disastrously Fabulous by D.A. Prince
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 25, 2016

"A fast-paced and sincere but underdeveloped romance about a wealthy wife's former lovers."
When a woman discovers her husband's infidelity, she begins a soul-searching journey through past relationships in this debut novel. Read full book review >

It's Crazy to Stay Chinese in Minnesota by Eleanor Wong Telemaque
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"A convincing novella of mid-20th-century Minnesota via the point of view of a Chinese family."
A young Chinese-American woman surveys a Midwestern small town with a gimlet eye. Read full book review >
Linsenbigler by Brian M.  Wiprud
FICTION & LITERATURE

"While this book delivers an engaging, occasionally silly pleasure cruise, the crime-fighting protagonist remains an indelible character, worthy of sequels."
A novel propels a reluctant liquor pitchman into a maelstrom of perilous situations populated by Drug Enforcement Administration agents, Mexican cartel kingpins, Guatemalan military honchos, and random beautiful women. Read full book review >
Scenes and Sequels by Mike Klaassen
Released: April 28, 2016

"A rare and mostly engaging dive into the nitty-gritty of scene construction."
Klaassen (Hansel and Gretel, 2016, etc.) discusses the foundational structures of fiction in this how-to guide to writing.Read full book review >
Cutter - Director's Cut by J. Woodburn Barney
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 9, 2016

"A twisty tale of an ordinary man overcoming treachery."
In Barney's (Cutter, 2015) sequel novel, a consultant's new gig as a parks and recreation director is tarnished by sordid colleagues, betrayal, and deceit.Read full book review >
THE JUDGE by Farin Powell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 19, 2016

"A gem of a legal thriller, full of plot twists and juicy secrets."
In Powell's (Roxana's Revolution, 2013, etc.) legal thriller, a judge known for administering harsh sentences suffers a punishment of his own. Read full book review >
Otorongo by JimLinsa
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 13, 2016

"An experimental work that will leave many erotica fans baffled."
A man explores psychedelic worlds with a sensual ghost for a guide in this erotic novel. Read full book review >
Obsession & Love with Foreign Ladies by Adam O. Eden
Released: July 8, 2016

"A sad glimpse into the titular fixation, but one with useful, cautionary warnings."
This debut guide outlines potential pitfalls for Americans engaging in foreign mail-order-bride visa arrangements. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Andrea Beaty
August 30, 2016

In Andrea Beaty and David Roberts’ new picture book Ada Twist, Scientist is like her classmates, builder Iggy and inventor Rosie: scientist Ada, a character of color, has a boundless imagination and has always been hopelessly curious. Why are there pointy things stuck to a rose? Why are there hairs growing inside your nose? When her house fills with a horrific, toe-curling smell, Ada knows it’s up to her to find the source. Not afraid of failure, she embarks on a fact-finding mission and conducts scientific experiments, all in the name of discovery. But this time, her experiments lead to even more stink and get her into trouble! Inspired by real-life makers such as Ada Lovelace and Marie Curie, Ada Twist, Scientist champions girl power and women scientists, and brings welcome diversity to picture books about girls in science. “Cool and stylish,” our reviewer writes. View video >