FICTION & LITERATURE

"A valuable, unique addition to the canon of survivor stories."
In Kovala's moving biographical debut novel, a daughter tells the story of her Finnish father's survival in a Nazi concentration camp. Read full book review >
PAUSE AND PONDER by Rashid Osmani
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2015

"A strong poet is perceptive, eloquent, and thoughtful—and Osmani is three for three."
By turns religious, romantic, and political, this collection shows readers a skilled poet coming into his own. Read full book review >

THE OUTCAST by Feridon Rashidi
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 24, 2014

"An endearing, if patchy, love letter to Iran."
In this novel by Rashidi (Tales of Iran, 2013), a young man, recently released from an Iranian jail, falls in love with a woman who's strictly off-limits. Read full book review >
NINE DIGITS by Jay Duret
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Dec. 9, 2014

"An action-filled story, full of funny, topical, and sympathetic observations about the world today."
An eccentric family competes in a reality show in Duret's debut YA novel. Read full book review >
THE CRYSTAL NAVIGATOR by Nancy Kunhardt Lodge
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 24, 2014

"A vividly written work of juvenile fiction that mixes fantasy and suspense with messages of empowerment, history, art, and science."
In this adventure for middle-grade readers, a young girl regains her self-confidence and discovers the power of knowledge when she travels back in time to visit great artists of the past. Read full book review >

The Adventures of Petey Pots and Pans by Lotfi Bashir
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Oct. 25, 2013

"An engaging title for kids with an important lesson, only slightly hampered by its thin, confusing setting.
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In Bashir's debut children's book, a little dog struggles with his unusual name. Read full book review >
WHY MARX WAS WRONG by Lawrence Eubank
Released: Nov. 2, 2011

"A scholarly study thoroughly researched but ponderous and suitable only for those with a burning desire to see Marxist theory deconstructed."
A detailed debunking of Marxist philosophy. Read full book review >
We Came All This Way by Mike Heppner
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 26, 2015

"Well-written and intriguing."
Abandoning the rest of her family, a woman runs away with her daughter to join her brother on a man-made island/new nation and reflects on what brought her there. Read full book review >
Freaks I've Met by Donald Jans
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 6, 2015

"An engrossing but tongue-in-cheek drama that, even at its most dramatic, will leave readers smiling."
A Spokane college graduate searches for wealth and fame in LA but finds only a string of dead-end jobs and outlandish individuals in Jans' witty debut drama. Read full book review >
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 30, 2015

"An impressive use of one family to intimately portray the history of social and cultural changes over three generations."
Spanning nearly 60 years, this work of historical fiction chronicles the multitude of cultural changes in Japan after World War II from the perspective of a conflicted family of three. Read full book review >
Where the Bones of a Buried Rat Lie by Kim Ekemar
THRILLERS
Released: Aug. 16, 2014

"This well-written thriller's complex plotting and characterization make for a fine read."
In Ekemar's (The Lost Identity Causalities, 2014, etc.) second thriller in a planned four-book series, Matthias Callaghan returns to London, where he takes on the identity of his late father. Read full book review >
THE FLIPSIDE by Kimbeth Wehrli Judge
FICTION & LITERATURE

"A dark, complex tale with very few winners."
Judge's (Mothers and Others: A Story Collection, 2014) new novel tells a story of addiction, betrayal, and death. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Gabrielle Zevin
March 3, 2015

A. J. Fikry’s life is not at all what he expected it to be. He lives alone, his bookstore is experiencing the worst sales in its history, and now his prized possession, a rare collection of Poe poems, has been stolen. But when a mysterious package appears at the bookstore, its unexpected arrival gives Fikry the chance to make his life over—and see everything anew. “Zevin writes characters who grow and prosper,” our reviewer writes, “in a narrative that is sometimes sentimental, sometimes funny, sometimes true to life and always entertaining.” View video >