SOUTHERN GOTHIC by Bridgette R. Alexander
Released: Feb. 2, 2016

"Light, frothy, and entertaining."
A budding art historian becomes embroiled in a mystery at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in Alexander's debut YA novel. Read full book review >
Loving Eleanor by Susan Wittig Albert
Released: Feb. 1, 2016

"This warm, extensively researched novel will entrance readers and inspire them to look further into the lives of two extraordinary women."
New York Times bestselling author Albert (The Darling Dahlias and the Silver Dollar Bush, 2015, etc.) returns to historical fiction in this intimate exploration of the relationship between Eleanor Roosevelt and journalist Lorena Hickok. Read full book review >

The Wrong Road Home by Ian A. O'Connor
Released: Jan. 31, 2016

"An intimate look at a life lived as a lie."
In this historical novel based on a true story, a man operates as a doctor in both the United States and Ireland, despite having only a GED and a handful of forged credentials. Read full book review >
Surf Shop Sisters by Laura Kennedy
Released: Jan. 30, 2016

"Dizzying YA that would benefit from more character development."
Kennedy's (Double Take, 2014, etc.) latest novel expands on the Double Take universe with the return of Brooke and the Surf Shop Sisters for a tumultuous teenaged tale of deceit, growth, and love.Read full book review >
The Sins of Soldiers by S. J. Hardman Lea
Released: Jan. 28, 2016

"A war story that's less about conflict that it is about emotion."
Lea offers a gripping novel about the difficult choices that soldiers face during wartime. Read full book review >

Fill The Stadium by K.M. Daughters
Released: Jan. 22, 2016

"An effective modern-day romance about two people brought together by the tragedy of a child's illness."
A contemporary novel focuses on a tenderhearted football star who helps out an emotionally wounded single mother. Read full book review >
TJ’s Last Summer in Cape Cod by Garfield Whyte
Released: Jan. 21, 2016

"Strives for—and sometimes achieves—complexities that surpass superficial teenage drama."
Trust is broken and intrigues are explored in this coming-of-age novel about a young man. Read full book review >
Tainted Harvest by Nancy Smith
Released: Jan. 16, 2016

"A deft work of historical fiction with a timely message about the perils of marginalizing and demonizing the 'Other.'"
Novelist Smith (The Slow Kill, 2014) gives voice to a pivotal figure in an infamous period of American history. Read full book review >
My Cousin & Me by Gordon Harrison
Released: Jan. 15, 2016

"A flawed but often engaging account of one man's deeply personal relationship with Canadian wildlife."
This "natural history memoir" uses anecdotes, philosophy, and evolutionary theory to describe the flora and fauna of rural Ontario. Read full book review >
Released: Jan. 8, 2016

"A practical, well-structured primer that promotes the power of positive thinking."
A spirituality publisher outlines a 21-day plan to develop mental practices that will lead readers to a more joyful, fulfilling life in this debut self-help book. Read full book review >
Flipping by Eichin Chang-Lim
Released: Jan. 7, 2016

"A straightforward but captivating tale of familial challenges in California."
Two interconnected families, one Taiwanese and one American, struggle to navigate life's unexpected turns. Read full book review >
Cocoon of Cancer by Abbe Rolnick
Released: Jan. 7, 2016

"A positive, perceptive primer for cancer patients and caregivers."
A novelist and her husband share insights regarding his cancer journey in this inspirational memoir. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Michael Eric Dyson
February 2, 2016

In Michael Eric Dyson’s rich and nuanced book new book, The Black Presidency: Barack Obama and the Politics of Race in America, Dyson writes with passion and understanding about Barack Obama’s “sad and disappointing” performance regarding race and black concerns in his two terms in office. While race has defined his tenure, Obama has been “reluctant to take charge” and speak out candidly about the nation’s racial woes, determined to remain “not a black leader but a leader who is black.” Dyson cogently examines Obama’s speeches and statements on race, from his first presidential campaign through recent events—e.g., the Ferguson riots and the eulogy for the Rev. Clementa Pinckney in Charleston—noting that the president is careful not to raise the ire of whites and often chastises blacks for their moral failings. At his best, he spoke with “special urgency for black Americans” during the Ferguson crisis and was “at his blackest,” breaking free of constraints, in his “Amazing Grace” Charleston eulogy. Dyson writes here as a realistic, sometimes-angry supporter of the president. View video >