Busker's Holiday by Adam Gussow
Released: Oct. 15, 2015

"A strongly written, cool novel about being young, bluesy, and free on a vagabond adventure in Europe."
In Gussow's (Mister Satan's Apprentice: A Blues Memoir, 2009) lively road novel, an American grad student spends a wild few weeks as a street musician in Europe. Read full book review >
In the Tree Top by Candide Jones
Released: Oct. 15, 2015

"A warmhearted, eye-pleasing new 'Rock-a-Bye Baby' picture book in verse, nicely calibrated for cozy bedtime reading."
Using the well-loved "Rock-a-Bye Baby" lyrics as their springboard, a writer/editor with a literary-press background and her collaborator, an accomplished watercolorist, have created a pretty new picture book shaped around reassuring verses. Read full book review >

Cassowary Hill by David de Vaux
Released: Oct. 20, 2015

"Multilayered expat saga best as a showcase of its exotic setting."
In this debut novel, a British expatriate's ghostwriting gig leads to a political showdown involving his retired spook neighbor in Queensland. Read full book review >
Nightscape: Cynopolis by David W. Edwards
Released: Oct. 20, 2015

"By turns entertaining, poignant, and heady, a thoroughly enjoyable thrill ride powered by jolts of philosophy."
Through contact with interdimensional beings, a former Black Power activist releases a "thought-virus" that turns dogs wild and people into jackal-headed creatures resembling the ancient Egyptian god Anubis. Read full book review >
Peanuts: A Tribute to Charles M. Schulz by Charles M. Schulz
Released: Oct. 20, 2015

"An entertaining testament to the enduring richness of 'Peanuts' and the creativity it still inspires."
Celebrated cartoonists interpret the look, legacy, and worldview of the "Peanuts" comic strip in this vibrant homage to its creator.Read full book review >

Deliver Us From Honor by S.E. Valenti
Released: Oct. 23, 2015

"A robust tale of violence and vendettas."
A family saga of betrayal, brutality, and Sicilian honor. Read full book review >
Creatures On Display  by Wm. Stage
Released: Oct. 29, 2015

"An alluring investigation into the seaminess of sleaze."
From Stage (Not Waving Drowning, 2012, etc.), a novel about sexually transmitted diseases and a man sent to investigate them in 1980s St. Louis.Read full book review >
Fierce Thunder  by Courtney Silberberg
Released: Oct. 29, 2015

"A curvy thriller with a few unexpected turns."
American tourists on a Veracruz biking trip find themselves in the middle of a savage war between the Mexican militia and local contraband-running rebels in the Silberbergs' debut novel. Read full book review >
When the Serpent Bites by Nesly Clerge
Released: Oct. 30, 2015

"An arresting prison tale about penance—and whether it's even wanted."
From debut author Clerge comes a novel about one man's quest to survive prison and find answers within himself. Read full book review >
Lifted to the Wind by Susan Gardner
Released: Oct. 31, 2015

"Precise language and imagery reinforce the conclusion that noticing leads to enlightenment: 'a few things / unremarked / awaken us to this life.'"
Themes of nature, travel, relationships, and current events run through Gardner's (To Inhabit the Felt World, 2013, etc.) collected poems, some of which are also in Spanish. Read full book review >
The Improbable Wonders of  Moojie Littleman by Robin Gregory
Released: Nov. 1, 2015

"A lively, original take on a story of a boy with more limits—and more magic—than most."
In this YA coming-of-age novel, a disabled boy goes to live on his grandfather's farm, meets a mysterious clan, and discovers special powers. Read full book review >
It's My Pleasure by Dee Ann Turner
Released: Nov. 3, 2015

"An excellent resource for anyone tasked with the professional management of others."
A blueprint for fostering a workplace environment that's conducive to both success and moral development. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Elin Hilderbrand
October 13, 2015

In Winter Stroll, a sequel to last year's holiday novel Winter Street, Elin Hilderbrand improves on the first by delving deeper into the emotional lives of the Quinn clan. Christmas on Nantucket finds Winter Street Inn owner Kelley Quinn and his family busily preparing for the holiday season. Though the year has brought tragedy, the Quinns have much to celebrate: Kelley has reunited with his first wife Margaret, Kevin and Isabelle have a new baby; and Ava is finally dating a nice guy. But when Kelley's estranged wife Mitzi shows up on the island, along with Kevin's devious ex-wife Norah and a dangerously irresistible old fling of Ava's, the Inn is suddenly overrun with romantic feuds, not to mention guests. “Although some of the Quinns' problems are resolved, many are not, happily promising a third installment next year,” our reviewer writes. View video >