Death Comes to Lake Como by G.X. Chen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 20, 2016

"These resolute protagonists and self-proclaimed mystery buffs should certainly appeal to genre fans."
The latest murder case for amateur detectives Ann Lee and Fang Chen takes them on an intercontinental investigation in this thriller. Read full book review >
Counterculture UK by Rebecca Gillieron
HISTORY
Released: Feb. 23, 2016

"An approachable, comprehensive introduction to British culture outside the mainstream, but it may be a bit too general and conversational for academic researchers and scholars."
The histories of the United Kingdom's vibrant underground and alternative cultures are the focus of this essay collection, edited by Gillieron (Plays for Today by Women, 2013) and Robson (Celluloid Ceiling, 2014). Read full book review >

THE SOUL WHISPERER by J.M. Harrison
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 26, 2016

"An entertaining, if unpolished, old-school adventure with deep philosophical roots."
In this first novel from self-help and spiritual nonfiction author Harrison (We Are All One, 2015, etc.), a young married couple's European getaway turns into a perilous hunt for a mystical relic. Read full book review >
The Rampart Guards by Wendy Terrien
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Feb. 26, 2016

"A delightful novel that delivers a tightly plotted, character-driven story about a hero confronting wondrous creatures."
This first installment of a projected paranormal fantasy series chronicles the adventures of a 14-year-old boy who, after dealing with the disappearance of his mother, moves to another state. Read full book review >
The Woven Tale Press Selected Works 2015 by Sandra Tyler
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 29, 2016

"An engaging fusion of print and the Web, featuring works by experienced artists and writers seeking a greater audience."
New York Times Notable Book author Tyler (Blue Glass, 2014, etc.) and her editorial team of artists and writers present an eclectic collection of artwork and creative writing. Read full book review >

Driller by M. S. Holm
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 29, 2016

"A bleak novel remarkable for its linguistic acrobatics and hardscrabble charisma."
A thriller pits a single mother, her young son, and a drifter against all that the Mexican wilderness can send their way. Read full book review >
A Flash of Blue Sky by Alon Preiss
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2016

"A complex literary drama that's heavy on symbolism and existential angst."
A debut novel that presents several intertwined stories, set against the political tumult of the rise and fall of Communism. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 2016

"An absorbing, well-written memoir by a brave adventurer who discovered her own life."
In this memoir, a documentary filmmaker describes her dramatic journeys, both outward and inward. Read full book review >
Something's Tugging on My Claw! by Janice S. C. Petrie
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 1, 2016

"A captivating work that offers vivid lessons about lobsters (and crabs).
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A rare blue lobster searches for the creature who took his claw in this brightly hued, educational children's book. Read full book review >
Isles of the Blind by Robert Rosenberg
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2016

"An empathetic, challenging examination of familial secrets, shame, and solidarity.
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In Rosenberg's (This Is Not Civilization, 2004) second novel, a man attempts to "resolve the puzzle" of his relationship with his late, estranged brother.Read full book review >
The War of Words by Amy Neftzger
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 3, 2016

"Engaging characters and an imaginative plot make for a satisfying read."
Neftzger's fantasy novel refreshes the conventions of the genre while meeting readers' expectations of it. Read full book review >
Power by Julie Diamond
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: March 10, 2016

"An intensely readable field guide to using power without abusing it."
A book offers a taxonomy of the different kinds of power and a manual for understanding and employing it. 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 >