The Rise and Fall of the Yellow House by John Whittier Treat
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 29, 2016

"A compassionate, engrossing novel of life in the early plague years, depicted here with authentic detail and a true heart."
The panicked, formative years of the AIDS epidemic create the dramatic backdrop for this sentimental yet searingly authentic novel. Read full book review >
ENTERTAINMENT & SPORTS
Released: Oct. 1, 2016

"The author's research is commendable, but it swamps readers with too many details."
How an 1897 boxing match helped make cinema history. Read full book review >

The Woman Behind the Waterfall by Leonora Meriel
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2016

"Readers looking for a classic tale of love and loss will be rewarded with an intoxicating world, especially if they can follow the more magical plotlines."
A young girl must harness the power of her maternal line to help her mother in this debut novel. Read full book review >
Hemingway, Three Angels, and Me by Jerome Mark Antil
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2016

"A complex coming-of-age story that evokes the enduring effects of war and the latter days of the Jim Crow system."
A boy learns important lessons about prejudice, racism, and courage in post-World War II America in a fictional tale that combines autobiographical elements and the supernatural. Read full book review >
Lily by Michael Thomas Ford
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2016

"In this moving and magical literary journey, a heroine grapples with a terrifying power."
A young girl gains the ability to see the death of anyone she touches in this debut "modern(ish)" fairy tale. Read full book review >

Fulfilled! by William A. Schiemann
Released: Oct. 1, 2016

"A tangible, motivational life-planning approach with useful examples."
An organizational psychologist provides tools and insights to achieving professional and personal happiness in this debut self-development guide. Read full book review >
Silent Source by James Smith
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 3, 2016

"A promising thriller that ably handles its medical mysteries but lags in its narrative structure and character development."
In Smith's debut mystery, a former scientist investigates a string of mysterious deaths occurring across Atlanta. Read full book review >
Reverse Mortgages by Wade Pfau
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Oct. 3, 2016

"A well-reasoned argument in favor of the reverse mortgage as a component of a retirement strategy."
A researcher and financial analyst explains the role of the reverse mortgage in retirement planning. Read full book review >
Sashi and the Puppy Mill Girl by Linda Greiner
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Oct. 4, 2016

"A sweet tale in Sashi's series that should appeal to dog lovers."
Sashi, the formerly shy sheltie, returns in this third illustrated adventure, tackling the issue of puppy mills. Read full book review >
Matilda The Algonquin Cat by Leslie Martini
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Oct. 4, 2016

"An appealing, humorous introduction to a legendary hotel through a cat's eyes."
In Martini's debut children's book, illustrated by Mongiardo (Cosmo's Crave and Guppy Gall, 2012), a cat tells her story of her life at the Algonquin Hotel in New York City.Read full book review >
Remember Yesterday by Pintip Dunn
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Oct. 4, 2016

"An epic, futuristic tale continues with proficient, zestful writing."
A teenage psychic tries to stop an invention and prevent a massacre in the second installment of Dunn's (Forget Tomorrow, 2015, etc.) YA sci-fi series.Read full book review >
Dystortions: 100 Hues of Purple by Lisa Pell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 6, 2016

"A poignant parody of media blather, modern romance, and mangled justice, with sci-fi accents."
A novel explores extraterrestrial love in a topsy-turvy world. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Melissa Sweet
author of SOME WRITER!
September 26, 2016

“SOME PIG,” Charlotte the spider’s praise for Wilbur, is just one fondly remembered snippet from E. B. White’s Charlotte’s Web. In Some Writer!, two-time Caldecott Honor winner and 2014 Kirkus Prize finalist Melissa Sweet mixes White’s personal letters, photos, and family ephemera with her own exquisite artwork to tell his story, from his birth in 1899 to his death in 1985. Budding young writers will be fascinated and inspired by the journalist, New Yorker contributor, and children’s book author who loved words his whole life. This authorized tribute is the first fully illustrated biography of E. B. White and includes an afterword by Martha White, E. B. White's granddaughter. “Like Charlotte, Sweet spins a terrific story,” our reviewer writes in a starred review. “A masterful biography that will enchant young readers.” View video >