HISTORY
Released: March 22, 2015

"An entertaining, highly detailed account of the lives of some very famous gangsters."
Friedman (All Against The Law, 2014, etc.) offers an in-depth account of the crime bosses of Prohibition-era America. Read full book review >
ADVENTURES WITH ANDY & SUSIE  by Donna Hall
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 26, 2015

"Needs a narrative polish but intrigues with inviting illustrations and a low-key, Victorian-style sci-fi twist."
A friendly feline narrates this picture book depicting a young boy's weekend adventures in and around his family's fruit farm. Read full book review >

DOWN IN LAOS by Francis J Partel Jr
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 1, 2014

"A riveting tale of war that stumbles a few too many times."
The lives of three very different men intersect on an aircraft carrier in this Vietnam-era military thriller. Read full book review >
THE VILLAGE OF EBEN HOLLOW by Brad A. Braddock
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Feb. 12, 2015

"Fans of heroes who drink, waste bad guys, and still find time for church will enjoy this grisly high-stakes war."
A fantasy/adventure about a small village and an onslaught of demonic forces from debut authors Braddock and Pacy. Read full book review >
The Popularity Project by Joddie Zeng
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN

"A high school fairy tale perfect for those who love second chances and happy endings."
Debut YA romance following a nerd on the road to prom queen. Read full book review >

City Times and Other Poems by Vihang A. Naik
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 7, 2014

"Aiming toward philosophical, even existential concerns, these light-fingered lyrics leave too much unsaid."
Meditations on love and wisdom in a slim poetry collection from Naik (English/Shree Ambaji Arts Coll.; Poetry Manifesto, 2010, etc.). Read full book review >
BLOODLINE GYPSY by Shirley A. Martin
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: June 29, 2013

"An intriguing, if flawed, beginning to a new YA series."
In Martin's debut YA novel, a teenager discovers her supernatural heritage after losing her mother. Read full book review >
DEAD HEAT by Amy Elizabeth
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 17, 2014

"An often engrossing if at times predictable novel whose strengths make it well worth a read for those on the lookout for a refreshingly mature love story."
In Elizabeth's (Showdown, 2014, etc.) latest novel, an Aussie man living in Thailand in 2004 has his world turned upside down when he discovers an unconscious, apparently amnesiac American woman washed up on his boat. Read full book review >
THE IMMIGRANT EXPERT by Robert M. Macala
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: April 23, 2014

"A hilarious, beauteous collection of immigrant tales."
Macala recounts the tall tales of his multinational Eastern European family. Read full book review >
WIFE OF THE DECEASED by Dawn M. Bell
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 25, 2014

"A profound reflection on the years following a spouse's death."
The poignant and searing account of a woman's tragic loss. Read full book review >
SAPIENT by Jerry Kaczmarowski
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 14, 2015

"A timely, winning adventure that brings up serious questions about technology and medical research."
Kaczmarowski's (Moon Rising, 2014) scientific thriller pits a medical researcher against the government. Read full book review >
DIRTBAG by Aldric J. Saucier
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 11, 2015

"A gleefully absurd romp that may appeal to readers whose interests are a bit off-kilter."
Unbelievable adventures and an unexpected reunion complicate a quest to locate a wicked, calculating woman in Saucier's (In the Sanctum of Entropy, 2013, etc.) comic novel. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Mona Eltahawy
April 28, 2015

In her debut book, Headscarves and Hymens: Why the Middle East Needs a Sexual Revolution, Egyptian-American journalist and commentator Mona Eltahawy mounts an angry indictment of the treatment of women throughout the Arab world. Born in Egypt, she spent her childhood in London, moving with her family to Saudi Arabia when she was 15. Her shock was immediate and visceral: “It felt as though we’d moved to another planet whose inhabitants fervently wished women did not exist,” she recalls. Women could not travel, work or even go to a doctor’s appointment without male approval. We talk to Eltahawy this week on Kirkus TV about her arresting new book. View video >