Broken Angels by Russell Heath
Released: June 9, 2015

"An auspicious mystery debut."
In this bleak Alaskan noir, an embittered, street-hardened woman is determined to find her estranged mother's killer. Read full book review >

"An odd but alluring retelling of the works of an obscure author."
Schwartz (Some Women I Have Known, 2015, etc.) reintroduces a forgotten Dutch literary giant in this work of literary criticism. Read full book review >

The Lemon Spell by Sachin Kumar
Released: May 2, 2015

"A tale of love and loss with ample atmosphere but underdeveloped characters."
After a tragedy rips her family apart, a woman seeks closure in a witch-filled village in this short novel. Read full book review >
O.K. is Great by David Tiefenthaler
Released: May 22, 2015

"This well-observed, funny book for middle schoolers scores high marks for the true-to-life observations, trials, and successes of its lively 12-year-old protagonist."
A spirited 12-year-old thinks he'll never be anything but average until he recognizes his own gifts in this witty and wise novel for middle schoolers from a first-time author/illustrator. Read full book review >
At the Center by Dorothy Van Soest
Released: Sept. 15, 2015

"A provocative, thoughtful, and entertaining story about crucial social issues and believable, realistic situations."
Retired professor and social worker Van Soest once again tackles tough social justice issues through fiction in her second novel (Just Mercy, 2014).Read full book review >

SPACE CREATURES by Barbara Weisberg
Released: Feb. 14, 2015

"An intriguing picture book with an abstract theme and illustrations that invite young readers to reimagine themselves as citizens of the planet."
A boy describes his identity as an Earthling in this clever, enchantingly illustrated picture book by veteran author Weisberg (Talking to the Dead, 2005, etc.) and artist Arnold. Read full book review >
Salt & Pepper Cooking by James Haller
Released: Nov. 15, 2015

"Flavorful serving of hilarious, poignant memories that will leave readers wanting seconds."
With these funny stories, an award-winning chef reflects on the formative roles of food, family, and friendship in his life. Read full book review >
The Good Daughter by Connie L. Shoemaker
Released: April 15, 2015

"An honest, painful yet humorous account of seeking unconditional love."
In this intimate memoir, the only child of aging parents describes her struggles to balance caregiving, marriage, and career, and to reconcile daughterly devotion with childhood wounds. Read full book review >
The Rainbow Dancer by Allan Hirsch
Released: June 12, 2013

"Darkness enchants these well-wrought tales."
In this debut children's book, a young girl hears wonderful tales and goes on a quest through a magic land to break a dragon's spell, discovering treasure on the way. Read full book review >
No Matter the Season by Ronald L. Froehlich
Released: Nov. 20, 2014

"Effortless storytelling that, though rather simple, still resonates."
A tale of a 1950s American family trying to make its way in a rapidly changing world. Read full book review >
Legend of War Creek by Randall Reneau
Released: June 11, 2015

"A rousing tale with a good deal of Southern charm in northern Washington."
The fourth adventure for geologist Trace Brandon, who seeks a gold-bearing vein in Washington state and may have to thwart a hostile takeover of his mining company in Reneau's (south of good, 2014, etc.) thriller. Read full book review >
The Promise from Forever by William Cone

"An often entertaining mystery, but one packed with too much plot."
In Cone's (Dead Ringer, 2012) novel, a wheelchair-bound heiress launches an investigation into an ancient manuscript, only to discover that the Tower of London's Jewel House may hold the key to healing her.Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Sara Paretsky
author of BRUSH BACK
July 28, 2015

No one would accuse V. I. Warshawski of backing down from a fight, but there are a few she’d be happy to avoid. High on that list is tangling with Chicago political bosses. Yet that’s precisely what she ends up doing when she responds to Frank Guzzo’s plea for help in Brush Back, the latest thriller from bestselling author Sara Paretsky. For six stormy weeks back in high school, V.I. thought she was in love with Frank. He broke up with her, she went off to college, he started driving trucks for Bagby Haulage. She forgot about him until the day his mother was convicted of bludgeoning his kid sister, Annie, to death. Stella Guzzo was an angry, uncooperative prisoner and did a full 25 years for her daughter’s murder. Newly released from prison, Stella is looking for exoneration, so Frank asks V.I. for help. “Paretsky, who plots more conscientiously than anyone else in the field, digs deep, then deeper, into past and present until all is revealed,” our reviewer writes. View video >