WHAT I KNEW ABOUT CLARE by Terence Alfred Aditon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 23, 2016

"An often satisfying, if occasionally trite, tale of personal discovery."
In this coming-of-age novel, a nice Southern boy meets a brilliant young girl from New York City and finds a passion for the arts. Read full book review >
MAGDALENA'S SHADOW by E.E. Orme
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 9, 2017

"A sometimes-unbelievable novel that offers the melodramatic appeal of a telenovela."
In this poor-little-rich-girl YA story, a supermodel's daughter suffers, loves, and dazzles. Read full book review >

THE IDIOCY OF PERFECTION by Jesus Silva-Herzog Marquez
CURRENT AFFAIRS
Released: April 5, 2017

"A judicious, agile look at the limits of reason and modern liberalism."
A series of biographical vignettes captures a shared skepticism about the rewards of modernity. Read full book review >
KITTEN ON THE KEYS by Caryll Egerer Moore
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Dec. 28, 2016

"A warm, wholesome coming-of-age story."
Moore's debut middle-grade novel, inspired by stories of her mother's childhood, follows a girl as she grows up in small-town California during the 1910s. Read full book review >
DEGREES OF GUILT by Jim Bennett
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 11, 2016

"This book's combat scenes are skillfully rendered, but its plot is overly complex and lacks subtlety."
A Canadian soldier, psychologically devastated by his combat experience, has difficulty telling the difference between nightmarish memories and reality in this debut novel. Read full book review >

HUNGRY by Ryan Walter
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Oct. 15, 2007

"Mostly standard but engaging self-improvement fare that's nicely packaged."
Motivational leadership wisdom from a former professional hockey player and coach. Read full book review >
EXORCISING YOUR EXCUSES by Griff Neilson
Released: Feb. 20, 2017

"A comprehensive but flawed wellness manual."
Neilson's debut holistic self-help book examines the ways that excuses can interfere with a healthy lifestyle. Read full book review >
YIELD by B.J. Tiernan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 14, 2016

"An absorbing, heart-wrenching tale of love, belonging, and self-acceptance."
Tiernan (Standing on a Whale, 2014) blends historical anxieties with concerns universal to all of humanity in this literary romance.Read full book review >
THE WATERFALL TRAVELER by S.J. Lem
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 17, 2017

"A gripping, harrowing adventure tale, propelled by a complex, mythology-inflected plot."
A young woman must stop a plague of beasts that threatens civilization in this fantasy debut. Read full book review >
RELIGION
Released: Oct. 29, 2016

"An evidence-based, if ultimately uncompelling, argument for the existence of God."
A debut work of philosophy offers proof of a divine creator. Read full book review >
RETURN TO EARTH by A. Aithal
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 20, 2017

"Dystopian, cautionary sci-fi that leaves a lot to be desired—including an ending."
Three lost space shuttle explorers and some alien friends land on late-21st-century Earth and find America to be a devastated, brutal, and divided land in Aithal's (Beyond the Milky Way, 2015)sequel.Read full book review >
CHILDREN OF COVENANT by Fred Howard
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 26, 2017

"An engrossing mystery about secrets in an old Southern town that delivers a plea for unity."
A Southern minister befriends a Muslim professor accused of murdering a local business owner in this novel. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Laini Taylor
March 27, 2017

In bestselling YA writer Laini Taylor’s new fantasy novel, Strange the Dreamer, the dream chooses the dreamer, not the other way around—and Lazlo Strange, war orphan and junior librarian, has always feared that his dream chose poorly. Since he was five years old he's been obsessed with the mythic lost city of Weep, but it would take someone bolder than he to cross half the world in search of it. Then a stunning opportunity presents itself, in the person of a hero called the Godslayer and a band of legendary warriors, and he has to seize his chance to lose his dream forever. What happened in Weep two hundred years ago to cut it off from the rest of the world? What exactly did the Godslayer slay that went by the name of god? And what is the mysterious problem he now seeks help in solving? “Lovers of intricate worldbuilding and feverish romance will find this enthralling,” our critic writes. View video >