A WEEKEND WITH FRANCES by Lois Jean Thomas
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 24, 2016

"A cleareyed but warm family saga of buried recriminations and the struggle for reconciliation."
A mother and her daughters reunite to dredge up old traumas in this tension-wracked drama. Read full book review >
ISLAND OF EXILES by Erica Cameron
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Feb. 7, 2017

"A fresh, original series starter, bolstered by a dynamic protagonist and a welcome sense of depth."
Cameron (Assassins: Nemesis, 2017, etc.) tells a YA fantasy tale about a "nyshin"—a warrior, mage, and hunter—on a desert island rife with danger.Read full book review >

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR

"Highly readable and sufficiently evocative to sense the scent of sea air in the pages."
Hinman (Tightwads on the Loose, 2012) serves up a second real-life maritime adventure.Read full book review >
CURRENT AFFAIRS
Released: Nov. 29, 2016

"A timely, cogent work that should be required reading for policymakers."
A call for an Army-led volunteer corps to revitalize rural and small-town America. Read full book review >
DEFACTO FEMINISM by Judy Juanita
CURRENT AFFAIRS
Released: Oct. 31, 2016

"The author refers to herself as 'an observational ironist,' and her incisive comments on black life's contradictions make this essay collection a winner."
This extraordinary set of autobiographical essays gives insight into a black woman's life in the arts: everything from joining the Black Panthers to avoiding African-American chick lit. Read full book review >

Released: May 1, 2003

"An engaging guide that offers a valuable rewards solution for frazzled moms and dads."
A debut manual addresses many problems in parenting with a dash of fun and plenty of advice. Read full book review >
THE SECRET WATCHER OF SUMMIT AVENUE by Mark Morlock
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 16, 2016

"Warmly nostalgic without giving in to saccharine oversentimentality, this intricate tale chronicles an absorbing and affecting family journey across generations."
A debut novel explores the complex story of an old house and those connected to it. Read full book review >
Released: Nov. 1, 2015

"A rich, well-documented collection for students of photography and Jewish culture."
Through interviews, portraits, essays, and photos, this large-format book explores the role of Jewish ancestry in the work of more than 70 leading American photographers. Read full book review >
Thieves of the Black Sea by Joe  O'Neill
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Oct. 11, 2016

"A satisfying, action-packed return to the world of the Red Hand and a daring trio."
In this fourth volume of an adventure series, a resourceful Moroccan orphan named Tariq and his loyal friends set out to return an ancient diary to its rightful home. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR

"An honest, riveting work about living with autism that will enlighten and offer hope to readers."
NFL Films producer and debut author O'Brien offers a frank, firsthand account of his and his family's journey with autism, starting with his son's early childhood diagnosis. Read full book review >
#BabyLove: My Toddler Life by Corine Dehghanpisheh
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 20, 2016

"This poignant and entertaining tale about a playful toddler aimed at young lap readers works on a much deeper level for parents."
In her latest picture book, Dehghanpisheh (#BabyLove: My Social Life, 2016, etc.) shows the life of a curious child through the frame of the cellphone used to take his photo—until he gets his hands on the device.Read full book review >
Palamedes by Kemmer Anderson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2016

"A rich, thoughtful collection that generously breathes life into its ancient subject: very fine."
This cycle of poems focuses on Palamedes, credited with inventing letters of the Greek alphabet and dice. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Clinton Kelly
January 9, 2017

Bestselling author and television host Clinton Kelly’s memoir I Hate Everyone Except You is a candid, deliciously snarky collection of essays about his journey from awkward kid to slightly-less-awkward adult. Clinton Kelly is probably best known for teaching women how to make their butts look smaller. But in I Hate Everyone, Except You, he reveals some heretofore-unknown secrets about himself, like that he’s a finicky connoisseur of 1980s pornography, a disillusioned critic of New Jersey’s premier water parks, and perhaps the world’s least enthused high-school commencement speaker. Whether he’s throwing his baby sister in the air to jumpstart her cheerleading career or heroically rescuing his best friend from death by mud bath, Clinton leaps life’s social hurdles with aplomb. With his signature wit, he shares his unique ability to navigate the stickiest of situations, like deciding whether it’s acceptable to eat chicken wings with a fork on live television (spoiler: it’s not). “A thoroughly light and entertaining memoir,” our critic writes. View video >