WORDS OF A FEATHER by J.F.W. Ndikum
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 31, 2016

"Poems from a physician that glide and gleam."
A doctor moonlighting as a verse-maker delivers a debut collection of poetry. Read full book review >
The Hampshire Project by Kitty Beer
FICTION & LITERATURE

"A view of the possible results of unbridled corporatism that is both unsettling and empowering. ?"
A dystopian sci-fi novel imagines a future New England crippled by pollution and under the control of ruthless corporate patriarchs. Read full book review >

LENIN, HITLER, AND ME by Boris Kochanowsky
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 30, 2016

"A stirring recollection of the impact of global politics on one man's family."
In a posthumously published memoir, a Russian man relives the turbulence of revolution and war in the 20th century. Read full book review >
WOODY by Porter Schell
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Dec. 21, 2016

"A joyfully written, American-as-apple-pie tale about what a successful life looks like."
A young baseball star wrestles with disappointment in Schell's debut YA novel. Read full book review >
CLIMBING LIFE’S ETERNAL LADDER by Wayne MacPherson
Released: Oct. 28, 2016

"An inspiring and refreshingly open-minded treatise."
This debut inspirational self-help work draws on philosophy, psychology, poetry, and religion to guide readers searching for everyday spiritual fulfillment. Read full book review >

ZARG by Sam Muldoon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 16, 2016

"Insistent poetry that demands our attention—and gets it."
Muldoon's debut is years in the making, and it feels like a veteran effort. Read full book review >
I MISS MY DADDY by Jill Pike
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 9, 2016

"An honest and raw text that should help children dealing with the loss of a parent."
An elementary school student struggles to cope with his father's death in this debut picture book. Read full book review >
THE DIARY OF AN IMMORTAL (1945-1959) by David J. Castello
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 1, 2016

"A deft cautionary tale about living forever."
A debut novel examines whether immortality is a boon or a curse. Read full book review >
THE QUESTION by Porter Schell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 21, 2016

"An often colorful and emotional read, particularly for those who enjoyed the author's previous work."
Schell (Woody, 2016, etc.) tells another tale set in Stonyville, West Virginia, in the second book of his Folksong Suite series.Read full book review >
MY INTERVIEW WITH BEETHOVEN by L.A. Hider Jones
FICTION & LITERATURE

"The protagonist lovingly describes Beethoven as 'an honest soul, lined with deep fissures and clumsy mendings'—which is just how he comes across in this deeply researched, accomplished work of historical fiction."
This debut novel about a young man's quest for his father gives glimpses of Beethoven in his prime as well as in his final months. Read full book review >
MELHARA by Jocelyn Tollefson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 8, 2017

"A violent, dramatic, and ultimately hopeful debut despite some pacing issues."
In this contemporary horror/fantasy novel, a Canadian woman confronts her destiny when a demon claims her as his queen. Read full book review >
MONSIEUR PIERRE by Anne Dana
written and illustrated by Anne Dana
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Feb. 18, 2017

"This story provides a charming, warm introduction to Paris for kids, ending on a happy note."
In this debut illustrated children's book for ages 3 to 5, a French octopus gets lonely and leaves his native fountain to explore Paris and beyond. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Kathleen Kent
author of THE DIME
February 20, 2017

Dallas, Texas is not for the faint of heart. Good thing for Betty Rhyzyk she's from a family of take-no-prisoners Brooklyn police detectives. But in Kathleen Kent’s new novel The Dime, her Big Apple wisdom will only get her so far when she relocates to The Big D, where Mexican drug cartels and cult leaders, deadbeat skells and society wives all battle for sunbaked turf. Betty is as tough as the best of them, but she's deeply shaken when her first investigation goes sideways. Battling a group of unruly subordinates, a persistent stalker, a formidable criminal organization, and an unsupportive girlfriend, the unbreakable Detective Betty Rhyzyk may be reaching her limit. “Violent, sexy, and completely absorbing,” our critic writes in a starred review. “Kent's detective is Sam Spade reincarnated—as a brilliant, modern woman.” View video >