THE SEVENTH THUNDER by Larry Brooks
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 2, 2014

"A frantic but never confusing story enhanced by its characters and tantalizing religious theme.
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In Brooks' (Deadly Faux, 2013, etc.) latest thriller, a widower's unpublished apocalyptic novel may actually have prophesied the end of times.Read full book review >
DEADLY FAUX by Larry Brooks
THRILLERS
Released: Oct. 8, 2013

"Filled with enough twists to make a roulette wheel dizzy."
In Brooks' (Pressure Points, 2013, etc.) thriller, Wolfgang Schmitt's latest undercover gig for the FBI puts him at a Las Vegas hotel-casino to bring down mobsters. Read full book review >

The Dance of the Moon by Pari Spolter
SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
Released: Feb. 16, 2015

"A complex collection of lunar data that invites interpretation and consideration."
A book that attempts to explain the motion of the moon—a phenomenon that has baffled astronomers for quite some time. Read full book review >
The Ledger of Good and Evil by Teja A Jaensch
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 11, 2014

"A well-crafted guide for bettering one's inner life in order to better serve mankind."
Stories and lists aimed at helping readers redirect their focus and follow a path of benevolence. Read full book review >
HISTORY
Released: Jan. 13, 2015

"An enlightening, accessible book that will appeal to academics and casual music fans as well as history and pop-culture trivia buffs."
Chronologies of the lives of four historical figures from the 1960s as seen through the lens of popular music. Read full book review >

THE WISE LEGACY by Daniel J. Siegel
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Feb. 16, 2015

"Of greatest interest to those who knew Sidney Wise—but also a poignant reminder of a more civil political era."
This tribute volume collects statements from and interviews with students, colleagues, relatives, and friends of Sidney Wise, an influential professor. Read full book review >
A Simple Guide to Overcoming Divorce Pain by Joseph V Cassarino
Released: April 1, 2015

"A straightforward, slim handbook for those in emotional distress."
In fewer than 20 pages, Cassarino attempts to guide readers through the pain of divorce via a combination of positive thinking, laws of attraction, self-help books, and communing with nature. Read full book review >
Atlas Forman & The Necessary Dream by Derek Holser
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Feb. 18, 2015

"Fantasy elements may hook readers, but the characters will land them."
A magical destiny awaits a 12-year-old daydreamer, but he has real-life troubles to contend with first. Read full book review >
DAMAGE CONTROL by Phil Slott
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 20, 2015

"Although ostensibly written for caretakers and TBI survivors, this compelling read will comfort anyone who needs inspiration for overcoming an incredibly daunting situation."
From husband and wife authors Slott (Never let 'em see you sweat, 2014, etc.) and Spears, a touching, frank, and unsparing depiction of the trauma, initial recovery, and ongoing challenges surrounding traumatic brain injury (TBI). Read full book review >
HERE THERE IS NO WHY by Rachel Roth
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 13, 2013

"A well-observed, heartbreaking memoir of the Holocaust."
In her debut memoir, Roth recounts her experiences as a Jewish teenager in Poland during the Holocaust. Read full book review >
CARDBOARD SOLDIERS by James G. Scotson
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Dec. 22, 2014

"Part Matrix, part Lord of the Flies, and thoroughly engaging in its own right."
In Scotson's (Planets Falling: Earth and Mars Saga, 2014) imaginative dystopian sci-fi novel, a young boy is taken out of a troubled childhood to train as an elite soldier. Read full book review >
THE ROAD TO NKAMBA by Piper Monique Dellums
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Feb. 17, 2015

"An often engaging work that could be used as an introduction to Congo studies."
A spiritual prophecy comes true in Dellums' (Grandma Leola Celebrates Purim, 2015, etc.) colorful story of a Congolese culture and religion. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Luis Alberto Urrea
April 21, 2015

Examining the borders between one nation and another, between one person and another, Luis Alberto Urrea’s latest story collection, The Water Museum, reveals his mastery of the short form. This collection includes the Edgar-award winning "Amapola" and his now-classic "Bid Farewell to Her Many Horses," which had the honor of being chosen for NPR's "Selected Shorts" not once but twice. Urrea has also recently published a poetry collection, Tijuana Book of the Dead, mixing lyricism and colloquial voices, mysticism and the daily grind. We talk to Urrea about both of his new books this week on Kirkus TV. View video >