EATING BULL by Carrie Rubin
THRILLERS

"A solid thriller that manages to infuse one boy's coming-of-age with a whole lot of murder."
An obese teenage boy agrees to be the face of a lawsuit against the fast-food industry, not realizing that doing so has marked him as a target for a serial killer. Read full book review >
Released: April 11, 2014

"An analysis of racism that not only explains it, but could contribute to its diminishment."
A scholarly reconsideration of racism. Read full book review >

Showdown in the Pacific War by Ronald E. Martell
Released: March 6, 2015

"An often intelligent and valuable book that will help casual readers understand the story of the Pacific theater."
A history of the origins and first years of World War II in the Pacific. Read full book review >
MAN SQUARE by Curtis Hibbler
Released: July 25, 2014

"A no-frills primer aimed squarely at a socially conservative Christian readership."
A concise guide for women who want to understand their men. Read full book review >
RELIGION
Released: Nov. 3, 2014

"A good, undemanding collection for those seeking to understand and commune with God."
Case provides a slim but thoughtful volume of prayers, based upon Christian Scripture but far from orthodox or didactic in character. Read full book review >

Released: Dec. 4, 2012

"A calm, spiritual call to a faith 'for all humans, for the world, and for all times.'"
Inspired by his reading of Punjabi mystic poets, Ghulam, in his debut work of nonfiction, takes the broadest possible deistic approach to personal spirituality. Read full book review >
VERTREK by Keith Paulusse
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 6, 2015

"A perceptive, descriptive portrait of Australia in the 1960s and of the immigrant experience in general."
In this memoir of vertrek, the Dutch word for leaving, first-time author Paulusse recounts his family's immigration to Australia from the Netherlands in the early 1960s. Read full book review >
EVER SO NEAR by Kay Westfield
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 4, 2014

"An often engaging romance, but one that lulls rather than ignites."
Westfield's debut novel centers on a woman's nostalgic recollection of love. Read full book review >
ICE CREAM WAR by Paul Janson
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: Oct. 9, 2014

"A light tale that will appeal to fans of the cozy mystery genre."
In Janson's (Mal Practice, 2013, etc.) mystery set in small-town Nebraska, an ice cream shop owner reluctantly assists her business rival when a dead body is found in his store. Read full book review >
The Rootlets: Super Rootabilities by Vicki Marquez
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Oct. 28, 2014

"A palatable mix of education and entertainment for kids that will go down easy."
In this debut children's book by a certified health coach, four young residents of an alien planet discover that they're destined to develop nutrition-based superpowers. Read full book review >
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 4, 2015

"A bubbly and educational bilingual poetry anthology for children."
Occasions big and small are celebrated with kid-friendly poems in this English/Spanish anthology compiled by Vardell and Wong (The Poetry Anthology for Science, 2014, etc.). Read full book review >
Ride Your Heart 'Til It Breaks by Deborah Hawkins
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 31, 2014

"Troubled romance that knows the messiness of real life."
Hawkins' (Dance for a Dead Princess, 2013) tale of addictive love is a roller coaster of emotion. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Jodi Picoult and Samantha van Leer
authors of OFF THE PAGE
May 19, 2015

Meet Oliver, a prince literally taken from the pages of a fairy tale and transported into the real world. Meet Delilah, the girl who wished Oliver into being. In bestseller Jodi Picoult and her daughter Samantha van Leer’s new young adult novel, Off the Page, it’s a miracle that seems perfect at first—but there are complications. To exist in Delilah’s world, Oliver must take the place of a regular boy. Enter Edgar, who agrees to play Oliver’s role in the pages of Delilah’s favorite book. But just when it seems that the plan will work, everything gets turned upside down. We talk to the mother-daughter team on Kirkus TV. View video >