The Ideal in the West by David A. Beardsley
SOCIAL SCIENCES
Released: May 30, 2012

"A commendable attempt to beat back the darkness and inspire revelation."
A brief philosophical history of the Western understanding of the "Ideal" and the "Good," from the ancient Greeks to Ralph Waldo Emerson. Read full book review >
In the Seam by Kirk James Folk
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 24, 2015

"An overly chaotic tale from a wondrous wordsmith."
A group of unlikely allies tries to escape from Limbo in Folk's debut novel. Read full book review >

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 25, 2015

"Tales that smolder but never quite ignite."
A late writer's stories about life, childhood, and racism. Read full book review >
THE CONTEST by Bennett Easton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 16, 2015

"An imaginative debut with memorable characters and a pleasant dose of idealism."
In Easton's debut novel, an elderly philanthropist questions the success of her life's work and launches a worldwide contest to help solve the problems plaguing mankind. Read full book review >
Where the Monster Weights by Corinne Weber
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 7, 2015

"An affecting but uneven memoir of addiction and overcoming despair."
A young woman narrates the story of her struggles with anorexia. Read full book review >

To All Airline Passengers by Carlos Enrique Diaz
Released: Jan. 1, 2015

"Reassuring primer that confidently takes flight."
A commercial airline pilot addresses layperson questions/concerns about flying in this debut informational guide. Read full book review >
Still Standing by S. Foster
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 28, 2015

"A sometimes-touching recollection that is outclassed by similar efforts in the growing genre of military memoirs."
A memoir about a young soldier's travails. Read full book review >
Germs Are Us: by Melvin A.  Benarde
HEALTH & MEDICINE
Released: Jan. 30, 2015

"An occasionally icky but always fascinating guide to the ecosystem within."
Benarde covers everything you wanted to know—and some of what you didn't—about the interactions of humans and the microbes that live with us in this engrossing exploration of the human biome. Read full book review >
SayitSees The Best Breakfast El Mejor Desayuno by Sousan Arafeh
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN

"A fun book that will help children navigate the breakfast table in two languages."
A bilingual English/Spanish children's book celebrating food and family. Read full book review >
A Different Day, A Different Destiny by Annette Laing
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Dec. 1, 2009

"A mostly engaging, enjoyable sequel."
Laing (Look Ahead, Look Back, 2012, etc.) continues the adventures of three time-traveling children in this second installment of the Snipesville Chronicles.Read full book review >
The Place by Linda  Orvis
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 22, 2015

"A quietly shocking page-turner that chooses to be poetic instead of preachy."
In Orvis' (In the Mousehole, 2014) romantic thriller, a woman tries to resolve her fantastic double life.Read full book review >
Just Chaaa...  by David Kearney
HEALTH & MEDICINE
Released: June 29, 2015

"A creative, solution-filled book about restoring rest, health, and vitality to one's life."
This short guide to a healthier, more relaxed, and balanced lifestyle posits strategies that are easy and memorable. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Sara Paretsky
author of BRUSH BACK
July 28, 2015

No one would accuse V. I. Warshawski of backing down from a fight, but there are a few she’d be happy to avoid. High on that list is tangling with Chicago political bosses. Yet that’s precisely what she ends up doing when she responds to Frank Guzzo’s plea for help in Brush Back, the latest thriller from bestselling author Sara Paretsky. For six stormy weeks back in high school, V.I. thought she was in love with Frank. He broke up with her, she went off to college, he started driving trucks for Bagby Haulage. She forgot about him until the day his mother was convicted of bludgeoning his kid sister, Annie, to death. Stella Guzzo was an angry, uncooperative prisoner and did a full 25 years for her daughter’s murder. Newly released from prison, Stella is looking for exoneration, so Frank asks V.I. for help. “Paretsky, who plots more conscientiously than anyone else in the field, digs deep, then deeper, into past and present until all is revealed,” our reviewer writes. View video >