A STEP TOO FAR by Daniel B. Hunt
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 20, 2016

"An action-laden, sometimes-moody tale with an unforgettable futuristic setting."
An enforcer for a 24th-century corporation strives to protect a young girl from his powerful employers in Hunt's (Okuda!, 2018, etc.) sci-fi thriller. Read full book review >
113 DAYS by Bradley  Good
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 22, 2018

"A courageously unequivocal self-portrait of bipolar disorder."
A Los Angeles businessman living with bipolar disorder recalls his time spent in the county jail in this debut memoir. Read full book review >

THE DRUMMER'S CALL by Patricia A.  Leppo
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 29, 2018

"A sweet tale of friendship that will educate readers about life in a Civil War camp."
In Leppo's debut YA novel, a teenage boy from 2012 time-travels 150 years into the past and becomes a drummer in the Union army. Read full book review >
MY FAVORITE STORIES by Stuart  Lowe
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 26, 2018

"Worth consideration by libraries where animal folk tales are popular."
A misbehaving elephant and his giraffe friend change the shapes of their species in this modern fable by debut author Lowe and illustrator Myers. Read full book review >

"A gorgeous, thoughtful, and quietly provocative assemblage of art."
An artistic exploration of four prominent women from the Torah. Read full book review >

THE CHRONICLES OF THE VIRAGO by Michael Korry  Bialys
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 1, 2018

"A fantasy adventure that builds thrillingly on its predecessor."
In this middle-grade fantasy sequel, Bialys' (Chronicles of the Virago: The Novus, 2018) heroic teens continue protecting twin infants who are destined to usher in a golden age. Read full book review >
THE JOURNAL OF DARIEN DEXTER DUFF, AN EMANCIPATED SLAVE (LOUISIANA 1865) by Karen  McWilliams
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 10, 2002

"An exuberantly told tale of one family's efforts to craft their own destiny."
In this YA novel, a young, freed slave describes his family's move from a plantation to the city of New Orleans. Read full book review >
THE GIRL WHO COMMANDED LIGHTNING by Clifford  Ratza
FICTION & LITERATURE

"A decidedly introspective, engaging entry in this solid series."
In this installment of Ratza's (The Girl Who Electrified the World, 2018, etc.) sci-fi saga, a woman of superhuman strength and smarts combats cyberterrorism. Read full book review >
TANGLED UP IN YOU by Lara Ward  Cosio
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 7, 2016

"Endearing, angst-filled characters and rock-concert fun propel this addictive read."
The first volume in Cosio's (Felicity Found, 2018, etc.) Rogue series focuses on a fictional Irish rock band's melancholy, tempestuous superstar and the young American who stole his heart. Read full book review >
THE SOUL OF A CHILD by Kate  Fuglei
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2018

"A well-written book relates the compelling and inspiring story of Maria Montessori."
A biographical novel explores the life and work of an educator and reformer. Read full book review >
SPYWARE by Colin Robertson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 30, 2018

"A gleefully intricate computer tale with a satirical bent, swift pace, and modest hero."
A gray-hat hacker may be the world's only hope in stopping a virus that seems to be driving people mad in this sci-fi thriller. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 15, 2018

"A powerful recollection of the horrors encountered—and the battles won—in the fight for integration, and an urgent call to oppose today's social and political oppression."
A debut illustrated memoir—written for younger generations—offers details of the brutality that the black students who desegregated an Arkansas high school faced. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Katey Sagal
author of GRACE NOTES
April 10, 2017

In her memoir Grace Notes, actress and singer/songwriter Katey Sagal takes you through the highs and lows of her life, from the tragic deaths of her parents to her long years in the Los Angeles rock scene, from being diagnosed with cancer at the age of twenty-eight to getting her big break on the fledgling FOX network as the wise-cracking Peggy Bundy on the beloved sitcom Married…with Children. Sparse and poetic, Grace Notes is an emotionally riveting tale of struggle and success, both professional and personal: Sagal’s path to sobriety; the stillbirth of her first daughter, Ruby; motherhood; the experience of having her third daughter at age 52 with the help of a surrogate; and her lifelong passion for music. “While this book is sure to please the author’s many fans, its thoughtful, no-regrets honesty will no doubt also appeal to readers of Hollywood memoirs seeking substance that goes beyond gossip and name-dropping,” our critic writes. “A candid, reflective memoir.” View video >