AVIATRIX by Mary Bush Shipko
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 6, 2015

"A unique, engaging memoir balancing personal story with broader social themes."
A pioneering pilot's story of breaking gender barriers, fighting discrimination, and making peace with her experience. Read full book review >
RAMPAGE by Alan Brenham
THRILLERS
Released: July 4, 2015

"Precise and unequivocally gripping; an edge-of-your-seat ride from beginning to end."
In Brenham's (Cornered, 2014, etc.) latest thriller, cops in Austin, Texas, face off against a former convict on a vengeance-driven, murderous crime spree. Read full book review >

A Child of Royalty by Diana Ketterman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 22, 2014

"Could be a useful and sympathetic model for others who are integrating writing into therapy."
A personal history of overcoming poverty, neglect, and a parent's mental illness. Read full book review >
Oversight by Thomas Claburn
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: March 14, 2015

"An invigorating sci-fi mystery that's so plugged in it may leave readers' brains buzzing."
An investigator uncovers a conspiracy to launch a viral attack in Claburn's (Reflecting Fires, 2001) sci-fi thriller. Read full book review >
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: April 22, 2015

"A clever, broad collection of short, definitive remarks about life, love, and social phenomena."
A collection of short sayings on a variety of topics, from intelligence and politics to wealth and happiness. Read full book review >

THE HUNT FOR THE MAGIC PEARL by Shirley G. Perry-Church
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Jan. 26, 2015

"A fun, exciting underwater romp."
Mermaid glamour meets action and suspense in Perry-Church's vividly imagined debut fantasy book for children. Read full book review >
CLOSE TO DEATH by Aliciadine Starks
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 3, 2010

"A sincere effort, but one that offers few new revelations for chronic diabetes sufferers."
Starks recounts her diabetes diagnosis and the steps she took to manage her disease in this debut memoir. Read full book review >
'290' by Donn Wonnell
FICTION & LITERATURE

"A superb historical novel that's not just for Civil War buffs.
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In this first volume of a planned trilogy, a Southern businesswoman puts her ships to use as privateer blockade runners in the early days of the American Civil War. Read full book review >
THE PURGATORIUM by Eva Pohler
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Dec. 16, 2013

"Flashes of creepiness enhance this island-set YA thriller."
Novelist and nonfiction writer Pohler (The Calibans, 2015, etc.) kicks off a new YA series with the story of Daphne, a girl who can't wait to die—until it becomes a very real possibility. Read full book review >
Brisko: A True Tale of Survival by Steven Paul Winkelstein
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Aug. 23, 2014

"An amazing story of survival and hope that will resonate with audiences of all ages."
Winkelstein's (Elephant, Elephant, Come Alive!, 2011, etc.) YA novel offers the compelling account of a Holocaust survivor. Read full book review >
Released: Jan. 23, 2015

"A well-organized and easily digested overview of a lifelong practice of transformation."
A guide to finding and cultivating an internal, spiritual sense of self, with an eye toward improving relationships, communities, and eventually the world. Read full book review >
The Accidental Truth by Lauri Taylor
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 12, 2015

"A fascinating journey into an enigmatic case and equally elusive parent."
An Orange County woman details her four-year investigation into the violent death of her mother in Mexico in this debut memoir. 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 >