GOOD THOUGHTS FOR A GOOD LIFE by Shalini Kumburegedara
Released: Feb. 24, 2017

"A minimalistic book of spiritual advice and wisdom."
A collection of short, straightforward messages that aim to help people achieve lasting happiness. Read full book review >
JOHN!  by Rolin Bruno
Released: June 24, 2015

"While sometimes offering a confusing tangle of voices that lack individual features, this tale delivers a fresh and well-researched fictionalization of the assembling of the Apostles from John's point of view."
A young John the Apostle leaves his home to follow Jesus in this debut biblical novel. Read full book review >

Released: May 19, 2017

"A laboriously inscrutable novel about the teachings of a mysterious figure."
A guru tutors a group that meets regularly in his apartment in the Language of the Universe, in which Donald Trump is an adjective. Read full book review >

"An entertaining, if stereotypical, story of a single woman searching for a mate."
In Anderson's debut novel, a 40-year-old woman desperately attempts to find her soul mate. Read full book review >
BREWING REASON by Edward W. Grey
Released: Dec. 22, 2016

"An intriguing brief against religion set in a stiff and uninvolving romance."
Sparks fly when a fundamentalist Christian boy and a militant atheist girl fall in love in this debut novel of free-thinking ideas. Read full book review >


"A cleareyed diagnosis of America's central political problems that lacks specific remedies."
A debut book provides a plan to overcome rampant partisanship and political gridlock in the United States. Read full book review >
The Webster Nexus by Jay Gregory

"Storm systems and love converge in this intellectually vigorous novel."
A philosophical fantasy explores how a man who can do nothing right might be the key to humanity's lasting happiness. Read full book review >
IN CADENCE by Lance Brender
Released: Oct. 6, 2016

"A deeply felt, hit-and-miss collection that limns the conflicts and consolations of manhood in two different and sometimes clashing poetic styles."
Military life, lost loves, and the regrets of aging inform this debut collection of poetry. Read full book review >
AND ALL OF US WERE ACTORS by Gustavo Gac-Artigas
Released: March 13, 2017

"This globe-trotting tale remains a tough read for anyone looking for linear storytelling."
An artist embarks on a momentous journey during turbulent times. Read full book review >
LIKE A NATIVE by Brian Morris
Released: Nov. 11, 2016

"A light and sweet account of an outsider's encounter with Italy's education system, customs, and cuisine."
An American physician takes a post teaching English to Italian schoolchildren in this debut memoir. Read full book review >
MACARONI AND CHEESE by Stacie Isabella Turk

"A compilation that's best for libraries looking to increase their offerings about positive thinking and gratitude."
Three stories showcase being grateful and thinking outside the box in Turk's debut collection, with color and black-and-white illustrations by debut artistsSolomon and Muffins.Read full book review >
Released: May 15, 2017

"Lap readers are sure to enjoy this trip into a canine imagination—and use this journey to jump-start their own art projects."
A dog wonders why everything around him is so strange in this rhyming ode to imagination from debut author and illustrator Duggan. 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 >