RETURN TO EARTH by A. Aithal
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 20, 2017

"Dystopian, cautionary sci-fi that leaves a lot to be desired—including an ending."
Three lost space shuttle explorers and some alien friends land on late-21st-century Earth and find America to be a devastated, brutal, and divided land in Aithal's (Beyond the Milky Way, 2015)sequel.Read full book review >
CHILDREN OF COVENANT by Fred Howard
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 26, 2017

"An engrossing mystery about secrets in an old Southern town that delivers a plea for unity."
A Southern minister befriends a Muslim professor accused of murdering a local business owner in this novel. Read full book review >

BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Jan. 5, 2017

"A thorough, authoritative postmortem, highly recommended for professional economists, scholars, and university students."
An international economist's deep dive into the causes, consequences, recovery, and lessons of the 2008-09 financial collapse. Read full book review >
DAY OF SECRETS by Daryl Wood Gerber
FICTION & LITERATURE

"A savvy and energetic whodunit."
A history professor is reunited with his long-lost mother shortly before her murder in Gerber's (Grilling the Subject, 2016, etc.) mystery-thriller.Read full book review >
HISTORY

"A rigorous and balanced examination of a sadly neglected figure in the American labor movement."
A debut book delivers a searching history of a labor leader's relentless persecution by the U.S. government. Read full book review >

The 5th Page by C.R. Downing
FICTION & LITERATURE

"An ambitious, if overly complex, crime story involving drug dealers."
A California private eye becomes caught in a web of cartel operations and cop corruption in this 1980s tale. Read full book review >
BIBLE LEGENDS TOLD IN RHYME by Sebastien Dubois
RELIGION
Released: Oct. 22, 2015

"An easy-to-understand, if unevenly written, collection for young Christians looking for a new way to experience favorite stories from Scripture."
Debut author Dubois offers 12 biblical tales for kids in simple verse format. Read full book review >
THE LORD'S SUPPER by Thomas Lupich
RELIGION
Released: June 17, 2016

"An intriguing work explores the Lord's Supper as a tool for a closer connection with the divine."
A debut book offers a unique take on the Christian Eucharist. Read full book review >
Released: May 14, 2016

"A useful list of precepts for Christian parents."
A debut book offers a parenting guide based on personal experiences and the Bible. Read full book review >
BORN TO CREATE by Rosalie H. Contino
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 17, 2015

"An absorbing and inspiring tale of dreams deferred but ultimately fulfilled.
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A memoir encourages people of all ages to pursue their passions, artistic or otherwise. Read full book review >
NELSON BEATS THE ODDS by Ronnie Sidney, II
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 1, 2016

"Engaging and inspirational tales for students coping with common problems."
Paired graphic novels explore learning disabilities and bullying—and touch on foster care—for middle-grade and YA readers. Read full book review >
DRUANTIA'S CURSE by L.A. Hammer
FICTION & LITERATURE

"This immersive, colorful, and action-oriented fantasy series smoothly maintains its rapid pace."
The Chosen warriors split their forces to square off against a vampire lord in this sequel. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Laini Taylor
March 27, 2017

In bestselling YA writer Laini Taylor’s new fantasy novel, Strange the Dreamer, the dream chooses the dreamer, not the other way around—and Lazlo Strange, war orphan and junior librarian, has always feared that his dream chose poorly. Since he was five years old he's been obsessed with the mythic lost city of Weep, but it would take someone bolder than he to cross half the world in search of it. Then a stunning opportunity presents itself, in the person of a hero called the Godslayer and a band of legendary warriors, and he has to seize his chance to lose his dream forever. What happened in Weep two hundred years ago to cut it off from the rest of the world? What exactly did the Godslayer slay that went by the name of god? And what is the mysterious problem he now seeks help in solving? “Lovers of intricate worldbuilding and feverish romance will find this enthralling,” our critic writes. View video >