Ravioli Rules by Alfred Manganiello
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: July 14, 2014

"A charming use of pasta creation as a learning metaphor for managers."
A seasoned administrator employs the analogy of making ravioli to convey key team concepts in this debut business book. Read full book review >
Released: Dec. 21, 2015

"A lively and engaging, if occasionally bombastic, read; shows solid insight into human nature, but leaves any personal angst and uncertainty for the reader to resolve."
A self-help guide focuses on exploring one's own foibles. Read full book review >

White Piano, Black Piano, Brown Piano by Paul Francis Malamud
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 14, 2016

"This book's portrayal of childhood exuberance and petulance, vivid characters, and Eddie's ephemeral sense of melancholy should keep readers hooked until the end."
Young Eddie Steinberg, growing up in 1950s Corvallis, Oregon, visits his maternal grandparents in Los Angeles in this child's-eye view of the world of adults. Read full book review >
Tall, Dark and Damaged by Sarah Andre
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 26, 2016

"Solid romantic suspense with strong characters and surprising plot twists."
A successful businessman uncovers dangerous family secrets and a long-lost love in this latest novel from Andre (Locked, Loaded, & Lying, 2015). Read full book review >
Shedding the Myths We Grew Up With by Suzanne St. John Smith
Released: Feb. 15, 2016

"An illuminating primer to unearthing and managing one's damaging stories."
A therapist discusses how to recognize and release oneself from negative self-images in this debut psychology and self-help guide. Read full book review >

Missing Piece by Uzo Okoye
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 8, 2016

"A slow-moving story about how religion can rapidly and completely transform a person's life."
In Okoye's debut novel, a successful but unfulfilled lawyer turns to Christianity to find meaning. Read full book review >
Memories from a War by Aloysius Pappert
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 22, 2016

"An arresting and unusual portal into the mind of a fighter in the Nazi forces."
A debut memoir chronicles a German soldier's travails during World War II. Read full book review >
The Mothersea by Stephen Renneberg
FICTION & LITERATURE

"Everything a great sci-fi novel should be: visionary, immersive, and thematically profound."
Renneberg's (In Earth's Service, 2015, etc.) stellar sci-fi sequel to 2013's The Mothership tells a story of alien contact and conflict, and serves as a prequel of sorts to his epic Mapped Space series.Read full book review >
Marti and Anna: Out of Cuba by Colado
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 6, 2015

"An informative read for anyone interested in the history of Cubans who moved to the U.S. before the mass emigration sparked by Castro's revolution."
In the early 1900s, a Cuban mother and daughter immigrate to New York and overcome adversity. Read full book review >
The Great Divide by Alan Nevin
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS

"A high-level, if uneven, summary of major trends in national and international economic development, with predictions about the zones likely to be strongest in the near future."
A new look at economic trends across the United States compares thriving regions with less successful areas. Read full book review >
Skyward by Philip David Alexander
FICTION & LITERATURE

"A chilling, atmospheric crime procedural."
Cops in a small Canadian town try to solve the disappearance of a young man and catch a killer in this complex thriller. Read full book review >
The Doctor's Wife by Myra Hargrave McIlvain
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 31, 2016

"A vivid, historically informative, and sometimes-riveting depiction of strength and suffering."
McIlvain's (Stein House, 2013, etc.) historical prequel of love, heartbreak, and betrayal plays out during a wave of 19th-century German immigration to the tiny West Texas port village of Indian Point. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Nancy Isenberg
author of WHITE TRASH
July 19, 2016

Poor Americans have existed from the time of the earliest British colonial settlement. They were alternately known as “waste people,” “offals,” “rubbish,” “lazy lubbers,” and “crackers.” By the 1850s, the downtrodden included so-called “clay eaters” and “sandhillers,” known for prematurely aged children distinguished by their yellowish skin, ragged clothing, and listless minds. Surveying political rhetoric and policy, popular literature and scientific theories over 400 years, in White Trash: The 400-Year Untold History of Class in America, Nancy Isenberg upends assumptions about America’s supposedly class-free society––where liberty and hard work were meant to ensure real social mobility. Poor whites were central to the rise of the Republican Party in the early nineteenth century, and the Civil War itself was fought over class issues nearly as much as it was fought over slavery. “A riveting thesis supported by staggering research,” our reviewer writes in a starred review. View video >