The Children of My Knee by Len Cooper
Released: Aug. 4, 2016

"An often thoughtful meditation on race in America."
A debut memoir reflects back on an African-American man's lifelong grappling with others' racist hatred. Read full book review >
Who Am I? by Carol Matas
Released: Sept. 24, 2016

"Hitchcock-ian fun, full of deep questions to ponder."
A strong teenage girl aims to find out the bizarre truth about her childhood in this suspenseful YA novel. Read full book review >

Circumstantial Connections by Patricia Apelt

"This placid tale about strangers converging on a farmhouse celebrates the joy of planning."
In this debut novel, coincidence brings people together to form an accidental family centered on an old woman's farmhouse. Read full book review >
Dare Ya! by Rhonda Wilson
Released: Dec. 6, 2016

"An energetic, but sometimes-feckless action potboiler about a wacky dotcom."
Two Special Forces veterans and ex-cons strike it rich with a gonzo social media website and then battle a vengeful conspiracy in this debut thriller. Read full book review >
Don't Worry, We'll Make It by Leo Billings
Released: Sept. 27, 2016

"Open-minded, uplifting exploration."
A businessman and former U.S. Marine shares his reflections on embracing a spiritual philosophy of life in this debut poetry collection. Read full book review >

Maestro Satriano by LeAnna DeAngelo
Released: June 16, 2016

"An affecting portrait of an artistically gifted family."
DeAngelo's (Germs on Our Mind, 2005) debut historical novel follows the tempestuous life of a brilliant Italian musician.Read full book review >
Remembering You by Kristen Stepp

"Even in short bursts, these poems exploring the life cycle offer much to treasure."
With Shakespeare pulling her along, Stepp takes readers from youth to maturity in a life fully lived. Read full book review >

"An engaging personal account of the nature and inner struggle of nonviolence."
A mother's debut memoir focuses on her son and the practice of nonviolence. Read full book review >
The Hurricane Stew by Martine Wolfe-Miller

"A rousing drama especially suitable for art lovers but unfortunately weighed down by convolution."
A group of friends tries to solve a mystery that revolves around rare art as a devastating hurricane approaches. Read full book review >
Maryland—Lord Baltimore's Dream by Bill Hart
Released: Oct. 13, 2015

"A worthy but overstuffed saga about Maryland before and after the birth of America."
A novel explores the history of Maryland, from Colonial times through the end of the War of 1812, as experienced by members of the fictional Kerr family. Read full book review >
Remote Control by Chris McGrath
Released: June 30, 2014

"Readers initially intrigued by the story's action are likely to come away with deeper thoughts on mechanisms of control."
McGrath (Does Environmental Law Work?, 2010) delivers a thriller about suppressed truths and a secret organization bent on protecting them.Read full book review >
ReWire by John Cameron
Released: March 24, 2013

"An absorbing espionage tale with surges of action and a sci-fi undertone."
A California man with extrasensory perception suspects his sister's place of employment is somehow responsible for her brutal assault in this debut thriller. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
H.W. Brands
October 11, 2016

As noted historian H.W. Brands reveals in his new book The General vs. the President: MacArthur and Truman at the Brink of Nuclear War, at the height of the Korean War, President Harry S. Truman committed a gaffe that sent shock waves around the world. When asked by a reporter about the possible use of atomic weapons in response to China's entry into the war, Truman replied testily, "The military commander in the field will have charge of the use of the weapons, as he always has." This suggested that General Douglas MacArthur, the willful, fearless, and highly decorated commander of the American and U.N. forces, had his finger on the nuclear trigger. A correction quickly followed, but the damage was done; two visions for America's path forward were clearly in opposition, and one man would have to make way. Truman was one of the most unpopular presidents in American history. General MacArthur, by contrast, was incredibly popular, as untouchable as any officer has ever been in America. The contest of wills between these two titanic characters unfolds against the turbulent backdrop of a faraway war and terrors conjured at home by Joseph McCarthy. “An exciting, well-written comparison study of two American leaders at loggerheads during the Korean War crisis,” our reviewer writes in a starred review. View video >