SIMESTA by Marianna Palmer
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Jan. 25, 2015

"Strong in concept, shaky in execution."
Marianna and Esther Palmer's debut fantasy-adventure novel takes readers to the world of Telda, where gods and humans with elemental powers battle for control. Read full book review >
" The Tala Chronicles"  by Toni House
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY

"A satisfactory first offering in a new supernatural series."
A malicious spirit haunts his old hunting grounds in House's (Save Your Money, Save Your Family, 2011, etc.) paranormal tale. Read full book review >

ADS FOR GOD by Tony Vanderwarker
FICTION & LITERATURE

"An amusing satire about the ad business, with clever twists on its gimmick and dead-on barbs about our brand-obsessed culture."
In this comic novel, a jaded adman gets a chance for redemption when God taps him for his marketing campaign. Read full book review >
POP THE PLUG by Michael Kent
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 9, 2012

"A fun, original novel about seeing culture through foreign eyes."
The quirky adventures of a Frenchman in America. Read full book review >
Released: June 3, 2014

"A useful guide for helping kids navigate social cues and channel emotions."
"Social coaches" and co-authors Shea and Briggs (How to Make and Keep Friends: Tips for Kids to Overcome 50 Common Social Challenges, 2010) present easy-to-follow suggestions that parents can use to help kids in sticky social situations. Read full book review >

THE BORED OF EDUCATION by Pat Delgado
Released: May 27, 2014

"Realistic and sensitive about both students' and teachers' lives."
In this YA novel, a teacher starts off her career in a crowded urban high school that sometimes seems more interested in students' test scores than their futures. Read full book review >
SAVE THE LAST BULL E.T. FOR GOD by Oktay Alkan
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY

"A patchy but entertaining and emotionally resonant collection of fantasias."
This haphazard but imaginative sci-fi kaleidoscope of a novel features ancient Sumerian gods, aliens from outer space, the Mongols, the Nazis, the Holy Quran, and a well-known psychologist. Read full book review >
GLIMPSES OF GAUGUIN by Maryann D'Agincourt
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 1, 2014

"A precisely rendered image of a quest to tease out life's larger meaning."
In D'Agincourt's (All Most, 2013, etc.) novel, a woman reflects on her family's shared history, and the shadow it has cast on her own life. Read full book review >
WHAT DO I DO NOW? by Stephen D. Miller
PSYCHOLOGY
Released: Dec. 10, 2014

"An intellectual but nontechnical concept of human psychological development that offers useful prescriptions for self-improvement."
Miller's debutnonfiction book asks a question that's easy for readers to lose sight of amidst the hurdles of daily living: am I living a meaningful life? Read full book review >
JONATHAN ROBERTS by Gregory P. Wilson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 12, 2014

"An exhaustive biography, which serves as a welcome addition to American Civil War and Quaker history.
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Wilson chronicles the life of Jonathan Roberts, a Quaker who served in the Union Army during the Civil War despite his pacifist convictions. Read full book review >
'Sweet Crude' Odyssey by Alex Sochi
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 1, 2014

"Often stiff and awkward but an informed addition to contemporary literature on African economics."
In the shady corners of modern Africa, a rare glimpse at the Nigerian petroleum industry and the dangerous contractors who deal in black gold. Read full book review >
Porsché Porscha The Pink Pig by Edith Lamira Odiwo
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Dec. 19, 2014

"A modest but appealing picture book that combines simple storytelling and empowering messages with unforced charm."
In the first of a planned series, Odiwo offers gentle lessons in character building through the adventures of a talking, mischief-minded little pig. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Gabrielle Zevin
March 3, 2015

A. J. Fikry’s life is not at all what he expected it to be. He lives alone, his bookstore is experiencing the worst sales in its history, and now his prized possession, a rare collection of Poe poems, has been stolen. But when a mysterious package appears at the bookstore, its unexpected arrival gives Fikry the chance to make his life over—and see everything anew. “Zevin writes characters who grow and prosper,” our reviewer writes, “in a narrative that is sometimes sentimental, sometimes funny, sometimes true to life and always entertaining.” View video >