TRACKS: RACING THE SUN by Sandro Martini
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 9, 2014

"A sprawling, adrenaline-drenched story that will appeal even to readers who know next to nothing about auto racing."
In this fact-based historical novel, a journalist seeks to uncover the secrets of the men who dominated Grand Prix racing in Europe prior to the second world war. Read full book review >
Scream If You Wanna Go Faster by Wade Beauchamp
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 14, 2013

"A fun, slightly dangerous drive through the car-culture canyon."
From Beauchamp (Skintight, 2014), a novel about adventures in and around a 1963 Ford Galaxie. Read full book review >

MANAGING BUBBIE by Russel Lazega
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 5, 2015

"A successful twofer: a moving ode to a beloved family matriarch and a valuable reminder about the role of history in shaping even seemingly ordinary lives."
Lazega's (Florida Motor Vehicle No-Fault Law and Practice, 2014, etc.) first foray into narrative nonfiction chronicles the life of his fearless Bubbie, a tough-as-nails Holocaust survivor. Read full book review >
SAINT WALLY by Courtney Taylor
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Oct. 1, 2014

"A black comedy about religion and the afterlife, written like a blockbuster action film."
In Taylor's debut novel, a down-to-earth guy is swept up in a berserk afterlife adventure. Read full book review >
RETIRED BROKE by Randy Kirk
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Feb. 17, 2015

"Brief, common-sense survival tips for a more secure future."
A husband and wife offer their easy-to-read collection of practical suggestions for an affordable retirement. Read full book review >

BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Feb. 17, 2015

"An eye-opening wake-up call for executives who want to take better care of themselves."
A management consultant based in Singapore lays out a comprehensive, multipronged approach to increasing one's leadership performance. Read full book review >
STRAWBERRY PIE by Lynne Kathryn Cote
FICTION & LITERATURE

"An affecting, charming tale about the challenges of preserving one's self in the face of motherhood."
In her new novel, Cote (The Long Road, 2006) tells the story of two New England women with complex family issues. Read full book review >
DESIRES AND SCAFFOLDS by Abbia Udofia
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 5, 2015

"A considered collection that looks at what it means to love, lose, and mourn not only a person, but also a country."
A debut book of poems about romance, corruption, and war. Read full book review >
THE EVOLUTION OF ROBERT CARR by Paul K Lovett
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: March 1, 2015

"A somewhat uneven sci-fi tale that admirably handles weighty philosophical concepts with a light touch."
In Lovett's debut sci-fi satire, a young man's technological upgrade doesn't go as expected. Read full book review >
A CHEESE OF SOME IMPORTANCE by Mark R. Giesser
FICTION & LITERATURE

"Combining witty if occasionally silly wordplay, dark adult themes and surprisingly sharp dialogue, Giesser creates a modern-day comic novel about a series of 19th century misadventures."
In 1815, a 1,250-pound wheelof cheese goes missing. A patent office clerk and his fiancée must recover it, but not before there is a murder, a scandal in a whorehouse and an unusually thoughtful nighttime interlude with a feline. Read full book review >
The Quarry at the Crossroads by Kim Ekemar
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 25, 2015

"Once again, Ekemar's well-drawn, realistic characters and wild, suspenseful plot render this an absolute must-read for series fans."
In the third book of Ekemar's (Where the Bones of a Buried Rat Lie, 2014, etc.) planned tetralogy, Matthias Callaghan finds that loose threads in his web of lies threaten to unravel his subterfuge. Read full book review >
Into Focus: An Exhibitionist's Show & Tell-All by Cameron Arrow
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 28, 2014

"Explicit, darkly comical slices of a young man's life, from the sexy to the sentimental."
Anecdotes and observations from a 20-something extrovert's adventurous youth in mid-2000s Massachusetts. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Fatima Bhutto
April 14, 2015

Set during the American invasion of Afghanistan, Fatima Bhutto’s debut novel The Shadow of the Crescent Moon begins and ends one rain-swept Friday morning in Mir Ali, a small town in Pakistan’s Tribal Areas close to the Afghan border. Three brothers meet for breakfast. Soon after, the eldest, Aman Erum, recently returned from America, hails a taxi to the local mosque. Sikandar, a doctor, drives to the hospital where he works, but must first stop to collect his troubled wife, who has not joined the family that morning. No one knows where Mina goes these days. But when, later in the morning, the two are taken hostage by members of the Taliban, Mina will prove to be stronger than anyone could have imagined. Our reviewer writes that The Shadow of the Crescent Moon is “a timely, earnest portrait of a family torn apart by the machinations of other people’s war games and desperately trying to survive.” View video >