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
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
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

"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
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

"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

"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
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 >
Saving Phoebe Murrow by Herta Feely
Released: Sept. 2, 2016

"A harrowing but uneven domestic drama that explores the web of interpersonal motivations and reactions surrounding a traumatic event."
A novel illustrates the consequences of online bullying. Read full book review >
The Troubleseeker by Alan Lessik
Released: Sept. 22, 2016

"A handsome but tormented Cuban man finds both joy and hardship in this operatic novel."
Olympian and Santería mythologies merge in this international romance. Read full book review >
Irish Guilt by Paul Linkletter

"A mildly gripping mix of villains and do-gooders headlined by a seasoned, likable detective who intends to save the day."
A complex thriller involves a kidnapping, vicious murders, and a dedicated team of sleuths. Read full book review >
We Are Kids Too by Karen Blessington
Released: April 26, 2016

"A simple kids' tale that blends gentle storytelling with real-life horse facts."
Two young horses play, nap, learn, and grow in Blessington's debut picture book. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Morgan Matson
July 25, 2016

The Unexpected Everything is a YA feel-good story of friendship, finding yourself, and all the joys in life that happen while you’re busy making other plans. Andie has a plan. And she always sticks to her plan. Future? A top-tier medical school. Dad? Avoid him as much as possible (which isn’t that hard considering he’s a Congressman and he’s never around). Friends? Palmer, Bri, and Toby—pretty much the most awesome people on the planet, who needs anyone else? Relationships? No one’s worth more than three weeks. So it’s no surprise that Andie’s got her summer all planned out too. Until a political scandal costs Andie her summer pre-med internship, and lands both she and Dad back in the same house together for the first time in years. Suddenly she’s doing things that aren’t Andie at all. “Romance fans will find plenty to enjoy, as Andie gradually lets down her guard and risks the messy and unpredictable wonder of first love,” our reviewer writes. “A novel best read on a lazy summer day with sand between the toes.” View video >