MARSHALL THE MIRACLE DOG by Cynthia Willenbrock
Released: Jan. 1, 2012

"An enjoyable picture book that addresses important issues in a kid-friendly way without being preachy."
Willenbrock's heartwarming debut picture book is the autobiographical story of how she came to share her home with a special shelter dog. Read full book review >
RELIGION
Released: July 31, 2012

"A perfect read for the election season, though its appeal will endure."
An irreverent, honest look at life outside the mainstream Mormon Church. Read full book review >

QUINTER by C. Reynolds Keller
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: June 29, 2012

"Readers should welcome this spy novel about a lawyer who prefers action over words, in both love and war."
First-time novelist Keller weaves the tale of a lawyer working for a company that may have shady Middle Eastern contacts and a willingness to resort to murder. Read full book review >
NATURE & TRAVEL
Released: Nov. 1, 2012

"Suspense, shape shifting and sex all wrapped up in one delicious, albeit unbelievable, package."
Bayless' (Deadly Remains: A Clairvoyant's Complicated Life, 2010) enthralling paranormal romance inspired by the selkie legend of the seven tears. Read full book review >

"A tongue-in-cheek effort to fatten up America that makes a valid point, repeatedly."
Katkov and Sobkowski's refreshing satire exposes the preposterous of diet crazes. Read full book review >

Released: March 22, 2012

"An admirable focus on the importance of education, but inexact prose and shaky story structure diminish the effort."
Smith's debut collection of short tales mostly deals with the difficulties faced by young men growing up in Sierra Leone. Read full book review >
Released: July 18, 2012

"Sugary tales that need more spice."
A grandfather's folksy reminiscences about his grandkids' not-quite-ready-for-Broadway moments in school plays and other heartfelt memories. Read full book review >
Released: May 29, 2012

"The unfolding mystery—not the characters—will keep readers interested in this dark tale."
Mystery novelist Simpson (A Debt of Death, 2008, etc.) weaves a twist-filled tale of deception about a young wife who disappears at a mall in upstate New York. Read full book review >
Released: July 27, 2012

"A terrific resource for March Madness fun."
A joyous outpouring of numbers aimed to soothe the jangled nerves of those caught up in the great, late-winter college basketball tournament. Read full book review >
TOFU WITH CLOVES by Leon Billig
Released: Dec. 21, 2011

"An affecting, sometimes awkward novel presses the reader to root for its quirky, tragedy-stricken duo."
A complex father-daughter duo head back to their small hometown of Klosterberg, Texas, to get closure in this drama that considers the complexities of race in small-town America. Read full book review >
INDOMITABLE SPIRITS OF 43C by W. Tom Gleeson
Released: Aug. 21, 2012

"An absorbing story about an indomitable, nearly immobilized Vietnam vet who inches toward recovery."
A semiautobiographical novel about a Vietnam War veteran's recovery at an Army hospital in Texas. Read full book review >
TALES OF CLAY by James  Shen
Released: July 16, 2012

"A well-written, engaging tale through time."
Two murders, without a mystery, punctuate this centuries-long story of rare antiques, a great sweep of Chinese history and a conclusion like a piece of seamless jade. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Vanessa Diffenbaugh
September 1, 2015

Vanessa Diffenbaugh is the New York Timesbestselling author of The Language of Flowers; her new novel, We Never Asked for Wings, is about young love, hard choices, and hope against all odds. For 14 years, Letty Espinosa has worked three jobs around San Francisco to make ends meet while her mother raised her children—Alex, now 15, and Luna, six—in their tiny apartment on a forgotten spit of wetlands near the bay. But now Letty’s parents are returning to Mexico, and Letty must step up and become a mother for the first time in her life. “Diffenbaugh’s latest confirms her gift for creating shrewd, sympathetic charmers,” our reviewer writes. View video >