Released: May 23, 2013

"Nicely structured and insightful but by no means comprehensive."
A well-written, simple—at times too simple—treatise on investing, with an emphasis on the value of financial planning. Read full book review >
Tall Trees by Andrea Bouvier
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 8, 2012

"An engaging, inspiring rise above a traumatic childhood, but it's dampened by a narrative that's more sketch than story."
In Bouvier and Clements' debut novel, Thomas Paul Stanton's upbringing is a Dickensian nightmare. Read full book review >

The Accidental Public Servant by Nasir Ahmad El-Rufai
Released: Feb. 5, 2013

"The author's eight years in government provide him with valuable insights into Nigeria's 'dysfunctional' political system."
A detailed firsthand account of failed leadership and corruption in the Nigerian government. Read full book review >
Fyrelocke by R. Christopher Kobb
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 23, 2013

"An exciting trip through a wild, dangerous fantasy world that's well worth it despite some bumps along the way."
In this debut children's book, a 12-year-old boy's journey into a fantastical world begins when he's mysteriously guided to find a strange, glowing rock. Read full book review >
The Year of the Dog by Jack Keppler
THRILLERS
Released: April 17, 2013

"A coming-of-age/femme fatale story that doesn't quite get where it's going."
A young insurance investigator in Washington, D.C., falls into the orbit of a mysterious couple in this overstuffed thriller. Read full book review >

Three Crosses by C. L. LeMay
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: April 17, 2013

"A sometimes cloudy but uncanny mystery, filled with revelations that dazzle like summer lightning."
In LeMay's quirky debut, a teenager confronts the mysteries surrounding the Renaissance Faire run by his family. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 17, 2013

"Remarkably candid; a deeply fascinating account of Thailand and Buddhism."
An intimate look into the unique experience of entering the Buddhist monkhood in Thailand. Read full book review >
11 Stories by Chris Cander
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 10, 2013

"A wonderfully clever compilation."
The superintendent of an 11-story apartment building in Chicago falls from the roof, remembering stories of the tenants on his way down. Read full book review >
Bank of The Dragon: The Tale of a Chinatown Banker by Armand Gunn
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 12, 2013

"An engaging black comedy set in the greedy mid-1990s."
In this darkly comic debut novel, an incompetent law-school graduate gets in over his head as counsel to a bank in Houston's Chinatown. Read full book review >
Crystal From The Hills by Graeme Daniels
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 19, 2012

"Sprawling, muddled and often hard to follow."
In this literary novel, Daniels (The Big No, 2010, etc.) follows Chris Leavitt, a former meth addict trying to rescue his once again unraveling life. Read full book review >
Flat Track by Loukas Mexis
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 26, 2013

"An uneven novel that delivers compelling racing scenes but underdeveloped characters."
Mexis' debut novel offers an ode to flat-track motorcycle racing. Read full book review >
The eBay Plot by Charles A. Salter
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: Dec. 4, 2012

"An intriguing, if occasionally awkward, cyberespionage thriller."
U.S. Army major Brad Stout must go undercover into the cyberdepths of eBay to foil a deadly radioactive threat in the first book of Salter's eBay Detective series. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Frances Stroh
author of BEER MONEY
May 4, 2016

Frances Stroh’s earliest memories are ones of great privilege: shopping trips to London and New York, lunches served by black-tied waiters at the Regency Hotel, and a house filled with precious antiques, which she was forbidden to touch. Established in Detroit in 1850, by 1984 the Stroh Brewing Company had become the largest private beer fortune in America and a brand emblematic of the American dream itself; while Stroh was coming of age, the Stroh family fortune was estimated to be worth $700 million. But behind the beautiful façade lay a crumbling foundation. As their fortune dissolved in little over a decade, the family was torn apart internally by divorce and one family member's drug bust; disagreements over the management of the business; and disputes over the remaining money they possessed. “The author’s family might have successfully burned through a massive fortune, but they squandered a lot more than that,” our reviewer writes about Stroh’s debut memoir, Beer Money. “A sorrowful, eye-opening examination of familial dysfunction.” View video >