Released: Jan. 4, 2013

"An often-engaging guide that aims to provide a little inspiration for the novice investor."
The American Dream is attainable by anyone, says a lawyer and self-taught stock investor turned multimillionaire in his debut how-to book. Read full book review >
FINDING FAMILY by Richard Hill
Released: Aug. 17, 2012

"An engaging, page-turning memoir that thoughtfully puts together the pieces of a family puzzle."
In this debut memoir, one man embarks on a nearly three-decade quest to find his biological family. Read full book review >

Excuse Me...I'm Not Dead Yet! by Nola Rocco
Released: Feb. 19, 2013

"An engaging novel about one woman's journey from faded to fabulous."
Rocco (The Hollywood Facelift, 1995) offers a kind of Sex and the City for the baby boomer generation in this highly amusing and surprisingly clever romantic comedy. Read full book review >
Book One of the Sons of Odin by L.A. Hammer
Released: Sept. 29, 2012

"A complex fantasy novel brimming with weird and whimsical details."
In Hammer's debut fantasy novel, the first of a planned series, four 20-somethings are transported to another world, where they gain great powers and battle a dark lord. Read full book review >
A PLACE FAR AWAY by Vahan Zanoyan
Released: Feb. 16, 2013

"The rarely discussed subject matter from a seldom-seen part of the world makes for a compelling storyline, and the strong-willed, seemingly forgotten people help set it apart."
In his debut novel, Zanoyan illuminates the seedy world of sex trafficking in the newly independent states of the former USSR. Read full book review >

SYD AND MARCY by Beaird Glover
Released: Dec. 26, 2012

"A compelling, if occasionally awkward, crime novel."
Glover's debut novel delivers an engaging Southern noir tale, in which bad decisions and shocking violence are the norm. Read full book review >
THE KING OF THE IRISH by Jack O'Malley
Released: March 17, 2013

"An intricate political drama that stumbles over uninspired characters."
O'Malley's debut political drama weaves a tale of discrimination and social corruption around the real-life Cronin murder trial in 1889. Read full book review >
Resumes for Children 17 Years Old and Under by Donna Kristine Manley
Released: June 7, 2006

"An intriguing guide that asserts that it's never too early to start documenting one's talents and achievements."
According to Manley's debut collection, even 6-year-olds can begin shaping resumes for future success. Read full book review >
10,000 Babies by Silvio  Aladjem
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 2013

"A deftly written book of medical and personal accounts of the beginning of life."
A longtime obstetrician delivers a debut medical memoir with heart. Read full book review >
ORCASPEAK by M. Ferguson Powers
Released: Jan. 5, 2013

"An unusual tale that combines environmentalism and action-adventure."
An action-packed environmental thriller that portrays the complexity of relationships and the effects of tragedy. Read full book review >
Released: Oct. 1, 2012

"A valuable guide to competitive school admissions."
An experienced college-admissions advisor offers a comprehensive guide to gaining entrance to competitive schools from preschool to graduate school. Read full book review >
Shiloh Firefly by Robert Espenscheid
Released: Sept. 14, 2012

"An often engaging war tale that struggles with awkward execution."
In Espenscheid's (The Jackass Alliance, 2012) latest novel, a 19-year-old girl takes her brother's place at the Civil War Battle of Shiloh, and her present-day descendant uses the story to heal her post-traumatic stress disorder. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Michael Eric Dyson
February 2, 2016

In Michael Eric Dyson’s rich and nuanced book new book, The Black Presidency: Barack Obama and the Politics of Race in America, Dyson writes with passion and understanding about Barack Obama’s “sad and disappointing” performance regarding race and black concerns in his two terms in office. While race has defined his tenure, Obama has been “reluctant to take charge” and speak out candidly about the nation’s racial woes, determined to remain “not a black leader but a leader who is black.” Dyson cogently examines Obama’s speeches and statements on race, from his first presidential campaign through recent events—e.g., the Ferguson riots and the eulogy for the Rev. Clementa Pinckney in Charleston—noting that the president is careful not to raise the ire of whites and often chastises blacks for their moral failings. At his best, he spoke with “special urgency for black Americans” during the Ferguson crisis and was “at his blackest,” breaking free of constraints, in his “Amazing Grace” Charleston eulogy. Dyson writes here as a realistic, sometimes-angry supporter of the president. View video >