DREAMTIME by Robert Steiner
Released: Aug. 16, 2004

"An unusually personal glimpse into the mystical, certain to haunt readers long after the last page."
A series of artfully constructed stories that explores the divide between the mundane and the supernatural. Read full book review >
Released: Aug. 11, 2008

"A white-hot curio of a book that can't help but fascinate."
An intriguing fictional transcript of an interview with a speculative presidential candidate. Read full book review >

Released: Oct. 26, 2006

"A meandering and unremarkable examination of one woman's changing opinions on the conflict in Vietnam."
As the Vietnam war looms, one American army wife negotiates the delicate balance of raising a family overseas, representing her country while still remaining true to herself in this low-intensity, character-driven novel. Read full book review >
CHAT WITH GOD by Jennifer Webster
Released: March 23, 2009

"Useful guidance for the spiritual seeker willing to work."
A loose, honest guide to prayer. Read full book review >
Released: Dec. 3, 2010

"Chock full of moral lessons but lacking the driving narrative force needed to convince readers, young and old, that this story needs to be told again."
Zimmer's illustrated tale of a kingdom of lions shows that sometimes it's the most unlikely hero who saves the kingdom. Read full book review >

Released: Jan. 1, 2009

"A well-researched, engaging history enhanced by high-quality illustrations."
Clarie (Just Rye Harbor, 2005) serves up a feast of history and legend surrounding the Egyptian city of Alexandria and Pharos, its once-upon-a-time lighthouse. Read full book review >
Released: Jan. 27, 2011

"A delightfully playful cross-genre novel whose science fiction is every bit as enjoyable as its historical fiction."
A French journalist encounters the American Civil War—and something even stranger—in 1861 Kentucky. Read full book review >
PLAN B by Augustus Carleton
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"Abstract, purposefully affectless, and all rather self-consciously haphazard poems for a tired age."
An intriguing collection of 48 sonnets examining the blunt realities of modern life. Read full book review >
Released: Jan. 25, 2011

"An impressive and eloquent account of a soldier's life and culture."
An American Army veteran's memoir of his experiences in the European theatre of World War II. Read full book review >
Released: Jan. 25, 2011

"A restrained yet evocative account of life on the front lines."
A GI Everyman fights his way through Italy, France and Germany in these absorbing World War II memoirs. Read full book review >
Released: Feb. 16, 2009

"Readers may be unconvinced by these theories."
Hillhouse questions whether the story of Jesus Christ is a hoax, and if the apostle Paul invented Jesus' story to make money. Read full book review >
Released: April 22, 2010

"Hassan's aggressive morality tale marries mortal combat with heavenly and demonic influences, but fuller characters would've added resonance to the adventure."
The battle of good versus evil forms the crux of Hassan's action-packed, fantastical tale of knights, a powerful king and a divine boy. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Luis Alberto Urrea
April 21, 2015

Examining the borders between one nation and another, between one person and another, Luis Alberto Urrea’s latest story collection, The Water Museum, reveals his mastery of the short form. This collection includes the Edgar-award winning "Amapola" and his now-classic "Bid Farewell to Her Many Horses," which had the honor of being chosen for NPR's "Selected Shorts" not once but twice. Urrea has also recently published a poetry collection, Tijuana Book of the Dead, mixing lyricism and colloquial voices, mysticism and the daily grind. We talk to Urrea about both of his new books this week on Kirkus TV. View video >