Released: June 29, 2012

"Gives life to an era and outlines what life in America was like for boatloads of poor immigrants and their families."
Suchanek's debut novel about the lives of three orphans who live through the influenza epidemic, World War I and the Roaring '20s in America. Read full book review >
Released: March 23, 2006

"Sincerity of purpose yet unpalatable."
This wide-ranging recipe collection promises an array of health benefits from an organic, mostly vegetarian diet. Read full book review >

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR

"The immeasurable, well-portrayed bond between grandfather and grandson holds this anecdote-driven story together."
Janus shares the compelling, emotionally charged story of survival and faith that his grandfather, Stanley, relays to him in Poland. Read full book review >
Released: June 29, 2011

"An odd assemblage of short writings."
Cederborg's debut reads like a dream journal of mystical tales, poetry and nonfiction essays that reflect her Danish culture. Read full book review >
Released: April 16, 2002

"May appeal to readers who are interested in Latin American culture in the U.S. or those who like a good, quick story about wild women (good and bad) and the men who love them."
The baddest gangster in Miami needs a simple auto shop owner's help in Goyanes' debut. Read full book review >

Released: Aug. 16, 2012

"This otherworldly blog-novel will appeal to only the most adventurous readers."
A relentless, bizarre phantasmagoria rattled off in a series of bloglike episodes. Read full book review >
SILVER ALERT by Christopher Whalen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 28, 2012

"A poignant, funny narrative sometimes disrupted by its own arrested development."
Within his taciturn coming-of-middle-age melodrama, debut author Whalen includes a veritable dictionary of first world problems. Read full book review >
HUNTINGTON PASS by Victor Smith
Released: July 8, 2011

"Endearing, but unfocused and bizarre—just like Buck."
In Smith's debut novel, an alcoholic wanderer searches for a better life in a small skiing town. Read full book review >
THE TINSMITH by Tim Bowling
Released: March 6, 2012

"A dynamic, dazzling yarn."
A haunting tale of quiet courage and friendship in the face of racism, corruption and cruelty that runs from the Battle of Antietam to a remote fishing village in British Columbia. Read full book review >

"An attractive book for the patient and thoughtful young reader."
In this holiday offering, sincere (yet anxiety-prone) Dolly runs away from Santa's warehouse to avoid possible rejection on Christmas morning. Read full book review >
Released: Dec. 31, 2012

"H.R. Giger meets Keith Haring, illuminated by the artist's engaging insight."
Part monograph, part manifesto, Baron's (El Paso, 1981) illustrated book presents an overview of his life's work creating "embellished fantasy images." Read full book review >
Released: Aug. 15, 2012

"A stinging indictment of urban politics-as-usual."
Cronyism and corruption stifle the cable TV industry in this hard-hitting memoir. 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 >