Released: Oct. 15, 2012

"An engrossing portrait of a woman among men in wartime."
A freelance writer struggles to find her place among hard-nosed newsmen covering the Vietnam War in this depiction of wartime journalists. Read full book review >

"The kind of book readers will tear through, only to find themselves hungry for more."
A botanist retreats to a remote island to escape a complicated sex life, only to find himself tangled in a string of suspicious deaths. Read full book review >

Released: Jan. 10, 2012

"An unrefined but rich trove of information about a major historical figure who has largely been forgotten."
In this biography, author Michael explores the twin questions of who was truly America's first president and why has he been forgotten? Read full book review >
IN THE SHADOW OF BABYLON by John Schwartz
Released: Aug. 11, 2011

"A wonderfully written, provocative novel that utilizes two distinct genres to promote progressive cultural messages."
An epoch-spanning thriller that's part academic mystery and part historical fantasy. Read full book review >
Released: Sept. 27, 2011

"Readers must wait until Book Two to complete the picture, but with likable characters, spending more time in the Old World is an appealing prospect."
In the midst of World War I, a relationship develops between an English lieutenant and a young Russian nurse—a surprising tenderness against the backdrop of war. Read full book review >

Released: Oct. 7, 2011

"The warts-and-all memoirs of a soldier who excelled at the difficult job of being both a warrior and a healer."
Retired combat medic recounts his 20-year career, from the burning oilfields of the Gulf War to the treacherous outposts of Afghanistan. Read full book review >
Released: Oct. 4, 2011

"The wry humor and raw emotional truth of JJ's journey will have readers rooting for him from death to eternity."
When 29-year-old janitor JJ Lynch is tragically killed by a drunk driver, he uses tools found in a university lab to communicate with those he's left behind. Read full book review >
DAUGHTERS OF IRAQ by Revital Shiri-Horowitz
Released: April 1, 2011

"A sympathetic tale of love, loss and loneliness highlighting a largely underrepresented community."
A latticework of personal tragedies and cultural history underpins Shiri-Horowitz's debut novel about immigrant lives in Israel, translated from the Hebrew by Shira Atik. Read full book review >
THE DEATH OF SOC SMITH by Jerome Arthur
Released: April 21, 2011

"A short novel that might have served better as a short story."
The tide gets rough for an aging California surfer and war vet when he discovers his obituary in the local newspaper. Read full book review >
THE VERY LITTLEST DRAGON by Baer Charlton
Released: Dec. 31, 2011

"Too dense and erratic for children, and too adolescent for adults."
Charlton's debut is a fanciful tale of dragons, picture framing and princesses. Read full book review >
SATORI RANCH by Mary Frisbee
Released: Sept. 7, 2011

"Those longing for the groovier days will find equal parts suspense and whimsy in this nostalgia piece."
An artist investigating her parents' disappearance finds herself immersed in the history of 1970s counterculture. Read full book review >
Released: May 1, 2012

"A persuasive, valuable addition to the ongoing immigration reform debate."
A highly organized, informative discussion of the immigration system in the United States. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Sara Paretsky
author of BRUSH BACK
July 28, 2015

No one would accuse V. I. Warshawski of backing down from a fight, but there are a few she’d be happy to avoid. High on that list is tangling with Chicago political bosses. Yet that’s precisely what she ends up doing when she responds to Frank Guzzo’s plea for help in Brush Back, the latest thriller from bestselling author Sara Paretsky. For six stormy weeks back in high school, V.I. thought she was in love with Frank. He broke up with her, she went off to college, he started driving trucks for Bagby Haulage. She forgot about him until the day his mother was convicted of bludgeoning his kid sister, Annie, to death. Stella Guzzo was an angry, uncooperative prisoner and did a full 25 years for her daughter’s murder. Newly released from prison, Stella is looking for exoneration, so Frank asks V.I. for help. “Paretsky, who plots more conscientiously than anyone else in the field, digs deep, then deeper, into past and present until all is revealed,” our reviewer writes. View video >