Godkiller, Vol. 1 by Matt Pizzolo
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 7, 2015

"Deftly unorthodox and wickedly delectable; not so much a story as an experience."
In Pizzolo's stellar graphic novel—the first three issues of his debut comic-book series—an orphan boy braves a desolate, post-apocalyptic land in search of a heart for his sister. Read full book review >
A Wolf at the Gate by Mark Van Steenwyk
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 28, 2015

"A visually stunning work addressing themes of peace, generosity, and forgiveness."
Van Steenwyk (The Unkingdom of God, 2013, etc.) offers an illustrated chapter book about an angry red wolf who encounters a saintly beggar king. Read full book review >

THE THEMIS FILES by Sylvain Neuvel
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Feb. 2, 2015

"Like the giant alien artifact in the story, this novel is so much more than the sum of its parts—a page-turner of the highest order!"
This stellar debut novel—revolving around a top-secret project to assemble the ancient body parts of a giant humanoid relic buried throughout the world by aliens—masterfully blends together elements of sci-fi, political thriller and apocalyptic fiction. Read full book review >
CONSTANT IS THE RAIN by Rex Sexton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 7, 2015

"The bleakness may be hard to take, but Sexton's talent for social commentary and character sketching marks him as—in a title he gives a character in 'Chop Suey'—'the Modigliani of the Mean Streets.'"
Relentless pessimism about the state of the nation infuses Sexton's (Paper Moon, 2013) accomplished poetry and short fiction about down-and-out drifters and starving artists. Read full book review >
THE LITTLE MOUSE SANTI by David Eugene Ray
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Jan. 1, 2015

"A clever picture book with an unexpected punch line that will delight young readers."
A mouse who wants to be a cat has a conversation that leads to an unexpected outcome in this delightful picture book by debut author Ray, featuring illustrations by Germano (The German King, 2013). Read full book review >

Beneath the Greater Sky by Andrew Voelker
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 27, 2014

"An exciting, elegant novel that uses painful realities to create a powerful tale about the nature of relationships."
In Voelker's debut novel, a man goes on a mission to Wyoming while grieving his stillborn daughter. Read full book review >
BLUE SUN, YELLOW SKY by Jamie Jo Hoang
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 11, 2014

"A touching exploration of identity and reinvention painted with gentle yet precise brush strokes."
In Hoang's assured debut, a young artist makes peace with a crushing diagnosis and takes a stab at reinvention.What would you do if your very identity were about to be erased? Read full book review >
Einstein's Beach House:  Stories by Jacob M Appel
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 5, 2014

"Sharp, observant, darkly funny and deeply humane. Another winner from Appel."
Winner of Butler University's Pressgang Prize, this collection examines the dangers and seductions of fantasy and lies. Read full book review >
THE OBLATE'S CONFESSION by William Peak
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 1, 2014

"A vividly realized story of one boy's attempt to live a life of faith in a time of war."
A debut coming-of-age novel set in a monastery in medieval England. Read full book review >
Jimi & Isaac 5a: The Brain Injury by Phil Rink
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 25, 2014

"Highly recommended for both its quality of writing and its superb handling of difficult subject matter."
Rink (Jimi & Isaac 4a: Solar Powered, 2011, etc.) paints a visceral, moving portrait of a young boy whose life is thrown into chaos when his father unexpectedly falls from the roof and receives a potentially life-threatening head injury.Read full book review >
CITIZEN SIM by Michael Solana
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 25, 2014

"An utterly sublime debut and a must for pop-culture fans."
In this YA sci-fi debut, a young man mysteriously gets smarter while dreaming and invents a life-changing device. Read full book review >
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 22, 2014

"An essential adventure in British journalism."
Scharrer offers a riveting fictionalized biography of her great-aunt Flora Shaw, one of the first successful female journalists. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Fatima Bhutto
April 14, 2015

Set during the American invasion of Afghanistan, Fatima Bhutto’s debut novel The Shadow of the Crescent Moon begins and ends one rain-swept Friday morning in Mir Ali, a small town in Pakistan’s Tribal Areas close to the Afghan border. Three brothers meet for breakfast. Soon after, the eldest, Aman Erum, recently returned from America, hails a taxi to the local mosque. Sikandar, a doctor, drives to the hospital where he works, but must first stop to collect his troubled wife, who has not joined the family that morning. No one knows where Mina goes these days. But when, later in the morning, the two are taken hostage by members of the Taliban, Mina will prove to be stronger than anyone could have imagined. Our reviewer writes that The Shadow of the Crescent Moon is “a timely, earnest portrait of a family torn apart by the machinations of other people’s war games and desperately trying to survive.” View video >