TIGER PELT by Annabelle J Kim
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 13, 2016

"Unfolding against a sprawling canvas, an absorbing tale of characters shedding their identities and reinventing themselves, despite being battered by war."
Korea serves as a perfect crucible for Kim's expansive and impressive historical fiction debut, in which the characters must struggle against overwhelming odds. Read full book review >
CURRENT AFFAIRS
Released: Nov. 29, 2016

"A timely, cogent work that should be required reading for policymakers."
A call for an Army-led volunteer corps to revitalize rural and small-town America. Read full book review >

The Dead of August by Panayotis  Cacoyannis
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 21, 2016

"A sophisticated, comic novel that brilliantly captures the triumph and folly of art, media, and publishing."
A London obituary writer is called to the home of a reclusive artist with a mysterious agenda in Cacoyannis' debut novel. Read full book review >
THE SECRET WATCHER OF SUMMIT AVENUE by Mark Morlock
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 16, 2016

"Warmly nostalgic without giving in to saccharine oversentimentality, this intricate tale chronicles an absorbing and affecting family journey across generations."
A debut novel explores the complex story of an old house and those connected to it. Read full book review >
A Theory of Nothing by Thomas Barlow
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 4, 2016

"A cheekily ironic takedown of academic adventures in absurdity.
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Barlow's (Between the Eagle or the Dragon, 2013, etc.) debut novel provides a farcical look at the pursuit of junk science in the hallowed halls of the academy.Read full book review >

The Topless Widow of Herkimer Street by Jacob M. Appel
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"Eight more superb stories from a talented pen."
Uncontrollable forces (including the absurd, the magical, and the tragic) upset carefully ordered lives in this short story collection that won the 2016 Howling Bird Press fiction prize. Read full book review >
DEFACTO FEMINISM by Judy Juanita
CURRENT AFFAIRS
Released: Oct. 31, 2016

"The author refers to herself as 'an observational ironist,' and her incisive comments on black life's contradictions make this essay collection a winner."
This extraordinary set of autobiographical essays gives insight into a black woman's life in the arts: everything from joining the Black Panthers to avoiding African-American chick lit. Read full book review >
Harmony by William J. Rewak
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 25, 2016

"Would that all poets could write with such tact and humor."
That Rewak (The Orphan Bear, 2014, etc.) is a professor, a university chancellor, and a monk only makes the fact that he is also an accomplished poet more impressive. Read full book review >
Outside the Limelight by Terez Mertes Rose
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 24, 2016

"A lovely and engaging tale of sibling rivalry in the high-stakes dance world."
A performance accident leaves a ballet soloist fighting for her career and her life. Read full book review >
Thieves of the Black Sea by Joe  O'Neill
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Oct. 11, 2016

"A satisfying, action-packed return to the world of the Red Hand and a daring trio."
In this fourth volume of an adventure series, a resourceful Moroccan orphan named Tariq and his loyal friends set out to return an ancient diary to its rightful home. Read full book review >
A Misplaced Woman by Marcy Heidish
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 26, 2016

"A collection that beautifully finds the holy in the eccentric, the homeless, and the disregarded."
This cycle of poems explores homelessness through one woman's experience of falling from her privileged, educated status. Read full book review >
#BabyLove: My Toddler Life by Corine Dehghanpisheh
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 20, 2016

"This poignant and entertaining tale about a playful toddler aimed at young lap readers works on a much deeper level for parents."
In her latest picture book, Dehghanpisheh (#BabyLove: My Social Life, 2016, etc.) shows the life of a curious child through the frame of the cellphone used to take his photo—until he gets his hands on the device.Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Clinton Kelly
January 9, 2017

Bestselling author and television host Clinton Kelly’s memoir I Hate Everyone Except You is a candid, deliciously snarky collection of essays about his journey from awkward kid to slightly-less-awkward adult. Clinton Kelly is probably best known for teaching women how to make their butts look smaller. But in I Hate Everyone, Except You, he reveals some heretofore-unknown secrets about himself, like that he’s a finicky connoisseur of 1980s pornography, a disillusioned critic of New Jersey’s premier water parks, and perhaps the world’s least enthused high-school commencement speaker. Whether he’s throwing his baby sister in the air to jumpstart her cheerleading career or heroically rescuing his best friend from death by mud bath, Clinton leaps life’s social hurdles with aplomb. With his signature wit, he shares his unique ability to navigate the stickiest of situations, like deciding whether it’s acceptable to eat chicken wings with a fork on live television (spoiler: it’s not). “A thoroughly light and entertaining memoir,” our critic writes. View video >