Released: Dec. 1, 2015

"Despite a bit too much time discussing business details, a wild tale with an intriguing protagonist who just might crack."
Swanagon's (The Adventures of Zach Vallor, 2011) novel considers the seedy side of Las Vegas dealmaking. Read full book review >
Gift of Darkness by Craig K. Comstock
Released: Dec. 1, 2015

"A moving, inspiring account of the indomitability of the human spirit."
A heart-rending biography of a young teenager who lived under Nazi occupation in the Netherlands. Read full book review >

No Such Thing as Free Goldfish by Joan Wittler
Released: Dec. 1, 2015

"Readers new to this series will be eager to pick up Grace's previous titles while looking forward to future adventures."
A 12-year-old girl learns that having a pet isn't just fun—it can be hard work! Read full book review >
Beyond Embarrassment by JoAnne Lake
Released: Dec. 1, 2015

"An invaluable resource for NB sufferers."
Lake's debut offers a candid memoir of her experience with neurogenic bladder and a wealth of practical advice about coping with its daily complications. Read full book review >
Last Stop: Paris by John  Pearce
Released: Dec. 1, 2015

"An exhilarating journey that will satisfy the most avid thriller reader."
A full-throttle adventure through modern Europe and the Mediterranean in a book that's part thriller, part mystery, and all rollicking ride. Read full book review >

Medium Hero by Korby Lenker
Released: Dec. 1, 2015

"A quick, pleasurable set of short stories that track the emotional and intellectual struggles of several young men."
Lenker's debut story collection presents vignettes of relationships between friends, family, and significant others. Read full book review >
Clean by Mia Kerick
Released: Dec. 1, 2015

"A compassionate look at the harrowing problem of addiction, anchored by strong characters and a message of hope."
Two high school seniors grapple with family and school pressures and try to break free of drugs and alcohol in Kerick's (Come to my Window, 2015, etc.) YA novel. Read full book review >
Excavating the Sky by Konstantin Kulakov
Released: Dec. 4, 2015

"A fine young poet digs deep."
A promising new voice delivers memories from his Russian youth and reflections on global religion in this crisp book of poetry. Read full book review >
Roberta's Boys by Ann Carlson
Released: Dec. 7, 2015

"An account of the achievements of four African-American brothers; of interest primarily to Pitts family members."
Carson's book documents the ascent of four young African-American brothers during the early 20th century. Read full book review >
The Double Life of Laurence Oliphant by Bart Casey
Released: Dec. 8, 2015

"An engrossing portrait of an emblematic Victorian."
A rollicking biography of a classic 19th-century figure, featuring imperial adventure, high diplomacy, literary fame, and an eccentric cult focused on bizarrely sublimated sexuality. Read full book review >
When Every Breath Becomes A Prayer by Susan Plunket
Released: Dec. 11, 2015

"A poorly plotted novel that nonetheless offers a fascinating glimpse into the world of analytical psychology."
After nearly losing her daughter and having her heart broken by divorce, a 56-year-old Greenwich Village psychologist gains the strength to welcome life's pleasures—and pains—in this meandering debut novel. Read full book review >
Royal Progress by Pen Fairchild
Released: Dec. 15, 2015

"Epic in scope, boasting a vast cast and intricate mythology; the sexual nature might be too much for its intended audience, though."
When a princess suddenly inherits her family's domain, she learns there's more to her ascendancy than meets the eye. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Jason Gay
November 17, 2015

In the 1990s, copies of Richard Carlson’s Don't Sweat the Small Stuff (and its many sequels) were seemingly everywhere, giving readers either the confidence to prioritize their stresses or despondence over the slender volume’s not addressing their particular set of problems. While not the first book of its kind, it kicked open the door for an industry of self-help, worry-reduction advice guides. In his first book, Little Victories, Wall Street Journal sports columnist Gay takes less of a guru approach, though he has drawn an audience of readers appreciative of reportage that balances insights with a droll, self-deprecating outlook. He occasionally focuses his columns on “the Rules” (of Thanksgiving family touch football, the gym, the office holiday party, etc.), which started as a genial poke in the eye at the proliferation of self-help books and, over time, came to explore actual advice “both practical and ridiculous” and “neither perfect nor universal.” The author admirably combines those elements in every piece in the book. View video >