RAY VS THE MEANING OF LIFE by Michael F. Stewart
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 15, 2018

"A tale spins its answer to an age-old question into an inclusive, hilarious, and thought-provoking yarn."
A teenager will inherit an RV park if he figures out the meaning of life in this YA novel. Read full book review >
MATING IN CAPTIVITY by Helen  Zuman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 8, 2018

"An engrossing and offbeat story of ideological bonds that chafe—and sometimes liberate."
A young woman experiences a sexual awakening—and romantic frustration—in a kooky cult in this debut coming-of-age memoir. Read full book review >

THE BUILDING by Richard  Snodgrass
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 22, 2018

"An audacious, gripping, and wise novel.
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In Snodgrass' (Kitchen Things, 2013, etc.) novel, a complex construction project teeters on the brink of failure, pitting workers against each other. Read full book review >
The Bioman Chronicles by A.L.F.I.E.
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 22, 2018

"A thrilling superhero journey that remains smart and thoughtful."
A young man must make radical leaps in perception to save humanity from a powerful artificial intelligence in this debut sci-fi novel. Read full book review >
RUDY’S RULES FOR TRAVEL by Mary K. Jensen
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 10, 2018

"A book that will make readers want to pack their bags and catch the first flight to somewhere far away."
A set of rules for life, by way of a delightful travel narrative. Read full book review >

REDLINED by Linda Gartz
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 3, 2018

"A rich remembrance of a captivating, transformative era in American history."
A stunning debut memoir that documents the societal and racial changes of the mid-20th century, told from the perspective of a Chicago family caught in the middle of them. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 3, 2018

"A modest, beguiling biography that brilliantly mirrors its understated and remarkable subject."
This straightforward, enthusiastic biography by Eichinger and Everson recounts the life story of Eric Liddell, the Olympic athlete whose achievements inspired the iconic movie Chariots of Fire. Read full book review >
THE MADNESS OF GRIEF by Panayotis  Cacoyannis
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2018

"A well-written, richly complicated, and deeply engaging coming-of-age tale."
In this literary novel set in England, a teenager learns startling revelations about people close to her. Read full book review >
SECRETS AND SHADOWS by Roberta Silman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 5, 2018

"A harrowing story that readers will find compelling to the very end."
The past is never really past in Silman's (Boundaries, 2015, etc.) latest novel, in which a man thinks back to his childhood in World War II-era Berlin. Read full book review >
QUEST-TERRESTRIALS by Malgosia  Krol
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 22, 2018

"Though it has supporting themes about friendship and imagination, the biggest appeal here is that it's just plain fun. Expect plenty of giggles—from children and parents."
Funny and charming, this picture book debut by author/illustrator Krol stars pint-sized aliens who always know how to lend a hand (and a laugh). Read full book review >
BY A CHARM & A CURSE by Jaime  Questell
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Feb. 6, 2018

"A dark idea for a YA story, executed deftly and with feeling."
In Questell's debut YA novel, a teenage girl has her first kiss and becomes trapped by a traveling carnival's magical spell. Read full book review >
BLACKBEARD by Samuel Marquis
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 6, 2018

"An engrossing and historically grounded yarn."
Marquis' (The Fourth Pularchek, 2017, etc.) historical novel, based on a true story, aims to rehabilitate the pirate Blackbeard, delivering a wealth of information about his era and place in history.Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Katey Sagal
author of GRACE NOTES
April 10, 2017

In her memoir Grace Notes, actress and singer/songwriter Katey Sagal takes you through the highs and lows of her life, from the tragic deaths of her parents to her long years in the Los Angeles rock scene, from being diagnosed with cancer at the age of twenty-eight to getting her big break on the fledgling FOX network as the wise-cracking Peggy Bundy on the beloved sitcom Married…with Children. Sparse and poetic, Grace Notes is an emotionally riveting tale of struggle and success, both professional and personal: Sagal’s path to sobriety; the stillbirth of her first daughter, Ruby; motherhood; the experience of having her third daughter at age 52 with the help of a surrogate; and her lifelong passion for music. “While this book is sure to please the author’s many fans, its thoughtful, no-regrets honesty will no doubt also appeal to readers of Hollywood memoirs seeking substance that goes beyond gossip and name-dropping,” our critic writes. “A candid, reflective memoir.” View video >