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 >
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 >

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 >
EARTHBOUND by Dee LeRoy
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 15, 2014

"A stunning poetic debut."
With her first collection, LeRoy delivers luminous, art-inspired poems that expertly balance the concepts of nature and the human struggle. Read full book review >
BITTER WATERS by Chaz Brenchley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 3, 2014

"A fine collection that imbues fantasy, action and horror with real literary depth."
Ghosts, monsters and trials at sea complicate romances in these energetic, atmospheric stories. Read full book review >
SIGHING WOMAN TEA by Mark Daniel Seiler
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 15, 2014

"Steeped in the charm and traditions of tea drinking and underlaid with serious thought about compassion, this novel is simply wonderful. A delight to read from start to finish."
In this seriocomic novel, a large corporation tries to take control and threaten the traditional way of life in a tiny tea-producing island nation. Read full book review >
BRIEF EULOGIES AT ROADSIDE SHRINES by Mark Lyons
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 7, 2014

"An engrossing collection giving ordinary people their due."
This collection of short stories cleverly exploits the idea of descansos, those impromptu roadside shrines that commemorate loss, calling to mind both those who have left and those who are left.Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Gabrielle Zevin
March 3, 2015

A. J. Fikry’s life is not at all what he expected it to be. He lives alone, his bookstore is experiencing the worst sales in its history, and now his prized possession, a rare collection of Poe poems, has been stolen. But when a mysterious package appears at the bookstore, its unexpected arrival gives Fikry the chance to make his life over—and see everything anew. “Zevin writes characters who grow and prosper,” our reviewer writes, “in a narrative that is sometimes sentimental, sometimes funny, sometimes true to life and always entertaining.” View video >