Birthday Cakes and Baby Jesus at Gramma's House by Judy Watson
Released: Aug. 22, 2015

"An enthusiastic holiday book for young readers that encourages moral growth and family values."
In Watson's (Shooting Stars and Satellites at Gramma's House, 2015, etc.) children's book, two boys recount holidays spent with Gramma. Read full book review >
Moon Over Malibu by Peter Kelly
Released: Oct. 11, 2014

"A light and breezy take on the noir genre."
A tough private eye solves a series of crimes in Kelly's debut collection of noir short stories. Read full book review >

At Home on the Kazakh Steppe by Janet Givens
Released: April 3, 2015

"A worthwhile read for anyone with an interest in humanitarian work."
A memoir of a 56-year-old woman's travels in Kazakhstan as a member of the Peace Corps. Read full book review >
Released: Oct. 2, 2015

"A thoughtful examination of the state of behavioral economics as well as a defense of human rationality."
A concise, scholarly account of the rise of behavioral economics and its theoretical advantages. Read full book review >
Death & Taxes by Richard V. Rupp
Released: Aug. 26, 2015

"Don't be fooled by the white-collar title; there's plenty of bullets, tension, and old-fashioned police work."
Feds working the murder of an IRS agent in California find ties to a much-feared local gang and a Mexican drug cartel in Rupp's debut thriller. Read full book review >

Mind's Journey by Vineet Gulati
Released: Oct. 18, 2015

"Sensitive, thoughtful poems that examine life, love, and stilettos."
This volume features 73 short pieces, mainly poems, that touch on relationships and perceptive moments. Read full book review >
Loving Eleanor by Susan Wittig Albert
Released: Feb. 1, 2016

"This warm, extensively researched novel will entrance readers and inspire them to look further into the lives of two extraordinary women."
New York Times bestselling author Albert (The Darling Dahlias and the Silver Dollar Bush, 2015, etc.) returns to historical fiction in this intimate exploration of the relationship between Eleanor Roosevelt and journalist Lorena Hickok. Read full book review >
The Somerset Ball by Mikel D. Smith
Released: Oct. 20, 2015

"A sentimental memoir that will particularly appeal to those familiar with the 1970 Paducah Tilghman high school baseball team."
A nostalgic history of a small-town high school baseball team. Read full book review >
Narada's Children by Woody Carter
Released: Sept. 9, 2015

"An ambitious, sometimes-wondrous, sometimes-tedious tale of connected time periods."
From author Carter (Theology for a Violent Age, 2010) comes a novel about a mysterious man's multipart tale delivered to inhabitants of an ancient village. Read full book review >
A Banner of Love by Josephine  Garner
Released: Sept. 8, 2015

"A strong, evocative sequel that follows an interracial couple coping with family and social complications in New York."
An interracial couple adjusts to married life in the 1950s in Garner's (Walk on Water, 2013, etc.) multilayered sequel to her 2011 debut novel, Solomon's Blues.Read full book review >
Krazy Kodak Moments by James M. Albright
Released: Aug. 12, 2015

"A good-humored snapshot of one aspect of the Eastman Kodak Company, sure to charm sports enthusiasts and '80s nostalgia buffs."
Debut author Albright, who spent more than 20 years in Kodak's public relations department, chronicles the heyday of the Kodak Sports Promotion Program via press releases. Read full book review >
BAMFORD LUCK by Arthur C.  Eastly
Released: Feb. 27, 2015

"The sturdy prose can defend against weak storytelling and characterizations."
After members of an Asian drug gang kill his parents, an Idaho rancher calls on his military training to get revenge. 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 >