Understanding China by Gary Moreau
Released: Oct. 9, 2015

"An insightful, compelling introduction to the intricacies of Chinese business and life."
An American expatriate in China explores the country's culture, citizens, and economy in this open-minded meditation. Read full book review >

"A mad masala of mythology and absurd mayhem that takes an unexpectedly poignant twist."
Thekkumthala's magical-realist comic-cosmic phantasmagoria welcomes readers to a bizarre community in India, where a notoriously haunted landmark mansion sees UFO aliens, disappearances, drug crimes, murder, and madcap paranormal phenomena. Read full book review >

Blade Singer by Aaron De Orive
Released: June 24, 2014

"A sophisticated, tightly paced YA swashbuckler."
In Wells (Stories of the Raksura, 2015, etc.) and De Orive's (SHARD RPG Basic Compendium, 2009) YA fantasy, a teenager travels to a volatile, magical realm populated by elves and trolls and featuring an enchanted blade.Read full book review >
Strange Lights in West Texas by James Bunnell

"A required field manual for chasers of illuminated orbs that lacks a wide appeal."
An author sums up his research into an ongoing, unsolved mystery, the enigmatic lights seen at night around ground level near Marfa, Texas. Read full book review >
The Sense of Reckoning by Matty Dalrymple
Released: Sept. 19, 2015

"A book that proves just as keen and charming as its characters."
In Dalrymple's second thriller featuring Ann Kinnear, the appealing spirit sensor fears she may be haunted by the ghost of a killer. Read full book review >

Gol by J.W. Webb
Released: July 28, 2015

"An appealing tale set in an enchanted realm offers blunt prose and vivid characters in constant motion."
A complex fantasy novel combines a young man's quest, a noblewoman's nightmare, and a long-slumbering demon. Read full book review >
Many Roads Traveled by Tommie Morton-Young
Released: Jan. 16, 2015

"A multigenerational tale of cruelty, deception, and abuse that offers a vivid portrayal of its people, places, and period."
In this historical novel set in the antebellum South, slavers kidnap a free black girl and sell her into captivity. Read full book review >
The Stones of Kaldaar by Tameri Etherton
Released: Aug. 30, 2014

"A densely packed narrative that moves along at a brisk pace thanks to an appealing heroine with special powers and plenty of intrigue."
An ordinary woman discovers her extraordinary lineage and travels to an enchanted world to fulfill her destiny in this fantasy novel. Read full book review >
The Way The Hen Kicks by Lars Guthorm Kavli
Released: March 14, 2015

"A foreboding tale of a snow-covered London in despair, enlivened by encouraging characters and events."
Londoners are ill-prepared for a seemingly endless snowstorm in Kavli's debut dystopian novel. Read full book review >
Evolution to Complexity by Edwin Herrera-Paz
Released: Oct. 14, 2015

"Thoughtful arguments, measured prose, and a point of view firmly rooted in the scientific method make this short popular-science book a delight."
Herrera-Paz's broad, engaging look at complexity examines the natural balance between entropy and order on a multitude of scales, ranging from the quantum to the universal. Read full book review >
The Relevance of Noah Montana by Michael Gutman

"A cool, edgy tale of a superpowered teenager that will leave readers hankering for a sequel."
In debut novelist Gutman's thriller, a teenager uses his newly discovered power as a weapon against an affluent but fiendish organization that's targeting him and his family. Read full book review >
The Toki-Girl and the Sparrow-Boy by Claire Youmans
Released: July 8, 2015

"Young readers interested in Japanese traditions and history will find much to enjoy in this simple fantasy tale."
Two magical children go on an adventure to determine their fate in Youmans' (The Toki-Girl and the Sparrow-Boy, 2014) sequel to her historical fable set in post-feudal Japan. 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 >