THE ENGINE WOMAN’S LIGHT by Laurel Anne Hill
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 12, 2017

"A coming-of-age story that thoughtfully blends mysticism and adventure."
In this dystopian YA novel set in an alternate, steampunk-y version of California, a teenage girl gets mystical visions of tasks that she must perform to save her people. Read full book review >
THE GOD MODEL by Phillip Shirvington
NON-FICTION

"A thought-provoking, if ultimately unconvincing, analysis of the human impulse toward religion.

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A short but densely packed attempt to construct a sort of unified theory of God. Read full book review >

BE BRAVE by Florrie Munat
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR

"A beautiful, richly panoramic book that should reassure caregivers and delight memoir readers."
A widow details her husband's final years—when he was in a nursing home—but also presents a sweeping view of their four decades together. Read full book review >
THE DROWNED RAT by Brian L. Gardner
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 7, 2017

"An intriguing debut thriller from a burgeoning talent to watch."
A clever debut novel in which an engineer inadvertently helps his best friend solve an intricate FBI case. Read full book review >
SEARCHING FOR NORMAL by Karen Meadows
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 8, 2016

"An intense, moving account of raising and mourning a child with mental illness."
In her debut memoir, Meadows memorializes her daughter while deploring the state of adolescent mental health care. Read full book review >

COUNTING WOLVES by Michael F. Stewart
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 14, 2017

"A deeply affecting, hard-to-put-down work that depicts a girl's dark odyssey through obsession toward healing insight."
In this latest novel by a prolific author of YA fiction, a teenager's life spirals out of control as she desperately attempts to evade the savage manifestation of her fear. Read full book review >
FRANCINE by John Schwartz
FICTION & LITERATURE

"A dramatically taut tale propelled by artful characterization and political relevance."
A corporate novel chronicles a young woman's meteoric rise at a coal mining company. Read full book review >
BIOHAZARD LEVEL 4 by David Lyons
FICTION & LITERATURE

"A tightly packed bioweapon story provides momentum and plenty of obstacles for the recurring protagonist to overcome."
The latest in Lyons' (Waters of Oblivion, 2014, etc.) Jock Boucher thriller series finds the retired judge facing off against his nemesis, who plans to unleash plague-infested mosquitoes in the United States.Read full book review >
THE WOLVES WITHIN OUR WALLS by L.E. Flinders
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 11, 2017

"An absorbing story of the end of civilization relayed through a handful of tortured characters."
Life in a post-apocalyptic community may be just as harrowing as that in the devastated outside world in Flinders' debut dystopian novel. Read full book review >
A PERFECT BLINDNESS by W. Lance Hunt
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 25, 2017

"An expansive historical novel that ably evokes its time and place."
Hunt, in his first novel, tells the story of two musicians trying to make it in the late-1980s Chicago scene. Read full book review >
Daemon by Robert Ratcliffe
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 27, 2015

"A run-of-the-mill thriller with unsteady aim."
A wisecracking analyst unwittingly finds himself in the thick of an international espionage operation in Ratcliffe's (Red Hammer 1994, 2013) latest.Read full book review >
WARRIOR BRAVE PROTECTOR by Kim Mills H.
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 16, 2016

"An absorbing and frank book that chronicles the author's triumph over health and personal crises."
A debut memoir details the struggles of a wife with ulcerative colitis and infertility. 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 >