Beginning French by Les Américains
NATURE & TRAVEL
Released: June 1, 2016

"A delightfully evocative farmhouse tale; as satisfying as a summer evening on a French terrace, with a cool glass of rosé in hand."
A California couple realize their ambition of owning a house in rural France in this debut memoir by Les Américains. Read full book review >
A Hero to Hold by Sheri Humphreys
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 10, 2016

"An enthralling, nontraditional romance accented with a little mystery."
The establishment of a Crimean War charity unites a gentlewoman and a dashing veteran in Humphreys' debut Victorian romance novel. Read full book review >

Mine by Katie Crawford
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2016

"An intense, perceptive tale of two sisters grappling with a turbulent family history."
In this debut novel, a woman learns a truth as old as literature: she can't escape the past just by moving away and up. Read full book review >
Hagen's Curse by James Emmi
FICTION & LITERATURE

"A many-layered delight."
A sensuous tale of power, customs, and change. Read full book review >
Trio by Boman Desai
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 29, 2015

"A riveting dramatization of musical history."
A novel that explores the complex relationships between classical composers Johannes Brahms and Robert Schumann, and the latter's pianist/composer wife, Clara. Read full book review >

Walking the Llano by Shelley Armitage
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 15, 2016

"Both an intensely lyrical and intimate scrapbook of familial history and a uniquely sublime travelogue of the American Southwestern landscape."
A debut memoir delivers a meditation on a writer's Texas Panhandle homeland. Read full book review >
The Soul Mender by R.S. Dabney
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 26, 2016

"Judging by the engrossing first volume, this trilogy about two heroines' perilous mission has the potential to be not only highly entertaining, but profoundly edifying as well."
A debut novel follows a young woman as she struggles to come to grips with the realization that in a parallel universe everyone has an opposite. Read full book review >
Blood Transparencies by Randy White
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 30, 2016

"Well-crafted verses with strong images and good storytelling."
This collection of poems explores themes of childhood, family, and growing up, often making ancient connections with the natural world. Read full book review >
No Safe Haven by Angela Moody
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 29, 2016

"A remarkable first effort, recommended without reservation."
It's tempting to class this historical novel about the Battle of Gettysburg as YA fiction because its heroine is 15, but, with all due respect to that genre, it's much, much more. Read full book review >
The Adventures of Gracie & MonkeyBear by C.S.  O'Kelly
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN

"Young readers who love to pretend will see Gracie as a kindred spirit and look forward to future seasonal adventures in this planned kids' book series."
A girl and her dog rescue pretend dinosaurs, aliens, and whales in this debut ode to imaginative play by O'Kelly with illustrations by Farrell.Read full book review >
Gedlund by William Ray
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 5, 2014

"This bracing, complex tale pits a fantasy-world version of the Victorian British Empire against a sorcerer-dictator out of The Lord of the Rings."
Ordinary human soldiers face supernatural foes in this first installment of a fantasy series. Read full book review >
Maybe Mermaids & Robots are Lonely: Stories by Matthew Fogarty
FICTION & LITERATURE

"Energetic stories unveil limitless possibilities always within reach."
A collection offers tales populated by families, lovers, and pariahs who brave worlds both real and illusory. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Andrea Beaty
August 30, 2016

In Andrea Beaty and David Roberts’ new picture book Ada Twist, Scientist is like her classmates, builder Iggy and inventor Rosie: scientist Ada, a character of color, has a boundless imagination and has always been hopelessly curious. Why are there pointy things stuck to a rose? Why are there hairs growing inside your nose? When her house fills with a horrific, toe-curling smell, Ada knows it’s up to her to find the source. Not afraid of failure, she embarks on a fact-finding mission and conducts scientific experiments, all in the name of discovery. But this time, her experiments lead to even more stink and get her into trouble! Inspired by real-life makers such as Ada Lovelace and Marie Curie, Ada Twist, Scientist champions girl power and women scientists, and brings welcome diversity to picture books about girls in science. “Cool and stylish,” our reviewer writes. View video >