The Vermeer Conspiracy by Eytan Halaban
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 17, 2015

"A fine thriller that's intriguing and clever, appreciative of art's power, and grounded in a sensitive humanity—a winner."
In this novel, a Yale student investigating her roommate's disappearance uncovers clues to a centuries-old art mystery and a shadowy group of art collectors. Read full book review >
The Girl on the Pier by Paul Tomkins
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 28, 2015

"Beautiful and chilling—a brilliant debut."
In Tomkins' (Dynasty: Fifty Years of Shankly's Liverpool, 2013, etc.) novel, a forensic artist's romantic obsessions and traumatic past rise to the surface as he works on a cold case.Read full book review >

Despots of Deseret by Johnny Townsend
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 15, 2015

"More vibrant parables about doubts and blasphemies that hide beneath a veneer of piety."
Members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints grapple with the harshness of church teachings in these ironic but heartfelt stories. Read full book review >
Lucy Lick-Me-Not and the Greedy Gubbins by Claudine Carmel
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: July 2, 2015

"A wild tale helmed by a charmingly clever kid."
Child heroine Lucy Lick-Me-Not is back, and this time, she's taking on the seasons and the lack of a white Christmas. Read full book review >
Immortal Medusa by Barbara Louise Ungar
Released: April 1, 2015

"An entrancing book of poetry."
Ungar's (English/Coll. of Saint Rose; The Origin of the Milky Way, 2007, etc.) new collection may not make her immortal, but it surely establishes her as a contemporary poet of the first rank. Read full book review >

Stones in the Road by E. B. Moore
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 6, 2015

"An appealing Amish twist on a classic narrative."
In a second Amish-themed novel, Moore (An Unseemly Wife, 2014) spins her grandfather's journey West into the rich tale of a prodigal son.Read full book review >
The Dead of August by Panayotis  Cacoyannis
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 28, 2013

"A sophisticated, comic novel that brilliantly captures the triumph and folly of art, media, and publishing."
A London obituary writer is called to the home of a reclusive artist with a mysterious agenda in Cacoyannis' debut novel. Read full book review >
Miracles and Conundrums of the Secondary Planets by Jacob M Appel
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 30, 2015

"A fine collection of memorable stories with a delicately surreal edge."
Short stories haunted by the longings of their connection-starved characters but mediated by the wry intelligence of their narrators. Read full book review >
The Vivisection Mambo by Lolita Lark
Released: Oct. 1, 2015

"A fine anthology of some of the best contemporary poetry around."
Fresh new writers rub elbows with past masters in this scintillating collection of verse. Read full book review >
Back To Vietnam by Elaine Head
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 15, 2013

"Gracefully transports readers on an odyssey that transcends the exotic locale and legacies of war to focus on the power of human connection."
An intimate travel memoir tracing one veteran's journey from war to reconciliation. Read full book review >
The Virtuous Feats of the Indomitable Miss Trafalgar and the Erudite Lady Boone by Geonn Cannon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"An imaginatively wrought, steampunk-influenced feminist adventure."
In Cannon's alternative version of early-20th-century London, an invisible spy walks the streets, airships are a preferred form of travel, and two rival explorers join forces to learn who is trying to kill them and why. Read full book review >
THE OFFERING by Salah  el Moncef
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 7, 2015

"An immersive, finely wrought mystery of tragedy, loss, and recovery.
"
El Moncef (Sleepwalking, 2012, etc.) offers a psychological thriller in which one man must solve the terrible secrets of his own past. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Vanessa Diffenbaugh
September 1, 2015

Vanessa Diffenbaugh is the New York Timesbestselling author of The Language of Flowers; her new novel, We Never Asked for Wings, is about young love, hard choices, and hope against all odds. For 14 years, Letty Espinosa has worked three jobs around San Francisco to make ends meet while her mother raised her children—Alex, now 15, and Luna, six—in their tiny apartment on a forgotten spit of wetlands near the bay. But now Letty’s parents are returning to Mexico, and Letty must step up and become a mother for the first time in her life. “Diffenbaugh’s latest confirms her gift for creating shrewd, sympathetic charmers,” our reviewer writes. View video >