THE PUNCH ESCROW by Tal M. Klein
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 25, 2017

"It's hard to say enough good things about this hard-science future thriller with humor and heart—an excellent debut."
In this science-fiction thriller, a man fights for his wife and his lives after he's duplicated in a transporter malfunction. Read full book review >
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 >

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 >
TREEGIRL by Julianne Skai Arbor
NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 15, 2017

"A vital, visually stunning photographic volume."
A conservationist and art photographer explores the erotic aspects of trees. Read full book review >
SEEKING ADAM SMITH by Eli P. Cox III
NON-FICTION
Released: May 20, 2017

"A needed and overdue corrective, this book should be essential reading for business and economics scholars and for anyone interested in these subjects."
A business professor challenges the conventional belief that the father of economics endorsed key assumptions used to justify greed and oppose regulation. Read full book review >

SHE'S MY DAD by Iolanthe Woulff
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 13, 2009

"A rich web of complex questions, rendered beautifully in this tale of a transgender professor."
A debut literary novel addresses issues of identity, family, and personal history. Read full book review >
SANCTION by William Hunter
FICTION & LITERATURE

"An explosive thriller full of engaging dialogue and action."
In Hunter's debut espionage tale, the assassination of a Cambridge University professor reveals conspiracies involving terrorist bombings. Read full book review >
FISH WIELDER by J.R.R.R. (Jim) Hardison
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 23, 2016

"An irreverent fantasy crammed full of sunlight and surprises."
This debut novel finds a swordsman and his talking fish battling a heartless mage, minions, and a doomsday dessert. Read full book review >
MISTRESS SUFFRAGETTE by Diana Forbes
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 6, 2017

"A sprightly, winning historical novel about an unexpected romance—between a young woman and her own power."
Set in Gilded Age New England, Forbes' debut novel follows teenage Penelope Stanton as she struggles through dubious attachments and financial ruin to become a suffragist leader. Read full book review >
JOACHIM: THE HERETIC by M.L. Stainer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 23, 2017

"An excellent, comprehensive read for any serious student of the Elizabethan Age and anyone concerned with intolerance."
This sequel to Stainer's Joachim's Magic has Joachim Gans back in Elizabethan England, where he is accused of heresy while his apprentice, Reis Courtney, works his way toward manhood. Read full book review >
WOMEN'S WORK by Kari Aguila
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 18, 2013

"A novel of ideas can easily become righteous and preachy; this thoughtful matriarchal tale impressively rises above that."
Finally in charge of the planet, women resolve to do a better job than men; but for all their good intentions, Utopia eludes them in this study of human nature and gender roles. Read full book review >
A TRAGIC FATE by Nicholas O'Donnell
NON-FICTION
Released: July 5, 2017

"A brilliant display of legal erudition combined with historical incisiveness."
A comprehensive review of United States court cases involving art that was plundered by Nazis. 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 >