HOOD by Luke Timmerman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 10, 2016

"A fine tribute to a forerunner of today's personalized medicine and wellness monitoring; Hood deserves to be a household name."
A debut biography examines a biologist whose DNA sequencing work paved the way for the Human Genome Project. Read full book review >
SPY CAR AND OTHER POEMS by Lynne Handy
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 18, 2016

"A book that takes old words, spruces them up, and puts them out on the highway again."
If poetry is a car, this debut collection hums and purrs like an expertly tuned machine. Read full book review >

WOODY by Porter Schell
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Dec. 21, 2016

"A joyfully written, American-as-apple-pie tale about what a successful life looks like."
A young baseball star wrestles with disappointment in Schell's debut YA novel. Read full book review >
MY INTERVIEW WITH BEETHOVEN by L.A. Hider Jones
FICTION & LITERATURE

"The protagonist lovingly describes Beethoven as 'an honest soul, lined with deep fissures and clumsy mendings'—which is just how he comes across in this deeply researched, accomplished work of historical fiction."
This debut novel about a young man's quest for his father gives glimpses of Beethoven in his prime as well as in his final months. Read full book review >
TINDERBOX by Rachel Grant
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 10, 2017

"An exciting tale that offers an entertaining mix of action and romance."
An American archaeologist in Africa uncovers a dangerous conspiracy while investigating the discovery of a lifetime in Grant's (Poison Evidence, 2016, etc.) thriller.Read full book review >

A BEAUTIFUL BOY by Susan Beth Miller
FICTION & LITERATURE

"A striking, searing work that will linger long in readers' memories."
Miller's (Indigo Rose, 2005) novel tells a tale of survival and growth in a war-torn land. Read full book review >
QUARRY by Meredith Fuller
FICTION & LITERATURE

"A rich, multilayered, and slowly unfolding literary work."
After losing her father, a Finnish-Irish girl slowly comes to understand her family and personal history in Fuller's debutnovel.Read full book review >
Sticks by Pippa Greene
FICTION & LITERATURE

"A spooky, surreal ghost story that's elevated by its humanity."
In this literary ghost story/psychological thriller, a woman is forced to confront her past when sticks begin appearing out of thin air. Read full book review >
ILLEGAL TO LEGAL by R.L. Pelshaw
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Aug. 2, 2014

"A superb, all-in-one business startup manual with the proper dose of motivational wisdom; uniquely targets an audience for whom options in life may often appear to be limited."
A felon convicted of a white-collar crime makes an impassioned case for lawbreakers to use their skills for legitimate gain. Read full book review >
No Place to Hide by Bill Sly
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 19, 2016

"An impressive blend of drama and history marvelously researched."
A historical account of a harrowing mountain battle during the Vietnam War. Read full book review >
ALL DUCKS ARE BIRDS by Tara Michele Zrinski
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 11, 2015

"With wonderfully realistic colored-pencil images and a kid-friendly text, this highly entertaining tale explores the notion of groups, showing the attributes of different types of birds."
A debut picture book introduces concepts of Aristotelian logic that can help children learn how to better define the inhabitants and aspects of their world. Read full book review >
AGE OF ORDER by Julian North
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Feb. 6, 2017

"A promising debut that re-energizes tropes in the dystopian sci-fi genre."
In North's debut YA novel set in a violently divided, high-tech New York City, a poor girl enrolls in a Manhattan school that serves as an enclave for the fabulously rich, powerful, and dangerous. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Yoojin Grace Wuertz
February 27, 2017

In Yoojin Grace Wuertz’s debut novel Everything Belongs to Us, the setting is Seoul in 1978. At South Korea’s top university, the nation’s best and brightest compete to join the professional elite of an authoritarian regime. Success could lead to a life of rarefied privilege and wealth; failure means being left irrevocably behind. For childhood friends Jisun and Namin, the stakes couldn’t be more different. Jisun, the daughter of a powerful business mogul, grew up on a mountainside estate with lush gardens and a dedicated chauffeur. Namin’s parents run a tented food cart from dawn to curfew; her sister works in a shoe factory. Now Jisun wants as little to do with her father’s world as possible, abandoning her schoolwork in favor of the underground activist movement, while Namin studies tirelessly in the service of one goal: to launch herself and her family out of poverty. But everything changes when Jisun and Namin meet an ambitious, charming student named Sunam, whose need to please his family has led him to a prestigious club: the Circle. Under the influence of his mentor, Juno, a manipulative social climber, Sunam becomes entangled with both women, as they all make choices that will change their lives forever. “Engrossing,” our reviewer writes in a starred review. “Wuertz is an important new voice in American fiction.” View video >