Mentors and Monsters by Mary Alderete
FICTION & LITERATURE

"A chilling book about an office's trapped soul that doubles as a black-comedy horror story and a genuine cautionary tale."
In this debut novel, a demonic presence haunts—and manipulates—the employees of a California accounting firm. Read full book review >
JFK by Alen J. Salerian
HISTORY
Released: Aug. 14, 2015

"A curious combination of convincing historical analysis, poetry, and art."
A creative approach to the seemingly bizarre circumstances surrounding President John F. Kennedy's assassination. Read full book review >

A Spirit of Charity by Mike King
CURRENT AFFAIRS
Released: May 31, 2016

"A searing and sobering indictment of the public health care system that highlights the inequality of treatment."
In the spirit of investigative journalism, this assessment of public hospitals paints a grim picture of health care for the poor in America. Read full book review >
CURRENT AFFAIRS
Released: March 12, 2016

"A lengthy manifesto for AMCAP that lays out a vision for an ascendant black America."
Rempson (Minority Access to Higher Education In N.Y. City, 1972) examines what he sees as the root causes of education and economic-mobility gaps that affect African-American males.Read full book review >
Judo: Seven Steps to Black Belt by Rodolfo Tello
ENTERTAINMENT & SPORTS
Released: Aug. 1, 2016

"A lean, direct introductory text for readers interested in judo culture and practice."
Tello (Social Safeguards, 2015, etc.) describes the basic concepts and techniques of judo in this introductory work of nonfiction.Read full book review >

The China Saboteurs by Jake Bronsen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 22, 2016

"An underdeveloped thriller with a protagonist that could have been fleshed out more."
A veteran homeland-security agent vows justice in the mysterious death of a young auditor investigating the plagued production of a Pentagon fighter jet in this thriller. Read full book review >
Released: Feb. 24, 2016

"Illuminating, if quirky at times; insightful, eye-opening observations about the interplay of teachers and students in the classroom."
A refresher course in Transactional Analysis emphasizes its application to the classroom. Read full book review >
Ava's Grateful Bears by Douglas P. Bratt
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN

"A kids' book that adults, and especially fans of the Grateful Dead, will be able to valuably share with the youngsters in their lives."
A box of Grateful Dead bear dollsbrings a grandfather and granddaughter closer in this retelling of a true family story by debut author Bratt and debut artist High. Read full book review >
Schizo: Hidden in Plain Sight by Ilene B. Benator
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 15, 2016

"A laudable mystery that starts tangled and slowly unravels—with not one but two twists at the end."
A man wrongly convicted of murder feigns a mental disorder, giving him time in a psychiatric facility to concoct a scheme for clearing his name, in this debut thriller. Read full book review >
The Unspeakable by Peter Anderson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 21, 2014

"An impressive tale, written in a sure-handed style, that vividly exposes the heavy personal and cultural costs of racism."
A debut novel details a betrayal in apartheid South Africa. Read full book review >
Bella Bella by Jonathan London
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Feb. 23, 2016

"An impressive sequel about an aquatic journey that stands on its own while building on the first trip."
London (Foggy Goes to the Library, 2015, etc.) resumes the middle-grade adventures of his boating enthusiasts, this time along the Pacific Northwest coast.Read full book review >
The Adventures of Maesee Peek by Janet Hébert
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 10, 2016

"An absolute delight, featuring a quirky, resourceful doll heroine."
In Hébert's illustrated debut children's book, a cloth doll with a special gold monocle, watch, and bustle gets lost and goes on adventures. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Marilu Henner
author of CHANGING NORMAL
April 26, 2016

After they’d been dating only a short while, and as they were falling in love, Marilu Henner and Michael Brown were hit with the ultimate bad news: Michael was diagnosed with cancer. Refusing traditional care, they pieced together a personal and holistic view on battling his cancer, all while forging an unbreakable bond. In this moving and informative book, Marilu pulls back the curtain on how they dealt with the blow. She relates her holistic perspective on health—including the superfoods, exercises, and immunotherapy they used to fight back—and why a diagnosis doesn’t have to be the end of romance or of a happy and fulfilling life. “An inspiring love story wrapped in a serious call for new ways to treat disease,” our reviewer writes. View video >