Twenty-four Shadows by Tanya J. Peterson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2016

"Educational and affecting; the importance of the author's ongoing mission to demystify the world of mental health care should not be overlooked."
An exploration of dissociative identity disorder, this fourth novel by Peterson (My Life in a Nutshell: A Novel, 2014, etc.) valiantly addresses the stigma of mental illness. 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 >

The Unforgiven by A. Katie Rose
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 10, 2015

"Behind familiar fantasy trappings await a marvelous adventure and a vibrant love story."
In this medieval tale, the conflict between two rival kingdoms escalates over an ancient prophecy. Read full book review >
The Couple Who Fell To Earth by Michelle Bitting
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2016

"With this poetry collection, the author firmly establishes herself as a powerful contemporary voice in American letters."
In her third book-length collection, Bitting (Notes to the Beloved, 2012, etc.) converses with fellow poets, both classic and contemporary.Read full book review >
My Name Is Tom by Jon Reeves
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 16, 2015

"A frank and funny coming-of-age story with a rousing soundtrack."
In this music-powered story, a young man sets out to reclaim his prized record collection after pawning it during a period of drug-fueled indiscretion. Read full book review >

These Tumultuous Years by Dudley James Podbury
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 18, 2016

"A dazzling war tale; fast-paced, gut-wrenching, and laced with uncertainty."
As World War II threatens to tear his country apart, a young Dutchman sails for America in this debut novel. Read full book review >
The Finite Woman by Mark Salamon
FICTION & LITERATURE

"An ambitious, insightful novel about two damaged people struggling to overcome their pasts."
A complex psychological tale examines grief and unlikely redemption. Read full book review >
The Oath by Stephen Robert Stein
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 19, 2014

"A vivid, multilayered tale that focuses on doctors in Auschwitz and their fates after the war."
A debut novel about the Holocaust explores the role of physicians. Read full book review >
Somehow I Am Different by Alyssa Petersel
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: March 17, 2016

"A journey through the lives of young Eastern European Jews that's not to be missed."
Petersel's debut explores the revitalization of the Hungarian Jewish community in 21 oral histories of millennial Jews. Read full book review >
Gerald's Journal by David McElhinny
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Feb. 18, 2016

"A notably perceptive chapter book that invites empathy and understanding through the words of its engaging young narrator.
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A gentle, observant boy with special needs records his ups and downs at his new school in this lively, journal-style children's book. Read full book review >
Hatred Day by T.S. Pettibone
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 23, 2016

"The first gripping installment in a sci-fi series set in a future of fractious and dangerous alien apartheid."
A member of a visiting alien race becomes the subject of an orchestrated hunt on Earth. Read full book review >
The Downeaster by Paul Thomas Fuhrman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 18, 2016

"A clever, riveting, and multifaceted tale about sailing, so vivid that readers should taste the salt spray."
A debut historical novel captures life on the ocean waves in the late 19th century. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Frances Stroh
author of BEER MONEY
May 6, 2016

Frances Stroh’s earliest memories are ones of great privilege: shopping trips to London and New York, lunches served by black-tied waiters at the Regency Hotel, and a house filled with precious antiques, which she was forbidden to touch. Established in Detroit in 1850, by 1984 the Stroh Brewing Company had become the largest private beer fortune in America and a brand emblematic of the American dream itself; while Stroh was coming of age, the Stroh family fortune was estimated to be worth $700 million. But behind the beautiful façade lay a crumbling foundation. As their fortune dissolved in little over a decade, the family was torn apart internally by divorce and one family member's drug bust; disagreements over the management of the business; and disputes over the remaining money they possessed. “The author’s family might have successfully burned through a massive fortune, but they squandered a lot more than that,” our reviewer writes about Stroh’s debut memoir, Beer Money. “A sorrowful, eye-opening examination of familial dysfunction.” View video >