OUT THERE by Sarah Stark
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 21, 2014

"An ambitious novel with a distinct narrator and fresh voice."
A quirky war veteran goes on a pilgrimage to meet his hero, the author Gabriel García Márquez, in this poetic debut novel. Read full book review >
GG AND MAMELA by Belinda Brock
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 15, 2014

"A welcome addition to children's literature about death and dying."
In this children's picture book, a special bond between young Lily and her great-grandmother helps them through the elderly woman's time at a hospice residence. Read full book review >

THE VOODOO BREAST by Eve Wallinga
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 15, 2014

"The Big Easy stars in this affecting novel about a couple's unusual route to redemption."
A paranormal novel set in jazz-filled New Orleans. Read full book review >
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 14, 2014

"An entertaining but overstuffed send-up that sometimes bogs down in provocations."
Avant-garde scenesters subject a square billionaire to cultural readjustment in this raucous debut satire. Read full book review >
STARTING UP SILICON VALLEY by Katherine Maxfield
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: April 8, 2014

Business history that will satisfy anyone captivated by the Silicon Valley.

Maxfield has written an engaging story about ROLM, a Silicon Valley startup that made its mark in the 1970s and '80s. Read full book review >


ON GRACE by Susie Orman Schnall
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 8, 2014

"A cozy, conversational read, featuring a lovably neurotic heroine."
In Schnall's debut novel, shocking news derails a woman's plans for her 40th birthday, and prompts a journey of self-discovery. Read full book review >
LONG LIVE THE SUICIDE KING by Aaron Michael Ritchey
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 3, 2014

"A compelling tale of teenage depression handled with humor and sensitivity."
In Ritchey's (The Never Prayer, 2012) powerful YA novel, a teenage boy flirts with death as he struggles to find meaning in life. Read full book review >
THE MAKING OF THE LAMB by Robert Harley Bear
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2014

"A stimulating story that challenges readers to consider and appreciate the coming-of-age a young Jesus may have gone through."
An adolescent Jesus develops his divine nature in Bear's debut religious fiction. Read full book review >
THE ILLUMINATED FOREST by Edwin Fontanez
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 1, 2014

"If pared down to its essential storyline, this heartfelt tale of a young boy's pain and reluctance to make connections could form an instructive, charming story for younger readers."
In Fontánez's (On this Beautiful Island, 2004, etc.) illustrated novel, Mateo, a troubled young boy reared in Puerto Rico, returns briefly, but eventfully, to his grandparents' small island community. Read full book review >
Do Your Laundry or You'll Die Alone by Becky Blades
Released: April 1, 2014

"A perfect graduation gift for young women—but the advice is applicable to all."
Mixed-media artist and debut author Blades combines wit with sincere counsel in an innovative scrapbook format. Read full book review >
EVERY TURTLE COUNTS by Sara Hoagland Hunter
Released: April 1, 2014

"A heartwarming children's story about seeing the value in every living thing."
An enchanting picture book about a young girl who finds strength in helping animals. Read full book review >
Released: April 1, 2014

"A pointed, intelligently told story of a family accepting loss gracefully."
When a child dies, her immediate family members face grief, longing and rebuilding in this true story. Read full book review >