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 >
HISTORY
Released: April 30, 2014

"Well-researched, fascinating and thought-provoking."
Hudson's first book is a scholarly examination of the ongoing debate about the authorship of the works of William Shakespeare. Read full book review >

IN THE MIRROR by Kaira Rouda
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2014

"An absorbing story of a woman grasping at life in the midst of death."
Late-stage breast cancer is no bar to romantic intrigue in this plangent novel of hope and regret. Read full book review >
UNFINISHED STORIES OF GIRLS by Catherine Zobal Dent
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2014

"Keenly observed and lyrical, an evocative collection with emotional heft."
Dent's (English/Susquehanna Univ.) debut story collection explores the lives of a handful of characters living along Maryland's Eastern Shore. Read full book review >
Released: May 1, 2014

"A sensitive, compassionate and smart retelling of prison stories "so real, so starkly real, so brutally honest, they seem like our own.""
In this debut memoir, a woman aims to cultivate learning in youths who, for whatever reason, have ended up behind bars. Read full book review >

To Dance in the Rain by Clare Keating
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 4, 2014

"An endearingly personal, insightful account of a loved one's illness."
In this memoir, a mother and daughter defy the limitations of the human body to communicate with each other when fate brings one of them close to death. Read full book review >
THE POOR MAN'S GUIDE TO SUICIDE by Andrew H. Armacost
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 5, 2014

"A somber yet hopeful walk along the ledge."
Armacost (Space Bush, 2012, etc.) ruminates on the banality of life in a frank but moving novel. Read full book review >
SOUL ON THE RUN by Robin Korth
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 5, 2014

"An original work that will amuse, inspire and motivate readers."
Korth's punchy debut memoir is also a guide to becoming more self-determined. Read full book review >
KNISH by Laura Silver
FOOD & COOKING
Released: May 6, 2014

"An accomplished piece of research shared in a delightfully readable way. "
When is a knish more than just a knish? When it is the repository of more than a century of Jewish immigrant culture. Read full book review >
POP  by Pamela Peery
HEALTH & MEDICINE
Released: May 6, 2014

An accessible debut guidebook for pregnant women. Read full book review >
THOSE WHO REMAIN by Ruth W. Crocker
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 13, 2014

"A moving exploration of widowhood."
Crocker's memoir about her decision to disinter the coffin where she buried her husband's letters 40 years earlier, after his death in Vietnam. Read full book review >
WATT O'HUGH UNDERGROUND by Steven S. Drachman
Released: May 20, 2014

"An unreliable narrator, but with all his charm and knack for stumbling upon adventures, readers won't mind."
Drachman's (The Ghosts of Watt O' Hugh, 2012) time-traveling hero returns for retribution against the man responsible for the death of his beloved. Read full book review >