The Shameless Full Moon, Travels in Africa by Carol Miller
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 25, 2014

"A tender love letter to the plateau continent. "
Miller, a Mexico-based American journalist, celebrates Africa in this compelling travel memoir. Read full book review >
A STUBBORN WILLFUL GIRL by Wendy Barker
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2013

"An exceedingly dark, but ultimately uplifting, journey of self-discovery. "
A spare, unadorned memoir about growing up with an abusive father and neglectful mother. Read full book review >

STRANGERS BEFORE THE BENCH by David Hecker
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 14, 2014

"Though somewhat unpolished, this novel of family history and immigration reform offers a compelling take on an overlooked subject."
Hecker (Full Circle: A Journey in Search of Roots, 2012) makes his fiction debut with the story of George Schwartz, a by-the-book immigration judge who changes his approach to life and work after learning about his ancestors' struggles with deportation. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 5, 2014

"A personal look at the disintegration of the Soviet Union, experienced through the eyes of an occasionally callow, but always likable, young man."
An affecting coming-of-age memoir looking at life in the Soviet Union at a time of political and social change by American debut author Kalis. Read full book review >

"A stirring, revelatory program for rethinking and reorganizing your life."
A step-by-step breakdown of key personal motivators and how they can be combined for individual—perhaps even global—fulfillment. Read full book review >

THE YELLOW SUITCASE by Jade Keller
FICTION & LITERATURE

"An intriguing fictional look at Third World sex workers with an underdeveloped protagonist."
Keller offers a debut novel about the life of a Thai prostitute. Read full book review >
NELSON'S CASTLE by Susanne Petito-Egielski
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 25, 2013

"A little-known historical event is brought to life in this stylized, creative retelling."
A debut novel infused with magic realism in 19th-century Sicily. Read full book review >
CITY OF WHORES by Mark B. Perry
FICTION & LITERATURE

"A poignant tale of unrequited love and sexual longing, which burns slowly and lingers like cigarette smoke."
In Perry's novel, a former actor reflects on life with a Hollywood power couple. Read full book review >
THE BOOK OF DEATH by Ramy Tadros
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Nov. 5, 2013

"A sometimes-exciting but ultimately meandering portrait of a society gone horribly wrong. "
In Tadros' (The War of the Words, 2013, etc.) terrifying future tale, one man resists the total control of the state in a last-ditch attempt to save a world in disarray. Read full book review >
STARTING UP SILICON VALLEY by Katherine Maxfield
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: April 8, 2014

"Corporate history with enough drama for a movie."
Business history that will satisfy anyone captivated by the Silicon Valley. Read full book review >
ISABEL by E. L. Schoeman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 23, 2013

"Though breathlessly chaste and sprinkled with clichés, this novel will satisfy the romantic who longs for a world of chivalry and sorcery."
A medieval romance with a supernatural slant. Read full book review >
SCOUTING FOR THE REAPER by Jacob M Appel
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 11, 2014

"A beautiful, well-balanced collection."
In this collection of literary fiction, winner of the 2012 Hudson Prize, seven short stories explore secrets, lies and trust. Read full book review >