Released: Dec. 15, 2015

"First-rate reporting and erudition underlie this successful effort to re-establish the reputation of an indispensable scientist."
A United States Geological Survey scientist returns with a rich account of one of his predecessors: Thomas Jaggar (1871-1953), a somewhat forgotten pioneer in volcanology. Read full book review >
Released: Dec. 29, 2015

"Well-intentioned but flawed."
An environmental activist's travelogue about the 104-day coast-to-coast bike ride that he transformed into a radical experiment in low-impact living. Read full book review >

Released: Jan. 12, 2016

"Though Zoepf demonstrates a few instances of how 'small reform turns out to be even more transformational than its most devoted proponents could have predicted,' the evolving 'personal agency' she witnessed is almost too subtle (yet) to be perceived."
New America Foundation fellow Zoepf attempts to make "the case for small gestures" by extremely circumscribed Arab women. Read full book review >
Released: Oct. 27, 2015

"Compulsive globe-spinners won't find much new in these pages, but Marshall's broad survey of events in the light of geographical realities goes a long way to explaining Putin's concerns—and, for that matter, those of the CIA as well."
Is geography destiny? Perhaps not, but Manifest Destiny certainly had a geographical component—and so, writes former Sky News correspondent Marshall ("Dirty Northern B*st*rds!": And Other Tales from the Terraces: The Story of Britain's Football Chants, 2014, etc.), will a future world in which the United States may not be a superpower.Read full book review >
The India Ride by Ryan Pyle
Released: Nov. 15, 2013

"What may make for engaging film with stunning scenery stalls as a written account."
Two adventurous brothers describe their 54-day motorcycle trip around India. Read full book review >

BUENOS AIRES by James Gardner
Released: Dec. 1, 2015

"A genial historical tour conducted by an affectionate docent with a keen eye and an admiring though sometimes-admonitory message."
A freelance journalist specializing in architecture debuts with a general architectural history of one of the world's most intriguing cities. Read full book review >
Mountain Mantras by Kathryn Kemp Guylay
Released: Sept. 15, 2015

"An intriguing life story effectively mixed with sports metaphor to provide useful wellness/life advice."
A founder of a nonprofit shares the guiding life principles that she discovered while learning how to ski as an adult in this debut memoir/self-help guide. Read full book review >
Released: Jan. 11, 2016

"An unusual and vastly entertaining journey into the world of mysterious plant life as experienced by a gifted nature writer."
A prolific and talented British nature writer explores 40 plant species and how they have influenced the human imagination over the centuries. Read full book review >
Dear Mom and Dad by Georgia Lee McGowen
Released: July 6, 2012

"A compassionate portrait of self-acceptance and gender identity."
McGowen's debut memoir traces the dual-genderedwriter's gradual realization that two singular souls, George and Georgia, "just happen to coexist" in the same body. Read full book review >
Released: Dec. 1, 2015

"An esoteric book that may enlighten devotees of Fredericksburg geography and the trees that symbolize the man."
A new look at George Washington, "focusing on his poorly documented and heavily mythologized childhood years." Read full book review >
London: A Visitor's Guide by Craig Cross
Released: April 21, 2014

"A work in progress that's already bearing serious fruit."
Another guidebook to London, this one proving its worth. Read full book review >
438 DAYS by Jonathan Franklin
Released: Nov. 17, 2015

"Though the story is clouded with public skepticism, this is a fascinating, action-packed account of long-term survival on the open seas."
One man's grueling odyssey across the Pacific Ocean on a crippled 25-foot fishing vessel. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
John Sandford
author of SATURN RUN
October 6, 2015

Saturn Run, John Sandford’s new novel, is quite a departure for the bestselling thriller writer, who sets aside his Lucas Davenport crime franchise (Gathering Prey, 2015, etc.) and partners with photographer and sci-fi buff Ctein to leave Earth’s gravitational field for the rings of Saturn. The year is 2066. A Caltech intern inadvertently notices an anomaly from a space telescope—something is approaching Saturn, and decelerating. Space objects don’t decelerate; spaceships do. A flurry of top-level government meetings produces the inescapable conclusion: whatever built that ship is at least 100 years ahead in hard and soft technology, and whoever can get their hands on it exclusively and bring it back will have an advantage so large, no other nation can compete. A conclusion the Chinese definitely agree with when they find out. The race is on. “James Bond meets Tom Swift, with the last word reserved not for extraterrestrial encounters but for international piracy, state secrets, and a spot of satisfyingly underhanded political pressure,” our reviewer writes. View video >