TASTING THE PAST by Kevin Begos
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 12, 2018

"The narrative occasionally drags, but this multidisciplinary master class in the history, science, religion, and literature of wines is as luscious as a full-bodied pinot noir."
You don't need to be an oenophile to enjoy this flavorful adventure about one wine nerd's search for the perfect grape. Read full book review >
Released: May 1, 2018

"A taut, chilling, and emotionally charged retelling of a doomed ship's final days."
A pulse-pounding, Perfect Storm-style tale of a shipping disaster. Read full book review >

THE ASCENT OF JOHN TYNDALL by Roland Jackson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 1, 2018

"A lengthy, difficult book about a remarkable man; devoted readers will muddle through."
A massive biography of one of the Victorian era's most significant all-around scientists. Read full book review >
DRIVEN by Melissa Stephenson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 24, 2018

"Raw, tender, and uniquely envisioned."
A debut memoir that explores a woman's relationship with her family and dead brother through the cars that came into their lives. Read full book review >
BARONS OF THE SEA by Steven Ujifusa
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 17, 2018

"A vivid account of larger-than-life if not always attractive characters and a technological marvel that briefly captivated the Victorian world."
Fifty years before the robber barons, immense fortunes in the young United States flowed to great shipping firms, a brutal, sometimes lucrative, and technologically creative enterprise brilliantly chronicled by naval historian Ujifusa (A Man and His Ship: America's Greatest Naval Architect and His Quest to Build the S.S. United States, 2012). Read full book review >

EYE OF THE SHOAL by Helen Scales
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 3, 2018

"Entertaining reading for anyone interested in the captivating underworld realm of fish."
"The world's waters—fresh and salty, shallow and deep—are teeming with remarkable species" of fish. Marine biologist Scales (Spirals in Time: The Secret Life and Curious Afterlife of Seashells, 2015, etc.) introduces readers to a remarkable array. Read full book review >
Released: June 5, 2018

"A saddening, maddening story that draws much-needed attention to crime without punishment in a remote—but not invisible—part of the world."
Journalistic account of the rush to develop the Amazon rainforest and its cost in human lives. Read full book review >
Released: July 10, 2018

"A genial journey through history that will leave readers both satiated and ravenous."
A husband and wife—he is French; she, American—move briskly through the history of France with a picnic basket full of information about the connections between history and gastronomy. Read full book review >
CAN YOU TOLERATE THIS? by Ashleigh Young
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: July 3, 2018

"Young has said that her essays emerge from feelings of awkwardness about herself and her place in the world, but with this collection and those to follow, the world of this promising New Zealander is about to become wider."
A debut collection of essays from Young (Creative Writing/Victoria Univ. of Wellington; Magnificent Moon, 2013), a poet and editor with Victoria University Press in New Zealand. Read full book review >
SEE YOU AGAIN IN PYONGYANG by Travis Jeppesen
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 29, 2018

"A candid and disturbing portrait of life under a dictatorship."
An American's travels in North Korea. Read full book review >
REFUGE by Ming Holden
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 26, 2018

"Resonant memories captured with lyrical grace."
A chronicle of the author's global interactions. Read full book review >
THE SHIPWRECK HUNTER by David L. Mearns
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 5, 2018

"A touch overlong but required reading for any maritime enthusiast."
In his first book to be published in the United States, famed shipwreck hunter Mearns (The Search for the Sydney, 2009, etc.) provides an engrossing collection of his most exciting undersea finds. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Katey Sagal
author of GRACE NOTES
April 10, 2017

In her memoir Grace Notes, actress and singer/songwriter Katey Sagal takes you through the highs and lows of her life, from the tragic deaths of her parents to her long years in the Los Angeles rock scene, from being diagnosed with cancer at the age of twenty-eight to getting her big break on the fledgling FOX network as the wise-cracking Peggy Bundy on the beloved sitcom Married…with Children. Sparse and poetic, Grace Notes is an emotionally riveting tale of struggle and success, both professional and personal: Sagal’s path to sobriety; the stillbirth of her first daughter, Ruby; motherhood; the experience of having her third daughter at age 52 with the help of a surrogate; and her lifelong passion for music. “While this book is sure to please the author’s many fans, its thoughtful, no-regrets honesty will no doubt also appeal to readers of Hollywood memoirs seeking substance that goes beyond gossip and name-dropping,” our critic writes. “A candid, reflective memoir.” View video >