SEEDS OF SCIENCE by Mark Lynas
Released: June 26, 2018

"In this well-tempered, smoothly written book, Lynas calls for balance. Suspicion of all scientific discoveries will lead to further famine and global warming, while unscrutinized experimentation is prone to folly and corporate profit-gouging."
An environmental science writer takes a deep look at the ramifications of genetically modified organisms over the past four decades. Read full book review >
Released: June 26, 2018

"What keeps readers going in this occasionally challenging work are Pyenson's clear love of his subject, his thrill at making a scientific discovery, and his depiction of the world of scientists at work."
A paleontologist and self-styled whale chaser weaves his own adventures into a rich account of the largest creatures on our planet. 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 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 >
NORTHLAND by Porter Fox
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 3, 2018

"Richly populated with fascinating northlanders, Native Americans, and many border patrol agents, this is highly entertaining and informative travel literature."
The life and times of America's other border. 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 >
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 >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 3, 2018

"A sturdy but not entirely fresh study for readers interested in the fate of Western water and in the settlement of the West and a good place to start learning about a key figure."
From adventure writer Ross (Enduring Courage: Ace Pilot Eddie Rickenbacker and the Dawn of the Age of Speed, 2014, etc.), a new biography of a well-known figure in the history of Western exploration. Read full book review >
Released: July 3, 2018

"A lighthearted, entertaining trip down Memory Lane."
A historical and nostalgic look at the family road trip. Read full book review >
THE GREAT FLOWING RIVER by Chi Pang-Yuan
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 3, 2018

"An inspiring life story of unvanquished resilience."
An educator and scholar recounts her journey from war-torn China to a new life in Taiwan. Read full book review >
A COURSE CALLED SCOTLAND by Tom Coyne
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 3, 2018

"Golfers and golf-o-philes will gobble this down and no doubt ignore the repetitiveness that may dissuade other readers."
The author of A Course Called Ireland (2009) returns with an account of his recent travels around Scotland, where he played more than 100 courses in 57 days. Read full book review >
THE WONDERFUL MR WILLUGHBY by Tim Birkhead
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 10, 2018

"Bird lovers and fans of well-written science history will love this revelatory and intoxicating biography."
An impressive biography of the "man who began the scientific study of birds." 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 >