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 guide book 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
Marie Lu
September 29, 2015

In the second installment of Marie Lu’s Young Elites series, The Rose Society, Adelina Amouteru’s heart has suffered at the hands of both family and friends, turning her down the bitter path of revenge. Now known and feared as the White Wolf, she and her sister flee Kenettra to find other Young Elites in the hopes of building her own army of allies. Her goal: to strike down the Inquisition Axis, the white-cloaked soldiers who nearly killed her. But Adelina is no heroine. Her powers, fed only by fear and hate, have started to grow beyond her control. She does not trust her newfound Elite friends. Teren Santoro, leader of the Inquisition, wants her dead. And her former friends, Raffaele and the Dagger Society, want to stop her thirst for vengeance. Adelina struggles to cling to the good within her. But how can someone be good, when her very existence depends on darkness? “The direction of this trilogy's conclusion is left refreshingly difficult to predict,” our reviewer writes. View video >