THE UNWANTED by Don Brown
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 18, 2018

"A moving chronicle of a real humanitarian tragedy. (maps, author's note, source notes, bibliography) (Graphic nonfiction. 14-adult)"
The collective tale of Syrian refugees' attempt to escape the horrors of their country's civil war in search of a better tomorrow. Read full book review >
CAN YOUR CONVERSATIONS CHANGE THE WORLD? by Erinne Paisley
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 18, 2018

"Idealistic and hopeful. (glossary, resources) (Nonfiction. 12-adult)"
PopActivism founder Paisley (Can Your Outfit Change the World?, 2018, etc.) is known for the prom dress she made out of her old math homework to raise awareness about the importance of education for all girls. Read full book review >

BRAIDED by Beth  Ricanati
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 18, 2018

"'I knead for my needs,' the author insists—and readers are likely to join her."
An atypical memoir about how one woman learned spiritual lessons through baking bread. Read full book review >
FAMOUS FACES DECODED by Dan Hill
Released: Sept. 12, 2018

"A fun, informative book for readers interested in better reading people."
A book of lessons for decoding people's facial expressions, using celebrities as examples. Read full book review >
48 PEAKS by Cheryl  Suchors
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 11, 2018

"An inspiring yet relatable true story with exciting scenes and plenty of heart."
A memoir that chronicles a former businesswoman's quest to scale the highest of New Hampshire's mountains. Read full book review >

DISRUPTIVE PLAY by Shepherd  Siegel
Released: Sept. 10, 2018

"A fascinating though ultimately unpersuasive argument for deep societal reform."
A historically panoramic examination of human playfulness as a naturally healthy and politically subversive force. Read full book review >
50 WAYS TO LOVE WINE MORE by Jim Laughren
Released: Sept. 10, 2018

"This book's heft may intimidate novices, but these pieces of advice will be useful for anyone who's ever wanted to know more about wine."
Laughren (The Beer Drinker's Guide to Knowing and Enjoying Fine Wine, 2012) offers a guide to getting more out of your wine-drinking experience.Read full book review >
IN GOOD FAITH by Scott A.  Shay
Released: Sept. 4, 2018

"A highly readable, if not always convincing, defense of monotheism."
A layman examines monotheist religions and the morals they endorse. Read full book review >
ARCTIC SOLITAIRE by Paul  Souders
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2018

"Adventurous memories of a talented photojournalist that abound with wonderful surprises."
Souders offers a debut account of his photographic travails in Canada's Hudson Bay area. Read full book review >
DRINKING FROM THE TROUGH by Mary E.  Carlson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 28, 2018

"A scattershot but edgy memoir, marked by wit and poignancy."
A veterinarian reflects on a life enriched by horses, cats, and dogs in this debut memoir. Read full book review >
BOOT LANGUAGE by Vanya  Erickson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 21, 2018

"A grueling memoir that offers a clear portrait of people and places but could benefit from more reflection and analysis."
Erickson tells of a difficult childhood and an abusive father in this debut memoir. Read full book review >
OFF THE RAILS by Susan  Burrowes
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 21, 2018

"A brave, if harrowing, work that addresses the issues surrounding mental health, treatment, and rehabilitation head-on."
A despairing mother and a defiant teenage daughter confront drug addiction in Burrowes' debut memoir. 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 >