THEN THEY CAME FOR ME by Matthew D. Hockenos
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 18, 2018

"The writing lacks flair, but Niemöller's story is a valuable study in individual resistance to tyranny."
The tale of German pastor Martin Niemöller (1892-1984), whose writings have become central documents of liberation theology. Read full book review >
CATCH-67 by Micah Goodman
Released: Sept. 18, 2018

"An eloquent expression of the distant hope that deeply committed human beings can stop, inhale deeply, listen, change, and compromise."
An Israeli scholar assesses the consequences of the Six-Day War and the chasm that divides political opponents in Israel, offering some ideas for solutions. 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 >
TO THE MOON AND BACK by Lisa Kohn
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 18, 2018

"If writing is an evacuation tool to process and understand abuse, Kohn has done an excellent job of producing a text that oozes with honesty and truth."
A teacher and leadership consultant takes readers into the crevices of a cult. Read full book review >
OUR AMERICAN ISRAEL by Amy Kaplan
Released: Sept. 17, 2018

"A useful reading of history and politics in the light of mythmaking and media."
From Genesis to Revelation: a well-argued study of the place of Israel in American culture. Read full book review >

HE HELD RADICAL LIGHT by Christian Wiman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 11, 2018

"'It is hard learning to live ‘one hour higher than the torments,' ' Wiman writes, quoting Nobel laureate Tomas Tranströmer. This moving book explores not only those torments, but also the understanding that art can provide."
The link between art and faith, as seen by a noted poet. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 4, 2018

"Timely and relevant, particularly in the age of Trump and #MeToo."
A young woman raised as a conservative Evangelical Christian reflects on her community's sexual shaming and the psychological scars that it left. Read full book review >
21 LESSONS FOR THE 21ST CENTURY by Yuval Noah Harari
Released: Sept. 4, 2018

"Harari delivers yet another tour de force."
A highly instructive exploration of "current affairs and…the immediate future of human societies." 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 >
HOW DO WE LOOK by Mary Beard
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Sept. 2, 2018

"Yet another triumph for Beard: a joy to read, too short for certain, packed with lessons quickly absorbed."
The renowned classicist delivers another tantalizing morsel of analysis, this time on "art, and our reactions to it, over thousands of years and across thousands of miles." Read full book review >
Released: Sept. 1, 2018

"A frank and grave analysis that at times trembles with concern and worry."
An authority on American Judaism returns with a comprehensive report—descriptive, analytical, predictive—on today's Jewish religious practices. Read full book review >
Released: Aug. 28, 2018

"A simultaneously grounded and inspiring approach to appreciating the benefits of both science and religion."
A holistic exploration of spiritual and religious practices through a scientific lens. 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 >