Released: May 15, 2018

"A powerful and necessarily uncomfortable text lacking suggestions for a path forward."
The impassioned story of one woman's journey into activism. Read full book review >
CHASING HOPE by Richard M. Cohen
Released: May 1, 2018

"A clear and concise memoir of introspection, though Cohen's journalistic approach may not provide abundant hope for readers."
A longtime multiple sclerosis patient seeks the meaning of hope. Read full book review >

Released: May 1, 2018

"A thorough memoir that would have benefited from deeper insights into how the author's faith carried her through crises and how she resolves conflicts between its requirements and those of secular Indian and American cultures."
The autobiography of a tireless advocate for women in Islam. Read full book review >
Released: April 24, 2018

"A touch too long but a pleasingly encompassing view of the hapless papal reign that inspired Kertzer's early book The Kidnapping of Edgardo Mortaro (1997)."
A bulky but readable history of the last leader of the Papal States. Read full book review >
Released: April 17, 2018

"A fine history that is surely controversial in its view of how victims become victimizers and how professions of love turn to terror."
"The destroyers came from out of the desert": a vigorous account of a vengeful early Christianity that burned temples and books—and dissenters. Read full book review >

Released: April 17, 2018

"A diligent, sometimes-laborious study of the necessity and uses of Holocaust tourism."
An academic study of the nascent discipline of "Holocaust tourism." Read full book review >
Released: April 16, 2018

"A sturdy contribution to the history of science."
Why can't religion and science be reconciled? Because of math. Read full book review >
Released: April 3, 2018

"A highly knowledgeable history that is helpful in explaining recent developments in Egypt and elsewhere in the Middle East."
Sociological/historical study of the "two leading social movements in the Arab world," Islamism and nationalism. Read full book review >
THE SEMINARIAN by Patrick Parr
Released: April 1, 2018

"A cleareyed and honest account of some transformative experiences in the life of the gifted young man who would become a cultural icon."
The experiences of and changes in Martin Luther King Jr. during his three years (1948-1951) at Crozer Theological Seminary in Chester, Pennsylvania. Read full book review >
Released: April 1, 2018

"An imperfect but certainly fascinating look at the church under Pope Francis."
A balanced look at the struggle for the future of Catholicism. Read full book review >
Released: March 30, 2018

"A captivating anatomy of religious conversion."
A couple who worked as Christian missionaries in Nepal deliver a debut collection of remembrances. Read full book review >
ABSOLUTE POWER by Paul Collins
Released: March 27, 2018

"A thoroughly researched but tendentious history in support of a call for a radically different papacy and church."
Theologian and Vatican commentator Collins (The Birth of the West: Rome, Germany, France, and the Creation of Europe in the Tenth Century, 2013, etc.) delivers a critique of the last two centuries of papal history. 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 >