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 >
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: 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 >
Released: June 1, 2018

"Journeying through this heartfelt blizzard makes for an edifying and dizzying biblical experience."
An extensive debut work focuses on the Holy Trinity and other aspects of Christianity. Read full book review >

Released: June 1, 2018

"A quirky, novelistic tour as much about the author as Jerusalem."
A memoir of a year spent in the Old City in the heart of today's Jerusalem. Read full book review >
COSTLY GRACE by Rob Schenck
Released: June 5, 2018

"An informative book that leaves the author exposed throughout as the center of attention, as opposed to God."
Christian activist and minister Schenck provides a provocative autobiography centered on the evolution of his life as a person of faith. Read full book review >
Released: June 12, 2018

"A solid book of American history that will cause readers to grimace at the fire and fury and perhaps blush with shame for the suffering and the shamelessness."
A historian revisits the bloody confrontations between American Indians and New England colonists in the mid-17th century, finding much behavior to deplore but one leader to admire. Read full book review >
Released: June 26, 2018

"Against what most Jews today take to be central to their faith, this jeremiad is unlikely to succeed."
A knowledgeable Hebraic critic considers a concept honored by the vast majority of his co-religionists and finds it all wrong. Read full book review >
MUSLIMS IN AMERICA by Craig  Considine
Released: June 30, 2018

"A book on the American Muslim experience that's brimming with information, although it also misses opportunities to tackle some difficult questions."
Considine (Sociology/Rice Univ.; Islam, Race, and Pluralism in the Pakistani Diaspora, 2017) explores questions and answers about the lives of Muslims in the United States. Read full book review >
Released: July 1, 2018

"A well-written religious history that is destined to become a standard classroom text."
A finely crafted exploration of Christianity in the 20th century. Read full book review >
THE CHOSEN WARS by Steven R. Weisman
Released: Aug. 21, 2018

"Religious history that should interest Jews and non-Jews alike."
An account of Jewish history in the United States until 1900, focusing on how a small percentage of immigrants altered a culture and how the culture of the North American continent influenced the three branches of Judaism—Orthodox, Conservative, and Reform. 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 >