VIOLENCE by Brad Evans
Released: Aug. 15, 2018

"A provocative volume that challenges humanity to correct its runaway course toward an increasingly violent future by learning from its violent past."
Notable contemporary thinkers and creators give their individual perspectives in this compelling look at violence. Read full book review >
Released: Aug. 14, 2018

"A fast-paced tale related with novelistic drama."
A gritty dual biography reveals the underworld of crime and corruption in 1920s and '30s America. Read full book review >

WHAT IS REAL by Riley Perez
Released: Aug. 14, 2018

"A disturbingly honest memoir."
An ex-con tells the story of life inside the California state prison system. Read full book review >
JUDAS by Astrid Holleeder
Released: Aug. 14, 2018

"A riveting, sensational, unforgettable autobiography."
A sister's incriminating memoir exposing her abusive upbringing and a brother's felonious misdeeds. Read full book review >
AMERICAN HATE by Arjun Singh Sethi
Released: Aug. 7, 2018

"A useful book for those aiming to combat latter-day bigotry, with its many targets and manifestations."
Firsthand reports on hate crime and its victims in the age of Trump. Read full book review >

Released: Aug. 7, 2018

"It's a fascinating story of widespread malfeasance, but readers hoping for crisp, incisive reporting will be disappointed."
On the trail of a French psychic who ran an international scam that preyed on some of society's most vulnerable people. Read full book review >
Released: Aug. 7, 2018

"An astute, unvarnished account that should stand out from the crowd of pro- and anti-law enforcement books."
An impassioned memoir focused on policing's fraught relationship with communities of color and other marginalized groups. Read full book review >
KING CON by Paul Willetts
Released: Aug. 7, 2018

"With the rise of identity theft, celebrity worship, and manipulative social media, this sprightly story of a legendary con artist's outrageous successes becomes a cautionary tale for the digital age."
The absorbing tale of a Jazz Age grifter named Edgar Laplante, who posed as an American Indian and gained extravagant wealth and worldwide fame. Read full book review >
THE DESERT AND THE SEA by Michael Scott Moore
Released: July 24, 2018

"A deftly constructed and tautly told rejoinder to Robert Louis Stevenson's Kidnapped, sympathetic but also sharp-edged."
A harrowing and affecting account of two and a half years of captivity at the hands of Somali pirates. Read full book review >
BLOOD & IVY by Paul Collins
Released: July 17, 2018

"A vivid true-crime tale from a fascinating bygone era."
A true-crime chronicle of dark doings among the upper crust of Harvard Medical School in the middle of the 19th century. Read full book review >
Released: July 15, 2018

"The reasons why this book can't tell the whole story—and how the stories it tells conflict—are fascinating tales in their own right."
An account of a guerrilla prisoner's torture in—and eventual escape from—a secret Mexican prison. Read full book review >
CITY OF DEVILS by Paul French
Released: July 3, 2018

"A Casablanca without heroes and just the thing for those who like their crime stories the darkest shade of noir."
Fast-paced, plot-twisty true-crime tale of the kingpins of Shanghai's Old City, land of miscreant opportunity. 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 >