Released: Jan. 2, 2018

"An evenhanded book about a controversy that will not die."
A comprehensive history of one of America's most hotly debated political issues. Read full book review >
WACO by David Thibodeau
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 2, 2018

"A disquieting portrait of a religious community and its enigmatic leader."
A survivor of the government attack on the Mount Carmel compound in Waco, Texas, bears witness to the horrific event. Read full book review >

ESCAPE ARTIST by William A. Noguera
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 9, 2018

"A provocative and sure-to-be-controversial portrayal of repentance through art."
How a death row inmate acquired solace and inner penance through education and art. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 16, 2018

"An entertaining recital of a notorious scandal."
The history of a crime of passion that revealed the sordid underside of the Gilded Age. Read full book review >
Released: Jan. 16, 2018

"A rich, complex book that makes splendid use of data to trace the recent renaissance of city neighborhoods and how children and the poor flourish in a time of relative peace."
A sociologist's account of the "stunning" decline in urban American violence in the past two decades. Read full book review >

THE AUDACITY OF INEZ BURNS by Stephen G. Bloom
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 6, 2018

"Bloom rescues an important figure from the dustbin of history. Burns receives the storyteller she deserves and can now occupy her proper place in the intersectional histories of feminism, law, and the San Francisco underworld."
In his latest book, Bloom (Journalism/Univ. of Iowa; Tears of Mermaids: The Secret Story of Pearls, 2009, etc.) chronicles the life and exploits of Inez Burns (1886-1976), a flamboyant, unapologetic libertine who rose to prominence as the most notorious abortionist in California in the first half of the 20th century. Read full book review >
Released: Feb. 6, 2018

"A riveting and disturbing true-crime story that reflects the enduring atrocity of rape in America."
The complex account of a young rape victim and the investigators who fought for her justice. Read full book review >
Released: Feb. 27, 2018

"A horrifying exposé of how a few individuals can infect an entire state's criminal justice system."
A journalist and criminal defense lawyer combine their knowledge about wrongful convictions in Mississippi to expose a corrupt system, with a keen focus on a lying medical examiner and a dentist who concocted phony evidence based on bite marks on the bodies of crime victims. Read full book review >
AGATHA CHRISTIE by Laura Thompson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 6, 2018

"Christie lovers will revel in this comprehensive, authoritative book."
A generous and meticulous biography of the legendary crime writer. Read full book review >
THE SUN DOES SHINE by Anthony Ray Hinton
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 27, 2018

"A heart-wrenching yet ultimately hopeful story about truth, justice, and the need for criminal justice reform."
An urgent, emotional memoir from one of the longest-serving condemned death row inmates to be found innocent in America. 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 >