THE COLDEST NIGHT by Robert Olmstead
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 3, 2012

"An exceptionally fine study of love, war and the double-edged role of memory, which can both sustain and destroy. Prize-winning material."
It's extremes that rivet us in Olmstead's searing seventh novel: the heaven of first love; the hell of the battlefield. Read full book review >
CHILDREN IN REINDEER WOODS by Kristín Ómarsdóttir
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 17, 2012

"This is the first of Icelandic author Ómarsdóttir's novels to appear in English, and it shouldn't be the last. Somewhere in the reader's mind, Catch-22 echoes faintly."
A literary allegory filled with truths and absurdities about the human condition. Read full book review >

I AM AN EXECUTIONER by Rajesh Parameswaran
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 10, 2012

"An inventive, impressive and witty book."
A debut story collection from Parameswaran. Read full book review >
THE GIRL NEXT DOOR by Brad Parks
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 13, 2012

"With his third featuring brash, breezy, unflappable Carter (Eyes of the Innocent, 2011, etc.), Parks propels himself to a niche shared by only a handful of others: writers who can manage the comedy-mystery."
No one's supposed to hate the girl next door. Read full book review >
HAPPINESS IS A CHEMICAL IN THE BRAIN by Lucia Perillo
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 7, 2012

"Emotionally unflinching stories of considerable power, wonder and humor."
A prize-winning poet (and MacArthur Fellow grant recipient) extends her literary mastery with a debut story collection. Read full book review >

POISON FLOWER by Thomas Perry
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2012

"A tour de force with no room for subtle characterization, complicated moral dilemmas or descriptions of anything that's not instantly material to Jane's job—just an hours-long jolt of pure, adrenaline-fueled plot."
Jane Whitefield's latest attempt to hide someone other people are looking for puts her in even more danger than usual, and that's not easy. Read full book review >
THE GREAT ESCAPE by Susan Elizabeth Phillips
Released: July 10, 2012

"Offers humor, heart and characters you'll cheer for. Romantic women's fiction at its best."
This highly anticipated book delivers Phillips' fans a charming, satisfying answer to the question "So what does Lucy do?" Read full book review >
MY FIRST SUICIDE by Jerzy Pilch
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 15, 2012

"It's hard to do justice to the outré and eccentric but gorgeous quality of Pilch's prose. Here he manages to pull off some neat literary tricks, frequently and self-consciously undermining the seriousness of his subjects with pricks of irony."
A set of loosely concatenated stories that don't quite add up to a novel but are nonetheless rich in character and in the exploration of contemporary urban life in Poland. Read full book review >