THE YELLOW BIRDS by Kevin Powers
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 11, 2012

"Powers writes with a rawness that brings the sights and smells as well as the trauma and decay of war home to the reader."
A novel about the poetry and the pity of war. Read full book review >
THE COVE by Ron Rash
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 10, 2012

"Even better than the bestselling Serena (2008), for here Rash has elevated melodrama to tragedy."
Lonely young woman meets mysterious stranger. What might have been trite and formulaic is anything but in Rash's fifth novel, a dark tale of Appalachian superstition and jingoism so good it gives you chills. Read full book review >

IN THE SHADOW OF THE BANYAN by Vaddey Ratner
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 31, 2012

"Often lyrical, sometimes a bit ponderous: a painful, personal record of Cambodia's holocaust."
Ratner's avowedly autobiographical first novel describes her family's travails during the genocide carried out by the Khmer Rouge in Cambodia in the late 1970s. Read full book review >
SAY YOU'RE SORRY by Michael Robotham
Released: Oct. 2, 2012

"Subtle, smart, compelling and blessed with both an intelligent storyline and top-notch writing, this book will grab readers from page one and not let go until the final sentence."
Australia-based writer Robotham's insightful psychologist Joe O'Loughlin once again tackles a tough case involving crimes that, at first blush, do not seem related. Read full book review >
ILLUMINATIONS by Mary Sharratt
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 9, 2012

"The ideal companion to the elevation of Hildegard by the pontiff who rebuked American nuns for their outspokenness, an irony the saint herself might have relished."
A fictionalized biography of medieval mystic Hildegard von Bingen. Its publication will coincide with her appointment as a Doctor of the Church by Pope Benedict. Read full book review >

THE SOLITARY HOUSE by Lynn Shepherd
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2012

"Shepherd offers an intricate plot and a thousand details of the least-admirable side of Victorian life. A must-read."
Shepherd's latest detective story (Murder at Mansfield Park, 2010) is a Victorian tour de force that borrows characters from Charles Dickens' Bleak House and Wilkie Collins' The Woman in White. Read full book review >
THE FALLEN ANGEL by Daniel Silva
Released: July 17, 2012

"It's a grand entertainment to watch Silva putting Gabriel Allon's skills to work, whether shedding blood or daubing varnish. A top-notch thriller."
Fast-paced action thriller from old hand Silva (Portrait of a Spy, 2001, etc.), whose hero Gabriel Allon returns in fine form. Read full book review >
WE'RE FLYING by Peter Stamm
Released: Aug. 14, 2012

"For those who have an affinity for metaphysical fiction written with a surgeon's precision, this collection will spur readers to seek out everything else by its author."
Beneath the surface placidity of Swiss life, undercurrents of spiritual turmoil and existential despair charge this powerful collection of provocative stories. Read full book review >