THE ASSEMBLER OF PARTS by Raoul Wientzen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 3, 2013

"Boasting a fearlessly self-possessed child narrator, this is one of those books you stop what you're doing to finish, take a breath to ponder its profundities, and start again."
In this astonishing first novel, 7-year-old, physically disabled Jess reviews her brief, tumultuous life from heaven via films provided by The Assembler, a supreme being who, for mysterious reasons, declined to give her thumbs, several bones, a whole heart and the gift of hearing. Read full book review >
THE APPLE ORCHARD by Susan Wiggs
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 30, 2013

"With vignettes from Nazi-occupied Denmark and a spotlight on the noble actions of an engaged Danish citizenry that reportedly managed to save 99 percent of its Jewish population, Wiggs tells a layered, powerful story of love, loss, hope and redemption."
Antiques treasure hunter Tess Delaney lives a high-octane existence and is on the cusp of the success she's fought for, so now may not be the best time to question everything; but as events pile up and secrets are uncovered, forcing her to re-evaluate, she may find that a perfect life she never dreamed of is within her reach. Read full book review >

THE DAYLIGHT GATE by Jeanette Winterson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2013

"An electrifying entertainment."
Witchcraft in 17th-century England: from the prolific British author (The StoneGods, 2008, etc.), a nightmarish novella that burns like a hot coal. Read full book review >
THE LAND ACROSS by Gene Wolfe
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 26, 2013

"Sheer enjoyment."
From the accomplished author of Home Fires (2011, etc.), a new fantasy that seamlessly blends mystery, travelogue, authoritarianism and the supernatural. Read full book review >
THE MAID'S VERSION by Daniel Woodrell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 3, 2013

"A commanding fable about trespass and reconstruction from a titan of Southern fiction."
A grandson becomes obsessed with his grandmother's story about a small-town disaster from many years ago. Read full book review >