TRANSCENDENTAL by James Gunn
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Aug. 27, 2013

"Gunn's best in years—quite possibly his best ever."
First novel in quite a while (Gift from the Stars, 2005, etc.) from writer/anthologist Gunn. Read full book review >
HOW TO GET FILTHY RICH IN RISING ASIA by Mohsin Hamid
Released: March 5, 2013

"Another great success for Hamid and another illustration of how richly the colonial margins are feeding the core of literature in English."
An extravagantly good alternate-universe Horatio Alger story for the teeming billions, affirming all that's right—and wrong—with economic globalization. Read full book review >

THE STENCH OF HONOLULU by Jack Handey
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 16, 2013

"The best comedic novel in years. Handey is a master. Fans will be quoting lines from this book for a long time. If you like the work of George Saunders, this one's for you."
Deep Thoughts creator Handey (What I'd Say to the Martians, 2008, etc.) pens his first novel, an absurd adventure set in Hawaii. Read full book review >
ENON by Paul Harding
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 10, 2013

"Beautifully turned: Harding has defogged his style a bit and gained a stronger emotional impact from it."
The author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Tinkers (2009) returns with another striking study of family, time and mortality. Read full book review >
THE BEST MAN by Kristan Higgins
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 26, 2013

"Another sweet, touching must-read for Higgins fans and anyone who enjoys a perfect combination of humor and romance."
When Faith Holland was abandoned at the altar three years ago, she left her hometown for San Francisco to regroup; coming home to Manningsport, she'll have to confront her past and Levi Cooper, the disturbingly handsome chief of police she blames for ruining her life. Read full book review >

HIDDEN HERITAGE by Charlotte Hinger
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: Nov. 5, 2013

"This third case for Lottie (Lethal Lineage, 2011, etc.) is filled with surprising historical information, social commentary, romance and a strong mystery."
A nasty murder pits the local police against the state police. Read full book review >
GOOD PEOPLE by Ewart Hutton
Released: April 16, 2013

"The sexual peccadilloes are not for the squeamish, but the plot twists are cunning, and Glyn Capaldi is the most appealing antihero this side of John Rebus."
Everyone who thinks Ian Rankin doesn't write fast enough should give newcomer Hutton a try. Read full book review >
SPIRIT OF STEAMBOAT by Craig Johnson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 21, 2013

"Unlike Walt's usual adventures (A Serpent's Tooth, 2013, etc.), this novella shuns mystery for a wild and dangerous adventure that will leave you both touched and breathless."
The day before Christmas finds Sheriff Walt Longmire of Absaroka County, Wyo., at loose ends, until a ghost from the past brings back long-forgotten memories. Johnson's Walt Longmire mysteries are the basis for an A&E drama series. Read full book review >