ANGEL BABY by Richard Lange
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 14, 2013

"A film waiting to happen, this book boasts memorable characters, evocative settings and a suspenseful plot."
A rising star in neonoir, Lange follows up his 2009 novel, This Wicked World, with a sharply calibrated and affecting tale about a young Mexican beauty who will do anything to reclaim the baby daughter she left in Los Angeles. Read full book review >
THE SALINGER CONTRACT by Adam Langer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 17, 2013

"Marvelously intriguing."
Langer (Crossing California, 2004, etc.) skewers pretensions of writers and writing, editors and publishers—and perhaps audiences—in a literary thriller. Read full book review >

ONE GOOD EARL DESERVES A LOVER by Sarah MacLean
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 29, 2013

"At moments heart-wrenching, at moments comedic, at all times entertaining and satisfying, this book deserves a read if you're a romance fan."
When Lady Philippa Marbury realizes she is headed into marriage and marital intimacy without the appropriate knowledge, she does what any proper woman of science should do—research; and who better to approach as a resource than Mr. Cross, the most notorious rake in London? Read full book review >
THE INFATUATIONS by Javier Marías
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 15, 2013

"Blindingly intelligent, engagingly accessible—it seems there's nothing Marías can't make fiction do. No wonder he's perennially mentioned as a potential Nobel laureate."
An apparently random street murder sparks musings on shades of guilt and the mutability of truth in the distinguished Spanish writer's latest (Your Face Tomorrow: Poison, Shadow, and Farewell, 2007, etc.). Read full book review >
A CONSTELLATION OF VITAL PHENOMENA by Anthony Marra
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 7, 2013

"A somber, sensitive portrait of how lives fray and bind again in chaotic circumstances."
A decade of war in Chechnya informs this multivalent, heartfelt debut, filled with broken families, lost limbs and valiant efforts to find scraps of hope and dignity. Read full book review >

THE GOOD LORD BIRD by James McBride
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 20, 2013

"McBride presents an interesting experiment in point of view here, as all of Brown's activities are filtered through the eyes of a young adolescent who wavers between innocence and cynicism."
In McBride's version of events, John Brown's body doesn't lie a-mouldering in the grave—he's alive and vigorous and fanatical and doomed, so one could say his soul does indeed go marching on. Read full book review >
TRANSATLANTIC by Colum McCann
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 4, 2013

"A beautifully written novel, an experience to savor."
A masterful and profoundly moving novel that employs exquisite language to explore the limits of language and the tricks of memory. Read full book review >
LIFE AFTER LIFE by Jill McCorkle
Released: March 26, 2013

"McCorkle's masterful microcosm invokes profound sadness, harsh insight and guffaws, often on the same page."
Assisted living residents and a hospice worker confront the inevitable with grit and humor. Read full book review >