THE MINIATURIST by Jessie Burton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 26, 2014

"With its oblique storytelling, crescendo of female empowerment and wrenching ending, this novel establishes Burton as a fresh and impressive voice; book groups in particular will relish it."
A talented new writer of historical fiction evokes 17th-century Amsterdam, the opulent but dangerous Dutch capital, where an innocent young wife must navigate the intrigues of her new household. Read full book review >
ONE KICK by Chelsea Cain
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 19, 2014

"An unsettling, near-perfect effort by Cain (Let Me Go, 2013, etc.) that leaves you eagerly awaiting the next installment."
Abducted by a child pornography ring when she was 6 and held captive for five years, Kick Lannigan, 21, has turned herself into a lean, mean fighting machine. When a boy named Adam is reported missing, she springs into action to save him. Read full book review >

A BRAVE MAN SEVEN STOREYS TALL by Will Chancellor
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 8, 2014

"Some readers may stumble over the Latin, argot and allusions, but these are minor challenges in Chancellor's polymorphous entertainment."
A father searches for his vanished son in this edgily comic first novel, which has fun with the worlds of art and academia. Read full book review >
THE AUTHOR AND ME by Éric Chevillard
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 14, 2014

"A curious, cleverly constructed matryoshka doll of unreliable narrators."
An attempt to map the distance between novelist and character goes awry in this peculiar, funny and intellectually rich romp by Chevillard (On the Ceiling, 2000, etc.).Read full book review >
MONDAY, MONDAY by Elizabeth Crook
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 13, 2014

"Shelly reflects that '[s]he had never come anywhere near perfection, but had come close to a rightness with herself, through her losses.' So it is with this novel, which, though not quite perfect, is just right: confident and lyrical as it smartly engages terror and its aftermath."
An almost-forgotten massacre at the University of Texas propels an intergenerational tale marked by vivid moments of connection and disconnection, fear and courage. Read full book review >

ROMANCING THE DUKE by Tessa Dare
ROMANCE
Released: Feb. 1, 2014

"Dare starts her new series with a unique storyline, a sweet, fun nod to literary fandom, and two main characters who are perfect for each other yet never would have met if they weren't each at a nadir in life's journey."
Izzy Goodnight has long given up on fairy tales, so she is shocked to learn that she has inherited a castle and must figure out what to do with the wounded duke who lives there. Read full book review >
WOLF IN WHITE VAN by John Darnielle
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 16, 2014

"A pop culture-infused novel that thoughtfully and nonjudgmentally considers the dark side of nerddom."
A man badly disfigured in a gun accident ponders gaming, heavy metal, family, love and the crazed emotions that tend to surround our obsessions. Read full book review >
ALL THE LIGHT WE CANNOT SEE by Anthony Doerr
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 6, 2014

"Doerr captures the sights and sounds of wartime and focuses, refreshingly, on the innate goodness of his major characters."
Doerr presents us with two intricate stories, both of which take place during World War II; late in the novel, inevitably, they intersect. Read full book review >