THE CHILDREN ACT by Ian McEwan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 9, 2014

"McEwan, always a smart, engaging writer, here takes more than one familiar situation and creates at every turn something new and emotionally rewarding in a way he hasn't done so well since On Chesil Beach (2007)."
In the late summer of 2012, a British judge faces a complex case while dealing with her husband's infidelity in this thoughtful, well-wrought novel. Read full book review >
DEFENDERS by Will McIntosh
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: May 13, 2014

"McIntosh has his finger on the pulse, again."
Abandoning the domestic sphere he explored so aptly in Love Minus Eighty (2013), McIntosh tells a more global yet still deeply personal tale about life during wartime and its aftermath. Read full book review >

ALL OUR NAMES by Dinaw Mengestu
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 4, 2014

"Weighted with sorrow and gravitas, another superb story by Mengestu, who is among the best novelists now at work in America."
What's in a name? Identity of a kind, perhaps, but nothing like stability, and perhaps nothing like truth. So Mengestu (How to Read the Air, 2010, etc.) ponders in this elegiac, moving novel, his third. Read full book review >
ACCIDENTS OF MARRIAGE by Randy Susan Meyers
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 2, 2014

"Beautifully written, poignant and thought-provoking, this novel refuses to succumb to stereotypical reader expectations, making it even more memorable."
Meyers puts a Boston family overwhelmed by a tragic accident under the literary microscope. Read full book review >
MERMAIDS IN PARADISE by Lydia Millet
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 3, 2014

"An admirable example of a funny novel with a serious message that works swimmingly. Dive in."
A Caribbean honeymoon turns into a media circus over a mermaid sighting in this laser-focused satire from Millet (Magnificence, 2012, etc.).Read full book review >

THE RED ROAD by Denise Mina
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: Feb. 25, 2014

"In addition to the usual indelible character studies, Mina provides the most compelling plot of Alex's four cases to date, with a new round of revelations that makes the Glasgow cops the most corrupt since Philip Marlowe looked under all those rocks in Bay City, Calif."
Fourteen years after Princess Diana died in a Paris automobile accident, the date of her death still casts a long shadow over the Strathclyde Police, in the fourth book featuring detective Alex Morrow. Read full book review >
THE BONE CLOCKS by David Mitchell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 2, 2014

"If Thatcher's 1984 is bleak, then get a load of what awaits us in 2030. Speculative, lyrical and unrelentingly dark—trademark Mitchell, in other words."
Mitchell's latest could have been called The Rime of the Ancient Marinus—the "youthful ancient Marinus," that is. Another exacting, challenging and deeply rewarding novel from logophile and time-travel master Mitchell (Cloud Atlas, 2004, etc.). Read full book review >
CROWN OF RENEWAL by Elizabeth Moon
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: May 27, 2014

"Such is the allure of an extremely talented writer at the height of her powers."
Final entry (Limits of Power, 2013, etc.) in the Paladin's Legacy series. Read full book review >