ARCANUM by Simon Morden
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Jan. 28, 2014

"An enthralling read for aficionados of intelligent, impeccably rendered fantasy."
Medieval fantasy from the author of The Curve of the Earth (2013), developed from a single question: What if a civilization that relied on magic was suddenly deprived of it? Read full book review >
THE SECRET LIFE OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE by Jude Morgan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2014

"A tour de force."
Morgan (A Little Folly, 2013, etc.) draws restless young Will Shakespeare as he resists being trapped in apprenticeship to his glove-maker father. Read full book review >

BIG LITTLE LIES by Liane Moriarty
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 29, 2014

"Deservedly popular Moriarty invigorates the tired social-issue formula of women's fiction through wit, good humor, sharp insight into human nature and addictive storytelling."
After last year's best-selling The Husband's Secret, Australian Moriarty brings the edginess of her less-known The Hypnotist's Love Story (2012) to bear in this darkly comic mystery surrounding a disastrous parents' night at an elementary school fundraiser. Read full book review >
FLORENCE GORDON by Brian Morton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 23, 2014

"Always a pleasure to read for his well-drawn characters, quiet insight and dialogue that crackles with wit, Morton here raises his own bar in all three areas. He also joins a sadly small club of male writers who have created memorable heroines."
Unexpected celebrity and long-absent family members distract a heroically cantankerous 1960s-era activist in the summer of 2009 as she reluctantly confronts the challenges of age. Read full book review >
FAMILY FURNISHINGS by Alice Munro
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 13, 2014

"In fact, all that can be expected from these economical, expertly told stories is that they're near peerless, modern literary fiction at its very best."
Top-shelf collection by Canadian Nobelist Munro, perhaps the best writer of short stories in English today. Read full book review >

COLORLESS TSUKURU TAZAKI AND HIS YEARS OF PILGRIMAGE by Haruki Murakami
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 12, 2014

"Another tour de force from Japan's greatest living novelist."
Murakami (IQ84, 2011, etc.) turns in a trademark story that blends the commonplace with the nightmarish in a Japan full of hollow men. Read full book review >
THE SON by Jo Nesbø
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 13, 2014

"One of Nesbø's best, deepest and richest novels, even without Harry Hole."
A deftly plotted novel that probes the deepest mysteries: sin, redemption, love, evil, the human condition. Read full book review >
WAITING FOR THE ELECTRICITY by Christina Nichol
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 26, 2014

"Indeed, he's one of the most fully realized characters in recent memory, and readers will take much pleasure in going along on his adventures—and misadventures."
A wise, funny debut novel that finds endless entertainment in cultural differences and clashing personality types.    Read full book review >