"A remarkable debut enlivened by heroic portions of silliness, spirit, and depth."
In this debut upper middle-grade mystery, several outcast students at a charter school search for their missing teacher. Read full book review >
Beyond Monongah by Judith Hoover
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 8, 2016

"A clever, engaging, and heart-rending tale about a 1907 catastrophe in Appalachia."
A debut historical novel charts the buildup to and aftermath of the worst mining disaster in American history. Read full book review >

Sawdust Empire by J.D. Howard
FICTION & LITERATURE

"A tale about the timber industry that is as impressively rich and textured as the landscape it surveys."
Set in a sawmill town in the Pacific Northwest at the turn of the 20th century, this historical novel dramatically charts rising tensions that can only lead to disaster. Read full book review >
A Hero to Hold by Sheri Humphreys
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 10, 2016

"An enthralling, nontraditional romance accented with a little mystery."
The establishment of a Crimean War charity unites a gentlewoman and a dashing veteran in Humphreys' debut Victorian romance novel. Read full book review >
All Good Children by Dayna Ingram
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 13, 2016

"An absorbing and poignant YA dystopian fantasy with a convincing heroine."
A teenager works through her emotional turmoil while waiting to become a sacrificial offering to aliens in this sci-fi melodrama. Read full book review >

The Stormwater Drains in Canberra by Paul Johan Karlsen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 21, 2015

"A frank, funny, immensely winning novel about a 'sex pioneer' exploring the hinterlands of desire."
A coming-of-age story metamorphoses into a global sexual odyssey. Read full book review >
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: March 1, 2016

"A shrewd, illuminating, and entertaining exploration of the twisted roots of writerly creativity."
Behind the gangsters, corrupt plutocrats, stoic gumshoes, and femmes fatales hovers Dr. Sigmund Freud, who masterminds the mayhem in classic private-eye stories, according to this study in Freudian lit-crit. Read full book review >
Come Live With Me by Barbara K. Kincaid
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 30, 2015

"A cleareyed, moving portrait of Alzheimer's and the family ties that transcend it.
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In this luminous debut memoir, a woman struggles to care for her Alzheimer's-stricken mother, experiencing exhaustion, heartache, moments of joy, and a renewed connection to her loved ones. Read full book review >