Books to Discover

FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2018

"An admirable story with shades of Rocky and Boyz N the Hood, told in an uncompromising and original voice."
In Sheridan's debut novel, a mixed martial arts fighter struggles to raise a teenage son while dealing with unsavory elements in Woodbridge, New Jersey. Read full book review >

"An idiosyncratic but highly informative guide to retiring outside the United States."
Skelley-Bird walks readers through the steps required to retire abroad in this debut manual. Read full book review >

CHILDREN OF THE WIND by Ed  Sundt
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 12, 2012

"A cleverly plotted and deeply moving work that will likely have readers recommending it to their friends."
In Sundt's (My Helsingfors: Andreas Larsson Bengstrom, 2014) Depression-era story, an adult orphan takes care of a younger one, and together, they take a trip to delve into their pasts. Read full book review >
CHILDREN'S

"An excellent book for sensitive young readers."
Not all kids love hugs, and one little girl learns that's it's OK to speak up about it in Esmail's debut picture book with watercolor images by Cooke.Read full book review >
SEVEN FULL DAYS by Ferris  Shelton
FICTION & LITERATURE

"An engrossing Christmas Carol-esque parable of modern racism."
A debut novel tells the story of a rising Atlanta businessman visited by disturbing dreams of the slavery era. Read full book review >

FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 26, 2018

"Minimal action, but the focused setting and rounded characters will prime readers for further stories."
In the first installment of Giacomazzo's (co-author: Swimming with Sharks, 2015) dystopian series set in the near future, a group resists a dictator who's taken control of America. Read full book review >
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 3, 2018

"A thoughtful, meditative tale about the pain of youthful disillusionment."
A teenager battles alienation in his cloistered Polish neighborhood in this sequel. Read full book review >
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 13, 2018

"An engrossing crime drama that's both entertaining and provocative."
In this debut novel, a lawyer travels home to Texas intent on solving a murder that has forever haunted him. Read full book review >
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 21, 2018

"An eerily amusing horror tale that will have readers rooting for the characters."
Los Angeles kids tangle with a mostly friendly ghost and a not-so-congenial spirit in this YA paranormal novel. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 15, 2018

"An entertaining fish-out-of-water (and gasping-in-the-desert) saga, with an inspiring message of inclusion and understanding."
A Jewish American working in the United Arab Emirates fears hostility but finds humanity in this debut memoir. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 13, 2018

"An informative, concise handbook to learning and giving."
Stone's brief nonfiction debut chronicles her 40 days of seeking a more enlightened, more giving life, patterning the 40-day period on the Lent of her Catholic upbringing but broadening the ambit to include the widest possible spectrum of spiritual leanings. Read full book review >
ANN, NOT ANNIE by Sage Steadman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 22, 2017

"A read that honors the devastation of loss and self-discovery from a distinctively adolescent perspective."
In Steadman's (The Waking Dream, 2016, etc.) third YA novel, a high school nobody encounters the harsh reality of what it means to become somebody. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Katey Sagal
author of GRACE NOTES
April 10, 2017

In her memoir Grace Notes, actress and singer/songwriter Katey Sagal takes you through the highs and lows of her life, from the tragic deaths of her parents to her long years in the Los Angeles rock scene, from being diagnosed with cancer at the age of twenty-eight to getting her big break on the fledgling FOX network as the wise-cracking Peggy Bundy on the beloved sitcom Married…with Children. Sparse and poetic, Grace Notes is an emotionally riveting tale of struggle and success, both professional and personal: Sagal’s path to sobriety; the stillbirth of her first daughter, Ruby; motherhood; the experience of having her third daughter at age 52 with the help of a surrogate; and her lifelong passion for music. “While this book is sure to please the author’s many fans, its thoughtful, no-regrets honesty will no doubt also appeal to readers of Hollywood memoirs seeking substance that goes beyond gossip and name-dropping,” our critic writes. “A candid, reflective memoir.” View video >