Books to Discover

Released: Aug. 30, 2016

"Smith knows the Civil War in his bones, and his novel will leave readers emotionally drained but grateful."
This lean Civil War sequel packs in more history and raw emotion than a 600-page epic. Read full book review >
Mine by Katie Crawford
Released: March 1, 2016

"An intense, perceptive tale of two sisters grappling with a turbulent family history."
In this debut novel, a woman learns a truth as old as literature: she can't escape the past just by moving away and up. Read full book review >

Released: May 20, 2016

"An impressive novel, brimming with action and history, with a lead character that has enough swagger for future adventures."
A filmmaker comes to terms with his past in Southeast Asia while battling denizens of the criminal underworld in this debut political thriller. Read full book review >
Released: Sept. 5, 2016

"Young readers who love to pretend will see Gracie as a kindred spirit and look forward to future seasonal adventures in this planned kids' book series."
A girl and her dog rescue pretend dinosaurs, aliens, and whales in this debut ode to imaginative play by O'Kelly with illustrations by Farrell.Read full book review >
Reticence by Valerie Albemarle

"If the title From Russia, with Love wasn't already taken, it would be apt for this bittersweet, thoughtful rumination on family ties and the Soviet motherland."
In Albemarle's (Michael, 2015, etc.) novel, the daughter of immigrants suddenly unleashes her long-stifled creativity and uncovers family secrets when she starts writing a fictional story based on her parents' flight from the USSR.Read full book review >

Released: July 28, 2014

"An unmissable fantasy tale that marries gorgeous prose to a lavishly detailed plot."
In this rousing epic-fantasy debut, two unlikely lovers forge a bond in the midst of a war between immortal kings. Read full book review >
Released: June 5, 2014

"A lively epic of love, invasion, flight, and revolt in the years following the Mexican-American War."
An ambitious debut novel chronicles the making of an outlaw in frontier California. Read full book review >
A Cat Will Play by M. Duda
Released: Aug. 25, 2015

"A genre-crossing short story collection that's full of dark imagery."
Duda (Bedtime for Seneca, 2015) brings an eerie twist to three new character-driven tales in his second story collection.Read full book review >

"There's magic in an artist's newfound powers, but it's her fated love that's truly magical."
A Native American may be destined to find the love of her life and become her tribe's most powerful medicine woman in 200 years in this debut romance novel. Read full book review >
Released: Feb. 23, 2011

"An entertaining thriller full of clever touches, whose characters and tone enliven an overworked genre."
In her exciting debut, personal injury attorney Rizio crafts a legal thriller with compelling characters and tense action that more than compensate for a familiar premise. Read full book review >
Released: Oct. 6, 2011

"A well-constructed story that lays a promising foundation for the rest of the series."
Silva's thriller introduces Meagan Maloney, a private investigator whose search for a missing person draws her into a deeper mystery than she ever imagined. Read full book review >
Released: June 12, 2012

"A compelling narrator drives this strong, sympathetic tale that begets metaphysical soul-searching."
In a future where artificial humans have become common household helpers, a government-employed therapist must question his faith in the system he has long supported. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
H.W. Brands
October 11, 2016

As noted historian H.W. Brands reveals in his new book The General vs. the President: MacArthur and Truman at the Brink of Nuclear War, at the height of the Korean War, President Harry S. Truman committed a gaffe that sent shock waves around the world. When asked by a reporter about the possible use of atomic weapons in response to China's entry into the war, Truman replied testily, "The military commander in the field will have charge of the use of the weapons, as he always has." This suggested that General Douglas MacArthur, the willful, fearless, and highly decorated commander of the American and U.N. forces, had his finger on the nuclear trigger. A correction quickly followed, but the damage was done; two visions for America's path forward were clearly in opposition, and one man would have to make way. Truman was one of the most unpopular presidents in American history. General MacArthur, by contrast, was incredibly popular, as untouchable as any officer has ever been in America. The contest of wills between these two titanic characters unfolds against the turbulent backdrop of a faraway war and terrors conjured at home by Joseph McCarthy. “An exciting, well-written comparison study of two American leaders at loggerheads during the Korean War crisis,” our reviewer writes in a starred review. View video >