Books to Discover

Reticence by Valerie Albemarle
FICTION & LITERATURE

"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 >
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
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 >

FICTION & LITERATURE
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
FICTION & LITERATURE
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 >
FICTION & LITERATURE

"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 >

THRILLERS
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 >
THRILLERS
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 >
FICTION & LITERATURE
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 >
Freaks I've Met by Donald Jans
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 2, 2015

"An engrossing but tongue-in-cheek drama that, even at its most dramatic, will leave readers smiling."
A Spokane college graduate searches for wealth and fame in LA but finds only a string of dead-end jobs and outlandish individuals in Jans' witty debut drama. Read full book review >
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 28, 2016

"A heartfelt, highly recommended exploration of religion's deepest mysteries."
Debut novelist Norman humanizes the Exodus story in a moving account that takes some liberties with the traditional biblical tale. Read full book review >
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 15, 2015

"A well-drawn exploration of the untold stories of A Christmas Carol.
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A pastiche novel dramatizing the life of the harried clerk from Charles Dickens' beloved 1843 novella. Read full book review >
Released: April 27, 2015

"Beautifully constructed and expertly written in straightforward language; will make it far easier for anyone to navigate the cultural differences of doing business in Asia.
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This outstanding guidebook plies the cultural waters of Asia and offers insider tips for developing successful business relationships. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Melissa Sweet
author of SOME WRITER!
September 26, 2016

“SOME PIG,” Charlotte the spider’s praise for Wilbur, is just one fondly remembered snippet from E. B. White’s Charlotte’s Web. In Some Writer!, two-time Caldecott Honor winner and 2014 Kirkus Prize finalist Melissa Sweet mixes White’s personal letters, photos, and family ephemera with her own exquisite artwork to tell his story, from his birth in 1899 to his death in 1985. Budding young writers will be fascinated and inspired by the journalist, New Yorker contributor, and children’s book author who loved words his whole life. This authorized tribute is the first fully illustrated biography of E. B. White and includes an afterword by Martha White, E. B. White's granddaughter. “Like Charlotte, Sweet spins a terrific story,” our reviewer writes in a starred review. “A masterful biography that will enchant young readers.” View video >