Books to Discover

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 >

FICTION & LITERATURE

"A fresh, intellectually lively take on an old mystery blueprint."
A paleontologist-turned-private detective is hired to find a missing archaeologist. Read full book review >
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 25, 2017

"A beautifully crafted story about grief that portrays a rich physical and emotional environment."
A man finally finds himself after tragedy turns his life upside down in this novel. Read full book review >
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 24, 2017

"A fine drama of two lovers discovering harsh realities."
Emotional turmoil seethes beneath the surface of a couple's African safari in this debut novella. Read full book review >

BACK TO JERUSALEM by Jan Surasky
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 10, 2014

"A quiet but moving story of one woman's reclaiming her life."
Forbidden love and long-held secrets abound in Surasky's (Rage Against the Dying Light, 2012) compelling coming-of-age novel. Read full book review >
THE GRIFFIN by Steven Price
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 2, 2017

"A big, fun fantasy epic."
Price's debut fantasy novel follows a young man who is the latest in a line of Earth-defending heroes. Read full book review >
FICTION & LITERATURE

"A wild but safe ride, far away but never too far from home."
A sister and brother find adventure in the land of dreams in this debut middle-grade novel. Read full book review >
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 17, 2017

"An enjoyable and helpful guide to developing and selling a brand."
A marketing consultant shares brand differentiation strategies that resist imitation. Read full book review >
RED TEARS by N.K.  Parten
FICTION & LITERATURE

"An American tragedy treated coarsely in history books receives an invigorating new account."
A debut historical novel re-examines the Fort Mims Massacre. Read full book review >
Released: Nov. 21, 2017

"Mitch's cheerful devotion to his work—absurd subjects, gloomy colleagues, and all—will make any reader a believer."
In Ickler's (A Cold Case of Killing, 2016, etc.) mystery, a newspaper reporter investigates a religious cult whose leader says that the end of the world is only two weeks away. Read full book review >
Released: Oct. 28, 2015

"Sensitive, well balanced, and psychologically acute, with an appealing animal-communication motif."
After her mother's tragic death, a teenager discovers she can communicate telepathically with animals in this YA adventure. 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 >