Books to Discover

NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 2016

"A delightfully evocative farmhouse tale; as satisfying as a summer evening on a French terrace with a cool glass of rosé in hand."
A California couple realize their ambition of owning a house in rural France in this debut memoir by Les Américains. Read full book review >
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 30, 2013

"A truly impressive thriller debut in the vein of Dan Brown's The Da Vinci Code."
In this sprawling international thriller, an ancient secret society seeks domination over Western governments. Read full book review >

FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2013

"With all of the charm of the Little House series—and the benefit of a sophisticated, adult worldview—Albert's novel is an absolute pleasure."
This pitch-perfect novel reimagines the life of Rose Wilder Lane, co-author of Little House on the Prairie. Read full book review >
TUBA LESSONS by T.C. Bartlett
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"Whimsical animals and ingenious compositions provide more fun, but this is serious art: Felix plays maestro to Bartlett's utterly childlike notions. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Music soothes the savage beast in this near-wordless picture book about a boy on his way to a tuba lesson. Read full book review >
CALLING MR. BEIGE by Brian Harris
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 19, 2017

"A delightful, amusing fantasy about folks whom everyone ignores."
In this comedic novel, a man vainly tries to get people's attention. Read full book review >

MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 7, 2012

"A moving parable about the wounding effects of human tragedy and the collateral damage of the search for moral truth."
An elegiac novel that deftly combines elements of investigative journalism and crime fiction. Read full book review >
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 8, 2017

"A funny, dramatic, and sweet story that ought to become a classic."
In this debut illustrated children's book, a young black bear makes a dangerous journey to help the brown bear that she loves. Read full book review >
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 2, 2017

"Well-stocked with vibrant details about the merchant trade, this engaging Colonial tale delivers likable heroes, despicable villains, and a strong female protagonist."
A historical novel follows two indentured servants in 18th-century New York. Read full book review >
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 16, 2016

"By integrating themes of genetic research, ethical conundrums, unlawful death, and racial discrimination, this multifaceted novel delivers a brisk, riveting tale of greed and clinical malfeasance."
A medical scientist conducts controversial experiments involving human memory and age with disastrous results. Read full book review >
Released: Nov. 5, 2016

"Affecting, insightful, and informative account of a lovely service dog and her handler."
Short but powerful story for older middle-grade readers about a service dog and her handler by educator and coiner of the term "faction" (fiction based on fact) Ward (Letters Home, 2004).Read full book review >
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2014

"A stylish, jampacked tale that examines love, memory, and international identity.
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A professor of Japanese history searches for a long-lost lover while studying the Portuguese diaspora throughout Asia. Read full book review >
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2016

"This warm, extensively researched novel will entrance readers and inspire them to look further into the lives of two extraordinary women."
New York Times bestselling author Albert (The Darling Dahlias and the Silver Dollar Bush, 2015, etc.) returns to historical fiction in this intimate exploration of the relationship between Eleanor Roosevelt and journalist Lorena Hickok. 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 >