Books to Discover

Released: Aug. 8, 2013

"A wondrously executed parable, sure to attract readers from every walk of life."
This post-apocalyptic novel sees the villagers of Harpers Ferry running from a marauding army of Christian extremists. Read full book review >
NOT PINK by Margaret  Kasimatis
Released: April 11, 2018

"Insightful about self-harm, addiction, and patterns that bind."
A woman struggling with addiction and self-cutting confronts her past choices and comes to new understandings in Kasimatis' debut novel. Read full book review >

Released: April 8, 2018

"A thought-provoking, well-researched diagnosis of the Vietnam War."
A military history book analyzes the sources of America's failures in the Vietnam War. Read full book review >

"A wonderfully relatable tale following a woman's journey from childhood to old age."
This debut literary novel explores the protagonist's life using the death of her friends. Read full book review >
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 >
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 >

"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

"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 >
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 >
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 >
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 >
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 >