Books to Discover (page 2)

Road Dust by David Jaicks
FICTION & LITERATURE

"A disarmingly tall tale by a roadworthy writer."
In a small town in New Mexico, a divorcé named Doe turns his ex-wife's snowmobile into a dragster and dreams of hitting the road. Read full book review >
TotIs by J. Joseph Kazden
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 21, 2015

"A learned, bold journey to the limits of human perception and beyond."
Kazden offers a mind-expanding debut novel about a symposium examining the core concepts of the universe. Read full book review >

My Name Is Tom by Jon Reeves
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 16, 2015

"A frank and funny coming-of-age story with a rousing soundtrack."
In this music-powered story, a young man sets out to reclaim his prized record collection after pawning it during a period of drug-fueled indiscretion. Read full book review >
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 1, 2014

"A vividly realized story of one boy's attempt to live a life of faith in a time of war."
A debut coming-of-age novel set in a monastery in medieval England. Read full book review >
NATURE & TRAVEL
Released: Aug. 24, 2014

"Zoological eye candy captured with a keen eye and adventurous spirit."
An impressive coffee-table book brimming with a couple's beautiful photographs of exotic wildlife. Read full book review >

FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 2, 2013

"A fast-moving historical tale of religious and class conflicts, told with a personal touch."
Loosely based on true events from the author's ancestry, this historical novel tells the tale of Peppino, an upper-class troublemaker in a small Italian village who resents the restrictions of his highborn status and longs to fight for the common people. Read full book review >
LIFEMOBILE by Jonathan  Rintels
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 5, 2012

"An enjoyable ride with an atypical father-son relationship."
The semiautobiographical account of a middle-age widower who buys a classic convertible to help bond with his teenage son, who's afflicted by Asperger's syndrome. Read full book review >
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 30, 2014

"A fast-paced, raucous tour through the last half-century alongside a modern-day Candide."
A lighthearted, satirical novel about an honest man who runs for office in corruption-plagued America. Read full book review >
Released: Sept. 28, 2011

"A stellar, heart-wrenching chronicle of human bondage."
In her debut historical fiction, Stanard gives voice to slaves, shedding light on the darker side of antebellum American history. Read full book review >
FOOD & COOKING
Released: Sept. 19, 2015

"A thorough, informative cookbook for healthy meals; ideal for those with food restrictions."
Nicassio's collection of more than 180 recipes that are plant-based and gluten-free offers help to those who suffer from dietary restrictions. Read full book review >
THRILLERS
Released: May 1, 2015

"Crime-fiction fans in search of depravity and gore will race through this swift thriller."
A tale of bloody murders in Baltimore by a killer who can swap his face for another. Read full book review >
LEAVE OF ABSENCE by Tanya J. Peterson
Released: May 6, 2013

"A heartrending, realistic story about grief, depression and schizophrenia that finds positivity in the darkest of moments."
Following the untimely death of his wife and son and a failed suicide attempt, a grief-stricken father is admitted to a psychiatric hospital where he struggles to find renewed hope and meaning in life. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Jeff Chang
September 20, 2016

In the provocative essays in journalist Jeff Chang’s new book We Gon’ Be Alright, Chang takes an incisive and wide-ranging look at the recent tragedies and widespread protests that have shaken the country. Through deep reporting with key activists and thinkers, personal writing, and cultural criticism, We Gon’ Be Alright links #BlackLivesMatter to #OscarsSoWhite, Ferguson to Washington D.C., the Great Migration to resurgent nativism. Chang explores the rise and fall of the idea of “diversity,” the roots of student protest, changing ideas about Asian Americanness, and the impact of a century of racial separation in housing. “He implores readers to listen, act, and become involved with today’s activists, who offer ‘new ways to see our past and our present,’ ” our reviewer writes in a starred review. “A compelling and intellectually thought-provoking exploration of the quagmire of race relations.” View video >