Books to Discover (page 2)

SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: June 17, 2014

"Morbidly fascinating, even in its deadpan style; likely to become a staple in zombie collections."
Leppanen's sci-fi debut is a collection of scientific reports on how best to control and manage the worldwide spread of Zooanthroponotic Occult MetaBiomimetic Infectious Encephalitis—zombies! Read full book review >
STAR CHASER by Reiter
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY

Banished by his superpowered kin, a resourceful young man aims to transcend space and time to save at least three civilizations in Reiter's debut novel.Long ago, the gray-and-blue-skinned Malgovi race, fighting a losing interstellar battle with the savage BroSohnti, suddenly developed the "iro-form"—the astounding ability to manipulate energy and light, giving rise to talents ranging from telepathy to death rays. Read full book review >

SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: July 3, 2013

"An engrossing read that's a solid addition to the fantasy genre."
Evil forces empowered by the Dark Writings threaten to destroy the Realm in Schmutz's debut fantasy novel. Read full book review >
Released: June 25, 2014

"An affecting memoir of dysfunction in a fragmented life that gains clarity and grace in its telling."
Booze, chaos and depression pass from mother to daughter in this searing memoir. Read full book review >
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Dec. 17, 2012

"A gently enjoyable fantasy with worthwhile lessons for young readers."
A debut children's fantasy book that delves into the afterlife. Read full book review >

SNUG by Matthew Tree
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 22, 2013

"A finely written, disturbingly pointed indictment of British colonialism and racism and that fester in an insular smugness 'where life is indeed an island…bristling with complacency.'"
Mysterious visitors to an isolated British seaside resort bring on a backlash of violence. Read full book review >
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 8, 2013

"A well-written tale of adventure and drama about a woman struggling to save herself."
Medlock's whimsical debut novel tells a story of a woman with an unusual and dangerous talent. Read full book review >
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 26, 2013

"Hits all the targets for fans of police drama."
While dealing with family issues, personal demons and office politics, Special Agent Jake Shaunessey and fellow Drug Enforcement Administration agents try to track down the elusive kingpins of a Minneapolis-area heroin network. Read full book review >
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 15, 2013

"A romanticized but beguiling saga of one man's life on the streets."
A winsome character sketch that celebrates a homeless man's quirky personality and picaresque life story. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 12, 2012

"A quick, lighthearted romp through the joys of motherhood as told by a real, honest and very funny mom."
Malloy presents a collection of 39 funny, charming and poignant snapshots of her life as the mother of two boys. Read full book review >
FICTION & LITERATURE

"An engaging story that shines an honest light on what it means to be truly happy."
A realistic, engaging portrayal of love, marriage and second chances. Read full book review >
THE ETERNAL DREAM by Daniel K. Gilbert
FICTION & LITERATURE

"A captivating story of fortitude, family bonds and hope against all odds."
In Gilbert's debut historical novel, a family fleeing Nazi persecution endures a series of forced relocations. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Gabrielle Zevin
March 3, 2015

A. J. Fikry’s life is not at all what he expected it to be. He lives alone, his bookstore is experiencing the worst sales in its history, and now his prized possession, a rare collection of Poe poems, has been stolen. But when a mysterious package appears at the bookstore, its unexpected arrival gives Fikry the chance to make his life over—and see everything anew. “Zevin writes characters who grow and prosper,” our reviewer writes, “in a narrative that is sometimes sentimental, sometimes funny, sometimes true to life and always entertaining.” View video >