Books to Discover (page 2)

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 >
DON'T ORDER DOG by C.T. Wente
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 30, 2013

"A fiendishly tricky (sometimes-overcomplicated) thriller with a brain, a sense of humor and a promising heroine."
Anonymous love letters sent to a young bartender catch the attention of a Homeland Security agent in this debut thriller. Read full book review >
FICTION & LITERATURE

"A rich, exotic journey that will leave you reaching for your passport."
In a bohemian odyssey set in the 1960s, a young man just out of college backpacks around the world, sampling hash, sex, acid, and illumination as the Vietnam War rages. Read full book review >
The Journal by Matthew DeRiso
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 20, 2012

"A misty-eyed paean to traditional romantic bliss."
A man searches for true love, as told through a year of journal entries. Read full book review >
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 23, 2015

"A robust tale of violence and vendettas."
A family saga of betrayal, brutality, and Sicilian honor. Read full book review >
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"Imaginative storytelling with real literary depth."
Lush landscapes, enchanted happenings, tangled roots and violence suffuse this beguiling collection of stories set in the highlands of Guatemala. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Morgan Matson
July 25, 2016

The Unexpected Everything is a YA feel-good story of friendship, finding yourself, and all the joys in life that happen while you’re busy making other plans. Andie has a plan. And she always sticks to her plan. Future? A top-tier medical school. Dad? Avoid him as much as possible (which isn’t that hard considering he’s a Congressman and he’s never around). Friends? Palmer, Bri, and Toby—pretty much the most awesome people on the planet, who needs anyone else? Relationships? No one’s worth more than three weeks. So it’s no surprise that Andie’s got her summer all planned out too. Until a political scandal costs Andie her summer pre-med internship, and lands both she and Dad back in the same house together for the first time in years. Suddenly she’s doing things that aren’t Andie at all. “Romance fans will find plenty to enjoy, as Andie gradually lets down her guard and risks the messy and unpredictable wonder of first love,” our reviewer writes. “A novel best read on a lazy summer day with sand between the toes.” View video >