Books to Discover (page 2)

THRILLERS
Released: April 23, 2012

"A stylish reimagining of the psychic mystery genre."
Influence peddling—the telepathic kind—fuels the big city in this hard-boiled but soulful fantasy thriller. Read full book review >
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 8, 2016

"A clever, engaging, and heart-rending tale about a 1907 catastrophe in Appalachia."
A debut historical novel charts the buildup to and aftermath of the worst mining disaster in American history. Read full book review >

Grandson of a Ghost by Scott Depalma
FICTION & LITERATURE

"An often poignant and resonant rumination on the enduring effects of abuse and what it takes to overcome, survive, live, and love again."
Depalma offers a debut novel, based on true events, about navigating life after an abusive childhood. Read full book review >
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 9, 2016

"A fast-paced technology tale with enough international intrigue and luxurious details to rival a James Bond adventure.
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In this debut thriller, an engineer investigates a plane crash only to discover a global conspiracy to hack digital satellite television systems that may involve a woman from his past. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 31, 2016

"A remarkable and gripping account of a boy fleeing a war-torn nation and eventually flourishing in America."
As the rumble of World War II draws closer, a young boy leaves behind his once-comfortable life in Split, Yugoslavia, to embark on a turbulent adventure. Read full book review >

CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Oct. 6, 2015

"A skilled and witty tale about a boy who would be king that should appeal to children and adults."
A supposedly average boy realizes that he's not so mediocre after all in this debut middle-grade novel. Read full book review >
THE PSALMIST by Jason Akley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 6, 2013

"An absorbing artist's story with a similar structure but darker tone than Irving Stone's The Agony and the Ecstasy(1961)."
A sprawling novel detailing the life of a 20th-century blues musician. Read full book review >
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 5, 2015

"A memorable, unexpectedly heartwarming romp."
Lundy's (Happy Utopia Day, Joe McCarthy, 2013) amusing tale of two hapless Illinoisans trying to raise quick cash in French wine country. Read full book review >
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 21, 2015

"An affecting tale of a man's immersion in the civil rights movement."
An intricately woven story of love, race, and politics set in the 1960s. Read full book review >
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 24, 2016

"A clever tale of cops whose entertaining rivalry is both affecting and conducive to solving murders."
The case of a media mogul who goes inexplicably missing from her own yacht turns into a murder investigation for two New York City detectives in Chadwell's debut thriller. Read full book review >
Released: Aug. 30, 2016

"Smith knows the Civil War in his bones, and his novel will leave readers emotionally drained but grateful."
This lean Civil War sequel packs in more history and raw emotion than a 600-page epic. Read full book review >
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2016

"An intense, perceptive tale of two sisters grappling with a turbulent family history."
In this debut novel, a woman learns a truth as old as literature: she can't escape the past just by moving away and up. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Kathleen Kent
author of THE DIME
February 14, 2017

Dallas, Texas is not for the faint of heart. Good thing for Betty Rhyzyk she's from a family of take-no-prisoners Brooklyn police detectives. But in Kathleen Kent’s new novel The Dime, her Big Apple wisdom will only get her so far when she relocates to The Big D, where Mexican drug cartels and cult leaders, deadbeat skells and society wives all battle for sunbaked turf. Betty is as tough as the best of them, but she's deeply shaken when her first investigation goes sideways. Battling a group of unruly subordinates, a persistent stalker, a formidable criminal organization, and an unsupportive girlfriend, the unbreakable Detective Betty Rhyzyk may be reaching her limit. “Violent, sexy, and completely absorbing,” our critic writes in a starred review. “Kent's detective is Sam Spade reincarnated—as a brilliant, modern woman.” View video >