Books to Discover (page 2)

Released: April 22, 2012

"A quietly powerful story, at times harrowing but ultimately a joy to read."
In this novel, life turns toward a dark horizon for a precocious adolescent grieving for her father in 1941 Tennessee. Read full book review >
Released: March 21, 2011

"Vinson's book is a thoughtful, innovative page-turner featuring a villain who makes taxmen look like angels."
Vinson's first novel centers on a serial killer targeting Internal Revenue Service officers in early 1970s Ohio. Read full book review >

Released: Jan. 15, 2013

"White-knuckle medical adventures paired with revealing, expert insights."
In this engrossing memoir, a thoughtful physician battles baffling ailments—including a strange new malady called AIDS. Read full book review >
Released: July 29, 2012

"A short, fun story that will excite both young and old imaginations."
McKenzie pens a swampy middle-grade story full of humor, hauntings, quirky characters and a mystery that continues to develop to the very end. Read full book review >
Released: Sept. 8, 2013

"A solidly researched, artfully written novel that's both entertaining and educational."
Walker's (Romar Jones Takes a Hike, 2012, etc.) Depression-era novel offers a microcosm of small-town 1930s America. Read full book review >

Released: June 1, 2012

"A beautifully written memoir of awakening and self-acceptance."
DeSilver's memoir recounts the adolescent and young-adult experiences that shaped his writing and artistic endeavors as an acclaimed poet. Read full book review >
Released: Feb. 22, 2013

"A thought-provoking, singularly strange and absorbing novel."
A desperate villager's quest to become Zimbabwe's newest executioner kicks off this intriguing debuthorror novel involving man-eating plants, organ harvesting and other uncanny oddities. Read full book review >
Released: Sept. 18, 2011

"An intense, lyrical portrait of America's vulnerable underbelly."
Hopelessness dims this poignant tale of a young woman's tumultuous, modern American life. Read full book review >
Released: June 27, 2012

"An illuminating look at an influential artistic period, which may well inspire readers to pick up their own pen or paintbrush."
In Lee's novel, set in Victorian London and based on real events, a group of rebellious young artists battles the repercussions of their refusal to conform. Read full book review >
MANA by Ovidiu Slavoiu
by Ovidiu Slavoiu translated by Irina Popa
Released: Aug. 14, 2013

"A fine sci-fi story about scientists attempting to discover the truth inside all of us."
A highly original debut novel about a scientist making a discovery that defies science. Read full book review >

"A compelling police procedural with a contemporary setting and an intriguing heroine worthy of a series."
Benson's tightly plotted crime thriller is sure to please fans of police procedurals. Read full book review >
ONE BLOOD by Qwantu Amaru
Released: Nov. 29, 2011

"A gutsy book that blazes trails, plotted at a breakneck speed that won't let up."
A governor and his sordid past are at the heart of a tale of retribution in Amaru's stunning debut novel. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Michael Morton
author of GETTING LIFE
July 7, 2014

Jailed for a crime he didn't commit with no hope of ever being freed, Michael Morton has returned to society with a great deal of grace. He recounts his story in his new book Getting Life, and with us on Kirkus TV. View video >