Books to Discover (page 3)

FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 7, 2014

"An accomplished launch of a promising new spirituality-focused small-town series."
Penny Pound, divorced mom, schoolteacher and church organist, gets caught up in the investigations that follow a deadly blaze at a student's home in this first installment of a planned series. Read full book review >
THRILLERS
Released: Dec. 20, 2014

"Slow and occasionally jumbled but ultimately rewarding."
Terrorists in Rio de Janeiro target citizens for a series of cyberattacks and assassinations in Trigueiro's debut thriller. Read full book review >

CITY ON A HILL by Ted Neill
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Oct. 2, 2014

"A notable, impressive debut for sci-fi fans."
Neill's debut novel is a sci-fi tale, spanning four short volumes, about a future society that outlaws religion and all things supernatural after a near apocalypse. Read full book review >
THE PARDONER'S TALE by Morgan Ferdinand
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Dec. 6, 2014

"This supernatural thriller's humor and well-developed relationships will keep the pages turning."
Ferdinand's sharp debut novel features a shape-shifting private eye who's hellbent on slaying demonic beasts. Read full book review >
A CAFE IN ARCADIA by Steve Kerr
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 9, 2014

"A drifting, unhurried escape into the insular life of a small town in Greece."
Kerr's debut novel about life in an imaginary rural town in Greece during the 1990s. Read full book review >

FICTION & LITERATURE

"A vital tool for sufferers and their families that broadens understanding of a debilitating illness."
In Peterson's (Leave of Absence, 2013, etc.) insightful third novel, a man suffering from various anxiety disorders finds hope after forming an unexpected bond with a troubled foster child. Read full book review >
FICTION & LITERATURE

"A wonderfully engaging Western saga that calls for both hands on the reins."
A bloodthirsty debut novel following a 19th-century man's escape from bondage and the sadistic Baton Rouge clan that ruthlessly tracks him all over the American prairie. Read full book review >
DESTRUCTION ISLAND by Fredrick Cooper
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 26, 2014

"An exhilarating thriller that will have readers demanding another sequel."
In Cooper's (Riders of the Tides, 2013) second thriller featuring tribal forester Earl Armstrong, a wealthy man resorts to murder and kidnapping to find an ancient mask on an island off the Washington coast. Read full book review >
NATURE & TRAVEL
Released: May 3, 2013

"Eat, Pray, Love for tweens."
The matchless true-life travelogue of a 9-year-old's trip to Borneo, co-authored by a mother-daughter writing team. Read full book review >
Released: April 11, 2014

"Reveals one fascinating aspect of the legal system, informing the reader while demonstrating the value of artistic interpretation."
A new approach to understanding the criminal justice system through the eyes of courtroom artists. Read full book review >
FICTION & LITERATURE

"Asher has a great voice for crime fiction; hopefully he'll use it frequently."
Asher (Olivia Jane Doe, 2013) proves he has what it takes to make an entertaining book about noble lowlifes and con games. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 19, 2014

"An underdog tale replete with legal battles, gruesome surgeries and a few too many superlatives."
A maimed cop fights to regain his life in this inspiring true story. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Vanessa Diffenbaugh
September 1, 2015

Vanessa Diffenbaugh is the New York Timesbestselling author of The Language of Flowers; her new novel, We Never Asked for Wings, is about young love, hard choices, and hope against all odds. For 14 years, Letty Espinosa has worked three jobs around San Francisco to make ends meet while her mother raised her children—Alex, now 15, and Luna, six—in their tiny apartment on a forgotten spit of wetlands near the bay. But now Letty’s parents are returning to Mexico, and Letty must step up and become a mother for the first time in her life. “Diffenbaugh’s latest confirms her gift for creating shrewd, sympathetic charmers,” our reviewer writes. View video >