Books to Discover (page 3)

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 >
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 20, 2016

"An impressive novel, brimming with action and history, with a lead character that has enough swagger for future adventures."
A filmmaker comes to terms with his past in Southeast Asia while battling denizens of the criminal underworld in this debut political thriller. Read full book review >
Released: Sept. 5, 2016

"Young readers who love to pretend will see Gracie as a kindred spirit and look forward to future seasonal adventures in this planned kids' book series."
A girl and her dog rescue pretend dinosaurs, aliens, and whales in this debut ode to imaginative play by O'Kelly with illustrations by Farrell.Read full book review >
Reticence by Valerie Albemarle
FICTION & LITERATURE

"If the title From Russia, with Love wasn't already taken, it would be apt for this bittersweet, thoughtful rumination on family ties and the Soviet motherland."
In Albemarle's (Michael, 2015, etc.) novel, the daughter of immigrants suddenly unleashes her long-stifled creativity and uncovers family secrets when she starts writing a fictional story based on her parents' flight from the USSR.Read full book review >
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: July 28, 2014

"An unmissable fantasy tale that marries gorgeous prose to a lavishly detailed plot."
In this rousing epic-fantasy debut, two unlikely lovers forge a bond in the midst of a war between immortal kings. Read full book review >
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 5, 2014

"A lively epic of love, invasion, flight, and revolt in the years following the Mexican-American War."
An ambitious debut novel chronicles the making of an outlaw in frontier California. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Katey Sagal
author of GRACE NOTES
April 10, 2017

In her memoir Grace Notes, actress and singer/songwriter Katey Sagal takes you through the highs and lows of her life, from the tragic deaths of her parents to her long years in the Los Angeles rock scene, from being diagnosed with cancer at the age of twenty-eight to getting her big break on the fledgling FOX network as the wise-cracking Peggy Bundy on the beloved sitcom Married…with Children. Sparse and poetic, Grace Notes is an emotionally riveting tale of struggle and success, both professional and personal: Sagal’s path to sobriety; the stillbirth of her first daughter, Ruby; motherhood; the experience of having her third daughter at age 52 with the help of a surrogate; and her lifelong passion for music. “While this book is sure to please the author’s many fans, its thoughtful, no-regrets honesty will no doubt also appeal to readers of Hollywood memoirs seeking substance that goes beyond gossip and name-dropping,” our critic writes. “A candid, reflective memoir.” View video >