Books to Discover (page 3)

Released: June 25, 2014

"An affecting memoir of dysfunction in a fragmented life that gains clarity and grace in its telling."
Booze, chaos and depression pass from mother to daughter in this searing memoir. Read full book review >
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Dec. 17, 2012

"A gently enjoyable fantasy with worthwhile lessons for young readers."
A debut children's fantasy book that delves into the afterlife. Read full book review >

SNUG by Matthew Tree
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 22, 2013

"A finely written, disturbingly pointed indictment of British colonialism and racism and that fester in an insular smugness 'where life is indeed an island…bristling with complacency.'"
Mysterious visitors to an isolated British seaside resort bring on a backlash of violence. Read full book review >
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 8, 2013

"A well-written tale of adventure and drama about a woman struggling to save herself."
Medlock's whimsical debut novel tells a story of a woman with an unusual and dangerous talent. Read full book review >
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 26, 2013

"Hits all the targets for fans of police drama."
While dealing with family issues, personal demons and office politics, Special Agent Jake Shaunessey and fellow Drug Enforcement Administration agents try to track down the elusive kingpins of a Minneapolis-area heroin network. Read full book review >

FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 15, 2013

"A romanticized but beguiling saga of one man's life on the streets."
A winsome character sketch that celebrates a homeless man's quirky personality and picaresque life story. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 12, 2012

"A quick, lighthearted romp through the joys of motherhood as told by a real, honest and very funny mom."
Malloy presents a collection of 39 funny, charming and poignant snapshots of her life as the mother of two boys. Read full book review >
FICTION & LITERATURE

"An engaging story that shines an honest light on what it means to be truly happy."
A realistic, engaging portrayal of love, marriage and second chances. Read full book review >
THE ETERNAL DREAM by Daniel K. Gilbert
FICTION & LITERATURE

"A captivating story of fortitude, family bonds and hope against all odds."
In Gilbert's debut historical novel, a family fleeing Nazi persecution endures a series of forced relocations. Read full book review >
Luke by Aaron D. Cohen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 5, 2013

"Delivers action and laughs with its memorable characters and dialogue, despite a dip in momentum before the finish."
Cohen's debut, a reimagining of Star Wars set in the underworld of Las Vegas, is a page-turning adventure full of allusions for fans of the movie series. Read full book review >
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: May 2, 2013

"A no-guesswork guide to business strategy and a persuasive thesis on why some organizations are more successful than others."
In their debut, consultants Kennedy and Kennedy attempt to demystify the business strategy process. Read full book review >
THRILLERS
Released: Feb. 1, 2010

"A topical adventure that will please fans of military and technological intrigue."
A taught tech-thriller that chronicles the romantic bonding of two heroes and their struggle to expose a rogue U.S. Army Special Forces unit. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Luis Alberto Urrea
April 21, 2015

Examining the borders between one nation and another, between one person and another, Luis Alberto Urrea’s latest story collection, The Water Museum, reveals his mastery of the short form. This collection includes the Edgar-award winning "Amapola" and his now-classic "Bid Farewell to Her Many Horses," which had the honor of being chosen for NPR's "Selected Shorts" not once but twice. Urrea has also recently published a poetry collection, Tijuana Book of the Dead, mixing lyricism and colloquial voices, mysticism and the daily grind. We talk to Urrea about both of his new books this week on Kirkus TV. View video >