Books to Discover (page 3)

Jamaal's Journey by John McCormack
Released: Dec. 3, 2014

"A genuine, upbeat bildungsroman of African-American high school life."
A debut YA novel of high school drama that's just as rambunctious as its narrator. Read full book review >
Released: Dec. 15, 2014

"An exciting, comical page-turner about the gritty underbelly of love."
Fluck follows the adventures of a romance writer for hire in his debut novel. Read full book review >

Released: Oct. 16, 2014

"A multigenre espionage tale that's unquestionably entertaining."
In Douglas' debut sci-fi thriller, an anonymous source puts a former FBI agent on the trail of a government conspiracy involving aliens. Read full book review >
Released: Dec. 23, 2014

"A leisurely paced but ultimately rewarding, riveting thriller."
A sea voyage from the U.S. to Italy churns up whirlwind romance and a strong possibility of murder in Wickard's (A Perfect Setup, 2013, etc.) latest thriller. Read full book review >
Released: April 10, 2015

"Rife with action, suspense, and a final act that's fully energized."
Various intelligence agencies scramble to get their hands on Albert Einstein's lost manuscript, the solution to the Theory of Everything, in Dimodica's (Covert Matters, 2008) thriller. Read full book review >

The Novel World of Angela Crown by Sala Deib
Released: Aug. 29, 2014

"Magical realism spurs on this solid debut."
In Deib's debut novel, a personal tragedy leads a woman to obsess over the fates of fictional characters. Read full book review >
Released: Aug. 8, 2014

"A fast-paced, rewarding read whose combat realism is extraordinary."
A teenager develops a talent for killing, both in and out of the Army, in this riveting Vietnam-era thriller. Read full book review >
Released: Jan. 15, 2015

"A superb pictorial evocation of the City of Light, full of dazzling images and intriguing lore."
Pictures of Seine River bridges frame nighttime views of the French capital in this striking coffee-table collection of photographs. Read full book review >
LATTICEWORK by David B. Libby

"An engaging novel about a man awakening to the reality of his society."
In this debut sci-fi tale set in a dystopian future, a low-level investigator's life is interrupted when he learns about the darker side of his technologically efficient world. Read full book review >
Released: Jan. 1, 2015

"A fanciful, thought-provoking adventure."
This YA fantasy stars a pair of snake princes who must navigate a world of wonder and deception. Read full book review >
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 >
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 >
Kirkus Interview
Jason Gay
November 17, 2015

In the 1990s, copies of Richard Carlson’s Don't Sweat the Small Stuff (and its many sequels) were seemingly everywhere, giving readers either the confidence to prioritize their stresses or despondence over the slender volume’s not addressing their particular set of problems. While not the first book of its kind, it kicked open the door for an industry of self-help, worry-reduction advice guides. In his first book, Little Victories, Wall Street Journal sports columnist Gay takes less of a guru approach, though he has drawn an audience of readers appreciative of reportage that balances insights with a droll, self-deprecating outlook. He occasionally focuses his columns on “the Rules” (of Thanksgiving family touch football, the gym, the office holiday party, etc.), which started as a genial poke in the eye at the proliferation of self-help books and, over time, came to explore actual advice “both practical and ridiculous” and “neither perfect nor universal.” The author admirably combines those elements in every piece in the book. View video >