Books to Discover (page 3)

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 >

CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
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 >
A Cat Will Play by M. Duda
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 25, 2015

"A genre-crossing short story collection that's full of dark imagery."
Duda (Bedtime for Seneca, 2015) brings an eerie twist to three new character-driven tales in his second story collection.Read full book review >
FICTION & LITERATURE

"There's magic in an artist's newfound powers, but it's her fated love that's truly magical."
A Native American may be destined to find the love of her life and become her tribe's most powerful medicine woman in 200 years in this debut romance novel. Read full book review >
THRILLERS
Released: Feb. 23, 2011

"An entertaining thriller full of clever touches, whose characters and tone enliven an overworked genre."
In her exciting debut, personal injury attorney Rizio crafts a legal thriller with compelling characters and tense action that more than compensate for a familiar premise. Read full book review >
THRILLERS
Released: Oct. 6, 2011

"A well-constructed story that lays a promising foundation for the rest of the series."
Silva's thriller introduces Meagan Maloney, a private investigator whose search for a missing person draws her into a deeper mystery than she ever imagined. Read full book review >
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 12, 2012

"A compelling narrator drives this strong, sympathetic tale that begets metaphysical soul-searching."
In a future where artificial humans have become common household helpers, a government-employed therapist must question his faith in the system he has long supported. Read full book review >
Freaks I've Met by Donald Jans
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 2, 2015

"An engrossing but tongue-in-cheek drama that, even at its most dramatic, will leave readers smiling."
A Spokane college graduate searches for wealth and fame in LA but finds only a string of dead-end jobs and outlandish individuals in Jans' witty debut drama. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Yoojin Grace Wuertz
February 27, 2017

In Yoojin Grace Wuertz’s debut novel Everything Belongs to Us, the setting is Seoul in 1978. At South Korea’s top university, the nation’s best and brightest compete to join the professional elite of an authoritarian regime. Success could lead to a life of rarefied privilege and wealth; failure means being left irrevocably behind. For childhood friends Jisun and Namin, the stakes couldn’t be more different. Jisun, the daughter of a powerful business mogul, grew up on a mountainside estate with lush gardens and a dedicated chauffeur. Namin’s parents run a tented food cart from dawn to curfew; her sister works in a shoe factory. Now Jisun wants as little to do with her father’s world as possible, abandoning her schoolwork in favor of the underground activist movement, while Namin studies tirelessly in the service of one goal: to launch herself and her family out of poverty. But everything changes when Jisun and Namin meet an ambitious, charming student named Sunam, whose need to please his family has led him to a prestigious club: the Circle. Under the influence of his mentor, Juno, a manipulative social climber, Sunam becomes entangled with both women, as they all make choices that will change their lives forever. “Engrossing,” our reviewer writes in a starred review. “Wuertz is an important new voice in American fiction.” View video >