Books to Discover (page 3)

FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2014

"Surreal, poetic and unforgettable: a truly original voice."
In this one-of-a-kind novel, a South Florida man living with hallucinations falls in love and meets danger along the way. Read full book review >
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 21, 2015

"A sure-handed narrative led by a hapless but resilient adventurer."
High jinks ensue in this picaresque novel when an author sets out 'round the world to shepherd his short story through several translations. Read full book review >

Stuck by Stacey D. Atkinson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 3, 2013

"A moving story steered by a likable if imperfect heroine whose combination of grit and hard luck will win readers' hearts."
A charming, sincere coming-of-age story set in a claustrophobic Canadian fishing town. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 16, 2012

"An honest, heartfelt memoir about coming out and transitioning."
Birch's candid new memoir recalls her punishing adolescent boyhood and the difficult pursuit of self-realization. Read full book review >
Released: Sept. 30, 2011

"An enthralling first novel."
When the secrets behind an intriguing nude portrait trickle out into the open, a photographer and her artist lover must grapple with the fallout in Sisu's masterful debut. Read full book review >

FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 25, 2014

"Far more than just a paint-by-numbers story of a small town."
In Halverson's debut novel, a mysterious mural appears overnight on the side of a building in an Arizona town, sparking a range of emotions and examinations of life. Read full book review >
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 5, 2012

"Witty and engaging, this short novel will provide readers a dose of hilarity and a quick cure for the workaday blues."
The laugh-out-loud tale of how a hapless accountant endures a three-day coma in the company of another soul in limbo, observing the gritty, often bizarre goings-on of an inner-city emergency room. Read full book review >
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 10, 2013

"A dead-on satire—with a heart—of the reality TV scene from a knowledgeable, witty insider."
When a long-running documentary series is cancelled, the show's filmmakers must navigate a new reality TV landscape in this satiric novel. Read full book review >
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 28, 2015

"Beautiful and chilling—a brilliant debut.
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In Tomkins' (Dynasty: Fifty Years of Shankly's Liverpool, 2013, etc.) novel, a forensic artist's romantic obsessions and traumatic past rise to the surface as he works on a cold case.Read full book review >
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 8, 2012

"A superb tale of the druggie lifestyle, by a writer with talent to burn."
Young drug dealers cope with love, loss and voracious smack habits in this scintillating saga of Chicago's lowlife demimonde. Read full book review >
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: June 18, 2014

"Swashbuckling tales for young readers that could bring smiles for older readers, too."
A pair of remarkable youngsters—one disguising his age, the other disguising her sex and age—participates in significant battles of the American Revolution and meets many of the chief architects of the American Experiment. Read full book review >
HOPE FOR GARBAGE by Alex Tully
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 17, 2014

"The fulfilling story of a young man who can turn trash into treasure."
Tully's debut novel concerns the coming-of-age of a teenage boy in suburban Cleveland. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Fernanda Santos
author of THE FIRE LINE
May 17, 2016

When a bolt of lightning ignited a hilltop in the sleepy town of Yarnell, Arizona, in June 2013, setting off a blaze that would grow into one of the deadliest fires in American history, the 20 men who made up the Granite Mountain Hotshots sprang into action. New York Times writer Fernanda Santos’ debut book The Fire Line is the story of the fire and the Hotshots’ attempts to extinguish it. An elite crew trained to combat the most challenging wildfires, the Hotshots were a ragtag family, crisscrossing the American West and wherever else the fires took them. There's Eric Marsh, their devoted and demanding superintendent who turned his own personal demons into lessons he used to mold, train and guide his crew; Jesse Steed, their captain, a former Marine, a beast on the fire line and a family man who wasn’t afraid to say “I love you” to the firemen he led; Andrew Ashcraft, a team leader still in his 20s who struggled to balance his love for his beautiful wife and four children and his passion for fighting wildfires. We see this band of brothers at work, at play and at home, until a fire that burned in their own backyards leads to a national tragedy. View video >