Books to Discover (page 4)

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 >
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 24, 2014

"An important, accessible take on understanding autism spectrum disorder."
In this debut children's book, a young bunny and his parents deal with his diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder. Read full book review >
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Dec. 1, 2014

"Mars needs milk in this tongue-in-cheek, slam-bang bit of YA escapism that's best for members of the PlayStation-playing generation."
In LeVasseur's debut middle-grade sci-fi novel, a friendly extraterrestrial girl whisks a Nebraska farm boy away for a wild adventure of Martian intrigue, rebellion and invasion. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Morgan Matson
July 25, 2016

From Morgan Matson, the bestselling author of Since You’ve Been Gone, comes The Unexpected Everything, a feel-good YA novel of friendship, finding yourself, and all the joys in life that happen while you’re busy making other plans. Andie has a plan. And she always sticks to her plan. Future? A top-tier medical school. Dad? Avoid him as much as possible (which isn’t that hard considering he’s a Congressman and he’s never around). Friends? Palmer, Bri, and Toby—pretty much the most awesome people on the planet, who needs anyone else? Relationships? No one’s worth more than three weeks. So it’s no surprise that Andie’s got her summer all planned out too. Until a political scandal costs Andie her summer pre-med internship, and lands both she and Dad back in the same house together for the first time in years. Suddenly she’s doing things that aren’t Andie at all. “Romance fans will find plenty to enjoy, as Andie gradually lets down her guard and risks the messy and unpredictable wonder of first love,” our reviewer writes. “A novel best read on a lazy summer day with sand between the toes.” View video >