Books to Discover (page 4)

STAR CHASER by Reiter
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY

Banished by his superpowered kin, a resourceful young man aims to transcend space and time to save at least three civilizations in Reiter's debut novel. Read full book review >
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: July 3, 2013

"An engrossing read that's a solid addition to the fantasy genre."
Evil forces empowered by the Dark Writings threaten to destroy the Realm in Schmutz's debut fantasy novel. Read full book review >

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 >
Kirkus Interview
Sara Paretsky
author of BRUSH BACK
July 28, 2015

No one would accuse V. I. Warshawski of backing down from a fight, but there are a few she’d be happy to avoid. High on that list is tangling with Chicago political bosses. Yet that’s precisely what she ends up doing when she responds to Frank Guzzo’s plea for help in Brush Back, the latest thriller from bestselling author Sara Paretsky. For six stormy weeks back in high school, V.I. thought she was in love with Frank. He broke up with her, she went off to college, he started driving trucks for Bagby Haulage. She forgot about him until the day his mother was convicted of bludgeoning his kid sister, Annie, to death. Stella Guzzo was an angry, uncooperative prisoner and did a full 25 years for her daughter’s murder. Newly released from prison, Stella is looking for exoneration, so Frank asks V.I. for help. “Paretsky, who plots more conscientiously than anyone else in the field, digs deep, then deeper, into past and present until all is revealed,” our reviewer writes. View video >