Books to Discover (page 4)

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 18, 2013

"A well-crafted 'memoir' of an unforgettable person, with plenty of questions about freedom, love and responsibility."
A fictional memoir of Lucy Ann Lobdell, a 19th-century American woman who sought her freedom while disguised as a man. Read full book review >

"A powerful, quintessentially American work from a debut writer whose skills extend far beyond his experience."
A teenage love triangle is the catalyst for murder in this mystery set against the backdrop of the Adirondack wilderness. Read full book review >

FICTION & LITERATURE

"A riveting, somewhat terrifying work of political speculative fiction."
Lewis' (Brace for Impact, 2009, etc.) novel delivers a wake-up call about a near future in which oil has run out, climate change is inescapable, and a few brave souls fight for their lives. Read full book review >
DISCOVERY OF AN EAGLE by Grace Mattioli
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2014

"A light yet satisfying story of a transformative road trip."
Mattioli's novel is a sweet, road-trip tale about the fraught but ultimately tender relationship between siblings. Read full book review >
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: May 5, 2011

"The wobbly science of its premise notwithstanding, this is a fascinating, enjoyable sci-fi yarn."
In this postapocalyptic science-fiction allegory, diminutive tribal humans share the world, and a deeply intertwined society, with hordes of insects. Read full book review >

SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Aug. 7, 2011

"Creatively powered silliness with cautionary undertones."
Aliens bring bad news for sexy earthlings in this otherworldly, tongue-in-cheek romp. Read full book review >
FICTION & LITERATURE

"A moving, dynamic debut, centered on a strong woman of abiding faith."
In McArthur's introspective debut novel, a Christian woman undergoes a crisis as she struggles to make sense of her religion and her world. Read full book review >
Released: Nov. 4, 2013

"A gripping story featuring well-constructed characters, poignant moral dilemmas and a chillingly realistic dystopian future."
In Erickson's (Eagle: Birds of Flight, 2013) dystopian sci-fi novel, a cryogenically frozen scientist wakes up in the year 2155 to find that he's the only man in a matriarchal military state. Read full book review >
THE GIFT OF PHINEAS LAKE by James Rizzo
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 6, 2013

"A well-paced, engaging reimagining of antebellum Pennsylvania."
A quick, compelling historical novel with a magical touch. Read full book review >
MEASURE OF DANGER by Jay Klages
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 29, 2013

"A riveting thriller. Move over Clancy and Child!"
In this techno-thriller, a mentally ill ex-soldier takes on a mysterious corporation planning massive destruction. Read full book review >
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: July 26, 2012

"A sci-fi novel that soars along with a teenage heroine whose imperfections help make her believable and endearing."
A 17-year-old pilot with a history of crashing her craft holds a planet's fate in her hands when a human settlement on Mars runs low on food. Read full book review >
FICTION & LITERATURE

"A stellar story illuminated by a star's light and a man's search for himself."
Lenz's mesmerizing, multifaceted debut novel is both an intriguing time-travel/past-life adventure and a subtle homage to Marilyn Monroe. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Mona Eltahawy
April 28, 2015

In her debut book, Headscarves and Hymens: Why the Middle East Needs a Sexual Revolution, Egyptian-American journalist and commentator Mona Eltahawy mounts an angry indictment of the treatment of women throughout the Arab world. Born in Egypt, she spent her childhood in London, moving with her family to Saudi Arabia when she was 15. Her shock was immediate and visceral: “It felt as though we’d moved to another planet whose inhabitants fervently wished women did not exist,” she recalls. Women could not travel, work or even go to a doctor’s appointment without male approval. We talk to Eltahawy this week on Kirkus TV about her arresting new book. View video >