Goat Castle: A True Story of Murder, Race
and the Gothic South
by Karen Cox
Air Date/Time October 4, 3:30pm (Central)
1st ed., 240p., cloth
The incredible true story of a murder, a mansion, madness… and goats.
In 1932, the city of Natchez, Mississippi was hit with an unexpected influx of journalists and tourists as the lurid story of a local murder was splashed across headlines nationwide. Two eccentrics, Richard Dana and Octavia Dockery—known in the press as the “Wild Man” and the “Goat...Learn More
The Simplicity of Cider
by Amy Reichert
Air Date/Time September 12, 12pm (Central)
1st ed., 336 pages., cloth
A Simple Life
Focused and unassuming fifth generation cider-maker Sanna Lund has one desire: to live a simple, quiet life on her family’s apple orchard in Door County, Wisconsin. Although her business is struggling, Sanna remains fiercely devoted to the orchard, despite her brother’s attempts to convince their aging father to sell the land.
Single dad Isaac Banks has spent years trying...Learn More
Ugly Prey: An Innocent Woman and the Death Sentence That Scandalized Jazz Age Chicago
By Emilie Le Beau Lucchesi
Air Date/Time September 7, 3pm (Central)
1st ed., 336 pages, cloth
Sabella Nitti was an Italian immigrant who spoke little English and struggled on her primitive family farm outside Chicago before her arrest in 1923 for the murder of her missing husband. Within two months, she was found guilty and became the first woman ever sentenced to hang in Chicago.
Journalist Emilie Le Beau Lucchesi leads readers...Learn More
Stanton: Lincoln’s War Secretary
By Walter Stahr
Air Date/Time August 23, 2pm (Central)
1st ed., 768, hardcover
A difficult and stubborn genius, Edwin Stanton (1814-1869) was Lincoln’s stalwart Secretary of War, who not only brilliantly organized the Union Army, but dramatically raced to Lincoln’s deathbed on the night of April 14, 1865, and assumed control of the government.
Later, President Andrew Johnson attempted to remove Stanton from office after Stanton opposed Johnson’s Reconstruction policies, which led to Johnson’s impeachment. One cannot understand the first...Learn More
A Lady’s Code of Misconduct
by Meredith Duran
Air Date/Time August 10, 6pm (Central)
1st ed., 400p., paperback
The next installment in the Rules for the Reckless series…
A DEAL WITH THE DEVIL…
Trapped in the countryside, facing an unwanted marriage and the theft of her fortune, Jane Mason is done behaving nicely. To win her freedom, she’ll strike a deal with the most dangerous man she knows—a rising star in politics, whose dark good looks mask an even darker heart.
…NEVER GOES...Learn More
We Are Shining
By Gwendolyn Brooks, Illustrated by Jan Gilchrist Spivey
Air Date/Time August 8, 5:30pm (Central)
1st ed., 32p, hardcover
From Gwendolyn Brooks, U.S. Poet Laureate and the first African American to win the Pulitzer Prize, and Coretta Scott King Award-winning artist Jan Spivey Gilchrist comes We Are Shining. Marking the 100th birthday of Gwendolyn Brooks, this powerful picture book is a celebration of the diversity of our world. This life-affirming poem is now illustrated for the very first time, with stunning, vibrant...Learn More
Edited by Betsy Bird
Air Date/Time July 27, 6pm (Central)
1st ed., 205p., hardcover
Funny Girl is a collection of uproarious stories, rollicking comics, rib-tickling wit, and more, from 25 of today’s funniest female writers for kids.
With clever contributions from award-winning and bestselling authors including Cece Bell, Sophie Blackall, Libba Bray, Shannon Hale, Lisa Graff, and Raina Telgemeier, this anthology of funny girls will make you laugh until you cry. Or cry until you laugh. Or maybe you won’t cry at all....Learn More
My Sister’s Mother: A Memoir of War, Exile, and Stalin’s Siberia
by Donna Solecka Urbikas
Air Date/Time August 1, 2pm (Central)
1st ed., 312p., hardcover
In 1940, Janina Slarzynska and her five-year-old daughter Mira were taken by Soviet secret police (NKVD) from their farm in eastern Poland and sent to Siberia.
In the 1950s, younger daughter Donna yearns for a “normal” American life. In this unforgettable memoir, Donna recounts her family history, finally understanding the damaged mother who had saved her sister.
Finalist, Best Traditional Non-Fiction...Learn More
by Marcus Sakey
Air Date/Time August, 3:30pm (Central)
1st ed., 302., paperback
Claire McCoy stands over the body of Will Brody. As head of an FBI task force, she hasn’t had a decent night’s sleep in weeks. A terrorist has claimed eighteen lives and thrown the nation into panic.
Against this horror, something reckless and beautiful happened. She fell in love…with Will Brody.
But the line between life and death is narrower than any of us suspect—and all that matters to Will and Claire...Learn More
The Witch’s Cauldron
by Laura Tempest Zakroff
Air Date/Time July 25, 2pm (Central)
1st ed., 288p., paperback
Explore the spellbinding history, tradition, and modern uses of the Witch’s cauldron. From blessing and using your cauldron in ritual and divination to practicing kitchen witchery with it, this easy-to-use book provides essential information for Witches of all ages and skill levels.
The Witch’s Cauldron shows you the ins and outs of one of the most iconic tools in Witchcraft. Learn about the cauldron’s role in...Learn More
Fuel For Fire
by Julia Ann Walker
Air Date/Time July 6, 6pm (Central)
1st ed., 384p., paperback
A brooding covert operative and a spunky CIA agent discover a burning passion in the tenth installment of Julie Ann Walker’s red-hot BKI series.
Dagan Zoelner has made three huge mistakes:
The first two left blood on his hands.
The third left him wondering…what if? What if he had told the woman of his dreams how he felt before his world fell...Learn More
The Girl With the Make-Believe Husband
by Julie Quinn
Air Date/Time June 25, 4:00pm (Central)
1st ed., 374p., paperback
With her brother Thomas injured on the battlefront in the Colonies, orphaned Cecilia Harcourt has two unbearable choices: move in with a maiden aunt or marry a scheming cousin.
Instead, she chooses option three and travels across the Atlantic, determined to nurse her brother back to health.
But after a week of searching, she finds not her brother but his...Learn More
Murder in Saint Germain
By Cara Black
Air Date/Time June 24, 1:00pm (Central)
1st ed., 336 p., cloth with dj.
Paris, July 1999: Private investigator Aimée Leduc is walking through Saint-Germain when she is accosted by Suzanne Lesage, a Brigade Criminelle agent on an elite counterterrorism squad. Suzanne has just returned from the former Yugoslavia, where she was hunting down dangerous war criminals for the Hague. Back in Paris, Suzanne is convinced she’s being stalked by a ghost—a Serbian warlord her team took down. She’s...Learn More
Wrestling With His Angel: 1849-1856
By Sidney Blumenthal
Air Date/Time June 8, 3:30pm (Central)
1st ed., 592p, cloth with dj
Volume II of Sidney Blumenthal’s acclaimed, landmark biography, The Political Life of Abraham Lincoln, reveals the future president’s genius during the most decisive period of his political life when he seizes the moment, finds his voice, and helps create a new political party. (Volume I, A Self-Made Man, is available below.)
In 1849, Abraham Lincoln seems condemned to political isolation and defeat....Learn More
A Self-Made Man
by Sidney Blumenthal
Air Date/Time: Original Air Date May 25, 2016
556p. Hardcover with dj, Signed on bookplate
The first of a multi-volume history of Lincoln as a political genius—from his obscure beginnings to his presidency, assassination, and the overthrow of his post-Civil War dreams of Reconstruction. This first volume traces Lincoln from his painful youth, describing himself as “a slave,” to his emergence as the man we recognize as Abraham Lincoln.
From his youth as a “newsboy,” a voracious newspaper...Learn More
by Marc Elsberg
Air Date/Time June 8, 1pm (Central)
1st ed., 320p., cloth with dj
When the lights go out one night, no one panics. Not yet. The lights always come back on soon, don’t they? Surely it’s a glitch, a storm, a malfunction.
But something seems strange about this night. Across Europe, controllers watch in disbelief as electrical grids collapse. There is no power, anywhere.
A former hacker and activist, Piero, investigates a possible cause of the disaster. The authorities don’t believe...Learn More
Windy City Blues
By Renee Rosen
Air Date/Time May 22, 4pm (Central)
1st ed., paperback, 451 p.
In 1960s Chicago, a young woman stands in the middle of a musical and social revolution. A new historical novel from the bestselling author of White Collar Girl and What the Lady Wants.
Leeba Groski doesn’t exactly fit in, but her love of music is not lost on her childhood friend and neighbor, Leonard Chess, who offers her a job at his new record company in Chicago. What...Learn More
War Spies and Bobby Sox
By Libby Fischer Hellman
Air Date/Time May 22, 4pm (Central)
1st ed., paperback, 293 p.
As World War II rages across Europe and the Pacific, its impact ripples through communities in the heartland of America.
A farm girl is locked in a dangerous love triangle with two Germans soldiers held in an Illinois POW camp … Another German, a war refugee, is forced to risk her life spying on the developing Manhattan Project in Chicago … And espionage surrounds the...Learn More