Briefly Noted

Fiction
Sally Kilpatrick
Kensington
320 pages
$15

“Don't miss this quirky, fun love story. I couldn't put it down."

--Haywood Smith, New York Times bestselling author

Nonfiction
Margaret Barker
Texas A&M University Press
320 pages
$27.95

"Feeding Wild Birds in America is a fine cross cultural narrative, an intersection of natural history, conservation, curiosity, and even entrepreneurship; A noble work."

--Douglas Brinkley, Professor of History at Rice University

Nonfiction
Eileen Campbell-Reed
Univ Tennessee Press
212 pages
$34.95

“Eileen Campbell-Reed has taken a fascinating denominational schism and rendered it in a new and plausible way..."

—Barry Hankins, author of Baptists in America: A History

Children & YA, Fiction
Ashley Herring Blake
HMH Books for Young Readers
352 pages
$17.99

"Debut author Blake puts the teens in a near-impossible situation, adeptly showing how Sam and Hadley can be more adult in handling the complications of romance than all four of their parents . . . Readers will be left thinking about the ways love can both hurt and heal."

—Publishers Weekly

Nonfiction
Shelly Peiken
Backbeat Books
288 pages
$19.99

''I'm eternally grateful to professional songwriters, the unsung heroes of many giant careers. Shelly Peiken provides fascinating insight into this least understood profession to the thorough delight of the reader.''

-- Clive Davis

Nonfiction
Terry Jennings
Hachette Books
272 pages
$27

"This book is a terrific tribute, from a son to his father."

---Willie Nelson

Nonfiction
Ansley T. Erickson
University Of Chicago Press
416 pages
$40

" Nobody has done more to illuminate these hidden decisions and deceptions than Erickson. And nobody can understand our current educational impasse without reading her meticulous and inspired book.”

--Jonathan Zimmerman, New York University

Fiction
Brad Thor
Atria/Emily Bestler Books
352 pages
$27.99

Rocks from page one … I didn’t put it down until the last page. If you are a fan of Brad Thor, this book is one not to miss.”

--Men Reading Books