Indie Book Reviews (page 642)

Safe To Say by James Ward
Released: Dec. 13, 2012

"Sharp storytelling and crisp prose keep the pages turning."
A well-paced, convincing novel about the decline of corporate America during the 1980s era of deregulation. Read full book review >
Released: Dec. 13, 2012

"Interesting historical moments don't make up for dry storytelling."
Arnaudo's ambitious combination of history and genealogy follows 11 generations of his family. Read full book review >

SEEING RED by Ann K. Shepherd
Released: Dec. 13, 2012

"A thrilling, unsettling novel about the secrets of a small town."
A high school descends into violence, panic and unsettled grudges in Shepherd's debut novel. Read full book review >
Released: Dec. 13, 2012

"A light, engaging behind-the-scenes Hollywood tale."
A breezy memoir of a publicist's year on Hollywood movie locations. Read full book review >
Released: Dec. 12, 2012

"A genuinely moving novel, and a certain feast for golf hounds."
Anderson, in his debutnovel, serves up the tale of golfer Kenji Watanabe as he steps beyond his life's tribulations. Read full book review >

Baraka: The Indus Valley Poems by Patricia Lee Sharpe
Released: Dec. 12, 2012

"A tough, sensuous collection of poems about Pakistan."
An academic and foreign service officer pens her second book of poems about Pakistan and the fate of Pakistani women. Read full book review >
Released: Dec. 12, 2012

"Highly recommended for genre buffs and newbies alike, this adventure carries readers through a land of magic, laughter and tears."
In the second installment of his Kingdom of Graves fantasy trilogy, Myrick (The Ten, 2012, etc.) delivers high adventure, back-alley espionage and a little bit of romance. Read full book review >
A PERFECT ARMENIAN by Keri B. Topouzian
Released: Dec. 12, 2012

"Loose and rough in places, but a dramatic story of fighting for freedom."
On the eve of World War I, an Armenian black marketeer conceives a hazardous plan to help his family escape from Turkey to Cyprus. Read full book review >
Released: Dec. 11, 2012

"A heartfelt tale of two lovers struggling to find the right time and place."
Swinger's warm, witty debut novel about a woman's journey from suburban wife and mother to surgeon and countess. Read full book review >
A CUBAN IN PARADISE by Antonio J. Guernica
Released: Dec. 11, 2012

"An enjoyable novel of Cuban history, seen through the eyes of those who witnessed it."
Documentary film writer Guernica's first novel is a historical saga that depicts a 1950s Cuban family caught in the storm of Castro's revolution. Read full book review >
Charlie Sparrow and the Secret of Flight by David Anderson
Released: Dec. 11, 2012

"An intriguing children's story about a tiny bird earning his wings."
Laws against flying cannot quell a young bird's desire to soar in Anderson's debut children's book. Read full book review >
Released: Dec. 11, 2012

"Humorous and uplifting, this is a call to lead a vibrant life, whether you walk — or wheel — through it."
Witty advice from a man who refuses to allow his wheelchair to be a prison. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Maria Goodavage
October 24, 2016

Wherever the president goes, there will be dogs. They’ll be there no matter what the country or state. They’ll be there regardless of the political climate, the danger level, the weather, or the hour. Maria Goodavage’s new book Secret Service Dogs immerses readers in the heart of this elite world of canine teams who protect first families, popes, and presidential candidates: the selection of dogs and handlers, their year-round training, their missions around the world, and, most important, the bond—the glue that holds the teams together and can mean the difference between finding bombs and terrorists or letting them slip by. Secret Service Dogs celebrates the Secret Service’s most unforgettable canine heroes. It is a must-read for fans of Maria Goodavage, anyone who wants a rare inside view of the United States Secret Service, or just loves dogs. “Goodavage’s subjects and their companions are quirky and dedicated enough to engage readers wondering about those dogs on the White House lawn,” our reviewer writes. View video >