Indie Book Reviews (page 642)

Released: Nov. 15, 2012

"An engaging, if uneven, thriller about a distressing investigation."
In Jones' chilling debut thriller, a precocious Tunisianadolescent discovers that high-level government officials are involved in a sex trade involving young children. Read full book review >
LOVE-JACKED! by Bonnie Ashby Sewell
Released: Nov. 15, 2012

"A solid starting point for building a better divorce, but not a comprehensive resource."
In this slim debut, financial planner Sewell puts forth a new way of negotiating divorce. Read full book review >

A THING CALLED LIFE by Ozzy Vikman
Released: Nov. 15, 2012

"This earnest record of emotions may inspire readers to look deeper at their own feelings."
Vikman's debut collection of 100 brief poems both celebrates and laments his life. Read full book review >
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Nov. 15, 2012

"A strong case for innovation, with supporting methodology that will appeal to executives in the risk-averse, regulation-bound industry."
Ferrante-Schepis and Maddock's provocatively titled debut looks at the need for innovation in the deeply conservative insurance industry. Read full book review >
Understanding Workplace Bullying by Linda Sue Mata
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Nov. 15, 2012

"A well-meaning but unclear overview."
A timely look at issues surrounding bullying in the workplace. Read full book review >

THEN LIKE THE BLIND MAN: ORBIE’S STORY by Freddie Owens
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 15, 2012

"A psychologically astute, skillful, engrossing and satisfying novel."
A Detroit boy is sent to stay with his grandparents in rural 1950s Appalachia in this debut literary novel with touches of magical realism. Read full book review >
Mrs. Ogg Played the Harp by Elaine Greensmith Jordan
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Nov. 15, 2012

"A singular window into the spiritual journey of a progressive female minister, particularly relevant as Christianity wrestles with the roles of women in the church.
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In her debut, essayist, poet and former minister Jordan recounts a moving, humorous slice of her past spent pastoring a small congregation in Arizona. Read full book review >
Released: Nov. 15, 2012

"An artist's moving story paired with his paintings."
An art book chronicling the relationship between disability and creativity in one painter's career. Read full book review >
THE WILL CHANGERS by Chad Wilkinson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 15, 2012

"A supernatural tale of good and evil that offers a new spin on a classic theme."
An exciting, spiritual novel about a man striving to protect the will of God. Read full book review >
DISTORTED MIND by Michael Fortnam
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 15, 2012

"A brief, readable glimpse into a fractured mind."
From debut author Fortnam comes a brief memoir about his struggle with mental illness. Read full book review >
BODY BY STORM by Hunter  Storm
Released: Nov. 14, 2012

"An enthusiastic and sensible approach to getting in shape."
Storm, in her self-help debut, presents a complete program to help people eat a healthy diet, get fit and change their body—and their life. Read full book review >
Released: Nov. 14, 2012

"An intriguing premise navigated by an affable heroine."
In this trilogy opener, Blackwood pulls readers into the world of fallen angels through the eyes of Ariel, a spunky college freshman. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Jeff Chang
September 20, 2016

In the provocative essays in journalist Jeff Chang’s new book We Gon’ Be Alright, Chang takes an incisive and wide-ranging look at the recent tragedies and widespread protests that have shaken the country. Through deep reporting with key activists and thinkers, personal writing, and cultural criticism, We Gon’ Be Alright links #BlackLivesMatter to #OscarsSoWhite, Ferguson to Washington D.C., the Great Migration to resurgent nativism. Chang explores the rise and fall of the idea of “diversity,” the roots of student protest, changing ideas about Asian Americanness, and the impact of a century of racial separation in housing. “He implores readers to listen, act, and become involved with today’s activists, who offer ‘new ways to see our past and our present,’ ” our reviewer writes in a starred review. “A compelling and intellectually thought-provoking exploration of the quagmire of race relations.” View video >