Indie Book Reviews

DARE TO PAIR by Julie Pech
FOOD & COOKING
Released: Oct. 14, 2014

"A useful, enjoyable read about the restrained debauchery of consuming chocolate with the fruit of the vine."
A concise guide to the art of pairing chocolate dishes with various types of wines. Read full book review >
My Eyes Looking Back at Me by Menucha Meinstein
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 18, 2015

"A charming and life-affirming biography of survival and community.
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Meinstein's biography of Holocaust survivor Leah Cik Roth, told from her subject's perspective. Read full book review >

Released: Feb. 2, 2015

"A practical blueprint for fixing marriages."
A licensed clinical social worker and marriage counselor offers a helpful guide on "attachment-based" couples' therapy and how to find the right therapist.Read full book review >
AMERICAN NOCTURNE by Elisabeth Stevens
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2015

"Unpretentiously revelatory poetry that hums a comforting, melodic tune through the night, heralding the arrival of a new day."
Unaffected and affirmative lyric poetry on cycles of aging, death and rebirth. Read full book review >
Braver and Bolder by Julia Torres
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR

"An intimate memoir about finding closure, coupled with copious true-crime flourishes."
A veteran chronicles her postwar life in which she became an undercover law enforcement agent, started a family, and confronted hard truths of domestic violence. Read full book review >

Desperate Shop Girls by David L. Gersh
THRILLERS
Released: March 26, 2015

"A welcome new approach to the small-town legal thriller."
Gersh (Art Is Dead, 2006), a former attorney, charmingly lampoons his one-time profession in this lighthearted legal thriller. Read full book review >
Wrestling with God by Daniel Arnold
RELIGION
Released: Dec. 6, 2014

"A comprehensive, intensely readable analysis of the broader significances of a well-known biblical tale."
An exhaustive exegesis of the Book of Jonah. Read full book review >
Biddy Debeau Rides for His Life by Dan G. Hilton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 30, 2014

"An energetic, lyrical tale of debauchery and circumspection."
Hilton's debut novel follows the drug-fueled adventures of a man and his motorcycle. Read full book review >
A MATTER OF CONDUCT by Dalton Yap
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 28, 2012

"Measured yet passionate, a compelling look at one man's struggle against the worst of corporate blaming and the hard-earned wisdom that resulted from his fight."
Many people will experience being fired, but, as Yap details in this cleareyed, often gripping memoir, his being fired was just the beginning of decadelong torment. Read full book review >
RED SULPHUR by Robert Bosnak
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: Dec. 8, 2014

"A fun, esoteric mystery set in early modern Europe."
Bosnak (Embodiment: Creative Imagination in Medicine, Art and Travel, 2007, etc.) explores the mysteries of alchemy in the first two volumes of his historical mystery saga. Read full book review >
Released: April 11, 2014

"An analysis of racism that not only explains it, but could contribute to its diminishment."
A scholarly reconsideration of racism. Read full book review >
The Rootlets: Super Rootabilities by Vicki Marquez
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Oct. 28, 2014

"A palatable mix of education and entertainment for kids that will go down easy."
In this debut children's book by a certified health coach, four young residents of an alien planet discover that they're destined to develop nutrition-based superpowers. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Nelson DeMille
author of RADIANT ANGEL
May 26, 2015

After a showdown with the notorious Yemeni terrorist known as The Panther, in Nelson DeMille’s latest suspense novel Radiant Angel, NYPD detective John Corey has left the Anti-Terrorist Task Force and returned home to New York City, taking a job with the Diplomatic Surveillance Group. Although Corey's new assignment with the DSG-surveilling Russian diplomats working at the U.N. Mission-is thought to be "a quiet end," he is more than happy to be out from under the thumb of the FBI and free from the bureaucracy of office life. But Corey realizes something the U.S. government doesn't: The all-too-real threat of a newly resurgent Russia. “Perfect summer beach reading, with or without margaritas, full of Glock-and-boat action,” our reviewer writes. View video >