Indie Book Reviews

GIDDYAP TIN LIZZIE by Harold Thorpe
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 3, 2012

"An engaging first installment in a family saga that will have readers eagerly awaiting the next three."
Thorpe (Bellamy's Ball, 2015, etc.) offers a historical novel about the O'Shaughnessys of rural Wisconsin.Read full book review >
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 21, 2017

"An evocative, vignette-filled story of one family's experiences up north."
Cutting (Tales from Sleeping Moose Vol. 4, 2015, etc.) recounts the adventures of a young couple settling in a remote part of Alaska in this episodic novel.Read full book review >

QUESTIONS OF THE SPIRIT by Brent Green
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 7, 2017

"A soulful exploration of the way humans love and how they cope with death."
A handbook seeks to help readers survive loss and grow as a result. Read full book review >
BANCO DE ALABAMA by John M Sloke
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 12, 2016

"A sharp mystery with a bevy of complicated characters and puzzle pieces."
A private investigator, trying to prove the innocence of a woman charged with murder in Mobile, Alabama, finds himself unwittingly caught in a conspiracy leading to further deaths in Sloke's (Sam and the O'Malley Brothers, 2013) thriller. Read full book review >
WAGSTAFF & MEATBALLS by Jim Berkin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 3, 2017

"Wacky, worldly Wagstaff is a winner."
Berkin's (Cut to Wagstaff, 2012) second Wagstaff adventure pits his protagonist against the Rhode Island mob.Read full book review >

ENSOULMENT by Lorís Simón Salum
NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 16, 2017

"Thought-provoking statements on almost every page; unmissable for women's studies and religion students."
This collection of interview transcripts brings 24 experts, mostly psychologists and social scientists, together in a scholarly examination of the feminine. Read full book review >
THE ORIGINS OF BENJAMIN HACKETT by Gerald M. O'Connor
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 6, 2017

"Tackles a serious theme of forlornness with sincerity, buoyancy, and wit."
O'Connor's debut is a coming-of-age tale of an Irish teen in 1996 who, on learning he's adopted, plans to track down his birth parents. Read full book review >
COLD WAR CANOE CLUB by Jeffery Hess
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 22, 2017

"With his finger firmly placed on soldiers' wartime experiences, the author delivers a potent, thrilling collection of sharply drawn tales."
A group of stories provides military melodrama and trouble galore. Read full book review >
THE CAMEL AND THE SCORPION by C.C. Rising
FICTION & LITERATURE

"A nerve-racking, vibrantly dramatic tale with an empathetic protagonist."
In Rising's debut thriller, a Texas college professor in 1977 tries to prove the innocence of her young student, a suspected terrorist imprisoned in Israel. Read full book review >

"A thorough, conversational guide to aligning one's habits and actions with one's intentions."
This guide offers strategies and visualizations that aim to help readers take control of their own actions. Read full book review >
TO KILL A SORCERER by Greg Mongrain
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 7, 2016

"A delectable supernatural noir that should be thrown back in one shot."
This urban fantasy debut and series opener sees an immortal hunting a voodoo serial killer. Read full book review >
KEEP IN A COLD, DARK PLACE by Michael F. Stewart
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 18, 2017

"A darkly funny rural tale with a scary bent."
A middle-grade novel tells the story of a girl's monstrous discovery on the family farm. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Katey Sagal
author of GRACE NOTES
April 10, 2017

In her memoir Grace Notes, actress and singer/songwriter Katey Sagal takes you through the highs and lows of her life, from the tragic deaths of her parents to her long years in the Los Angeles rock scene, from being diagnosed with cancer at the age of twenty-eight to getting her big break on the fledgling FOX network as the wise-cracking Peggy Bundy on the beloved sitcom Married…with Children. Sparse and poetic, Grace Notes is an emotionally riveting tale of struggle and success, both professional and personal: Sagal’s path to sobriety; the stillbirth of her first daughter, Ruby; motherhood; the experience of having her third daughter at age 52 with the help of a surrogate; and her lifelong passion for music. “While this book is sure to please the author’s many fans, its thoughtful, no-regrets honesty will no doubt also appeal to readers of Hollywood memoirs seeking substance that goes beyond gossip and name-dropping,” our critic writes. “A candid, reflective memoir.” View video >