Indie Book Reviews

My Life by Colette Keefe
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 28, 2015

"Convincing, if overwhelming, account of abuse."
In her debut memoir, a 55-year-old Canadian woman relates her experiences with childhood sexual abuse, a narcissistic mother, and mental illness. Read full book review >
100 Years in the Life of an American Girl by Suzanne Sherman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 7, 2015

"A useful sourcebook and an entertaining read."
This nonfiction collection offers more than 50 entertaining, informative memoir pieces about American girlhood from 1910 to 2010. Read full book review >

The Unlikely Death by Niko Ford
FICTION & LITERATURE

"A sci-fi pairing of Holmes and Watson that makes for a rambunctious, intelligent read."
In Ford's debut sci-fimystery, Sherlock Holmes is the murder victim, but he has the unique opportunity to solve his own death with help fromDr. John Watson, the man imprisoned for the crime. Read full book review >
The Children of Darkness by David Litwack
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 15, 2015

"A tightly executed first fantasy installment that champions the exploratory spirit."
Litwack (The Daughter of the Sea and the Sky, 2014) begins a new fantasy series about a post-apocalyptic future run by religious fanatics.Read full book review >
The Antichrist of Kokomo County by David Skinner
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 27, 2015

"A stylish novel from a fine comedic storyteller who hopefully has more than one book in him."
Skinner's debut novel is a clever, funny chronicle of an apocalypse narrowly averted, and of greatness diverted. Read full book review >

Fossil Island by Barbara Sjoholm
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"An entertaining, thoughtful story of old-fashioned romance, complicated by dawning modern mores."
A teenage girl in 19th century Denmark navigates first love and widening life prospects in this rich historical novel based on the life of artist and ethnographer Emilie Demant Hatt. Read full book review >
Heavy Weather by Normandie Fischer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 15, 2015

"A heavy, suspenseful North Carolina novel about parenthood, human connection, and how to make peace with the cards you're dealt.
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Set in the coastal town of Beaufort, North Carolina, Fischer's (Becalmed, 2013, etc.) novel focuses on a multifarious cast whose very different lives end up intertwining in ways they never expected. Read full book review >
True Love's Kiss by Robert Rustad
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Feb. 14, 2015

"Accessible, entertaining analysis via a feminist lens."
The treatment of gender and romance in Disney "princess" films is explored in this debut essay collection. Read full book review >
Ad Nauseam by Jeff Koob
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: March 26, 2015

"An illumination and critique of a commercial culture that distorts reality for gain."
In this brief but smoldering tract, a psychologist deconstructs contemporary advertising as psychologically perverse, endlessly manipulative, deceitful, and ubiquitous. Read full book review >
Clientelligence by Michael B. Rynowecer
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Aug. 11, 2015

"Deftly written and well-presented; principals of any service firm will appreciate this treasure trove of useful intelligence for business improvement."
An in-depth study of what it takes to develop and maintain superior relationships with clients. Read full book review >
Silver Voyage by Sandy Mason
THRILLERS
Released: Feb. 26, 2015

"Thrilling, with a perfect mix of brains and bravado."
In his sixth Johnny Donohue Adventure, Mason (Havana Moon, 2012, etc.) sends his sleuth after a treasure supposedly lost in the wake of World War II. Read full book review >
The Seventh Seal by Frank Heiberger
THRILLERS
Released: May 13, 2015

"A fast-paced thriller with some intellectual meat on its bones."
Heiberger's (The Feud, 2014, etc.) fourth novel weaves together theological themes and archaeological intrigue into a rollicking action adventure story as a seafaring academic seeks out a holy book before its profanation destroys the world. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Jenny Han
July 6, 2015

In Jenny Han’s P.S. I Still Love You, Lara Jean didn’t expect to really fall for Peter. She and Peter were just pretending. Except suddenly they weren’t. Now Lara Jean is more confused than ever. When another boy from her past returns to her life, Lara Jean’s feelings for him return too. Can a girl be in love with two boys at once? In this charming and heartfelt sequel to the New York Times bestseller To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before, we see first love through the eyes of the unforgettable Lara Jean. Love is never easy, but maybe that’s part of makes it so amazing. View video >