Indie Book Reviews (page 10)

GODS, GHOSTS, AND KAHUNA ON KAUAI by Bill Fernandez
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 7, 2017

"An uneven historical novel, but its action scenes make it worthwhile."
The handsome, resourceful Hawaiian John Tana is back in this second volume of Fernandez's (John Tana, 2017, etc.) trilogy, set in 19th-century Hawaii. Read full book review >
HONG KONG CENTRAL by Marilynn Larew
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 7, 2017

"This series, now up to three, just keeps getting better, and readers will surely anticipate the protagonist's next outing."
In Larew's (Aftermath, 2017, etc.) thriller, Lee Carruthers' latest case takes her to Hong Kong to check on her ex-CIA boss's contact. Read full book review >

WRITING AND MADNESS IN A TIME OF TERROR by Afarin  Majidi
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 6, 2017

"A courageous account of a challenging life that ultimately becomes an exhausting read."
A woman forced to flee Iran with her family battles lifelong mental illness, racism, and sexual abuse in this debut memoir. Read full book review >
TOXIC HUNGER by Delores Privette Smith
Released: Dec. 5, 2017

"The author's personal history mostly elevates this useful guide to healthy eating."
In this debut manual, a nurse who has faced her own eating problems explains why people overindulge and what they can do about it. Read full book review >
Released: Dec. 5, 2017

"An untidy assemblage of underworked thoughts."
An ambitious attempt to reorganize Western society and place it on firmer philosophical foundations. Read full book review >

THE INVASION OF NORMANDIE by Jeff  Polman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 5, 2017

"A tale with an excellent premise about art, identity, and relationships that hits a few stumbling blocks."
A troubled pop star crash-lands into the lives of two super-fans in this novel. Read full book review >
MINDFIELD by DS Kane
Released: Dec. 5, 2017

"A fast-paced thriller with an empowered young female protagonist."
In the eighth installment of Kane's (CypherGhost, 2016, etc.) Spies Lie series, a hacker and her parents aim to uncover the truth about a CIA conspiracy. Read full book review >
BLOOD FICTION by Diane Elliott
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 5, 2017

"An emotionally intuitive and impeccably written tale focusing on a female adventurer."
A niece sets out on a quest to better understand an enigmatic aunt in this novel. Read full book review >
LICENSE TO ILL by Russell T.  Wright
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 4, 2017

"A witty and refreshingly original political drama."
Two lawyers attempt to overturn Obamacare on spiritual grounds in this debut novel. Read full book review >
Released: Dec. 4, 2017

"A joyful book that will appeal most to self-help enthusiasts, but some tips may resonate with a broader audience."
Lee's (Chance, 2017, etc.) newest entry in his Body & Brain series discusses the benefits of devoting what he calls the "second half" of life (from age 60 to 120) to the betterment of the Earth and mankind. Read full book review >
BRUSHALOT by Ian  Wilms
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 4, 2017

"A funny, enjoyable fairy tale and hygiene guide."
Kids learn about the Tooth Fairy, Prince Plaque, and brave Sir Brushalot in Wilms' picture book. Read full book review >
THE CURE by Darryl Bollinger
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 3, 2017

"The author continues his streak of engrossing medical tales with this winner."
This thriller proves that the cure can be more dangerous than the disease. 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 >