Indie Book Reviews (page 10)

DANCING FOR THE GENERAL by Sue Star
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 27, 2017

"An elaborate but exhilarating mystery spotlighting an entirely capable heroine."
An American teacher in 1957 Turkey becomes unwittingly entangled in murder and political unrest in this thriller. Read full book review >
GEORGETOWN HAUNTS AND MYSTERIES  by Joshua Viola
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 27, 2017

"An impressive gathering of stories that entice and unnerve."
The small mountain town of Georgetown is a hub for ghostly figures and ferocious creatures throughout history in editors Stein (Anna and the Vampire Prince, 2017, etc.) and Viola's (Blackstar, 2015, etc.) horror anthology. Read full book review >

AMERICAN STATIC by Tom Pitts
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 26, 2017

"An absorbing and highly charged story of violent payback with considerable collateral damage."
Ex-cops, killers, and junkies collide in and around San Francisco in this thriller. Read full book review >
SONORA PASS by Jaime Olmos
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 26, 2017

"An ambitious, fast-paced, but flawed debut."
A reunion of college friends turns deadly in a graphic novel that spans decades and continents. Read full book review >
BEYOND THE BATTLE OF NAUPAKTOS by Lin Sten
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 25, 2017

"This vibrant adventure exploring a bygone era offers both stunning and mundane scenes."
A seafaring slave faces pirates and other dangers in this third installment of a historical fiction series set in ancient Greece. Read full book review >

OUT OF THE OOZE by Alexander Zaitchik
NON-FICTION
Released: June 24, 2017

"For liberals already mad about the health care debate, this book offers compelling reasons to stay angry."
A freelance journalist investigates one of Donald Trump's officials and the battle for health care in America. Read full book review >
SO SPECIAL IN DAYVILLE by D. Clark Gill
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 23, 2017

"Bizarre and sometimes gloomy but a charming drollness prevails."
Residents are in danger of federal agents destroying their small U.S. town just to eliminate a singular threat in Gill's darkly amusing debut. Read full book review >
OF LIFE AND TIME by Clifton L. West III
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 22, 2017

"A deeply thoughtful account of the demands and rewards of Christian devotion."
An eclectic memoir focuses on the author's spiritual life. Read full book review >
TILTING by Nicole Harkin
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 22, 2017

"A memorable story of intriguing people even if the author's emotional journey doesn't pack a big punch."
A daughter grapples with loss in this tender memoir of a troubled family. Read full book review >
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 21, 2017

"Libraries looking to add to their inclusive nonfiction offerings will find this one a winner."
A 10-year-old girl practices focusing her energy in order to earn a nickname as a boxer in this true story, accessibly told by Mach (Matteo Wants to See What's Next, 2017, etc.) and Stroup-Rentier (MyaGrace Wants to Make Music, 2017, etc.)as part of their Finding My World series, with photographs by series collaborator Birdsell.Read full book review >
PAST OBSESSION by Richard Keith Taylor
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 21, 2017

"A powerful, lovingly rendered page-turner full of intense emotion."
Taylor (Stones Skipping on Water, 2017, etc.) delivers a treatise on attachment, fate, and the romance of the past in this sci-fi mystery. Read full book review >
DEMARIS PROTOCOL by
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 20, 2017

"A tense, engrossing espionage tale."
1n 1992, a gay man is blackmailed by the CIA into becoming a spy in this debut thriller. 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 >