Indie Book Reviews (page 1336)

CONSIDER MY SERVANT by Leonard H. Berman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 8, 2000

"A rousing, if often lurid, saga and a gripping portrait of life in the pressure-cooker of Russian anti-Semitism."
A Jewish family weathers persecution in Tsarist Russia in this bombastic but engrossing historical epic. Read full book review >
THROUGH THE EYES OF A CHILD by Ed Pickell
Released: Jan. 23, 2007

"While the artwork is lovely and almost anyone who celebrates Christmas can find something resonating within the text, the omission of the music to accompany the songs is a true flaw."
Beautiful illustrations are the highlight of this otherwise unremarkable collection of 19 Christmas-themed “poems.” Read full book review >

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"A superior addition to the field of medical billing."
Lirov offers physicians and those involved in the field of medical billing reliable advice for improving their businesses and growing revenue. Read full book review >
THE CAKE THIEF by Sally O. Lee
Released: Jan. 3, 2008

"For a rollicking tale of a thief who gets his just deserts, try Cynthia DeFelice's Old Granny and the Bean Thief, or, for a classic, no one does it better than Beatrix Potter and The Tale of Peter Rabbit."
Lee's latest is disappointing all around. Read full book review >
Released: Oct. 4, 2007

"Intelligent and penetrating."
Are American minds drowning in the sludgy by-product of society's manipulative culture? Read full book review >

THE WATERING OF STONES by Whalen Colter Elmore
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 19, 2007

"An achingly and artfully rendered book about hard lives, many miseries and all-too-rare lambent moments."
Elmore charts the polychromatic emotional landscape of an American frontier family through four generations. Read full book review >
NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 16, 2007

"A strong player in the field of memory-enhancing exercise manuals for seniors, intellectually stimulating upfront, with a physically challenging flipside."
For seniors, part neuro-physiological primer, part exercise guide, all of it intelligent. Read full book review >
THE SAMMY WONG FILES by Eleanor Wong Telemaque
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 12, 2007

"This warm account of a Chinese family's assimilation in Minnesota during the anti-Communist '50s is a familiar, heartfelt American tale."
Under the scourge of McCarthyism, 21-year-old Chinese-American Telemaque was forced to question whether she was the all-American she always thought herself to be. Read full book review >
NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 21, 2008

"Sensible advice to becoming financially sound."
Rouse roasts the rich who have ruined life for the average Joe and addresses general inaccessibility to education, healthcare and retirement planning. Read full book review >
TWISTED AVENUES by George Liebermann
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR

"An eccentric tale, sometimes moving but never boring."
A Holocaust survivor wends a crooked path through life in this wry, absurdist saga. Read full book review >
NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 12, 2007

"Recommended reading for all soon-to-be college grads."
A valuable collection of financial, business and personal wisdom for the undergraduate preparing to enter the work world. Read full book review >
BEYOND DEFAULT HUMAN BEHAVIORS by Asim Abbasi
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 6, 1936

"The “great clockmaker” goes digital."
A database programmer's formula for leading an efficient and righteous life. 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 >