Indie Book Reviews (page 1346)

RD #13 by D.W. Hiltz
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Nov. 18, 2010

"Capably written, consistently thrilling science fiction."
Biological terrorism forms the complex crux of Hiltz's fast-paced, exhilarating debut. Read full book review >
THE LOST TAVERN by Kerry  Brown
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 14, 2011

"Brown and Kelly create a richly detailed world, but need to more seamlessly marry facts with story."
Brown, with assistance from researcher and co-author Kelly, debuts with this historical novel of piracy and Colonial America. Read full book review >

GLIDE by Bill Gourgey
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2011

"Gourgey's wide range of references creates an entertaining, albeit dense, tale of the dangers and benefits of science and love."
Philosophy, scientific theory, literary allusion, espionage and magic combine to create a world where secrets in hidden lands and laboratories threaten a post-apocalyptic civilization. Read full book review >
NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 11, 2011

"Those interested in attending a sesshin will find Landrum's book useful, though the tight focus on the author's individual experience may be too specific for general application."
Landrum, a woman well-practiced in helping others overcome difficulty and achieve success, offers her insights into the Japanese practice of sesshin through her personal journal. Read full book review >
FICTION & LITERATURE

"A fine, gripping page-turner infused with a deep historical sensibility."
A Czech spy-chief battles the rising Nazi menace in this engrossing thriller. Read full book review >

NEON DREAMS by Marilyn Mufson
Released: Jan. 1, 2011

"A deftly crafted tale of an absorbing character in dire straits; readers will be pulling for Rebecca Plotnik."
The grinding tribulations of a promising young woman breaking from the bad habits sewn by her upbringing. Read full book review >
MISFITS & HEROES by Kathleen Flanagan Rollins
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 4, 2010

"The kind of dangerous book that makes you want to remove most of your clothing, climb in a dugout and just start paddling."
Rollins tells an epic tale of ancient conflict, migration, spirit-world mystery and love. Read full book review >
LARENTINA by Linda D. Coker
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Jan. 11, 2011

"An entertaining epic with a twist of empowerment."
A righteous, feminist demi-goddess rocks ancient Greece like a hurricane in this boisterous fantasy adventure. Read full book review >
VOICES by Jan Hahn
Released: Oct. 22, 2010

"A sheaf of revealing X-rays of the soul in distress."
A doctor confronts ailments of the spirit as well as of the body in these raw, anguished poems. Read full book review >
PAX by Stephen Stuart
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 17, 2010

"Readers looking for a fast-paced, superficial read should seek their literary escapism elsewhere, but those who enjoy challenging, provocative and ultimately uplifting novels will want to get to know Bean."
Stuart's (The Wonder of All That Is, 2009) second installment in his Bean trilogy is a cerebral and wildly thought-provoking fusion of fantastical fiction and metaphysical speculation. Read full book review >
FOR ALL WE KNOW by Abe S. Hoppenstein
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 29, 2010

"Intriguing subplots and juicy entanglements enliven a story of financial and legal misdeeds, making a story of complex yet all-too-human motivations."
In Hoppenstein's novel of historical fiction set in post-World War II Argentina, a group of ex-pat Europeans struggle to keep their secrets safe. Read full book review >
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 7, 2008

"Recommended reading for anyone curious about American military and Native American history."
A concise, moving history of American Indian military service. 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 >