Indie Book Reviews (page 1346)

Released: Aug. 30, 2011

"A niche book for readers with thick skin."
Spears' novel speaks to the most distressing concerns of contemporary African-American life. Read full book review >
BLOOD MONEY by Laura M. Rizio
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 23, 2011

"An entertaining thriller full of clever touches, whose characters and tone enliven an overworked genre."
In her exciting debut, personal injury attorney Rizio crafts a legal thriller with compelling characters and tense action that more than compensate for a familiar premise. Read full book review >

MY BIG FAKE IRISH LIFE by Caitlin McKenna
Released: Nov. 23, 2011

"A light, fun romp that may nicely translate to a TV show or movie."
McKenna's chick-lit novel presents a woman who assumes a new identity to follow her dream of becoming an actress. Read full book review >
Released: Dec. 9, 2011

"A straightforward, good-humored narration of a genuinely fascinating life, but with too many pages devoted to its mundane aspects."
In this debut memoir, a globetrotting teacher from small-town India recounts 80 years at home and throughout Africa, against backdrops of occasional political turmoil. Read full book review >
Released: Jan. 2, 2011

"This quick read is a mixed bag of dark, disturbing stories, with a couple of literary gems."
A collection of contemporary short stories with some touches of magic realism. Read full book review >

A NEW BEGINNING by Addison C. Arthur
Released: Dec. 31, 2010

"Though much sifting may be required, Arthur's book is a valuable resource for those looking to better themselves."
Arthur presents an extensive compendium of advice and information that can be utilized by readers seeking to change their lives for the better. Read full book review >
Released: March 27, 2011

"An ambitious memoir with a unique viewpoint regarding disabilities and life's 'train wrecks.'"
In this memoir, a blind, retired judge revisits his battle with chronic illness and the loss of his sight. Read full book review >
Released: Oct. 10, 2011

"An informative travelogue of Bronze Age cultures and beliefs that could benefit from a more seamless blending of facts and fiction."
Millard's earnest novel offers a carefully researched tour of Bronze Age religions through the eyes of Tariel, a wanderer who is skeptical and searching. Read full book review >
Released: Dec. 2, 2011

"Intimate and absorbing, Wiener's tale successfully captures the feelings of a spirited yet lost young child growing up in a tumultuous period in American history."
Wiener is anything but subtle in this gripping memoir of her turbulent upbringing in the New York City suburbs. Read full book review >
Released: Nov. 30, 2011

"Despite the exotic setting, the real jewels are the glimpses of a determined narrator who is not afraid to take the lead role in her astonishing adventures."
A female backpacker describes her solo adventures traveling through Asia in this densely packed debut memoir. Read full book review >
OATMEAL KILLED THE DINOSAURS by Allen Anderson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 10, 2010

"Written at a fever pitch, this valuable memoir is not about whining as much as it is about surviving paternal insanity."
Surrealistically graphic memoir of a childhood dominated by a violently abusive father and timid mother. Read full book review >
Released: Feb. 16, 2011

"A breezy, cheerful collection that will appeal to locals, gentrification dwellers and those with a cursory historical interest in the city of Cincinnati."
A transplanted suburbanite revels in the delights of her new urban residence and experiences. 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 >