Indie Book Reviews (page 1346)


"A beguiling adventure fable for younger readers with an environmentalist bite."
A fellowship of animals embarks on a quest to save their wetland in this rousing children's fantasy. Read full book review >
THE USE OF POWER by J. G. Sumner
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 17, 2007

"This superhero is a bit too super."
Aliens select a man of decency and courage to receive a magical suit in order to combat the murderous mayhem afflicting our world. Read full book review >

Released: May 1, 2009

"A fascinating, easy-to-read tale told with detail and passion."
A book that opens the door to an industry particularly relevant to these difficult economic times-pawnbroking. Read full book review >
Released: Jan. 1, 2007

"A labor of love and a feast for the eye and imagination."
A coffee-table book featuring color photos of the artist's work in natural materials. Read full book review >
Released: March 4, 2009

"A heartening, honest portrait of public education and generational responsibility."
A lively novel about the trials and tribulations of teaching in the 21st century. Read full book review >

NOT INTUITIVELY OBVIOUS by J.A. Rodriguez Jr.
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 12, 2009

"Engaging, concisely written and exceedingly accessible."
The first in the Not Intuitively Obvious series of business books is geared toward helping prospective candidates transition to a professional work environment-and thrive. Read full book review >

"Genuinely uplifting and inspiring."
An honest, heartbreaking memoir that chronicles a pattern of tragedy and confusion. Read full book review >

"A charming, useful book of special interest to dog lovers."
A brief collection of heartwarming histories of dogs fostered and adopted through shelters founded and maintained by animal lovers in Houston. Read full book review >
SPIRITUAL MAN by Chander M. Gandhi
NON-FICTION
Released: May 30, 2008

"An inspired, technical work for daring seekers of the sacred and sublime."
A divine dissertation for zealous spiritual devotees. Read full book review >

"A passionate and happily improbable romance."
A romantic thriller set against a post-9/11 political backdrop. Read full book review >
AMERICAN HEALTH SYSTEM by Abdallah M.D.  Taha
Released: July 27, 2009

"A great amount of medical information and advice, despite some flaws."
Managed medical care is vehemently scrutinized by a board-certified general surgeon with an axe to grind. Read full book review >
AUGUST ROADS by Kirk Ward Robinson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 3, 2009

"A fine work of debut fiction by a talented writer."
Anguished people hit the road in this dazzling pair of novellas. 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 >