Indie Book Reviews (page 2)

A TRAGIC FATE by Nicholas O'Donnell
NON-FICTION
Released: July 5, 2017

"A brilliant display of legal erudition combined with historical incisiveness."
A comprehensive review of United States court cases involving art that was plundered by Nazis. Read full book review >
STEADY TROUBLE by Mike McCrary
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 3, 2017

"Unmitigated energy, aided by a protagonist as captivating as she is formidable."
A woman's recent addition to a trust fund could earn her a windfall—provided the other beneficiaries don't kill her first—in this thriller. Read full book review >

Released: July 1, 2017

"An informative manual for explorers of taiji and qigong."
A guide offers exercises for the mind, body, and spirit. Read full book review >
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: July 1, 2017

"An upbeat but uneven treatise that tries to create a level playing field for science and spirituality."
A book attempts to bridge the divide between mysticism and materialism. Read full book review >
SIZE ZERO by A.C. Moyer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 28, 2017

"A memorable, deeply strange thriller that takes a gonzo approach to real-world fashion problems."
A sharp young woman and a disillusioned heir team up in this mystery novel. Read full book review >

BOOMER AND FRIENDS! by Joshua Viola
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 27, 2017

"Wonderfully animated illustrations and a dramatic story, even if it's unfair to mountain lions."
In this children's picture book, a bison can't seem to connect with others of his kind, but he's protective of the many friends he has. 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 >
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 >
A GAME OF DECEIT by Kim Davis
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 19, 2017

"An impressive thriller by an author worth following."
Falling for the wrong man could prove life-threatening for an interior designer in this debut novel. Read full book review >
CALLING MR. BEIGE by Brian Harris
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 19, 2017

"A delightful, amusing fantasy about folks whom everyone ignores."
In this comedic novel, a man vainly tries to get people's attention. Read full book review >
FROZEN STATUES by L.E. Fraser
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 18, 2017

"The author tests her sleuths in this grim and engrossing series entry."
In this fourth volume of a series, two private investigators tangle with their own tortured pasts while hunting a serial killer. Read full book review >
CAROLINA CRUEL by Lawrence Thackston
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 16, 2017

"A dark page-turner with an engrossing Southern sensibility."
A mystery novel renders an intricate landscape of history and violence. 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 >