Indie Book Reviews (page 2)

THE COMET'S TAIL by Amy Nawrocki
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 10, 2018

"A complex and compelling memoir requiring a slow and patient read."
In this small volume, Nawrocki (Four Blue Eggs, 2014) looks back at one year of her life—the six months she spent in a coma at age 19 and her half year in rehabilitation. Read full book review >
TO LOSE THE MADNESS by L.M.  Browning
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 10, 2018

"A laconic, beautiful, and deeply insightful account about coping with loss."
A memoir explores creativity, friendship, and lifelong trauma. Read full book review >

TREE DREAMS by Kristin  Kaye
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 10, 2018

"A superbly written tale filled with realistic, engaging, and quirky characters."
In Kaye's (Iron Maidens, 2005) YA novel, a teenage girl runs away from her Northern California logger family and sets out on an odyssey that places her at the heart of the anti-logging community. Read full book review >
JUST LIKE FEBRUARY by Deborah  Batterman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 10, 2018

"An ultimately optimistic and hopeful novel about growing up amid personal and political disarray."
Batterman's (Because My Name is Mother, 2012, etc.) novel tells the story of a girl growing up in Brooklyn, New York, as upheaval in America mirrors the chaos in her own home. Read full book review >
RUDY’S RULES FOR TRAVEL by Mary K. Jensen
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 10, 2018

"A book that will make readers want to pack their bags and catch the first flight to somewhere far away."
A set of rules for life, by way of a delightful travel narrative. Read full book review >

WRATH OF THE FURY BLADE by Geoff  Habiger
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 10, 2018

"This rich fusion of crime and fantasy should enchant readers."
A killer targets high-ranking victims in a society of elves obsessed with genetic purity. Read full book review >
HUDSON AND THE PUPPY by Jackie Clark Mancuso
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 7, 2018

"Absolutely delightful, especially for dog lovers and Francophiles."
An expatriate dog in Paris meets a young stray and helps him search for home in this series picture book. Read full book review >
I CAN HANDLE HIM by Debbie K. Lum
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 7, 2018

"An enjoyable romantic drama that keeps readers guessing."
This romantic-suspense novel brings together a man who's a trouble magnet with a woman who's determined to prove his innocence. Read full book review >
IN A WHIRL OF DELUSION by J.R.  Greenwell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 5, 2018

"Mostly harmless fun with a large cast of zany characters and many chaotic situations."
A comical look at the world of Southern drag queen pageants. Read full book review >
THE STING OF THE BEE by K.E. Lanning
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 4, 2018

"Offbeat global-warming sci-fi that taps the spirit of cowboy romances instead of the usual dystopianism."
In a future wracked by floods and social upheaval, a widower tries to make a new life for himself and his daughter when the continent of Antarctica is thrown open to settlement in Lanning's (A Spider Sat Beside Her, 2017) second book in a planned trilogy. Read full book review >
ENGINEERING A LIFE by Krishan K.  Bedi
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 3, 2018

"A remarkable memoir about a young immigrant who becomes a successful engineer in the U.S. after years of hardship."
An Indian immigrant recalls his struggles to assimilate and build a career in America in the 1960s and '70s. Read full book review >
RAISING MYSELF by Beverly  Engel
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 3, 2018

"A gut-wrenching, cleareyed coming-of-age memoir with thin storytelling."
In this memoir, self-help writer Engel (It Wasn't Your Fault: Freeing Yourself from the Shame of Childhood Abuse with the Power of Self-Compassion, 2015, etc.) recounts a painful childhood. 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 >