Indie Book Reviews (page 2)

Jeremy's Hospital Survival Guide by Jeremy Libon
Released: Oct. 4, 2016

"A detailed and ultimately touching memoir in the form of a hospital manual."
A posthumous reconstruction offers a valiant young patient's guide to dealing with hospital stays. Read full book review >
We Hold These Truths by David S. Mitchell
Released: Oct. 4, 2016

"An intelligent and bracingly honest look at the possibility of a post-racial America."
A debut political novel explores the cultural ramifications of the first black U.S. president. Read full book review >

Telonaut by Matt Tyson
Released: Oct. 4, 2016

"Inventive, intelligent sci-fi about humans grappling with an oceanic world."
In this debut novel, a Postbox transports future government auditor Sero Novak to a colony on a water planet. Read full book review >
Remember Yesterday by Pintip Dunn
Released: Oct. 4, 2016

"An epic, futuristic tale continues with proficient, zestful writing."
A teenage psychic tries to stop an invention and prevent a massacre in the second installment of Dunn's (Forget Tomorrow, 2015, etc.) YA sci-fi series.Read full book review >
Silent Source by James Smith
Released: Oct. 3, 2016

"A promising thriller that ably handles its medical mysteries but lags in its narrative structure and character development."
In Smith's debut mystery, a former scientist investigates a string of mysterious deaths occurring across Atlanta. Read full book review >

Reverse Mortgages by Wade Pfau
Released: Oct. 3, 2016

"A well-reasoned argument in favor of the reverse mortgage as a component of a retirement strategy."
A researcher and financial analyst explains the role of the reverse mortgage in retirement planning. Read full book review >
Hemingway, Three Angels, and Me by Jerome Mark Antil
Released: Oct. 1, 2016

"A complex coming-of-age story that evokes the enduring effects of war and the latter days of the Jim Crow system."
A boy learns important lessons about prejudice, racism, and courage in post-World War II America in a fictional tale that combines autobiographical elements and the supernatural. Read full book review >
Released: Oct. 1, 2016

"The author's research is commendable, but it swamps readers with too many details."
How an 1897 boxing match helped make cinema history. Read full book review >
Lily by Michael Thomas Ford
Released: Oct. 1, 2016

"In this moving and magical literary journey, a heroine grapples with a terrifying power."
A young girl gains the ability to see the death of anyone she touches in this debut "modern(ish)" fairy tale. Read full book review >
The Woman Behind the Waterfall by Leonora Meriel
Released: Oct. 1, 2016

"Readers looking for a classic tale of love and loss will be rewarded with an intoxicating world, especially if they can follow the more magical plotlines."
A young girl must harness the power of her maternal line to help her mother in this debut novel. Read full book review >
Fulfilled! by William A. Schiemann
Released: Oct. 1, 2016

"A tangible, motivational life-planning approach with useful examples."
An organizational psychologist provides tools and insights to achieving professional and personal happiness in this debut self-development guide. Read full book review >
Quantum by Dean De Servienti
Released: Sept. 30, 2016

"Smart sci-fi with a much-desired object that's far more engaging than the average MacGuffin."
Various agencies hunt six scientists who've gone into hiding after unearthing an ancient artifact of indeterminate origin in De Servienti's (Life Turns, 2016, etc.) sci-fi thriller.Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Maria Goodavage
October 24, 2016

Wherever the president goes, there will be dogs. They’ll be there no matter what the country or state. They’ll be there regardless of the political climate, the danger level, the weather, or the hour. Maria Goodavage’s new book Secret Service Dogs immerses readers in the heart of this elite world of canine teams who protect first families, popes, and presidential candidates: the selection of dogs and handlers, their year-round training, their missions around the world, and, most important, the bond—the glue that holds the teams together and can mean the difference between finding bombs and terrorists or letting them slip by. Secret Service Dogs celebrates the Secret Service’s most unforgettable canine heroes. It is a must-read for fans of Maria Goodavage, anyone who wants a rare inside view of the United States Secret Service, or just loves dogs. “Goodavage’s subjects and their companions are quirky and dedicated enough to engage readers wondering about those dogs on the White House lawn,” our reviewer writes. View video >