Indie Book Reviews (page 2)

Enough to Go Around by Tanya Savko
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 15, 2015

"A touching tale about life, death, family, and forgiveness."
In Savko's (Slip, 2010) emotional novel, an elderly mother and her middle-age children deal with the twists and turns of life in California in the late 1980s. Read full book review >
Walk-Up Music by Paul Watsky
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 15, 2015

"Refreshing poetry that has a little something for everybody."
Watsky (Telling the Difference, 2010, etc.) does the work of 10 poets in this excellent, slim collection. Read full book review >

Host of Memories by Peter Rupert Lighte
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 15, 2015

"Lively, evocative autobiographical essays."
Focusing Proust-like on the objects that embody memories, Lighte (Pieces of China, 2009) hosts a tour of his life, from an American Jewish upbringing to a career in China and London.Read full book review >
The Religion of Bears by A.S. MacAndrews
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: May 15, 2015

"A twisted, mutilation-filled fable that's undeniably creative and provocative."
A planet of talking bears, injected with the souls of humans, may be humanity's last hope for survival after Martians have invaded Earth in MacAndrews' debut dystopian satire. Read full book review >
The Reinvention of Mimi Finnegan by Whitney Dineen
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 12, 2015

"A romantic comedy with a lively, funny cast, including a lovable main character."
In Dineen's (She Sins at Midnight, 2014, etc.) latest novel, a 30-something public relations professional finds that getting a guy can be complicated. Read full book review >

The Accidental Truth by Lauri Taylor
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 12, 2015

"A fascinating journey into an enigmatic case and equally elusive parent."
An Orange County woman details her four-year investigation into the violent death of her mother in Mexico in this debut memoir. Read full book review >
Psychedelic  Bubble Gum by Bobby Hart
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 12, 2015

"A highly detailed autobiography by a unique figure in American cultural history that will interest historians and pop-culture aficionados alike."
Hart, in his debut, tells of how his jagged path through the music industry led to heartbreak—but also to happiness. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 8, 2015

"An engaging story of success, as told by a man who refused to quit."
A debut work of creative nonfiction about the daunting challenges of higher education and the power of perseverance. Read full book review >
Elizabeth's Midnight by Aaron Michael Ritchey
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 7, 2015

"A transformative tale for those who believe in magic and in a young girl's heart—a grandmother's too."
A socially awkward teenager discovers her true self in this fantasy-laced YA novel. Read full book review >
SYSTEM by Jon A. Davidson
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: May 6, 2015

"A staid, melancholy, cautionary sci-fi tale with an Orwellian, fablelike quality."
Faced with the end of his marriage, a mild-mannered man starts to question the omnipotent data-based System that regulates his society in this sci-fi novel. Read full book review >
Yield for Oncoming Greatness by Matt N. Tabrizi
Released: May 6, 2015

"An earnest book with idealistic intent but its proposals lack the detail they need to be widely embraced."
Tabrizi, in his debut nonfiction work, offers high-level proposals for how to improve the country. Read full book review >
SAVING GRAPES by J.T Lundy
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 5, 2015

"A memorable, unexpectedly heartwarming romp."
Lundy's (Happy Utopia Day, Joe McCarthy, 2013) amusing tale of two hapless Illinoisans trying to raise quick cash in French wine country. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Nelson DeMille
author of RADIANT ANGEL
May 26, 2015

After a showdown with the notorious Yemeni terrorist known as The Panther, in Nelson DeMille’s latest suspense novel Radiant Angel, NYPD detective John Corey has left the Anti-Terrorist Task Force and returned home to New York City, taking a job with the Diplomatic Surveillance Group. Although Corey's new assignment with the DSG-surveilling Russian diplomats working at the U.N. Mission-is thought to be "a quiet end," he is more than happy to be out from under the thumb of the FBI and free from the bureaucracy of office life. But Corey realizes something the U.S. government doesn't: The all-too-real threat of a newly resurgent Russia. “Perfect summer beach reading, with or without margaritas, full of Glock-and-boat action,” our reviewer writes. View video >