Indie Book Reviews (page 2)

THE BLACK KACHINA by Jack Getze
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 7, 2017

"An engaging thriller with heroic and villainous characters that readers will enjoy."
A U.S. Air Force officer teams up with a reporter to recover a missing missile before someone uses it to destroy the Hoover Dam in Getze's (Big Shoes, 2015, etc.) thriller.Read full book review >
MUST LOVE FASHION by Deborah Garland
ROMANCE
Released: Aug. 7, 2017

"A strong start to a promising new romance series."
A dream job with a prestigious fashion house leads to an unexpected and life-changing affair in this debut novel. Read full book review >

HENRY AND THE HIDDEN TREASURE by B.C.R. Fegan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 3, 2017

"Early readers should enjoy this gentle picture book's fantasy elements and its message of sibling harmony, all delivered with a light, humorous touch."
A little boy comes up with outlandish ways to protect a "treasure" in Fegan's (The Grumpface, 2017) picture book, illustrated by Wen (The Play Tent of Imagination, 2016, etc.).Read full book review >
OVERKILL by Niels de Terra
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 3, 2017

"An ambitious but somewhat confusing graphic novel that seeks to vindicate Teilhard's works."
De Terra explores the work and reputation of controversial French Jesuit priest and paleontologist Pierre Teilhard de Chardin (1881-1955) in this debut graphic novel. Read full book review >
GOOD DAYS, BAD DAYS by Stew Mosberg
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 2, 2017

"Often engrossing tales of ordinary people in extraordinary circumstances."
Mosberg's (In the Shadows of Canyon Road, 2015) collection offers a series of mostly tragic stories set at different points in history.Read full book review >

ALL THINGS NEW by Lauren Miller
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2017

"An often potent story about confronting the future and featuring an engaging central relationship."
In Miller's (Free to Fall, 2014, etc.) YA novel, a modern teenager comes to terms with her fear of the unknown. Read full book review >
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 2017

"A lovely, thoughtful book of nourishing recipes."
Lafond offers a menu of recipes to nurture body and soul in this debut cookbook. Read full book review >
ARISTOTLE AND THE ARC OF TRAGEDY by Leon Golden
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 2017

"A pithy examination of dramatic theory that shows glimpses of its whole landscape without getting bogged down in minutiae."
A book seeks to clarify Aristotle's theory of tragedy, drawing from some of the archetypal tragic heroes of Western civilization. Read full book review >
Released: Aug. 1, 2017

"Clear, concise, and well-written; a finely crafted manual offering instructive and valuable assistance to those who want to leave a lasting legacy."
A thoughtfully constructed guide to leaving a legacy. Read full book review >
SAFE DRIVING 4 SENIORS by Dale McCormack
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 2017

"Authoritative and nonjudgmental; filled with useful tips and information targeted to seniors that should reinforce or rekindle their enthusiasm for safe, attentive driving."
A driving educator and instructor offers refresher tips for seniors in this debut manual. Read full book review >
DOC DOC ZEUS by Thomas Keech
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2017

"A complex, multilayered, and psychologically acute tale about a predatory physician: well done."
As a narcissistic gynecologist targets his next vulnerable patient, he comes under suspicion by the state medical board's inexperienced investigator in this novel. Read full book review >
THE LITTLE QUEEN by Meia Geddes
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2017

"A surprising and enchanting parable about personal and artistic growth."
After her parents die, a young queen ventures forth to learn more about the world and its people in this children's novella. 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 >