Indie Book Reviews (page 2)

THE DESPLAZADOS by Martin Zehr
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 4, 2017

"A story of reawakening and self-acceptance, well worth the trip."
Overcome by the monotony of his lackluster life in Kansas City, Mo., Dr. Gregory Barth heads west in Zehr's debut novel. Read full book review >
INSURRECTION AT 1600 PENNSYLVANIA AVENUE by Rob Tenery
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 2, 2017

"Consistently blends dual medical and political storylines, each with its own worthy protagonist."
A physician and the White House chief of staff both suspect something sinister behind the vice president's sudden, unexplained death in this debut thriller. Read full book review >

EDEN by Jeanne McWilliams Blasberg
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 2, 2017

"An engrossing, character-driven family saga."
The 2000 summer season in fictional Long Harbor, Rhode Island, becomes the setting for a family reunion and the revelation of a long-held secret, not to mention the airing of more than a few resentments, in this debut novel. Read full book review >
THAT WOMAN by Wayne Clark
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 2, 2017

"Well-stocked with vibrant details about the merchant trade, this engaging Colonial tale delivers likable heroes, despicable villains, and a strong female protagonist."
A historical novel follows two indentured servants in 18th-century New York. Read full book review >
A WORK OF ART by Micayla Lally
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 2, 2017

"A pleasant love story with a less-than-charming hero."
Circumstances and misunderstandings separate a young couple who must overcome past mistakes to find bliss in this contemporary, Australia-set debut romance. Read full book review >

MISTAKES WERE MADE by Fiona Lewis
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 2, 2017

"An account of an extraordinary life, marred by excessive angst."
A former actress struggles with a bout of spiritual ennui in this memoir. Read full book review >
The Inevitable Witness by Ed Rucker
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2017

"This novel certainly doesn't skimp on twisty plot turns, but retains an understated, authentic approach to the law."
A Los Angeles lawyer defends a professional safecracker accused of murder in Rucker's debut legal thriller. Read full book review >
There's More Than One Way Home by Donna Levin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2017

"A witty, modern voice delivers a captivating tale about a mysterious death that feels like a light read but soon submerges the reader deep into the throes of substance."
A mother questions her relationships with family and friends after classmates accuse her autistic son of murdering a student. Read full book review >
EXODUS '95 by Kfir Luzzatto
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2017

"A gripping story that maintains its momentum with an array of surprises and imperiled characters."
Two people with the knowledge to uncover a significant relic in Egypt may be at the mercy of wealthy but dangerous men in Luzzatto's (ExtraLife, Inc., 2013, etc.) thriller. Read full book review >
MORBID THOUGHTS by Michael McGovern
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2017

"A riveting character study even during its most appalling moments."
In McGovern's dark debut thriller, a troubled man snaps and commits murder—again. Read full book review >
HOOPER'S WAR by Peter Van Buren
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2017

"A complex portrayal of a counterfactual invasion.
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An American veteran remembers his time in Japan in a novel about a World War II that might have been. Read full book review >
THE GRUMPFACE by B.C.R. Fegan
Released: May 1, 2017

"A skillful fairy tale about a hero and the flower seller he loves, though it's hampered by an outdated literary device."
A clumsy young inventor must complete a task for a grumpy monster to win a girl's heart in this illustrated, rhyming debut book. 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 >