Indie Book Reviews (page 3)

YOUNGER & WISER by Gene S. Jones
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 25, 2017

"A loosely themed collection that examines life, love, and mortality with wit and wisdom."
Jones' debut book of poetry offers 65 free-verse poems that are intimate, philosophical, and replete with existential wisdom. Read full book review >
Skunks Dance by St. John Karp
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 24, 2017

"A colorful, exuberant romp with an appealing fortune-hunting duo."
Two California teenagers search for an ancestor's treasure in this comic novel that crosscuts between contemporary and Gold Rush eras. Read full book review >

LAND OF HIDDEN FIRES by Kirk Kjeldsen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 24, 2017

"A quiet and introspective novel of wartime adventure."
A teenage girl rescues a downed American pilot in World War II Norway. Read full book review >
KEPT IN THE DARK by J. Ronald M. York
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 24, 2017

"A provocative collection of family correspondence, but one that will leave readers with unanswered questions."
A largely epistolary debut memoir about a shocking family secret. Read full book review >
Playbook by Tracy Ewens
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 24, 2017

"A wholesome tale about playing football, taking chances, making the grade, and sometimes even wearing a little glitter."
A contemporary romance about a buttoned-up English professor who falls for her polar opposite, the football coach. Read full book review >

THE BIMBO HAS BRAINS by Cathy Burnham Martin
SOCIAL SCIENCES
Released: Jan. 21, 2017

"Amusing but uneven reflections on relationships."
A volume of anecdotes, lists, quotes, and jokes seeks to illuminate the complexities of gender politics and romance. Read full book review >
POLK, HARPER & WHO by Panayotis  Cacoyannis
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 20, 2017

"A thoughtful, observant, and often humorous tale about real connections."
In this literary novel, family secrets, friendship, and the resilience of love play out in a dinner party between two couples. Read full book review >
ALTAR OF RESISTANCE by Samuel Marquis
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 20, 2017

"A gripping and densely packed thriller dramatizing the Allied Italian campaign."
A sprawling historical novel examines the occupation and liberation of Rome during World War II. Read full book review >
NOW I KNOW IT'S NOT MY FAULT by Laurie B. Levine
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 18, 2017

"An infuriating, frightening, and compassionate story of abuse."
A vulnerable 14-year-old girl becomes the victim of a beloved teacher in Levine's debut novel. Read full book review >
SCHEDULED TO DEATH by Mary Feliz
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 17, 2017

"An engaging but not complex mystery that moves forward quickly with freshness, a few surprises, and a couple of real scares."
In this California-based cozy, a professional organizer sorts through suspects in the mysterious death of a client's fiancee. Read full book review >
GUESS AND CHECK by Thaddeus Rutkowski
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 16, 2017

"A stark, engrossing, Hemingway-esque portrait of a life spent in the margins."
Rutkowski (Haywire, 2010, etc.) delivers a new short story collection, offering sparse prose and pointed observations about one man's struggle to connect with others.Read full book review >
The Attachment Bond by Virginia M. Shiller
PSYCHOLOGY
Released: Jan. 15, 2017

"A useful, thorough survey of a cornerstone theory, if somewhat dry at times."
A clinical psychologist explains the five-decade history of attachment theory and its relation to personal development. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Kathleen Kent
author of THE DIME
February 14, 2017

Dallas, Texas is not for the faint of heart. Good thing for Betty Rhyzyk she's from a family of take-no-prisoners Brooklyn police detectives. But in Kathleen Kent’s new novel The Dime, her Big Apple wisdom will only get her so far when she relocates to The Big D, where Mexican drug cartels and cult leaders, deadbeat skells and society wives all battle for sunbaked turf. Betty is as tough as the best of them, but she's deeply shaken when her first investigation goes sideways. Battling a group of unruly subordinates, a persistent stalker, a formidable criminal organization, and an unsupportive girlfriend, the unbreakable Detective Betty Rhyzyk may be reaching her limit. “Violent, sexy, and completely absorbing,” our critic writes in a starred review. “Kent's detective is Sam Spade reincarnated—as a brilliant, modern woman.” View video >