Indie Book Reviews (page 3)

5TH & HOPE by Nathaniel Sewell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 13, 2017

"A cross-country trip through Americana with small delights throughout and a few bumps in the road."
A road-trip novel traces a man's spiritual journey as he follows the path of his grandparents across the country. Read full book review >
THE COMPLETE DIARIES OF YOUNG ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE by John Raffensperger
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 12, 2017

"An entertaining, rollicking addition to the Holmes-verse, combining real-world lore with over-the-top melodrama."
Ever wonder where Arthur Conan Doyle got his Sherlock Holmes ideas? Read full book review >

DARK GENIUS by H. Peter Alesso
Released: Dec. 9, 2017

"A fast-paced read that prioritizes meticulous scientific research over reader engagement."
A former theoretical physics prodigy battles an MIT rival and the dark web in this thriller. Read full book review >
BLOOD FICTION by Diane Elliott
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 5, 2017

"An emotionally intuitive and impeccably written tale focusing on a female adventurer."
A niece sets out on a quest to better understand an enigmatic aunt in this novel. Read full book review >
MINDFIELD by DS Kane
Released: Dec. 5, 2017

"A fast-paced thriller with an empowered young female protagonist."
In the eighth installment of Kane's (CypherGhost, 2016, etc.) Spies Lie series, a hacker and her parents aim to uncover the truth about a CIA conspiracy. Read full book review >

THE INVASION OF NORMANDIE by Jeff  Polman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 5, 2017

"A tale with an excellent premise about art, identity, and relationships that hits a few stumbling blocks."
A troubled pop star crash-lands into the lives of two super-fans in this novel. Read full book review >
Released: Dec. 4, 2017

"A joyful book that will appeal most to self-help enthusiasts, but some tips may resonate with a broader audience."
Lee's (Chance, 2017, etc.) newest entry in his Body & Brain series discusses the benefits of devoting what he calls the "second half" of life (from age 60 to 120) to the betterment of the Earth and mankind. Read full book review >
DOMANI by Carolyn Gross
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Dec. 2, 2017

"An interplanetary tale with stellar characters that will put readers on the hunt for the next entry."
The first installment of Gross' (Bard's Exile, 2016, etc.) sci-fi series follows a woman as she aims to save a population of a planet headed for fiery annihilation. Read full book review >
LIAM MCPHEE AND THE THIEF OF LAUGHTER by M. Evangeline
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2017

"A magic tale that offers fun for young readers, but skews toward adults in scope."
In this middle-grade fantasy debut, a group of children hopes to thwart the malicious schemes of Scotland's Dark Faeries. Read full book review >
AGELESS AUTHORS ANTHOLOGY by Ginnie  Bivona
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Dec. 1, 2017

"Refreshingly good writing and proof that creativity doesn't necessarily wane with age."
A collection of work from the competitors in a nationwide writing contest for senior authors. Read full book review >
THE CALIFORNIA GUIDE TO GROWING OLD WITHOUT GOING BROKE by Joel  Weissler
Released: Dec. 1, 2017

"Comprehensive, all-encompassing, and authoritative; could easily act as the single source any Californian needs to help navigate the bewildering world of retirement and estate planning."
A lawyer explains the legal and financial aspects of retiring in California. Read full book review >
THE CONVENIENT by Albert  Marsolais
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 1, 2017

"A convincing window into a particularly vibrant period of Scottish history."
In this debut novel set in 18th-century Scotland, a group of physicians gets caught up in disease, murder, and political intrigue. 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 >