Indie Book Reviews (page 3)

INEQUALITY by Harold Lewis Longaker
NON-FICTION
Released: March 31, 2017

"Engaging, multifaceted discussions of a perennial economic issue."
A wide-ranging exploration of the origins of inequality. Read full book review >
IN THE GLOW OF THE LAVALAMP by Lily Wilson
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: March 31, 2017

"Wilson's amusing tales explore the fine line between desire and disgust."
A set of stories about embarrassing moments, including disappointing sexual experiences. Read full book review >

THE FANTASTIC PHANTASMIC DETECTIVE AGENCY AND THE WOEBEGONE ODDITY OF THE UNDERWORLD by D.L. Dugger
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 30, 2017

"A delightful installment in a series that promises more fun and otherworldly miscreants to come."
Ghost-tracking teenage gumshoes and their medium colleague take on new cases in Dugger's (The Fantastic Phantasmic Detective Agency and the Rebel Realm, 2016) YA supernatural-mystery sequel.Read full book review >
IF I COULD CLIMB TREES by Jeff Minich
Released: March 28, 2017

"A sweet, sometimes-rhyming musing on the nature of daydreams from an adorable canine."
A puppy imagines what her life would be like if she could climb trees in this fifth installment of the Nuggies series by Minich and Garcia (Oui Oui, Gigi, 2016, etc.).Read full book review >
EXPOSURE by Tracy Ewens
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 25, 2017

"A high-energy love story about identity and attachment, perfect for fans of romances with unlikely pairings."
A contemporary romance about a woman who returns to California after years of photographing bears in the Arctic and falls in love with a movie star. Read full book review >

THE OTHER LA BOHÈME by Yorker Keith
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 23, 2017

"An engaging twist on a classic opera, lush with drama and romance in a contemporary setting."
Four friends withstand the personal and financial trials of the New York opera scene while performing in La Bohème to break into a first-tier company.Read full book review >
The Boy Who Knew Too Much by Cathy Byrd
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 21, 2017

"An eclectic mix of mystery, memoir, and the supernatural."
In Byrd's touching debut memoir, a little boy stuns his parents by declaring that he was the baseball player Lou Gehrig in a previous life. Read full book review >
The Color of our Sky by Amita Trasi
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 20, 2017

"A sad, soulful, and revelatory story about a deeply troubled nation in transition."
A haunting debut novel about two young women in Mumbai that brings the brutal realities of modern India into focus. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 20, 2017

"An effervescently witty, if exhaustive, chronicle of perseverance and the power to overcome the darkest of days."
Stand-up comedian MacGibbon (Never Give in to Fear, 2012) returns in this follow-up memoir, offering a more introspective look at her upbringing and early life. Read full book review >
THUNDER by Erik Daniel Shein
Released: March 17, 2017

"A thrilling, inspiring tale of bravery and family."
A young elephant must reconnect with his herd and face his fears in this middle-grade novel. Read full book review >
THE SAGA OF BRIDGET AND AMANDA by Carole Love Forbes
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 17, 2017

"A gripping tale of loss and hope that will particularly appeal to champions of women's rights."
Young women in the 17th century struggle to rise above religious oppression, gender inequality and personal misfortune in this debut historical novel. Read full book review >
CHAMPIONS OF THE DRAGON by Michael James Ploof
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 17, 2017

"An amusing comic fantasy tale featuring a band of unlikely champions."
A youthful, ambitious, and talent-free apprentice wizard embarks on a dangerous mission in this novel. 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 >