Indie Book Reviews (page 3)

PLAYING WITH DYNAMITE by Sharon Harrigan
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2017

"A warm, engaging read about the ways in which memory distorts our understanding of family."
Years after the death of her father, a woman explores her family's past in this memoir. Read full book review >
THE FUTURE IS MY PAST by Donna Clovis
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2017

"An insightful and earnest collection of stories centered on a sanctuary city."
The third of Clovis' (Six Doors Down, 2017, etc.) Princeton-centric novels uses time travel to examine how discrimination has changed or stayed relatively the same. Read full book review >

Remembering You by Kristen Stepp
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 27, 2017

"Even in short bursts, these poems exploring the life cycle offer much to treasure."
With Shakespeare pulling her along, Stepp takes readers from youth to maturity in a life fully lived. Read full book review >
THE OTHER NEW GIRL by L.B. Gschwandtner
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 26, 2017

"A potent exploration of youth, innocence, and the abuse of authority."
A surprise encounter prompts a woman to recall her experiences at a parochial school in Gschwandtner's novel. Read full book review >
DEPTH OF LIES by E.C. Diskin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 26, 2017

"A sometimes-glib mystery that's at its best when it explores what lies beneath the surface of suburbia."
A woman's search for answers after her friend is found dead in a bathtub uncovers secrets and lies in this novel. Read full book review >

LOVING LINDSEY by Linda Atwell
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 26, 2017

"A brutally honest, affecting memoir of family resilience."
In her debut memoir, former entrepreneur and catastrophic claims adjuster Atwell chronicles the challenges of helping an adult child with disabilities transition to independent living. Read full book review >
BLOOD MEMORY SOCIETY by D.A. Field
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 24, 2017

"Methodically maps out its concept; an admirable start to a series rife with potential."
A doctor must aid a handful of people with life-changing abilities, all of whom are targets for assassination, in Field's debut thriller. Read full book review >
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 23, 2017

"Despite this study's striking and provocative scholarship, many readers will likely be put off by its bombastic style."
A new interpretation of the Bible challenges both its detractors and apologists. Read full book review >
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 21, 2017

"A chirpy doomsday tale starring a Bridget Jones-esque protagonist."
A California girl finds the hunky love of her life in a Barnes & Noble—and he turns out to be an ancient alien, the harbinger of Earth's destruction. Read full book review >
BLAZE by S.L. Menear
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 20, 2017

"An exciting paranormal action tale, notwithstanding its excessive plot summaries."
In the third installment of Menear's (Poseidon's Sword, 2015, etc.) thriller series, an airline pilot is the key to activating a weapon with the potential to destroy much of the world. Read full book review >
THE LOST LETTER by Mimi Matthews
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 19, 2017

"A beautifully told, if not groundbreaking, historical love story."
In 19th-century England, a romance frustrated by circumstance struggles to begin anew. Read full book review >
GASLIGHT LAWYERS by Richard H. Underwood
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 19, 2017

"An accessible, marvelously rigorous account of a bygone legal era."
A historical study of the often dysfunctional judicial system in late-19th-century New York City. 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 >