Indie Book Reviews (page 4)

Pieces of Me by Lizbeth Meredith
Released: Sept. 20, 2016

"A unique perspective on a harrowing Greek odyssey."
In this memoir, a mother recalls a two-year struggle to retrieve her abducted children from her ex-husband overseas. Read full book review >
First Rodeo by Judith Hennessey
Released: Sept. 20, 2016

"An engaging, nuanced female awakening journey in the West."
On a trip to Wyoming, a divorced mother finds romance with a younger cowboy in this debut novel. Read full book review >

The Education of Dr. Montefiore by Emmet Hirsch
Released: Sept. 20, 2016

"Thanks to a sympathetic, hapless protagonist and his Scrubs-like backup team, this engaging tale sparkles."
A debut novel chronicles the ups and downs of a young doctor's four-year residency. Read full book review >
Wilder by Rebecca Yarros
Released: Sept. 19, 2016

"Intelligent and fun, this fast-paced tale delivers kaleidoscopic settings and an adventurous love story."
Yarros (Ignite: Legacy, 2016, etc.) offers a shipboard romance between an extreme sports athlete and his ambitious tutor.Read full book review >
The Great Prince of the South by Lana Prada
Released: Sept. 18, 2016

"A complex civil war saga that may appeal to Egyptian history buffs."
A troublesome prince rises to unite a kingdom in this debut historical novel. Read full book review >

Released: Sept. 17, 2016

"A thought-provoking, but imperfect call to a revolution in Christian thinking."
A debut book offers a reinterpretation of Christian theology. Read full book review >
Transcendent by K.M. Szpara
Released: Sept. 17, 2016

"A varied, remarkable collection of trans-themed fiction."
Szpara edits an anthology of new, speculative short stories from transgender perspectives. Read full book review >
The Law of Nature by Evans Priligkos
Released: Sept. 17, 2016

"An energetic, densely plotted tale that might have benefited from a stronger edit."
Two men try to take down an American secret society bent on global domination in Priligkos' debut thriller. Read full book review >
Maybe Mermaids & Robots are Lonely by Matthew Fogarty
Released: Sept. 16, 2016

"Energetic stories unveil limitless possibilities always within reach."
A collection offers tales populated by families, lovers, and pariahs who brave worlds both real and illusory. Read full book review >
Schizo: Hidden in Plain Sight by Ilene B. Benator
Released: Sept. 15, 2016

"A laudable mystery that starts tangled and slowly unravels—with not one but two twists at the end."
A man wrongly convicted of murder feigns a mental disorder, giving him time in a psychiatric facility to concoct a scheme for clearing his name, in this debut thriller. Read full book review >
The Fly Strip by Gwen Banta
Released: Sept. 15, 2016

"A spirited tale about finding a new place in the world."
Banta tells the story of a teenage orphan struggling to start over in small-town Indiana in this debut novel. Read full book review >
Released: Sept. 15, 2016

"An insightful, smoothly written, and useful guide for new canine owners."
A book offers bits of advice for potential dog parents. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
H.W. Brands
October 11, 2016

As noted historian H.W. Brands reveals in his new book The General vs. the President: MacArthur and Truman at the Brink of Nuclear War, at the height of the Korean War, President Harry S. Truman committed a gaffe that sent shock waves around the world. When asked by a reporter about the possible use of atomic weapons in response to China's entry into the war, Truman replied testily, "The military commander in the field will have charge of the use of the weapons, as he always has." This suggested that General Douglas MacArthur, the willful, fearless, and highly decorated commander of the American and U.N. forces, had his finger on the nuclear trigger. A correction quickly followed, but the damage was done; two visions for America's path forward were clearly in opposition, and one man would have to make way. Truman was one of the most unpopular presidents in American history. General MacArthur, by contrast, was incredibly popular, as untouchable as any officer has ever been in America. The contest of wills between these two titanic characters unfolds against the turbulent backdrop of a faraway war and terrors conjured at home by Joseph McCarthy. “An exciting, well-written comparison study of two American leaders at loggerheads during the Korean War crisis,” our reviewer writes in a starred review. View video >