Indie Book Reviews (page 4)

SHIN BUDDHISM by Takafumi Hirose
NON-FICTION
Released: June 9, 2017

"A cogent, concise, and personable guide to a transformative faith."
A retired Japanese university professor and Buddhist priest introduces a major religion of his home country. Read full book review >
CAN WE WATCH? by S.A. Dymond
written and illustrated by S.A. Dymond, by Shiloh Dymond
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 8, 2017

"A serviceable reminder of how to have fun the old-fashioned way."
When the power goes out, kids who love screen time discover other ways to enjoy themselves in this illustrated children's book. Read full book review >

CRACKS by Mike Klaassen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 8, 2017

"An immersive YA novel about teens attempting to survive increasingly extreme scenarios."
Klaassen (The Frog Prince, 2017, etc.) tells the story of a troubled teenager forced to survive after a natural disaster in this YA novel.Read full book review >
CHICAGO by Sonya Thompson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 7, 2017

"A simple but engaging Christian memoir."
A series of gentle reminiscences about the author's childhood and early adulthood. Read full book review >
VERONICA AND THE VOLCANO by Geoffrey Cook
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 7, 2017

"An exciting, complex tale with a terrific heroine."
In Cook's debut novel for middle-grade readers, a girl on a camping trip braves volcanic eruptions, pirates, and her own townspeople. Read full book review >

THE WEIGHT OF LIES by Emily Carpenter
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 6, 2017

"Twists aplenty in this searing murder mystery should leave readers dizzy, in the best way possible."
In this thriller, a tell-all about a celebrity novelist examines her most famous horror book, which may be more truth than fiction. Read full book review >
THE RULES OF HALF by Jenna Patrick
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 6, 2017

"A highly strung novel that's strengthened by its attention to how people forgive and connect."
In Patrick's debut novel, a teenager seeks out her father, who has bipolar disorder. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 6, 2017

"The bond between mother and child knows no bounds in this intense memoir darkened by addiction and bipolar disorder yet buoyed by love and possibility."
A mother recounts her trials caring for a son derailed by mental illness and substance abuse. Read full book review >
RESURRECTION AMERICA by Jeff Gunhus
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 5, 2017

"A terrifying account of global disorder and American decline."
In a dystopian future, a secretive government project threatens a small town. Read full book review >
A Dangerous Remedy by Russell Fee
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 5, 2017

"A well-written mystery about a unique community imbued with a palpable sense of place."
A new sheriff tries to untangle a web of murder, domestic terrorism, and secrets in a debut thriller from Fee. Read full book review >
GITMO by Gary Waid
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 5, 2017

"An exciting read that should appeal to fans of Carl Hiaasen, espionage thrillers and caper comedies."
In Waid and Corridan's debut novel, an ex-convict's attempt to get back on his feet in his home base of Miami results in an unexpected and illegal expedition to Cuba. Read full book review >
NEXT EARTH by Ken Sharpe
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 5, 2017

"Probes the connectedness of individuals and the wider world."
In this spiritually focused debut, the People strive to understand the world and themselves after calamity gives humanity a fresh start. 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 >