Indie Book Reviews (page 4)

JEWELS OF ALLAH by Nina Ansary
Released: June 25, 2015

"A well-documented and persuasively written examination of the change in Iranian women's status under the country's secular and religious governments."
A nuanced look at the role women have played in Iran in the 20th and 21st centuries. Read full book review >
FOUR SEATS by Aaron Cooley
THRILLERS
Released: June 25, 2015

"A scorching pace makes this savvy thriller a quick read."
In Cooley's (Shaken, Not Stirred, 2013) legal thriller, a U.S. Supreme Court policeman uncovers a conspiracy while searching for the people who bombed the Supreme Court. Read full book review >

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 25, 2015

"Tales that smolder but never quite ignite."
A late writer's stories about life, childhood, and racism. Read full book review >
Released: June 24, 2015

"JFK, RFK, MLK, Lincoln, John Lennon, and a host of others speak from beyond death in this engaging series of purported afterlife conversations."
A meditation on the afterlife constructed as a series of conversations with an array of dead people, from the very famous to the entirely ordinary. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 23, 2015

"An often lighthearted but also profound recounting of a life in search of art and faith."
A memoir charting an artist's lifelong challenge to accept his calling. Read full book review >

End of the Rainbow by Bill Miller
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: June 23, 2015

"A passionate call for social change."
An African-American novelist muses upon the world's enduring racial tensions in this nonfiction work. Read full book review >
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: June 22, 2015

"Ego aside, a highly pertinent, applicable how-to for business leaders."
An expert at business turnarounds shares his method for advancement. Read full book review >
Released: June 22, 2015

"Comprehensive, eminently readable, and free of jargon—an all-in-one resource for anyone seeking a mortgage loan."
A mortgage professional shares everything consumers need to know about mortgages and the loan process. Read full book review >
Skully, Perdition Games by L.E. Fraser
THRILLERS
Released: June 21, 2015

"A fast-paced mystery featuring plenty of excitement."
Kidnapping, murder, and mind games are afoot in Fraser's (Simon Says, 2014) latest thriller, which revisits PI Sam McNamara as she tackles a new case.Read full book review >
I Am Titanium by John Patrick Kennedy
Released: June 18, 2015

"The sort of teen horror-fantasy that would play well for high school heshers drawing horror comics in study hall."
Mayhem reigns as a dying boy and an outcast girl are boosted to the level of miraculous superhumans and thrust into violent battle against monstrous forces (or each other). Read full book review >
The GPAMaxx Guide to Acing the Public University by Jeff Gimpel
Released: June 16, 2015

"A useful handbook, especially for those who view college primarily as a conduit to a future career."
A stunningly comprehensive manual designed to help public university students maximize their GPAs and their college experiences. Read full book review >
The Inconvenience of the Wings by Silas Dent Zobal
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 15, 2015

"Haunting images and poetic prose flood this noteworthy collection."
Zobal's debut collection of well-crafted short stories leaves a lasting impression. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Sara Paretsky
author of BRUSH BACK
July 28, 2015

No one would accuse V. I. Warshawski of backing down from a fight, but there are a few she’d be happy to avoid. High on that list is tangling with Chicago political bosses. Yet that’s precisely what she ends up doing when she responds to Frank Guzzo’s plea for help in Brush Back, the latest thriller from bestselling author Sara Paretsky. For six stormy weeks back in high school, V.I. thought she was in love with Frank. He broke up with her, she went off to college, he started driving trucks for Bagby Haulage. She forgot about him until the day his mother was convicted of bludgeoning his kid sister, Annie, to death. Stella Guzzo was an angry, uncooperative prisoner and did a full 25 years for her daughter’s murder. Newly released from prison, Stella is looking for exoneration, so Frank asks V.I. for help. “Paretsky, who plots more conscientiously than anyone else in the field, digs deep, then deeper, into past and present until all is revealed,” our reviewer writes. View video >