Indie Book Reviews (page 4)

Saving Phoebe Murrow by Herta Feely
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 2, 2016

"A harrowing but uneven domestic drama that explores the web of interpersonal motivations and reactions surrounding a traumatic event."
A novel illustrates the consequences of online bullying. Read full book review >
Normal's Just a Cycle on a Washing Machine by Len Bourland
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 2, 2016

"A memoiristic collection that shines with quiet strength."
A housewife and mother in a Dallas suburb chronicles various changes in her life in this compilation of humor pieces. Read full book review >

Triple Love Score by Brandi Megan Granett
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2016

"An entertaining romance novel with an engrossing plot, a conflicted heroine, and a couple of surprising, poignant takeaways."
A young poetry professor debates whether to follow her heart or mind. Read full book review >
Coulrophobia & Fata Morgana by Jacob M. Appel
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2016

"An ambitious and provocative grouping of stories filled with peculiar characters."
A collection of short stories plumbs the depths of the human psyche. Read full book review >
Storm Wolf by Stephen Morris
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2016

"A dark supernatural outing, featuring indelible characters as sharp as wolves' teeth."
A man cursed with "wolf magic" travels to 19th-century Europe in search of a possible cure in Morris' (When Brothers Dwell in Unity, 2015, etc.) horror fantasy.Read full book review >

King Peso by Carmen Amato
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2016

"A satisfying read with plenty of bad guys and a solid, well-defined heroine."
Emilia Cruz Encinos is back for her fourth outing as Acapulco's only female detective, once again confronting institutionalized corruption while trying to solve a string of murders. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2016

"A moving tale that's emotionally powerful and historically edifying."
A daughter chronicles her father's extraordinary life, including the suffering he endured under both Nazi and Communist tyrannies. Read full book review >
Haylow by Gray Stewart
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 31, 2016

"A funny, thoughtful campus tale."
A Georgia college professor attempts to escape the ghosts of history in Stewart's debut novel. Read full book review >
Blood Divine by Greg Howard
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 31, 2016

"An exciting, romantic tale anchored in a great sense of place."
In this paranormal romance, a man returns to his hometown, where he must learn truths about his family, join a battle against supernatural evil, and save the man he loves. Read full book review >
A Pilgrim for Freedom by Michael Novakovic
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 31, 2016

"A remarkable and gripping account of a boy fleeing a war-torn nation and eventually flourishing in America."
As the rumble of World War II draws closer, a young boy leaves behind his once-comfortable life in Split, Yugoslavia, to embark on a turbulent adventure. Read full book review >
As God Looked On by Jim Harris
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 30, 2016

"A tale for readers intrigued by the intersecting lives of hard-luck cases."
Harris (A Bottle of Rain, 2007, etc.) delivers a literary novel about a number of ramshackle characters based in modern-day FloridaRead full book review >
Slave Queen by H.B. Moore
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 30, 2016

"A satisfying historical thriller."
Omar Zagouri must delve into a mystery dating back to the 16th century when he's targeted by murderous conspirators in Moore's (Exodus, 2016, etc.) sequel.Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Melissa Sweet
author of SOME WRITER!
September 26, 2016

“SOME PIG,” Charlotte the spider’s praise for Wilbur, is just one fondly remembered snippet from E. B. White’s Charlotte’s Web. In Some Writer!, two-time Caldecott Honor winner and 2014 Kirkus Prize finalist Melissa Sweet mixes White’s personal letters, photos, and family ephemera with her own exquisite artwork to tell his story, from his birth in 1899 to his death in 1985. Budding young writers will be fascinated and inspired by the journalist, New Yorker contributor, and children’s book author who loved words his whole life. This authorized tribute is the first fully illustrated biography of E. B. White and includes an afterword by Martha White, E. B. White's granddaughter. “Like Charlotte, Sweet spins a terrific story,” our reviewer writes in a starred review. “A masterful biography that will enchant young readers.” View video >