Indie Book Reviews (page 4)

GATE 76 by Andrew Diamond
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2018

"A consummate thriller with some of the best characterization you'll see all year."
In his engrossing thriller, Diamond (Impala, 2016, etc.) reminds readers that something as simple as a wrong turn can be the difference between life and death. Read full book review >
THE DEPTHS by Kirk Kjeldsen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 31, 2018

"This tense, haunting tale gives readers front-row seats to the protagonist's torment."
Armed strangers kidnap a vacationing couple in Kjeldsen's (Land of Hidden Fires, 2017, etc.) taut thriller. Read full book review >

THE PRESERVATIONISTS by Jason  Daniels
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 31, 2018

"A messy love story packed with nostalgia."
A teenager moves from a run-down, coal mining town to an artistic haven in this debut novel. Read full book review >
BIRDS OF A FEATHER by Tom  Crice
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 31, 2018

"Parents seeking ways to discuss a loved one's death with their children should find this touching tale, with its analogy of lost birds, useful in grappling with a difficult topic."
A boy finds a way to deal with his beloved grandfather's death when he sees two birds separated on the subway in this debut picture book. Read full book review >
MY FRIEND MARILYN by Christopher Alan  Lentz
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 29, 2018

"An entertaining fantasy with a few missteps."
In this novel, a dime-store cashier's life overturns when she becomes an assistant to Marilyn Monroe for eight days. Read full book review >

Released: May 27, 2018

"A comprehensive and informative handbook for those who see a book as a useful step on their career paths."
A guide to publishing that focuses on using authorship for professional positioning. Read full book review >
UNTIL FOREVER by Luisa Cloutier
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 24, 2018

"An earnest account of a passionate marriage."
Love overcomes the boundaries imposed by language and political borders in this debut romantic memoir. Read full book review >
RAW by Bella Mahaya  Carter
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 22, 2018

"Not sufficiently expansive or introspective to engage a wide audience."
A detailed memoir that addresses diet, therapy, and spirituality. Read full book review >
THE ODYSSEY AND DR. NOVAK by Ann C.  Colley
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 22, 2018

"A highly informative memoir that explores Poland and Ukraine; the book should appeal to those who revel in the poetry of intricate prose."
An author recalls two academic sojourns to Eastern Europe as a visiting professor of English literature. Read full book review >
HERE WE GROW by Paige  Davis
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 22, 2018

"An optimistic account that effectively advocates treating disease as something to work through— not fight."
An entrepreneur and speaker chronicles her breast cancer journey in this debut memoir and self-help book. Read full book review >
A BETTER PLACE by Pati Navalta  Poblete
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 22, 2018

"An eloquent message of comfort directed toward fellow travelers."
An author shares her struggle to find a meaningful mission after her son is killed in their California hometown. Read full book review >
REALITY GOLD by Tiffany  Brooks
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 22, 2018

"This lambent, indelible cast outshines any gold they might find."
A teen's participation on a reality show is an opportunity to search for an island treasure, a legendary fortune others are also hunting, in Brooks' debut YA thriller. 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 >