Indie Book Reviews (page 4)

THE FEEL OF ECHOES by Mari Labbee
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 23, 2017

"A spooky, suspenseful supernatural thriller."
A New York City transplant moves into a coastal Maine home with a dark past in this debut mystery. Read full book review >
THE CROWNS OF CROSWALD by D.E. Night
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 21, 2017

"Harry Potter-like threads spun into a fresh, enjoyable mix of magic and mystery."
A teenage orphan enters a curious school and encounters mysteries and dangerous secrets in this first installment of a debut YA fantasy series. Read full book review >

DIABETES by John M. Poothullil
NON-FICTION
Released: July 21, 2017

"A provocative and illuminating hypothesis boldly challenging long-held beliefs on diabetes and its varying methods of control."
A veteran physician offers an eight-week approach to reversing Type 2 diabetes through a radical restructuring of dietary and lifestyle practices. Read full book review >
ALEMETH by J.W. Carvin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 20, 2017

"A philosophically challenging look at the inner turmoil of the American South in the 19th century."
A bildungsroman follows a troubled boy's upbringing in a politically charged antebellum South. Read full book review >
THE NEON PALM OF MADAME MELANÇON by Will Clarke
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 19, 2017

"A bizarrely soulful ride through New Orleans with corporate high jinks and some mystical, unseen forces adding to the experience."
An oil company lawyer moves home to New Orleans and finds that his fortuneteller mother has disappeared in Clarke's (The Worthy, 2006, etc.) novel.Read full book review >

THE GIFT OF GOODBYE by Rebecca Whitehead Munn
Released: July 18, 2017

"A remembrance that effectively captures the profound love between a mother and daughter."
Munn's debut memoir tells of her own journey of self-discovery after learning of a parent's terminal illness. Read full book review >
THE ART OF FEAR by Pamela Crane
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 18, 2017

"On its own, a gripping tale of revenge and redemption."
Two psyche-scarred women, bound by tragic pasts and family secrets, vow to find out whether a man's death was a suicide or murder. Read full book review >
CLASSROOM COMMUNITY BUILDERS by Walton Burns
NON-FICTION
Released: July 18, 2017

"A useful group of recommended activities, with examples and documents, to assist educators in establishing positive classroom dynamics."
A collection of exercises seeks to help teachers create a strong and supportive classroom atmosphere. Read full book review >
A SPIDER SAT BESIDE HER by K.E. Lanning
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 17, 2017

"A tight, engaging sci-fi tale."
A researcher attempts to save the International Space Station from a terrorist plot in Lanning's debut novel. Read full book review >
SQUEAKY AND THE STINKY MOUSE by Sarah Cash
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 17, 2017

"A sweet animal tale effectively conveys a basic but important message."
A debut picture book, the first installment of a series, features an adventurous mouse. Read full book review >
HEART GUIDE by Diana Ensign
NON-FICTION
Released: July 17, 2017

"Frank, warm, unflinching, and compassionate—a heartfelt work that explores sorrow and healing."
Survivors describe their grieving processes and how they found strength in the face of death in this volume about spiritual growth. Read full book review >
POLO'S LONG SHOT by Jerry Kennealy
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 17, 2017

"A cheeky tale with a detective who both embraces and defies tradition."
A San Francisco private investigator's search for purloined valuables gets him entangled with mobsters and murder in Kennealy's (Beggar's Choice, 2013, etc.) latest mystery.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 >