Indie Book Reviews (page 4)

LIFE WOULD SUCK WITHOUT YOU by Jennifer Preuss
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 23, 2017

"A pleasant remembrance and an easygoing beach read."
A memoir about friendship, womanhood, and the idea that girls just want to have fun. Read full book review >
A LIFE WORTHWHILE by K.C. Swanson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 23, 2017

"Awkward prose undermines this story of troubled siblings, despite its strong sense of place."
Brothers cope with difficult circumstances in this debut novel set in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. Read full book review >

IT'S JUST SO... LITTLE! by Brenda Faatz
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 23, 2017

"An appealing tale for an expanding family."
A picture-book sequel continues to explore the life of a rambunctious, redheaded protagonist as she prepares to become a big sister. Read full book review >
COLD WAR CANOE CLUB by Jeffery Hess
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 22, 2017

"With his finger firmly placed on soldiers' wartime experiences, the author delivers a potent, thrilling collection of sharply drawn tales."
A group of stories provides military melodrama and trouble galore. Read full book review >
FUNDAMENTALS OF BUILDING COMPONENTS AND SYSTEMS by Denis Rudnev
NON-FICTION
Released: May 22, 2017

"An accessible and impressive manual on building systems, useful for beginners or those charged with teaching them."
A debut guide aimed at community managers focuses on property maintenance. Read full book review >

NEVER SUMMER by Tim Blaine
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 18, 2017

"An original, philosophically minded Western adventure."
Blaine tells the story of a man who traverses the Old West to try to cure his consumption in this debut historical novel. Read full book review >
KEEP IN A COLD, DARK PLACE by Michael F. Stewart
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 18, 2017

"A darkly funny rural tale with a scary bent."
A middle-grade novel tells the story of a girl's monstrous discovery on the family farm. Read full book review >
HARD SENTENCES by David James Keaton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 18, 2017

"An exquisitely moody, searing assemblage of tales, each distinctively contributing to the atmosphere and desperation of The Rock."
A collection of jarring prison stories centers on Alcatraz. Read full book review >
THE CHIRON CONFESSION by Thomas Greanias
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 16, 2017

"A skillful, exciting blend of history, action, and drama set in the ancient world."
In ancient Rome, a playwright accused of plotting against the emperor finds refuge with a secret group of Christians in this adventure novel. Read full book review >
BIPOLAR DAD. BORDERLINE HUSBAND by Sheila M. Amari
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 16, 2017

"A potentially absorbing tale that's hampered by a breadth of characters, a shortage of poignant descriptions, and distracting errors."
Debut author Amari draws on real-life events in a novel about the difficult life of a girl named Beulah. Read full book review >
THE BORREGA TEST by James Vincett
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 16, 2017

"A smart, gloriously complex tale that wholeheartedly primes readers for the author's final entry."
In this second installment of a sci-fi trilogy, two parties' planned negotiations for peace set the stage for deceit and a provocation of war. Read full book review >
BONNIE AND CLYDE by Clark Hays
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 15, 2017

"Outlaws become patriots in this imaginative, suspenseful what-if story."
In this novel, Bonnie's and Clyde's deaths are faked so that they can save President Franklin D. Roosevelt from an assassin. 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 >