Indie Book Reviews (page 4)

Reception by L.M. Vincent
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 20, 2016

"A well-engineered farce with some problematic characterization."
In this comic novel set in 1981, a pre-wedding reception with a spiked punch bowl leads to revelations among a group of old friends and acquaintances. Read full book review >
SOVEREIGNTY by Anjenique Hughes
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: July 19, 2016

"A well-crafted thriller that offers both a warning and hope for the future."
A dystopian sci-fi YA novel about a teenager whose unexpected discoveries hold the promise of a revolution against a totalitarian regime. Read full book review >

PSYCHOLOGY
Released: July 19, 2016

"A successful and detailed guide to using mindfulness to heal and redirect negative emotions."
In this self-improvement title, Heitler (The Power of Two Workbook: Communication Skills for A Strong & Loving Marriage, 2003, etc.) explores several major psychological problems, including anger, fear, anxiety, and addictive behaviors. Read full book review >
Be Still the Water by Karen Emilson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 19, 2016

"A captivating tale about progress and loyalty best suited for fans of historical family sagas."
An Icelandic girl must adjust to a new life after her family relocates to the homesteads of Canada in the early 20th century. Read full book review >
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: July 18, 2016

"A well-illustrated book for youngsters that will reinforce ecologically friendly household habits and hopefully inspire new ones."
The third installment in Bronstein's (Stewie BOOM! Starts School, 2015, etc.) engaging children's book series focuses on the precocious titular protagonist and his family "going green." Read full book review >

A Mother's Story: Angie Doesn't Live Here Anymore by Maggie C. Romero
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 18, 2016

"An often poignant recollection that details the demon of addictive behavior."
A retired English teacher's debut memoir of addiction and codependence. Read full book review >
The Big Black Bag by Barbara Karen Sherman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 16, 2016

"This fanciful novel offers a unique, if leisurely paced, take on the cash-and-dash potboiler."
A debut crime novel examines a cutthroat lawyer and a strange journey following his death. Read full book review >
What On Earth Can We Do? by Emily Sper
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: July 15, 2016

"A concise but thorough environmental primer for young readers enhanced by colorful and attractive illustrations."
A children's book renders a practical environmentalist message in simple language and pictures. Read full book review >
Deadly Risks by Lew Paper
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 15, 2016

"Catnip for conspiracy theorists and fans of fast-paced thrillers."
Murder by jungle lion gets this CIA-laced story off to a rousing start. Read full book review >
The Bucket List Chronicles by Dr. U
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 15, 2016

"A charming and amusing account of one man's fresh experiences."
A debut memoir documents a year of new adventures. Read full book review >
Keepers Of The Coffee Pot by Mary Watson Webber
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: July 14, 2016

"A cleverly conceived but clumsily executed thriller."
In Webber's debut crime novel, a murderous duo sets their sights on a young couple. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 14, 2016

"A poignant story that's full of historical insight."
Lehmann offers a historical novel based on the true story of young, Christian anti-Nazi activist Sophie Scholl. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Jennifer Keishin Armstrong
author of SEINFELDIA
August 22, 2016

Jennifer Keishin Armstrong’s new bestseller Seinfeldia is the hilarious behind-the-scenes story of two guys who went out for coffee and dreamed up Seinfeld —the cultural sensation that changed television and bled into the real world. Comedians Larry David and Jerry Seinfeld never thought anyone would watch their silly little sitcom about a New York comedian sitting around talking to his friends. NBC executives didn’t think anyone would watch either, but they bought it anyway, hiding it away in the TV dead zone of summer. But against all odds, viewers began to watch, first a few and then many, until nine years later nearly 40 million Americans were tuning in weekly. In Seinfeldia, TV historian and entertainment writer Armstrong celebrates the creators and fans of this American television phenomenon, bringing readers behind-the-scenes of the show while it was on the air and into the world of devotees for whom it never stopped being relevant, a world where the Soup Nazi still spends his days saying “No soup for you!” “Armstrong’s intimate, breezy history is full of gossipy details, show trivia, and insights into how famous episodes came to be,” our reviewer writes. “Perfect for Seinfeldians and newcomers alike.” View video >