Indie Book Reviews (page 5)

Roberta's Boys by Ann Carlson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 7, 2015

"An account of the achievements of four African-American brothers; of interest primarily to Pitts family members."
Carson's book documents the ascent of four young African-American brothers during the early 20th century. Read full book review >
Ulme of the Alentejo by Steven Layne
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Dec. 7, 2015

"A detailed story for horse lovers that offers real-world knowledge and messages of strength and purpose."
A YA novel about a young woman and her long-lost stallion taking separate journeys toward fulfillment. Read full book review >

Posh Bytes by C. Rose
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 5, 2015

"An engaging sci-fi dystopia of the drop-dead gorgeous."
Seven tenuously linked short stories set in a futuristic society in which advanced technology perpetuates illusions of physical beauty and youth. Read full book review >
Excavating the Sky by Konstantin Kulakov
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 4, 2015

"A fine young poet digs deep."
A promising new voice delivers memories from his Russian youth and reflections on global religion in this crisp book of poetry. Read full book review >
Released: Dec. 4, 2015

"A well-designed reference work for anyone who needs a quick understanding of the patenting process."
A concise guide to the maddening complexities of patent law. Read full book review >

Just Go Sell! by Colin Knowles
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Dec. 4, 2015

"Smart, on target, and born of experience, this strong volume should be highly instructive for the novice and reassuring to the accomplished salesperson.
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A debut book characterizes the art of selling as building relationships. Read full book review >
Cold-Blooded by Lisa Regan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 4, 2015

"A delightful detective who more than earns and deserves her own series.
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In Regan's (Hold Still, 2014, etc.) thriller, Philadelphia private investigator Jocelyn Rush takes the reins of a cold case from a terminal ex-homicide detective who needs help finding the killer before he dies.Read full book review >
Find It, File It, Flog It by Hedley Rees
HEALTH & MEDICINE
Released: Dec. 3, 2015

"A thoroughly researched and considered industry critique that includes substantive, visionary ideas for rehabilitation.
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A searing indictment of "Big Pharma" offers specific recommendations for change. Read full book review >
The Adventures of a Girl & Her Dog by Dagny McKinley
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Dec. 3, 2015

"This warmhearted, endearing volume encourages children to enjoy nature and treat each day as an adventure."
When winter comes, a girl and her dog explore a snowy world in this picture-book sequel. Read full book review >
THE PURPLE MANTIS HOTEL by David Swanagon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 1, 2015

"Despite a bit too much time discussing business details, a wild tale with an intriguing protagonist who just might crack."
Swanagon's (The Adventures of Zach Vallor, 2011) novel considers the seedy side of Las Vegas dealmaking. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 1, 2015

"An invaluable resource for NB sufferers."
Lake's debut offers a candid memoir of her experience with neurogenic bladder and a wealth of practical advice about coping with its daily complications. Read full book review >
Gift of Darkness by Craig K. Comstock
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 1, 2015

"A moving, inspiring account of the indomitability of the human spirit."
A heart-rending biography of a young teenager who lived under Nazi occupation in the Netherlands. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Michael Eric Dyson
February 2, 2016

In Michael Eric Dyson’s rich and nuanced book new book, The Black Presidency: Barack Obama and the Politics of Race in America, Dyson writes with passion and understanding about Barack Obama’s “sad and disappointing” performance regarding race and black concerns in his two terms in office. While race has defined his tenure, Obama has been “reluctant to take charge” and speak out candidly about the nation’s racial woes, determined to remain “not a black leader but a leader who is black.” Dyson cogently examines Obama’s speeches and statements on race, from his first presidential campaign through recent events—e.g., the Ferguson riots and the eulogy for the Rev. Clementa Pinckney in Charleston—noting that the president is careful not to raise the ire of whites and often chastises blacks for their moral failings. At his best, he spoke with “special urgency for black Americans” during the Ferguson crisis and was “at his blackest,” breaking free of constraints, in his “Amazing Grace” Charleston eulogy. Dyson writes here as a realistic, sometimes-angry supporter of the president. View video >