Indie Book Reviews (page 5)

Somehow I Am Different by Alyssa Petersel
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: March 17, 2016

"A journey through the lives of young Eastern European Jews that's not to be missed."
Petersel's debut explores the revitalization of the Hungarian Jewish community in 21 oral histories of millennial Jews. Read full book review >
Cinnamon Diamonds by Mark Piper
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 17, 2016

"An entertaining, well-written tale, but its unexpected tonal shift suggests that it might have worked better as part of a longer work."
A short yarn about seafaring and the origin of doughnuts. Read full book review >

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 16, 2016

"A gripping story stymied by wildly out-of-date views on women's roles and sexuality."
A British husband and wife tell stories of fertility treatments and harrowing hospital stays in this self-help book aimed at couples struggling to start a family. Read full book review >
Red Phoenix Burning by Larry Bond
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 16, 2016

"Readers should hardly notice the novel's epic length, breezing through laudable characters and a global plot running at full tilt."
In this military thriller, a coup in North Korea begets civil war, which, given the country's chemical and nuclear weapons, could have worldwide repercussions. Read full book review >
Mitzi The Dish Rag Dog by Francisco A. Figueroa
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 16, 2016

"A slight but sweet dogcentric tale that resonates with warmth and sincerity.
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A playful pup gives voice to her happy, everyday life in this simple, rhyming children's picture book by debut author Figueroa. Read full book review >

The End of Democracy and Faith by Sean Wallace
SOCIAL SCIENCES
Released: March 15, 2016

"A sometimes-intriguing but often familiar treatise against the oppressive forces of democracy and religion."
In this debut work of political philosophy, Wallace argues that American society is hindered by the twin restraints of democracy and religion. Read full book review >
Shadows of the Sun Dynasty by Vrinda Sheth
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 15, 2016

"An impressive recounting of an ancient South Asian legend."
Sheth (Prince Rama Son of the Solar Dynasty, 2012) retells the Ramayana for a contemporary audience in this YA novel.Read full book review >
Schism by Britt Holewinski
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 14, 2016

"This apocalyptic teen drama's character interactions may draw readers in, but its vigorous story will keep them hooked."
In Holewinski's debut YA dystopian thriller and series opener, teenage survivors of a catastrophic viral outbreak find a desolate United States where a fiendish few have taken power. Read full book review >
The Hunted Tribe by Roma Gray
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 12, 2016

"Equally appealing back story and characters make a sequel to this novel about an animal spirit something to look forward to."
A teen descendant of a tribe cursed by an ancient creature may be the one who can save his bloodline in this horror tale. Read full book review >
CURRENT AFFAIRS
Released: March 12, 2016

"A lengthy manifesto for AMCAP that lays out a vision for an ascendant black America."
Rempson (Minority Access to Higher Education In N.Y. City, 1972) examines what he sees as the root causes of education and economic-mobility gaps that affect African-American males.Read full book review >
Power by Julie Diamond
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: March 10, 2016

"An intensely readable field guide to using power without abusing it."
A book offers a taxonomy of the different kinds of power and a manual for understanding and employing it. Read full book review >
I Come to Morning by Gale Gesner
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 10, 2016

"Not all the verses here produce the same spark, but certainly enough do to warrant a look."
Meditations and observations from a young writer who died much too early. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Marilu Henner
author of CHANGING NORMAL
April 26, 2016

After they’d been dating only a short while, and as they were falling in love, Marilu Henner and Michael Brown were hit with the ultimate bad news: Michael was diagnosed with cancer. Refusing traditional care, they pieced together a personal and holistic view on battling his cancer, all while forging an unbreakable bond. In this moving and informative book, Marilu pulls back the curtain on how they dealt with the blow. She relates her holistic perspective on health—including the superfoods, exercises, and immunotherapy they used to fight back—and why a diagnosis doesn’t have to be the end of romance or of a happy and fulfilling life. “An inspiring love story wrapped in a serious call for new ways to treat disease,” our reviewer writes. View video >