Indie Book Reviews (page 5)

CONDEMN ME NOT by Heather B. Moore
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 14, 2017

"A relatable account of a shameful episode in American history, although its sensibility seems overly modern at times."
This historical novel tells the story of Moore's (An Ocean Away, 2017, etc.) ancestor, who was hanged for witchcraft in Salem, Massachusetts, in the 17th century.Read full book review >
RENEGADE RED by Lauren Bird Horowitz
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 14, 2017

"A bloody, action-stuffed rescue mission in the supernatural world of the Fae."
In Book 2 of Horowitz's (Shattered Blue, 2015) YA fantasy series, The Light Trilogy, a teen's battle with brutal metaphysical forces develops her inner skills. Read full book review >

WEARING THE CAT by H.D. Woodard
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 14, 2017

"An in-depth look at an officer's bawdy tour of duty."
A debut satirical novel follows one man's adventures as a dentist in the U.S. Navy. Read full book review >
WEARING THE CAT by H.D. Woodard
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 14, 2017

"A raunchy but memorable military tale."
Woodard (Wearing the Cat: Part One, 2016, etc.) delivers the second installment in his satirical series about a Navy dentist. Read full book review >
I LOVED YOU, EVEN BEFORE YOU WERE BORN! by Caron Swensen Bear
Released: March 14, 2017

"This sweet and gentle bedtime story, reinforced by soft pastel backgrounds and simple ink illustrations, assures young listeners that they have always been surrounded by love."
A debut picture book offers a letter to an eagerly awaited child. Read full book review >

THE HUNTER by Nicholas Arriaza
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 14, 2017

"An enticing tale and an effective introduction to an expansive fictional world."
In Arriaza's supernatural debut novel, a doctor aids a wounded stranger who shows up on her property and then faces a wave of otherworldly creatures. Read full book review >
PERDIDO BAY BLUES by Jacqueline Lane
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: March 10, 2017

"A tale that clearly illuminates the author's passion even if the narrative sometimes tends toward dry detail."
Debut author Lane's account of her lifelong mission to save Perdido Bay recalls how a public environmental issue along the border of Florida and Alabama became personal. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 10, 2017

"A poignant remembrance of a love forged in crisis."
A debut memoir focuses on a family wrestling with the genetic legacy of Huntington's disease. Read full book review >
FLICKERING KINGDOMS by Jeffrey Grinnell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 9, 2017

"Alive, inspired verses from a poet with ample and accomplished range."
Grinnell's debut poetry collection ranges far and wide—history poems collide with the blues, elegy provokes eulogy, and narrative breaks into lyric. Read full book review >
MAGDALENA'S SHADOW by E.E. Orme
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 9, 2017

"A sometimes-unbelievable novel that offers the melodramatic appeal of a telenovela."
In this poor-little-rich-girl YA story, a supermodel's daughter suffers, loves, and dazzles. Read full book review >
TAMBURLAINE by Gregory A. Kompes
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 9, 2017

"A colorful, surprising novel about an over-the-hill artist grappling with times gone by."
In Kompes' (The Middle Man, 2016, etc.) mystery, an aging drag performer tries to save his business—and his life.Read full book review >
THE SHINE OF LIFE by Philip Altman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 8, 2017

"A very brief memoir companionably related."
A London-based lawyer recollects some of the more memorable moments of his long career. 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 >