Indie Book Reviews (page 5)

THE BIOGRAPHIES OF ORDINARY PEOPLE by Nicole Dieker
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 22, 2018

"A shrewdly unique portrait of everyday America."
This second installment of a two-volume novel charts the everyday lives of the members of a Missouri-based family and its acquaintances. Read full book review >
HUSH, MY INNER SLEUTH by M.E.  Meegs
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 21, 2018

"Possibilities abound in this meta-noir page-turner."
College grad Willie Tigue, "looking forward to an adventure," gets one in spades when she is seemingly possessed by a freshly deceased private eye in 1940s Hollywood. Read full book review >

POMP AND CIRCUMSTANCE by William Cobb
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 20, 2018

"A meandering, comically flat sendup of higher education."
Cobb's farcical novel explores the sexually dysfunctional dynamics of a college campus. Read full book review >
MISS JANE by Kat  Meads
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 20, 2018

"A sharp and tightly crafted tale of campus exploitation."
A young college student begins an affair with her history professor in this novel. Read full book review >
CHANTING THE FEMININE DOWN by James C.  McCullagh
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 20, 2018

"An intelligent but fictionally unspectacular drama."
A female Christian-theology student struggles in a male-dominated religious landscape in McCullagh's (USS Bunker Kills, 2014, etc.) novel. Read full book review >

THE ROUND OF YOUR LIFE by Andre  Huu
Released: May 16, 2018

"An inspirational and illuminating exploration of a golf metaphor."
A physical therapist compares his life to a round of golf to determine his score in this debut motivational memoir. Read full book review >
RAY VS THE MEANING OF LIFE by Michael F. Stewart
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 15, 2018

"A tale spins its answer to an age-old question into an inclusive, hilarious, and thought-provoking yarn."
A teenager will inherit an RV park if he figures out the meaning of life in this YA novel. Read full book review >
LAST TRIP HOME by Wanda Maureen  Miller
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 15, 2018

"An emotionally astute account of the oppressive confines of an unhappy family life."
In this novelistic memoir, a woman chronicles her anguish under her father's tyranny and her escape through education. Read full book review >
MELTDOWN by GP  James
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 15, 2018

"A suspenseful and entertaining disaster novel."
James tells the story of a nuclear power plant employee racing to save New York City from destruction in this thriller. Read full book review >
THE TRAIL TO TINCUP by Joyce Lynette  Hocker
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 15, 2018

"An inspiring and moving account of a caring family."
A former communications professor and clinical psychologist takes readers on a journey of death, grief, and acceptance in this memoir. Read full book review >
THE GOOD TWIN by Marti  Green
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 15, 2018

"They're siblings, but their blood runs cold, turning what could have been a heartwarming reunion into a heart-stopping thriller."
Separated at birth, twin sisters are embroiled in a murder plot—against each other. Read full book review >
THE DREAMACHINE by William Dickerson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 15, 2018

"While portions fall victim to bland violence, this thriller explores a variety of intriguing topics."
A sci-fi novel examines a web developer's bizarre past and dangerous future. 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 >