Indie Book Reviews (page 5)

UNDERSTANDING THE ALACRÁN by Jonathan LaPoma
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 23, 2017

"A bit off-kilter as a coming-of-age story, but it succeeds as an account of an American abroad trying to escape—and see beyond—the tourist traps."
A recent graduate ditches Buffalo, New York, for a monthslong stay in a Mexican college town in this novel. Read full book review >
Released: Aug. 23, 2017

"Intriguing investment advice that's as pertinent to the market today as it was decades ago."
Schiller (Investor's Guide to Special Situations in the Stock Market, 1966, etc.) offers a guide to investing during specific corporate situations. Read full book review >

WINGS UNSEEN by Rebecca Gomez Farrell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 22, 2017

"This inventive epic about two kingdoms soars above its faults."
War, treachery, and star-crossed lovers abound in this high fantasy novel. Read full book review >
THE HIDDEN LOCH by Marlaine Maddux White
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 22, 2017

"A charming illustrated adventure under the sea."
In this debut graphic novel for children, a young plesiosaur must undertake a dangerous quest for the sake of her secret homeland. Read full book review >
MARY POSER by Angel A.
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 21, 2017

"A few flaws but entertaining and romantic."
In A's debut novel, an update of Jane Austen's Persuasion, a Nashville woman struggles with perfectionism, attraction to a Hindu filmmaker, and an overbearing mother.Read full book review >

VISITATIONS by Lee Upton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 16, 2017

"Poignant, exquisite, and endlessly witty."
Upton's (The Tao of Humiliation, 2014, etc.) latest collection comprises stories inhabited by characters entangled in either classic literature or their own convoluted tales. Read full book review >
BRIDGE OF THE GODS by Diane Rios
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 15, 2017

"An engaging adventure that shows the strength that can be discovered amid tragedy."
This middle-grade debut finds an audacious child—with a knack for bonding with animals—thrown into peril by her scheming uncle. Read full book review >
GREEN by Tom Baker
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 15, 2017

"A sharp and intriguing tale about a gay draftee in the '60s."
A novel tells the story of a gay Army recruit in the Vietnam era. Read full book review >
FINDING MY BADASS SELF by Sherry Stanfa-Stanley
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 15, 2017

"A delightfully breezy read about experimentation, often humorous and companionable."
In this debut memoir, a woman devises a plan to yank herself out of a midlife malaise. Read full book review >
COUNTING WOLVES by Michael F. Stewart
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 14, 2017

"A deeply affecting, hard-to-put-down work that depicts a girl's dark odyssey through obsession toward healing insight."
In this latest novel by a prolific author of YA fiction, a teenager's life spirals out of control as she desperately attempts to evade the savage manifestation of her fear. Read full book review >
JACK OF HEARTS by Christopher Greyson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 14, 2017

"A mystery with a sharp protagonist whose appeal is matched by that of the characters surrounding him."
Former cop Jack Stratton takes a case in his parents' gated community in this installment of Greyson's (And Then She Was Gone, 2016, etc.) mystery series. Read full book review >
THE CLAN CALLING by Wendy Terrien
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 11, 2017

"A fresh installment with a realistic protagonist whom teens will want to follow into the realms of the paranormal."
In Terrien's (The Rampart Guards, 2016) YA fantasy sequel, a teenager comes face to face with shape-shifters and unwanted responsibilities.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 >