Indie Book Reviews (page 592)

FORGET ME NOT by G.X. Chen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 22, 2013

"An inconsistent but appealing novel about life and love within the strictures of a repressive regime."
An emotionally resonant coming-of-age story set during China's Cultural Revolution. Read full book review >
BLOOD AND STEEL by J. T. Buckley
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Oct. 22, 2013

"A bounty of blood to satiate vampire fans."
A human and a vampire put their newfangled love on hold to stop a rogue vampire from forming an army of bloodsuckers and inciting a revolution in the author's debut supernatural thriller. Read full book review >

LEFT AT THE MANGO TREE by Stephanie Siciarz
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 22, 2013

"A tropical feast of charming, clever characters, smart storytelling and just the right amount of magic."
In this remarkable debut novel, a young girl named Almondine narrates the mystery of her own birth on the whimsical island of Oh. Read full book review >
THAT SHAKESPEARE KID by Michael LoMonico
Released: Oct. 22, 2013

"An engaging, fanciful tale of a boy who inadvertently brings the beauty and majesty of Shakespeare into everyone's lives."
In this debut YA novel, the Bard of Avon's words become commonplace when a 12-year-old boy can't stop speaking them. Read full book review >
ESCORT TO MURDER by A. S. Doosay
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 22, 2013

"A fast-paced, action-packed story that's seamy but ultimately unsatisfying."
Debut author Doosay offers a disjointed collection of dark, violent stories. Read full book review >

Released: Oct. 22, 2013

"A useful, enlightening guide to understanding and coping with Asperger's syndrome."
A guidebook offering new insights and practical advice for dealing effectively with a spouse or child diagnosed with Asperger's syndrome. Read full book review >
THE PROMISED LAND by Brian A. Curtis
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 22, 2013

"An original concept that yields a commendable, approachable reworking of the ancient Hebrew Scriptures."
An ambitious reordering of the Hebrew Bible. Read full book review >
CURSE OF THE SACRED WOLF by Ronnie Stich
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 22, 2013

"A character-driven story with traces of comedy, as in Stich's first novel, but more polished and self-assured."
In Stich's second thriller featuring the Afterlife Society (The Assassination Race, 2013, etc.), members race to stop an apparently possessed man from revealing details of the secret society, only to find something far more sinister at work. Read full book review >
DAUGHTER OF JERUSALEM by Joanne Otto
Released: Oct. 22, 2013

"A moving, exquisitely written tale of a young woman's search for meaning."
In this YA debut, a plucky Bible-era heroine finds contentment by following her heart. Read full book review >
STARK RAVING NAKED by Richmond Lewis
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 22, 2013

"An often entertaining novel that might have benefited from a hearty edit."
Lewis' debut novel, a farcical mystery, pits an immature newspaper reporter against an angry, conservative town. Read full book review >
24 Sussex Drive by Sherrie Todd-Beshore
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 22, 2013

"Watching the protagonist brave government and the electoral process remains riveting even if it overshadows the bad guys."
A columnist enters Canadian politics to thwart corruption and catches the unwelcome attention of a network of Russian sleeper agents in this thriller. Read full book review >
DONS OF TIME by Greg Guma
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 21, 2013

"Well-constructed, action-flooded sci-fi set in a realistic historical world."
A fast-paced sci-fi thriller featuring time travel to Victorian England. 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 >