Indie Book Reviews (page 592)

Released: May 12, 2011

"Ten well-written tales that provide subtle insights into the Jewish experience."
Gadol's debut collection comprises 10 stories on various aspects of Jewish life. Read full book review >
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: May 12, 2011

"A solid, page-turning throwback to the golden age of detective novels."
In his debut novel, Mears introduces Pinkerton detective Michael Temple, a man sent to Berlin in 1934 with one goal: bring back American film star Sara Potter. Read full book review >

BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: May 12, 2011

"On-target insights that will illuminate and enrage the average citizen."
Learsy (Over a Barrel, 2007) offers a chronological and critical perspective on the power wielded by Big Oil and Wall Street. Read full book review >
A LITTLE GIRL CALLED SQUEAKS by Debbie Maddigan
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 12, 2011

"A journey from squalor to wholeness, occasionally tiring but ultimately uplifting."
Life coach and inspirational speaker Maddigan tells Laura Gilbert's story—an unlikely triumph over abuse, addiction and despair. Read full book review >
Released: May 11, 2011

"The laughs never stop, but this one's more fun house than thrill ride."
Punch lines abound in this lighthearted spy comedy. Read full book review >

Released: May 11, 2011

"A solid read for devout Christians, conservatives and self-help book aficionados; skeptics and atheists may find it hard to swallow."
America is fast asleep and one man believes the key to winning the war for the soul of America lies in understanding hypnosis. Read full book review >
Released: May 11, 2011

"A thoughtful book that could actually save employers some serious money."
Putting a positive spin on workers' compensation. Read full book review >
Released: May 10, 2011

"Historical fiction about the lives of young civil rights activists."
A college student gets caught up in the civil rights movement in Langer's debut novel. Read full book review >
BLOOD OF THE DRAGON by Larry Howard
THRILLERS
Released: May 10, 2011

"A dense but satisfying read that will please devotees of the blockbuster political thriller."
A timely, complex thriller about the global politics of fossil fuels, patents and the promise of technological progress. Read full book review >
THE SCARE by Robert Shaw
THRILLERS
Released: May 10, 2011

"An overcooked contemporary Gothic splatter-fest."
Jealousy is at the heart of this brutal horror story pulsing with axe-wielding gnomes and blood-spewing cats. Read full book review >
THE FUGITIVE’S DOCTOR by Deirdre-Elizabeth Parker
THRILLERS
Released: May 10, 2011

"A compelling tale of the ultimate faithful wife, though the telling is hindered by an awkward structure and lacks emotional impact."
A woman works diligently to obtain her husband's release from prison. Read full book review >
CHOICES by Bill Vallar
Released: May 7, 2011

"Flat characters and a straightforward plot make for an uninspiring read."
An all-star kid tracks down a bank robber in Vallar's debut novel. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Fatima Bhutto
April 14, 2015

Set during the American invasion of Afghanistan, Fatima Bhutto’s debut novel The Shadow of the Crescent Moon begins and ends one rain-swept Friday morning in Mir Ali, a small town in Pakistan’s Tribal Areas close to the Afghan border. Three brothers meet for breakfast. Soon after, the eldest, Aman Erum, recently returned from America, hails a taxi to the local mosque. Sikandar, a doctor, drives to the hospital where he works, but must first stop to collect his troubled wife, who has not joined the family that morning. No one knows where Mina goes these days. But when, later in the morning, the two are taken hostage by members of the Taliban, Mina will prove to be stronger than anyone could have imagined. Our reviewer writes that The Shadow of the Crescent Moon is “a timely, earnest portrait of a family torn apart by the machinations of other people’s war games and desperately trying to survive.” View video >