Indie Book Reviews (page 592)

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 2013

"Relentless and inspiring, the life of Muhammad Yunus shows how capitalism and conscience need not be at odds."
An admiring portrait of a charismatic economist and entrepreneur who found his calling as Bangladesh's "banker to the poor." Read full book review >
10,000 Babies by Silvio  Aladjem
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 2013

"A deftly written book of medical and personal accounts of the beginning of life."
A longtime obstetrician delivers a debut medical memoir with heart. Read full book review >

IN SEARCH OF AND OTHERS by Will Ludwigsen
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: March 1, 2013

"Crackerjack genre yarns with real literary depth and polish."
Mundane reality mixes with the magical and the macabre in this scintillating collection of speculative fiction. Read full book review >
HOW WE BECAME A FAMILY by Teresa Villegas
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 1, 2013

"An engaging book that will likely fulfill a need for some parents."
A book for children and their parents that confronts the fact that sometimes the answer to the question "Where did I come from?" isn't that simple. Read full book review >
Reading Emily Dickinson in Icelandic by Eva Heisler
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2013

"A vivid setting, fresh imagery and a heartfelt search for meaning easily make up for a handful of minor flaws."
An evocative new collection of literary-minded verse from the winner of the 2006 Chelsea Poetry Prize and the 2011 Emily Dickinson Award from the Poetry Society of America. Read full book review >

Released: Feb. 28, 2013

"A gorgeous journey to nowhere."
Fascinated by an idealized version of Italy he imagines from literature and art, a young gay man goes through the motions of a mundane life in the1990s, while sleep deprivation causes vivid dreams that blend strangely with reality. Read full book review >
The Way Up by Ward Jones
Released: Feb. 28, 2013

"A well-told coming-of-age story for a late bloomer, which could have used a round of restructuring."
A law school grad endures unwelcome career changes, a dire relationship with his father and a precarious marriage in Jones' (After Isaactown, 2011) latest drama. Read full book review >
Visions 2013 by Amy Trent
Released: Feb. 28, 2013

"Erotica fans with short attention spans will find these sexy quickies hard to resist."
Sensuous snippets from a fantasy sex life. Read full book review >
Between Us Only! by Majid Al Suleimany
Released: Feb. 28, 2013

"A well-rounded perspective of Omani life."
Al Suleimany (Being the Safe Driver!, 2013, etc.) collects his wide-ranging columns from the Oman Daily Observer (an English daily)into one volume. Read full book review >
The Photo Traveler by Arthur J. Gonzalez
Released: Feb. 28, 2013

"An engaging, if flawed, YA time-travel tale."
In Gonzalez's bold, imaginative young-adult debut sci-fi novel, a 17-year-old orphan discovers powers he never knew he had. Read full book review >
FUGUE by J. P. Sitler
THRILLERS
Released: Feb. 28, 2013

"A thriller with a promising, engaging concept, hampered by awkward execution."
In this mysterious debut thriller with dashes of the supernatural, a computer technician starts to lose track of time and encounters ghosts from his past. Read full book review >
DONNY AND URSULA SAVE THE WORLD by Sharon Weil
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 28, 2013

"A fun, raucous eco-novel."
A comic novel in which an unlikely pair foils a dastardly government plot. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Jeff Chang
September 20, 2016

In the provocative essays in journalist Jeff Chang’s new book We Gon’ Be Alright, Chang takes an incisive and wide-ranging look at the recent tragedies and widespread protests that have shaken the country. Through deep reporting with key activists and thinkers, personal writing, and cultural criticism, We Gon’ Be Alright links #BlackLivesMatter to #OscarsSoWhite, Ferguson to Washington D.C., the Great Migration to resurgent nativism. Chang explores the rise and fall of the idea of “diversity,” the roots of student protest, changing ideas about Asian Americanness, and the impact of a century of racial separation in housing. “He implores readers to listen, act, and become involved with today’s activists, who offer ‘new ways to see our past and our present,’ ” our reviewer writes in a starred review. “A compelling and intellectually thought-provoking exploration of the quagmire of race relations.” View video >