Indie Book Reviews (page 592)

ARCHIMEDES' CLAW by Theodore Morrison Homa
Released: Aug. 10, 2011

"A fascinating, if flawed, blend of suspense, history, time travel and shades of steampunk."
A disjointed time-travel romp through the ages authored by a physician turned first-time novelist. Read full book review >
NEXT YEAR IN JERUSALEM by L.D. Bergsgaard
THRILLERS
Released: Aug. 10, 2011

"A fast-paced, informed action/adventure story that holds the reader's attention from cover to cover."
Preying on the fears of Americans, militant Islamic factions plot the downfall and overthrow of America from within. Read full book review >

AGELESS FABLES by Seldon Thomas Childers
Released: Aug. 10, 2011

"A jaunty lot of advice, sound as ever and told with good cheer."
In their illustrated book of children's poetry, Childers and Buck present new takes on old parables, set to rhyme. Read full book review >
SPIRIT'S PATH by Lisi Mayer
Released: Aug. 9, 2011

"An expansive, uneven work that would benefit from a narrower focus."
Through the character of Karla, debut author Mayer chronicles her life, from a traumatic childhood in Austria through her retirement from successful psychiatry practice in the United States. Read full book review >
Released: Aug. 9, 2011

"Good thwarts evil in a simple, relatable way in Morrison's morality tale that entertains while avoiding saccharine moralizing."
A warm adventure story featuring man's best friends and a very special cat. Read full book review >

BUTTERFLY STORM by Suzanne Maxwell
Released: Aug. 9, 2011

"Heartwarming tale of a woman's physical transformation and spiritual journey."
An accident victim visits heaven in her dreams. Read full book review >
THRILLERS
Released: Aug. 8, 2011

"Nash has produced a surprising, entertaining tale of pulp intrigue that will leave readers clamoring for more."
Nash's debut novel is a straight-forward pulpy tale of revenge and espionage set in Southwest Florida. Read full book review >
Released: Aug. 7, 2011

"An intimate portrait of an imperfect family, offered as a tribute to its late matriarch."
Part memoir, part family history and driven by love for an absent mother. Read full book review >
THE GENITALIA SCROLLS by Barry E. Gaines
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Aug. 7, 2011

"Creatively powered silliness with cautionary undertones."
Aliens bring bad news for sexy earthlings in this otherworldly, tongue-in-cheek romp. Read full book review >
Released: Aug. 6, 2011

"A clouded window onto a future that robots will love."
Consumerism will impel us toward a marvelous machine-made world, according to this ambitious treatise on economics and technological change. Read full book review >
TRUTH CITY by Nick Sapien
Released: Aug. 5, 2011

"A smart, solid skeleton of a story that lacks muscle."
A heroic geneticist stands against a tyrannical corporation in Sapien's (Drosophila, 2007) cyberpunk novel. Read full book review >
SHIRTLESS IN ICELAND by M.S. Simpson
Released: Aug. 5, 2011

"A notable effort in need of firmer footing to reach the depths it probes."
The ex-pat cafe crowd considers the life worth living in Paris. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Jodi Picoult and Samantha van Leer
authors of OFF THE PAGE
May 19, 2015

Meet Oliver, a prince literally taken from the pages of a fairy tale and transported into the real world. Meet Delilah, the girl who wished Oliver into being. In bestseller Jodi Picoult and her daughter Samantha van Leer’s new young adult novel, Off the Page, it’s a miracle that seems perfect at first—but there are complications. To exist in Delilah’s world, Oliver must take the place of a regular boy. Enter Edgar, who agrees to play Oliver’s role in the pages of Delilah’s favorite book. But just when it seems that the plan will work, everything gets turned upside down. We talk to the mother-daughter team on Kirkus TV. View video >