Indie Book Reviews (page 592)

Messages from Mother.... Earth Mother by Mare Cromwell
Released: Oct. 1, 2012

"A humorous, good-natured blueprint for saving the planet."
A walk in the park sets off a mission to awaken humanity and save Earth, as Cromwell's (If I Gave You God's Phone Number, 2002) work weaves an argument for living in awareness of all life. Read full book review >
THERE ARE REASONS NOAH PACKED NO CLOTHES by Robert Jacoby
Released: Oct. 1, 2012

"A confident, strongly voiced portrait of despair and the flickering light at the end of the tunnel."
Despair and salvation mix to powerful effect in Jacoby's debut novel that follows a young man's confrontation with suicide. Read full book review >

Released: Oct. 1, 2012

"A valuable guide to competitive school admissions."
An experienced college-admissions advisor offers a comprehensive guide to gaining entrance to competitive schools from preschool to graduate school. Read full book review >
Speeding Down the Spiral by Deborah Goodman Davis
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Oct. 1, 2012

"A whirling, twisting run through one of the world's great museums that will charm young readers."
In this delightful debut children's picture book, a young girl's introduction to the Guggenheim Museum turns into a wild, unexpected adventure. Read full book review >
God's Gay Agenda by Sandra Turnbull
RELIGION
Released: Oct. 1, 2012

"An engaging, impassioned argument for acceptance from a Christian perspective."
Is God at work in societal change? In her debut, Turnbull asserts that the answer is a definitive yes. Read full book review >

THRILLERS
Released: Oct. 1, 2012

"An engaging mystery, and a sizzling debut."
In Allan's debut thriller, a priest aims to find the people responsible for his brother's murder, whatever the cost. Read full book review >
The Saeshell Book of Time: Part 1: The Death of Innocents by Rusty Biesele
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Oct. 1, 2012

"A space journey sidelined by convoluted, high-concept subplots."
A race of formless consciousnesses imprisoned in crystal intends to reform the universe in this first of a planned sci-fi series where past, present, and future occur simultaneously. Read full book review >
THE ODYSSEY OF ART O'HARA by John Loranger
Released: Sept. 29, 2012

"With harrowing suspense and an ending that is as satisfying as it is haunting, this seaman's odyssey will leave readers pondering their own life choices and courage."
A riveting tale of a World War II Navy man's survival at sea, based on the true account of the USS Indianapolis. Read full book review >
Free Jazz at the Tsukiji Fish Market by Naoto Nakamura
Released: Sept. 29, 2012

"A surprising catch from a unique voice."
A fun, illuminating introduction to a piece of Japanese life rarely glimpsed by outsiders. Read full book review >
Book One of the Sons of Odin by L.A. Hammer
Released: Sept. 29, 2012

"A complex fantasy novel brimming with weird and whimsical details."
In Hammer's debut fantasy novel, the first of a planned series, four 20-somethings are transported to another world, where they gain great powers and battle a dark lord. Read full book review >
KEY WEST REVENGE by Lee Sweetapple
THRILLERS
Released: Sept. 29, 2012

"A thriller that sometimes gets lost in its details."
U.S. government agents battle drug dealers in Sweetapple's latest thriller, which includes characters from the author's 2005 novel Vette Head's Not Dead. Read full book review >
The Intertwined Conflict by Najebah Marafi
RELIGION
Released: Sept. 29, 2012

"A well-informed and broad-minded, if somewhat disorganized, survey of Islam."
A look at Islam through the lens of the cultures that influenced it. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Marilu Henner
author of CHANGING NORMAL
April 26, 2016

After they’d been dating only a short while, and as they were falling in love, Marilu Henner and Michael Brown were hit with the ultimate bad news: Michael was diagnosed with cancer. Refusing traditional care, they pieced together a personal and holistic view on battling his cancer, all while forging an unbreakable bond. In this moving and informative book, Marilu pulls back the curtain on how they dealt with the blow. She relates her holistic perspective on health—including the superfoods, exercises, and immunotherapy they used to fight back—and why a diagnosis doesn’t have to be the end of romance or of a happy and fulfilling life. “An inspiring love story wrapped in a serious call for new ways to treat disease,” our reviewer writes. View video >