Indie Book Reviews (page 592)

A MONSTER FOR TEA by Walter Williams
Released: Dec. 3, 2013

"A simple story that will charm little ones and diminish some of the terror surrounding monsters."
In Williams' children's book, a little girl and a monster begin an unlikely friendship in a story about keeping an open mind. Read full book review >
STUDS AND STILETTOS by Bev Pettersen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 3, 2013

"An entertaining, if somewhat formulaic, romance with enjoyable characters and an intriguing setting."
Pettersen's (Horses and Heroin, 2013, etc.) newest romantic suspense novel tells the story of love and murder on a movie set. Read full book review >

DURING A DRY SEASON by Portia Tewogbade
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 3, 2013

"A novel that offers an original, compelling facet of the African-American female experience."
In Tewogbade's debut novel, Garnett, an African-American woman, immigrates with her husband to his home in Nigeria and struggles with the values of a tribal society. Read full book review >
The Door Had Never Been Locked by Leo Grieben
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 3, 2013

"An unfailingly optimistic take on the quintessential American success story."
An intriguing, upbeat memoir of an Argentinian doctor coming to America to practice his craft. Read full book review >
Death at Painted Cave by B A Smith
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 3, 2013

"A plot-driven tale of intrigue and human attraction."
From the hills of Santa Barbara to a liaison in Nicaragua, Smith's (The Psychology of Sex & Gender, 2006) energetic mystery, the first in a planned series, pieces together a fast-paced tale of murder and love. Read full book review >

The Dragon in the Room by J. K. E. Rose
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 3, 2013

"The poems' raw, emotional power remains overshadowed by their uneven quality."
In this poetry collection, the author airs her grievances on abusive relationships and raising children. Read full book review >
UNFOLDING UNIVERSE by Paula Amar Schwartz
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 3, 2013

"The writer's optimism comes through, but the verse leaves little impression."
Sections of verse, meditations and memoir consider nature, travel and spiritual experience. Read full book review >
UNSPENT MOTION by Celeste Newbrough
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 3, 2013

"An intimate portrayal of lives whose final chapters often go largely unobserved; best appreciated by those interested in feminist literature and issues of aging."
A collection of short stories and a novella that explore love, aging, loss and solitude from a feminist perspective. Read full book review >
MY FATHER'S KEEP by Ed Abell
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 3, 2013

"A sincere, though at times predictable, account of a momentous physical and emotional journey."
In this debut memoir, an aging son embarks on a trek to secure a final resting place for his father's ashes and his turbulent childhood memories. Read full book review >
MISTAKEN ENEMY by Dennis Nehamen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 3, 2013

"Mysticism confuses this otherwise riveting, ripped-from-the headlines suspense novel."
In the first installment of a political thriller series, Nehamen (Wrapped: The First Ever Musical Novel, 2013) introduces an author destined to uncover a terror plot. Read full book review >
HENRY'S RE-ENTRY by Welcome Cole
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 3, 2013

"Cole maps out a propulsive emotional journey."
Cole's (The Pleasure of Memory, 2013) novel is equal parts snark-filled road trip and bittersweet confrontation of past sins. Read full book review >
OVERDOSE by Glen Apseloff
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 2, 2013

"An intriguing thriller set against a backdrop of clinical drug tests and medical research."
In Apseloff's (Dying to Remember, 2013) latest medical thriller, a clinical drug trial turns deadly and a doctor goes on the run to track down her would-be killer. 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 >