Indie Book Reviews (page 592)

Released: Nov. 19, 2011

"Sincere, compelling and well-intentioned."
Drinnon's earnest account of serving in the Air Force during World War II. Read full book review >
DON'T LOOK BACK by Vicki Tharp
Released: Nov. 19, 2011

"An entertaining but sometimes discordant blend of nerve-wracking fear and randy ooh-la-la."
A serial killer is just one of the men jockeying for the heroine's attention in this suspenseful, distracted romantic thriller. Read full book review >

Released: Nov. 19, 2011

"A surprisingly fresh, funny and fiery mystery that envelopes the reader in a uniquely colorful world."
In this novella, a young attorney risks his career and life to bring justice to his wrongfully accused clients—zombies, vampires and other arcane species shunned by society. Read full book review >
THE HUMAN FORECAST by Galileo K. Darwin
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 19, 2011

"A futurist looks into the mirror and barely recognizes the strange human being staring back."
A remarkably frank, comprehensive assessment of 21st-century life is only the staging area for one of the richest, wildly imaginative rocket ship rides into the future of humanity. Read full book review >
The TikiMan and the DragonFly by J. L. Ramirez
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 19, 2011

"A short, original folk tale with a message that young readers will eagerly identify with."
A small dragonfly realizes that size is not what makes someone important in this original folk tale by debut picture-book writer Ramirez. Read full book review >

Released: Nov. 18, 2011

"Even for readers familiar with Cuban history, there are many discoveries to be made here."
There's something for everyone in this portrait of Cuba as a nation full of paradoxes that seem to exasperate residents and observers alike, regardless of political affiliation. Read full book review >
Released: Nov. 18, 2011

"Could entertain a young audience, but more advanced readers will have moved beyond this simple style and plot."
In an illustrated, easy-to-read story with animal characters, Yang attempts to educate young children about fiscal responsibility. Read full book review >
Released: Nov. 18, 2011

"A notable debut that infuses an engrossing legal procedural with deep empathy."
A young attorney struggles to humanize the law—and himself—in this quietly absorbing legal tale. Read full book review >
THE HOUSE OF SAND by Terrence Douglas
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 18, 2011

"Sharp satire with crisp, intelligent writing and spot-on characterizations."
With wit as dry as desert sand, Douglas takes a satiric look at greed and gluttony in the mythical realm of Aquifia, a kingdom that arose from the sand. Read full book review >
A THOUSAND VOICES  by Jeri Parker
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 18, 2011

"A loving tribute to friendship that proves how one person can influence the life of another."
As a young teacher, Parker is introduced to a deaf child who immediately captures her heart; they communicate with each other beyond a standard language system and forge a friendship that lasts a lifetime. Read full book review >
MILLIE THE MOUTH by Freddi French
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 18, 2011

"A delightful children's tale with an engaging, larger-than-life lead character."
Twin siblings Sara and Paul discover a giant mouse named Millie in the fridge in French's debut picture book. Read full book review >
Released: Nov. 17, 2011

"Though the tradition of Mary in Ephesus is more myth than fact, this is nevertheless a fascinating account of what might have been."
Exotic customs, spiritual upheavals and personal growth surround Mary, mother of Jesus, in her new life in Ephesus in Bacon's in-depth historical drama. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Sara Paretsky
author of BRUSH BACK
July 28, 2015

No one would accuse V. I. Warshawski of backing down from a fight, but there are a few she’d be happy to avoid. High on that list is tangling with Chicago political bosses. Yet that’s precisely what she ends up doing when she responds to Frank Guzzo’s plea for help in Brush Back, the latest thriller from bestselling author Sara Paretsky. For six stormy weeks back in high school, V.I. thought she was in love with Frank. He broke up with her, she went off to college, he started driving trucks for Bagby Haulage. She forgot about him until the day his mother was convicted of bludgeoning his kid sister, Annie, to death. Stella Guzzo was an angry, uncooperative prisoner and did a full 25 years for her daughter’s murder. Newly released from prison, Stella is looking for exoneration, so Frank asks V.I. for help. “Paretsky, who plots more conscientiously than anyone else in the field, digs deep, then deeper, into past and present until all is revealed,” our reviewer writes. View video >