Indie Book Reviews (page 6)

THE EVOLUTION OF ROBERT CARR by Paul K Lovett
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: March 1, 2015

"A somewhat uneven sci-fi tale that admirably handles weighty philosophical concepts with a light touch."
In Lovett's debut sci-fi satire, a young man's technological upgrade doesn't go as expected. Read full book review >
Auschwitz #34207 by Nancy Sprowell Geise
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 2015

"A riveting, well-documented account of survival that's harrowing, inspiring and unforgettable."
Debut biographer Geise (The Eighth Sea, 2012) tells the remarkable story of Joe Rubinstein, a survivor of the Holocaust. Read full book review >

Released: March 1, 2015

"The dumbed-down science with humor works well, but by discounting the dignity of man and his spiritual nature, the book may lose some spiritually inclined readers."
Humorist and computer expert Hicken debuts with an entertaining view of the origins of the universe, humankind, and the role of self. Read full book review >
VOICES by R.E. Rowe
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Feb. 27, 2015

"A well-written, if somewhat overambitious, YA tale."
Rowe's (Creatures of the Lake, 2011, etc.) genre-spanning YA novel features a romance between an ex-track star with a heart problem and a brilliant street artist who hears voices. Read full book review >
ROCKY POINT ROAD by Joseph Allen
THRILLERS
Released: Feb. 27, 2015

"At a decidedly unhurried pace, this story's enlivened by its colorful characters."
In Allen's debut thriller, the drowning death of a man's estranged wife may not have been accidental. Read full book review >

IN SEARCH OF FATE by Anthony De Benedict
THRILLERS
Released: Feb. 27, 2015

"An unusual thriller that's more thoughtful than suspenseful."
In De Benedict's debut novel, a brilliant executive faces a crisis of faith and morality that will affect the entire human race. Read full book review >
TERRIBLE SWIFT SWORD by Nancy Hendricks
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 26, 2015

"An often vivid, heartbreaking story full of great historical detail and human pathos."
Five American Civil War survivors connect onboard the ill-fated steamer Sultana in Hendricks' (Senator Hattie Caraway, 2013) historical novel. Read full book review >
Physical Literacy 12 Steps Pledge Ambassadorship by Steven C. McCartney
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Feb. 26, 2015

"An often vibrant supplement for phys ed teachers."
A physical education columnist and teacher aims to motivate young people with a 12-step plan for attaining a lifetime of good health. Read full book review >
BAD MOOD DRIVE by Alan Douglas
THRILLERS
Released: Feb. 25, 2015

"Sturdy characters and an endless batch of surprises make the glaring translation problems relatively easy to overlook."
Getting the largest piece of a wealthy man's inheritance may drive his children to undertake a few bad deeds, including murder, in the English-language version of Douglas' debut thriller. Read full book review >
Simple Habits for Complex Times by Jennifer Garvey Berger
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Feb. 25, 2015

"Finely tuned and richly written. A welcome, insightful take on what it takes to be a highly competent leader."
Two leadership consultants offer an enlightened view of how leaders must adapt to the complexities of business. Read full book review >
DOGGERLAND by Dicko King
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 25, 2015

"A tremendous volume of poems that will illuminate and linger."
King muses on physical and ancestral connections in his debut collection of poems. Read full book review >
AXIOM by William Fleck
HISTORY
Released: Feb. 24, 2015

"An obscure tour of facts and conjecture related to the pyramids at Giza."
One man's wide-ranging approach to the mysteries of the pyramids. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Luis Alberto Urrea
April 21, 2015

Examining the borders between one nation and another, between one person and another, Luis Alberto Urrea’s latest story collection, The Water Museum, reveals his mastery of the short form. This collection includes the Edgar-award winning "Amapola" and his now-classic "Bid Farewell to Her Many Horses," which had the honor of being chosen for NPR's "Selected Shorts" not once but twice. Urrea has also recently published a poetry collection, Tijuana Book of the Dead, mixing lyricism and colloquial voices, mysticism and the daily grind. We talk to Urrea about both of his new books this week on Kirkus TV. View video >