Indie Book Reviews (page 6)

THE POWER OF RARE by Victoria Jackson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 26, 2017

"An incredibly inspiring and enterprising story of a mother's tireless endeavor to cure the ailment plaguing her daughter and others across the globe."
A cosmetic company mogul, philanthropist, and recent inductee into the National Women's Hall of Fame recounts how a rare disease and the fight for a cure galvanized her family. Read full book review >
DEPTH OF LIES by E.C. Diskin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 26, 2017

"A sometimes-glib mystery that's at its best when it explores what lies beneath the surface of suburbia."
A woman's search for answers after her friend is found dead in a bathtub uncovers secrets and lies in this novel. Read full book review >

LOVING LINDSEY by Linda Atwell
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 26, 2017

"A brutally honest, affecting memoir of family resilience."
In her debut memoir, former entrepreneur and catastrophic claims adjuster Atwell chronicles the challenges of helping an adult child with disabilities transition to independent living. Read full book review >
THE OTHER NEW GIRL by L.B. Gschwandtner
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 26, 2017

"A potent exploration of youth, innocence, and the abuse of authority."
A surprise encounter prompts a woman to recall her experiences at a parochial school in Gschwandtner's novel. Read full book review >
BLACK OFFICER, WHITE NAVY by Reuben Keith  Green
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 25, 2017

"A frank and detailed memoir of service in the face of discrimination."
An officer recounts the obstacles he faced as a minority in the Navy in this debut memoir. Read full book review >

BLOOD MEMORY SOCIETY by D.A. Field
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 24, 2017

"Methodically maps out its concept; an admirable start to a series rife with potential."
A doctor must aid a handful of people with life-changing abilities, all of whom are targets for assassination, in Field's debut thriller. Read full book review >
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 23, 2017

"Despite this study's striking and provocative scholarship, many readers will likely be put off by its bombastic style."
A new interpretation of the Bible challenges both its detractors and apologists. Read full book review >
Released: Sept. 21, 2017

"While it remains laudably honest, this book will likely appeal mostly to Christian readers with similar views."
A semiautobiographical collection of opinions examines Christianity and contemporary topics. Read full book review >
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 21, 2017

"A chirpy doomsday tale starring a Bridget Jones-esque protagonist."
A California girl finds the hunky love of her life in a Barnes & Noble—and he turns out to be an ancient alien, the harbinger of Earth's destruction. Read full book review >
THE DAY GOD PLAYED BASEBALL by John Henry Hardy
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 20, 2017

"A nostalgic, heartwarming look at small-town baseball, but its scheming villain can make it difficult to take seriously at times."
Hardy (When Brothers Meet, 2017, etc.) tells the story of a small, baseball-loving town in Pennsylvania as it prepares for the annual league championship game—but the rivalry between two teams goes much deeper than friendly competition. Read full book review >
BLAZE by S.L. Menear
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 20, 2017

"An exciting paranormal action tale, notwithstanding its excessive plot summaries."
In the third installment of Menear's (Poseidon's Sword, 2015, etc.) thriller series, an airline pilot is the key to activating a weapon with the potential to destroy much of the world. Read full book review >
NOT SO SCARY JERRY by Shelley  Kinder
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 19, 2017

"A charming monster tale with an appealing theme."
A not-so-terrifying bedtime monster, inspired by his assigned child, discovers what he really wants to do with his life in this debut picture book. 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 >