Indie Book Reviews (page 6)

How Do I Keep My Employees Motivated? by George Langelett
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: May 13, 2014

"An intriguing, surprisingly practical management theory that's a good fit for the modern workplace."
Langelett's debut explores a new theory of management designed to motivate today's highly skilled employees.Management theory has generally focused on motivating employees through intellectual, reason-based methods. Read full book review >
The Do-Nothing by Brannon Perkison
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 12, 2014

"Limited in thrills though extensive in detail, a worthy contribution to the coming-of-age genre."
A debut coming-of-age novel about a teenager in East Texas. Read full book review >

Kate's Escape from the Billable Hour by Petula Parker
ROMANCE
Released: May 12, 2014

"Enjoyable chick lit with a rollicking, humorous plot."
In this debut rom-com novel, a burned-out, formerly overweight young lawyer goes to Barcelona in search of the attractive male exchange student from her past.When Kate Billings, a second-year lawyer at Krapp & Lipschitz, attends her annual performance review, the partners object to her freckles and pro bono work, ignoring the record amount of billable hours she has put in for the Scottsdale, Arizona, firm. Read full book review >
Childhood Games by J.M. Roach
THRILLERS
Released: May 9, 2014

"Relentless action helps to sustain interest in a thriller with a formidable female protagonist on a mission to save a member of the only family she knows."
In this first novel by Roach, a woman tries to escape a violent past that includes being snatched from foster care and trained to kill in a secret government experiment. Read full book review >
Magic, Machines and the Awakening of Danny Searle by John McWilliams
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: May 9, 2014

"A beautiful start to a tale of love, science and magic; it's a shame the magic doesn't last."
McWilliams' debut is, for the most part, a beautiful intersection of science and magic in which a mysterious girl and a team of scientists seek to create artificial intelligence.Scientific wunderkind Tyler Cipriani, son of the famous Aiden Cipriani, doesn't like being manipulated by his father; he had enough of that as a child when he was a test subject for his father's studies. Read full book review >

THE LAST ENCORE by Julia Butler
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 9, 2014

"A slow-building romantic novel that focuses on the vital bond between lovers."
In Butler’s debut novel, a pianist meets the love of her life but must let him go. Read full book review >
The Jingle Dancers Dress by Daniel Lee Silverthorne
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 7, 2014

"A vivid account of misfortune that may elicit simultaneous admiration and squeamishness."
Silverthorne (The Flatlands, 2014, etc.) commemorates his mother’s life by starkly depicting the abuse and addictions she suffered as well as the peace she ultimately found. Read full book review >
KNISH by Laura Silver
FOOD & COOKING
Released: May 6, 2014

"An accomplished piece of research shared in a delightfully readable way."
When is a knish more than just a knish? When it is the repository of more than a century of Jewish immigrant culture. Read full book review >
POP  by Pamela Peery
HEALTH & MEDICINE
Released: May 6, 2014

"A solid, supportive advice book to help women through the physical and mental work of childbirth."
An accessible debut guidebook for pregnant women. Read full book review >
Lorisse's Dog Training by Teresa C. Brod
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 6, 2014

"A solid effort from a talented young writer and promising illustrator."
Seven-year-old author Brod takes readers on a charming, simple journey toward a gentle joke at the end of her debut picture book. You might even call it a shaggy dog story. Read full book review >
An Anguished Cry For Our Endangered Planet by Gladwin Das
SOCIAL SCIENCES
Released: May 6, 2014

"General but sometimes inspiring guidance on what humans might achieve, should we learn to get along."
A concise, ambitious plan to save ourselves from ourselves. Read full book review >
A Bullet to Dream Of by Christopher Bartley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 6, 2014

"Another strong book about Duncan's attempts to do the right thing in an uncertain world."
In Bartley's (Unto the Daughters of Men, 2014, etc.) sixth historical noir, bank robber Ross Duncan tries to find a killer in Kansas City, Missouri, amid the fraying underworld peace.In 1934, in an idyllic farmhouse outside of Kansas City, Duncan and friends discuss the finer points of guns, eat a home-cooked meal made by one man's wife and then execute a gangster tied up under a tree. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Michael Morton
author of GETTING LIFE
July 7, 2014

Jailed for a crime he didn't commit with no hope of ever being freed, Michael Morton has returned to society with a great deal of grace. He recounts his story in his new book Getting Life, and with us on Kirkus TV. View video >