Indie Book Reviews (page 6)

REACHING THE SHORE by Bonnie Jane  Hall
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 6, 2018

"A book that often effectively memorializes a beloved son who fiercely pursued redemption."
Hall (Earthships, 2017, etc.) recounts the experience of watching her son, co-author Douma (Hard Light, 2016, etc.), grow into an accomplished, caring man despite the limitations imposed on him by a life behind bars. Read full book review >
TRUMPED by Francis J.  Roche
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 5, 2018

"Though its execution isn't entirely successful, this slapstick political tale repeatedly hits a bull's-eye."
In this debut farce, the U.S. president makes it his personal mission to take out his enemies in Iran and North Korea. Read full book review >

BALLET FOR LIFE by Finis Jhung
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 5, 2018

"Browsable inspiration for dancers of any age or physical ability."
Ballet master Jhung (The Finis Jhung Ballet Technique, 2014) leaps into the spotlight with a memoir about his life and enduring career. Read full book review >
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 5, 2018

"A historically sharp and dramatically stirring love story."
A historical dramatization of the 15th-century marriage between Anne of Brittany and Charles VIII of France. Read full book review >
SEVENTEEN AND TRYING TO SURVIVE by Morgan  Gregory
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 4, 2018

"A touching tale with a mature, likable role model for teens who have suffered abuse."
Based on the author's life, this debut novel tells a harrowing story of abuse and neglect. Read full book review >

FIGURES OF THE ONE MUST GO by Victor  Living
Released: Jan. 3, 2018

"A dense philosophical work that delivers striking moments and some hazy prose."
A debut philosophical book examines life in modern times. Read full book review >
THE PUDDLE CLUB by Michael   McGruther
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Jan. 3, 2018

"A fine teaching tool that offers advice for getting through a golf game—and through life."
In this debut middle-grade fantasy novella, a young girl plays through an adventurous golf course that teaches her as much about herself as it does about the sport. Read full book review >
WHAT'S COLLEGE ABOUT ANYWAY? by Betty  Patterson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 2, 2018

"An informative, exciting book about a truly valuable topic."
A debut overview of university life, written for very young students. Read full book review >
DEAD LINKS by Joshua  Ingle
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 2, 2018

"Starring an appealing gumshoe, this ambitious hybrid punches above its weight."
A sci-fi crime novel introduces a private eye up against revolutionary technology. Read full book review >
FLAP YOUR WINGS, LITTLE ROBIN by Andrea  Legg
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 2, 2018

"An encouraging animal tale with an important message for children with disabilities."
In this debut picture book, a voiceless robin learns how to communicate with other animals. Read full book review >
AMERICAN REVOLUTION 2026 by T.T. Michael
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2018

"A briskly paced, action-packed suspense novel featuring two heroes who take on the world."
A political thriller that pits a disgraced serviceman and a political rebel against a corrupt government administration. Read full book review >
Released: Jan. 1, 2018

"A valuable guide to recovery for substance abusers and their loved ones."
A debut manual focuses on the survivors of addiction as well as family members and friends who cope with the effects. 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 >