Indie Book Reviews (page 6)

REHAB FOR ONE-HIT WONDERS by George  Traikovich
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 12, 2018

"A sometimes-perplexing but always diverting psychological tale."
In this novel, a guitarist/songwriter at a rehab for musicians suspects something sinister behind the treatment he and others are receiving. Read full book review >
ODE TO GRACE by Kathleen Walker Van  Karnes
Released: March 7, 2018

"A highly personal and passionate volume of Christian prayers."
Van Karnes offers prayers for all occasions in this contemporary Christian book. Read full book review >

MY SON, SAINT FRANCIS by Marcy Heidish
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 7, 2018

"An emotional, captivating Christian story in verse."
Heidish (A Misplaced Woman, 2016, etc.) presents an account of St. Francis of Assisi's life, as told from his father's perspective in poetic form.Read full book review >
OUTSIDE MYSELF by Kristen   Witucki
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 6, 2018

"A human, humane, and uplifting story."
Witucki offers a bittersweet novel about a friendship between two blind people of different ages. Read full book review >
THE STUPENDOUS ADVENTURES OF MIGHTY MARTY HAYES by Lora L.  Hyler
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 6, 2018

"A thrilling tale with series potential that highlights science, spying, black history, and the importance of family."
An African-American tween uses espionage skills and superpowers in this debut middle-grade novel. Read full book review >

SECRETS AND SHADOWS by Roberta Silman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 5, 2018

"A harrowing story that readers will find compelling to the very end."
The past is never really past in Silman's (Boundaries, 2015, etc.) latest novel, in which a man thinks back to his childhood in World War II-era Berlin. Read full book review >
AMERICAN RIVER: CURRENTS  by Mallory M.  O'Connor
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 5, 2018

"A well-paced historical soap opera."
O'Connor (American River: Tributaries, 2017, etc.) returns with the second volume of her trilogy about three California families (the McPhalans, the Moraleses, and the Ashidas) whose members' lives have repeatedly intersected over the past century.Read full book review >
SHIRLEY TEMPLE IS MISSING by Kathryn Smith
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 4, 2018

"Fluid prose enhances this light, enjoyable visit to the 1930s."
In an imaginative caper set in 1935, a dimwitted assistant consul for cultural affairs in Italy devises a plan to kidnap child superstar Shirley Temple. Read full book review >
TO THE END OF DAYS by Arnold Holtzman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2018

"An adventure full of surprises but hampered by uneven dialogue."
A historical novel chronicles one Jewish immigrant's strange journey. Read full book review >
Released: March 1, 2018

"An expertly presented, application-focused overview of Jungian concepts for deep philosophical thinkers."
A Jungian expert compiles principles that promote wholeness. Read full book review >
AMAZING GRACE by S.E. Sasaki
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: March 1, 2018

"Fresh intelligence, danger, and complexity await sci-fi fans."
This third volume of a space station series reinvigorates a familiar villain and introduces new allies. Read full book review >
THURSDAY'S CHILD by Joseph Wurtenbaugh
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2018

"An entertaining tale about perseverance that is perhaps better classified as a satisfying mystery than a romance."
An up-and-coming attorney meets a mysterious man and begins to question the life she has built for herself in this suspenseful story. 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 >