Indie Book Reviews (page 6)

A PROMISE GIVEN  by Michelle Cox
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 24, 2018

"A pleasant, escapist diversion."
In this third series installment, a newly engaged couple from 1930s Chicago visits blue-blooded relations in England. Read full book review >
THE BUILDING by Richard  Snodgrass
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 22, 2018

"An audacious, gripping, and wise novel.
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In Snodgrass' (Kitchen Things, 2013, etc.) novel, a complex construction project teeters on the brink of failure, pitting workers against each other. Read full book review >

The Bioman Chronicles by A.L.F.I.E.
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 22, 2018

"A thrilling superhero journey that remains smart and thoughtful."
A young man must make radical leaps in perception to save humanity from a powerful artificial intelligence in this debut sci-fi novel. Read full book review >
THE JAGUAR'S STORY by Kosa  Ely
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 21, 2018

"An excellent new tale reiterating an old—but still relevant—ecological issue."
A jaguar family must move from its area in the Amazon to a safer part, untouched by human machines, in this plea to save the rainforest. Read full book review >
JACK FROST by Christopher Greyson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 19, 2018

"An unequivocal series highlight with a laudable blend of action and mystery."
Investigating a reality TV show that's facing threats and accidents, PI Jack Stratton finds himself snowbound with a murderer in the continuation of Greyson's (The Girl Who Lived, 2017, etc.) thriller series. Read full book review >

GALANTIÈRE by Mark I. Lurie
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 19, 2018

"A well-written, comprehensively researched account of one man with connections to key players in literature and politics throughout the 1900s."
A biography of a lesser-known figure of 20th-century literature, written by his distant cousin. Read full book review >
BLIND EYE by Meg  Lelvis
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 19, 2018

"More than a straight-up police procedural, this tale gives readers the excitement of the chase while taking them deep into the psyches of its diverse characters."
The adventures of Detective Jack Bailey continue as he and his partner run down clues in pursuit of a serial killer on the loose in Chicago in this sequel. Read full book review >
SWITCHED ON by Eric J.  Caron
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 18, 2018

"An often engaging chronicle of a dramatic career."
A retired U.S. Customs agent recounts an eventful career and the lessons that he drew from it. Read full book review >
YELED TOV by Daniel M. Jaffe
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 18, 2018

"An empathetic story of faith and desire."
Jaffe's (The Genealogy of Understanding, 2014, etc.) coming-of-age novel tells the story of a Jewish adolescent attempting to square his homosexuality with the teachings of his religion. Read full book review >
BE CAREFUL WHAT YOU JOUST FOR by Ryan  Hauge
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: April 17, 2018

"An addictive adventure with a familiar framework."
In this YA medieval fantasy, a noble family enjoys peacetime pursuits until history comes knocking. Read full book review >
SLIPPER by Hester Velmans
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 17, 2018

"A satisfying blend of history and myth that breathes new life into 'Cinderella.'"
A loving re-creation of a well-known fairy tale. Read full book review >
THE AMAZON DETECTIVE AGENCY by Patrick Oster
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 17, 2018

"An enjoyable diversion with a little something extra for political junkies and followers of the Supreme Court."
In this mystery, a Supreme Court justice suddenly dies days before the court is expected to rule on a Florida presidential election recount. 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 >