Indie Book Reviews (page 6)

HOPSCOTCH by Steve Cushman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 31, 2017

"A clear, inspiring story about needing a bit of hope to cross the distance."
In his latest novel, Cushman (Hospital Work, 2013, etc.) introduces a minor miracle into a staid hospital setting, and magic happens. Read full book review >
VANISHING POINT by E.V. Legters
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 27, 2017

"A heartbreaking and exquisite story about emotional violence."
A novel traces a forlorn woman's romantic and artistic journey. Read full book review >

WHOLE AGAIN by Colleen S. Myers
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 27, 2017

"An often entertaining, if predictable, tale featuring mainstays of Southern romances—war veterans, delicate blondes, and the drama of wealthy elites."
In Myers' (Rael, 2016, etc.)romance, the first of a planned trilogy, a newly divorced socialite can't wait to start over and live according to her own rules—but then a killer tries to take it all away.Read full book review >
PRESSURE by Malik Wade
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 27, 2017

"An engaging work by a drug dealer turned advocate."
Wade explores his journey through crime, punishment, and redemption in this debut motivational memoir. Read full book review >
CUTIE’S BIG ADVENTURES by Felicia Di John
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 25, 2017

"A tale with vivid illustrations and an engaging dog protagonist."
In this children's picture book, a daring Chihuahua escapes through an open window and makes a new friend. Read full book review >

WILD BOY by John Du Cane
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 25, 2017

"A swift, intriguing journey through one man's unique life."
Du Cane (Five Animal Frolics, 2002, etc.) provides a breezy memoir of his wide-ranging wanderings. Read full book review >
NATURAL CONCLUSIONS FROM THE ROCKIES by David F. Baker
NON-FICTION
Released: May 24, 2017

"The lessons of the natural world seen engagingly, but narrow-mindedly, through a scriptural lens."
A book of insights about finding Christian inspiration in nature. Read full book review >
LAST SEEN by J.L. Doucette
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 23, 2017

"A missing person tale with a strong setting and cast of characters."
A girl is gone and psychologist Dr. Pepper Hunt, the last person to see her alive, joins the investigation in this mystery-franchise debut. Read full book review >
THE BIOGRAPHIES OF ORDINARY PEOPLE by Nicole Dieker
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 23, 2017

"A story that's studded with emotional insights despite its lack of narrative drive."
Dieker's debut novel charts the twists and turns of a family's life at the dawn of the digital age. Read full book review >
LIFE WOULD SUCK WITHOUT YOU by Jennifer Preuss
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 23, 2017

"A pleasant remembrance and an easygoing beach read."
A memoir about friendship, womanhood, and the idea that girls just want to have fun. Read full book review >
A LIFE WORTHWHILE by K.C. Swanson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 23, 2017

"Awkward prose undermines this story of troubled siblings, despite its strong sense of place."
Brothers cope with difficult circumstances in this debut novel set in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. Read full book review >
IT'S JUST SO... LITTLE! by Brenda Faatz
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 23, 2017

"An appealing tale for an expanding family."
A picture-book sequel continues to explore the life of a rambunctious, redheaded protagonist as she prepares to become a big sister. 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 >