Indie Book Reviews (page 6)

THE HUNGER SAINT by Olivia Kate Cerrone
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 11, 2017

"A well-crafted and affecting literary tale about a young Italian miner."
A debut novella tells the story of child workers laboring in Sicily's sulfur mines. Read full book review >
Released: April 11, 2017

"A lively, readable trove of invaluable personal and practical advice for new moms."
A guide for mothers returning to the workplace after maternity leave. Read full book review >

LAST SUMMER AT EDEN by Christina Hergenrader
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 11, 2017

"An amusing, romantic, and uplifting YA tale."
In Hergenrader's (Love Rules, 2016, etc.) YAnovel, a young woman becomes the summer director at a Christian summer camp that seems to be on its last legs.Read full book review >
APOLLO'S RAVEN by Linnea Tanner
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 10, 2017

"A complex and promising start to a new fantasy series."
A Celtic warrior princess saves her kingdom and loses her heart in Tanner's debut fantasy novel. Read full book review >
SACRED BAND by Joseph D. Carriker Jr.
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 7, 2017

"An engaging story that punches, kicks, and takes flight, just like its heroes."
Carriker evokes comic-book action and disturbing current events in this debut novel.
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HUNTING SNOW TOPS by Charles N. George Sirtup III
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 7, 2017

"A bold, unsparing burlesque of new conservative nastiness and ageism—with presidential assassination and genocide—that threatens to Make Political Satire Great Again."
A 21st-century war in a vicious and vulgar America pits the elderly against greedy adult children and drugged-up bounty hunters carrying out a White House mandate to exterminate most citizens over age 59. Read full book review >
THE IDIOCY OF PERFECTION by Jesus Silva-Herzog Marquez
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: April 5, 2017

"A judicious, agile look at the limits of reason and modern liberalism."
A series of biographical vignettes captures a shared skepticism about the rewards of modernity. Read full book review >
NemeSIS by Susan Marshall
Released: April 4, 2017

"A smart choice for teen readers."
In Marshall's first novel, a determined girl makes it through 10th grade despite her bully of a sister. Read full book review >
THE TRUTH ABOUT GOODBYE by Russell Ricard
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 4, 2017

"A warm, fun, character-driven tale about moving on and embracing life."
Ricard offers a thoughtful debut novel about a gay man wrestling with the death of his life partner. Read full book review >
A RING OF TRUTH by Michelle Cox
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 4, 2017

"An engaging and effective romp rich with historical details."
In this second installment of a mystery series, a young woman navigates her future with her fiance and the unfriendly world of the upper class. Read full book review >
THE ABSENCE OF EVELYN by Jackie Townsend
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 4, 2017

"A careful examination of family ties with an international flavor."
A mother and daughter make separate journeys and come to new understandings about themselves and their relationships in Townsend's (Imperfect Pairings, 2013, etc.) novel.Read full book review >
BUYING BRAZIL by Arthur J. Rawl
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 3, 2017

"A high-finance novel that bogs down in deals, meals, and spinning its wheels."
In this Brazil-set financial thriller, a British merchant banker tries to broker a delicate telecom deal. 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 >