Indie Book Reviews (page 6)

MILLARD SALTER'S LAST DAY by Jacob M. Appel
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 7, 2017

"A darkly comic, thought-provoking, well-told story."
In this literary novel, a psychiatrist spends his 75th birthday dealing with the final details before his planned suicide. Read full book review >
LINGO by Ken  McDonald
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 6, 2017

"By the end of this exhilarating, exhausting poetry volume, readers may not be asking for more but they will surely be sated."
This debut collection delivers a deluge of poetry via firehose. Read full book review >

VALLEY OF TIME by Jeremy D.  Holden
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Nov. 5, 2017

"An understated genre tale that should engage readers with its smart, lighthearted tone."
A billionaire enlists a noted ex-advertising man to promote space tourism for a public that, in light of a recent UFO sighting, may be a bit wary in this sci-fi-infused sequel. Read full book review >
LET US EAT HEALTHY! by Connie  Du
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 5, 2017

"A well-intentioned photographic journey into healthy eating."
In this nonfiction kids' book, Du (Bernard Goes to Music School, 2016, etc.) looks at the importance of nutrition from the perspective of her young son, Bernard. Read full book review >
MIGHTY BIG AND SUPER GREAT by Amber Manning
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 2, 2017

"A simple rhyming tale that celebrates Texas."
In this debut picture book, Manning sets out to educate young readers about the history and commerce of her home state. Read full book review >

WHISPER OF DEATH by Patricia Wynn
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2017

"A gripping series continues with energy and thrills to spare."
The latest book in Wynn's (Acts of Faith, 2014, etc.) historical detective series finds the hero known as "Blue Satan" and lady-in-waitingHester Kean investigating the murder of an English lord.Read full book review >
GLORIANA by Bertram Fields
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2017

"A comprehensive and unusual look at England's most famous queen."
Fields (Shylock: His Own Story, 2015, etc.) tackles the knowns and unknowns of England's Queen Elizabeth I (1533-1603) in this work of history.Read full book review >
THE STORIES WE TELL by Patsy Sims
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Nov. 1, 2017

"An engrossing anthology of work, full of intimate details, from veterans of magazine journalism."
An anthology of landmark long-form articles written by female journalists. Read full book review >
Released: Nov. 1, 2017

"Pictures of an impressive range of wildlife, although some creatures are more surprising than others."
Debut author Williams presents a book of wildlife photographs from the Southern Cone of South America. Read full book review >
RATTLE by JP  Paul
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2017

"A strong, stylish novel about one family's battle to preserve its identity in the face of changing times."
A stylish family saga in which modernity comes to a small, old Southern town. Read full book review >
GRIZZLY PEAK by Gene  Brockhoff
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2017

"An absorbing recollection of excess and regret."
Petty crime, reckless driving, and lots of hallucinogens are the essence of a young man's life in this energetic but woozy memoir. Read full book review >
Released: Nov. 1, 2017

"A comprehensive guide to the causes, manifestations, and treatment of stress in young people."
A guidebook for adult caregivers of stressed and traumatized children. 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 >