Indie Book Reviews (page 625)

AMERICAN NEOLITHIC by Terence Hawkins
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 5, 2014

"A towering work of speculative fiction that will have readers rethinking what it means to be human."
This powerful cautionary tale mixes political satire and legal thrills in a near-future America where the existence of a Neanderthal threatens a government that has devolved into a "trailer park theocracy." Read full book review >
A Stable Birth by June G. Paul
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 5, 2014

"A retelling of the New Testament narrative of Jesus' birth brought winningly to life by well-chosen details."
A short parablelike novella about the birth of Jesus Christ. Read full book review >

The Seduction Campaign by Lloyd Reman
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 5, 2014

"A fun thriller for conspiracy buffs of all political stripes."
In this political thriller from Reman (Criminally Innocent, 2014), a conservative talk radio staffer and a liberal activist unite to find out whether corporations are killing Americans. Read full book review >
The Prophet, The Pope and a Jack Mormon by Sidney B. Silverman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 5, 2014

"A novel with an intriguing premise, hampered by too much legalese."
In Silverman's (Divorce Lawyer: A Satyr's Tale, 2013, etc.) latest novel, a lawyer makes an audacious attempt to take the Mormon church to court. Read full book review >
The Pace-Lap Blues and Other Tales from the Seventies by Chris Dungey
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 5, 2014

"A revealing portrait of a troubling time and situation that resonates today."
In his debut collection of 16 short stories, Dungey examines a simpler but not necessarily better time for the lower-middle class of America's Midwest. Read full book review >

Released: May 5, 2014

"Another worthy entry in this love-and-fangs series."
In the third installment of their horror series, Hays and McFall (The Cowboy and the Vampire: Blood and Whiskey, 2014, etc.) return to LonePine, Wyoming, as human Tucker and vampire Lizzie discover that they have a whole new type of bloodsucker to worry about. Read full book review >
SOUL ON THE RUN by Robin Korth
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 5, 2014

"An original work that will amuse, inspire and motivate readers."
Korth's punchy debut memoir is also a guide to becoming more self-determined. Read full book review >
THE POOR MAN'S GUIDE TO SUICIDE by Andrew H. Armacost
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 5, 2014

"A somber yet hopeful walk along the ledge."
Armacost (Space Bush, 2012, etc.) ruminates on the banality of life in a frank but moving novel. Read full book review >
Discard 2 by Lois Charles
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 4, 2014

"A solid historical drama exploring ethical themes, hampered by flawed prose."
A Pennsylvania-set debut novel that spans the 1930s through '60s with a story of grudges, forgiveness, criminals, and the law. Read full book review >
THE FLIP by Michael Phillip Cash
Released: May 4, 2014

"A deliciously deft horror page-turner."
In Cash's (Collision, 2014) horror novel, a young couple confronts malicious spirits while renovating a Victorian mansion. Read full book review >
To Dance in the Rain by Clare Keating
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 4, 2014

"An endearingly personal, insightful account of a loved one's illness."
In this memoir, a mother and daughter defy the limitations of the human body to communicate with each other when fate brings one of them close to death. Read full book review >
Sin Walks Into The Desert by Matt Ingwalson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 3, 2014

"A sterling achievement, featuring an ultracool protagonist and doting descriptions of all types of guns."
A man's search for his missing uncle leads him into the Arizona desert, where secrets—and maybe some bodies—are buried in Ingwalson's (WDYG, 2013, etc.) latest thriller. 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 >