Indie Book Reviews (page 625)

Released: Nov. 18, 2013

"Welcome return of Peter Pan for the 21st century."
Batchelor's debut novel retells the story of Peter Pan and Wendy for a contemporary audience. Read full book review >
WOMEN'S WORK by Kari Aguila
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 18, 2013

"A novel of ideas can easily become righteous and preachy; this thoughtful matriarchal tale impressively rises above that."
Finally in charge of the planet, women resolve to do a better job than men; but for all their good intentions, Utopia eludes them in this study of human nature and gender roles. Read full book review >

END GAME OF TERROR by Otto Stanley Wulff
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 17, 2013

"A relentless ride of mystery and suspense as good battles evil for global stakes."
An adventure that once again compels a reluctant hero to fight terrorists who, in this case, hope to destroy landmarks that include the White House and the Eiffel Tower. Read full book review >
BEFORE SUMMER by H. Arlo Nimmo
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 17, 2013

"A somewhat uneven collection that showcases the author's keen eye for cultural detail and his affection for his characters."
In 16 short stories linked by a single narrator, Nimmo (Pele, Volcano Goddess of Hawai'i, 2011, etc.) sketches the world of a gay Iowa farm boy in the 1940s and '50s. Read full book review >
The Scoop on Good Grammar by Margie Blumberg
Released: Nov. 17, 2013

"A thorough and useful adjunct to English textbooks and an effective reference tool."
An overview of the basics of English grammar, written at a level appropriate for both adults and children. Read full book review >

Gone On Kauai by Bruce Perry
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 17, 2013

"An exciting new installment in Perry's detective series."
A woman disappears on the island of Kauai, Hawaii, in this second novel in Perry's (Barbarous Coasts, 2013) Karl Standt series. Read full book review >
THE HEART OF ANNIE by J.S. Foote
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 16, 2013

"Sweet, earnest women's fiction novel with appealing characters."
In Foote's debut novel, childhood friends Lilly Roche and Curtis Walker reconnect and find love amid the heartbreak of their pasts and the uncertainty of their circumstances. Read full book review >
THANK YOU, BODY by Sharon Khen
Released: Nov. 16, 2013

"A fine book about the body to share with young kids, featuring a positive, upbeat tone."
Khen's debut picture book encourages children to think about what their body parts do each day. Read full book review >
THE TIME OF MY LIFE by John Paul Lewis
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 16, 2013

"Appealing and intelligent, a noteworthy memoir that amiably captures one man's experiences in an earlier American era."
Successful businessman Lewis details his remarkable life story in this charismatic debut memoir. Read full book review >
STATUS QUO by BH Leymaster
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 16, 2013

"An uneven but often enjoyable thriller."
Small-town politics run amok, with deadly results, in Leymaster's debut thriller. Read full book review >
HENRY'S DRAGON DREAM by Vroni  Hovaguimian
Released: Nov. 16, 2013

"Parents will enjoy this book's gentle tone and brevity, while children will like zooming along with this dragon before falling asleep."
A simple read-aloud picture book about a boy and his dragon. Read full book review >
I MISS ME by William Boulton
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 16, 2013

"An engaging personal account that raises awareness of a still mysterious disease."
A young man recounts his struggle with multiple sclerosis. 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 >