Indie Book Reviews (page 625)

EXECUTIVE SAMURAI by John Dur
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 30, 2013

"A solid thriller that's just right for those looking for some corner-office downtime reading."
A gangster-filled debut business drama about an American fast-food company in 1970s Japan. Read full book review >
SKIN IN THE GAME by Dennis Laich
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Aug. 30, 2013

"An absolutely essential read for those concerned about the U.S. military, its purpose and its future."
A retired general offers his opinions on the state of America's volunteer army and some suggestions for its future. Read full book review >

BLACK DIAMOND DESTINY by Helen M. Norris
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 30, 2013

"An accessible, entrancing story that draws readers into a family's many triumphs and travails."
This posthumous release by first-time novelist Norris largely succeeds in ensnaring fans of multigenerational melodramas. Read full book review >
LOOKING INTO THE REVELATION by Boyd O. Gray
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 30, 2013

"A highly detailed and readable, albeit controversial, account of a literal interpretation of the book of Revelation."
From debut author Gray, an investigation into the book of Revelation and the second coming of Christ. Read full book review >

Behold The Marshal by R. W. Hamilton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 30, 2013

"A ripping medieval yarn, despite occasional shortfalls."
An aging troubadour recalls his young life in the service of England's greatest knight in this riveting historic debut novel by Hamilton. Read full book review >
CLEFT HEART by Karl Schonborn
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 29, 2013

"An often instructive memoir, particularly for anyone seeking to help a young person overcome bullying's crushing effects."
In this debut memoir, a victim of childhood bullying fights back and goes on to have a normal, happy adult life. Read full book review >
ANNA by Meghan Riley
Released: Aug. 29, 2013

"The protagonist mooning over boys sometimes overwhelms the engaging, unique sci-fi elements."
A teenage girl emerges from wallflower status only to be plagued by unexplained phenomena in this young-adult romance novel. Read full book review >
WHIRLWIND by Milton P. Horne
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 29, 2013

"Frank, engaging discussion of the book of Job's poetic and theological complexities."
A fresh commentary about Job, one of the most puzzling books of the Old Testament. Read full book review >
Close Encounters on a Golf Course by Lena Hagman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 29, 2013

"The prose needs to be ironed out, but this memoir offers an endearing look at golf as a skill and a cosmos of love."
Hagman remembers days spent making friendships while playing favorite golf courses. Read full book review >
MOVING ON by Cliff Wilkerson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 29, 2013

"An engaging tale of self-actualization."
An inspiring memoir about a man pursuing his goal to become a psychiatrist. Read full book review >
SNOW ON THE PEA SOUP by Gregory Randall
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Aug. 29, 2013

"Quick and light, with a lack of self-importance that makes it more charming than frivolous."
A random collection of memories, part travelogue and diary, held together by light interjections of humor. 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 >