Indie Book Reviews (page 625)

TERRACOTTA SMOKE by Toni Raben
Released: Feb. 26, 2011

"A bold, exhausting but highly rewarding experiment in stripping away the illusory world in search of only the most essential qualities of the human experience."
A carefully structured collection of abstract and conceptual poetry concerned with the nature of reality and relationships. Read full book review >
STOP 9/11 by Gregory R. Lange
Released: Feb. 26, 2011

"An entertaining piece of magical realism."
Even with a time machine, undoing the terror attacks of 9/11 turns out to be harder than you'd think, according to this knotty sci-fi drama. Read full book review >

BROTHER'S KEEPER by Glenn Gordon
THRILLERS
Released: Feb. 25, 2011

"A fine detective story that will make readers hope for more stories of Mack Fraser and his friends."
In Gordon's debut thriller, a Seattle man discovers that his twin brother—a man he never knew existed—has been killed. Read full book review >
Released: Feb. 25, 2011

"Engaging stories about an unusual career."
A series of humorous anecdotes from the long career of a New York City funeral director. Read full book review >
A BINTEL BRIF by John Nathan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 25, 2011

"A well-rendered, appealing period piece."
Veteran author and translator Nathan (Living Carelessly in Tokyo and Elsewhere, 2008, etc.) returns with a historical novel that artfully fuses the immigrant experience of 1910s New York with dark romance and political intrigue. Read full book review >

WINGNUT by Lindsay Baker
Released: Feb. 24, 2011

"An entertaining tale of misadventure that enjoyably captures a young boy's voice."
Two young boys find friendship, adventure and an inventive way to take on a pair of bullies in first-time author Baker's engaging novel based on his memories of growing up in Christchurch, New Zealand. Read full book review >
9 MIRACLES by Leigh Watson
Released: Feb. 23, 2011

"Unlikely to convert nonbelievers but thoroughly heartwarming nonetheless."
A mother recounts a series of fortunate events in this slim nonfiction debut. Read full book review >
THRILLERS
Released: Feb. 23, 2011

"An entertaining thriller full of clever touches, whose characters and tone enliven an overworked genre."
In her exciting debut, personal injury attorney Rizio crafts a legal thriller with compelling characters and tense action that more than compensate for a familiar premise. Read full book review >
Released: Feb. 23, 2011

"With a little modification, this is a lively and uplifting poem to share aloud with children, or for adults and children to recite together.
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A short lyrical celebration of innocence, childhood wonder and the constancy of family love. Read full book review >
A MIND FOR LIFE by Mark Abraham
HEALTH & MEDICINE
Released: Feb. 23, 2011

"A genuinely written and impressive self-help debut.
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Abraham's debut offers insight and practical tools to help individuals reprogram ingrained behaviors that lead them away from the happiness and well-being they desire. Read full book review >
Our House in Arusha by Sara Tucker
Released: Feb. 22, 2011

"A well-written story set against colorful backgrounds."
This debut memoir recounts freelance-writer Tucker's journey from New York to Africa and back to the United States. Read full book review >
Released: Feb. 22, 2011

"A poky but genial and atmospheric whodunit."
Two Greek private eyes fit some sleuthing around their dining and socializing in this relaxed, convivial mystery. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Nelson DeMille
author of RADIANT ANGEL
May 26, 2015

After a showdown with the notorious Yemeni terrorist known as The Panther, in Nelson DeMille’s latest suspense novel Radiant Angel, NYPD detective John Corey has left the Anti-Terrorist Task Force and returned home to New York City, taking a job with the Diplomatic Surveillance Group. Although Corey's new assignment with the DSG-surveilling Russian diplomats working at the U.N. Mission-is thought to be "a quiet end," he is more than happy to be out from under the thumb of the FBI and free from the bureaucracy of office life. But Corey realizes something the U.S. government doesn't: The all-too-real threat of a newly resurgent Russia. “Perfect summer beach reading, with or without margaritas, full of Glock-and-boat action,” our reviewer writes. View video >