Indie Book Reviews (page 625)

Released: Nov. 28, 2011

"A thorough, well-executed first effort."
A 20-year-old widow and her mother-in-law take a vacation to Ireland and find more than they ever expected. Read full book review >
Progressively Restoring American Greatness by Anthony Watson
Released: Nov. 28, 2011

"This intriguing but idiosyncratic, often garbled stab at political consensus will most likely put off more people than it wins over."
Conservatives and liberals should come together in fight-the-power populism, argues this scattershot political manifesto. Read full book review >

RESTORATION by Joe Costanzo
Released: Nov. 28, 2011

"A journalist's carefully plotted story shines in its depiction of Italian culture."
A man's return to his childhood home in Italy connects him to the controversial attempts to restore an old church. Read full book review >
Another Man's Life by Steven W. Horn
Released: Nov. 28, 2011

"A moving first effort that starkly examines the scars of war on its unwitting pawns."
A memorable debut novel about a life colored by regret and grasping for redemption. Read full book review >
I2 by James Bannon
Released: Nov. 27, 2011

"In a word: mind-blowing."
Bannon's cutting-edge science-fiction and psychological thriller revolves around a terminally ill biosoftware scientist's attempt to upload his mind into the consciousness of an unborn baby to once again be with the woman he loves. Read full book review >

SMIRK by John Jiambalvo
Released: Nov. 26, 2011

"A triumphant retelling of a troubling time."
A political satire that reimagines the first term of the Bush presidency. Read full book review >
SANTURA by Carlos II Ocasio Díaz
Released: Nov. 25, 2011

"A brief magical adventure that's worth the time for readers interested in the complicated nature of Caribbean identity."
A short novel that explores gods and saints in the Caribbean during the time of slavery. Read full book review >
Released: Nov. 24, 2011

"This hedonistic romp is simply too much."
A former investment banker's account of leaving his life behind after the financial crisis, and then boozing and shagging his way through the South of France. Read full book review >
FOUR D by Gregory Morrison
Released: Nov. 23, 2011

"A grab-bag of fables that baffle but also beguile."
Confused people with hazy longings confront mysterious forces in this collection of four enigmatic stories. Read full book review >
Released: Nov. 23, 2011

"A stimulating take on the great concerns of the day."
Orthodoxies all along the spectrum of American opinion are challenged in this thoughtful, data-filled disquisition. Read full book review >
Released: Nov. 23, 2011

"A light, fun romp that may nicely translate to a TV show or movie."
McKenna's chick-lit novel presents a woman who assumes a new identity to follow her dream of becoming an actress. Read full book review >
Released: Nov. 23, 2011

"A quest for gold that will take readers on an enlightening tour of the 1870s West."
A father and son try their luck at gold prospecting in Dorris' historical account of mining camps in Idaho Territory. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
John Sandford
author of SATURN RUN
October 6, 2015

Saturn Run, John Sandford’s new novel, is quite a departure for the bestselling thriller writer, who sets aside his Lucas Davenport crime franchise (Gathering Prey, 2015, etc.) and partners with photographer and sci-fi buff Ctein to leave Earth’s gravitational field for the rings of Saturn. The year is 2066. A Caltech intern inadvertently notices an anomaly from a space telescope—something is approaching Saturn, and decelerating. Space objects don’t decelerate; spaceships do. A flurry of top-level government meetings produces the inescapable conclusion: whatever built that ship is at least 100 years ahead in hard and soft technology, and whoever can get their hands on it exclusively and bring it back will have an advantage so large, no other nation can compete. A conclusion the Chinese definitely agree with when they find out. The race is on. “James Bond meets Tom Swift, with the last word reserved not for extraterrestrial encounters but for international piracy, state secrets, and a spot of satisfyingly underhanded political pressure,” our reviewer writes. View video >