Indie Book Reviews (page 625)

Come Hell or High Water, Part 3: Deluge by Stephen Morris
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: April 18, 2013

"An interesting but incomplete story."
Morris' (Come Hell or High Water, Part 2: Rising, 2012) fantasy series bridges the 14th and 21st centuries in a web of supernatural intrigue set in Prague. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 18, 2013

"A thoroughly amusing collection that takes readers beyond the big top."
An episodic memoir from the founder of the Big Apple Circus, a New York City mainstay of family entertainment for almost 40 years. Read full book review >

A Butterfly's Journey by Barbara J. Hopkinson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 18, 2013

"A brave, candid memoir that earnestly seeks to help readers who have also suffered loss."
Part memoir, part self-help treatise, Hopkinson's debut book chronicles her son's death and the grief that nearly destroyed her own life. Read full book review >
A Palace in Peking by Margaret Zee
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 18, 2013

"An engaging read for fans of historical romance novels set in foreign lands."
Zee presents an elegantly written, stirring love story set in the expatriate community of Peking, China in the 1930s. Read full book review >
THE COLLECTIVISTIC PREMISE by Eli Merchant
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: April 18, 2013

"A concise, persuasive argument for the importance of the collective in economics."
Merchant offers a collectivistic approach to economics in his debut treatise. Read full book review >

Released: April 17, 2013

"A dually narrated, uplifting tale on overcoming profound adversity."
In this heartwarming dual autobiography, actress Mannix and her daughter, Kathy Hatfield, recount the saga behind a separation of more than 40 years that began when Julie was forced to give up her newborn baby for adoption. Read full book review >
Batissimo by Nuno S.G. Fernandes
Released: April 17, 2013

"A fine children's book with likable characters and strong teaching moments."
A three-part storybook about helping and friendship, starring a big-bellied bat. Read full book review >
Saga of Wealth by Cassia Cassitas
Released: April 17, 2013

"An ambitious but uneven family saga."
Brazilian author Cassitas depicts a family's struggles over several generations in her debut novel. Read full book review >
Greta's Magical Mistake by Daryl K. Cobb
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 17, 2013

"A sweet but never cloying tale of a student witch, playfully illustrated."
With simple rhymes and a gentle spirit, veteran children's author Cobb (Daddy Did I Ever Say? I Love You, Love You, Every Day, 2012, etc.) offers an enjoyable story of a witch-in-training whose good intentions go awry. Read full book review >
Henry Hare's Floppy Socks by Daryl K. Cobb
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 17, 2013

"A fun romp with uniquely illustrated characters and a simple solution to an amusingly silly dilemma."
A happy-go-lucky hare finds it difficult to hop when his socks won't stay up. Read full book review >
Three Crosses by C. L. LeMay
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: April 17, 2013

"A sometimes cloudy but uncanny mystery, filled with revelations that dazzle like summer lightning."
In LeMay's quirky debut, a teenager confronts the mysteries surrounding the Renaissance Faire run by his family. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 17, 2013

"Remarkably candid; a deeply fascinating account of Thailand and Buddhism."
An intimate look into the unique experience of entering the Buddhist monkhood in Thailand. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Clinton Kelly
January 9, 2017

Bestselling author and television host Clinton Kelly’s memoir I Hate Everyone Except You is a candid, deliciously snarky collection of essays about his journey from awkward kid to slightly-less-awkward adult. Clinton Kelly is probably best known for teaching women how to make their butts look smaller. But in I Hate Everyone, Except You, he reveals some heretofore-unknown secrets about himself, like that he’s a finicky connoisseur of 1980s pornography, a disillusioned critic of New Jersey’s premier water parks, and perhaps the world’s least enthused high-school commencement speaker. Whether he’s throwing his baby sister in the air to jumpstart her cheerleading career or heroically rescuing his best friend from death by mud bath, Clinton leaps life’s social hurdles with aplomb. With his signature wit, he shares his unique ability to navigate the stickiest of situations, like deciding whether it’s acceptable to eat chicken wings with a fork on live television (spoiler: it’s not). “A thoroughly light and entertaining memoir,” our critic writes. View video >