Indie Book Reviews (page 625)

THE GREEK FIRE KILLINGS by Bruce A. Miles
Released: Dec. 18, 2012

"Transcends the common thriller while examining contemporary disregard for privacy."
A compelling, thoughtful thriller that follows a couple's attempt to escape danger. Read full book review >
BEN'S BIG YEAR by Martha Tolles
Released: Dec. 18, 2012

"Not a home run, but a solid, likable collection."
In this children's chapter book, a sweet, sincere baseball fan experiences the highs and lows of being 9 years old. Read full book review >

SLAVE TO THE TRADE by Percy Levy
Released: Dec. 18, 2012

"Violent and visceral but also replete with social commentary and existential wisdom."
Tonally and thematically reminiscent of the work of Donald Goines, this brutally realistic urban novel revolves around the complicated relationship between a "big-time pimp" and the detective who put him in jail 15 years earlier. Read full book review >
The Business Side of Medicine by Tom Harbin
HEALTH & MEDICINE
Released: Dec. 18, 2012

"A limited but valuable resource for new and experienced doctors interested in the business side of medicine."
A senior ophthalmologist with an EMBA from Georgia State University advises young doctors on the business of medicine. Read full book review >
EXPLOSIVE AWARENESS by Michael Payne
RELIGION
Released: Dec. 18, 2012

"Ancient teachings helpfully repackaged for a modern audience."
Payne channels the sages of Chinese, Japanese and Indian lore in preaching meditation for a new generation of spiritual seekers. Read full book review >

ONE LIFE: AN AFGHAN REMEMBERS by Abdul Qayum Safi
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 18, 2012

"An Afghan's personal story and insightful perspective on education and other cultural differences in the Middle East."
An Afghan who worked and traveled through the Middle East and America shares his story. Read full book review >
The Unearthly Travails of Gabriel McGregor by Brad Ulreich
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Dec. 17, 2012

"A gently enjoyable fantasy with worthwhile lessons for young readers."
A debut children's fantasy book that delves into the afterlife. Read full book review >
MACEDONIAN STORIES ABOUT PHILIP AND ALEXANDER by Zan Mitrev
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Dec. 17, 2012

"A thoughtful, notable introduction to Macedonian lore for both adults and children. "
A children's introduction to the great Macedonian heroes Philip and Alexander. Read full book review >
IN HER SHADOW by August McLaughlin
Released: Dec. 16, 2012

"An engaging story with an inventive structure and an intriguing focus on body-image issues."
McLaughlin's debut thriller tells a story of dark family secrets. Read full book review >
THE GOLDEN ASHFRUIT by A.L. Harris
Released: Dec. 16, 2012

"An inventive new twist on some familiar mythologies makes for a fascinating, adventure-filled tale."
Harris weaves together a complicated but well-planned story in this sweeping fantasy based on Norse mythology. Read full book review >
RAVEN by J.M. Erickson
Released: Dec. 16, 2012

"An ambitious thriller that looks at the gray areas between vengeance and justice, law and morality."
This fast-paced second book in Erickson's Birds of Flight series continues the story of fugitive Alexander Burns and his family. Read full book review >
Eleven Sundays by Alonna Shaw
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 16, 2012

"A richly descriptive tale of grief and gratitude."
A repetitive but beautifully written debut novel about a college graduate's self-discovery. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Melissa Sweet
author of SOME WRITER!
September 26, 2016

“SOME PIG,” Charlotte the spider’s praise for Wilbur, is just one fondly remembered snippet from E. B. White’s Charlotte’s Web. In Some Writer!, two-time Caldecott Honor winner and 2014 Kirkus Prize finalist Melissa Sweet mixes White’s personal letters, photos, and family ephemera with her own exquisite artwork to tell his story, from his birth in 1899 to his death in 1985. Budding young writers will be fascinated and inspired by the journalist, New Yorker contributor, and children’s book author who loved words his whole life. This authorized tribute is the first fully illustrated biography of E. B. White and includes an afterword by Martha White, E. B. White's granddaughter. “Like Charlotte, Sweet spins a terrific story,” our reviewer writes in a starred review. “A masterful biography that will enchant young readers.” View video >