Indie Book Reviews (page 642)

Mother Merrill is Dead by Ed Polokoff
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: June 14, 2012

"Polokoff writes well, and for that—and his engaging humanity—the collection is to be recommended."
There is something for everyone in this collection of memoir snapshots. Heck, there is even a novella for good measure. Read full book review >
SYMPHONY OF DREAMS by Cynthia Rogan
Released: June 13, 2012

"A novel brimming with authenticity that continually sparks the imagination."
Most people wish their dreams came true; one girl wishes hers didn't. Read full book review >

Released: June 13, 2012

"Simple lessons with homely charm."
Eze's (Uchechi, 2011, etc.) latest nonfiction discusses different styles of leadership. Read full book review >
AN EYE FOR IT by Judy A. Loehr
Released: June 13, 2012

"A brutally honest light shone on dark depths."
A memoir soaked in divorce, alcoholism, failed suicide attempts, but also hope. Read full book review >
Released: June 13, 2012

"A delightful birds-eye view of the triumph of a young man when the odds were stacked against him."
A Jamaican man shares his unique coming of age story. Read full book review >

Released: June 13, 2012

"Frequently silly and violent though occasionally insightful, the plot can be difficult to follow though by no means impossible. Rooting for characters who, for instance, respond to an 'air-head' driver by saying 'Yah…and she's obviously got air-brakes too' proves much more difficult."
Luce's zany, near-future adventure (Chasing Davis, 2012). Read full book review >
THE VALLEY OF INNOCENCE LOST by Don Haugen
Released: June 12, 2012

"An affecting journal-like account of a joyful yet painful childhood."
Atlanta sculptor and former social worker Haugen recreates his nomadic childhood through precise detail and lyrical prose. Read full book review >
Released: June 12, 2012

"A meaningful contribution to the spiritual self-help library but not for dilettantes."
A psychologist blends spiritual paths from the East, West and beyond for an innovative approach to healing. Read full book review >
Released: June 12, 2012

"Despite aesthetic faults, a cute story that expresses an important life lesson—treat others the way you want to be treated—from a unique point of view."
A scorned, humble Baltimore City pigeon works hard to feed his family. Read full book review >
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 12, 2012

"A compelling narrator drives this strong, sympathetic tale that begets metaphysical soul-searching."
In a future where artificial humans have become common household helpers, a government-employed therapist must question his faith in the system he has long supported. Read full book review >
LAW by Ed Willis
Released: June 12, 2012

"Only for readers who like their literature on the strange side."
The bizarre tale of two twisted paths through life. Read full book review >
HENCH 2012 EDITION by Adam Beechen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 12, 2012

"Gets beneath the mask and tights to humanize the henching life."
For once, the henchman gets to tell his origin story in this beautifully rendered graphic novel. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Marilu Henner
author of CHANGING NORMAL
April 26, 2016

After they’d been dating only a short while, and as they were falling in love, Marilu Henner and Michael Brown were hit with the ultimate bad news: Michael was diagnosed with cancer. Refusing traditional care, they pieced together a personal and holistic view on battling his cancer, all while forging an unbreakable bond. In this moving and informative book, Marilu pulls back the curtain on how they dealt with the blow. She relates her holistic perspective on health—including the superfoods, exercises, and immunotherapy they used to fight back—and why a diagnosis doesn’t have to be the end of romance or of a happy and fulfilling life. “An inspiring love story wrapped in a serious call for new ways to treat disease,” our reviewer writes. View video >