Indie Book Reviews (page 642)

Released: Oct. 25, 2013

"A provocative short story collection that may leave readers re-evaluating their understandings of the afterlife."
An eerie, debut assortment of short stories that explores the tenuous link between the land of the living and that of the dead. Read full book review >
Released: Oct. 25, 2013

"Well-executed stories that offer fresh perspectives on long-standing societal problems."
Seven short stories explore the hard lives of Latinos and the fraught relations between their native and adopted countries. Read full book review >

The Adventures of Petey Pots and Pans by Lotfi Bashir
Released: Oct. 25, 2013

"An engaging title for kids with an important lesson, only slightly hampered by its thin, confusing setting.
In Bashir's debut children's book, a little dog struggles with his unusual name. Read full book review >
Released: Oct. 25, 2013

"Few surprises yet discreetly intriguing."
In this Rickson's engaging, if somewhat clichéd, debut novel, a young American man is separated from his German lover at the outbreak of World War II. Read full book review >
THE ZEN OF FORGETTING by Denise Beck-Clark
Released: Oct. 24, 2013

"A short, confessional collection of imagery-driven poems."
In this collection of narrative poems, Beck-Clark produces a visual array of life moments, turning points and wisdom. Read full book review >

A STONE FOR BENJAMIN by Fiona Gold Kroll
Released: Oct. 24, 2013

"A detailed examination of a Holocaust victim's life and a considerate, thought-provoking look into why Holocaust narratives are important."
Kroll comes from a close-knit Jewish family in postwar London, and in her debut memoir, she traces her ancestors' migration from Eastern to Western Europe before World War II. Read full book review >
Released: Oct. 24, 2013

"An excellent introduction to the Kenyan culture for children."
Roman (If You Were Me and Lived In…Norway, 2013, etc.) offers a children's primer of the geography, sports, food and vocabulary that Kenyan kids encounter in their daily lives. Read full book review >
Unraveled: A Story of Heartache and Hope by Ann Taylor Laverty
Released: Oct. 24, 2013

"A poignant tale from the heart, though it could use some pruning."
In this debut memoir, Laverty recounts the story of her son Matt's heroin addiction. Read full book review >
I CHOOSE LIFE by Bee Godskiss Daley
Released: Oct. 24, 2013

"An effective, plainly told memoir of personal growth through a combination of Christianity and Eastern mysticism."
An inspirational memoir about overcoming life's challenges through faith. Read full book review >
Silevethiel by Andi O'Connor
Released: Oct. 24, 2013

"A fresh adventure novel sure to enchant a wide range of fantasy fans."
After her father's murder, a princess fights to save herself and her kingdom in O'Connor's (The Lost Heir, 2013) engaging fantasy tale. Read full book review >
An Ideal Platform To Present The Divine Message by Patrick Samuel Beyeye Isinga
Released: Oct. 24, 2013

"Awkwardly written, but a worthy topic."
A Christian video game enthusiast argues that comic strips, animated films and video games should be used to spread the Gospel. Read full book review >
The Children Who Time Lost by Marvin Amazon
Released: Oct. 23, 2013

"An often involving but ultimately uneven sci-fi tale."
A sci-fi novel about the pressures of motherhood that transforms into an action thriller about an alien invasion. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Katey Sagal
author of GRACE NOTES
April 10, 2017

In her memoir Grace Notes, actress and singer/songwriter Katey Sagal takes you through the highs and lows of her life, from the tragic deaths of her parents to her long years in the Los Angeles rock scene, from being diagnosed with cancer at the age of twenty-eight to getting her big break on the fledgling FOX network as the wise-cracking Peggy Bundy on the beloved sitcom Married…with Children. Sparse and poetic, Grace Notes is an emotionally riveting tale of struggle and success, both professional and personal: Sagal’s path to sobriety; the stillbirth of her first daughter, Ruby; motherhood; the experience of having her third daughter at age 52 with the help of a surrogate; and her lifelong passion for music. “While this book is sure to please the author’s many fans, its thoughtful, no-regrets honesty will no doubt also appeal to readers of Hollywood memoirs seeking substance that goes beyond gossip and name-dropping,” our critic writes. “A candid, reflective memoir.” View video >