Indie Book Reviews (page 642)

To Dance in the Rain by Clare Keating
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 4, 2014

"An endearingly personal, insightful account of a loved one's illness."
In this memoir, a mother and daughter defy the limitations of the human body to communicate with each other when fate brings one of them close to death. Read full book review >
THE FLIP by Michael Phillip Cash
Released: May 4, 2014

"A deliciously deft horror page-turner."
In Cash's (Collision, 2014) horror novel, a young couple confronts malicious spirits while renovating a Victorian mansion. Read full book review >

Discard 2 by Lois Charles
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 4, 2014

"A solid historical drama exploring ethical themes, hampered by flawed prose."
A Pennsylvania-set debut novel that spans the 1930s through '60s with a story of grudges, forgiveness, criminals, and the law. Read full book review >
Toos and the Zombies by Karen L. Belciglio
Released: May 3, 2014

"Young zombie-crazed readers who discover this happy pairing of dramatic narrative and engaging illustrations will consider themselves lucky as well."
Belciglio and Anderson are back with a new zombie-fighting adventure for Toos (Toos Goes Uptown, 2012). Read full book review >
Sin Walks Into The Desert by Matt Ingwalson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 3, 2014

"A sterling achievement, featuring an ultracool protagonist and doting descriptions of all types of guns."
A man's search for his missing uncle leads him into the Arizona desert, where secrets—and maybe some bodies—are buried in Ingwalson's (WDYG, 2013, etc.) latest thriller. Read full book review >

BRIGHT LINES by Jane Devin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 3, 2014

"A strong first novel from an author with potential."
Devin (Elephant Girl, 2011) offers a story of a kindhearted man who struggles throughout his life with the weaknesses and selfishness of others. Read full book review >
Nothing But The Truth So Help Me God by A Band of Women
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: May 3, 2014

"Though repetitive or clichéd in places, this collection's standouts far outweigh its missteps."
Nelson and Batey curate superior snippets of women's creative nonfiction. Read full book review >
Song of the Highlands by K.E. Saxon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 2, 2014

"A prettily written historical romance that deserves a better story."
A murder plot in medieval Scotland threatens the wedded bliss of a mute woman and her brutish husband in Saxon's (Highland Grace, 2012, etc.) latest romance. Read full book review >
Delbert Judd by Dan Hammond Jr.
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 2, 2014

"A well-written novel that is an interesting exploration of mental illness from the perspective of a sufferer's partner."
A quirky, amusing debut novel about mental illness, religious corruption and the things people do to cope. Read full book review >
The Spilled Potion by Mishal Imaan Syed
Released: May 2, 2014

"A warmhearted, fun children's story that young fantasy fans will enjoy."
In this lighthearted kids' fantasy from debut author Syed, a young witch gets herself into a lot of trouble as the result of trying to get back at her younger sister for her bad behavior. Read full book review >
Play Music by Laurie Lake White
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 2, 2014

"An entertaining, ambitious historical saga infused with a love of music and inspired by fascinating real-life figures."
In this novel, a Jewish couple makes its way from Vienna to the silent movie theaters and opera houses of New York City and Rochester, New York. Read full book review >
Everywhere That Tommy Goes by Howard K. Pollack
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 2, 2014

"A self-aware psychological thriller that has great fun playing with reader expectations."
After a Queens man witnesses his new friend committing murder, he faces a possible frame-up in Pollack's debut thriller. 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 >