Indie Book Reviews (page 642)

From the Anthem City by Mike Romeo
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"A fast-paced and gripping novel about long-buried secrets in the sports past of Pittsburgh."
A long-forgotten football tournament sparks a mystery decades later. Read full book review >
LOOK BEFORE YOU LEAN by Employee X
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 31, 2013

"Shrewd and perceptive, though the leap from describing a poor implementation of lean to an out-and-out condemnation of it may not be justified."
A short indictment of the lean approach to management from the perspective of an unidentified employee at an unidentified company that is two years into the lean transformation. Read full book review >

THE BOTTOMS UP MURDER by Jesse A. Hester
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 31, 2013

"A fun, breezy and harmless mystery novel chock full of moxie."
Murders, intrigue, and a host of eccentric, homespun characters keep this debut mystery novel fizzing. Read full book review >
THE WORLD WAS OUR STAGE by Doug Wilson
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 31, 2013

"A monumental show brought to life again in a perfectly pitched read for sports fans."
A behind-the-scenes look at ABC's Wide World of Sports, the famous sports show. Read full book review >
Guitar Hero by Day's  Lee
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 31, 2013

"A joyful teen drama told with soul and style."
In this coming-of-age story, 16-year-old David Chang finds that striking a balance between his dreams and his heritage is harder than striking the right chord on a guitar. Read full book review >

Outlaws by Josh Michaels
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 30, 2013

"An engaging, eccentric take on love and family."
In Michaels'debut novel,a professor explores sexual relationships with his cousins and in-laws. Read full book review >
TRUE HOLLYWOOD NOIR by Dina Di Mambro
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 30, 2013

"Ably captures the sleaze simmering under Hollywood's stars."
Truth is wilder than fiction in this fast-paced journey through 80 years of Hollywood mayhem. Read full book review >
EXECUTIVE SAMURAI by John Dur
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 30, 2013

"A solid thriller that's just right for those looking for some corner-office downtime reading."
A gangster-filled debut business drama about an American fast-food company in 1970s Japan. Read full book review >
SKIN IN THE GAME by Dennis Laich
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Aug. 30, 2013

"An absolutely essential read for those concerned about the U.S. military, its purpose and its future."
A retired general offers his opinions on the state of America's volunteer army and some suggestions for its future. Read full book review >
BLACK DIAMOND DESTINY by Helen M. Norris
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 30, 2013

"An accessible, entrancing story that draws readers into a family's many triumphs and travails."
This posthumous release by first-time novelist Norris largely succeeds in ensnaring fans of multigenerational melodramas. Read full book review >
LOOKING INTO THE REVELATION by Boyd O. Gray
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 30, 2013

"A highly detailed and readable, albeit controversial, account of a literal interpretation of the book of Revelation."
From debut author Gray, an investigation into the book of Revelation and the second coming of Christ. 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 >