Indie Book Reviews (page 642)

The Wreck of the Nymph by Don Flood
Released: June 15, 2013

"A tightly written, enjoyable seafaring thriller."
A terse, fast-paced debut thriller novella in which the lure of an 18th-century shipwreck's gold brings out the worst in a motley crew. Read full book review >
EPIC SLOTH by Philip Gaber
Released: June 15, 2013

"Often engaging dispatches from the edge of postmodern alienation."
Gaber (Between Eden and the Open Road, 2012), in his latest novel, offers up a portrait of a lost, disaffected young man. Read full book review >

Tireless by Graham Spaid
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 14, 2013

"An eccentric novel with a magnetic stream-of-consciousness narrative."
Spaid's debut novel delivers a bizarre, entrancing collection of anecdotes about a man who's inappropriately interested in his neighbors. Read full book review >
NON-FICTION
Released: June 14, 2013

"A thoughtful, serviceable guide for corporate success."
Co-founders of a global consulting firm present authoritative, culturally aware advice for successful marketing in China's complex and growing economy. Read full book review >
ENDLESS NIGHT by Patrick  Perez
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: June 14, 2013

"An exciting, slightly more wholesome alternative to Pullman's His Dark Materials series."
In this debut fantasy novel, an awkward boy unexpectedly becomes a warrior when called to save another world. Read full book review >

LAST CHANCE HIGH SCHOOL by Harold Golubtchik
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 14, 2013

"An engaging look at the values that represent the best chance for the future of education in America."
An instructive, inspirational debut memoir that recounts a teacher's lifelong efforts to educate troubled students. Read full book review >
Released: June 14, 2013

"A simple, thoughtful children's overview of important aspects of South Korean culture."
A crash course in South Korean culture that provides kids with an overview of the country's food, holidays, vocabulary and daily life. Read full book review >
DOLLY VARDON by Anton Holden
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 14, 2013

"With clear-eyed candor, this biography brings a family's extraordinary matriarch to life."
Holden (Prince Valium, 1982) delves into his family's secrets in a sweeping, novelistic biography spanning continents and generations. Read full book review >
Ambassador to Earth by Gallen Dugall
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 14, 2013

"Dysfunctional mankind finally makes contact, and the results here are pleasantly entertaining, with muted satirical overtones."
Humanity is finally contacted by aliens—or at least one, a self-proclaimed ambassador named Ech, whose surprise landing in Orlando, Fla., ushers the planet and a local woman into a new era of incredible technology, opportunity and danger. Read full book review >
CRAZY FOR ITALIAN FOOD by Joe Famularo
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 14, 2013

"Short, true accounts set largely in the kitchen and populated by rich, opinionated characters with formidable cooking skills."
Famularo's (Viva La Cucina Italiana, 2012, etc.) debut memoir uses family recipes as a paean to the culture—and kitchens—that shaped his childhood. Read full book review >
SAVING AMY by Chris Lawrence
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 14, 2013

"A thriller that primes the estimable Regan and (most of) her supporting cast for many more stories to come."
In Lawrence's debut thriller, the shocking torture and murder of a brilliant scientist lead his brother and a forensics expert to investigate the dead man's cancer research. Read full book review >
Reject High by Brian Thompson
Released: June 13, 2013

"An occasionally muddled, overambitious foray into an X-Men-like universe."
Kids the system has given up on acquire power of their own in Thompson's (The Anarchists, 2012, etc.) YA debut sci-fi thriller, the first in a series set among students at an alternative high school. 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 >