Indie Book Reviews (page 647)

A PORTRAIT OF RIVALRY by Douglas G. Waters
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 20, 2013

"A well-written, fact-filled history of two American artists; a must for fans of history and art."
Against a backdrop of the American Revolution, Waters' debut history explores the lives of expatriate colonial painters John Singleton Copley and Benjamin West as they move from friendship to bitter rivalry in George III's London. Read full book review >
Solomon's Executioner by Steven Turk
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 20, 2013

"A solid amount of suspense at a steady pace—ripe for a Hollywood screenplay."
In this debut thriller, detectives learn that a brutal slaying in their small Wisconsin town is actually the work of a methodical serial killer. Read full book review >

FEARLESS FREEDOM by Corinne L. Gaile
Released: Aug. 19, 2013

"A moving, triumphant novel encapsulating a young girl's personal struggle for equality within the larger movement."
An engaging, evocative young adult novel about a preadolescent girl's involvement in the civil rights movement in Birmingham. Read full book review >
MUTUAL ENEMIES by Rolland Jacks
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 19, 2013

"A frightening tale of how even a man's noble actions can lead to his undoing."
A fast-paced thriller revolving around a thirst for revenge and the havoc it causes. Read full book review >
MANETTE'S CAFE by Trudy Gray
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 19, 2013

"An engaging historical tale of self-discovery in the early 20th century."
An inspiring(Flax Flower, 2006)historical novel about a woman determined to survive life's challenges at any cost. Read full book review >

Death and Rising Are Through Human Flesh by Walt March
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 18, 2013

"An impenetrable cosmic battle."
Metaphysics and murder collide in this uneasy sci-fi, mystery and Christian fiction mashup. Read full book review >
If Ya Gotta' Little Luck by Everett Hoyt Turner
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 18, 2013

"A solid, engaging memoir of an Arizona kid whose gumption carried him to crime fighting's front lines."
Turner (Let Me Finish This Beer and We'll Go Catch Somebody, 2011) writes of his earthy upbringing in the American West and his long career in law enforcement. Read full book review >
SINGER OF NORGONDY by Susan Shell Winston
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 18, 2013

"Not lacking imagination or colorful characters, but the promising story is weakened by sluggish pacing and predictable plot twists."
In Winston's fantasy, a singer and tinker unite to avenge a "witchwoman" and her people and save a kingdom in the process. Read full book review >
THE LADY LEATHERNECKS by Chiara Kelly
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 18, 2013

"An often well-told, if occasionally puzzling, tale of a Semper Fi sisterhood."
In Kelly's debut novel, four young women bond in the U.S. Marine Corps. Read full book review >
FREEDOM'S PATH by Phil Nuernberger
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Aug. 17, 2013

"A highly readable philosophical treatise blended with equally readable spiritual teachings."
A guide for taking freedom from an abstract concept to a concrete experience. Read full book review >
FROM HERE TO THERE by Leslie Hills
Released: Aug. 17, 2013

"A sprawling, unfocused tale, but one held together by authentic emotional insights and an engaging protagonist."
Hills, in her debut novel, offers a decades-spanning exploration of the joys and sorrows of one Baltimore family. Read full book review >
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 17, 2013

"A fairly solid management approach if used cautiously and with an eye for consequences."
Dixon's debut work explores the corporate jungle from a manager's perspective. 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 >