Indie Book Reviews (page 647)

Released: June 6, 2012

"Certain to stir the debate surrounding reproduction and environmental sustainability."
A bleak, provocative portrait of the difficult choices to be made if humanity is to survive. Read full book review >
A PLACE FOR YOU by Mike Christian
Released: June 6, 2012

"An uneven portrait of difficult love."
Caleb, a fictional Coast Guardsman, falls in love with Caribé, a Dominican woman he rescues, and they attempt to relocate during her illegal escape from the Dominican Republic. Read full book review >

MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: June 6, 2012

"Terrific escapist entertainment, as good as anything in Janet Evanovich's oeuvre."
Mondello's latest, a pulse-pounding, pitch-perfect addition to the romantic-suspense genre. Read full book review >
Released: June 5, 2012

"A diverting mystery that offers laughs and chills."
In Vallere's debut murder mystery, shoe-buyer and trend-spotter Samantha Kidd tries to figure out who killed her new boss—and why she's suddenly the prime suspect. Read full book review >
ALL THE THINGS YOU'LL DO! by Kevin Glavin
Released: June 5, 2012

"Simple and conventional on the page, with a separate multimedia component; best for a younger audience."
In this combination picture-activity book and memory album, parents affectionately envision the firsts in their new child's life. Read full book review >

Released: June 5, 2012

"A lukewarm buffet of blood and guts that may leave fans of the undead hungry for more."
A search to cure cancer threatens the world with an outbreak of "cannibalistic walking dead." Read full book review >
Released: June 5, 2012

"The stark portrait of a young woman who looks together from the outside but is falling apart on the inside, although the association isn't exactly clear."
A dancer and choreographer describes her break with reality after finding her birth mother. Read full book review >
LIFEMOBILE by Jonathan  Rintels
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 5, 2012

"An enjoyable ride with an atypical father-son relationship."
The semiautobiographical account of a middle-age widower who buys a classic convertible to help bond with his teenage son, who's afflicted by Asperger's syndrome. Read full book review >
Released: June 4, 2012

"An excellent choice for budding triathletes or readers who enjoy true stories of achievement."
In his debut, Goodyear demonstrates through his own training and performance in triathlons how people with less-than-average athletic abilities can accomplish extraordinary things. Read full book review >
Released: June 3, 2012

"A lighthearted, whimsical confection that will delight both kids and their parents' inner child."
The fate of the "Under" realm lies in the hands of an "Over" girl in this entertaining children's adventure that winks at myths and fantasies both ancient and contemporary. Read full book review >
Released: June 3, 2012

"Uniqueness triumphs in this colorful, fun tale of an unusual flamingo."
A flamingo who doesn't look anything like the rest of her flock is tired of always standing out. Read full book review >
AWAY FROM THE SPOTLIGHT by Tamara Carlisle
Released: June 3, 2012

"An exciting, fast-paced love story, more closely related to romance novels than character-driven chick lit."
An unlikely couple braves the ups and downs of love in this modern-day fairy-tale romance set in Hollywood and London. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Frances Stroh
author of BEER MONEY
May 6, 2016

Frances Stroh’s earliest memories are ones of great privilege: shopping trips to London and New York, lunches served by black-tied waiters at the Regency Hotel, and a house filled with precious antiques, which she was forbidden to touch. Established in Detroit in 1850, by 1984 the Stroh Brewing Company had become the largest private beer fortune in America and a brand emblematic of the American dream itself; while Stroh was coming of age, the Stroh family fortune was estimated to be worth $700 million. But behind the beautiful façade lay a crumbling foundation. As their fortune dissolved in little over a decade, the family was torn apart internally by divorce and one family member's drug bust; disagreements over the management of the business; and disputes over the remaining money they possessed. “The author’s family might have successfully burned through a massive fortune, but they squandered a lot more than that,” our reviewer writes about Stroh’s debut memoir, Beer Money. “A sorrowful, eye-opening examination of familial dysfunction.” View video >