Indie Book Reviews (page 647)

Released: Aug. 20, 2012

"An engrossing, entertaining psychological family drama centered on the important, often overlooked relationship between a grandmother and granddaughter."
A troubled teenage girl and her grandmother bond through their book club as each faces a personal struggle. Read full book review >
WHAT LIES BENEATH by Anne Hamilton
Released: Aug. 20, 2012

"A quick-paced, emotionally satisfying thriller aimed at the sophisticated YA reader."
A suspenseful small-town mystery intertwined with a sweet love story lends a new twist to the summer beach read. Read full book review >

CASTLES ON THE SAND by E.M.  Tippetts
Released: Aug. 20, 2012

"A fast-paced blend of high-stakes drama and average teenage concerns (sex, appearance, friends), capped with a welcome message of hope."
A 16-year-old girl burdened with a tangle of adult and teenage worries gets some unexpected help when a long-lost sibling appears on her doorstep. Read full book review >
THE SERPENT'S SEED by David Maring
Released: Aug. 20, 2012

"Fast-paced, nuanced and full of action."
The search for the first city built by Cain pits secret legions and countries against one another in Maring's (Carolina Justice, 2012, etc.) novel, the first of a trilogy. Read full book review >
REMAINDERS by Rajendra Gour
Released: Aug. 20, 2012

"A poignant story that highlights the depth of a sibling's love."
A separated brother and sister, tragically abused and orphaned, long to be reunited in this tale for middle-grade readers. Read full book review >

HAIL TO THE CHIEFS by Stephen James Poppoon
Released: Aug. 20, 2012

"An idyllic tale of the pitfalls and positives of growing up."
A coming-of-age story about a group of high school soccer stars navigating their first year of college after they all decide to attend the same Midwestern school. Read full book review >
Released: Aug. 19, 2012

"Readers who share the novel's views will welcome this apocalypse."
The Jannusches' novel, the first in the End of Time Chronicles, explores life after the rapture. Read full book review >
ABSENTIA by Elizabeth Segrave
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Aug. 19, 2012

"Newcomers may be baffled, but readers of Memoria might cheer out loud."
Two time-traveling students encounter intrigue and danger in Napoleonic Venice and beyond. Read full book review >
ISABELLA ROCKWELL'S WAR by Hannah Parry
Released: Aug. 18, 2012

"Imaginative and touching; like India, a sparkling jewel in the crown."
In Parry's debut novel, a 12-year-old orphan finds herself embroiled in a royal mystery. Read full book review >
Released: Aug. 18, 2012

"An engaging book will effortlessly educate and entertain young Christian readers."
In this Christian-themed children's story, part of Jones' Fruity Friends: The Fruits of the Spirit series, Stella Strawberry learns the value of God's unconditional love. Read full book review >
Released: Aug. 17, 2012

"A remarkable oral history of the kolkhoz people of wartime Ukraine."
An oral history comprised of interviews with members of Ukrainian collective farms that were organized after the Bolshevik Revolution. Read full book review >
FINDING FAMILY by Richard Hill
Released: Aug. 17, 2012

"An engaging, page-turning memoir that thoughtfully puts together the pieces of a family puzzle."
In this debut memoir, one man embarks on a nearly three-decade quest to find his biological family. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Nancy Isenberg
author of WHITE TRASH
July 19, 2016

Poor Americans have existed from the time of the earliest British colonial settlement. They were alternately known as “waste people,” “offals,” “rubbish,” “lazy lubbers,” and “crackers.” By the 1850s, the downtrodden included so-called “clay eaters” and “sandhillers,” known for prematurely aged children distinguished by their yellowish skin, ragged clothing, and listless minds. Surveying political rhetoric and policy, popular literature and scientific theories over 400 years, in White Trash: The 400-Year Untold History of Class in America, Nancy Isenberg upends assumptions about America’s supposedly class-free society––where liberty and hard work were meant to ensure real social mobility. Poor whites were central to the rise of the Republican Party in the early nineteenth century, and the Civil War itself was fought over class issues nearly as much as it was fought over slavery. “A riveting thesis supported by staggering research,” our reviewer writes in a starred review. View video >