Indie Book Reviews (page 647)

This Too Shall Pass by Thomas Paulson
Released: Jan. 28, 2013

"A readable, if disjointed, suspense novel."
As a massive asteroid bears down on Earth, amateur astronomer Floyd Dunbar is on his own collision course with a dangerous criminal in Paulson's (Quiet Desperation, 2012) latest novel. Read full book review >
Released: Jan. 28, 2013

"Offers spiritual sustenance and tells the engaging life story of a barrier-breaking African- American composer."
Robinson's account of becoming a successful classical composer, co-written with her son, Todd Robinson. Read full book review >

Released: Jan. 28, 2013

"Humor, suspense and romance shine through in this retelling that mingles 19th-century sensibilities with modern-day sentiments."
A bold, radical retelling of Pride and Prejudice. Read full book review >
The Kind of September by William Donohue
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 28, 2013

"A beautifully told story of how a family finds strength when their bedrock weakens."
A vivid, touching account of Alzheimer's ravaging a bright, capable man. Read full book review >
The Dutch Institute by Huppes Kemp
Released: Jan. 28, 2013

"A polemical novel about the creeping influence of government in people's lives."
Scheming bureaucrats line their pockets while denying people much-needed medical care in this high-stakes debut thriller. Read full book review >

Spiritual Confessions of an Agnostic by C. M. Blakeson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 28, 2013

"An intelligent, impassioned plea for religious objectivity."
Blakeson's debut memoir relates his lifelong quest for spirituality and seeks to open up a line of communication between those who are religious and those who aren't. Read full book review >
Thank God It's Wednesday: An American Family in Saudi Arabia by Maralyn G. Doyle
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 28, 2013

"An intriguing, at times humorous account of an American woman and her husband's four years in a conservative Arab kingdom."
In this collection of letters, an American couple describe life with their young son in Saudi Arabia in the 1970s. Read full book review >
Trust Fund Baby by Douglas Richardson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 28, 2013

"An impressive story of corruption, religion and friendship, and the lengths people go to for love."
A fascinating tale of a young man's downward spiral into depression. Read full book review >
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Jan. 28, 2013

"An eye-opening, even-keeled theory offering hope to those who disagree."
A business management expert explains that disagreements and conflicts are not the products of good versus evil but of differences in how individuals prioritize what he calls the Eight Great Goods. Read full book review >
A Quest for Integrity by Jaswinder Singh
Released: Jan. 27, 2013

"An extended, sometimes labored parable of good and evil on 'the need for transparency in human interactions.'"
Singh's debut novel exposes the conflicting interests and corrupting desires of trade unions during the last three decades of 20th-century India. Read full book review >
Released: Jan. 27, 2013

"An insightful collection of curated letters between two leaders that made history."
Independent historian Saltoun-Ebin delivers a timely compilation of more than 30 letters between Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev and President Ronald Reagan. Read full book review >
DANUTA by John Koenig
Released: Jan. 26, 2013

"A fine World War II-era historical novel that breathes life into a long-gone era with its timeless characters and exciting conflicts."
In an inspiring novel of survival, a young Polish girl experiences marriage and motherhood in a time of war. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Kendare Blake
November 16, 2016

Bestseller Kendare Blake’s latest novel, Three Dark Crowns, a dark and inventive fantasy about three sisters who must fight to the death to become queen. In every generation on the island of Fennbirn, a set of triplets is born: three queens, all equal heirs to the crown and each possessor of a coveted magic. Mirabella is a fierce elemental, able to spark hungry flames or vicious storms at the snap of her fingers. Katharine is a poisoner, one who can ingest the deadliest poisons without so much as a stomachache. Arsinoe, a naturalist, is said to have the ability to bloom the reddest rose and control the fiercest of lions. But becoming the Queen Crowned isn’t solely a matter of royal birth. Each sister has to fight for it. The last queen standing gets the crown. “Gorgeous and bloody, tender and violent, elegant, precise, and passionate; above all, completely addicting,” our reviewer writes in a starred review. View video >