Indie Book Reviews (page 647)

Released: Dec. 3, 2011

"Even with its flaws, this book is a revealing glimpse into online dating for seniors, with their special needs, 'baggage' and aspirations."
This slim handbook written as a memoir and how-to book explores the uncharted territory of senior online dating, and DiGioia and her coauthor Ruggles (an online match) demystify this search while sharing their personal e-mails, experiences and lessons learned. Read full book review >
CRY WOLF, CRY by Russell M. Cera
Released: Dec. 3, 2011

"An overly didactic tone and patronizing passages hinder this humans-vs.-nature story."
This fictional tale follows a pack of endangered gray wolves fighting for survival as a journalist fights for their protection. Read full book review >

Released: Dec. 3, 2011

"An engaging, deeply spiritual story of salvation that will compel readers to look at the world—and themselves—in a different light."
Equal parts spiritual quest, unlikely love story and existential cautionary tale, Bonder's soulful science fiction novel is about one man's fantastical journey to understand himself—and God. Read full book review >
Released: Dec. 2, 2011

"Intimate and absorbing, Wiener's tale successfully captures the feelings of a spirited yet lost young child growing up in a tumultuous period in American history."
Wiener is anything but subtle in this gripping memoir of her turbulent upbringing in the New York City suburbs. Read full book review >
BALCONY VIEW by Julia Frey
Released: Dec. 2, 2011

"Engaging and candid; an insightful look at how one woman copes with personal and national trauma."
An intimate memoir of love and loss in the shadow of 9/11. Read full book review >

Released: Dec. 2, 2011

"An offbeat but somewhat muddled sci-fi tale."
Gollub delivers a sci-fi novel about wormholes, neuroscience, a revolutionary cult and a chess tournament. Read full book review >
Released: Dec. 2, 2011

"A welcome testament to the intricate challenges of belief."
Norris presents an approachable piece of theological reflection that challenges believers to embrace the unexpected complexity of the godhead. Read full book review >
Released: Dec. 1, 2011

"A dynamic work of fringe culture that will entertain and intrigue readers if not convert them to the UFO religion."
An experimental fantasy about government secrets, UFOs and the looming threat of America's military-industrial complex. Read full book review >
Released: Dec. 1, 2011

"An intermittently engaging and enlightening tale of China by a writer with promise, but in need of a severe edit."
O'Neal has compiled e-mail dispatches that chronicle his year spent teaching English in Beijing, China. Read full book review >
Released: Dec. 1, 2011

"Toward the end of this haphazard collection, biographical statements hint at difficulties the author has overcome; it's hard not to be intrigued by what he might write in a more direct, focused autobiography."
Flello's debut poetry collection is a meditation on life, love and nature. Read full book review >
Released: Dec. 1, 2011

"A sometimes rambling but more often incisive memoir from a retired top-rank anesthesiologist looking back on a long career."
First-time author and retired anesthesiologist Zeitlin elucidates the hands-on business of delivering sweet oblivion to surgical patients with as little risk as possible. Read full book review >
Released: Dec. 1, 2011

"Vivid description and nonstop action—ranging from gladiatorial combat to space battles—will leave readers watching for volume two of the series."
A barbaric, blood-thirsty gladiator finds himself in the center of an epic battle between omnipotent angels and their human counterparts. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Jason Gay
November 17, 2015

In the 1990s, copies of Richard Carlson’s Don't Sweat the Small Stuff (and its many sequels) were seemingly everywhere, giving readers either the confidence to prioritize their stresses or despondence over the slender volume’s not addressing their particular set of problems. While not the first book of its kind, it kicked open the door for an industry of self-help, worry-reduction advice guides. In his first book, Little Victories, Wall Street Journal sports columnist Gay takes less of a guru approach, though he has drawn an audience of readers appreciative of reportage that balances insights with a droll, self-deprecating outlook. He occasionally focuses his columns on “the Rules” (of Thanksgiving family touch football, the gym, the office holiday party, etc.), which started as a genial poke in the eye at the proliferation of self-help books and, over time, came to explore actual advice “both practical and ridiculous” and “neither perfect nor universal.” The author admirably combines those elements in every piece in the book. View video >