Indie Book Reviews (page 647)

DYSPEPTIC DEFINITIONS by Igor D. Radovic
Released: July 12, 2013

"So here is a brave attempt at a tough job and a good bathroom book in the bargain."
This book of redefined definitions is haunted by the ghost of Ambrose Bierce, who wrote The Devil'sDictionary (1911). Read full book review >
RETALIATION by Amy Block Joy
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 12, 2013

"Despite these minor flaws, the book effectively and excitingly recounts real-life fallout from whistleblowing on the job; Block Joy's ultimate moral and legal triumph serves as both inspiration and warning about workplace retaliation."
As Block Joy (Whistleblower, 2010) documents in her second book, university colleagues messed with the wrong professor when they sought to destroy her career after she reported their financial fraud. Read full book review >

Resucitó by Christopher Ross
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 12, 2013

"A truly original look at America's past—and present."
An engrossing, eccentric, inventive, poetic reimagining of the Revolutionary era in the United States. Read full book review >
Released: July 12, 2013

"A smart, challenging discourse that succeeds despite an annoyingly unapologetic fondness for dry, academic wordplay."
A Jungian psychoanalyst explores the deep human need for concepts of wholeness and completeness and finds that need is the source of many problems. Read full book review >
Death by Revelation by K.M. Wood
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 12, 2013

"A well-plotted tale about family secrets with a plethora of suspense and intrigue."
A writer's obsession leads to revenge in this debut mystery novel. Read full book review >

GODDESS GILDA by Sharyn Gale
Released: July 11, 2013

"A sweet, affecting coming-of-age story that shows how believing in yourself goes a long way in the quest to forgive."
Creating family where you can find it underscores this charming middle school novel in which a girl learns compassion despite family turmoil and tragedy. Read full book review >
SAVING DR. BLOCK by L. M. Vincent
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 11, 2013

"Humorous touches and a likeable protagonist make this heartwarming tale a treat."
An entertaining coming-of-age story set in 1963 Kansas City. Read full book review >
A LETTER TO TIA by Don Landy
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 11, 2013

"A poignant, sometimes-heartbreaking love song to Landy's special pets."
Landy (Unconditional Love, 2011), in this memoir, chronicles the emotional highs and lows of helping a dog through devastating illness. Read full book review >
BETTER DAYS by Kate Kasten
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 11, 2013

"A pleasing retreat into American pastoral life."
This nostalgic view of pastoral life on an Iowa farm delivers the warm fuzzies without sentimentality. Read full book review >
OLIVER AND THE GROT by Brian Warburton
Released: July 11, 2013

"An intriguing but flawed update of a classic fairy tale."
Warburton (Sappers Six, 2010) tells a Cinderella story about a British teen working at a superstore. Read full book review >
HEAVEN IS COMING HOME by David Suarez Gomez
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 11, 2013

"Ambitious in its telling, this thriller blends daily doldrums with otherworldly excitement."
A novel about one man's love of an angel and his quest for humanity from debut author Gomez. Read full book review >
THE EYES IN THE TREE by Carolyn Vanderbeek
Released: July 11, 2013

"Although at times this tale too earnestly inveighs against animal cruelty and neglect, its warmth and spiky humor shine through."
A preachy but otherwise engaging debut tale of chicks rescued from a precarious existence by a kindly couple. 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 >