Indie Book Reviews (page 647)

The Biology of Luck by Jacob M. Appel
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 7, 2013

"An inventive exploration of the place where love, chance, expectations and ambitions intersect in the city that never sleeps."
A novel within a novel spanning one eventful spring day in New York. Read full book review >
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 7, 2013

"A bizarre twist on biblical prophecy."
Mozell-Smith, who says she was told by God to write a book, shares favorite Scriptures along with some unorthodox interpretations of the Bible. Read full book review >

BIPOLAR BATTLE PLAN by Troy Gillem
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 7, 2013

"Offers valuable help in managing bipolar illness, but needs to be more careful and reliable."
Gillem's short handbook describes how best to manage bipolar illness and prevent dangerous episodes. Read full book review >
BEYOND THE VEIL by Pauline Grogan
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 6, 2013

"An often rich life story that may speak to women of many faiths."
A former nun recounts her journey in this sensitive debut autobiography. Read full book review >
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 6, 2013

"Imparts basic, well-targeted knowledge while not burdening readers with an overwhelming amount of detail."
A financial adviser offers practical advice to baby boomers about leaving a legacy and protecting assets in old age. Read full book review >

SIMPLE AND PURE by Michael Rahlfs
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 6, 2013

"An artless attempt to highlight traditional Catholic teachings among teenagers in contemporary Chicago.
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In Rahlf's (The Path, 2005) second novel, an academically gifted young man must complete his senior year in a diverse Chicago public school after his beloved, private Catholic academy is forced to close. Read full book review >
Invisible Soft Return by Roberta Degnore
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Oct. 6, 2013

"A cerebral work of feminist cyberpunk literature that challenges modern concepts of gender, literacy, privacy, humanity and reality."
In Degnore's (Stuck Up, 2012, etc.) sci-fi novel, 33-year-old Evet is accused of murdering her beloved cat and a little girl who may be her daughter. Read full book review >
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 5, 2013

"A comprehensive, accessible look at Argentina's political and economic evolution."
A detailed overview of Argentina's political and economic history, from the colonial era to the present. Read full book review >
Raising an Independent Child (Yes, You are Leaving the Nest!) by Fred Witt
Released: Oct. 5, 2013

"Easy-to-read suggestions that will hopefully lead toward better parenting, independent children and a happily empty nest."
Straightforward parenting advice from a father of three. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 5, 2013

"Not terribly revelatory, but most readers will likely pick up some practical tips."
In this debut memoir, Murphy offers lessons gleaned from his successful sales career. Read full book review >
THE BOOK OF THOTH by Paul Leone
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 5, 2013

"A solid vampire yarn for readers who've had enough of moping, love-struck bloodsuckers."
A bored socialite joins a small band of vampire hunters in Leone's (Mysterious Albion, 2013) latest thriller, the second in the Vatican Vampire Hunters series. Read full book review >
The Secret Rebellion by Martin Baggen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 5, 2013

"A Gospel retread but one that's provocative, tense, and exciting.
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A thoroughly innovative reworking of "the greatest story ever told." 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 >