Indie Book Reviews (page 647)

OF ROOTS AND WINGS by Julie D. Swope
Released: Nov. 7, 2012

"A bleak, affecting portrait of an unhappy family."
A memoir of abuse and recovery that's not for the faint of heart. Read full book review >
THE GREEKS OF BEAUBIEN STREET by Suzanne Jenkins
Released: Nov. 7, 2012

"An effective, memorable police-procedural whodunit."
A murder investigation unfolds inside Detroit's tightknit Greek community. Read full book review >

OUT OF THE BASEMENT by Dawn L.C. Miller
Released: Nov. 7, 2012

"Bright, contemplative poems that will illuminate the soul.
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Miller's debut collection of short, contemplative poems. Read full book review >
THE INCOMPLETE MAN by Icki Iqbal
Released: Nov. 7, 2012

"A well-portrayed streak of emotional growth runs through this man's journey from bookish undergraduate to business leader."
Part coming-of-age tale, part dark-side-of-business exposé, this novel chronicles an immigrant experience. Read full book review >
Cocoa Bear & Bennie Boy by Ellie Meglio
Released: Nov. 7, 2012

"A delightful children's tale about a dog adapting to change."
In Meglio's debut children's picture book, a 6-year-old dog moves to a new home and becomes a big sister to a new puppy. Read full book review >

Released: Nov. 7, 2012

"An interesting, original guide to leadership."
Three authors with distinctly different perspectives shed new light on 10 less-often-regarded but important aspects of organizational leadership. Read full book review >
Released: Nov. 7, 2012

"A highly readable historical novel, with enough period detail for biblical purists and enough drama and romance for secular readers."
A well-executed debut historical novel that melds biblical history with steamy romance, intrigue and high drama. Read full book review >
Four Years of Freedom by Dean Jacobs
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 7, 2012

"A rare glimpse inside a shattered life buoyed by the enduring possibility of redemption."
A repentant gangbanger recounts how it all went wrong in this rough-hewn but nevertheless riveting in-and-out-of-prison memoir. Read full book review >
LIARS AND LAWYERS by D. Gray Varnadore
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 7, 2012

"A snapshot of political corruption, including a moral indictment of Clinton pre-White House."
A personal memoir that recounts a chilling tale of bureaucratic dysfunction and governmental corruption. Read full book review >
Released: Nov. 6, 2012

"A sincere, penetrating history whose conclusions are both scholastically and spiritually sound."
Walsh investigates the origins of Mahayana Buddhism in his careful, honest search for truth on the spiritual path. Read full book review >
THE MERCY PROJECT by Jeffrey  Royer
Released: Nov. 6, 2012

"A strong debut that's hard to put down."
A college student goes on the run after he uncovers a government conspiracy to lower Medicare costs by using military assassins to euthanize the elderly. Read full book review >
BOTH SIDES OF THE WISH by J.D. Howard
Released: Nov. 6, 2012

"A witty, colorful debut about a young man's struggle for redemption."
A first novel that delivers a tale of drugs, love and adventure. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Melissa Sweet
author of SOME WRITER!
September 26, 2016

“SOME PIG,” Charlotte the spider’s praise for Wilbur, is just one fondly remembered snippet from E. B. White’s Charlotte’s Web. In Some Writer!, two-time Caldecott Honor winner and 2014 Kirkus Prize finalist Melissa Sweet mixes White’s personal letters, photos, and family ephemera with her own exquisite artwork to tell his story, from his birth in 1899 to his death in 1985. Budding young writers will be fascinated and inspired by the journalist, New Yorker contributor, and children’s book author who loved words his whole life. This authorized tribute is the first fully illustrated biography of E. B. White and includes an afterword by Martha White, E. B. White's granddaughter. “Like Charlotte, Sweet spins a terrific story,” our reviewer writes in a starred review. “A masterful biography that will enchant young readers.” View video >