Indie Book Reviews (page 647)

ERICOUSSA by Primoz Rode
NATURE & TRAVEL
Released: Jan. 4, 2010

"An enjoyable account that will interest readers considering a nautical adventure."
Illustrated with many color photographs, this travel diary recounts a sailing voyage around the Adriatic. Read full book review >
Released: Jan. 4, 2010

"A stimulating read for the philosophically minded, especially for abstract thinkers and those stout with intellect."
The human condition is beset by two sensations of spiritual and emotional oneness; Tolkowsky believes he has demystified the link between them—and the meaning of life. Read full book review >

Released: Jan. 2, 2010

"A viable tool for business leaders who accept change as part of growth."
Business professionals present a refreshing approach for organizational change. Read full book review >
PLANE OF THE ECLIPTIC by Karen Estes
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2010

"Fanciful reading for a mainstream audience."
Estes' debut novel traces the mysterious unraveling of a woman's neat, well-ordered life as dream and reality merge in strange and unexpected ways. Read full book review >
LETTERS TO JUD by Don Alderman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 2010

"A funny, moving, finely wrought remembrance of a lost Middle America."
A World War II-era small town sparkles to life in this luminous memoir. Read full book review >

FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 2010

"Young, would-be adventurers or armchair travelers will enjoy exploring with these two straightforward, engaging personalities—and will learn a lot in the process."
This adventure novel recounts two American teen brothers' encounters with tour guides, wildlife and armed poachers in Botswana's Okavango Delta. Read full book review >
THE VULCAN PRECEPT by Guy Nair
Released: Jan. 1, 2010

"Despite some murkiness, a thought-provoking action thriller that will keep readers on the edge of their seats."
Jenny Peters, rookie CIA agent, is ready for her first mission—or is she? Read full book review >
PROMISED VALLEY REBELLION by Ron Fritsch
Released: Jan. 1, 2010

"A strange, primitive world that feels winningly real."
Fritsch's debut novel is a Paleolithic adventure in the manner of Jean Auel. Read full book review >
ROCK STAR'S RAINBOW by Kevin Glavin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2010

"A smart, entertaining send-up of celebrity under siege."
A rock star searching for his soul embarks on an underworld picaresque in this gonzo satirical romance. Read full book review >
Released: Dec. 29, 2009

"A valuable, earth-friendly lesson, not presented artfully."
In Redfern's encyclopedic second book, she looks to the lessons modern civilization should learn from ancient, indigenous cultures. Read full book review >
Released: Dec. 28, 2009

"Impassioned argument by one dissatisfied Catholic on taking back the church from its leadership."
Guide to lay Catholic renewal. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Luis Alberto Urrea
April 21, 2015

Examining the borders between one nation and another, between one person and another, Luis Alberto Urrea’s latest story collection, The Water Museum, reveals his mastery of the short form. This collection includes the Edgar-award winning "Amapola" and his now-classic "Bid Farewell to Her Many Horses," which had the honor of being chosen for NPR's "Selected Shorts" not once but twice. Urrea has also recently published a poetry collection, Tijuana Book of the Dead, mixing lyricism and colloquial voices, mysticism and the daily grind. We talk to Urrea about both of his new books this week on Kirkus TV. View video >