Indie Book Reviews (page 647)

KICKING THE CAN by Scott C. Glennie
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 1, 2013

"An ambitious novel but one that may lack universal appeal."
Glennie's debut thriller offers a plot that hinges on solving the U.S. health care crisis. Read full book review >
THE DOLLIES by Kitty Leech
Released: Nov. 1, 2013

"One of the few books about Shakespeare that children and adults can equally enjoy sharing."
Costume designer Leech (The Dollies Put On a Play, 2009, etc.) has created engaging tableaux of scenes from a variety of Shakespeare plays for the picture-book crowd. Read full book review >

The Shoe Burnin' by Joe Formichella
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2013

"A charming assortment that, for some readers, could retune the meaning of Southern."
A charming collection of poetry, stories, essays and music shared by storytellers, for storytellers, at an annual Southern gathering—the Shoe Burnin'. Read full book review >
CALIFORNIA MAY by Martha Stone Graham
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2013

"An often charming, if overstuffed, historical novel."
Graham's debut novel tells the story of a plucky young Kentucky girl, from birth to adulthood. Read full book review >
THE BRUTUS CONSPIRACY by Garry Richard Lane
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 1, 2013

"A fast-paced aviation thriller that sometimes reaches great heights."
In Lane's debut thriller, an investigator is convinced that a plane crash that resulted in the deaths of two lawyers was no accident. Read full book review >

Released: Nov. 1, 2013

"A clearly written guide, with many useful references, that could recoup its cost many times over."
A step-by-step approach to using Internet research and sealed email bids to get the lowest prices on new vehicles from auto dealers. Read full book review >
HIT WOMAN by Susan Hamilton
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2013

"A dishy tell-all from a veteran who survived the up-and-down world of the music jingles business."
A pioneering music producer describes her adventures in working with some of the biggest artists in showbiz. Read full book review >
ABC's From The Whippety Wood by Pamela Harden
Released: Nov. 1, 2013

"A marvelous picture book full of fine storytelling and magic."
A picture book about the alphabet that transports readers into a whimsical fairyland. Read full book review >
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2013

"An enlightening quick-reference handbook for health and social service professionals working with elderly patients, but some sections might be too technical for the average reader."
This medical handbook covers a wide variety of topics related to diagnosing and caring for elderly people with psychiatric issues. Read full book review >
THE COSMIC RELIGION by Ralph Calabria
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2013

"For readers seeking universal truths, this book is as good a place as any to start, though there's not much new here."
Calabria shows how a golden thread of social- and self-awareness underlies all major religions. Read full book review >
TRAVEL LIGHT & OTHER STORIES by Christopher A. Taylor
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2013

"Meditative and moving short fiction."
With intelligence and a calm, reflective voice, Taylor's debut collection of nine stories covers a variety of lives and perspectives. Read full book review >
SAM AND THE O'MALLEY BROTHERS by John M Sloke
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2013

"A touching story with a preference for the wistful side of life—a preference many readers will readily embrace."
Sloke's debut, a coming-of-age drama, follows the three O'Malley brothers and Sam, the young boy they help raise later in life in the fictional town of New Dublin. 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 >