Indie Book Reviews (page 651)

Erin's Song by M.T. Oates
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 26, 2013

"A brief novel with lovely prose and lively characters, but hampered by an occasionally moralistic tone."
Oates' first novel delivers a warm love story that mixes music with questions of morality. Read full book review >
Marshmallow Toes by Melissa Clemens
Released: Feb. 26, 2013

"Despite some flaws, children may enjoy the gross-out humor while imbibing the lesson on cleanliness."
A little boy who won't clean between his toes gets taught a lesson in Clemens' debut, an illustrated children's book. Read full book review >

He Never Liked Cake by Janna Leyde
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 26, 2013

"An accessible, dramatic narrative of brain damage and its toll on caregivers that deserves a broad readership."
Leyde's debut takes readers on a painful, funny and shocking journey through her family's life after her father suffers brain damage and exhibits a drastically altered personality. Read full book review >
IN THE MATTER OF MICHAEL VOGEL by Drew Yanno
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: Feb. 26, 2013

"An ambitious, cleverly plotted thriller."
In this debut mystery, the residents of a small town in New York must deal with a crime unlike any they've experienced before. Read full book review >
THE THINKING ODYSSEY by Donald Preston
RELIGION
Released: Feb. 26, 2013

"A well-crafted reflection on the place of religion in the physical world."
A wide-ranging discussion of the natural world from a dedicated but inquisitive theist. Read full book review >

THE COUNTRY OF HEART, EYE, AND HAND by Robert B. Weeden
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 26, 2013

"A thoughtful and thought-provoking account of mankind's uneasy relationship with nature."
A retired naturalist reflects on his own life, life in general, and the relationship between mankind and the land. Read full book review >
In the Shadow of Hagia Sophia by Theodore G. Karakostas
Released: Feb. 25, 2013

"Lucid writing and a strong grasp of Byzantine history, with an emphasis on the historical rather than spiritual."
Covering a period of nearly 20 years in the author's life, Karakostas' writing details his visits to various sites important to Greek Orthodox followers, including Hagia Sophia in modern-day Istanbul and the island of Patmos. Read full book review >
Rare Atmosphere by Rachelle Rogers
Released: Feb. 25, 2013

"An unusual, touching account of a woman's search for self-acceptance."
In this memoir, the author has a love affair—with a man she's never met. Read full book review >
Hide and Seek- No Ticks Please by Nancy Fox
Released: Feb. 25, 2013

"A useful guide to avoiding a dangerous bug."
A slim guide that aims to equip children with important information about ticks. Read full book review >
Stilettos to Pom-Poms by Sharon Simmons
Released: Feb. 25, 2013

"A conversational, uplifting narrative about attaining physical-fitness goals."
In this memoir, the author shows that age, personal fears or lack of experience doesn't have to derail a dream. Read full book review >
Released: Feb. 25, 2013

"A straightforward timeline of the demise of the Eastman Kodak Company from the 1980s to their bankruptcy in 2012."
Outlining a tumultuous 30 years of poor business decisions and lack of vision, the author wonders whether better executive leadership could have saved the Eastman Kodak Company. Read full book review >
Ambition by Stephen Maitland-Lewis
THRILLERS
Released: Feb. 25, 2013

"Blackmail, betrayal and manipulation of the highest order."
Award-winning author Maitland-Lewis' (Emeralds Never Fade, 2012) new financial thriller is a dark, plummeting tale of corporate greed, civil rancor and personal vice set against a backdrop of contemporary economic woes. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Clinton Kelly
January 9, 2017

Bestselling author and television host Clinton Kelly’s memoir I Hate Everyone Except You is a candid, deliciously snarky collection of essays about his journey from awkward kid to slightly-less-awkward adult. Clinton Kelly is probably best known for teaching women how to make their butts look smaller. But in I Hate Everyone, Except You, he reveals some heretofore-unknown secrets about himself, like that he’s a finicky connoisseur of 1980s pornography, a disillusioned critic of New Jersey’s premier water parks, and perhaps the world’s least enthused high-school commencement speaker. Whether he’s throwing his baby sister in the air to jumpstart her cheerleading career or heroically rescuing his best friend from death by mud bath, Clinton leaps life’s social hurdles with aplomb. With his signature wit, he shares his unique ability to navigate the stickiest of situations, like deciding whether it’s acceptable to eat chicken wings with a fork on live television (spoiler: it’s not). “A thoroughly light and entertaining memoir,” our critic writes. View video >