Indie Book Reviews (page 651)

EASTERLAND by Patrick Henry Prentice
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: May 31, 2013

"Rapidly paced and abutted with surprises, this sharp-eyed book shows just how strange the second coming might be."
A novel from debut author Prentice about two reluctant Christ-like figures and their collision in the desert. Read full book review >
GLORIOUS INCORPORATED by Steven Neil Moore
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 31, 2013

"Pilgrim's Progress meets Tom Clancy in this confident, effective thriller."
A religious allegorical novel in which two corporations compete to control the future of mankind. Read full book review >

KYLEE AND THE BICYCLE THAT FLEW by Fran Spilman
Released: May 31, 2013

"An uneven children's book, although some readers may be amused by its brightly colored dream world."
A young bicycle lover travels through a bizarre, humorous dreamscape in Spilman's debut picture book. Read full book review >
The Boy Who Lived with Ghosts by John Mitchell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 30, 2013

"A startling, sometimes-chilling tale of mental illness and familial abuse."
Mitchell's debut novel is an autobiographical account of a young lad in a broken home, living in poverty and surrounded by death and madness. Read full book review >
THE BOREALIS GENOME by Tom Wise
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: May 30, 2013

"An engaging read for sci-fi and zombie fans."
Wise and Wise's debut novel delivers a science-fiction tale of zombies and cloning in modern-day Pennsylvania. Read full book review >

Just The Way It Was by Kim Ellas
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 30, 2013

"A brutally, admirably honest memoir that won't fail to shock."
A frank, true-life tale of the horrors of child abuse and the lifelong consequences of parental neglect. Read full book review >
I WANT WHAT SHE'S HAVING, NOW! by Tora Cullip
NON-FICTION
Released: May 30, 2013

"A little popular psychology coupled with hype-free nutrition advice and useful fitness tips make this a worthwhile read."
This credible self-help book outlines a sustainable weight-loss program organized around three core areas to ensure lifelong success: mindset, motivation and metabolism. Read full book review >
THE MAGIC MUSEUM by Rick Isaacson
Released: May 30, 2013

"An engaging story for young readers eager to look at the world with an artist's eye."
A reluctant schoolboy is sent to study the works of Edgar Degas at the fictional Museum of Fine Art in Isaacson's debut, which features full-color reproductions. Read full book review >
The Vatican Third Secret Hoax - Exposed! and the Truth Revealed by Iain Colquhoun
NON-FICTION
Released: May 30, 2013

"Regardless of whether one agrees or not on religious grounds, fans of 20th-century U.K. history in particular will appreciate this fine example of well-researched, thoughtful historical writing."
What do a prophecy from 1917, Trident nuclear submarines and an interchurch organization have to do with one another? Colquhoun, in his historically astute essay, argues that they may augur troubled times as predicted by Scripture. Read full book review >
Vogel House by John Forrester
Released: May 29, 2013

"A thrilling romance about what happens when rich people lose almost everything."
In Forrester's (Shadow Mage, 2012, etc.) young-adultnovel, a teen finds herself in over her head as she tries to save her home and family from personal and financial destruction. Read full book review >
RATIONAL POLEMICS by Richard Todd Devens
NON-FICTION
Released: May 29, 2013

"Intellectual fodder for like-minded conservatives."
Devens, in his debut, holds forth on a broad selection of societal ills, inconveniences, inequities and inanities. Read full book review >
RIGHT SKILLS by jay gee heath
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 29, 2013

"A rather diluted cyberespionage-fueled debut."
A cyberspace thriller with a romantic twist. 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 >