Indie Book Reviews (page 651)

Released: Sept. 20, 2011

"If you can't afford a plane ticket to Tehran, visit the Daytons' House.
A compelling family saga that spans nearly a century and paints a loving, true-to-life portrait of a nation. Read full book review >
WORMWOOD by D.H. Nevins
Released: Sept. 20, 2011

"Though it begins as a byproduct of vampire romance for teens, Nevins' novel dives into a journey befitting its laudable female protagonist—a novel that happily approaches its religious overtone with zeal and no reservations."
Love, catastrophe and angels at war, all in the face of Armageddon. Read full book review >

Released: Sept. 20, 2011

"Ultimately reads like an undergraduate 'what-if' essay—passionately argued but highly improbable."
Businessman and former Libertarian presidential candidate Jackson argues a polarized America needs a divorce from itself. Read full book review >
Released: Sept. 19, 2011

"A political thriller that relies heavily on action but lacks substance."
Corrupt American and Chinese government officials scramble for control over a medical cure-all derived from a Nepalese plant, culminating in an international incident in Allen's (Deadly Untruths, 2008) second novel. Read full book review >
THE THINGS WE SAVE by Joanne Zienty
Released: Sept. 19, 2011

"A well-plotted, lyrical novel filled with the harsh emotions of a family torn apart by death."
In Zienty's debut novel, a family struggles through loss and painful history, exploring the things that haunt us and help us remember, everything from artifacts to junk to treasures. Read full book review >

Released: Sept. 18, 2011

"An intense, lyrical portrait of America's vulnerable underbelly."
Hopelessness dims this poignant tale of a young woman's tumultuous, modern American life. Read full book review >
Repeaters by Erica Ferencik
Released: Sept. 17, 2011

"The gripping pursuit and protection of the love of a lifetime."
The petrifying tale of a chain of reincarnations that can only be broken by finding true love. Read full book review >
SPIRE by Aaron Safronoff
Released: Sept. 17, 2011

"Smartly written, cleverly paced, but wanting for passion."
The watchful Collective, and those who oppose it, form Safronoff's futuristic tale of biological manipulation and the battle for individuality. Read full book review >
UNFORGIVABLE by Leeann Paisley-Pardon
Released: Sept. 16, 2011

"Paisley-Pardon shows promise and storytelling talent in her entertaining debut murder mystery."
A serial-killer thriller involving a crisis intervention social worker in Oregon, by an author with a decade's experience in field. Read full book review >
Released: Sept. 16, 2011

"Seasoned veterans of the psychedelic music scene may see parallels to modern-day band Phish but the heavy drug use may turn off outsiders."
The early days of a jam band show it's all been a long, strange trip. Read full book review >
PERSONAL BAGGAGE by Margaret McMillion
Released: Sept. 16, 2011

"An acceptable medical drama."
A nurse juggles jobs at two Mississippi hospitals, aging parents and a stressed marriage in McMillion's novel. Read full book review >
TWO WEDDINGS by Farin Powell
Released: Sept. 16, 2011

"A tale of motherly manipulation in which unanswered prayers on earth mirror the unanswered questions that remain, even in heaven."
Powell's debut novel, the story of two couples searching for love and forgiveness, begins, ironically, with two funerals. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
John Sandford
author of SATURN RUN
October 6, 2015

Saturn Run, John Sandford’s new novel, is quite a departure for the bestselling thriller writer, who sets aside his Lucas Davenport crime franchise (Gathering Prey, 2015, etc.) and partners with photographer and sci-fi buff Ctein to leave Earth’s gravitational field for the rings of Saturn. The year is 2066. A Caltech intern inadvertently notices an anomaly from a space telescope—something is approaching Saturn, and decelerating. Space objects don’t decelerate; spaceships do. A flurry of top-level government meetings produces the inescapable conclusion: whatever built that ship is at least 100 years ahead in hard and soft technology, and whoever can get their hands on it exclusively and bring it back will have an advantage so large, no other nation can compete. A conclusion the Chinese definitely agree with when they find out. The race is on. “James Bond meets Tom Swift, with the last word reserved not for extraterrestrial encounters but for international piracy, state secrets, and a spot of satisfyingly underhanded political pressure,” our reviewer writes. View video >