Indie Book Reviews (page 651)

ANNE FRANK by Ronald Wilfred Jansen
NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 2014

"A by-the-book study of Anne Frank's life that doesn't quite capture a new side to her story."
An exploration of the places and people that shaped Holocaust victim Anne Frank. Read full book review >
HOW YOUR DOCTOR IS SLOWLY KILLING YOU by Angela DeRosa
NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 2014

"A passionate women's-health guide."
An Arizona-based physician aims to help women live better lives through hormone replacement therapy in this debut self-help guide. Read full book review >

Forty Bibles and Forty Dictionaries by Hae-Lyun Kang
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 2014

"Winding tale of a dysfunctional family that eventually addresses the somewhat famous disturbance and its aftermath.
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Dedicated to her "irascible parents" from Korea, Kang's debut memoir examines her childhood in Australia. Read full book review >
Lily's Story by Don Gutteridge
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2014

"An overlong epic where the historical detail obscures the human narrative at its heart."
This sweeping historical novel follows the titular pioneer from her adolescence to old age, cataloguing the early history of Canada in the context of her life. Read full book review >
THE MIDA by Lyle Ernst
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: March 1, 2014

"An engaging, complex introduction to a charming supernatural series."
Time-traveling carnies, malevolent spirits, and a triple homicide rock a small Midwestern town in the first volume of Ernst and Sigafus' (Native Elders: Sharing Their Wisdom, 2014) Mida series. Read full book review >

Under an English Heaven by Alice K. Boatwright
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 1, 2014

"A well-crafted outsider's view of Cotswolds village life that will appeal to mystery buffs."
Californian Ellie Kent, the vicar's new wife, is just breaking in her tweeds when she finds an unidentified body in Boatwright's (Collateral Damage, 2012) charming mystery. Read full book review >
SHATTERED VEIL by Tracy E. Banghart
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 28, 2014

"Part mystery, part romance, part sci-fi, Banghart's fast-paced exploration of loyalty, identity and commitment is entertaining and intriguing."
In Banghart's (Moon Child, 2013, etc.) YA sci-fi novel, love, devotion, ambition and political scheming abound in a not-quite-dystopian future. Read full book review >
The Deja Vu Experiment by J.G. Renato
Released: Feb. 28, 2014

"A brief but complex and personal discussion of metaphysical interpretations."
This meditation on metaphysical topics also serves as a tribute to the author's late wife. Read full book review >
CULTURE VS. COPYRIGHT by Anatoly Volynets
Released: Feb. 28, 2014

"A detailed, if somewhat idealistic, exploration of art, culture and copyright in the marketplace."
A musing on the philosophy of copyright and the nature of culture, presented mainly as a dialogue among students. Read full book review >
HIBERNATE by Elizabeth Eslami
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 28, 2014

"A searing array of stories envisioned through crystal-clear eyes."
Eslami's (Bone Worship, 2010) incisive story collection explores the shadowed corners of working-class lives. Read full book review >
BLOOD TIDES by C.R. Sturgill
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 28, 2014

"Nails the traits of a classic pirate tale, with romance and family melodrama to hold the story together."
In Sturgill's (Dreams from the Heart: Tales of Hope & Love, 2013) adventure novel, a young kidnapped boy is raised among pirates while his brother becomes a naval officer and swears vengeance against the marauders. Read full book review >
A CALL TO PRAYER by M. Jules Bevans
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 28, 2014

"A serviceable thriller, bolstered by its contemporary backdrop."
Bevans' debut thriller tells a story of a terrorist cell planning a campaign of assassinations and deadly chemical attacks—and of those working to thwart its plans. 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 >