Indie Book Reviews (page 651)

THE EXILE by Craig Washington
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 4, 2013

"A worthy twisting of fantasy and history."
A masterful melding of fantasy, history, thriller and full-throttle action. Read full book review >
THE ELECTRIC AFFINITIES by Wade Stevenson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 4, 2013

"An atmospheric, evocative tale of youth endeavoring to live free."
A free-love opus set in a bygone era. Read full book review >

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 4, 2013

"A worthy effort by a youthful author whose best work on Romanian topics may still lie ahead."
A scholarly, if sometimes slapdash, historical commentary asserting that the available evidence strongly suggests that modern Romanians are descended from third-century Romans. Read full book review >
EXCELSIOR HOUSE by Lance Lund
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 4, 2013

"A vast, ambitious and highly personal portrait of an often forgotten demographic, rendered with attention and sensitivity."
In Lund's debut novel, the streets aren't a safe place for anyone to live—especially not a kid. Read full book review >
THE STORMGLASS PROTOCOL by Tim Pratt
Released: Sept. 4, 2013

"Breakneck pacing and intelligent writing make this an undeniably entertaining read for espionage aficionados of all ages."
This espionage thriller for young readers—the first installment of a planned series—revolves around a boy recruited to be an operative for a secret organization whose mission is to protect the world from evil. Read full book review >

WORD by Bruce Macnair
Released: Sept. 3, 2013

"A cheeky YA tale suffused with a love for language."
Macnair's debut novel combines young-adult adventure and shameless puns in a frothy tale of a young boy on a wild quest across a fantasyland quite similar to our own. Read full book review >
Stuck by Stacey D. Atkinson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 3, 2013

"A moving story steered by a likable if imperfect heroine whose combination of grit and hard luck will win readers' hearts."
A charming, sincere coming-of-age story set in a claustrophobic Canadian fishing town. Read full book review >
HOSTAGES by Terrence Crimmins
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 3, 2013

"A fair thriller but an excellent satire of American media."
Crimmins' debut thriller follows two men who survive a hostage crisis and later endure unremitting media attention as they attempt to capture a terrorist. Read full book review >
SAVIOR'S DAY by Alan A. Winter
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 3, 2013

"A thrilling, satisfying and multilayered adventure story."
An ancient text contains a shattering truth in this apocalyptic thriller. Read full book review >
Released: Sept. 3, 2013

"Hill knows her stuff, and her book is likely to be useful and uplifting for anyone struggling to find a job."
This debut guide by career coach and recruiter Hill provides a strategy for finding that perfect job despite high unemployment and an uncertain economy. Read full book review >
THE HONSHU PIONEER by Tom Thomas
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 3, 2013

"A funny, insightful and authentic view of occupied Japan."
A compilation of headlines and essays from a newspaper published immediately after World War II by Americansoldiers stationed in Japan. Read full book review >
IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT by Larry Pollock
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 3, 2013

"Shot through with personal and often underdeveloped pieces, this collection nevertheless has tender spirit to share. "
A somewhat random collection of free verse and short prose reflections with a Midwestern flair. 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 >