Indie Book Reviews (page 651)

THE RUNAWAY DAUGHTER by Juliet Philip
Released: Dec. 17, 2013

"An extremely memorable and winning YA tale of the perseverance dreams require."
A coming-of-age novella in which a young girl dreams of leaving India. Read full book review >
The Journey of Same-Sex Surrogacy by Jason Warner
Released: Dec. 17, 2013

"A quick, helpful and soulful read for same-sex couples looking to navigate the treacherous but rewarding surrogacy journey."
A common-sense, spiritual primer for prospective same-sex parents. Read full book review >

The Laughing Trout by Jim Ure
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 17, 2013

"Fishermen will love this book for its attention to detail and for seeing the humor in their obsessions, but a more general audience may not quite get it.
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Fly-fishing enthusiasts turn a lazy fishing town into a madhouse as they try to become the first to snag an ugly trout for a big reward in this playful, good-natured insider's sendup of the sport. Read full book review >
FIAT by Jeffrey D. Schlaman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 17, 2013

"A passionate novel that warns of a coming economic apocalypse."
A dystopian novel about the collapse of the American financial superstructure. Read full book review >
Quantum Demonology by Sheila Eggenberger
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 17, 2013

"An engaging, modern-day Faust for brainy rockers."
In Eggenberger'sdebut novel, an aging heavy-metal music fan and aspiring writer sells her soul to the devil and finds there's a lot more to life than good and evil. Read full book review >

Mysterious Depths by Mimizz Efemena Agwarota
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 17, 2013

"An intriguing, if overwhelming, look at African culture that may appeal to students of mythology and fantasy."
This surreal African fantasy follows the trials and tribulations of an innocent girl whose errand for her pregnant sister turns into a quest involving magic, human sacrifice, love and war. Read full book review >
UNEARTHED by Karen Seymour
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Dec. 17, 2013

"A worthy contribution to the earthbound fantasy genre."
The awakening of a reluctant but resilient fantasy heroine. Read full book review >
Good Girl/Best Girl by J.L. Saporta
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 17, 2013

"A fast, entertaining read but one with disappointingly little complexity."
A fictionalized account of call girls craving commitment and genuine intimacy. Read full book review >
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Dec. 16, 2013

"A convincing argument for well-child care in early childhood."
A collection of articles edited by Pittard (Pediatrics/Univ. of South Carolina) makes the case for a standardized set of well-child visits in infancy and the preschool years. Read full book review >
Maci's Magic Hairbrush by Kris Anise Broussard
Released: Dec. 16, 2013

"A charming children's tale that strikes the right balance between simplicity and creativity."
Broussard's debut children's picture book tells the story of Maci, a young African-American girl, who feels stifled by her everyday ponytails and longs for a new hairdo. Read full book review >
Between the Raindrops by Susan Schussler
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 16, 2013

"A wholesome take on the new-adult romance novel."
In Schussler's debut romance, a small-town girl meets a man online and discovers that her anonymous new crush is actually a famous movie star. Read full book review >
Water Music by Christopher Botkin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 16, 2013

"A fantasy novel creates an engrossing, original world, even if the story about a powerful wanderer veers off course in its second half."
A talented outcast with the ability to speak to animals leaves his simple, close-knit society to explore other lands, meet unfamiliar civilizations, and engage new ideas about love, reality, and death. 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 >