Indie Book Reviews (page 651)

Who's Your Father? by Robert Bernecker
NON-FICTION
Released: July 8, 2013

"A bright examination of modern Christianity."
A thought-provoking look at the modern definition of God. Read full book review >
MURDER IN CAIRO; PAYBACK IS A BITCH by B. Butler
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 8, 2013

"An often engaging tale of action and espionage in an exotic locale."
In Butler's debut thriller, the first in a planned series, four American women go to Egypt to rescue their friend from her murderous husband. Read full book review >

The Mu-ji-Man Codes by Daniel L Adams
NON-FICTION
Released: July 8, 2013

"A novel theory diminished by the author's circumventing its blueprint."
Death is inevitable for all and disquieting for some. In this debut code book, Adams admits to being in the latter camp while exploring his evolution from obsessing over—as he calls it—Mr. Death to developing a system for predicting and maximizing life span. Read full book review >
Ruminations on the Distortion of Oil Prices and Crony Capitalism by Raymond J. Learsy
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: July 8, 2013

"A rallying cry for readers who feel ripped off at the gas pumps."
In this fiery collection of blog posts, veteran commodities trader Learsy (Oil and Finance, 2012, etc.) rails against the global oil-industry. Read full book review >
LOCUSTS AND WILD HONEY by Ronald D. Giles
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 8, 2013

"An intriguing, if uneven, collection of unnerving short stories."
In Giles' (Great Heats, 2011, etc.) short stories, generations of a deeply rooted New England family battle good and evil. Read full book review >

STUCK IS NOT A FOUR-LETTER WORD by Deborah Johnson
Released: July 8, 2013

"An engaging seven-step plan for tackling seemingly insurmountable problems."
A personal self-help guide to becoming "unstuck" inbusiness and in life. Read full book review >
Island (the one that wasn’t supposed to be) by Gary Wilson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 8, 2013

"A loosely organized but intriguing novel about what it means to be part of a society and how one's choices shape one's perceptions and direction."
Wilson's debut novel recounts the strange, elliptical journey of a man on the run from the law and his philosophical musings about love, truth, and travel itself. Read full book review >
Take No Thought by Preston R. Winfrey
NON-FICTION
Released: July 8, 2013

"A motivating read for those seeking to use the Bible's teachings to live a more satisfying, anxiety-free life."
This Christian self-help guide by a knowledgeable pastor aims to inspire readers to adjust their lifestyles by having faith in God's plan. Read full book review >
THE SMILE INSIDE by Lisa Ellyn Sapiro
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 7, 2013

"A skillfully told memoir about an arduous weight-loss journey."
Sapiro, in her debut memoir, presents an autobiographical account of her decadeslong struggle with weight loss. Read full book review >
RECOVERED by Amber Polo
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: July 7, 2013

"A fanciful read that remains loyal to its noble principles."
Book lovers who can change into dogs search for an ancient library in Polo's follow-up to Retrieved (2012). Read full book review >
CURRENTS OF DECEPTION by M. C. Davis
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 6, 2013

"An excellent start to what might prove to be a rewarding new thriller series."
A brisk, drug-filled page-turner jets from the Pacific Northwest to various hot spots abroad, leaving a trail of bodies—and questions—in its wake. Read full book review >
Luke by Aaron D. Cohen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 5, 2013

"Delivers action and laughs with its memorable characters and dialogue, despite a dip in momentum before the finish."
Cohen's debut, a reimagining of Star Wars set in the underworld of Las Vegas, is a page-turning adventure full of allusions for fans of the movie series. 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 >