Indie Book Reviews (page 651)

Released: May 23, 2012

"A raucous, absurd, often downright hilarious collection from an entertaining persona who might be better suited for the stage than the page."
In this quirky collection of essays, outrageous advice columnist Tammy Manners tells her readers like it is. Sort of. Read full book review >
VASTATION by Lewis E. Birdseye
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 23, 2012

"A moving adventure story about the volatility of the father-son bond."
In Birdseye's oddly compelling fiction debut, a father-son hiking trip goes violently wrong. Read full book review >

A Broken Sausage Grinder by Hank Thomas
CURRENT AFFAIRS
Released: May 23, 2012

"Interesting historical review but light on conclusions."
Brief but thorough overview of the origins of America's political system. Read full book review >
ETHNIC CITY by Said Yama Ahmadi
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 23, 2012

"An attempt to share personal experiences of discrimination and prejudice hampered by a distancing style."
An Afghan refugee's account of his attempts to understand himself, his history and his homeland as he makes his way in a world he perceives to be hostile to his heritage. Read full book review >
I, NEMO by J. Dharma
Released: May 22, 2012

"Sharp, well-shaped adventure that takes on water at the end."
Although Nemo, of Jules Verne's classic Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea, has been narrative fodder for decades, this engaging debut novel from Dharma and Deanna Windham puts a new spin on his mythos. Read full book review >

Released: May 22, 2012

"A wide-ranging, rollicking good collection of comedic sketches."
A whimsical, unique collection of humorous takes on nursery rhymes, talking horses and chicken-fried steak, among other topics. Read full book review >
LAB NOTES by Gerrie Nelson
Released: May 21, 2012

"An interesting yarn in need of a thorough edit and a better exploration of the main character's motives and personae."
Nelson's adventure thriller is the captivating story of a dedicated young ethnobotanist lured to work for a wealthy Texas research institute by her former mentor. Read full book review >
THE SON OF RAGE AND LOVE by Thomas Raymond
Released: May 21, 2012

"Several twists deepen the narrative's emotional impact as it approaches its climax and slightly convenient conclusion."
Raymond's multilayered young adult novel is a coming-of-age story set against modern themes of medicated teens, sibling rivalry and self-discovery. Read full book review >
THE NEVER FABLE by Steven Brandsdorfer
Released: May 21, 2012

"Wild imagination in a promising debut."
An inventive, ambitious story that seeks to explain both recent history and why one man, Daniel Never, can remember fighting with Andrew Jackson but not what happened to him yesterday. Read full book review >
Released: May 21, 2012

"An unabashed, candid memoir that continually entertains and educates."
Lutwick recounts being 22 years old and finding love while based at a Fijian outpost of the Peace Corps. Read full book review >
HUNGRY HEART by Marjorie Meyerle
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 21, 2012

"An often resonant novel about choice, regret and absolution."
Upon moving from the East Coast to rural Colorado, a divorcé parses the complexities of love in Meyerle's (Bread of Shame, 2010) ruminative novel. Read full book review >
Released: May 20, 2012

"A disjointed narrative of one man's time at sea during World War II."
Capt. Dan Cornwell chronicles his memories of life at sea during World War II. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Marilu Henner
author of CHANGING NORMAL
April 26, 2016

After they’d been dating only a short while, and as they were falling in love, Marilu Henner and Michael Brown were hit with the ultimate bad news: Michael was diagnosed with cancer. Refusing traditional care, they pieced together a personal and holistic view on battling his cancer, all while forging an unbreakable bond. In this moving and informative book, Marilu pulls back the curtain on how they dealt with the blow. She relates her holistic perspective on health—including the superfoods, exercises, and immunotherapy they used to fight back—and why a diagnosis doesn’t have to be the end of romance or of a happy and fulfilling life. “An inspiring love story wrapped in a serious call for new ways to treat disease,” our reviewer writes. View video >