Indie Book Reviews (page 651)

TIME'S TWISTED ARROW by Rysa Walker
Released: Oct. 1, 2012

"Sharp writing, a flair for dialogue and a big, twisting imagination."
A young girl aims to change her fate and the lives of everyone around her in Walker's time-bending debut novel. Read full book review >
YOUR INSIDE SHAPE by Christine Sarno-Doyle
Released: Oct. 1, 2012

"Fans of the Free To Be You And Me style of children's literature will appreciate the inspiring message about developing children's passions."
A motivational picture book by author Sarno-Doyle designed to teach kids about exploring their own abilities and hobbies. Read full book review >

Messages from Mother.... Earth Mother by Mare Cromwell
Released: Oct. 1, 2012

"A humorous, good-natured blueprint for saving the planet."
A walk in the park sets off a mission to awaken humanity and save Earth, as Cromwell's (If I Gave You God's Phone Number, 2002) work weaves an argument for living in awareness of all life. Read full book review >
THERE ARE REASONS NOAH PACKED NO CLOTHES by Robert Jacoby
Released: Oct. 1, 2012

"A confident, strongly voiced portrait of despair and the flickering light at the end of the tunnel."
Despair and salvation mix to powerful effect in Jacoby's debut novel that follows a young man's confrontation with suicide. Read full book review >
Released: Oct. 1, 2012

"A valuable guide to competitive school admissions."
An experienced college-admissions advisor offers a comprehensive guide to gaining entrance to competitive schools from preschool to graduate school. Read full book review >

Speeding Down the Spiral by Deborah Goodman Davis
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Oct. 1, 2012

"A whirling, twisting run through one of the world's great museums that will charm young readers."
In this delightful debut children's picture book, a young girl's introduction to the Guggenheim Museum turns into a wild, unexpected adventure. Read full book review >
God's Gay Agenda by Sandra Turnbull
RELIGION
Released: Oct. 1, 2012

"An engaging, impassioned argument for acceptance from a Christian perspective."
Is God at work in societal change? In her debut, Turnbull asserts that the answer is a definitive yes. Read full book review >
THRILLERS
Released: Oct. 1, 2012

"An engaging mystery, and a sizzling debut."
In Allan's debut thriller, a priest aims to find the people responsible for his brother's murder, whatever the cost. Read full book review >
The Saeshell Book of Time: Part 1: The Death of Innocents by Rusty Biesele
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Oct. 1, 2012

"A space journey sidelined by convoluted, high-concept subplots."
A race of formless consciousnesses imprisoned in crystal intends to reform the universe in this first of a planned sci-fi series where past, present, and future occur simultaneously. Read full book review >
THE ODYSSEY OF ART O'HARA by John Loranger
Released: Sept. 29, 2012

"With harrowing suspense and an ending that is as satisfying as it is haunting, this seaman's odyssey will leave readers pondering their own life choices and courage."
A riveting tale of a World War II Navy man's survival at sea, based on the true account of the USS Indianapolis. Read full book review >
Free Jazz at the Tsukiji Fish Market by Naoto Nakamura
Released: Sept. 29, 2012

"A surprising catch from a unique voice."
A fun, illuminating introduction to a piece of Japanese life rarely glimpsed by outsiders. Read full book review >
Book One of the Sons of Odin by L.A. Hammer
Released: Sept. 29, 2012

"A complex fantasy novel brimming with weird and whimsical details."
In Hammer's debut fantasy novel, the first of a planned series, four 20-somethings are transported to another world, where they gain great powers and battle a dark lord. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Jennifer Keishin Armstrong
author of SEINFELDIA
August 22, 2016

Jennifer Keishin Armstrong’s new bestseller Seinfeldia is the hilarious behind-the-scenes story of two guys who went out for coffee and dreamed up Seinfeld —the cultural sensation that changed television and bled into the real world. Comedians Larry David and Jerry Seinfeld never thought anyone would watch their silly little sitcom about a New York comedian sitting around talking to his friends. NBC executives didn’t think anyone would watch either, but they bought it anyway, hiding it away in the TV dead zone of summer. But against all odds, viewers began to watch, first a few and then many, until nine years later nearly 40 million Americans were tuning in weekly. In Seinfeldia, TV historian and entertainment writer Armstrong celebrates the creators and fans of this American television phenomenon, bringing readers behind-the-scenes of the show while it was on the air and into the world of devotees for whom it never stopped being relevant, a world where the Soup Nazi still spends his days saying “No soup for you!” “Armstrong’s intimate, breezy history is full of gossipy details, show trivia, and insights into how famous episodes came to be,” our reviewer writes. “Perfect for Seinfeldians and newcomers alike.” View video >