Indie Book Reviews (page 651)

THE LOST TAVERN by Kerry  Brown
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 14, 2011

"Brown and Kelly create a richly detailed world, but need to more seamlessly marry facts with story."
Brown, with assistance from researcher and co-author Kelly, debuts with this historical novel of piracy and Colonial America. Read full book review >
SIRENS' SONGS by Elisabeth Stevens
Released: Jan. 14, 2011

"A triumphant and eloquent collection that never shies away from the emotional and intellectual entanglements of love and lust, connection and manipulation, the momentary and the eternal.
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A compact yet thematically and stylistically wide-ranging verse collection that contains lyrical and nuanced explorations of love, power, impermanence and aging. Read full book review >

BUSH WENT TO HELL by Varghese Kozhimannil
Released: Jan. 14, 2011

"Dubya's Inferno will be a fun ride for Bush-bashing liberals, but lacks the nuance to propel it to greater cultural commentary."
The new novel from Kozhimannil (Awake America, 1989) is a highly imaginative tale in which George W. Bush gets the punishment many liberals think he deserves. Read full book review >
CREATURES WE DREAM OF KNOWING by Andrew Marr
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 13, 2011

"Fans of the fantastic, the quirky and the diversity of nature will find new ideas to relish and ponder."
Marr's debut is a collection of emotional, imaginative stories written from a spiritual viewpoint. Read full book review >
DISASTERS by Asim K. Dasgupta
NATURE & TRAVEL
Released: Jan. 13, 2011

"A fine disaster tour-guide, replete with interesting factoids and vivid reportage."
The many varieties of natural and manmade catastrophe are catalogued and mined for sightseeing opportunities in this absorbing compendium-cum-travelogue. Read full book review >

NO HOPE FOR GOMEZ! by Graham Parke
Released: Jan. 12, 2011

"At times laugh-out-loud funny, occasionally just weird for the sake of weird, but consistently entertaining."
A drug trial participant blogs about his experiences on an experimental medication and questions whether the strangeness in his life is a side-effect or just weirdness as usual. Read full book review >
TWO-THOUSAND EIGHTY-FOUR by W. Schoellkopf
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 12, 2011

"Intriguing and relevant in its premise, but overly dense and baffling in its execution."
A disturbing vision of a future where America is controlled by the country's wealthy elite, told in the spirit of George Orwell's 1984. Read full book review >
SOCIAL SCIENCES
Released: Jan. 11, 2011

"A sharp, wide-ranging historical study."
A history of social anthropology and its pursuit of "reason" through the 20th century. Read full book review >
HEALTH & MEDICINE
Released: Jan. 11, 2011

"Those interested in attending a sesshin will find Landrum's book useful, though the tight focus on the author's individual experience may be too specific for general application."
Landrum, a woman well-practiced in helping others overcome difficulty and achieve success, offers her insights into the Japanese practice of sesshin through her personal journal. Read full book review >
LARENTINA by Linda D. Coker
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Jan. 11, 2011

"An entertaining epic with a twist of empowerment."
A righteous, feminist demi-goddess rocks ancient Greece like a hurricane in this boisterous fantasy adventure. Read full book review >
Released: Jan. 11, 2011

"A graceful meditation on the power of perseverance and triumph of human nature through the darkest times, this story will captivate and inspire readers."
Krulik relates the Holocaust story of lovers Gerd and Inge in a compelling, keenly accurate narrative voice. Read full book review >
THE LOW LIVES by J.D. Rush
Released: Jan. 10, 2011

"A full rendering of the highs and lows of being homeless."
A homeless youth in San Francisco searches for true freedom in Rush's debut. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Jude Deveraux
author of EVER AFTER
July 1, 2015

New York Times bestselling author Jude Deveraux's eagerly awaited Ever After, the third novel in her blockbuster Nantucket Brides trilogy, continues the saga of the Montgomery-Taggerts, set on an island steeped in beauty and unforgettable romance. Life is anything but perfect for Hallie Hartley, a young physical therapist who has given up nearly everything—even her love life—for her beautiful blonde stepsister, Shelly. Though Shelly's acting career has never taken off, she has certainly perfected the crocodile tears to get what she wants—which all too often means Hallie's boyfriends. When Hallie arrives home early from work one fateful day, she makes two startling discoveries that will turn her life upside down. "This sexy, lighthearted romp brings the series to a satisfying close," our reviewer writes. View video >