Indie Book Reviews (page 651)

My Beautiful Suicide by Atty Eve
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 15, 2013

"A grisly thriller that will satisfy fans of serial killers, though it might mislead readers into thinking it's a YA novel when it decidedly is not."
In Eve's dark debut, 16-year-old Cosette Hugo finds herself the victim of a high school bully, but after she kills her bully's rapist and is wracked with guilt, she decides that the best way to die is to get herself killed. Read full book review >
CHILD OF THE HEART by Bernice Willms
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 15, 2013

"A taut and involving small-town tale of murder and loyalty from a promising new author."
A teenager finds her beliefs about her problematic uncle severely challenged. Read full book review >

I AM by K.D. Rose
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 14, 2013

"Somewhat cookie-cutter philosophy that may yet be helpful to young women in need of guidance."
Paired with colorful photos, Rose's (Inside Sorrow, 2013) slim volume of poetry offers advice and inspirational maxims urging women young and old to love themselves and take their lives into their own hands. Read full book review >
DISRUPTING HR by David L. Garza
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 14, 2013

"An intriguing, if rather dry, book about possibilities for the future of HR."
Garza's debut work presents a new doctrine to help bring human resources departments into the modern era. Read full book review >
TELLING SILENCES by Hillel Halkin
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Oct. 14, 2013

"Riveting, revealing stories of patient denial."
A superb collection of real-life medical mysteries. Read full book review >

Good Americans by Tejas Desai
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 14, 2013

"Difficult subjects portrayed for readers who want to be challenged as well as entertained."
This "found" short story collection takes an unabashed look at life in America through a variety of unfortunate eyes. Read full book review >
NIGHT SHIFT by Mark Plaster
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 14, 2013

"An eloquent set of stories about the life of an emergency room doctor that alternates between the hilarious and the harrowing."
An inside look at emergency room life from one of the first emergency medicine specialists. Read full book review >
SHE IS RISEN by Travis Adams Irish
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 14, 2013

"A scorching tale that, despite sadistic acts inflicted on its characters, manages to be uplifting."
Irish's latest thriller concerns a private sector of the CIA monitoring citizens for a study on gun violence. Read full book review >
THE INVASION by Jane Williams
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 14, 2013

"A well-constructed novel of mid-20th-century New England that doesn't intend to inspire nostalgia."
In this novel centered on a private school, alliances shift and families change over the course of a decade in a New England community. Read full book review >
SEX, RAIN, AND COLD FUSION by A.R. Taylor
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 14, 2013

"An unpredictable, winningly bizarre academic satire."
A surreal novel about a promising young academic trying to change his life. Read full book review >
Bringing Life by Joshua Atkinson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 14, 2013

"An often engaging, personal account of a complicated subject."
Atkinson's debut memoir recounts the hardships and rewards of working to develop war-torn Afghanistan. Read full book review >
Released: Oct. 13, 2013

"A readable, highly informative guide to employment law and policy."
An attorney draws on her experience in labor law to guide employees through some of the working world's legal minefields. 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 >