Indie Book Reviews (page 7)

ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: July 1, 2017

"An upbeat but uneven treatise that tries to create a level playing field for science and spirituality."
A book attempts to bridge the divide between mysticism and materialism. Read full book review >
THE WEALTH OF A NATION by T. B.   O'Neill
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: July 1, 2017

"Dystopian political sci-fi with a disturbingly persuasive edge."
In an overregulated, stratified future, an idealistic lawyer gets caught up in power schemes between unscrupulous politicians and a crime kingpin manipulating a dysfunctional government. Read full book review >

YOUR CROCODILE HAS ARRIVED by Laurie McAndish King
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: June 30, 2017

"This enjoyable book comes alive with descriptions of everything from a giant earthworm to tantalizing soup dumplings."
A writer continues her search for the offbeat in food and nature. Read full book review >
THE EDGE OF INNOCENCE by David P. Miraldi
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 29, 2017

"A chilling view of the vagaries of the justice system, with a final surprise."
A debut historical novel re-creates a sensational 1964 murder trial in Lorain, Ohio, in which the author's father was co-counsel for the defense. Read full book review >
SIZE ZERO by A.C. Moyer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 28, 2017

"A memorable, deeply strange thriller that takes a gonzo approach to real-world fashion problems."
A sharp young woman and a disillusioned heir team up in this mystery novel. Read full book review >

NON-FICTION
Released: June 28, 2017

"A deeply thoughtful book about business management today and the nature of thought itself."
A discussion of the Western obsession with rational deduction and its stranglehold on the business world. Read full book review >
NATURE by Jeff Mitchell
NON-FICTION
Released: June 28, 2017

"A bold and persuasive alternative to contemporary evolutionary theory."
An author presents a revision of neo-Darwinian evolution and a new understanding of human life. Read full book review >
BOOMER AND FRIENDS! by Joshua Viola
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 27, 2017

"Wonderfully animated illustrations and a dramatic story, even if it's unfair to mountain lions."
In this children's picture book, a bison can't seem to connect with others of his kind, but he's protective of the many friends he has. Read full book review >
MY HERO by Stephen Graham Jones
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 27, 2017

"Intriguing ideas, but teasing out meaning from this confusing presentation becomes a challenge."
A superhero comic and what it signifies to a writer who can't draw becomes the meditative center of this graphic novel. Read full book review >
DANCING FOR THE GENERAL by Sue Star
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 27, 2017

"An elaborate but exhilarating mystery spotlighting an entirely capable heroine."
An American teacher in 1957 Turkey becomes unwittingly entangled in murder and political unrest in this thriller. Read full book review >
GEORGETOWN HAUNTS AND MYSTERIES  by Joshua Viola
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 27, 2017

"An impressive gathering of stories that entice and unnerve."
The small mountain town of Georgetown is a hub for ghostly figures and ferocious creatures throughout history in editors Stein (Anna and the Vampire Prince, 2017, etc.) and Viola's (Blackstar, 2015, etc.) horror anthology. Read full book review >
AMERICAN STATIC by Tom Pitts
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 26, 2017

"An absorbing and highly charged story of violent payback with considerable collateral damage."
Ex-cops, killers, and junkies collide in and around San Francisco in this thriller. 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 >