Indie Book Reviews (page 7)

GASLIGHT LAWYERS by Richard H. Underwood
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 19, 2017

"An accessible, marvelously rigorous account of a bygone legal era."
A historical study of the often dysfunctional judicial system in late-19th-century New York City. Read full book review >
THE LOST LETTER by Mimi Matthews
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 19, 2017

"A beautifully told, if not groundbreaking, historical love story."
In 19th-century England, a romance frustrated by circumstance struggles to begin anew. Read full book review >

THE ADVENTURES OF FINLEY AND CISCO by Lisa  Ozalis-Graham
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 18, 2017

"With brightly colored illustrations of undersea scenes, this appealing tale offers an important anti-bullying theme."
When a fish who looks different faces bullies, his friends come to the rescue and set the culprits on a path toward redemption with two useful acronyms in this debut picture book. Read full book review >
WHERE THE MONSTERS CAME FROM by Scott D. Brillon
Released: Sept. 15, 2017

"A fun, competent teen thriller."
This present-day tale offers the grotesque, the depressing, the violent…and then there's the monster. Read full book review >
IN THE BELLY OF THE EARTH by Robert L. Fuller
Released: Sept. 15, 2017

"A taut survival story that digs deep into the part of the imagination where the subterranean meets the sublime."
Darkness, loneliness, and unseen danger lurk in an underground cave where a lost young boy waits to be rescued in this debut children's novel. Read full book review >

CAVEMAN AT THE END OF THE WORLD by Brad  Rau
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 15, 2017

"A conspiracy story buoyed by childlike weirdness and heart."
This surreal fantasy finds a woman legally bound to a short, hairy man of unknown origin. Read full book review >
MINDS WITHIN by Rich   Clikeman
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Sept. 14, 2017

"A detailed and ambitious thought experiment."
In the near future of this sci-fi novel, sentient computers and brilliant scientists transform the nature of humanity. Read full book review >
AN EVENING IN GUANIMA by Patricia  Glinton-Meicholas
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 13, 2017

"An educational and fanciful journey through classic stories."
Glinton-Meicholas (Chasing Light, 2013, etc.) offers a culturally rich collection of Bahamian folk tales. Read full book review >
THE LANGUAGE OF BEARS by John  Eidswick
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Sept. 13, 2017

"Witty, serious, and original, this stunning tale should attract anyone who delights in an intellectually stimulating read."
Worlds collide when a modern artifact turns up in an alternate reality in the 17th century, setting off a cascade of bizarre events in a peculiar land. Read full book review >
ALL ABOUT YOU by Liz Butler  Duren
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 12, 2017

"A charming, relatable memoir on adoption, love, and identity."
After discovering that she was adopted, debut author Duren set out to find her birth mother and uncover her biological roots. Read full book review >
SUPERHERO SYNDROME by Caryn Larrinaga
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 12, 2017

"A superhero saga featuring an appealing heroine with a frankly cool power."
A 21-year-old woman survives a new, deadly disease and gains the ability to absorb any material she touches in Larrinaga's (Galtzagorriak and Other Creatures, 2017, etc.) adventure tale.Read full book review >
THE MISADVENTURES OF A LIFE LESS LIVED by Clayton D. Gerrard
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 12, 2017

"An amusing satire of self-discovery in the form of a madcap misadventure tale."
A college junior literally loses his life and must find a new one in this debut magical realism novel. 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 >