Indie Book Reviews (page 7)

Dear Daughter by Bernie Donnelly
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 2, 2016

"An account of a compelling man whose life story merits a longer, more in-depth telling."
This debut work of "creative nonfiction" relates an Irish entrepreneur's tumultuous professional and personal life. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 2016

"An absorbing, well-written memoir by a brave adventurer who discovered her own life."
In this memoir, a documentary filmmaker describes her dramatic journeys, both outward and inward. Read full book review >

A Flash of Blue Sky by Alon Preiss
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2016

"A complex literary drama that's heavy on symbolism and existential angst."
A debut novel that presents several intertwined stories, set against the political tumult of the rise and fall of Communism. Read full book review >
Something's Tugging on My Claw! by Janice S. C. Petrie
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 1, 2016

"A captivating work that offers vivid lessons about lobsters (and crabs).
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A rare blue lobster searches for the creature who took his claw in this brightly hued, educational children's book. Read full book review >
Thieves Never Steal in the Rain by Marisa Labozzetta
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2016

"Warm, often engaging stories about the challenges of five women midway through their lives' journeys."
A collection of short stories about the women in a tightknit family and the sometimes-supernatural difficulties they face. Read full book review >

Isles of the Blind by Robert Rosenberg
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2016

"An empathetic, challenging examination of familial secrets, shame, and solidarity.
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In Rosenberg's (This Is Not Civilization, 2004) second novel, a man attempts to "resolve the puzzle" of his relationship with his late, estranged brother.Read full book review >
Atlantis Quest by Gloria Craw
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 1, 2016

"Another captivating installment in a YA series that will appeal to fans of paranormal romances with strong-willed heroines."
After saving herself—and humanity—from a terrifying supernatural threat, Alison McKye is once again tasked with defending herself and her loved ones in Craw's sequel to Atlantis Rising (2015).Read full book review >
Lily of the Valley by Xianna Michaels
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2016

"A beautiful volume that tells a classic American story.
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A verse narrative follows the fortunes of a Jewish family through five generations after it immigrates to the United States. Read full book review >
Ridiculosity by Todd Campau
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 2016

"An insightful and comedic look at military life in the theater of war."
An American soldier reflects on a yearlong deployment to Afghanistan in this debut memoir. Read full book review >
Solstice by Jane Redd
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 1, 2016

"A solid but slightly suffocating YA tale of a dictatorship, set in a 2099 that parties like it's Nineteen Eighty-Four. "
In a repressive, future world of rising sea levels, a teenage girl must hide her forbidden emotions from all-powerful authorities—and from her questionable friends and classmates. Read full book review >
The CleanSweep Conspiracy by Chuck Waldron
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2016

"A promising thriller with a provocative premise, but one that lets the cat out of the bag a bit too early."
In Waldron's (Lion's Head Deception, 2013, etc.) conspiracy thriller, a power-hungry businessman hatches a plot to institute martial law in Toronto, and the only people who can stop him are a blogger, a reporter, and a cameraman.Read full book review >
Holding Court by K.C. Held
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 1, 2016

"A frothy tale that mixes a whodunit and a teen romance with knights and prophecies."
A reluctant psychic stumbles across a murder most foul in this debut YA novel. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Frances Stroh
author of BEER MONEY
May 6, 2016

Frances Stroh’s earliest memories are ones of great privilege: shopping trips to London and New York, lunches served by black-tied waiters at the Regency Hotel, and a house filled with precious antiques, which she was forbidden to touch. Established in Detroit in 1850, by 1984 the Stroh Brewing Company had become the largest private beer fortune in America and a brand emblematic of the American dream itself; while Stroh was coming of age, the Stroh family fortune was estimated to be worth $700 million. But behind the beautiful façade lay a crumbling foundation. As their fortune dissolved in little over a decade, the family was torn apart internally by divorce and one family member's drug bust; disagreements over the management of the business; and disputes over the remaining money they possessed. “The author’s family might have successfully burned through a massive fortune, but they squandered a lot more than that,” our reviewer writes about Stroh’s debut memoir, Beer Money. “A sorrowful, eye-opening examination of familial dysfunction.” View video >