Indie Book Reviews (page 7)

HOMERICA by Phoebe  Giannisi
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 20, 2017

"A nuanced, clear set of poems that seamlessly articulate homeward journeys—wherever one's home may be."
This poetry collection, translated from Greek to English, examines such topics as parenthood, love, and loss through the lens of Homer's Odyssey.Read full book review >
NEVER TOO LATE by B. Lynn  Goodwin
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 20, 2017

"A candid, revealing portrait of an unconventional love story."
In this memoir, a woman describes her journey from a solitary life to marriage at age 62, frankly analyzing potential risks along the way. Read full book review >

THE ELEPHANT WITH A KNOT IN HIS TRUNK by Nancy Patz
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 19, 2017

"Beautiful, useful, and compassionate."
A young elephant bullied for his congenital abnormality faces an ethical dilemma about rescuing his tormentor in this children's picture book. Read full book review >
THE EPHEMERAL PASSAGE by Thorn  Osgood
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 15, 2017

"Sharp writing molds profound characters and themes even if the story's overall progress is minute."
A woman aiding an alien race contends with restless humans awaiting the aliens' rejuvenation of their dying Earth in the second of Osgood's (The Reclamation, 2017) sci-fi series.Read full book review >
UNVEILED SECRETS by Carmen Monica  Oprea
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 15, 2017

"Clichéd, overcomplicated plotting and muddled characterization thwart what could have otherwise been an effective potboiler romance."
A young business manager discovers love, life, and family legacy as she unveils the secrets of her adoption in this sophomore romance. Read full book review >

IN STRICTEST CONFIDENCE by Michael J.  Canzoniero
Released: Dec. 15, 2017

"A sufficient mystery that's amplified by richly developed characters."
A Long Island, New York-based homicide detective searches for a killer who may be his therapist friend's patient in Canzoniero's (Conditional Love, 2015) thriller. Read full book review >
UNSPEAKABLE GRUDGES by P.H.  Turner
Released: Dec. 15, 2017

"A laudable mystery galvanized by a series-worthy gumshoe."
In this thriller, a Denver private eye's legal investigation into a rancorous divorce dispute has ties to an ongoing multiple-murder case. Read full book review >
5TH & HOPE by Nathaniel Sewell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 13, 2017

"A cross-country trip through Americana with small delights throughout and a few bumps in the road."
A road-trip novel traces a man's spiritual journey as he follows the path of his grandparents across the country. Read full book review >
THE COMPLETE DIARIES OF YOUNG ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE by John Raffensperger
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 12, 2017

"An entertaining, rollicking addition to the Holmes-verse, combining real-world lore with over-the-top melodrama."
Ever wonder where Arthur Conan Doyle got his Sherlock Holmes ideas? Read full book review >
OVER OUR HEADS UNDER OUR FEET by Dwight Holing
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 11, 2017

"Yearning rather than bemoaning; a poignant and altogether agreeable sequence of tales."
A collection of short stories explores a variety of life choices. Read full book review >
DARK GENIUS by H. Peter Alesso
Released: Dec. 9, 2017

"A fast-paced read that prioritizes meticulous scientific research over reader engagement."
A former theoretical physics prodigy battles an MIT rival and the dark web in this thriller. Read full book review >
SOUTHERN DISCOMFORT by H. Dwight  Kelsey
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 8, 2017

"A well-crafted though sometimes sententious account of racial conflict."
Two men from the South—one white and one black—forge a friendship that challenges their notions about race. 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 >