Indie Book Reviews (page 7)

THE PRETTIEST STAR by André  Darlington
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 13, 2018

"A sexy, bittersweet reverie of love relayed in brief, powerful bursts of poetry."
A breathtaking collection of tender poems about love and loss. Read full book review >
PRACTICS by Albert H. League III
Released: May 12, 2018

"A definitive introduction to firearms training, helpful for the novice and the expert."
An astonishingly comprehensive guide to the use of firearms. Read full book review >

ESCAPE FROM KONIGSBERG by Lloyd Tosoff
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 10, 2018

"A realistic rendering of a horrific period in German history."
At the end of World War II, a German teenager escapes the Red Army and seeks to reunite his family in this historical novel. Read full book review >
JOEY by Jennifer  Bleakley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 8, 2018

"A tender account of an abused animal's healing power."
A debut book tells the true story of a horse therapy ranch's success helping traumatized children. Read full book review >
DOGS OF PARSONS HOLLOW by James D. McCallister
Released: May 8, 2018

"An uneven thriller but one with enough momentum to keep the pages turning."
A Southern-fried Rear Window from McCallister (The Year They Cancelled Christmas, 2017, etc.) that focuses on a woman who discovers a dogfighting operation in her backyard. Read full book review >

THE RIVER BY STARLIGHT by Ellen  Notbohm
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 8, 2018

"Despite a flawed ending, this deeply felt tale delivers a vivid and unflinching look at postpartum depression, marriage, love, and death in the early 1900s."
A woman of the early 20th century struggles for self-determination in the face of unexpected love, unimaginable loss, and the stigma of a little-understood mental illness. Read full book review >
TROUBLE THE WATER by Jacqueline  Friedland
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 8, 2018

"A vibrant, solidly entertaining story that will seize readers from the first page and not let go."
In Friedland's debut historical novel, a British family sends their daughter to South Carolina, where she becomes embroiled in the mid-19th-century politics of the Deep South. Read full book review >
MATING IN CAPTIVITY by Helen  Zuman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 8, 2018

"An engrossing and offbeat story of ideological bonds that chafe—and sometimes liberate."
A young woman experiences a sexual awakening—and romantic frustration—in a kooky cult in this debut coming-of-age memoir. Read full book review >
HOW I BROKE THE SKY by E.W.  Park
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 8, 2018

"A challenging but absorbing introduction to a sci-fi series."
An apocalypse looms in this debut novel of crossed worlds and cataclysm. Read full book review >
WHO ARE YOU, TRUDY HERMAN? by B.E.  Beck
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 8, 2018

"Told with deep empathy, this tale illuminates a little-known but relevant aspect of U.S. history and deftly explores privilege and injustice in their many forms."
In this debut historical novel, a girl and her family face harsh conditions in a German-American internment camp in Texas during World War II. Read full book review >
Released: May 8, 2018

"A valuable resource for executives concerned with the protection of vital, technological property."
A brief but comprehensive introduction to business cybersecurity for tech noobs. Read full book review >
ODD IS ART by Ripley Publishing
Released: May 8, 2018

"Fans of well-designed art-book collections of oddball objects will find much to enjoy."
This hardcover collection of photographs of unusual, bizarre, and striking objects gathered by the Ripley's Believe It Or Not! global franchise has been given a surprisingly classy art-book treatment. 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 >