Indie Book Reviews (page 7)

THE HOMESTEAD by Douglass  Hoover
Released: Nov. 7, 2017

"A passionate, sometimes-brutal tale of violence begetting violence."
Members of an isolated Alaskan community make a stand against those who seem intent on seizing their land in Hoover's debut thriller. Read full book review >
Released: Nov. 7, 2017

"A good starting point for potential car buyers, filled with helpful tips about how to analyze a purchase."
An easy-to-read guide that attempts to demystify car buying. Read full book review >

22 SCARS by C.M.  North
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 7, 2017

"A harrowing portrait of depression and the toxic legacy of abuse."
When a teenager falls into a spiral of depression and self-harm, friends and family try to save her before it's too late. Read full book review >
UNAUTHORIZED ACTS by Criss  Hinson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 7, 2017

"An engrossing depiction of the Vietnam War."
A medic recollects a year of service in the Vietnam War. Read full book review >
MILLARD SALTER'S LAST DAY by Jacob M. Appel
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 7, 2017

"A darkly comic, thought-provoking, well-told story."
In this literary novel, a psychiatrist spends his 75th birthday dealing with the final details before his planned suicide. Read full book review >

LINGO by Ken  McDonald
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 6, 2017

"By the end of this exhilarating, exhausting poetry volume, readers may not be asking for more but they will surely be sated."
This debut collection delivers a deluge of poetry via firehose. Read full book review >
VALLEY OF TIME by Jeremy D.  Holden
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Nov. 5, 2017

"An understated genre tale that should engage readers with its smart, lighthearted tone."
A billionaire enlists a noted ex-advertising man to promote space tourism for a public that, in light of a recent UFO sighting, may be a bit wary in this sci-fi-infused sequel. Read full book review >
LET US EAT HEALTHY! by Connie  Du
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 5, 2017

"A well-intentioned photographic journey into healthy eating."
In this nonfiction kids' book, Du (Bernard Goes to Music School, 2016, etc.) looks at the importance of nutrition from the perspective of her young son, Bernard. Read full book review >
ADVENTURE NEW ZEALAND by Sieglinde C. Othmer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 3, 2017

"While some mild moralizing creeps in at times, this real world-based animal fantasy delivers resonant lessons in character-building and conflict resolution with humor and heart."
In this sequel, five dogs and two cats, who previously collaborated on a theatrical endeavor, travel to New Zealand to put on a show. Read full book review >
MIGHTY BIG AND SUPER GREAT by Amber Manning
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 2, 2017

"A simple rhyming tale that celebrates Texas."
In this debut picture book, Manning sets out to educate young readers about the history and commerce of her home state. Read full book review >
WHISPER OF DEATH by Patricia Wynn
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2017

"A gripping series continues with energy and thrills to spare."
The latest book in Wynn's (Acts of Faith, 2014, etc.) historical detective series finds the hero known as "Blue Satan" and lady-in-waitingHester Kean investigating the murder of an English lord.Read full book review >
GLORIANA by Bertram Fields
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2017

"A comprehensive and unusual look at England's most famous queen."
Fields (Shylock: His Own Story, 2015, etc.) tackles the knowns and unknowns of England's Queen Elizabeth I (1533-1603) in this work of history.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 >