Indie Book Reviews (page 7)

CLASSROOM COMMUNITY BUILDERS by Walton Burns
NON-FICTION
Released: July 18, 2017

"A useful group of recommended activities, with examples and documents, to assist educators in establishing positive classroom dynamics."
A collection of exercises seeks to help teachers create a strong and supportive classroom atmosphere. Read full book review >
A SPIDER SAT BESIDE HER by K.E. Lanning
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 17, 2017

"A tight, engaging sci-fi tale."
A researcher attempts to save the International Space Station from a terrorist plot in Lanning's debut novel. Read full book review >

SQUEAKY AND THE STINKY MOUSE by Sarah Cash
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 17, 2017

"A sweet animal tale effectively conveys a basic but important message."
A debut picture book, the first installment of a series, features an adventurous mouse. Read full book review >
HEART GUIDE by Diana Ensign
NON-FICTION
Released: July 17, 2017

"Frank, warm, unflinching, and compassionate—a heartfelt work that explores sorrow and healing."
Survivors describe their grieving processes and how they found strength in the face of death in this volume about spiritual growth. Read full book review >
POLO'S LONG SHOT by Jerry Kennealy
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 17, 2017

"A cheeky tale with a detective who both embraces and defies tradition."
A San Francisco private investigator's search for purloined valuables gets him entangled with mobsters and murder in Kennealy's (Beggar's Choice, 2013, etc.) latest mystery.Read full book review >

NOW THAT WE'RE ALONE by Nicholas Day
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 17, 2017

"Often horrific, relentlessly stark, and truly unforgettable."
Day (Necrosaurus Rex, 2014) offers 11 dark tales teeming with monstrous beings.Read full book review >
THE SURVIVORS by Michael Breakfield
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 16, 2017

"A gruesome slasher story that mainly rests on genre tropes rather than using them to create fully developed characters and scenarios."
A killer haunts a Texas town full of mysteries in this debut novel. Read full book review >
NON-FICTION
Released: July 15, 2017

"A compact and detailed plan for understanding—and mitigating—largely unpredictable episodes in the markets."
An in-depth series of strategies focuses on managing long-term survival in the business world. Read full book review >
THE TRANSMIGRANT by Kristi Saare Duarte
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 13, 2017

"A captivating and powerfully related account of Jesus' early years."
A debut historical novel imagines Jesus' youthful desire for spiritual enlightenment. Read full book review >
GHOST(S) by Mark Smith
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 12, 2017

"A sometimes-flippant tale of puzzling murders bolstered by an amiable, unlikely hero."
In Smith's debut thriller, a psychologist comes to believe that a patient, who claims to have four ghosts in his body, is responsible for a number of deaths. Read full book review >
DREAM ME by Kathryn Berla
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 11, 2017

"A thoughtful, engaging novel that combines genres well."
In this YA novel, a young man from Earth's far future visits a present-day teen in her dreams, but soon their connection is threatened. Read full book review >
UNIVERSITY OF DOOM by Mario Acevedo
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 11, 2017

"A zooming grand-slam of sci-fi fun."
Acevedo (Rescue from Planet Pleasure, 2016, etc.) offers a middle-grade sci-fi adventure about talented father-and-son scientists who find themselves banished to the suburbs.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 >