Indie Book Reviews (page 8)

NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 2017

"A lovely, thoughtful book of nourishing recipes."
Lafond offers a menu of recipes to nurture body and soul in this debut cookbook. Read full book review >
ARISTOTLE AND THE ARC OF TRAGEDY by Leon Golden
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 2017

"A pithy examination of dramatic theory that shows glimpses of its whole landscape without getting bogged down in minutiae."
A book seeks to clarify Aristotle's theory of tragedy, drawing from some of the archetypal tragic heroes of Western civilization. Read full book review >

Released: Aug. 1, 2017

"Clear, concise, and well-written; a finely crafted manual offering instructive and valuable assistance to those who want to leave a lasting legacy."
A thoughtfully constructed guide to leaving a legacy. Read full book review >
SAFE DRIVING 4 SENIORS by Dale McCormack
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 2017

"Authoritative and nonjudgmental; filled with useful tips and information targeted to seniors that should reinforce or rekindle their enthusiasm for safe, attentive driving."
A driving educator and instructor offers refresher tips for seniors in this debut manual. Read full book review >
DOC DOC ZEUS by Thomas Keech
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2017

"A complex, multilayered, and psychologically acute tale about a predatory physician: well done."
As a narcissistic gynecologist targets his next vulnerable patient, he comes under suspicion by the state medical board's inexperienced investigator in this novel. Read full book review >

NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 2017

"A captivating look at how America's 50 states survived on the way to becoming a nation."
A historical compendium proves that many countries had a shot at the land that became the United States, but circumstances instead resulted in a new nation. Read full book review >
THE NOT-SO SECRET SOCIETY by Matthew Daley
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2017

"An appealing adventure; vibrant in characterization, humor, and imagery."
Some tweens face their biggest challenge yet when their science fair submission morphs into a colossal, candy-crazed gummy bear in this graphic novel. Read full book review >
THE FALL OF LILITH by Vashti Quiroz-Vega
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2017

"A well-written, descriptive, and dark creation story."
Fallen angels battle for survival in Quiroz-Vega's (The Basement, 2013) fantasy novel. Read full book review >
BEER AND GASOLINE by John Knoerle
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2017

"A standout espionage tale that not only delivers a riveting plot, but a stellar presentation as well."
A CIA officer's 1968 investigation into a death linked to a secretive compound smells of a KGB assassination—or perhaps his own agency's involvement—in this spy novel. Read full book review >
THE LITTLE QUEEN by Meia Geddes
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2017

"A surprising and enchanting parable about personal and artistic growth."
After her parents die, a young queen ventures forth to learn more about the world and its people in this children's novella. Read full book review >
HALF LIFE by Dana Barney
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2017

"A tricky, cerebral action-filled thriller that fulfills the promise of its predecessor."
In this futuristic thriller, a sequel to Flatline (2015), a conspiracy debunker uncovers evidence of an elite plot against the world.Read full book review >
ASTRODIAC by Eric J. Kitchen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2017

"An often riveting tale that develops its characters as well as it does its steadily paced narrative."
In Kitchen's debut fantasy/adventure, a supernaturally gifted, elite few become targets for murder. 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 >