Indie Book Reviews (page 8)

LESSONS FROM A FRIEND by Ione Hepburn
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 18, 2017

"Both humble and wise, a poignant reflection on a life of perseverance."
A personal reflection on a life of emotional challenges and the lessons drawn from them. Read full book review >
HARD SENTENCES by David James Keaton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 18, 2017

"An exquisitely moody, searing assemblage of tales, each distinctively contributing to the atmosphere and desperation of The Rock."
A collection of jarring prison stories centers on Alcatraz. Read full book review >

THE CONCEALED RECALL by Takashi Shima
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 17, 2017

"An exceedingly thoughtful but often heart-pounding crime story."
An automaker tries to cover up a bestselling car's defect in this thriller that combines corporate intrigue and organized crime. Read full book review >
THE CHIRON CONFESSION by Thomas Greanias
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 16, 2017

"A skillful, exciting blend of history, action, and drama set in the ancient world."
In ancient Rome, a playwright accused of plotting against the emperor finds refuge with a secret group of Christians in this adventure novel. Read full book review >
BIPOLAR DAD. BORDERLINE HUSBAND by Sheila M. Amari
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 16, 2017

"A potentially absorbing tale that's hampered by a breadth of characters, a shortage of poignant descriptions, and distracting errors."
Debut author Amari draws on real-life events in a novel about the difficult life of a girl named Beulah. Read full book review >

THE BORREGA TEST by James Vincett
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 16, 2017

"A smart, gloriously complex tale that wholeheartedly primes readers for the author's final entry."
In this second installment of a sci-fi trilogy, two parties' planned negotiations for peace set the stage for deceit and a provocation of war. Read full book review >
BONNIE AND CLYDE by Clark Hays
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 15, 2017

"Outlaws become patriots in this imaginative, suspenseful what-if story."
In this novel, Bonnie's and Clyde's deaths are faked so that they can save President Franklin D. Roosevelt from an assassin. Read full book review >
RULES OF THUMB by Jerry MacNeil
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 15, 2017

"An honest look at ugliness, hope, and love in a struggling small town."
In this debut novel, an act of destruction sends a high school football player's life spiraling toward blessed terrain. Read full book review >
CLONING GALINDA by Jan Smolders
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 15, 2017

"An intelligent novelization of a hot environmental issue."
A woman tries to protect her family and her small Midwestern city from the dangerous impact of oil drilling in this drama. Read full book review >
SHE CAME FROM AFAR by Courtney B. Lindberg
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 13, 2017

"An edifying look at adoption, parenting, and faith."
An American mother recalls the arduous process of adopting a child from Ethiopia. Read full book review >
WHEN ANGELS PLAY POKER by Maura O’Leary
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 13, 2017

"An imaginative tale of redemption after death."
In this debut fantasy novella, a reprobate dies unexpectedly and finds heaven to be a surprising and challenging place. Read full book review >
WATERSHED by Colin Dodds
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 12, 2017

"An appealing mix of adventure and contemplation."
Dodds (Windfall, 2014, etc.) delivers a speculative novel about a powerful former politician and those he seeks to manipulate. 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 >