Indie Book Reviews (page 8)

THE EDGE OF FARALLON by Peter Skinner
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 29, 2017

"A poetic family drama with mercy and cruelty in high relief."
A novel about secrets, betrayals, and love revolves around a fight for land. Read full book review >
IF I COULD CLIMB TREES by Jeff Minich
Released: March 28, 2017

"A sweet, sometimes-rhyming musing on the nature of daydreams from an adorable canine."
A puppy imagines what her life would be like if she could climb trees in this fifth installment of the Nuggies series by Minich and Garcia (Oui Oui, Gigi, 2016, etc.).Read full book review >

FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 28, 2017

"Two tales with some good moments hampered by awkward, skimpy storytelling."
In this YA novella and short story, two different young women must figure out their romantic attachments. Read full book review >
FREE FALL TO BLACK by John H. Cunningham
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 26, 2017

"A lively thriller with plenty of unexpected developments."
In this prequel to Cunningham's (Maroon Rising, 2015, etc.) adventure series, a treasure hunter's quick rise to fame and wealth takes a nose dive, due to circumstances involving deceit and murder.Read full book review >
EXPOSURE by Tracy Ewens
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 25, 2017

"A high-energy love story about identity and attachment, perfect for fans of romances with unlikely pairings."
A contemporary romance about a woman who returns to California after years of photographing bears in the Arctic and falls in love with a movie star. Read full book review >

YANKEE GONE HOME by Franklin Hook
Released: March 24, 2017

"A sweeping and heartbreaking story of modern war and its personal costs."
A book examines a 20th-century American military campaign and one man who endured it. Read full book review >
THE TIPPING POINT OF OLIVER BASS by Larry Spencer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 24, 2017

"A page-turning mystery with a frustrating protagonist from a veteran storyteller."
A pathologically arrogant, wealthy young man sets off on a journey of self-discovery, family tragedy, and sexual conquest in Spencer's modern California noir debut. Read full book review >
THE OTHER LA BOHÈME by Yorker Keith
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 23, 2017

"An engaging twist on a classic opera, lush with drama and romance in a contemporary setting."
Four friends withstand the personal and financial trials of the New York opera scene while performing in La Bohème to break into a first-tier company.Read full book review >
WHEN BROTHERS MEET by John Weisneck
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 22, 2017

"An intense, sometimes-disturbing story about a disastrous American future."
In 2041, the United States goes to war with China in Hardy's (The Place Where the Giant Fell, 2016, etc.) action-packed novel. Read full book review >
THE SUGAR BABY CLUB by Teresa Lo
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 22, 2017

"A fun, fast-paced tale set in the LA sugar-daddy dating scene."
A new-adult novel chronicles a college student's adventures among older, wealthy men. Read full book review >
The Boy Who Knew Too Much by Cathy Byrd
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 21, 2017

"An eclectic mix of mystery, memoir, and the supernatural."
In Byrd's touching debut memoir, a little boy stuns his parents by declaring that he was the baseball player Lou Gehrig in a previous life. Read full book review >
RAGE AND MERCY by Scott Dresden
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 21, 2017

"This thrilling book delivers a violent tale that is ultimately as surprising as it is gruesome."
A debut novel, the first installment of a series, focuses on one man's quest for retribution. 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 >