Indie Book Reviews (page 8)

Tokus Numas by D.W. Rigsby
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Feb. 20, 2016

"A mere introduction to a strange but undoubtedly enticing world, and one that readers should happily return to."
In this sci-fi outing, a 15-year-old boy may hold the key to an ancient prophecy foretelling the possible doom of planet Spearca. Read full book review >
Albatross by R.A. MacAvoy
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 20, 2016

"An unusual, if initially slow-going, story that offers a pairing that's as creative as it is unexpected."
MacAvoy (Tea with the Black Dragon, 2014, etc.) and debut author Palmer offer a novel about a fugitive physicist and a renegade investigator who helps him.Read full book review >

Summer Days, Summer Nights by Frederick Beaudoin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 19, 2016

"Part comedy, part earnest investigation of current issues, this book offers a multifaceted mix of both."
From Beaudoin (Sex Wars 2084 Book Four, 2014, etc.) comes a novel about one man's experience creating a religion in a backwoods Florida county. Read full book review >
The Curse of the Ancient Greeks by Faris Nejad
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 19, 2016

"A sharp, witty, and often moving account of an ancient nation on life support."
A Greek man struggles under the weight of debt, the dissolution of his marriage, and cultural upheaval. Read full book review >
Memory Park by L. A. De Michiel
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 19, 2016

"A meticulously plotted tale, headlined by two praiseworthy protagonists."
An Australian writer's fictional account of a serial killer catches the attention of a genuine murderer in De Michiel's (Orchestrated Fate, 2013, etc.) thriller.Read full book review >

Nesthäkchen’s Teenage Years by Else Ury
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Feb. 19, 2016

"A heartwarming, old-fashioned YA classic, set in the early 20th century, that also serves as a snapshot of a Germany in turmoil."
A young girl must deal with hardships in Germany after World War I. Read full book review >
The Smell of Money by Janet Kole
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 18, 2016

"A witty tale with two retirees—a lawyer and a hit man—cleverly paralleled."
A senior partner at a Philadelphia law firm, whose colleagues may be trying to push him out, collides with a professional assassin in this thriller. Read full book review >
ABCs of CANCER by Katherine Carr
HEALTH & MEDICINE
Released: Feb. 18, 2016

"A good manual for teens seeking direction after a parent's diagnosis."
Two sisters share helpful tips for dealing with a parent's cancer diagnosis in this debut how-to guide for teens.Read full book review >
Minnie's Potatoes by Laurice LaZebnik
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 18, 2016

"A rare find for readers looking for a peculiar combination of historical rigor and libidinous energy."
A novel offers a dramatized account of a family's extraordinary genealogical history. Read full book review >
I Lost My Child To Cancer by Shelly Dubois
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 18, 2016

"A painful, uplifting, and beautiful meditation on loss and recovery."
A mother discusses the loss of her daughter to cancer and her own emotional healing in the aftermath. Read full book review >
Gerald's Journal by David McElhinny
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Feb. 18, 2016

"A notably perceptive chapter book that invites empathy and understanding through the words of its engaging young narrator.
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A gentle, observant boy with special needs records his ups and downs at his new school in this lively, journal-style children's book. Read full book review >
Nani's Tale by Corey Fair
PSYCHOLOGY
Released: Feb. 17, 2016

"A taut and rewarding tale about a young girl's frightening life and last-minute rescue.
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A little girl struggles to find love and salvation against terrifying odds in this debut novel. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Marilu Henner
author of CHANGING NORMAL
April 26, 2016

After they’d been dating only a short while, and as they were falling in love, Marilu Henner and Michael Brown were hit with the ultimate bad news: Michael was diagnosed with cancer. Refusing traditional care, they pieced together a personal and holistic view on battling his cancer, all while forging an unbreakable bond. In this moving and informative book, Marilu pulls back the curtain on how they dealt with the blow. She relates her holistic perspective on health—including the superfoods, exercises, and immunotherapy they used to fight back—and why a diagnosis doesn’t have to be the end of romance or of a happy and fulfilling life. “An inspiring love story wrapped in a serious call for new ways to treat disease,” our reviewer writes. View video >