Indie Book Reviews (page 8)

BLUE SUN, YELLOW SKY by Jamie Jo Hoang
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 11, 2014

"A touching exploration of identity and reinvention painted with gentle yet precise brush strokes."
In Hoang's assured debut, a young artist makes peace with a crushing diagnosis and takes a stab at reinvention.What would you do if your very identity were about to be erased? Read full book review >
THE CAPABLE CHILD by K. M.  Edwards
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 11, 2014

"A fairy tale wrap-up to a small-town series."
In the concluding volume of Edwards' (The Changeable Child, 2013) trilogy, a newly divorced mom returns to Berger, Missouri, handling fortune, revelations, and romance. Read full book review >

RETURN TO THE OUTER BANKS HOUSE by Diann Ducharme
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 10, 2014

"A study in love, class, and the profound ways people grow and adapt to life's challenges."
A heartbreaking yet uplifting novel that explores the destruction and beauty of love. Read full book review >
Released: Dec. 10, 2014

"Excellent advice from an authority on using the media to best advantage."
A public relations professional shares a wealth of useful ideas for gaining free media coverage. Read full book review >
SOLEIL'S STAR by Larry Bonner
THRILLERS
Released: Dec. 10, 2014

"Sizzling twist on a Cold War thriller."
Set in 1990, the third installment of Bonner's (Soleil, Too!, 2014, etc.) Cold War espionage thriller series once again features beautiful Canadian heroine Soleil Tangiere in a highly palatable fusion of spy thriller and romance. Read full book review >

HOUSE OF HARWOOD by Olivia Batker Pritzker
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 10, 2014

"A promising first outing for Pritzker, who maintains a steady stream of humor in this breezy diversion."
Pritzker's debut offering is a tongue-in-cheek novella in which family secrets are closely guarded behind upper-class pretensions. Read full book review >
WHAT DO I DO NOW? by Stephen D. Miller
PSYCHOLOGY
Released: Dec. 10, 2014

"An intellectual but nontechnical concept of human psychological development that offers useful prescriptions for self-improvement."
Miller's debutnonfiction book asks a question that's easy for readers to lose sight of amidst the hurdles of daily living: am I living a meaningful life? Read full book review >
FEDERALISM VS FACTIONALISM by Tom Davis
CURRENT AFFAIRS
Released: Dec. 9, 2014

"A short volume for true conservative believers that offers lots of anger, but little convincing evidence for its arguments."
Davis (Quiet Time, 2014, etc.) presents his views on everything that he believes is wrong in America today. Read full book review >
YUMMY STORIES by Lil L. Alexander
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Dec. 9, 2014

"A cheerful, fun approach to good food with the authentic flavor of folk tales for kids 4 to 8."
In this illustrated children's book, modern fairy tales encourage children to eat delicious fruits and vegetables. Read full book review >
Released: Dec. 9, 2014

"A gracefully executed exploration of the interconnectedness of different types of spiritual and scientific thought.
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Wojcik, in her debutwith co-author Anthony,shares her spiritual journey and the deeper meanings she's found within the Lord's Prayer.Read full book review >
INFINITE ENDING by Frank Marcopolos
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 9, 2014

"An uneven but frequently effective collection of stories about people seeking to understand themselves and their predicaments."
A collection of short stories and essays that lean heavily toward the postmodern. Read full book review >
THE REPUBLIC OF VIRTUE by Jefferson Flanders
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 9, 2014

"A well-crafted page-turner for history buffs, Francophiles, and casual fiction fans alike."
In Flanders' gripping historical novel, a Boston businessman searches for his missing brother in 1793 Paris as France teeters on the verge of implosion. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Gabrielle Zevin
March 3, 2015

A. J. Fikry’s life is not at all what he expected it to be. He lives alone, his bookstore is experiencing the worst sales in its history, and now his prized possession, a rare collection of Poe poems, has been stolen. But when a mysterious package appears at the bookstore, its unexpected arrival gives Fikry the chance to make his life over—and see everything anew. “Zevin writes characters who grow and prosper,” our reviewer writes, “in a narrative that is sometimes sentimental, sometimes funny, sometimes true to life and always entertaining.” View video >