Indie Book Reviews (page 8)

TILTING by Nicole Harkin
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 22, 2017

"A memorable story of intriguing people even if the author's emotional journey doesn't pack a big punch."
A daughter grapples with loss in this tender memoir of a troubled family. Read full book review >
PAST OBSESSION by Richard Keith Taylor
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 21, 2017

"A powerful, lovingly rendered page-turner, full of intense emotion."
Taylor (Stones Skipping on Water, 2017, etc.) delivers a treatise on attachment, fate, and the romance of the past in this sci-fi mystery. Read full book review >

CHILDREN'S
Released: June 21, 2017

"Libraries looking to add to their inclusive nonfiction offerings will find this one a winner."
A 10-year-old girl practices focusing her energy in order to earn a nickname as a boxer in this true story, accessibly told by Mach (Matteo Wants to See What's Next, 2017, etc.) and Stroup-Rentier (MyaGrace Wants to Make Music, 2017, etc.)as part of their Finding My World series, with photographs by series collaborator Birdsell.Read full book review >
DEMARIS PROTOCOL by
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 20, 2017

"A tense, engrossing espionage tale."
1n 1992, a gay man is blackmailed by the CIA into becoming a spy in this debut thriller. Read full book review >
SONG OF THE PLAINS by Linda Joy Myers
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 20, 2017

"An often evocative and lyrical reflection on family mysteries."
Myers' (Don't Call Me Mother, 2013, etc.) second memoir traces a difficult family history, set against the sweeping landscape of the Great Plains.Read full book review >

CITIES OF THE COMMON MAN by Ben Hasskamp
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 20, 2017

"A sometimes-crude but unique and oddly endearing tale of self-discovery.

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A road novel from debut author Hasskamp about an out-of-work chef on the verge of turning 30. Read full book review >
A GAME OF DECEIT by Kim Davis
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 19, 2017

"An impressive thriller by an author worth following."
Falling for the wrong man could prove life-threatening for an interior designer in this debut novel. Read full book review >
CALLING MR. BEIGE by Brian Harris
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 19, 2017

"A delightful, amusing fantasy about folks whom everyone ignores."
In this comedic novel, a man vainly tries to get people's attention. Read full book review >
DEAD PROMISE by Linda Wells
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 19, 2017

"A conventional thriller elevated by the author's masterly juggling of characters and subplots."
The U.S. struggles to fight a pandemic—with viral outbreaks in three major cities—while agencies search for the mastermind behind the biological assault in this sequel. Read full book review >
THE WHISTLE-BLOWER ONSLAUGHT by David Warren
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 19, 2017

"A mostly solid thriller in which the legal aspects are far more compelling than the family drama."
In Warren's (Altering Destiny, 2017, etc.) legal thriller, threats and danger stalk an employment attorney who becomes embroiled in a whistleblower case.Read full book review >
I REMEMBER CARAMOOR by Steven Key Meyers
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 19, 2017

"A slim, ornate, leisurely memoir of the author's time at Caramoor."
Meyers (My Mad Russian, 2015, etc.) tells of his time as a servant at a historic mansion in this memoir. Read full book review >
THE OSTERMANN HOUSE by John Klein
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 19, 2017

"What starts out as a standard ghost story becomes a fun, unpredictable thriller."
Klein (Frankie Jones, 2016) offers a haunted house tale with a twist. 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 >