Indie Book Reviews (page 8)

TUNE UP by Joe Klingler
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2017

"A captivating murder tale that kick-starts the beach reading season."
A detective duo returns to the streets of San Francisco for a second case in this thriller, the first installment of a series. Read full book review >
LOWLANDS by Terence Gallagher
Released: April 30, 2017

"A lovely, smart, and haunting adventure tale."
In Gallagher's debut YA novel, a teenage boy in Queens, New York, meets a young woman from a mysterious culture who changes his outlook on life. Read full book review >

THREAD OF GOLD by Anne Da Vigo
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 28, 2017

"Stop the presses! An appealing crime fiction heroine is born."
A San Francisco reporter might lose more than her job when her editor forces her to investigate the supposed suicides of two New York breeders of prize-winning dairy cattle. Read full book review >
NON-FICTION
Released: April 28, 2017

"An information-packed glimpse into one executive's journey to an EMBA."
A manager who aced an Executive MBA program delivers a debut workbook to steer others through the arduous process of earning this advanced degree. Read full book review >
THE WHITE RAVEN by Carrie D. Miller
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 27, 2017

"A heartfelt fantasy tale with a spirited plot."
Magic and suspense abound in this moving debut fantasy novel about how far a witch will go to help a friend. Read full book review >

THE POLISHED PRESENTATION by Mary Fensholt Perera
NON-FICTION
Released: April 27, 2017

"A meticulous, no-nonsense collection of strategies to ensure successful presentations."
Fensholt Perera (The Francis Effect, 2006) offers a detailed guide on improving one's public speaking performance.Read full book review >
AHE'EY by Jamie Le Fay
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 26, 2017

"A bracing mix of emotionally and intellectually honest fantasy."
In this romantic tale, a champion of women's empowerment stumbles on a hidden—and seemingly perfect—society. Read full book review >
THE FREEPORT ROBBERY by Michael P. King
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 26, 2017

"Another exceptional account of heart-of-gold con artistry."
King's (The Blackmail Photos, 2016, etc.) fourth outing with the Travelers, a husband-and-wife con artist team, sees them chasing stolen artwork. Read full book review >
PARADIGM LOST by R. Roderick Rowe
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 26, 2017

"An inventive tribal tale hampered by problematic racial attitudes and extraneous details."
In this novel, a young man in a future Pacific Northwest finds his purpose in a homoerotic culture that combines Native American-derived spirituality with militarism. Read full book review >
AGENTS OF THE UNDERTOW by Jack McDaniel
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 25, 2017

"This gripping sci-fi-esque yarn ably incorporates social and political themes."
Years after fighting off a plague infection, survivors become the target of a dubious administrator who's convinced they still carry the lethal virus in this dystopian novel. Read full book review >
LETTERS FROM THE SKELETON COAST by Ken Jones
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 25, 2017

"A moving novel about an unwavering affection that begins in a time of adversity."
In Jones' debut historical novel based on actual events, a romance between a young mother and a pilot blossoms after a ship is stranded in South West Africa during World War II. Read full book review >
ROGUE WOLF by Robin Mason
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 25, 2017

"A witty, energetic story that's as educational as it is entertaining."
In the continuation of Mason's (Lone Wolf, 2016, etc.) middle-grade fantasy series, young Jackson Wolfe tries to prevent a hostile wolf pack and poachers from harming his family and animal friends.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 >