Indie Book Reviews (page 8)

JUST LIKE FEBRUARY by Deborah  Batterman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 10, 2018

"An ultimately optimistic and hopeful novel about growing up amid personal and political disarray."
Batterman's (Because My Name is Mother, 2012, etc.) novel tells the story of a girl growing up in Brooklyn, New York, as upheaval in America mirrors the chaos in her own home. Read full book review >
WRATH OF THE FURY BLADE by Geoff  Habiger
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 10, 2018

"This rich fusion of crime and fantasy should enchant readers."
A killer targets high-ranking victims in a society of elves obsessed with genetic purity. Read full book review >

TO LOSE THE MADNESS by L.M.  Browning
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 10, 2018

"A laconic, beautiful, and deeply insightful account about coping with loss."
A memoir explores creativity, friendship, and lifelong trauma. Read full book review >
THE COMET'S TAIL by Amy Nawrocki
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 10, 2018

"A complex and compelling memoir requiring a slow and patient read."
In this small volume, Nawrocki (Four Blue Eggs, 2014) looks back at one year of her life—the six months she spent in a coma at age 19 and her half year in rehabilitation. Read full book review >
LUCKY FROM VIRGIN by Lucky  Severson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 9, 2018

"Open-minded, droll reporting on the quirks of human behavior."
A television journalist recounts his far-reaching adventures. Read full book review >

SECRET UNTO DEATH by Emmett K. Smelser
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 9, 2018

"A controlled, entertaining legal thriller about a lawyer dragged into a lawless conflict."
Smelser (Truth to Tell, 2016, etc.) tells the story of a small-town lawyer caught up in an escalating feud in this legal thriller. Read full book review >
I CAN HANDLE HIM by Debbie K. Lum
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 7, 2018

"An enjoyable romantic drama that keeps readers guessing."
This romantic-suspense novel brings together a man who's a trouble magnet with a woman who's determined to prove his innocence. Read full book review >
HUDSON AND THE PUPPY by Jackie Clark Mancuso
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 7, 2018

"Absolutely delightful, especially for dog lovers and Francophiles."
An expatriate dog in Paris meets a young stray and helps him search for home in this series picture book. Read full book review >
I GIVE MY EYES... by Brian H.  Peterson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 6, 2018

"An irreverent, heartfelt work that cheerfully wanders through somber topics."
A photographer and museum curator's collection of meditations and conversations on art, writing, and life in general. Read full book review >
IN A WHIRL OF DELUSION by J.R.  Greenwell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 5, 2018

"Mostly harmless fun with a large cast of zany characters and many chaotic situations."
A comical look at the world of Southern drag queen pageants. Read full book review >
THE CHINESE LANGUAGE DEMYSTIFIED by James Y. Hung
Released: April 4, 2018

"An engrossing introduction to the riches of Chinese that should delight casual language mavens and more experienced speakers alike."
The world's most widely spoken language—and one of the most daunting to learn—has its idiosyncrasies dissected in this primer. Read full book review >
THE STING OF THE BEE by K.E. Lanning
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 4, 2018

"Offbeat global-warming sci-fi that taps the spirit of cowboy romances instead of the usual dystopianism."
In a future wracked by floods and social upheaval, a widower tries to make a new life for himself and his daughter when the continent of Antarctica is thrown open to settlement in Lanning's (A Spider Sat Beside Her, 2017) second book in a planned trilogy. 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 >