Indie Book Reviews (page 8)

WHEN BROTHERS MEET by John Weisneck
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 22, 2017

"An intense, sometimes-disturbing story about a disastrous American future."
In 2041, the United States goes to war with China in Hardy's (The Place Where the Giant Fell, 2016, etc.) action-packed novel. Read full book review >
The Boy Who Knew Too Much by Cathy Byrd
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 21, 2017

"An eclectic mix of mystery, memoir, and the supernatural."
In Byrd's touching debut memoir, a little boy stuns his parents by declaring that he was the baseball player Lou Gehrig in a previous life. Read full book review >

RAGE AND MERCY by Scott Dresden
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 21, 2017

"This thrilling book delivers a violent tale that is ultimately as surprising as it is gruesome."
A debut novel, the first installment of a series, focuses on one man's quest for retribution. Read full book review >
NON-FICTION
Released: March 21, 2017

"A provocative investigation into the American political divide."
A study of the rise of political partisanship in the United States, coupled with an impassioned call for a rebirth of the democratic virtue of compromise. Read full book review >
The Color of our Sky by Amita Trasi
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 20, 2017

"A sad, soulful, and revelatory story about a deeply troubled nation in transition."
A haunting debut novel about two young women in Mumbai that brings the brutal realities of modern India into focus. Read full book review >

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 20, 2017

"An effervescently witty, if exhaustive, chronicle of perseverance and the power to overcome the darkest of days."
Stand-up comedian MacGibbon (Never Give in to Fear, 2012) returns in this follow-up memoir, offering a more introspective look at her upbringing and early life. Read full book review >
THE QUIET COUP by Rob Lubitz
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 20, 2017

"A smart, gritty political-conspiracy thriller."
In this finale to Lubitz's (Beyond Top Secret, 2015, etc.) trilogy, the identities of two amnesiacs come into question as a secret group plans to unleash a powerful mind-control drug. Read full book review >
BEHOWL THE MOON by Erin Nelsen Parekh
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 20, 2017

"Originally funded by a Kickstarter, this reinvention of Shakespeare's verse into a new format is sure to be a hit with parents and their littlest listeners, too."
Shakespeare's words reach a new—very young—audience in this gorgeously illustrated board book offering a new story by debut adapter Parekh and veteran illustrator Amini (Chicken in the Kitchen, 2015, etc.) of fairies and animals to accompany lines from AMidsummer Night's Dream.Read full book review >
THUNDER by Erik Daniel Shein
Released: March 17, 2017

"A thrilling, inspiring tale of bravery and family."
A young elephant must reconnect with his herd and face his fears in this middle-grade novel. Read full book review >
THE SAGA OF BRIDGET AND AMANDA by Carole Love Forbes
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 17, 2017

"A gripping tale of loss and hope that will particularly appeal to champions of women's rights."
Young women in the 17th century struggle to rise above religious oppression, gender inequality and personal misfortune in this debut historical novel. Read full book review >
CHAMPIONS OF THE DRAGON by Michael James Ploof
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 17, 2017

"An amusing comic fantasy tale featuring a band of unlikely champions."
A youthful, ambitious, and talent-free apprentice wizard embarks on a dangerous mission in this novel. Read full book review >
Released: March 17, 2017

"Could be viewed by some as puffery but a corporate story well-told and not without substance."
A debut book examines a company that, despite a ubiquitous product line, remains hidden from public view. 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 >