Indie Book Reviews (page 9)

MAKING IT WORK by Kathleen Glassburn
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 16, 2017

"A thoughtful, sensitive examination of the effects of war, sexism, and unfulfilling relationships."
In Glassburn's (Ridin' High, 2015, etc.) novel, a young woman embarks on a journey of self-discovery after her new husband enlists in the military during the Vietnam War.Read full book review >
American Rococo by Isham Cook
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: March 16, 2017

"Food for thought, elegantly prepared, that falls short of a meal."
A collection of musings offers a broad sampling of subjects and styles. Read full book review >

HIDDEN ONES by Marcia Fine
NON-FICTION
Released: March 15, 2017

"A superb read about the sufferings of a crypto-Jewish matriarch in the 17th century."
This saga of crypto-Jews (conversos) during the Inquisition in Mexico holds lessons and warnings for all.Read full book review >
THE EGG by Hildred Rex
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 15, 2017

"A collection that's deeply unsettling—in the best way."
Short fiction from Rex (Svengali, 2017, etc.) that asks the question "Did the devil make the world while God was resting?"Read full book review >
TIN-CAN CANUCKS by S.D. Campbell
NON-FICTION
Released: March 15, 2017

"A breathtaking display of erudition that targets the scholarly expert."
An exhaustive history of the Canadian destroyer warship, a portal into the development of the nation's navy as a whole. Read full book review >

PAX AMERICANA by Kurt Baumeister
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 15, 2017

"An impressively creative blend of political intrigue and sci-fi drama partially undermined by unconvincing premises."
A political thriller portrays a future world on the brink of war as a result of a religious conflict. Read full book review >
CRISIS IN U.S. HEALTH CARE by John Geyman
NON-FICTION
Released: March 15, 2017

"Articulate, loaded with informative details, especially timely, and bound to leave the reader reaching for a bottle of aspirin."
A book examines all aspects of medical care in the United States and how it has changed over the past 60 years. Read full book review >
CONDEMN ME NOT by Heather B. Moore
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 14, 2017

"A relatable account of a shameful episode in American history, although its sensibility seems overly modern at times."
This historical novel tells the story of Moore's (An Ocean Away, 2017, etc.) ancestor, who was hanged for witchcraft in Salem, Massachusetts, in the 17th century.Read full book review >
RENEGADE RED by Lauren Bird Horowitz
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 14, 2017

"A bloody, action-stuffed rescue mission in the supernatural world of the Fae."
In Book 2 of Horowitz's (Shattered Blue, 2015) YA fantasy series, The Light Trilogy, a teen's battle with brutal metaphysical forces develops her inner skills. Read full book review >
WEARING THE CAT by H.D. Woodard
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 14, 2017

"An in-depth look at an officer's bawdy tour of duty."
A debut satirical novel follows one man's adventures as a dentist in the U.S. Navy. Read full book review >
WEARING THE CAT by H.D. Woodard
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 14, 2017

"A raunchy but memorable military tale."
Woodard (Wearing the Cat: Part One, 2016, etc.) delivers the second installment in his satirical series about a Navy dentist. Read full book review >
I LOVED YOU, EVEN BEFORE YOU WERE BORN! by Caron Swensen Bear
Released: March 14, 2017

"This sweet and gentle bedtime story, reinforced by soft pastel backgrounds and simple ink illustrations, assures young listeners that they have always been surrounded by love."
A debut picture book offers a letter to an eagerly awaited child. 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 >