Indie Book Reviews (page 9)

THE DIARY OF AN IMMORTAL (1945-1959) by David J. Castello
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 1, 2016

"A deft cautionary tale about living forever."
A debut novel examines whether immortality is a boon or a curse. Read full book review >
ONE-TWO by Igor Eliseev
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 30, 2016

"An original, painful tale of youthful isolation."
Conjoined twins in the Soviet Union face loneliness and alienation in Eliseev's debut novel. Read full book review >

The Varangian by Bruce Macbain
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 29, 2016

"While some portions lack literary zeal, this book still delivers a highly entertaining Viking adventure."
This third installment of a historical fiction series focuses on a bold Viking's daunting mission in the 11th century C.E. Read full book review >
CURRENT AFFAIRS
Released: Nov. 29, 2016

"A timely, cogent work that should be required reading for policymakers."
A call for an Army-led volunteer corps to revitalize rural and small-town America. Read full book review >
THE SACRED SANDS by Vahan Zanoyan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 29, 2016

"An exceptionally erudite, if sometimes textbooklike, portrait of a key point in a region's history."
A historical thriller about the turbulent politics of the Middle East and the oil industry. Read full book review >

FROM A SINGLE SEED by Teri Ames
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 28, 2016

"A tense, cautionary page-turner from start to finish, with well-defined protagonists and some riveting scenes."
A young coed from a prestigious Vermont college goes missing, and the local police suspect her boyfriend is guilty of foul play in Ames' (All about the Greater Good, 2016) chilling novel.Read full book review >
McCormac by John Benacre
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 28, 2016

"A likable, pragmatic protagonist comes of age in a comprehensively detailed, chaotic period in history."
An adolescent boy develops a political ideology during Ireland's tumultuous Troubles in Benacre's (Shape, Shine and Shadow, 2016, etc.) latest short story collection.Read full book review >
ONE WAY OR ANOTHER by Annette Laing
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 28, 2016

"A sometimes-wandering but consistently challenging entry in the Snipesville Chronicles."
The fourth in a series of YA adventures by Laing (Look Ahead, Look Back, 2012, etc.) about three time-traveling students who visit flash points in history.Read full book review >
Released: Nov. 28, 2016

"This optimistic, anecdotal book offers useful ideas for changes in education."
A veteran journalist and progressive educator presents a critique of America's school system and a call to action. Read full book review >
BOB ON THE JOB by Gregory Howard Gebhart
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 25, 2016

"A charming tale that offers parents an opportunity to teach their young children about the versatility of trucks."
A large-print debut picture book showcases the many tasks that Bobcat trucks can accomplish. Read full book review >
GHOSTS CAN ONLY GO STRAIGHT by Ken Behar
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 25, 2016

"Strong, wide-ranging tales that more than fulfill the promise of the author's first book."
In the year 2000, as the millennium shifts, the characters in these 11 short stories shift their own perceptions by connecting with others. Read full book review >
THE SEINFELD ELECTION by C. Owen Paepke
CURRENT AFFAIRS
Released: Nov. 24, 2016

"A brief but astute primer on the nation's economic vulnerabilities."
An analysis of the grim economic challenges that may confront the United States in the near future. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Kathleen Kent
author of THE DIME
February 20, 2017

Dallas, Texas is not for the faint of heart. Good thing for Betty Rhyzyk she's from a family of take-no-prisoners Brooklyn police detectives. But in Kathleen Kent’s new novel The Dime, her Big Apple wisdom will only get her so far when she relocates to The Big D, where Mexican drug cartels and cult leaders, deadbeat skells and society wives all battle for sunbaked turf. Betty is as tough as the best of them, but she's deeply shaken when her first investigation goes sideways. Battling a group of unruly subordinates, a persistent stalker, a formidable criminal organization, and an unsupportive girlfriend, the unbreakable Detective Betty Rhyzyk may be reaching her limit. “Violent, sexy, and completely absorbing,” our critic writes in a starred review. “Kent's detective is Sam Spade reincarnated—as a brilliant, modern woman.” View video >