Indie Book Reviews (page 9)

AN EVENING IN GUANIMA by Patricia  Glinton-Meicholas
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 13, 2017

"An educational and fanciful journey through classic stories."
Glinton-Meicholas (Chasing Light, 2013, etc.) offers a culturally rich collection of Bahamian folk tales. Read full book review >
THE LANGUAGE OF BEARS by John  Eidswick
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Sept. 13, 2017

"Witty, serious, and original, this stunning tale should attract anyone who delights in an intellectually stimulating read."
Worlds collide when a modern artifact turns up in an alternate reality in the 17th century, setting off a cascade of bizarre events in a peculiar land. Read full book review >

ALL ABOUT YOU by Liz Butler  Duren
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 12, 2017

"A charming, relatable memoir on adoption, love, and identity."
After discovering that she was adopted, debut author Duren set out to find her birth mother and uncover her biological roots. Read full book review >
SUPERHERO SYNDROME by Caryn Larrinaga
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 12, 2017

"A superhero saga featuring an appealing heroine with a frankly cool power."
A 21-year-old woman survives a new, deadly disease and gains the ability to absorb any material she touches in Larrinaga's (Galtzagorriak and Other Creatures, 2017, etc.) adventure tale.Read full book review >
THE MISADVENTURES OF A LIFE LESS LIVED by Clayton D. Gerrard
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 12, 2017

"An amusing satire of self-discovery in the form of a madcap misadventure tale."
A college junior literally loses his life and must find a new one in this debut magical realism novel. Read full book review >

EVERYTHING I NEVER WANTED by Barbara Santarelli
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 12, 2017

"A witty and thoughtful account that's a portrait of the mother-daughter bond as much as it is a search for love."
A baby boomer reflects on her Bronx childhood and coming-of-age in this debut memoir. Read full book review >
THE RAVEN GOD by Alane Adams
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 12, 2017

"A fast-paced, satisfying capper to a trilogy that's sure to enchant fans of adventure-driven fantasy."
Sam and his brave friends must rally to defend Orkney in the final installment of Adams' (The Red Sun, 2015, etc.) YAfantasy series.Read full book review >
MISADVENTURES OF A CITY GIRL by Meredith Wild
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 12, 2017

"A high-heat romance between a pert LA woman and rough mountain man."
Wild (Misadventures of a Good Wife, 2017, etc.) and Bliss (Dirty Secret, 2017, etc.) deliver an erotic romance novel featuring a stubborn city dweller and an ex-military hunk—both broken by life but ready for sexual redemption.Read full book review >
THE DRAGONFLY by Kate Dunn
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 12, 2017

"This emotional high-wire act should have readers racing to the end."
A novel plunges a newly acquainted grandfather and granddaughter into adventures on the French canals. Read full book review >
CALEDONIA LOST by William D. McEachern
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 11, 2017

"An intense peek into the last gasp of the Civil War as well as a thoughtful rendering of the Southern perspective."
A debut historical novel details the Civil War experiences of a Confederate soldier. Read full book review >
THEIR OWN ANAM CARA by Laura  Veazey
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 11, 2017

"Love—and the patience of a loyal wife—conquers all in this intriguing historical fantasy."
A novel sees a husband search for his abducted wife in 17th-century Ireland and Scotland. Read full book review >
THE STORKS CAME BACK by Afiena  Kamminga
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 11, 2017

"A well-written, thoughtful portrayal of surviving hard times during World War II."
A boy and his family withstand the Nazi occupation of Denmark in this YA novel. 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 >