Indie Book Reviews (page 9)

In Training by Stephen Voss
Released: June 24, 2016

"An impressive work not only for botany enthusiasts and students of Japanese culture, but for all lovers of striking photography as well."
A debut volume offers an intimate look at the beauty of the bonsai tree. Read full book review >
Adventures of Deuce Clarence Jones by Andrew Antijo
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 24, 2016

"Vibrant stories that should amuse readers who love valiant dogs."
Antijo relates the heroic and often funny adventures of a family of Labrador retrievers in this debut book. Read full book review >

Murphy's Path by Madeleyn Questman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 24, 2016

"A provocative thesis that develops into a riveting dissertation on true love."
In this love story, a chance encounter brings two doctoral candidates together just as they're about to make the dumbest mistakes of their lives. Read full book review >
The Freedom of Will by Ken Clatterbaugh
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 24, 2016

"A religious-themed comedy of errors that presents a wry yet ultimately affectionate look at the state of godliness today."
A gentle satire about one young man's quest to find his spiritual identity. Read full book review >
Inspired by Paris by Jordan Phillips
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 24, 2016

"A manual that's as balanced as the lifestyle it proposes."
Phillips (Sustainable Luxe, 2013, etc.) offers a guide to France with heavy doses of history, fashion, food, and popular culture. Read full book review >

War of the Staffs by Steve Stephenson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 23, 2016

"In this intricate tale featuring an intense warrior, worldbuilding takes precedence over character development and a coherent narrative."
A human prince must defeat a powerful vampire warlock in this debut YA fantasy novel with sci-fi and horror elements. Read full book review >
Rum Luck by Ryan Aldred
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 22, 2016

"Amateur gumshoes bolstered by a tropical setting and the added pressure of trying to sustain a business."
In this debut thriller, a Canadian man purchases a Costa Rican beachside bar, but cops are more interested in him as a suspect in the previous owner's murder. Read full book review >
Rio Street Kid Stargazer by Craig S. Wilson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 22, 2016

"A commendable genre piece with grounded, convincing characters."
A Rio de Janeiro orphan and an American hoping to reconnect with his roots cross paths with each other and with a powerful drug lord in Wilson's (Dating for Life, 2013) crime thriller.Read full book review >
Released: June 21, 2016

"A successful survey of common therapy topics with remedies that may provide relief, growth, and lasting change."
A debut self-help guide that resists long explanations and jumps directly to solutions for handling relationship problems, anxiety, decision-making, and self-doubt. Read full book review >
All The Evil Of This World by Jared Dillian
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 21, 2016

"A visceral financial tale that lacks the bite of The Wolf of Wall Street. "
A motley crew of Wall Street traders anticipates one of corporate America's biggest spinoffs in this debut novel. Read full book review >
Song of the Blackbird by D.B. Michaels
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 21, 2016

"A well-crafted mash-up of romance and prison life."
In this first installment of a planned, prison-set series, a new doctor takes a job where her half brother is incarcerated, but she hides their relationship from the attractive warden. Read full book review >
Gridley Girls by Meredith First
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 21, 2016

"Readers who stick around for the reveal will be rewarded with a tale about two women's secrets that's both entertaining and surprisingly touching."
Old friends reminisce about their emotional high school years in this debut novel about acceptance. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Jennifer Keishin Armstrong
author of SEINFELDIA
August 22, 2016

Jennifer Keishin Armstrong’s new bestseller Seinfeldia is the hilarious behind-the-scenes story of two guys who went out for coffee and dreamed up Seinfeld —the cultural sensation that changed television and bled into the real world. Comedians Larry David and Jerry Seinfeld never thought anyone would watch their silly little sitcom about a New York comedian sitting around talking to his friends. NBC executives didn’t think anyone would watch either, but they bought it anyway, hiding it away in the TV dead zone of summer. But against all odds, viewers began to watch, first a few and then many, until nine years later nearly 40 million Americans were tuning in weekly. In Seinfeldia, TV historian and entertainment writer Armstrong celebrates the creators and fans of this American television phenomenon, bringing readers behind-the-scenes of the show while it was on the air and into the world of devotees for whom it never stopped being relevant, a world where the Soup Nazi still spends his days saying “No soup for you!” “Armstrong’s intimate, breezy history is full of gossipy details, show trivia, and insights into how famous episodes came to be,” our reviewer writes. “Perfect for Seinfeldians and newcomers alike.” View video >