Indie Book Reviews (page 9)

ABCs of CANCER by Katherine Carr
Released: Feb. 18, 2016

"A good manual for teens seeking direction after a parent's diagnosis."
Two sisters share helpful tips for dealing with a parent's cancer diagnosis in this debut how-to guide for teens.Read full book review >
Minnie's Potatoes by Laurice LaZebnik
Released: Feb. 18, 2016

"A rare find for readers looking for a peculiar combination of historical rigor and libidinous energy."
A novel offers a dramatized account of a family's extraordinary genealogical history. Read full book review >

I Lost My Child To Cancer by Shelly Dubois
Released: Feb. 18, 2016

"A painful, uplifting, and beautiful meditation on loss and recovery."
A mother discusses the loss of her daughter to cancer and her own emotional healing in the aftermath. Read full book review >
Gerald's Journal by David McElhinny
Released: Feb. 18, 2016

"A notably perceptive chapter book that invites empathy and understanding through the words of its engaging young narrator.
A gentle, observant boy with special needs records his ups and downs at his new school in this lively, journal-style children's book. Read full book review >
These Tumultuous Years by Dudley James Podbury
Released: Feb. 18, 2016

"A dazzling war tale; fast-paced, gut-wrenching, and laced with uncertainty."
As World War II threatens to tear his country apart, a young Dutchman sails for America in this debut novel. Read full book review >

Nani's Tale by Corey Fair
Released: Feb. 17, 2016

"A taut and rewarding tale about a young girl's frightening life and last-minute rescue.
A little girl struggles to find love and salvation against terrifying odds in this debut novel. Read full book review >
Out of the Storm by Carol Ashe
Released: Feb. 17, 2016

"A solid, sexy thriller that should appeal to romance and crime-drama fans alike."
A debut novel mixes elements of mystery and romance to tell the story of a detective who must stay focused on her work in the heat of a passionate and unexpected encounter. Read full book review >
Lucky Boy by Cameron Morfit
Released: Feb. 16, 2016

"Heartfelt and utterly original; a book about an unlikely alliance that should touch readers of all ages."
The arrival of a distant relative shakes up the Buras household in new and unexpected ways in this debut middle-grade novel. Read full book review >
The Voice of Creation by J. Hudson Mitchell
Released: Feb. 16, 2016

"A worthy, concise introduction to creationism."
A debut book offers a philosophically charged argument for literal Creationism, in particular, and Christianity. Read full book review >
The Secondary Target by Diane Lynn
Released: Feb. 15, 2016

"Some tenacious police work, but the characterizations remain stale."
As a divorce attorney recovers from a brutal attack, an investigation reveals further complications in this romantic mystery/thriller. Read full book review >
B.U.G. by T.J. Slee
Released: Feb. 13, 2016

"An auspicious introduction to an unconventional new character in the spy game."
A Kurdish traffic cop hiding out in Australia may be the key to finding a long-missing Delta Force soldier in this thriller that introduces Australian Security Service officer Charlie Jones. Read full book review >
Vuka by Vladimir Radovic
Released: Feb. 12, 2016

"A personal recollection and tribute that's loaded with engaging historical tidbits."
A family memoir that focuses on the life of an intrepid young woman who left her family in Montenegro to become a dedicated Alaskan. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Marilu Henner
April 26, 2016

After they’d been dating only a short while, and as they were falling in love, Marilu Henner and Michael Brown were hit with the ultimate bad news: Michael was diagnosed with cancer. Refusing traditional care, they pieced together a personal and holistic view on battling his cancer, all while forging an unbreakable bond. In this moving and informative book, Marilu pulls back the curtain on how they dealt with the blow. She relates her holistic perspective on health—including the superfoods, exercises, and immunotherapy they used to fight back—and why a diagnosis doesn’t have to be the end of romance or of a happy and fulfilling life. “An inspiring love story wrapped in a serious call for new ways to treat disease,” our reviewer writes. View video >