Indie Book Reviews (page 9)

MASTER ROBERT by Robert L. Stevens
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 24, 2017

"A thoughtful dramatization of the moral complexities of the War Between the States."
A Civil War-era novel about a slaveholding farmer and two of his slaves. Read full book review >
SET FOR LIFE by Scott Trench
Released: April 23, 2017

"Cogently written and ideal for those beginning their careers who are not averse to risk; some may find this fiscal plan too audacious, but others will likely embrace its spirit and pursue it with fervor."
A debut financial guide offers a novel approach to wealth creation. Read full book review >

THE PROMISE OF PIERSON ORCHARD  by Kate Brandes
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 22, 2017

"An expertly paced, moving exploration of grief and responsibility and an eloquent portrait of a small town struggling with compromise."
A small-town family, torn apart by tragedy, must find a way to overcome their grievances when they face a common threat in Brandes' debut novel. Read full book review >
THE ANATOMY OF CHEATING by Nesly Clerge
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 22, 2017

"A thoughtful but unfortunately overwrought study of romantic perfidy."
Two married couples deal with the destructive effects of infidelity in Clerge's (End of the World: The Beginning, 2016, etc.) novel. Read full book review >
TREE by Melina Sempill Watts
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 22, 2017

"An ingenious and satisfying tale about a single live oak."
A debut novel tells the story of life in a California valley through the eyes of a tree. Read full book review >

THE FLAMES by Kyle Prue
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 22, 2017

"Exemplary tale of supernatural warfare and unforgettable characters."
A teen with special powers must decide if he'll join a revolution against a wicked empire in this second installment of a YA fantasy-adventure series. Read full book review >
ISLAND LEGACY by Linda Cardillo
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 22, 2017

"A tender, spirited family tale to complete a warm, earnest series."
In this conclusion to Cardillo's (Dancing on Sunday Afternoons, 2017, etc.) dramatic trilogy, a grief-ridden widow and her teenage son search for solace at her family's island cottage. Read full book review >
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 21, 2017

"An evocative, vignette-filled story of one family's experiences up north."
Cutting (Tales from Sleeping Moose Vol. 4, 2015, etc.) recounts the adventures of a young couple settling in a remote part of Alaska in this episodic novel.Read full book review >
MARION HATLEY by Beth Castrodale
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 20, 2017

"A reflective, compassionate, and gracefully written tale about a designer that effectively uses its historical setting."
In this debut novel set in 1931, a corsetiere fleeing scandal starts over in a small town, where she learns more about her past and herself. Read full book review >
BUTTONS & ZIPPERS by Franklin H. Perez
Released: April 20, 2017

"This lively tale about a quirky race should entertain children, particularly those who are just learning to read."
In this debut picture book, Pérez shares his vision of the age-old lesson that there is more to life than competing with others. Read full book review >
THE TEST by Elizabeth Doyle Carey
Released: April 20, 2017

"An enjoyable start to a potentially engaging series for tweens.
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In this middle-grade series starter, four friends embark on a challenging summer of training to save lives. Read full book review >
TALES OF LOVE AND DESPAIR by Mahnaz Kousha
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 19, 2017

"An impressive collection about relationships in a turbulent Iran that offers powerful insights."
Based on her interviews with men who lived through the Iranian Revolution, the author delivers eight short stories that examine the human condition. 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 >