Indie Book Reviews (page 9)

WHEN FUR AND FEATHER GET TOGETHER by David R.  Margrave
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2018

"A delightful book, perfect for reading aloud."
A debut children's picture book that explores collective nouns for various types of animals. Read full book review >
SWIMMING UPSTREAM by Jacob  Anderson-Minshall
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2018

"An unevenly written anti-war, gender-fluid, and environmentally conscious tale."
In this novel, Anderson-Minshall (co-author: Queerly Beloved, 2014, etc.) tells the stories of a transgender man, the son he adopts, and the daughter he gave up. Read full book review >

Released: April 1, 2018

"A plainspoken and warmly inviting re-evaluation of corporate culture."
An anecdotal, employee-oriented handbook for modern-day business owners and managers. Read full book review >
VERONICA MARS by Merrick  Green
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2018

"An admirable tie-in that gives its protagonist all the qualities that made her indelible on TV more than a decade ago."
Whip-smart teen detective Veronica Mars does some off-the-books gumshoeing for a friend in Green's debut mystery, inspired by the cult mid-2000s TV series. Read full book review >
THE MADNESS OF GRIEF by Panayotis  Cacoyannis
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2018

"A well-written, richly complicated, and deeply engaging coming-of-age tale."
In this literary novel set in England, a teenager learns startling revelations about people close to her. Read full book review >

BURLESQUES ON THE SECRET BOOK OF JOHN by Egon H.E.  Lass
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2018

"A droll and challenging verse exploration of a seldom-read religious tale."
A collection of poetry presents a sendup of an unusual creation story. Read full book review >
NIXON IN NEW YORK by Victor  Li
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 2018

"An engaging and well-written book that illuminates Nixon through the exploration of the midpoint of his career."
A biography of Richard Nixon focuses on his years at a New York law firm before running for president. Read full book review >
EVOLUTION OF DESIRE by Cynthia L. Haven
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 2018

"A penetrating account of an important thinker—and as agile, profound, and affecting as its subject."
A biography provides a portrait of French theorist René Girard. Read full book review >
EDGER by David  Beem
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2018

"Outlandish, hectic, and sometimes illogical but undeniably entertaining."
An average Joe has a chance to be a superhero and face off against a supervillain—using tech that may be deadly to the user—in Beem's (Abyss of Chaos, 2011) offbeat comedy.Read full book review >
ONCE UPON A ZOMBIE by Billy Phillips
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: April 1, 2018

"Imaginative, whimsical, and a fine preamble to a potential sequel."
Phillips and Nissensen's (The Color of Fear, 2015) YA horror series continues as 14-year-old Caitlin Fletcher returns to a transdimensional fairy-tale realm to rescue her kidnapped sister. Read full book review >
DEADLY FOCUS by Sue  Hinkin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2018

"An exciting series opener that delivers murder, drugs, and romance."
Chasing the truth about her uncle's death, a gutsy television news photographer uncovers corruption and finds love in this debut thriller. Read full book review >
Released: April 1, 2018

"A clear and strongly worded fighting manual in the long tradition of Sun Tzu."
A handbook about handling conflict from both a physical and philosophical perspective. 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 >