Indie Book Reviews

THE LAND OF GRACE by Mike  Burrell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 20, 2018

"An intoxicating tale that's simultaneously gaudy and exquisite."
A satirical novel about a religious cult built around the worship of Elvis Presley. Read full book review >
GIRL WITH A GUN by Kari  Bovée
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 19, 2018

"A quick, fun read with engaging rodeo scenes."
Murder and mayhem strike Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show in St. Louis right after Annie Oakley and her horse, Buck, join the entourage. Read full book review >

CONFESSIONS OF AN OLD MAN by Munir Moon
Released: June 15, 2018

"An inspiring, provocative encouragement to younger generations to exercise political clout."
A spirited critique of American politicians' treatment of younger generations, and a plan of action for youth empowerment. Read full book review >
Released: June 15, 2018

"An insightful and fresh approach to parenting."
A blueprint for teaching responsible habits to young kids. Read full book review >
THE IN-LAWS by G.X. Chen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 15, 2018

"Another tale of incisive sleuths that's short but thoroughly enjoyable."
In Chen's (An Intangible Affair, 2017, etc.) latest series installment, Bostonian amateur detective and biologist Ann Lee sets out to prove the innocence of a friend accused of murder.Read full book review >

THE SLEEPING LADY by Bonnie C.  Monte
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 12, 2018

"Enough tangents to keep readers guessing, with a strong female protagonist who finally comes into her own."
A debut mystery mixes murder and betrayal with a suspicious international enterprise. Read full book review >
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 12, 2018

"A sparkling, robust young hero with a distinctive voice—a real winner."
In this novel, a 5-year-old girl (whose father is a minor Jane Austen character) makes unexpected discoveries while adventuring through Europe in search of Utopia. Read full book review >
IMPLOSION by Elizabeth W. Garber
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 12, 2018

"An alternately wistful and searing exploration of a troubled legacy."
A daughter's vibrant relationship with her father decays into warfare and abuse in this coming-of-age memoir. Read full book review >
DIVISIBLE MAN by Howard  Seaborne
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 6, 2018

"Well-written and engaging, with memorable characters and an intriguing hero."
In this debut thriller, a pilot survives a crash and discovers that he's developed strange abilities, which come in handy when someone kidnaps his friend's daughter. Read full book review >
BORN IN A TREACHEROUS TIME by Jacqui Murray
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 6, 2018

"A well-executed tale of early man."
Murray (Twenty-Four Days, 2017, etc.) imagines the life of an early hominid, later famously nicknamed "Lucy" by archaeologists, in this adventure novel. Read full book review >
ABOVE THE STAR by Alexis Marie Chute
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 5, 2018

"A twisty tale with an otherworldly setting that readers will happily revisit."
In this launch of Chute's (Expecting Sunshine, 2017) fantasy trilogy, a family travels to a bizarre and dangerous parallel world. Read full book review >
MIDNIGHT CROSSING by Diane  Shute
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 5, 2018

"An overly detailed but still thrilling European escapade."
Secrets lurk around every corner in this second book in Shute's (After Midnight, 2014) ongoing historical-fiction series.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 >