Indie Book Reviews

YELED TOV by Daniel M. Jaffe
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 18, 2018

"An empathetic story of faith and desire."
Jaffe's (The Genealogy of Understanding, 2014, etc.) coming-of-age novel tells the story of a Jewish adolescent attempting to square his homosexuality with the teachings of his religion.Read full book review >
THE AMAZON DETECTIVE AGENCY by Patrick Oster
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 17, 2018

"An enjoyable diversion with a little something extra for political junkies and followers of the Supreme Court."
In this mystery, a Supreme Court justice suddenly dies days before the court is expected to rule on a Florida presidential election recount. Read full book review >

SLIPPER by Hester Velmans
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 17, 2018

"A satisfying blend of history and myth that breathes new life into 'Cinderella.'"
A loving re-creation of a well-known fairy tale. Read full book review >
SEEING FOREVER by Robert J.  McCarter
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 14, 2018

"Sci-fi as it should be: engaging, moving, and grand in scope."
McCarter (Of Things Not Seen, 2017, etc.) returns with a tale of a man who defeats the limits of mortality, only to question the worth of indefinite existence. Read full book review >
PENNSYLVANIA STATION by Patrick E. Horrigan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 12, 2018

"A frank yet subtle novel about the old and the new and about the steps that led to the gay rights movement."
A successful but lonely architect in early-1960s New York City begins a relationship with a much younger man during the early days of the gay rights movement in Horrigan's (Portraits at an Exhibition, 2015, etc.) novel. Read full book review >

TO LOSE THE MADNESS by L.M.  Browning
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 10, 2018

"A laconic, beautiful, and deeply insightful account about coping with loss."
A memoir explores creativity, friendship, and lifelong trauma. Read full book review >
TREE DREAMS by Kristin  Kaye
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 10, 2018

"A superbly written tale filled with realistic, engaging, and quirky characters."
In Kaye's (Iron Maidens, 2005) YA novel, a teenage girl runs away from her Northern California logger family and sets out on an odyssey that places her at the heart of the anti-logging community. Read full book review >
RUDY’S RULES FOR TRAVEL by Mary K. Jensen
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 10, 2018

"A book that will make readers want to pack their bags and catch the first flight to somewhere far away."
A set of rules for life, by way of a delightful travel narrative. Read full book review >
WRATH OF THE FURY BLADE by Geoff  Habiger
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 10, 2018

"This rich fusion of crime and fantasy should enchant readers."
A killer targets high-ranking victims in a society of elves obsessed with genetic purity. Read full book review >
HUDSON AND THE PUPPY by Jackie Clark Mancuso
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 7, 2018

"Absolutely delightful, especially for dog lovers and Francophiles."
An expatriate dog in Paris meets a young stray and helps him search for home in this series picture book. Read full book review >
I CAN HANDLE HIM by Debbie K. Lum
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 7, 2018

"An enjoyable romantic drama that keeps readers guessing."
This romantic-suspense novel brings together a man who's a trouble magnet with a woman who's determined to prove his innocence. Read full book review >
THE STING OF THE BEE by K.E. Lanning
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 4, 2018

"Offbeat global-warming sci-fi that taps the spirit of cowboy romances instead of the usual dystopianism."
In a future wracked by floods and social upheaval, a widower tries to make a new life for himself and his daughter when the continent of Antarctica is thrown open to settlement in Lanning's (A Spider Sat Beside Her, 2017) second book in a planned trilogy. 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 >