Indie Book Reviews

Released: Oct. 2, 2015

"A thoughtful examination of the state of behavioral economics as well as a defense of human rationality."
A concise, scholarly account of the rise of behavioral economics and its theoretical advantages. Read full book review >
Mind's Journey by Vineet Gulati
Released: Oct. 18, 2015

"Sensitive, thoughtful poems that examine life, love, and stilettos."
This volume features 73 short pieces, mainly poems, that touch on relationships and perceptive moments. Read full book review >

Loving Eleanor by Susan Wittig Albert
Released: Feb. 1, 2016

"This warm, extensively researched novel will entrance readers and inspire them to look further into the lives of two extraordinary women."
New York Times bestselling author Albert (The Darling Dahlias and the Silver Dollar Bush, 2015, etc.) returns to historical fiction in this intimate exploration of the relationship between Eleanor Roosevelt and journalist Lorena Hickok. Read full book review >
A Banner of Love by Josephine  Garner
Released: Sept. 8, 2015

"A strong, evocative sequel that follows an interracial couple coping with family and social complications in New York."
An interracial couple adjusts to married life in the 1950s in Garner's (Walk on Water, 2013, etc.) multilayered sequel to her 2011 debut novel, Solomon's Blues.Read full book review >
Krazy Kodak Moments by James M. Albright
Released: Aug. 12, 2015

"A good-humored snapshot of one aspect of the Eastman Kodak Company, sure to charm sports enthusiasts and '80s nostalgia buffs."
Debut author Albright, who spent more than 20 years in Kodak's public relations department, chronicles the heyday of the Kodak Sports Promotion Program via press releases. Read full book review >

Business Exit Companion by Koos Kruger
Released: Sept. 25, 2015

"A broadly applicable, tightly structured, and highly informative resource that offers wide-ranging advice to owners contemplating a business exit."
An authoritative, thought-provoking guide to leaving a business. Read full book review >
Sacred Mountains of China by Ryan Pyle
Released: Nov. 2, 2015

"Weekend warriors who crave physical challenges can use Pyle's colorful account to kick-start their own adventures."
Photographer and filmmaker Pyle (The India Ride, 2014, etc.) returns with a fast-paced travel memoir about four months that changed his life. Read full book review >
Kanga, My Dragon of Anger by Doctor Harmony
Released: Nov. 4, 2015

"Thought-provoking questions, fun activities, and insightful imagery mark this book as one that may be particularly useful in schools."
Debut author/illustrator Harmony, an Australian psychiatrist, offers children a way to identify their anger and lessons on how to control it in this rhyming, series-opening picture book. Read full book review >
My Pet Monster by Doctor Harmony
Released: Nov. 1, 2015

"This volume, though not an essential purchase, will likely be useful for school counselors who want to recommend titles to youngsters struggling with anxiety."
A girl discovers that worry can be a good thing—as long as you don't let it control you—in this installment of the Building Resilience series by Australian author-illustrator Harmony (The Cat's Got My Tongue, 2015, etc.).Read full book review >
Understanding China by Gary Moreau
Released: Oct. 9, 2015

"An insightful, compelling introduction to the intricacies of Chinese business and life."
An American expatriate in China explores the country's culture, citizens, and economy in this open-minded meditation. Read full book review >

"A mad masala of mythology and absurd mayhem that takes an unexpectedly poignant twist."
Thekkumthala's magical-realist comic-cosmic phantasmagoria welcomes readers to a bizarre community in India, where a notoriously haunted landmark mansion sees UFO aliens, disappearances, drug crimes, murder, and madcap paranormal phenomena. Read full book review >
Blade Singer by Aaron De Orive
Released: June 24, 2014

"A sophisticated, tightly paced YA swashbuckler."
In Wells (Stories of the Raksura, 2015, etc.) and De Orive's (SHARD RPG Basic Compendium, 2009) YA fantasy, a teenager travels to a volatile, magical realm populated by elves and trolls and featuring an enchanted blade.Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Jason Gay
November 17, 2015

In the 1990s, copies of Richard Carlson’s Don't Sweat the Small Stuff (and its many sequels) were seemingly everywhere, giving readers either the confidence to prioritize their stresses or despondence over the slender volume’s not addressing their particular set of problems. While not the first book of its kind, it kicked open the door for an industry of self-help, worry-reduction advice guides. In his first book, Little Victories, Wall Street Journal sports columnist Gay takes less of a guru approach, though he has drawn an audience of readers appreciative of reportage that balances insights with a droll, self-deprecating outlook. He occasionally focuses his columns on “the Rules” (of Thanksgiving family touch football, the gym, the office holiday party, etc.), which started as a genial poke in the eye at the proliferation of self-help books and, over time, came to explore actual advice “both practical and ridiculous” and “neither perfect nor universal.” The author admirably combines those elements in every piece in the book. View video >