Best Indie Books of 2013


Eight Pathways of Healing Love by Philip R. Belzunce
Released: Jan. 7, 2013

"A valuable addition to the self-help genre, for skimmers and divers alike."
A deceptively simple guide to relationships. Read full book review >
Best Gay Stories 2013 by Steve Berman
Released: June 1, 2013

"A fine showcase of emerging and small-press authors."
The latest edition of the yearly anthology series offers a vivid cross section of contemporary gay life. Read full book review >

THE LIGHT CHANGES by Amy Billone
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 5, 2013

"Thrilling in its courageousness, breathtaking in its vividness."
Moving, psychologically nuanced free verse on death, rebirth and the powerfully generative potential of loss. Read full book review >
BETWEEN BODIES LIE by H.M. Blanc
Released: Oct. 10, 2012

"A masterfully written exploration of the beauty and cruelty of love, as sharp as it is sensual."
A disillusioned writer travels to the tropics in search of inspiration in Blanc's emotionally astute debut novel. Read full book review >
SIDING STAR by Christopher Bryan
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: Sept. 10, 2012

"An enjoyable novel of spiritual mystery and adventure—well-plotted, intelligent and deeply moving."
A detective inspector joins forces with an Anglican priest and an astronomer to thwart a shadowy organization's sinister plans in this debut suspense thriller. Read full book review >

Sets, Lights, & Lunacy by Lloyd Burlingame
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 9, 2013

"A consistently intriguing backstage glimpse of Broadway's brighter past and a must for theater buffs."
Former stage designer Burlingame (Two Seeing Eye Dogs Take Manhattan, 2012) recalls the highs and lows of his time on Broadway. Read full book review >
11 Stories by Chris Cander
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 10, 2013

"A wonderfully clever compilation."
The superintendent of an 11-story apartment building in Chicago falls from the roof, remembering stories of the tenants on his way down. Read full book review >
Theory of Remainders by Scott Dominic Carpenter
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 22, 2013

"Fully realized characters, a remarkable fluency of language, wit, and an extensive comprehension of French culture and history make this literary novel a stellar achievement."
Carpenter's (This Jealous Earth, 2012) suspenseful debut novel weaves together the consequences of a horrific trauma and the thirst for both vengeance and acceptance with explorations of the human mind, family dynamics and the complexities of language. Read full book review >