PHANTOMS by Christian Kiefer

PHANTOMS by Christian Kiefer

Eye on the Indies: A Look at Indie Authors and their Publishers By Lanie Tankard, Indie Book Review Editor Phantoms by Christian Kiefer (New York: Liveright Publishing, April 9, 2019). 288 pages; $26.95, hardcover ISBN 9780871404817. “These faces in the mirrors Are but the shadows and phantoms of myself….” —Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, The Masque of Pandora…

BRIGHT by Duanwad Pimwana

BRIGHT by Duanwad Pimwana

Eye on the Indies: A Look at Indie Authors and their Publishers By Lanie Tankard, Indie Book Review Editor Bright by Duanwad Pimwana, translated by Mui Poopoksakul (San Francisco: Two Lines Press, April 9, 2019). 184 pages; $16.95, paperback ISBN 9781931883801; $8.99, e-book ISBN 9781931883825. Melbourne, Australia: Brow Books, Forthcoming June 2019. First published in…

ALL THE FIERCE TETHERS by Lia Purpura

ALL THE FIERCE TETHERS by Lia Purpura

Eye on the Indies: A Look at Indie Authors and their Publishers By Lanie Tankard, Indie Book Review Editor All the Fierce Tethers: Essays by Lia Purpura (Louisville, KY: Sarabande Books, April 9, 2019). 200 pages, $10.76, paperback ISBN 9781946448309. “Perhaps I have trained myself to see what others overlook.” —Sherlock Holmes “A Case of…

SOUNDS LIKE TITANIC by Jessica Chiccehitto Hindman

SOUNDS LIKE TITANIC by Jessica Chiccehitto Hindman

Eye on the Indies: A Look at Indie Authors and their Publishers By Lanie Tankard, Indie Book Review Editor Sounds Like Titanic: A Memoir by Jessica Chiccehitto Hindman (New York: W. W. Norton, February 12, 2019). 256 pp, $25.95, hardcover ISBN 9780393651645. “Hallo, Rabbit,” he said, “is that you?” “Let’s pretend it isn’t,” said Rabbit, “and see…

FINDERS by Melissa Scott

FINDERS by Melissa Scott

Eye on the Indies: A Look at Indie Authors and their Publishers By Lanie Tankard, Indie Book Review Editor FINDERS by Melissa Scott (Cambridge, MA: Candlemark & Gleam, December 10, 2018). 372 pp, $20.95 paperback, ISBN 9781936460885; $5.99 e-book, ISBN 9781936460878. “…to hope, till Hope creates From its own wreck the thing it contemplates….” — Percy Bysshe Shelley, Prometheus…

White Dancing Elephants

White Dancing Elephants

Eye on the Indies: A Look at Indie Authors and Their Publishers By Lanie Tankard, Indie Book Reviews Editor WHITE DANCING ELEPHANTS: STORIES by Chaya Bhuvaneswar (Durham, NC: Dzanc Books, October 9, 2018). 208 pp, $16.95; paperback ISBN 9781945814617. “Ebb and flow, ebb and flow, our lives.” —Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni, Before We Visit the Goddess (p. 68) Chaya Bhuvaneswar’s…

Eye on the Indies

Eye on the Indies

A Look at Indie Authors and Their Publishers By Lanie Tankard, Indie Book Reviews Editor USEFUL PHRASES FOR IMMIGRANTS: STORIES by May-lee Chai (Durham, NC: Blair, October 23, 2018). 166 pp, $16.95; paperback ISBN 9780932112767. “Reading makes immigrants of us all. It takes us away from home, but, most importantly, it finds homes for us everywhere.” —Hazel Rochman…

Eye on the Indies

Eye on the Indies

A Look at Indie Authors and Their Publishers By Lanie Tankard, Indie Book Reviews Editor ACTS OF ALLEGIANCE: A NOVEL by Peter Cunningham (New York: Arcade Publishing, September 11, 2018). First North American Edition; 296 pp, $22.99; hardback ISBN 97816287295535; also available as e-book. UK edition: Dingwall, Ross-shire: Sandstone Press, 2017; paperback. “’All men are loyal, but…

Eye on the Indies

Eye on the Indies

A Look at Indie Authors and Their Publishers By Lanie Tankard, Indie Book Reviews Editor A HISTORY OF SILENCE: FROM THE RENAISSANCE TO THE PRESENT DAY by Alain Corbin, translated by Jean Birrell (Cambridge, UK & Medford, MA, USA: Polity Press, June 2018). 160 pp, paperback $19.95. Also available as hardcover and e-book. French edition: Paris: Éditions…

Eye on the Indies

Eye on the Indies

A Look at Indie Authors and Their Publishers By Lanie Tankard, Indie Book Reviews Editor FOR SINGLE MOTHERS WORKING AS TRAIN CONDUCTORS by Laura Esther Wolfson (University of Iowa Press, June 1, 2018). 144 pp, paper original $19.95. Also available as e-book. “Language exerts hidden power, like the moon on the tides.” —Rita Mae Brown, Starting from…