Eye on the Indies

Eye on the Indies

A look at Indie book writers and their publishers: a great resource for writers seeking not only notable reads, but publishers to query for their own manuscripts. And for readers seeking quality literary reads.

CHIMERICA by Anita Felicelli

Oakland attorney Maya Ramesh has a giant lemur marching around her house. In her debut novel, Anita Felicelli opens up so many current problems of exploitation, freedom, walls, loss of autonomy, illusions, and unrealizable dreams.

Indigenous Literature

In this inaugural volume of the New Oceania Literary Series from the University of Hawai’i Press, islanders of Micronesia address centuries of still-festering wounds inflicted on their atolls by the world.

DOTTORESSA by Susan Levenstein

Dottoressa is not your typical autobiography. Susan Levenstein's cross-cultural perspective in her engaging memoir creates an in-depth comparison of two healthcare systems as well as two lifestyles.

PHANTOMS by Christian Kiefer

"In an amazingly lovely way, Christian Kiefer has offered a cautionary tale for current times." Lanie Tankard reviews "a 2019 standout title."

BRIGHT by Duanwad Pimwana

"Author Duanwad Pimwana captures everyday life in Thailand with detailed observations presented through the eyes of one deserted little boy...in a way that bypasses sadness and borders at times on humor."


"The book is a portent to be read with care, a messenger from ancient ages auguring a future devoid of meaning unless heed is paid to the trivia around us." In Lia Purpura's recent book, she offers twenty essays noticing little things and then riding the train of thoughts they inspire.

FINDERS by Melissa Scott

Time and space become shapeshifters in Melissa Scott’s latest novel, FINDERS. This fascinating genre mashup embodies ancient myths in future worlds, while remarking metaphorically on issues in the present.