From Bovine Genius to Unforgettably Dark Humor in the Latest Fearless Reviews

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Four new fine works from the independent press are assessed in the summer release of the Fearless Reviews.

For the summer of 2012, the Fearless Reviews announces four new reviews of intriguing works from the independent press. These works include Charles D. Hayes’ story of PANSY: Bovine Genius in Wild Alaska, a novella that not only tells the tale of a very intelligent cow and her young caretaker Mandy, but also tackles the sharply contemporary issues of Post-Traumatic Stress Syndrome and America’s meat-eating habits. Fearless reviewer Sari Friedman concludes that “Pansy works as an absorbing, authentic and entertaining story of the truly wild west” that also raises “fascinating moral and philosophical questions.”

SINGING FROM SILENCE by Pamela Richards is a memoir that tells the story of “a love stronger than a mere romantic relationship can provide,” says reviewer Cindy Appel in her writeup of a book that chronicles the author’s relationship with the noted Christian singer Rich Mullins. “Singing from Silence testifies to how poignant yet exhilarating it is to know that death itself has no hold over us as long as we are joined together in the creative power that is God’s love.”

In MALINALLI OF THE FIFTH SUN, author Helen Heightsman Gordon uses historical fiction to tell the story of “The Slave Girl Who Changed the Fate of Mexico and Spain.” Reviewer Elizabeth Barrette finds Gordon’s storytelling “quite charming,” adding that the author “conveys a strong sense that history consists of human choices made for human reasons…. not just a series of names and dates, wars and politics.”

Finally, reviewer Doug Brunell concludes that Paul McComas’ collection of “harrowing futures, horrors, and (dark) humor” entitled UNFORGETTABLE is just that. “Ordinarily, this type of book would be a recipe for disaster,” Brunell notes… “except, somehow, it’s not. One of the best collections of 2011.”

Read the full versions of all these reviews in the latest round-up provided by the FEARLESS REVIEWS, which has been showcasing great work from independent publishers since 1998. The REVIEWS are inspired by the belief that the future of quality publishing is in the hands of the rapidly growing independent press, where the passion to produce good, useful, and unusual books is still a greater motivation than profit alone. The REVIEWS are published by Fearless Books, “a daring new spirit in publishing” since 1997.

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