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Sneak Peek: December 2018 Indie Next List

The December 2018 Indie Next List includes six Macmillan titles! 

A WELL-BEHAVED WOMAN: A Novel of the Vanderbilts by Therese Anne Fowler 

“Watching Fowler’s heroine vanquish the gatekeepers and minions who stand in her way is nothing short of mesmerizing.”Kirkus Reviews, starred review

“Though the novel’s lavish sweep and gorgeous details evoke a vanished world, Fowler’s exploration of the way powerful women are simultaneously devalued and rewarded resonates powerfully.”     Publishers Weekly, starred review

KINGDOM OF THE BLIND: A Chief Inspector Gamache Novel by Louise Penny 
LibraryReads Hall of Fame Author

“Few mystery writers intertwine the personal lives of their characters with the crimes being investigated more skillfully than Penny does, and she is at her best here, as several key players face turning points in their lives, suggesting that if the past can strangle the present, it can also help clear the way for the future.”Booklist, starred review

“Well-known characters return and new faces add richness to a narrative that will keep readers intrigued until the last page.”Library Journal, starred review

RADIANT SHIMMERING LIGHT by Sarah Selecky 

A nuanced satire—both hilarious and disconcerting—that probes the blurred lines between empowerment, spirituality, and consumerism in our online lives.

“Selecky’s deadpan tone, punchy writing, and vivid characters transport readers to a specific, highly diverting world that hits close to the bone and sparks the self-reflection it’s spoofing.”Booklist

OF BLOOD AND BONE: Chronicles of The One, Book 2 by Nora Roberts 

“With book two in her The One trilogy, following YEAR ONE, Roberts successfully marshals her flair for crafting compelling characters and her skill at imaginative world building, on both a micro domestic scale and a macro dystopian global scale, to create a spellbinding story that will definitely delight her longtime fans as well as pique the interest of fantasy readers, who will want to see what she brings to their genre’s literary table as she continues this exciting and relevant series.”Booklist

HEARTS OF THE MISSING: A Mystery by Carol Potenza 
A Library Journal Fall/Winter Best Debut
2 starred reviews!

“Potenza’s outstanding debut and series launch is sure to please fans of mysteries that respectfully depict Native American culture and beliefs…. Nicky, a strong, nuanced lead, inhabits a world populated by well-developed supporting characters. Another plus is Potenza’s vivid portrayal of the desert landscape. Readers will look forward to seeing a lot more of Nicky and her friends.”Publishers Weekly, starred review

THE END OF THE END OF THE EARTH: Essays by Jonathan Franzen 

A sharp and provocative new essay collection from the award-winning author of FREEDOM and THE CORRECTIONS.

“This book is a SILENT SPRING for today, but instead of challenging readers to change the world, it pushes them to change themselves. “Library Journal, starred review

And now in paperback

ULTRALUMINOUS by Katherine Faw 
“Another unsparing novel from the author of YOUNG GOD… Inventive and surprising… Artful and ruthless.”Kirkus Reviews

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