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July 2019 Debuts Spotlight

Dive in to July’s delightful debuts!

STAY AND FIGHT by Madeline ffitch

A July 2019 Indie Next Pick!

“As the stakes rise, for both the family and the preservation of the region, the novel skewers stereotypes and offers only a messy, real depiction of people who fully embody the imperative of the novel’s title. This is a stellar novel.”–Publishers Weekly, starred review

WHISPER NETWORK by Chandler Baker

A July 2019 Indie Next Pick + a Reese Witherspoon/Hello Sunshine Book Club pick + 3 starred reviews!

“Smart, articulate, and witty, it will resonate with a huge audience. Highly recommended.“–Library Journal, starred review

“A compulsively readable mystery with a strong message. Don’t miss it.“–Booklist, starred review

“It’s a breezy page-turner of a book, which is the brilliance of it: Under the froth is an unmistakable layer of justified rage. Over-the-top in all the right ways.“–Kirkus Reviews, starred review

THE LAST BOOK PARTY by Karen Dukess

A July 2019 Indie Next Pick!

“Written with fresh confidence and verve, this first novel is a bibliophile’s delight, with plenty of title-dropping and humorous digs at the publishing scene of the 1980s. The lyrical evocations of the Cape Cod landscape will also enchant readers seeking that perfect summer read.”–Kirkus Reviews

WE LOVE ANDERSON COOPER: Short Stories by R.L. Maizes

“Breaking news: Maizes’ gently witty and vaguely weird collection is well worth reading.”–Kirkus Reviews, starred review

THE WIND THAT LAYS WASTE by Selva Almada

“The characters’ thoughtful discussion of their beliefs—and the potential for both violence and grace that overshadows their interactions—results in a stimulating, heady story.”–Publishers Weekly

FAMOUS PEOPLE by Justin Kuritzkes

“Kuritzkes flawlessly strikes the right balance between searing and comedic as his narrator searches for the true meaning of being a normal person while being famous. This is an incisive and fresh debut.”–Publishers Weekly

MIDNIGHT AT THE BLACKBIRD CAFE by Heather Webber

“Webber infuses her charming Southern small-town tale with lighthearted magic and gentle humor, and the cast of supporting characters adds to the quirky fun. Readers of Sarah Addison Allen and Joshilyn Jackson will enjoy spending time at the Blackbird Café.”–Booklist

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