Happy #BookBday (6/24/14 Edition)

Join us in celebrating #BookBdays for our many June releases!

FLYING SHOES by Lisa Howorth
This “buzz-worthy debut” (Publishers Weekly) novel by the co-founder of Square Books, set in Mississippi in 1996, based on the real-life, long-unsolved murder of the author’s young stepbrother is a July Indie Next pick! “Howorth’s dedication to capturing the messy, fraught and politically incorrect pieces of Mississippi life ultimately makes for a compelling read.” — Kirkus Reviews

ABROAD by Katie Crouch
With comparisons to Amanda Knox, Crouch’s main character is also a foreign exchange student, caught up in the tumultuous realms of friendship and love. “The novel’s voice is absolute, its appeal irresistible, and the ending is simultaneously poignant and horrific. ABROAD will not disappoint any reader, especially those interested in Europe’s rich history and ambience.” — Booklist

KILOMETER 99 by Tyler McMahon
A Peace Corps volunteer and her boyfriend try to leave El Salvador when a mysterious American surfer persuades them to stay—and makes it nearly impossible for them to leave.

THE GLASS KITCHEN by Linda Francis Lee
Lee’s latest novel about three sisters who move from Texas to New York City to open a restaurant is also a July Indie Next pick! “With shades of The Tempest, Chocolat, and Stepmom, THE GLASS KITCHEN is a story of redemption, rediscovery, and renewal through the marriage of love and food. A tantalizing mix of romance, wit, and family secrets, it will leave fans of Elin Hilderbrand, Erin McGraw, and Sophie Kinsella hungry for more.” — Booklist

A July 2014 Indie Next pick! From award-winner Netzer comes a tale of two astronomers who meet and fall in love only to find out they were raised from birth to be each other’s perfect match. “Here is a diverting romp through two generations of well-intentioned friends and lovers as Netzer tells the story of übernerds Irene Sparks and George Dermont and explores the concept of soul mates. Netzer, author of the much-heralded SHINE SHINE SHINE, posits these and other questions in her much-anticipated, fabulous second novel…” — Booklist, starred review

ONE EVENING IN PARIS by Nicolas Barreau
The nostalgic owner of a small Parisian art cinéma has his dream come true when his theater is chosen to be the location of a new film, bringing lots of attention—and potential romance. “With charming characters, a beautiful location, and perfect pacing, Barreau’s latest is part romance, part mystery, part travelogue, and a satisfyingly good read.” — Booklist


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