The November 2014 Indie Next list was recently announced and it includes some fabulous Macmillan titles!
THE LAUGHING MONSTERS by Denis Johnson
“In a work that’s part spy novel and part buddy tale, Johnson aptly locates his portrayal of a shadowy world of complicated relationships and ever-shifting alliances in one of the more broken places on the planet. This is what you might get if you combined Casablanca‘s cynicism and sense of intrigue with a touch of Heart of Darkness post-9/11.” — Library Journal, starred review
BY THE BOOK: Writers on Literature and the Literary Life from The New York Times Book Review, edited by Pamela Paul
A Library Journal Fall Editors’ Pick, BY THE BOOK contains full uncut interviews with 65 of the world’s leading writers, including David Sedaris, Hilary Mantel, Michael Chabon, Khaled Hosseini, Anne Lamott, and James Patterson, on their work habits, reading preferences, inspirations, pet peeves, and recommendations. “At times delightful and always entertaining, this book can be taken in large gulps, or small sips. Reading it will surely result in a monstrous and fascinating reading list.” — Library Journal, starred review
BEING MORTAL by Atul Gawande
Thoughtful and thought-provoking surgeon Gawande is everywhere, making his argument that contemporary medicine can do a better, more humane job of managing death and dying by comforting and enhancing our experience. “A deeply affecting, urgently important book…about living to the last with autonomy, dignity, and joy.” — Katherine Boo, author of BEHIND THE BEAUTIFUL FOREVERS