The December 2016 Indie Next list includes three Macmillan titles!
TO CAPTURE WHAT WE CANNOT KEEP by Beatrice Colin
Set against the construction of the Eiffel Tower, this novel charts the relationship between a young widow and an engineer who, despite constraints of class and wealth, fall in love. “Hauntingly melancholic in places, Colin’s story moves like wisps of fog through Parisian streets, capturing moments of both gaiety and tragedy. This exquisitely written, shadowy historical novel will appeal to a wide variety of readers, including fans of the Belle Époque.” — Library Journal, starred review
NORMAL by Warren Ellis
In this provocative near-future techno-thriller, a foresight strategist (a.k.a.: people who think about geoengineering and smart cities and ways to evade Our Coming Doom) arrives at Normal Head in the wilds of Oregon to unplug and recover, when a patient goes missing from his locked bedroom, leaving nothing but a pile of insects in his wake. “A crackling, funny, and frightening horror story from a unique voice in genre lit.” — Kirkus Reviews
THE HISTORY OF ROCK & ROLL, VOLUME ONE: 1920-1963 by Ed Ward
Ed Ward has been Fresh Air’s rock & roll historian for the last 35 years reaching 14 million listeners, and in this definitive book he covers the first half of the social history of rock & roll, from blues, country, and black popular music up to the Beatles. “A spry study that should inspire listening with newly informed ears to old tunes, from ‘Bulldozer Blues’ to ‘Teenager in Love’ and beyond.” — Kirkus Reviews, starred review