The April 2019 Indie Next List includes FIVE Macmillan titles!
WOMEN TALKING by Miriam Toews
Three starred reviews!
“[A] sharp blade of a novel…. Toews’ eviscerating fictionalization of this incendiary reality focuses not on the violence but, rather, on the keen, subversive intelligence of the Mennonite women, their philosophical casts of mind, clashing personalities, and deep concerns about family and faith.”–Booklist, starred review
“[A]n inspiring and unforgettable novel.”–Publishers Weekly, starred review
“An exquisite critique of patriarchal culture…. Stunningly original and altogether arresting.”–Kirkus Reviews, starred review
THE GIRL HE USED TO KNOW by Tracey Garvis Graves
“Careful to balance the emotional and intellectual power between Annika and Jonathan, Graves creates a believable love affair in which Annika is not infantilized but rather fully realized as simply different. And her differences become her strengths when catastrophe strikes, compelling Annika to take the lead for the first time in her life. A heartwarming, neurodiverse love story.”–Kirkus Reviews
THE LIGHT YEARS: A Memoir by Chris Rush
Two starred reviews!
“In this vibrant memoir, artist Rush recounts his strange and colorful childhood and adolescence, from his upbringing in an affluent but turbulent New Jersey home to trying to find his place in the 1970s drug and art scene…. Rush’s storytelling shines as he travels across the country and back again, searching for truth, love, UFOs in New Mexico, peace, something that feels like God, and a place to call home. This is a mesmerizing record of his journey through adolescence.”–Publishers Weekly, starred review
“A captivating, psychedelically charged coming-of-age memoir.”–Kirkus Reviews, starred review
BRUTE: Poems by Emily Skaja
W19 Indies Introduce Pick
Selected by Joy Harjo as the winner of the Walt Whitman Award of the Academy of American Poets, Skaja’s debut poetry collection is a fiery, hypnotic book that confronts the dark questions and menacing silences around gender, sexuality, and violence.
TRUST EXERCISE by Susan Choi
Three starred reviews!
“Choi’s superb, powerful fifth novel, after 2013’s MY EDUCATION, marries exquisite craft with topical urgency…. Fiercely intelligent, impeccably written, and observed with searing insight, this novel is destined to be a classic.”–Publishers Weekly, starred review
“[T]he writing (exquisite) and the observations (cuttingly accurate) make Choi’s latest both wrenching and one-of-a-kind. Never sentimental; always thrillingly alive.”–Kirkus Reviews, starred review
“‘That whole thing about fiction not being the truth is a lie,’ one character admonishes another in Choi’s fifth, and finest, novel…. Literary deception rarely reads this well.” —Booklist, starred review