Sneak Peek: June 2022 Indie Next List

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The June 2022 Indie Next list features 9 Macmillan titles!

CULT CLASSIC by Sloane Crosley
ISBN 9780374603397 | on sale 6/7/22

3 starred reviews!

“Novelist and essayist Crosley (THE CLASP, 2015; LOOK ALIVE OUT THERE, 2018) casts a spell with lightning wit, devilish dialogue, and walloping truths about how little reason there is to anything resembling love.”–Booklist, starred review

“The accounts of Lola’s reckoning with her romantic history are thoroughly hilarious…Crosley has found the perfect fictional subject for her gimlet eye.”–Publishers Weekly, starred review

“The story is plenty engaging, but it’s Crosley’s analytical acumen and gift for the striking metaphor that really gives the book life. Thoughtfully and humanely acerbic.”–Kirkus Reviews, starred review

ISBN 9781250823144 | on sale 5/17/22

2 starred reviews!

“Espach captures the minutiae of love and loss with unflinching clarity and profound compassion, and pulls off the second-person point of view unusually well. Readers will be deeply moved.”–Publishers Weekly, starred review

“Never contrived, the novel is beautifully written, making even the quotidian details of Sally’s life fascinating, in part because the story invites such a deep emotional involvement with the fully realized characters.”–Booklist, starred review

SLEEPWALK by Dan Chaon
ISBN 9781250175212 | on sale 5/24/22

2 starred reviews!

“This strange and compelling plot features Chaon’s (ILL WILL, 2017) signature imaginative flair and brilliant pacing to create an ominous tension infused with sly wit.”–Booklist, starred review

“As ever, Chaon expertly fuses the dystopian nightmares of technology and crime with fascinating characters who cross a hellscape to find each other. This is his best one yet.”–Publishers Weekly, starred review

ISBN 9780374604769 | on sale 5/24/22

2 starred reviews!

“Pavone skillfully layers plot details, often shifting points of view, all the way to the end of this superior, elegantly crafted yarn. The enigmatic central character, whose moral compass is set a bit differently than most, sets this above the pack.”–Publishers Weekly, starred review

“Pavone uses byzantine plotting to do more than exhaust his readers; with all their surprises, his plots are finally tools to reveal character. Another jewel in an already-bedecked crown.”–Booklist, starred review

YERBA BUENA by Nina LaCour
ISBN 9781250810465 | on sale 5/31/22

“Printz Award–winner LaCour’s adult debut is lyrical and ultimately hopeful. Yerba buena—the ‘good herb,’ which is also the name of the restaurant where Sara and Emilie meet—carries the reader through the pain and symbolizes a better future.”–Booklist, starred review

ISBN 9781250833662 | on sale 6/7/22

“This grim but poignant debut showcases a bleak Victorian England, engaging characters, and the desire to belong.”–Library Journal, starred review

THE LATECOMER by Jean Hanff Korelitz
ISBN 9781250790798 | on sale 5/31/22

“Korelitz builds several satisfying twists into the crisp and panoramic narrative, and a coda from high schooler Phoebe in 2017 offers an acute look at the family affairs. This is a sizzler.”–Publishers Weekly, starred review

BLOOMSBURY GIRLS by Natalie Jenner
ISBN 9781250276698 | on sale 5/17/22

“Jenner follows THE JANE AUSTEN SOCIETY (2020) with another top-notch reading experience, using the same deft hand at creating complex, emotionally engaging characters through subtle details and actions, while providing a backdrop chock-full of factual historical information.”–Booklist, starred review

IT ALL COMES DOWN TO THIS by Therese Anne Fowler
ISBN 9781250278074 | on sale 6/7/22

“Fowler expertly peels back the layers of each character in this page-turner, making for a highly entertaining summer read.”–Booklist

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