Sneak Peek: July 2022 Indie Next List

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July indie next list books collage

The July 2022 Indie Next list features 5 Macmillan titles!

ELSEWHERE by Alexis Schaitkin
ISBN 9781250219633 | on sale 6/28/22

3 starred reviews!

“Schaitkin (SAINT X, 2020) has written a compelling, poetic, and chilling novel that examines fate and fear.”–Booklist, starred review

“Schaitkin gives the goings-on great substance by digging into the complicated feelings brought on by motherhood and the judgments from others, all the while delineating the mothers’ utter joy, frustrations, and love for their children. This is a standout.”–Publishers Weekly, starred review

“The prose is as magical as the haunting world Schaitkin creates; the story is as captivating as the prose; the characters, the imagery—flawless… Schaitkin’s sophomore novel channels early Margaret Atwood, a magical, otherworldly story certain to be on plenty of 2022 ‘best of’ lists.”–Library Journal, starred review

A PRAYER FOR THE CROWN-SHY: A Monk and Robot Book by Becky Chambers
ISBN 9781250236234 | on sale 7/12/22

2 starred reviews!

“Quiet and contemplative, empathic and warmhearted, this masterful sequel builds on the themes of the first volume to posit a more sustainable, more caring way of life. It’s both truly comforting and endlessly thought-provoking.”–Publishers Weekly, starred review

“Chambers’s second ‘Monk and Robot’ novella (following A PSALM FOR THE WILD-BUILT) continues the quiet, contemplative journey through philosophy, nature, and personal experience.”–Library Journal, starred review

ISBN 9781250229892 | on sale 7/12/22

“A moody and intimate debut novel, both a portrait of a marriage and a subtle horror fantasy… With echoes of Jules Verne, Thor Heyerdahl, H.P. Lovecraft, and the film Altered States, Armfield anchors the shudder-producing tale in authentic marine science and a deep understanding of human nature. This is mesmerizing.”–Publishers Weekly, starred review

A MIRROR MENDED by Alix E. Harrow
ISBN 9781250766649 | on sale 6/14/22

“Readers who love stories that twist narratives into knots will fall for Harrow’s fractured fairy tale where evil discovers the benefits that come of doing good.”–Library Journal

WHAT MOVES THE DEAD by T. Kingfisher
ISBN 9781250830753 | on sale 7/12/22

“Kingfisher adds wonderful dimension and tangibility to the classic Poe story, filling it in with standout character work and scenic descriptions that linger on the palate… It’s thoroughly creepy and utterly enjoyable.”–Publishers Weekly

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