Genre Friday: Sci-Fi/Fantasy (8/12/22)

This Genre Friday brings us the ultimate round-up of new and upcoming sci-fi and fantasy releases, including a family who consumes books as food, a civil war breaking out in dystopian Hollywood, a man playing with time in the midst of World War I, the start to an epic fantasy series about an immortal man […]

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Sneak Peek: September 2022 Indie Next List

The September 2022 Indie Next list features 6 Macmillan titles! IF I SURVIVE YOU by Jonathan EscofferyISBN 9780374605988 | on sale 9/6/22 4 starred reviews! “A revelatory work, full of a young man’s questioning and told in a distinctive voice, this contemplation of identity, culture, and race in the United States today is highly recommended.”–Library Journal, starred review “A collection […]

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Literary Fiction Spotlight (5/3/22)

This literary fiction spotlight illuminates captivating characters with a humorous story about modern love, a tale of sisterhood and loss, and one family’s effort to preserve their culture after fleeing their country. CULT CLASSIC by Sloane Crosley 3 starred reviews! “Novelist and essayist Crosley (THE CLASP, 2015; LOOK ALIVE OUT THERE, 2018) casts a spell […]

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Fairytale & Folklore Spotlight (4/21/22)

This fairytale and folklore spotlight is sure to bring the magic, from the story of a convent-raised woman who sets off to save her sister from her marriage to an abusive prince, to a queer Arthurian retelling about an unlikely hero who makes her way to the Camelot-inspired King’s court. NETTLE & BONE BY T. KINGFISHER […]

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Author Spotlight: Christopher Golden (1/12/22)

New York Times bestselling author Christopher Golden is a master at terrifying and capturing readers with his supernatural thrillers. In this next horror-thriller adventure, we have a film crew covering a ghost story, a haunted highway, and an abandoned town. ROAD OF BONES 3 starred reviews! “Bestseller Golden’s eerie, inventive latest (after RED HANDS) takes […]

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Short Stories (10/21/21)

Today we’re spotlighting short stories with a collection on the relentless struggles against reality and the fight for survival in America, and hilarious, tough, and tender anecdotes defining the vulnerability of girlhood. MY MONTICELLO by Jocelyn Nicole Johnson 3 starred reviews and an Indie Next pick! “This fiction collection is an astonishing display of craftsmanship […]

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Nonfiction Round-Up (9/8/21)

The start of the #MeToo movement + an essential book of thought and culture + essays on race and power = this nonfiction round-up. UNBOUND: My Story of Liberation and the Birth of the Me Too Movement by Tarana Burke 3 starred reviews! “An unforgettable page-turner of a life story rendered with endless grace and […]

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Author Spotlight: Louise Penny (8/24/21)

Chief Inspector Armand Gamache has taken readers along for the ride for 16 bestselling and award-winning adventures. In this 17th spellbinding novel, Gamache returns to Three Pines as the New Year approaches, but his family holiday is interrupted by what seems to be a simple request. THE MADNESS OF CROWDS 3 starred reviews! “Seamlessly integrating […]

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Genre Friday: Sci-Fi/Fantasy (5/21/21)

We’re spotlighting sci-fi and fantasy with a special investigator in the bustling and magic-filled streets of Egypt, the latest in the Chorus of Dragons series, a near-future story of the fight to stay alive, and the reissue of a sweeping romance with a dash of magic. A MASTER OF DJINN by P. Djèlí Clark 3 […]

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Spotlight on Science (4/21/21)

A curious tour of the universe + a novel about the nature of memory and confronting trauma + a scientific approach to the use of subtraction + an examination of influential ideas and the science that supports them = this spotlight on science. GENESIS: The Story of How Everything Began by Guido Tonelli 3 starred […]

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