Sneak Peek: July 2020 Indie Next List

The July 2020 Indie Next list features 3 Macmillan titles! THE SAFE PLACE by Anna Downes ISBN: 9781250264800, on sale 7/14/20 “British actress Downes’ debut novel is a slow burn of a story with Emily picking up on snippets of conversations as a breadcrumb trail leads her to an astounding conclusion. A great read for […]

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Author Spotlight: HOLLYWOOD PARK (5/27/20)

This author spotlight features Airborne Toxic Event’s frontman Mikel Jollett with his incredible story of family, friendship, hardship, and love. Mikel Jollett was born into one of the country’s most infamous cults, and subjected to a childhood filled with poverty, addiction, and emotional abuse. Yet, ultimately, his is a story of fierce love and family […]

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Debut Spotlight + Jane Austen Spotlight (5/26/20)

Today we set the spotlight on two of our favorite things: debuts and Jane Austen (!) with a big-hearted novel of a community in Austen’s final home town and the transformation of the bookish ugly duckling of the Bennet sisters to a woman with choices of her own. THE JANE AUSTEN SOCIETY by Natalie Jenner […]

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Women 2020: Fiercely Female (5/5/20)

This Women 2020 Spotlight brings us a plethora of strong and fierce protagonists–from biblical times, an all-girls college, a sleuth, and a global leader. THE BOOK OF V. by Anna Solomon 2 starred reviews and an Indie Next Pick! “Solomon (LEAVING LUCY PEAR) models this clever, heartfelt triptych on THE HOURS, weaving a retelling of […]

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Sneak Peek: June 2020 Indie Next List

The June 2020 Indie Next list features 3 Macmillan titles! THE JANE AUSTEN SOCIETY by Natalie Jenner ISBN 9781250248732, on sale 5/26/20 A LibraryReads pick + 2 starred reviews! “Readers who enjoy character-driven novels will want to read this book. Like Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows’s THE GUERNSEY LITERARY AND POTATO PEEL PIE SOCIETY, […]

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Sneak Peek: May 2020 Indie Next List

The May 2020 Indie Next list features 6 Macmillan titles! THE PARIS HOURS by Alex George ISBN 9781250307187, on sale 5/5/20 “As these four walk the sumptuously evoked streets, George cleverly brings their stories together in a stunning finale that should feel contrived but somehow doesn’t. Or maybe we just don’t care because the novel […]

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Sneak Peek: April 2020 Indie Next List

The April 2020 Indie Next list features 3 Macmillan titles! THE HOUSE IN THE CERULEAN SEA by TJ Klune “By turns zany and heartfelt, this tale of found family is hopeful to its core. Readers will revel in Klune’s wit and ingenuity.”–Publishers Weekly, starred review THE ADDRESS BOOK: What Street Addresses Reveal About Identity, Race, […]

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Happy #PubDay (2/25/20)

A young woman falls out of time + the unexpected friendship and tensions that arise between two roommates–both part of this #pubday celebration! OONA OUT OF ORDER by Margarita Montimore 2 starred reviews + a February LibraryReads pick + an Indie Next List pick! “Imbued with musical and cultural influences spanning decades and reminiscent of […]

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Sneak Peek: March 2020 Indie Next List

The March 2020 Indie Next list features 5 Macmillan titles! A GOOD NEIGHBORHOOD by Therese Anne Fowler 2 starred reviews! “Traversing topics of love, race, and class, this emotionally complex novel speaks to—and may reverberate beyond—our troubled times.”–Kirkus Reviews, starred review “Fowler skillfully renders her characters and their experiences into an unforgettable, heartbreaking story.”–Library Journal, […]

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Thriller Thursday (1/16/20)

Clues hidden in a small town’s decrepit mural, long-hidden secrets in an asylum, and a death at a glamorous European society party– all in this Thriller Thursday. BIG LIES IN A SMALL TOWN by Diane Chamberlain  A LibraryReads Hall of Famer and an Indie Next List pick! “This rich novel from Chamberlain (THE SILENT SISTER) […]

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