Articles tagged "Indie Next list"

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) tracks artists whose lives intertwine after a mural is commissioned for a small town…Chamberlain’s depictions of creative beauty and perseverance across time and in the face of inevitable obstacles will keep readers turning the pages.”–Publishers Weekly 

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Sneak Peek: February 2020 Indie Next List

Macmillan leads the February Indie Next list with the #1 spot plus two more titles!

#1 Pick: AMERICAN DIRT by Jeanine Cummins

A January LibraryReads pick + 4 starred reviews!

“This extraordinary novel about unbreakable determination will move the reader to the core.”–Publishers Weekly, starred review

“AMERICAN DIRT may be the don’t-miss book of 2020.”–Booklist, starred review

“Intensely suspenseful and deeply humane”–Kirkus Reviews, starred review

“An important book.”–Library Journal, starred review

HOMIE: Poems by Danez Smith

“An electrifying, unabashedly queer ode to friendship and community…. Smith is a visionary polyglot with a fearless voice.”–Publishers Weekly, starred review

THE UNSPOKEN NAME by A. K. Larkwood

2 starred reviews!

“[A] phenomenal debut.”–Publishers Weekly, starred review

“Lushly detailed with incredible worldbuilding…”–Library Journal, starred review

Sneak Peek: January 2020 Indie Next List

The January 2020 Indie Next list features 4 Macmillan titles!

BIG LIES IN A SMALL TOWN by Diane Chamberlain

“Chamberlain’s depictions of creative beauty and perseverance across time and in the face of inevitable obstacles will keep readers turning the pages.”–Publishers Weekly

UNCANNY VALLEY: A Memoir by Anna Wiener

“A former tech worker–turned-journalist gives the inside scoop on life inside the wickedly weird and wealthy world of Silicon Valley startups… A funny, highly informative, and terrifying read.”–Kirkus Reviews, starred review

CLEANNESS by Garth Greenwell

2 starred reviews!

“Concerned with intimacy, its performance, and the inevitability of becoming and being oneself, this is in every way an enriching, deepening follow-up.”–Booklist, starred review

“Brave and beautiful.”–Kirkus Reviews, starred review

COME TUMBLING DOWN by Seanan McGuire

“Once again, McGuire gives readers a starkly poignant tale of longing, love, and belonging.”–Library Journal, starred review

Thriller Thursday (12/05/19)

A Victorian detective on the hunt for a missing Oxford academic + a factory mystery with murder and a bad-tempered donkey + Teddy Roosevelt’s near death assassination or accident? + a private investigator hired by the number one suspect + a thriller author on the run in Alaska + a gripping murder case in an isolated New England town = this week’s #ThrillerThursday!

LAETITIA RODD AND THE CASE OF THE WANDERING SCHOLAR by Kate Saunders

2 starred reviews!

“[Saunders] is marvelous at working in what life was like in 1851 England through telling details…Throughout it all, Laetitia, practical and canny, makes a marvelous companion.”–Booklist, starred review

“Saunders’s exquisite prose and patient storytelling build a convincing Victorian voice, while Mrs. Rodd’s shrewd, energetic narration adds further appeal to the rich depiction of 19th-century landscapes and attitudes.”–Publishers Weekly, starred review

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Happy #PubDay (12/03/19)

Astronauts exploring an otherworldly environment, the loves of our lives and the joys of reminiscing, and the US struggling to survive a world war with China–all in today’s #PubDay party.

DEAD ASTRONAUTS by Jeff VanderMeer

2 starred reviews and a December Indie Next List pick!

“Highly recommended for those interested in sf invested in ecological concerns and speculative fiction that plays with narrative form. New readers will want to read BORNE before diving in to its multi-dimensional sequel.”–Booklist, starred review

“VanderMeer is a master of literary science fiction, and this may be his best book yet.”–Kirkus Reviews, starred review

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Happy #PubDay (11/19/19)

A man’s story written entirely in lists, an adventure-packed fantasy with magical beasts and unexpected heroes, and a unique fantasy world filled with winged lizards and dragons–all in today’s #PubDay celebration!

TWENTY-ONE TRUTHS ABOUT LOVE by Matthew Dicks

A November LibraryReads Pick and a December Indie Next List Pick!

“Often moving, sometimes shocking, always entertaining, this superbly crafted work emphasizes the incalculable variety of the novel form.”–Booklist

KNIGHT OF THE SILVER CIRCLE by Duncan M. Hamilton

“Those who appreciate suspenseful battles fought with magic, swords, and wits will enjoy this epic page-turner.”–Publishers Weekly

UPON THE FLIGHT OF THE QUEEN by Howard Andrew Jones

“This powerful epic fantasy is a heart-racing, action-packed thrill.”–Publishers Weekly

Sneak Peek: December 2019 Indie Next List

Macmillan rules the December Indie Next list with the #1 spot plus FIVE more titles!

#1 Pick: WAKE, SIREN: Ovid Resung by Nina MacLaughlin

2 starred reviews!

“Provocative reinterpretations of some very old stories… Vital, vivid, and angry.“–Kirkus Reviews, starred review

“The free mingling of ancient characters with elements of workaday modern life won’t please everyone, but open-minded readers should applaud the virtuosity and find much worth discovering in these memorable reinterpretations.”–Booklist, starred review

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Sneak Peek: November 2019 Indie Next List

Macmillan nabs the #1 pick on the November 2019 Indie Next List!

#1 Pick: IN THE DREAM HOUSE: A Memoir by Carmen Maria Machado

A Fall 2019 Library Journal Editors’ Pick + PW Big Indie Book + a 2020 Carnegie Award Longlister + 3 starred reviews!

“A fiercely honest, imaginatively written, and necessary memoir from one our great young writers.”–Kirkus Reviews, starred review

“Highly recommended to fans of Machado’s fiction and to anyone interested in LGBTQ memoir, domestic abuse, or chilling and precise examinations of human relationships at their worst.”–Booklist, starred review

“Machado has written an affecting, chilling memoir about domestic abuse.”–Publishers Weekly, starred review

Sneak Peek: October 2019 Indie Next List

The October 2019 Indie Next List features THREE Macmillan titles!

NINTH HOUSE by Leigh Bardugo

A Publishers Weekly and Kirkus Reviews Most Anticipated + FOUR starred reviews!

“Fantasy readers, particularly those who love ghosts, will hungrily devour this novel.“–Publishers Weekly, starred review

“Demand alone would necessitate purchasing multiple copies in all formats, but this is genuinely terrific.”–Library Journal, starred review

“With an aura of both enchantment and authenticity, Bardugo’s compulsively readable novel leaves a portal ajar for equally dazzling sequels.”–Kirkus Reviews, starred review

“Atmospheric…Part mystery, part story of a young woman finding purpose in a dark world.”–Booklist, starred review

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THE GRACE YEAR and THE GIRL THE SEA GAVE BACK make the Fall 2019 Kids’ Indie Next List!

The Fall 2019 Kids’ Indie Next List was announced and includes THE GRACE YEAR by Kim Liggett (in the Top Ten!) and THE GIRL THE SEA GAVE BACK by Adrienne Young!

THE GRACE YEAR by Kim Liggett
Available October 8, 2019 from Wednesday Books

No one speaks of the grace year. It’s forbidden.
Girls are told they have the power to lure grown men from their beds, drive women mad with jealousy. They believe their very skin emits a powerful aphrodisiac, the potent essence of youth, of a girl on the edge of womanhood. That’s why they’re banished for their sixteenth year, to release their magic into the wild so they can return purified and ready for marriage. But not all of them will make it home alive.

“The bones of Liggett’s tale of female repression are familiar ones, but her immersive storytelling effortlessly weaves horror elements with a harrowing and surprising survival story. Profound moments lie in small details, and readers’ hearts will race and break right along with the brave, capable Tierney’s.”
—Kirkus Reviews, starred review

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