Sneak Peek: May 2021 Indie Next List

The May 2021 Indie Next list features 5 Macmillan titles! THE PLOT by Jean Hanff KorelitzISBN 9781250790767, on sale 5/11/21 “Deep character development, an impressively thick tapestry of intertwining story lines, and a candid glimpse into the publishing business make this a page-turner of the highest order. Korelitz deserves acclaim for her own perfect plot.”–Publishers […]

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Spotlight on Food (4/6/21)

This food-focused spotlight features a mouth-watering and inspiring memoir of a restaurateur and chef, twenty-six essays inspired by twenty-six fruits, and a unique motivational diet plan. FINDING FREEDOM: A Cook’s Story; Remaking a Life from Scratch by Erin French 2 starred reviews and an Indie Next pick! “An acclaimed chef and restaurateur offers engaging stories […]

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Sneak Peek: April 2021 Indie Next List

The April 2021 Indie Next list features 5 Macmillan titles! BROKEN (in the best possible way) by Jenny LawsonISBN 9781250077035, on sale 4/6/21 “[Lawson] also makes others laugh. Her delivery is zany, clever, and raunchy. Her conversations with party guests, her long-suffering husband, her sister, and even herself are flat-out hilarious. And the situations she […]

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YA Spotlight (3/2/21)

Today we wish a happy Book Birthday to a gothic and romantic debut about two enemies in a mansion with no escape, the third book in a series filled with vampires and betrayal, and the trade paperback edition of the beloved sequel to WICKED SAINTS. DOWN COMES THE NIGHT by Allison Saft An Indie Next […]

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Author Spotlight: Tatiana de Rosnay (2/23/21)

Tatiana de Rosnay’s bestselling novels have touched millions, and now she brings us to a near future Paris where a struggling writer living in a modern artist residency has the feeling that she is being watched. FLOWERS OF DARKNESS “In near-future Paris, novelist Clarissa Katsef takes up residence in a new artists’ commune located in […]

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Thriller Thursday (2/11/21)

Today we’re celebrating an extra chilling and murderous Thriller Thursday with a homecoming ruined by a killing and a true-crime podcast that reopens a brutal murder case. THE SURVIVORS by Jane Harper A LibraryReads pick and an Indie Next pick! “The latest stunner from Jane Harper hinges on the same premise as her 2017 debut, […]

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Sneak Peek: March 2021 Indie Next List

The March 2021 Indie Next list features 4 Macmillan titles, including the #1 pick! WE BEGIN AT THE END by Chris Whitaker (#1 pick!)ISBN 9781250759665, on sale 3/2/21 “The existential agony is palpable throughout, but so, too, is the hope at the end. Whitaker has upped his game with this emotionally charged page-turner.”–Publishers Weekly, starred […]

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Author Spotlight: John Hart (2/4/21)

John Hart, New York Times bestselling author and Edgar Award winner, is known for his raw crime fiction that explores families and relationships. John Hart takes his next adventure to the South at the height of the Vietnam War for even more crime and suspense. THE UNWILLING An Indie Next pick! “We know there’s always […]

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Society and Life in Fiction Spotlight (2/3/21)

This spotlight on society and life in fiction features an English-language debut about strange events in an American town, a woman’s search for her place in the world, a delivery boy peddling for five-star customer ratings, a hilariously irreverent vision of the imperfect lives of queer men, and an epic story through generations of one […]

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Thriller Thursday: Crime Spotlight (1/21/21)

A riveting Western adventure + a rural noir about small-town secrets and the aftershock of crime + an up-and-coming L.A. detective and a murder case = this #thrillerThursday. OUTLAWED by Anna North A LibraryReads pick and an Indie Next pick! “North’s knockout latest (after THE LIFE AND DEATH OF SOPHIE STARK) chronicles the travails of […]

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