Sneak Peek: October 2021 Indie Next List

The October 2021 Indie Next list features 6 Macmillan titles! A SPINDLE SPLINTERED by Alix E. HarrowISBN 9781250765352 | on sale 10/5/21 “Best-selling author Harrow revives and rejuvenates the Sleeping Beauty fairy tale with a feminist twist in her latest… Harrow uses her excellent skill as a storyteller to give agency back to the passive […]

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Author Spotlight: Alice McDermott (8/25/21)

Today we are spotlighting bestselling expert author Alice McDermott as she takes a deep dive into writing. WHAT ABOUT THE BABY? is a collection of essays and observations on the art of writing fiction. WHAT ABOUT THE BABY?: Some Thoughts on the Art of Fiction “With style and wit, novelist McDermott (THE NINTH HOUR) offers […]

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YA Spotlight (8/16/21)

This YA Spotlight dives into Argentine folklore and fantasy with Romina Garber’s timely and powerful Wolves of No World series. LOBIZONA by Romina Garber 2 starred reviews and an Indie Next pick! “This layered novel blends languages and cultures to create a narrative that celebrates perseverance.”–Publishers Weekly, starred review “Garber’s gorgeous novel combines the wonder […]

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Sneak Peek: September 2021 Indie Next List

The September 2021 Indie Next list features 3 Macmillan titles! ON FREEDOM: Four Songs of Care and Constraint by Maggie NelsonISBN 9781644450628 | on sale 9/7/21 “Once again, Nelson proves herself a masterful thinker and an unparalleled prose stylist.”–Publishers Weekly, starred review EMPIRE OF THE VAMPIRE by Jay KristoffISBN 9781250245281 | on sale 9/14/21 “Kristoff’s […]

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Debut Spotlight (8/3/21)

An Irish family torn apart by secrets + a tale of sisterhood and unexpected friendships + a man in Paris haunted by an old love = this debut spotlight. WE ARE THE BRENNANS by Tracey Lange An Indie Next pick! “An errant daughter returns to the fold of her Irish Catholic family in Lange’s accomplished […]

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Author Spotlight: B.A. Paris (7/20/21)

LibraryReads Hall of Famer, award-winning author, and master of psychological thrillers B.A. Paris returns with the story of an ill-fated housewarming party and a thrilling exploration of finding out who you can and cannot trust. Alice and Leo move to a new neighborhood only to discover that their house and their neighbors hold some deadly […]

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Genre Friday: Sci Fi (7/16/21)

A robot giving people what they need + a glimpse into an unsettling future + the journey to save a disintegrating empire + an enchanting story of a girl making terrible mistakes = this sci fi round-up. A PSALM FOR THE WILD-BUILT by Becky Chambers 2 starred reviews, a LibraryReads pick, and an Indie Next […]

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Genre Friday: Sci Fi Fantasy (7/2/21)

This Genre Friday is out of this world with a retelling of THE GREAT GATSBY, a half-goblin emperor, a new series with a cynical teen exploring magic, and a perilous place where women are forced to make sacrifices. THE CHOSEN AND THE BEAUTIFUL by Nghi Vo 3 starred reviews and an Indie Next pick! “With […]

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Debut Spotlight (7/1/21)

We’re kicking off July with a poetic tale of war and destiny set in an epic alternate China, and a story all about personal strength and healing with three women surviving unimaginable tragedy. SHE WHO BECAME THE SUN by Shelley Parker-Chan 2 starred reviews, a LibraryReads pick, and an Indie Next pick! “Parker-Chan’s debut is […]

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Sneak Peek: August 2021 Indie Next List

The August 2021 Indie Next list features 3 Macmillan titles, including the top pick! ONCE THERE WERE WOLVES by Charlotte McConaghy–#1 pick!ISBN 9781250244147 | on sale 8/3/21 “A lovely, gripping tale about a world that could be our own.”–Kirkus Reviews, starred review “The bleak landscape is gorgeously rendered, and made tense by its human and […]

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