Author Spotlight: Héctor Tobar (8/24/20)

Today’s spotlight is on the award-winning journalist and bestselling novelist Héctor Tobar, who’s bringing us his take on the great American novel. His latest story bridges fiction and nonfiction to tell the sweeping narrative of real-life adventurer and storyteller Joe Sanderson. THE LAST GREAT ROAD BUM 2 starred reviews! “When Joe Sanderson of Urbana, Illinois, […]

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Author Spotlight: Beth O’Leary (8/18/20)

Today we have the pleasure of spotlighting the delightful Beth O’Leary, author of two wonderfully heartwarming and enchantingly addictive novels about love and family. In THE SWITCH, we meet a grandmother and granddaughter who trade homes and figure out who they want to be along the way. THE SWITCH 2 starred reviews and a LibraryReads […]

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Crime Spotlight (8/12/20)

We’re spotlighting crime in fiction and nonfiction with a twist on the rules for murder mysteries, a former FBI agent investigating deadly explosions, an exploration of the global drug trade, and the rise and fall of the ultimate narco. THE EIGHTH DETECTIVE by Alex Pavesi An Indie Next pick! “This inventive debut sees editor Julia […]

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Day’s YA: WHEN THEY CALL YOU A TERRORIST (YA Edition)

“And for me, too, it started the year I turned twelve. That was the year that I learned that being Black and poor defined me more than being bright and hopeful and ready.” WHEN THEY CALL YOU A TERRORIST (Young Adult Edition): A Story of Black Lives Matter and the Power to Change the World […]

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Memoir Spotlight (8/5/20)

An exploration of one family’s legacy of white supremacy + a young poet in 1960s NYC + a gripping story of tragedy and family + a coming-of-age memoir on consent, vulnerability, and power = this week’s memoir spotlight. LIFE OF A KLANSMAN: A Family History in White Supremacy by Edward Ball 3 starred reviews! “A […]

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YA Spotlight (8/3/20)

This week’s YA spotlight has all things fantasy with a timely story of Argentine folklore, the final installment in the Mirage series, and the return to the magical world of Trylle. LOBIZONA by Romina Garber 2 starred reviews! “Sixteen-year-old Manu has spent her whole life in hiding; even as her period substantially changes her body […]

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Women 2020: Badasses (8/3/20)

Today’s Women 2020 Spotlight features a plethora of badass, strong women including the last Ninth House necromancer here to save the day, a struggling twenty-something artist, a woman on an epic adventure to find herself, a wife on a quest to Africa to save her husband, and a history-making Latina politician. HARROW THE NINTH by […]

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Nonfiction Round-Up: Culture and Society (7/29/20)

A graphic novel about indigenous culture and history in America + an eye-opening breakdown of the issues of sexuality and gender identity in the world today + a history and investigation into the concept of character + the key to success as told by a Silicon Valley expert + a deeper look at our outrage […]

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Short Stories Round-Up (7/28/20)

Today we celebrate the art of the short story with a collection of women on the verge + a glimpse into the debauched kinship of boys and girls straddling adolescence and adulthood behind the doors of a fraternity house. I HOLD A WOLF BY THE EARS: Stories by Laura van den Berg 2 starred reviews […]

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Spotlight on Current Topics, People, and Trends (7/21/20)

A dazzling portrait of art, politics, and hidden realities + a timely analysis of scientific research + an insider story of one of the most iconic bands and drummers in the ’70s and ’80s + the biography of a beloved TV host + details of the most accomplished woman in American politics = this current […]

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