Sneak Peek: July 2022 Indie Next List

The July 2022 Indie Next list features 5 Macmillan titles! ELSEWHERE by Alexis SchaitkinISBN 9781250219633 | on sale 6/28/22 3 starred reviews! “Schaitkin (SAINT X, 2020) has written a compelling, poetic, and chilling novel that examines fate and fear.”–Booklist, starred review “Schaitkin gives the goings-on great substance by digging into the complicated feelings brought on by motherhood and […]

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Thriller Thursday (6/9/22)

A husband gone missing during a work trip to Lisbon + a retired mercenary caught in an embezzlement scheme + a body found behind a Jazz Age speakeasy + a town newcomer who is hiding a secret agenda of her own = this week’s thriller Thursday! TWO NIGHTS IN LISBON BY CHRIS PAVONE 2 starred […]

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Four Stars for MY SEVEN BLACK FATHERS

Will Jawando’s MY SEVEN BLACK FATHERS, a young activist’s memoir and a deeply affirmative story of hope and respect for men of color, has received four starred reviews! “In this rousing debut, attorney and community leader Jawando brilliantly uses the arc of his life to root out how ‘Black male mentors… make America a more […]

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Three Stars for SIREN QUEEN

Nghi Vo’s SIREN QUEEN, an enthralling exploration of an outsider achieving stardom on her own terms in a fantastical Hollywood where the monsters are real, has received three starred reviews! “Luli is a compelling character both on and off the screen in this story that takes the mythmaking of Hollywood and transforms it and her […]

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Three Stars for A TINY UPWARD SHOVE

Melissa Chadburn’s A TINY UPWARD SHOVE, a powerful debut novel that traces the too-short life of a woman cast out by society and transformed by death into an agent of justice, has received three starred reviews! “Essayist and activist Chadburn’s debut novel is a magical realism-infused literary feast that boldly mixes fictionalized yet explicit true-crime […]

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Three Stars for THE KINGDOM OF SAND

Andrew Holleran’s THE KINGDOM OF SAND, a stunningly honest exploration of loneliness and the endless need for human connection as an older gay man comes to terms with his own mortality, has received three starred reviews! “Holleran is fiercely a pointillist. His observations about the minute details of his narrator’s life feel revelatory—and not always […]

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Three Stars for FOUR TREASURES OF THE SKY

Jenny Tinghui Zhang’s FOUR TREASURES OF THE SKY, a propulsive and dazzling debut novel about a Chinese girl fighting to claim her place in the 1880s American West, has received three starred reviews! “Zhang put an extraordinary amount of research into this historical novel with a touch of magical realism…Those who want to learn about […]

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Three Stars for NETTLE & BONE

T. Kingfisher’s NETTLE & BONE, a subversive fairy tale about what happens when the overlooked characters of fantasy take the stage, has received three starred reviews! “Blending fairy-tale familiarity and common-sense characters, Kingfisher’s prose balances grim circumstances with humor and heart. Readers of Alix E. Harrow’s A SPINDLE SPLINTERED and Melissa Albert’s THE HAZEL WOOD […]

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3 Stars for MY MONTICELLO

Jocelyn Nicole Johnson’s short story collection MY MONTICELLO–a formidable and wildly original debut–has received THREE starred reviews! “A sharp debut by a writer with wit and confidence.”–Kirkus Reviews, starred review “Johnson wrestles with questions of racial identity, post-racial society, and the legacies of slavery in her masterly debut collection… This incandescent work speaks not just […]

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3 Stars for UNBOUND

Tarana Burke’s memoir UNBOUND: My Story of Liberation and the Birth of the Me Too Movement has received THREE starred reviews! “A soul-baring memoir by one the most significant social activists of the past two decades… An unforgettable page-turner of a life story rendered with endless grace and grit.”–Kirkus Reviews, starred review “In this powerful […]

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