Starred Review Round-Up (8/9/22)

We’re seeing stars! These titles all received multiple starred reviews: LITTLE EVE by Catriona Ward9781250812650 | 10/11/22 “Ward works in so many motifs—Bible resonances, colonialism, science versus faith, and the pall of war, to name just a few—that the play of imagery is as engrossing as the plot twists, making this a rewarding outing from […]

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Memoir Spotlight (8/3/22)

Today’s memoir spotlight includes a look at one man’s journey through life and his efforts to move past feelings of anger and isolation, and the stories of author Heather Morris as she finds strength in listening to others. DIRTBAG, MASSACHUSETTS: A CONFESSIONAL BY ISAAC FITZGERALD An Indie Next pick! “Journalist Fitzgerald weaves a raucous mosaic of […]

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Happy Half Hour (8/1/22)

This Happy Half Hour brings us an unsettling folk horror novel about love and community, an NYC costume designer hiding from her failures and controlling her own narrative, the discovery of an octopus species with its own language and culture, and a critique of American journalism from a media insider. LUTE by Jennifer Thorne | […]

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A Letter to Librarians from Rob Volpe (7/28/22)

In TELL ME MORE ABOUT THAT: Solving the Empathy Crisis One Conversation at a Time, author Rob Volpe explains his five steps to empathy and shows readers how they too can strengthen their own empathy muscles. Today, he joins us with a letter to librarians to talk more about his hopes for his book and […]

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New Edelweiss E-galleys (7/25/22)

Hello e-galley readers! Check out some of the exciting e-galleys that were recently added to Edelweiss for your downloading pleasure: THE CRANE HUSBAND by Kelly BarnhillISBN 9781250850973 | on sale 2/28/23 “Mothers fly away like migrating birds. This is why farmers have daughters.” A fifteen-year-old teenager is the backbone of her small Midwestern family, budgeting the household finances […]

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Happy Half Hour (7/25/22)

In this Happy Half Hour, we have the highly anticipated sequel to a #1 New York Times bestselling fantasy, a timely debut about a woman living in the woods, a twisty story of a girl navigating a deadly power structure, and a historical true crime set in Jazz Age Chicago. THE BALLAD OF NEVER AFTER […]

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Happy Half Hour (7/18/22)

In today’s Happy Half Hour we have a swoony rom-com, a generational storyteller following a Jamaican family in Miami, a cosmic look at what divides us and brings us together, and the next adventure for the younger and feistier Holmes sibling. LIZZIE BLAKE’S BEST MISTAKE by Mazey Eddings | 9781250806000 | 9/6/22IF I SURVIVE YOU […]

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Sneak Peek: August 2022 Indie Next List

The August 2022 Indie Next list features 6 Macmillan titles! THE KINGDOMS OF SAVANNAH by George Dawes GreenISBN 9781250767448 | on sale 7/19/22 3 starred reviews! “Deeply rooted in Savannah’s at times horrific history, yet looking hopefully toward the future, this provocative page-turner is sure to enthrall a broad spectrum of readers. Green is writing at […]

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Nonfiction Spotlight (6/15/22)

Today’s nonfiction spotlight bring us two memorable stories, from the New York-Presbyterian hospital system during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic in the fight to save lives, to one surgeon’s breakthroughs in helping soldiers reclaim their lives and their faces after the horrors of World War I. THE DESPERATE HOURS: ONE HOSPITAL’S FIGHT TO SAVE […]

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2022 Lambda Literary Awards Winners

The Lambda Literary Awards honor the best in LGBTQ books, and this year’s winners include 2 Macmillan titles! WINNER: Gay Fiction100 BOYFRIENDS by Brontez Purnell WINNER: LGBTQ NonfictionLET THE RECORD SHOW by Sarah Schulman […]

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