Christine Mangan on April’s #1 Indie Next List Pick, “Tangerine”

    Christine Mangan’s debut novel, which explores the darker side of female friendship, “is an absolute stunner,” said Erika VanDam of RoscoeBooks.

    An Indies Introduce Q&A With Emily X.R. Pan

    “I was stunned by the beautiful and engaging writing in this book; the story consumed me from start to finish,” said Kristen Beverly of Half Price Books about The Astonishing Color of After.

    Justina Ireland on Spring Kids’ Indie Next List Pick “Dread Nation”

    In Justina Ireland’s new young adult novel, set during a zombie apocalypse in Reconstruction-era America, racial politics intermingle with traditional horror.

    An Indies Introduce Q&A With Tami Charles

    “All I can say is thank goodness the ’80s are back in fashion, because this gem of a book is best read sitting in front of a TV tray in a recliner,” said Kim Bissell of Broadway Books about Tami Charles’ Like Vanessa.

    An Indies Introduce Q&A With Akwaeke Emezi

    “This is a disturbing debut from the mind of a bright star in the firmament of writers,” said Linda Bond of Auntie’s Bookstore about Akwaeke Emezi’s debut, Freshwater.

    A Q&A With Tara Westover, Author of the #1 March Indie Next List Pick

    Westover writes of her childhood living off the grid on a mountain in rural Idaho in Educated: A Memoir, which was chosen by booksellers as their top pick for the March Indie Next List.

    An Indies Introduce Q&A With Paul Howarth

    Alyson Turner of Source Booksellers described Paul Howarth’s Only Killers and Thieves as “a Western set in Australian colonial times.”

    Jewell Parker Rhodes on Spring Kids’ Indie Next List Pick “Ghost Boys”

    A 12-year-old boy is killed by police while holding a toy gun in Jewell Parker Rhodes’ new novel, which combines history and fiction to tell a story that explores how black children are seen in society. 

    An Indies Introduce Q&A With Dawn Davies

    “She’s honest, she’s real, and she’s a talented writer,” said Lynn Rosen, co-owner of Open Book Bookstore, about Mothers of Sparta debut author Dawn Davies.

    An Indies Introduce Q&A With Tom Malmquist

    Tom Malmquist’s In Every Moment We Are Still Alive is “a story of love, loss and grieving, but also the hope that arises from the beginning of a new life,” said Linda Bond of Auntie’s Books.

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