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.

    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.

    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.

    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. 

    A Q&A With Francisco Cantú, Author of February’s #1 Indie Next List Pick

    Former U.S. Border Patrol Agent Francisco Cantú’s debut, The Line Becomes a River, is indie booksellers’ number-one title for the February Indie Next List.

    Melissa Albert on Winter Kids’ Indie Next List Pick “The Hazel Wood”

    Author Melissa Albert’s contemporary young adult fantasy novel explores the realm of dark fairy tales. 

    A Q&A With Chloe Benjamin, Author of January’s #1 Indie Next List Pick

    According to Erika VanDam, owner of Chicago’s RoscoeBooks, “if there’s any justice in bookselling,” then The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin “will find the massive audience it so deserves.”

    A Q&A With Louise Erdrich, Author of the December #1 Indie Next List Pick

    Future Home of the Living God, the new dystopian novel by National Book Award winner Louise Erdrich, is booksellers’ number-one pick for the December Indie Next List.

    A Q&A With John Green, Author of the #1 Winter Kids’ Indie Next List Pick

    Author John Green talks about book recommendations he’s received from indie bookstores, where he first heard the phrase “turtles all the way down,” and the difficulty of finding words to describe pain.

    A Q&A With Megan Hunter, Author of November’s #1 Indie Next List Pick

    Booksellers have chosen the dystopic debut novel The End We Start From by Megan Hunter (Grove Press) as their November #1 Indie Next List pick.

    Jessica Townsend on Autumn Kids’ Indie Next List Pick “Nevermoor”

    Independent booksellers across the nation have chosen Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow as a top pick for the Autumn 2017 Kids’ Indie Next List.

    A Q&A With Carmen Maria Machado, Author of October’s Top Indie Next List Pick

    Booksellers have chosen Carmen Maria Machado’s debut short story collection, Her Body and Other Parties: Stories, as the #1 Indie Next List pick for October.

    Mac Barnett and Jon Klassen on Kids’ Indie Next List Pick “The Wolf, the Duck, and the Mouse”

    The Wolf, the Duck, and the Mouse by Mac Barnett, illustrated by Jon Klassen, has been chosen by independent booksellers as a top pick for the Autumn Kids’ Indie Next List.

    A Q&A With Gabriel Tallent, Author of the #1 Indie Next List Pick for September

    Booksellers have chosen debut novel My Absolute Darling (Riverhead Books) by Gabriel Tallent as the #1 Indie Next List pick for September, which DIESEL’s John Evans has called “a Great American Novel.”

    A Q&A With Joshilyn Jackson, Author of August’s #1 Indie Next List Pick

    The Almost Sisters by Joshilyn Jackson, about a graphic novelist who discovers a family secret, is booksellers’ number one-pick for the August Indie Next List.

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