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28 Sep

An Indies Introduce Q&A With Jeannie Vanasco

Jeannie Vanasco’s The Glass Eye is “an absolutely beautiful exploration of family, grief, memory, and madness,” said Jamie Thomas of Women & Children First.

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28 Sep

An Indies Introduce Q&A With Karina Yan Glaser

Kate Schlademan of The Learned Owl Book Shop has called Karina Yan Glaser’s middle-grade debut, The Vanderbeekers of 141st Street, “heartbreaking and hopeful at every turn.”

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25 Sep

An Indies Introduce Q&A With Jake Burt

Jake Burt’s Greetings From Witness Protection! “is a funny, entertaining, and original story about family, friendship, identity, and starting over,” said Lauren Savage of The Reading Bug.

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19 Sep

An Indies Introduce Q&A With Margaret Rogerson

Margaret Rogerson is the author of the Indies Introduce young adult debut An Enchantment of Ravens, in which fairies rely on humans for craft work in exchange for enchantments.

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14 Sep

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.

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31 Aug

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.

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25 Aug

An Indies Introduce Q&A With Gregory Scott Katsoulis

Gregory Scott Katsoulis is the author of the young adult debut All Rights Reserved, which takes place in a dystopian future where nearly all words and gestures are copyrighted.

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21 Aug

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.”

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21 Aug

An Indies Introduce Q&A With Celia C. Pérez

Celia C. Pérez is the author of the debut middle-grade novel The First Rule of Punk, which Laura Delaney of Rediscovered Books said she loved for its “blend of music, art, and family.”

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11 Aug

An Indies Introduce Q&A With Margaret Wilkerson Sexton

Margot Farris of pages: a bookstore said she “couldn’t help but root for every single character” in Margaret Wilkerson Sexton’s A Kind of Freedom.

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