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10 Sep

An Indies Introduce Q&A With John Englehardt

Bloomland is “beautifully written and compelling,” said Jessica Osborne of E. Shaver, Bookseller in Savannah, Georgia.

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04 Sep

An Indies Introduce Q&A With Maika and Maritza Moulite

Sami Thomason of Square Books called Dear Haiti, Love Alaine “an entrancing coming-of-age story filled with magic and sparkling prose.”

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04 Sep
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Indie Booksellers Name the 20 Indies Introduce Debut Titles for Winter/Spring 2020

Booksellers can sign up now to take advantage of special publisher offers on the 10 adult and 10 kids’ titles chosen by booksellers as the top debuts of the upcoming publishing season.

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28 Aug
All the Impossible Things book jacket

An Indies Introduce Q&A With Lindsay Lackey

Pam Moser of Pacific Island Books in Thornton, Colorado, called All the Impossible Things “beautifully glazed (not frosted!) with magical realism that will keep you reading and wondering…is it?”

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30 Jul
The Merciful Crow by Margaret Owen

An Indies Introduce Q&A With Margaret Owen

Raissa Larson of King’s Books called Owen’s debut, The Merciful Crow, an “excellent fantasy full of action, adventure, and magic.”

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23 Jul

An Indies Introduce Q&A With Rebecca Kim Wells

“As YA fantasy grows ever more complex, Shatter the Sky stands out as having a classic feel — familiar, simple, but impeccably executed,” says Casey Leidig of Green Apple Books on the Park.

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17 Jul
The Lightest Object in the Universe by Kimi Eisele

An Indies Introduce Q&A With Kimi Eisele

Indie booksellers have called Kimi Eisele’s debut, The Lightest Object in the Universe, “hopeful,” “heartbreaking,” and “a story that will stick with you.”

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10 Jul

A Letter From ABA Board President Jamie Fiocco

In her inaugural letter to member booksellers, ABA Board President Jamie Fiocco looks at the future of indie bookselling and urges participation in the ABACUS survey, among other ABA programs.

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08 Jul

An Indies Introduce Q&A With Rory Power

Jill Sweeney-Bosa of Water Street Bookstore calls Rory Power’s Wilder Girls “an absolute stunner.”

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08 Jul

An Indies Introduce Q&A With Claudia D. Hernández

Born and raised in Guatemala, Hernández immigrated to Los Angeles when she was 10; Knitting the Fog chronicles her journey to the United States with her mother and sisters.

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01 Jul
Let's Hope for the Best book jacket

An Indies Introduce Q&A With Carolina Setterwall

Let’s Hope for the Best is “an absorbing narrative that alternates between the delights of falling in love and the excruciating grief of suddenly losing a spouse,” says Bradley Graham of Politics and Prose.

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28 Jun
Late Migrations by Margaret Renkl

An Indies Introduce Q&A With Margaret Renkl

In Late Migrations, “the ordinary becomes filled with wonderment and loss, and we discover that the shadow side of love is part of the life we all share,” says Sally Wizik Wills of Beagle and Wolf Books & Bindery.

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17 Jun

An Indies Introduce Q&A With Regina Porter

“I’m blown away by the fact that this stunning work is a debut effort,” said The Book Catapult’s Vanessa Diaz of The Travelers.

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10 Jun
The Grief Keeper By Alexandra Villasante

An Indies Introduce Q&A with Alexandra Villasante

Casey Leidig of Green Apple Books on the Park calls The Grief Keeper “topical, thought-provoking, beautifully written, and absolutely essential reading.”

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04 Jun

An Indies Introduce Q&A With De’Shawn Charles Winslow

In In West Mills, De’Shawn Charles Winslow “created a terrific group of characters and put together a wonderful story of lifelong friendship,” said RoscoeBooks’ Erika VanDam.

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