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09 Jul

An Indies Introduce Q&A With Dervla McTiernan

The Ruin is “a compelling story that spans two decades and multiple mysteries and examines the ways that public servants can provide resources for those in need or fail them utterly — or worse,” said Maryelizabeth Yturralde of Mysterious Galaxy.

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09 Jul

An Indies Introduce Q&A With Cindy Baldwin

In Where the Watermelons Grow, 12-year-old Della struggles with a baby sister who needs to be kept out of trouble, a mother with schizophrenia, and the drought affecting her father’s watermelon farm.

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27 Jun

An Indies Introduce Q&A With Melinda Beatty

In Beatty’s middle-grade debut fantasy, Heartseeker, Only Fallow has a secret ability to see lies, a power that forces her from provincial life into the service of a king and court she does not trust.

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21 Jun

An Indies Introduce Q&A With Sayaka Murata and Ginny Tapley Takemori

Ely Watson of A Room of One’s Own called Convenience Store Woman “a strong commentary on obsessive work culture” and praised its “calculated, removed prose and unique narrative and characters.”

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05 Jun

An Indies Introduce Q&A With Chad Sell

“This delightful graphic novel is a game of Dungeons & Dragons, a superhero story, and a kaiju match all in one,” said Destenie Fafard of Cellar Door Books.

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04 Jun

Last Call: Sign Up for the Indies Introduce Program by June 8

ABA member stores new to the Indies Introduce program must sign up by June 8 to take advantage of specials on 10 adult and 10 children’s titles chosen by booksellers as the top debuts of the upcoming season.

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25 May

An Indies Introduce Q&A with Megan Bannen

Louise Marshall of Rakestraw Books calls The Bird and the Blade, Megan Bannen’s debut young adult novel and an Indies Introduce Summer/Fall 2018 selection, “intricately crafted, superbly written, and beautifully tragic.”

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21 May

An Indies Introduce Q&A With Bethany C. Morrow

MEM by debut author Bethany C. Morrow imagines a world where humans have found a way to extract unwanted memories and implant them in another being that looks and sounds just like the original.

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21 May

An Indies Introduce Q&A With Mary Winn Heider

“This madcap adventure is possibly the zaniest I have ever encountered,” said Katie McGinley of Wild Rumpus about Heider’s debut, The Mortification of Fovea Munson.

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21 May

Sign Up Now for the Summer/Fall 2018 Indies Introduce Program

ABA member stores new to the Indies Introduce program must sign up by June 8 to take advantage of specials on 10 adult and 10 children’s titles chosen by booksellers as the top debuts of the upcoming season.

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14 May

An Indies Introduce Q&A With Matilda Woods

Matilda Woodsmiddle grade debut, The Boy, the Bird, and the Coffin Maker, “reads like a newly discovered folktale that, once found, becomes essential,” said Sam Miller of Carmichael’s Bookstore.

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08 May

Summer/Fall 2018 Indies Introduce Titles Announced, Sign-up Opens

Publishers are once again offering specials on 10 adult and 10 children’s titles chosen by panels of ABA member booksellers from across the U.S. as the top debuts of the upcoming publishing season.

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