Booksellers can now download the May Indie Next List Notables title recommendations from BookWeb.org in flier and shelf-talker formats. Each month, the Indie Next List Notables showcase outstanding writing recommended by indie booksellers nationwide.
The May Notables fiction list includes a compelling look at South Africa in the era of apartheid in Agaat (Tin House), an equally forceful portrayal of life in a segregated Alabama town in the 1960s in The Queen of Palmyra (Harper Perennial), and the masterful conclusion to Roddy Doyle’s Last Roundup trilogy in The Dead Republic (Viking).
In nonfiction, two familiar authors appear, one with an intensely personal story, and the other with the tale of an investigation the whole world followed. Bruce Feiler’s The Council of Dads (Morrow) chronicles his choice of potential mentors for his young twin daughters in the wake of a devastating medical diagnosis, while Hellhound on His Trail by Hampton Sides (Doubleday) follows the intensive manhunt for the assassin of Martin Luther King, Jr.
Mystery fans can celebrate the return of Superintendent Richard Jury in Martha Grimes’ latest, The Black Cat (Viking), while Shakespeare buffs will relish Jennifer Lee Carrell’s Haunt Me Still (Dutton), a stirring sequel to the bestselling Interred With Their Bones.
The May Indie Next List Great Reads are also available in a downloadable flier format and as shelf-talkers on Bookweb.org. Stores that need more copies of the printed Indie Next List fliers should e-mail ABA's Linda Ford.
Booksellers with comments, questions, and suggestions for the Next List are encouraged to contact Mark Nichols, ABA industry relations officer.