Each month, the Indie Next List Notables showcase notable and intriguing writing -- selections that have all been recommended by indie booksellers nationwide.
Booksellers can now download the November Indie Next List Notable title recommendations in a flier and shelf-talkers on BookWeb.org. The titles -- including fiction, nonfiction, and mystery/suspense -- expand the opportunities for variety in creating a November Indie Next Great Reads display. (Recently, almost 62 percent of the responding booksellers who create an Indie Next List display reported that they create it using a mix of Next List and Notables titles.)
The November Notables list includes a fascinating new novel from acclaimed writer Padgett Powell (The Interrogative Mood, Ecco), writer Cory Doctorow's provocative look at the near-future (Makers, Tor), and Gregory Maguire's unique take on the classic Christmas story "The Little Match Girl" (Matchless, Morrow). On the nonfiction front, among the titles on the November Notables list are two engaging memoirs -- one, a memoir of publishing and food from Jason Epstein (Eating, Knopf); the other, an account of an important transition in parenthood from Katrina Kenison (The Gift of an Ordinary Day, Springboard Press). There's also Nancy Goldstone's biography of Joanna, Queen of Naples, one of the first women to ever rule in her own right (The Lady Queen, Walker). And, of special interest to indie booksellers, the November Notables includes Robert Spector's The Mom & Pop Store: How the Unsung Heroes of the American Economy Are Surviving and Thriving (Walker).
Booksellers with comments, questions, and suggestions for the Next List are encouraged to contact Dan Cullen, ABA senior director of editorial content, via e-mail.