Indie Next List Interview

10 Jul

Margaret Rogerson on Summer Kids’ Indie Next List Top Pick “Sorcery of Thorns”

“I hope readers walk away with the message that it’s more important to have an open mind and keep asking questions than it is to know all the answers,” Rogerson told BTW.

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18 Jun
Three Women by Lisa Taddeo

A Q&A With Lisa Taddeo, Author of July’s #1 Indie Next List Pick

”Compulsive and psychologically riveting, Three Women reads like a novel,” said Michaela Carter of Peregrine Book Company.

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22 May

A Q&A With Ocean Vuong, Author of June’s #1 Indie Next List Pick

On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous “already feels like a modern classic, destined to be read and talked about for years to come,” said Caleb Masters of Bookmarks.

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20 May

Elizabeth Acevedo on Summer Kids’ Indie Next List Top Pick “With the Fire on High”

“The only word I can use to properly describe this book is ‘delicious,’” said Emelie Burl of Hickory Stick Bookshop.

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16 Apr
The Guest Book by Sarah Blake

A Q&A With Sarah Blake, Author of May’s #1 Indie Next List Pick

“Sarah Blake has written a stunning and complex novel that lingers in your mind long after the last page,” said Dana Brigham of Brookline Booksmith about The Guest Book.

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10 Apr
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A Q&A With Angie Thomas, Author of Spring Kids’ Indie Next List Pick “On the Come Up”

“Excellently written and incredibly unputdownable, you will cheer and cry as Bri makes her way!” said Melissa Fox of Watermark Books & Café in Wichita, Kansas.

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19 Mar
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A Q&A With Mary Laura Philpott, Author of April’s #1 Indie Next List Pick

“Through both laughter and tears, readers will exclaim, ‘Yes, yes, this is ME!’ Don’t miss this gem!” said Book Vault’s Nancy Simpson-Brice of the forthcoming memoir-in-essays I Miss You When I Blink.

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01 Mar
Shout by Laurie Halse Anderson

Laurie Halse Anderson on Spring Kids’ Indie Next List Top Pick “SHOUT”

Here, Bookselling This Week talks with Anderson about the current conversation surrounding sexual assault in America.

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20 Feb

A Q&A With Taylor Jenkins Reid, Author of March’s #1 Indie Next List Pick

Serena Wyckoff of Copperfish Books calls Daisy Jones & The Six “one of my favorite books of 2019 so far!” 

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15 Jan
Maid by Stephanie Land

A Q&A With Stephanie Land, Author of February’s Indie Next List Pick

Emilie Sommer of East City Bookshop calls Stephanie Land’s Maid “a must-read of the highest order.”

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18 Dec
Watching You by Lisa Jewell

A Q&A With Lisa Jewell, Author of January’s #1 Indie Next List Pick

“Jewell’s understanding of the human psyche and its idiosyncrasies makes for a deliciously hard-to-put-down whodunit that hits all too close to home,” says Laura Taylor of The Oxford Exchange about Watching You.

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18 Dec

Brigid Kemmerer on Winter Kids’ Indie Next List Top Pick “A Curse So Dark and Lonely”

“This book is nonstop action from the opening sentence to the last paragraph,” says Carrie Deming of The Dog Eared Book. “I fell in love with all of the characters and the world they inhabit.”

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04 Dec
20 Nov
My Sister the Serial Killer book cover

A Q&A With Oyinkan Braithwaite, Author of December’s #1 Indie Next List Pick

Sarah Sorensen of Bookbug calls My Sister, the Serial Killer “one of the best books to come along in quite a while — fast, funny, and completely engrossing.”

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12 Nov
Girls of Paper and Fire

Natasha Ngan on Winter 2018–2019 Kids’ Indie Next List Top Pick “Girls of Paper and Fire”

Girls of Paper and Fire, like its dauntless heroine, is destined for greatness,” said Kiersten Acker of Brookline Booksmith in Brookline, Massachusetts. 

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