Indie Next List Interview

17 Mar
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Kaitlyn Greenidge on April Indie Next List Top Pick “Libertie”

Alyssa Raymond of Copper Dog Books called Libertie “a profound meditation on what it means to be truly free...while struggling against grief, sexism, racism, colorism, or classism.”

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10 Mar
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Courtney Summers on Spring Kids’ Indie Next List Top Pick “The Project”

"I dare you to pick up this brilliant novel about two sisters and a mysterious cult — you won’t be able to put it down," said Cristina Russell of Books & Books,

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17 Feb
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Chris Whitaker on March Indie Next List Pick “We Begin at the End”

"We Begin at the End is dramatic storytelling at its best,” said Robin Sung of Porter Square Books.

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19 Jan
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A Q&A With Janet Skeslien Charles, Author of February’s Indie Next List Top Pick

“I can’t think of a more perfect novel to recommend to book lovers than The Paris Library!” said Alyssa Raymond of Copper Dog Books.

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16 Dec
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A Q&A With Robert Jones Jr., Author of January’s Indie Next List Pick

Gage Tarlton of Flyleaf Books said, “I can’t wait for everyone to be as spellbound by this book as I am; it will stay with me forever.”

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02 Dec
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Karen M. McManus on Winter Kids’ Indie Next List Top Pick “The Cousins”

“Another stellar mystery by Karen McManus, who doesn’t miss a beat as she takes on summer vacation rather than the schoolroom,” said Sami Thomason of Square Books.

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18 Nov
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A Q&A With Katherine May, Author of December’s #1 Indie Next List Pick

“Grab a cup of tea, find a cozy blanket, and burrow into this book of thoughtfulness and comfort,” said Emma Warren of Oblong Books & Music in Millerton, New York.

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26 Oct
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A Q&A With Bryan Washington, Author of November’s #1 Indie Next List Pick

“Reading Memorial is like sitting down with a dear friend and asking, ‘What’s going on with you?’” said Colleen Ellis of Lark and Owl Booksellers.

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14 Oct
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Ibi Zoboi and Yusef Salaam on Fall Kids’ Indie Next List Pick “Punching the Air”

Destinee Hodge of East City Bookshop called Punching the Air “a window that every educator — and, really, every reader — should be made to look through.”

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16 Sep
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A Q&A With V.E. Schwab, Author of October’s #1 Indie Next List Pick

Lindsey Pattavina called The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue “epic, beautifully written, heartwarming, and heartbreaking.” 

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02 Sep
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19 Aug
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A Q&A With Fredrik Backman, Author of September’s #1 Indie Next List Pick

“I couldn’t put it down and barreled to the end, but now I am sad it’s over,” said Lisa Driban of Hockessin BookShelf.

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21 Jul
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A Q&A With Charlotte McConaghy, Author of August’s #1 Indie Next List Pick

"Migrations is a book so beautiful it will leave you breathless. Breathless with cold despair, and breathless with pulsating life and hope," said Lisa Swayze of Buffalo Street Books.

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