Booksellers have chosen debut novel My Absolute Darling (Riverhead Books) by Gabriel Tallent as the #1 Indie Next List pick for September, which DIESEL’s John Evans has called “a Great American Novel.”
“Undeniably bizarre in its plot, yet unsettlingly real in its exploration of marriage, childhood, and regret, Broken River is classic indie bookstore fare,” said Annie Metcalf of Magers & Quinn Booksellers.
Brit Bennett’s debut novel, The Mothers, is “an honest, modern, and triumphant book” that explores the kind of salvation “that comes with self-acceptance and growth,” said Women & Children First’s Jamie Thomas.
The American Booksellers Association, a national not-for-profit trade organization, works with booksellers and industry partners to ensure the success and profitability of independently owned book retailers, and to assist in expanding the community of the book.
Independent bookstores act as community anchors; they serve a unique role in promoting the open exchange of ideas, enriching the cultural life of communities, and creating economically vibrant neighborhoods.