Indie Next List Interview

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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08 Jul
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Tobly McSmith on Summer Kids’ Indie Next List Top Pick “Stay Gold”

Stay Gold is one of those rare novels that reads easily and has comic romantic appeal, but punches hard realism into your gut,” said Joy Preble of Brazos Bookstore.

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17 Jun
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A Q&A With Silvia Moreno-Garcia, Author of July’s #1 Indie Next List Pick

“Creepy and romantic, Mexican Gothic is easily one of my favorite books of 2020,” said Tyrinne Lewis of Rakestraw Books in Danville, California.

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03 Jun
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Lucy Knisley on Summer Kids’ Indie Next List Pick “Stepping Stones”

“I adore Lucy Knisley, and I’m so excited that she’s sharing her pitch-perfect voice with middle readers in this story inspired by her childhood! Fans of Raina Telgemeier, rejoice!” said Mary Wahlmeier of Raven Book Store.

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20 May

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

“A searing debut, this novel is timely and timeless. It packs a punch way above its weight. Brilliant,” said Lisa Johnson of Penguin Bookshop.

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07 Apr

Rebecca Stead on Spring Kids’ Indie Next List Top Pick “The List of Things That Will Not Change”

“Rebecca Stead masterfully captures the voice of middle-schooler Bea, who struggles with anxiety and doesn’t always handle her emotions without some kind drama,” said Lisa Nagel of Eight Cousins in Falmouth, Massachusetts. 

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01 Apr

A Q&A With Emily St. John Mandel, Author of April’s #1 Indie Next List Pick

“Combining the humanity and structure of Station Eleven with the brutal realism of her earlier works, The Glass Hotel is an exceptional novel," said Marika McCoola of Porter Square Books. 

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04 Mar
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Kate Messner on Spring Kids’ Indie Next List Pick “Chirp”

“Messner is unparalleled in understanding young people’s minds, and her skillful and sensitive handling of difficult topics and situations makes this story one both young people and adults will be glad they read,” said Gail Meyer of The Bookstore Plus Music & Art.

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19 Feb
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A Q&A With Kate Elizabeth Russell, Author of March’s #1 Indie Next List Pick

Luisa Barbano of Oblong Books and Music said, “This novel is a timely and important read, sometimes difficult, but ultimately an unforgettable experience. You will be left astonished and transformed.”

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