Indies Introduce Interview

09 Mar

An Indies Introduce Q&A With Tami Charles

“All I can say is thank goodness the ’80s are back in fashion, because this gem of a book is best read sitting in front of a TV tray in a recliner,” said Kim Bissell of Broadway Books about Tami Charles’ Like Vanessa.

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28 Feb
Freshwater by Akwaeke Emezi

An Indies Introduce Q&A With Akwaeke Emezi

“This is a disturbing debut from the mind of a bright star in the firmament of writers,” said Linda Bond of Auntie’s Bookstore about Akwaeke Emezi’s debut, Freshwater.

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20 Feb

An Indies Introduce Q&A With Paul Howarth

Alyson Turner of Source Booksellers described Paul Howarth’s Only Killers and Thieves as “a Western set in Australian colonial times.”

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12 Feb

An Indies Introduce Q&A With Dawn Davies

“She’s honest, she’s real, and she’s a talented writer,” said Lynn Rosen, co-owner of Open Book Bookstore, about Mothers of Sparta debut author Dawn Davies.

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06 Feb

An Indies Introduce Q&A With Tom Malmquist

Tom Malmquist’s In Every Moment We Are Still Alive is “a story of love, loss and grieving, but also the hope that arises from the beginning of a new life,” said Linda Bond of Auntie’s Books.

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30 Jan
The Dangerous Art of Blending In

An Indies Introduce Q&A With Angelo Surmelis

The Dangerous Art of Blending In is a pleasure to read, even as it goes to dark places,” said Christie Olson Day of Gallery Bookshop & Bookwinkle’s Children’s Books.

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19 Jan
Love, Hate & Other Filters by Samira Ahmed

An Indies Introduce Q&A With Samira Ahmed

Love, Hate & Other Filters is “a timely read that deftly tempers difficult topics with levity and a wonderful narrative voice,” said Rebecca Wells of Porter Square Books.

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16 Jan

An Indies Introduce Q&A With William A. Noguera

Escape Artist is a gripping, sad, inspirational, and amazing story of being on death row in America’s worst prison,” said Chris Morrow of Northshire Bookstore.

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09 Jan

An Indies Introduce Q&A With Mira T. Lee

“Mira T. Lee’s Everything Here Is Beautiful is an extremely powerful and timely work of fiction,” said Janine De Boisblanc of Orinda Books.

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08 Jan
You'll Miss Me When I'm Gone book cover

An Indies Introduce Q&A With Rachel Lynn Solomon

“I cried knowing that each twin would suffer immeasurable loss, yet only one would succumb,” Stacey Haerr of Warwick’s said about Solomon’s young adult debut, You’ll Miss Me When I’m Gone.

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03 Jan

An Indies Introduce Q&A With Lindsey Stoddard

Lindsey Stoddard’s Just Like Jackie is “a heartfelt and unflinchingly honest story of what defines, challenges, and bonds together family,” said Kathleen Carey of Little Book House of Stuyvesant Plaza.

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13 Oct

An Indies Introduce Q&A With Nic Stone

Nic Stone is the author of Dear Martin, a Summer/Fall Indies Introduce pick for young adults that follows Justyce McAllister as he explores his feelings on race through letters to Martin Luther King Jr.

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28 Sep

An Indies Introduce Q&A With Jeannie Vanasco

Jeannie Vanasco’s The Glass Eye is “an absolutely beautiful exploration of family, grief, memory, and madness,” said Jamie Thomas of Women & Children First.

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28 Sep

An Indies Introduce Q&A With Karina Yan Glaser

Kate Schlademan of The Learned Owl Book Shop has called Karina Yan Glaser’s middle-grade debut, The Vanderbeekers of 141st Street, “heartbreaking and hopeful at every turn.”

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25 Sep

An Indies Introduce Q&A With Jake Burt

Jake Burt’s Greetings From Witness Protection! “is a funny, entertaining, and original story about family, friendship, identity, and starting over,” said Lauren Savage of The Reading Bug.

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