Indie Next List Interview

14 Sep
Anthony Doerr, author of Cloud Cuckoo Land

Anthony Doerr on October Indie Next List Pick "Cloud Cuckoo Land"

“I haven’t felt this hopeful after closing a book in a very long time,” said Julie Slavinsky of Warwick’s.

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16 Aug
Kate DiCamillo, author of The Beatryce Prophecy

Kate DiCamillo on September/October Kids' Indie Next List Top Pick "The Beatryce Prophecy"

“Kate DiCamillo weaves a medieval tale that reads like a classic fable,” said Julie Jarema of Avid Bookshop.

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16 Aug
Lauren Groff, author of Matrix

Lauren Groff on September Indie Next List Top Pick "Matrix"

“Lauren Groff has created an incredibly powerful portrait of the compelling Marie de France, banished to 12th-century England to live in a failing abbey,” said Rosanna Nissen of Barrett Bookstore.

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21 Jul
Once There Were Wolves by Charlotte McConaghy

Charlotte McConaghy on August Indie Next List Top Pick “Once There Were Wolves”

Once There Were Wolves affirms the importance of our connections to the human and more-than-human worlds that sustain us, worlds we sever at our own peril,” said Ben Platt of Jackson Hole Book Trader.

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29 Jun
Cat Problems by Jory John and Lane Smith

Jory John and Lane Smith on July/August Kids' Indie Next List Top Pick "Cat Problems"

“I am so psyched that there’s a new Jory John and Lane Smith book!" said René Kirkpatrick of University Book Store.

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25 Jun
T.J. Newman Falling

A Q&A With T.J. Newman, Author of July's Top Indie Next List Pick

Falling is an absolute masterclass in unique suspense fiction,” said Shelby Roth of Naughty Dog Books in Nashville, Indiana.

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25 May
Morningside Heights

A Q&A With Joshua Henkin, Author of June's Indie Next List Top Pick

Sarah Fox of Titcomb's Bookshop said Morningside Heights is "a winner with so much heart! I highly recommend it.”

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29 Apr
Kids' Next List #1 Pick for May & June 2021

Emiko Jean on May/June Kids' Indie Next List Top Pick "Tokyo Ever After"

“It’s easy to compare this book to The Princess Diaries, but it has more than that: beautiful, vivid writing; a fiercely charming lead; and the city of Tokyo coming to life on the page,” Lindsay Howard of Lark and Owl Booksellers.

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13 Apr
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Angeline Boulley on Spring Kids’ Indie Next List Top Pick “Firekeeper’s Daughter”

“This debut grabbed me from the start and kept me totally immersed in the story of a strong, self-described nerdy young female struggling with the normal problems of belonging, with the added element of being half Native American,” said Carol Putnam of Skylark Bookshop.

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02 Apr
Maggie Shipstead, author of Great Circle

A Q&A With Maggie Shipstead, Author of May’s Indie Next List Top Pick

“This epic novel is fascinating, adventurous, and well-written, with great characters, historical details, and fantastic settings," said Kathy Morrison of Newtown Bookshop.

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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
The Project book cover

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
We Begin at the End Cover

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
The Paris Library cover

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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