This month we highlight books that have appeared on the Indie Next List, a hand-picked selection from booksellers across the U.S. Independent booksellers are and have always been discoverers of the next big thing, the next great read, the next bestseller, and the next undiscovered gem.
By Alan Cumming
Every so often reading a memoir feels like a conversation rather than a strict narrative or—the death knell for memoir—a self-indulgent romp down memory lane. Cumming’s memoir is a gorgeous, intimate conversation and it reads beautifully. The pace is perfect, the presentation truly lovely, and I felt like a close friend rather than an impersonal audience. Cumming’s early life was a struggle and he hardly shies from relating details, but the driving force behind this book is the demonstration of the many ways one can bring oneself to peace after hardship.”
—Demi Marshall, Park Road Books, Charlotte, NC
By Matthew Quick
Recommended by Mary Laura Philpott, Parnassus Books, Nashville, TN
By Caitlin Moran
Recommended by Amanda Hurley, Inkwood Books, Tampa, FL
By Lydia Netzer
Recommended by Nancy McFarlane, Fiction Addiction, Greenville, SC
By Rainbow Rowell
Recommended by Paige Mushaw, Northshire Bookstore, Manchester Center, VT
By Kimberly McCreight
Recommended by Teresa Steele, Old Firehouse Books, Fort Collins, CO
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