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March 2015 Indie Next List #1 Great Read

On the cover of this month's Indie Next list is THE FIFTH GOSPEL: A Novel, by Ian Caldwell

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“One of the great mysteries of the Catholic Church, The Shroud of Turin, has inspired one of the great writers of our time to create this masterful thriller. Two brothers — Alex, a Greek Catholic priest, and Simon, a Roman Catholic priest — are drawn into the intrigue surrounding the Shroud and the origins of the Church following the murder of their friend Ugo, an eccentric curator obsessed with the Shroud who was preparing a major exhibit in the Vatican Gallery. Alex and Simon are dedicated brothers and priests, yet as different in temperament and faith as they are similar in conviction and loyalty. Caldwell unveils much about the world behind the Vatican walls, even as the intricate plot builds to a climax. A spectacular achievement!”

Luisa Smith, Book Passage, Corte Madera, CA


Indie Next authors talk about their books...


Kazuo Ishiguro talks about his new book, THE BURIED GIANT: A Novel, about which Rick Simonson from The Elliott Bay Book Company in Seattle, WA says: “Ishiguro’s new novel is a work of wonder, transport, and beauty. A recurrent theme in his earlier books, always shown with great originality, is the matter of what happens after we have lost our way. In The Buried Giant, Ishiguro explores losing direction, memory, and certainty, as the primary characters cling to remnants of codes of behavior and belief.”


Indie Next around the web. . .

NPR
“An employee at a mundane office in Sweden, Bjorn knows that he is better than his contemporaries and does whatever it takes to get the recognition he feels he deserves. He finds that recognition in ‘the room,’ an otherwise unremarkable space between the elevators and the toilets, except for the fact that it seems to exist only for him. In ‘the room,’ Bjorn feels more powerful, more attractive, and able to take control of the work environment he finds upsettingly sloppy. Unfortunately for Bjorn, his coworkers only see him as a man staring at a wall for inordinate periods and try to keep him from this unsettling behavior. Brilliantly crafted and sharply funny.”


Kelsey Myers, Old Firehouse Books, Fort Collins, CO

'The Room' Offers An Escape From The Office — Or Does It?



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