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November 2014 Indie Next List #1 Great Read

On the cover of this month's Indie Next list is NOT MY FATHER'S SON: A Memoir, by Alan Cumming

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“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. I enjoyed it immensely.”

Demi Marshall, Park Road Books, Charlotte, NC




Live Stream from the Miami Book Fair International, Nov. 21, 22 & 23, 2014




Indie Next authors talk about their books...


Garth Stein introduces his new book, A SUDDEN LIGHT: A Novel, about which Andrea Jones from The Galaxy Bookshop in Hardwick, VT says: “Stein’s new novel of family relationships and responsibilities explores the connections between the living and the dead, between parents and children, and what it means to be stewards of the land. Two very compelling characters drive the story: a 14-year-old boy trying to patch his family back together and a centuries-old ghost trying to make sure that the wrongs of the past are put right so that a family’s legacy can be maintained. A Sudden Light is a compelling search for faith and meaning in a world where bad things sometimes happen.”


Indie Next around the web. . .

NPR
“The history of incarceration in America is deeply colored by our history of racism and poverty. Stevenson's work providing legal aid to death row inmates exposes truly inhumane, unjust practices and astonishing legal carelessness often fueled by outright prejudice. JUST MERCY does not stop at reportage, but examines the costs of these practices to the individual, the family, the community, and society at large. This is a powerful book about one man's efforts to address injustice and a clarion call for reform not just for those imprisoned, but for a society that has lost its way.”


Sheryl Cotleur, Copperfield's Books, Sebastopol, CA

One Lawyer's Fight For Young Blacks And 'Just Mercy'



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