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January 2015 Indie Next List #1 Great Read

On the cover of this month's Indie Next list is THE SECRET WISDOM OF THE EARTH: A Novel, by Chris Scotton

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View from a bookseller

“Struggling to recover from the trauma of his baby brother’s tragic death, Kevin and his broken mother relocate to Medger, Kentucky, for the summer. Their return to the Appalachian coal town in which their family is deeply rooted is intended to heal them both. While Kevin’s grandfather is just the person and the wild hollows surrounding their little town just the place to help him mend, Kevin finds that Medger and its citizens are in need of healing as well.”

Catherine Weller, Weller Book Works, Salt Lake City, UT


Indie Next authors talk about their books...


Andrew Keen talks about his new book, THE INTERNET IS NOT THE ANSWER, about which Linda Bond from Auntie’s Bookstore in Spokane, WA says: “In the midst of celebrating all that the Internet has done for us comes this thoughtful invitation to consider the negative impacts of its presence in our lives. Keen, himself a veteran of the tech industry, reveals the behind-the-scenes workings of the Internet with input from others involved. His best message, however, is that with consideration and the application of care we can still shape a future society that utilizes the strengths of the internet while not allowing it to overwhelm us and turn us into robotic servants of the very technology that was designed to help us gain freedom and growth as human beings.”


Indie Next around the web. . .

NPR
“This novel tells the story of sisters Vanessa and Virginia Stephens, later to become Vanessa Bell and Virginia Woolf. Vanessa, an emerging painter, tells their stories in her journal accompanied by the letters and telegrams of their families, husbands, and the many brilliant artists and painters in their circle. It is a story of art, literature, betrayal, emotional upheaval, and, above all, the many complicated forms love takes. Set against the backdrop of Edwardian England, a time of sweeping social transformations, Vanessa and Her Sister is a moving portrait of a brilliant family.”


Staci Rice, Bluebird Books, Hutchinson, KS

Novel Gives Voice To Virginia Woolf's Overshadowed Sister



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