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June 2016 Indie Next List #1 Great Read


On the cover of this month's Indie Next list is
THE GIRLS: A Novel, by Emma Cline


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View from a bookseller

“Evie Boyd is a lonely 14-year-old adjusting to her parents’ recent divorce and an emotional break with her childhood best friend. She encounters a wild and enchanting group of girls and is immediately drawn into their world of reckless abandon. Seduced by their thrilling, cult-like family hidden in the California hills, Evie finds herself pulled into events that will lead to unspeakable violence. Cline’s captivating prose strips bare the deep desires and vulnerability of teenage Evie as she struggles for acceptance. The Girls is an enthralling and haunting novel that will linger with readers long after the last page.”

Tarah Jennings, Mitzi’s Books, Rapid City, SD


Indie Next authors talk about their books...


Yaa Gyasi talks about her new book, HOMEGOING: A novel, about which Nichole McCown (Bookshop Santa Cruz in Santa Cruz, CA) says: "Homegoing is an epic narrative that is sure to become a treasured staple. Two sisters in Ghana are marked by fiery tragedy: one is married off to an English slave trader, and the other is sold to be a slave in America. The story follows their descendants generation by generation. Homegoing will break your heart over and over, impress you with the resilience of the human spirit and the amazing power of forgiveness, and leave you optimistic and in awe.”


Indie Next around the web. . .

NPR
"Imagine a world where every dark thought you possessed was revealed by a wisp of smoke. And what if a portion of society could hide their darkness, while others were forever stained by their sins? Set in an alternative England, this tale reveals what really lies behind this sinful soot through the eyes of three teenagers who begin to question all they have been told. Smoke is a brilliant combination of fantasy and historical fiction, where layers of mystery and glimmers of truth will keep readers feverishly turning pages until the very end."


Luisa Smith, Book Passage, Corte Madera, CA


In An Alternate 19th Century London, Sins Are Marked With 'Smoke'



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