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July 2015 Indie Next List #1 Great Read

On the cover of this month's Indie Next list is THE OREGON TRAIL: A New American Journey, by Rinker Buck

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“Inspired by a family trip in a covered wagon in the 1950s, Rinker Buck and his brother Nick set out by wagon to discover what remains of the Oregon Trail between Missouri and Oregon. Along the way, readers learn about wagon design, mule heritage, and what pioneers needed to endure traveling west in the 19th century. This is also a moving personal story of brotherhood, endurance, and the kindness of strangers. Buck weaves fact, action, and reflection together into a page-turning delight that history buffs and fans of contemporary nonfiction will not want to miss.”

Dick Hermans, Oblong Books & Music, Millerton, NY


Indie Next authors talk about their books...


Jon Ronson talks about the topic of his new book, SO YOU'VE BEEN PUBLICLY SHAMED, about which Ann Carlson from Waterfront Books in Georgetown, SC says: “This book both fascinated and terrified me with its insights into the increasing outrage to be found on social media and how careers and even lives can be quickly ruined by public forums. Ronson takes the concept further, exploring the history of public shaming, the nature of crowd ‘madness,’ why some people are unaffected by the process while others are devastated, and how Google searches make it hard to recover from the trauma.”


Indie Next around the web. . .

NPR
“Ari is the profane, generous, poetic, desperate, loving, and terrified best friend we all hope for. Sleep-deprived and thrumming with the electricity of new motherhood, Ari stumbles upon pockets of community support in places both expected and unexpected that cut through her small-town isolation and the clutch of postpartum depression. Albert wields humor like a blade in relaying Ari’s thoughts, and she is a master of conveying the gorgeous struggle of birth and all that comes after.”


Katie Presley, BookPeople, Austin, TX

'After Birth' Author On 'Mommy Wars': 'It Doesn't Have To Be This Way'



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