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August 2014 Indie Next List

On the cover of this month's Indie Next list is PAINTED HORSES: A Novel, by Malcolm Brooks


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“Brooks sweeps post-WWII American prosperity, ancient native traditions, and the rush to tame the still-wild West together in a novel driven by diverse and deeply realized characters that come together in a heart-pounding story. Catherine Lemay is a talented young archeologist defying the traditions of a ‘man’s world’ by accepting the challenge to explore a Montana canyon slated for flooding for hydroelectric power. What she discovers is beauty, history, threats, and John H — a former mustanger, Army veteran, and enigmatic canyon dweller. Far from her comfortable New York home, Catherine embraces Montana’s stark conditions and with John H uncovers both secrets of the region and truths within herself. A breathtaking debut!”

Cheryl McKeon, Book Passage, San Francisco, CA




Indie Next authors talk about their books...


Carrie La Seur introduces her new book, THE HOME PLACE: A Novel, about which Darwin Ellis from Books on the Common in Ridgefield, CT says: “Alma Terrebonne, a rising star in a Seattle law firm, has left behind her complicated family and past tragedies in Billings, Montana, until one morning when a call for help pulls her back. Returning to identify her sister, dead apparently from exposure, and to care for her 11-year-old niece, Alma is overcome by guilt, fragile family relations, powerful memories from the past, and the hold the family homestead has over her.”


Indie Next around the web. . .

NPR
“In their late 40s and childless, Owen and Augusta move to an isolated farmhouse to pursue their art — he as a writer, she as a painter. When Alison, a divorcée escaping her own demons, unexpectedly moves in next door, the fault lines in all of their lives threaten to break open to reveal layer upon layer of grief, loss, and love. Black is a master storyteller. Her prose is distilled, and again and again she offers a phrase or a sentence that captures a whole life. An extraordinary novel.”
Sheila Daley, Barrett Bookstore, Darien, CT

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