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May 2015 Indie Next List #1 Great Read

On the cover of this month's Indie Next list is THE LIGHT OF THE WORLD: A Memoir, by Elizabeth Alexander

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View from a bookseller

“It is hard to find the right words to do justice to this very special book. Yes, it is by one of our greatest contemporary poets, Elizabeth Alexander, who wrote ‘Praise Song for the Day’ for President Obama’s first inauguration, so the language is gorgeous. And yes, it is a memoir of losing her husband at a young age and so it is, in parts, gut-wrenchingly sad. And yes, it is an ode to an extraordinary man we come to feel we know as an artist, chef, father, friend, and lover. But, above all, it is as beautiful a love story as I have ever read, and it lifts readers up and gives us hope and makes us believe. I will urge it on everyone I know.”

Carole Horne, Harvard Book Store, Cambridge, MA


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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