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February 2015 Indie Next List #1 Great Read

On the cover of this month's Indie Next list is THE NIGHTINGALE: A Novel, by Kristin Hannah

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“Filled with sacrifice, betrayal, suspense, courage, and ultimately, forgiveness, The Nightingale offers a haunting glimpse of what it was like for women to survive during WWII. Set in a small town in France, The Nightingale tells the alternating stories of two sisters, their father, and the friends and enemies that occupy their lives during this tragic period of history. Based on a true story, The Nightingale weaves a riveting tale around the heroism of Isabelle, a young woman who serves as a key player in the underground Resistance, and her sister, Viann, who is back home under German occupation, near starvation and struggling to save Jewish children. In the end, however, perhaps this novel is more about the sisterly bonds of love that, although stretched to the limit, still endure.”

Marnie Mamminga, Redbery Books, Cable, Wisconsin


Indie Next authors talk about their books...


Emma Hooper talks about her new book, ETTA AND OTTO AND RUSSELL AND JAMES, about which Susan Tyler from The Book Bin in Onley, VA says: “Eighty-three-year-old Etta Vogel quietly sets out one day to walk 3,200 kilometers to the coast of Canada for her first view of the ocean. As Etta travels, author Hooper gently and poignantly reveals a lifetime of morally charged events that shaped Etta as well as her husband, Otto, and her lifelong friend, Russell. This is a beautiful and sometimes hauntingly stark portrait of three WWII-generation lives, sprinkled with the wise counsel of a loyal coyote named James. I loved it!”


Indie Next around the web. . .

NPR
“Vaillant has established his reputation as an accomplished writer of nonfiction, and he now brings his considerable talent to this debut novel. There are no easy moments in this story told by Hector, a young man engaged in an illegal border crossing inside a sealed tanker truck. Vaillant uses Hector’s narration to bring the frequent brutality of the illegal immigration experience to light in visceral detail, engaging both the reader’s sympathy and revulsion, which linger long after the last page is turned.”


Fran Keilty, The Hickory Stick Bookshop, Washington Depot, CT

'The Jaguar's Children' Is Ripped From Heartbreaking Headlines



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