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December 2014 Indie Next List #1 Great Read

On the cover of this month's Indie Next list is US: A Novel, by David Nicholls

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“This gorgeous novel manages to be heart-wrenching and hilarious all at once. Connie tells Douglas that she suspects their 20-year marriage has ‘run its course’ right before they’re set to leave on a European tour with their teenage son. Regardless, they take the trip and flashbacks of their more passionate days are interspersed with the narrative of their everything-at-stake adventure. A brilliant and humanizing picture of mature love — and a look at whether or not people truly outgrow each other.”

Mary Cotton, Newtonville Books, Newton, MA


Indie Next authors talk about their books...


Anita Diamant introduces her new book, THE BOSTON GIRL: A Novel, about which Jenny Lyons from The Vermont Book Shop in Middlebury, VT says: “Diamant brings a generation of women to life through the voice of Addie Baum. Born in 1900, Addie tells of her early childhood in Boston as the child of immigrant parents; her formative years as a Saturday Club girl, where she found her lifelong friends; her career path as a typist and journalist; and meeting her husband and finding meaningful work as a social worker. Her story plays out against a backdrop of some of the most basic issues women had to face as they found their places in 20th century America.”


Indie Next around the web. . .

NPR
“If this book were liquor, I’d buy shots for the whole bar. If it were a YouTube video, I’d be walking around showing it to strangers on my phone. But it’s a book, so I’m going to buy multiple copies and hand them out to everyone I know who loves to read. The combination of irreverent, modern text-speak and classic literary characters makes for one hilarious imaginary conversation after another. The exchange between the husband and wife from Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s The Yellow Wallpaper had me snort-laughing! Every English major, every bookseller, every reader of any sort needs this book!”


Mary Laura Philpott, Parnassus Books, Nashville, TN

If Literature's Great Characters Could Text, They'd Charm Your Pantalets Off



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