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March 2017 Indie Next List #1 Great Read


On the cover of this month's Indie Next list is
EXIT WEST: A Novel, by Mohsin Hamid


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Exit West will take your breath away as it magically weaves together a story of falling in love while the world falls apart. Spirited Nadia captures the heart of the thoughtful Saeed, but as their different paths in life converge, ordinary life gives way to the insults of war. Mohsin Hamid conveys the story of these young refugees with tenderness, humanizing the horrors that we too often see as merely headlines. As chaos touches so many lives around the globe, Hamid writes eloquently of the beauty found in our struggle to survive. This is more than a timely story; this is a remarkable work of art.”

Luisa Smith, Book Passage, Corte Madera, CA


Indie Next authors talk about their books...


Melissa Febos discusses her forthcoming essay collection, ABANDON ME, about which John Francisconi (Bank Square Books in Mystic, CT) says: "Melissa Febos has one of those minds that’s as good at describing scenes as it is at clearly breaking down a complicated idea or articulating ambivalence. Abandon Me is a powerhouse collection — each essay can be enjoyed on its own, but taken together, they form a striking autobiographical portrait of a talented young writer and thinker. You won’t want to abandon a voice this powerful, and you won’t forget it either.”


Indie Next around the web. . .

NPR
"Noah’s perspective of growing up as the son of a black woman and white man in South Africa during apartheid, mixed with his trademark humor, is both insightful and poignant. We in the U.S. are often presented with what Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie has termed ‘the danger of the single story,’ which depicts history only from the point of view of the oppressors. It is refreshing and enlightening to learn history from someone directly affected by the heinousness of the apartheid laws."


Karena Fagan, Bookshop Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, CA


Trevor Noah Says He Grew Up 'In The Shadow Of A Giant' (His Mom)



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