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May 2017 Indie Next List #1 Great Read


On the cover of this month's Indie Next list is
BROKEN RIVER: A Novel, by J. Robert Lennon


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View from a bookseller

“Imagine a sentence that has the slow-burn intensity you feel when reading your favorite mystery novels and the nuance and music of your icons of prose style. Now imagine a whole book of them. Set that book in a small town in Upstate New York, move a family of city folk into a Shirley Jacksonian home, and tell part of the story from the point of view of an ‘Observer’ who could represent the reader, the author, a house spirit, God, or something else entirely. Now cede your imagination to J. Robert Lennon, whose new novel will transport and move you. A perfect union of breezy and deep, Broken River has something for everyone.”

John Francisconi, Bank Square Books, Mystic, CT


Indie Next authors talk about their books...


Abbi Waxman discusses her upcoming debut, THE GARDEN OF SMALL BEGINNINGS: A Novel, about which Cindy Pauline (river's end bookstore in Oswego, NY) says: "Lilian Girvan is a young widow going through the motions: mother of two, newly unemployed, and navigating life’s daily aggravations. When she grudgingly signs up for a weekly gardening class, she’s surprised to find support, wisdom, and the possibility of a new relationship. Lilian is a funny, sassy everywoman who will make you laugh out loud, cry a little, and cheer as she takes tentative steps toward her own small beginnings of happiness. Abbi Waxman’s debut novel will be enjoyed by fans of The School of Essential Ingredients and anyone who believes that happiness can be a choice regardless of what life brings.”


Indie Next around the web. . .

NPR
"One of the most horrific chapters in American history is brought back to the national consciousness with alarming detail in Killers of the Flower Moon. After the Osage Indian Nation strikes oil, its members become rich beyond their wildest dreams, only to encounter a vast and murderous conspiracy that will leave more than 60 members of the nation dead. David Grann reconstructs those murders and the subsequent investigations with astonishing care and reveals the depths of a conspiracy that stretched from Oklahoma to Washington, D.C. This story will certainly be one of the most important books of 2017."


Steven Shonder, Anderson's Bookshops, Naperville, IL


In The 1920s, A Community Conspired To Kill Native Americans For Their Oil Money



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