Join the Conversation

Join the Conversation

Sign up today to hear about books and authors from an independent bookstore near you.

July 2017 Indie Next List #1 Great Read


On the cover of this month's Indie Next list is
THE RISE AND FALL OF D.O.D.O., by Neal Stephenson & Nicole Galland


View this month's complete Indie Next List.


View from a bookseller

“For someone who approaches such serious scientific and technological subjects, Neal Stephenson can be outrageously funny. Combine that with Nicole Galland’s storytelling ability and you have a rollicking roller coaster of a novel. The authors mix together magic, witchcraft, time travel, science, and historical figures, both real and imagined, while delightfully skewering bumbling bureaucrats, pretentious academics, a rigid military, and other bastions of the establishment to produce a work that is both thought-provoking and totally entertaining.”

Bill Cusumano, Square Books, Oxford, MS


Indie Next authors talk about their books...


Don Winslow discusses his upcoming debut, THE FORCE: A Novel at Politics and Prose Bookstore, about which Patrick Millikin (The Poisoned Pen Bookstore in Scottsdale, AZ) says: "Denny Malone, veteran NYPD detective and leader of the elite Manhattan North Task Force, didn’t start out as a dirty cop. Over the years, however, the odd payoff and favor became routine, and a talented and effective cop slid past the point of no return, stealing millions in money and drugs. As Winslow shows us, keeping citizens safe isn’t always clean and easy work, but even Malone and his team’s corruption is chump change compared to the real players behind the scenes who are busy rebuilding the city after the September 11 attacks. A gutsy and uncompromising look at the dark heartbeat of modern America.”


Indie Next around the web. . .

NPR
"This memoir is about trauma and privilege, self-loathing, and a silent fear kept secret for far too long. It’s about our obsession with body weight and body image, what happens when we internalize our pain and become self-destructive, and how very, very large people are treated in humiliating ways. The descriptions of addictive behavior and the journey to want to heal make this book more universal than I expected. When you decide that this is the day you’re going to change and you get out of bed and fail, that’s pretty normal. You’ll have another chance tomorrow — just remember to like yourself enough to overcome the fear of healing and try again. Highly recommend."


Todd Miller, Arcadia Books, Spring Green, WI


Author Interview: Be Bigger, Fight Harder: Roxane Gay On A Lifetime Of 'Hunger'



Indie Next in Paperback. . .