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February 2017 Indie Next List #1 Great Read

February 2017 Indie Next List #1 Great Read


On the cover of this month's Indie Next list is
ALL OUR WRONG TODAYS: A Novel, by Elan Mastai


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View from a bookseller

“Tom Barren is a time traveler. From 2016. A different 2016 from ours, that is. It’s complicated. You see, he traveled from his techno-perfect utopian 2016 back to 1965 and really messed things up, leaving us with our current world. Now, the 2016 Tom-in-our-world, given the chance to return to 1965 and fix what he broke and return the world to the spiffy state he knows, faces the dilemma of loyalty to friends and family from his world versus the possibility of settling down with the love of his life in our grungy world. Whichever he chooses, people he loves will cease to exist. I predict the clever, witty, and poignant All Our Wrong Todays will be a huge bestseller for screenwriter and first-time novelist Elan Mastai.”

Clay Belcher, Signs of Life, Lawrence, KS


Indie Next authors talk about their books...


Zadie Smith reads from her new novel, SWING TIME, about which Peggy Latkovich (Mac’s Backs in Cleveland Heights, OH) says: "In her gracefully written new work, the author of NW and White Teeth addresses the frustrations of family relations, the complications of race, the tyranny of celebrity, and the travesty of cultural appropriation. Smith looks at the fragile threads that tie friends together and how easily they can snap, and her prose flows without effort, granting even the most flawed characters — and there are many — a modicum of redemption.”


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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