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November 2016 Indie Next List #1 Great Read

November 2016 Indie Next List #1 Great Read


On the cover of this month's Indie Next list is
FAITHFUL: A Novel, by Alice Hoffman


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Faithful is compulsively readable and includes all of the traits we have come to love and expect from an Alice Hoffman novel. It is a coming-of-age tale of the emotional journey of a girl overcome with heartbreak after a tragic accident, who is now attempting to redefine herself. It is a hopeful lesson in faith, love, friendship, forgiveness, and opening up to new possibilities. A friendly warning: Expect a craving for Chinese food and a desire to adopt a rescue dog after reading.”

Tarah Jennings, Mitzi’s Books, Rapid City, SD


Indie Next authors talk about their books...


Nell Zink talks about her new book, NICOTINE, about which Pierre Camy (Schuler Books & Music in Grand Rapids, MI) says: "When recent college graduate Penny Baker inherits her hippie father’s childhood house, she expects to find an abandoned ruin. Instead, she finds a house renovated and inhabited by squatters and falls desperately in love with one of them, something that does not go over well with her family. This deceptively simple premise allows Zink to return to some of her favorite themes of family and identity, as well as love, activism, and materialism, through the lives of unforgettable characters and hilarious situations. This book is a riot!”


Indie Next around the web. . .

NPR
"This is a grueling, soul-searching study of memory and personal pain written in the most soaring prose. To some extent, most of us think we came from dysfunctional families, but this memoir is going to become the calibration standard for dysfunction. How Slouka survived his parents and their scarred Czech pasts, their humiliating years as refugees, and their years of unhappy marriage in America is a small miracle. What’s left are some large emotional holes that Slouka attempts to patch up in front of the reader. An absolutely mesmerizing read."


Darwin Ellis, Books on the Common, Ridgefield, CT


'Nobody's Son': A Memoir Of Childhood, Immigration And A Mother's Love



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