Out now, the Indie Next List for November!
Watch Philippa Gregory discuss her new novel, The Lady of the Rivers, which tells the extraordinary story of Jacquetta, the real-life mother of the White Queen.
Some old masters arrive with new books this month with 1Q84 from Haruki Murakami, The Prague Cemetery by Umberto Eco, and the first collection of short stories from Don DeLillo in The Angel Esmeralda, about which Michael Karpus from Books and Books writes, “In these stories, DeLillo takes global themes and ideas, the conflicts we often don’t want to acknowledge, and makes them human.”
From NPR, listen to reviews of Jeffrey Eugenides long-awaited novel, The Marriage Plot, Colson Whitehead’s venture into literary genre fiction with his zombie novel, Zone One, and Nathaniel Philbrick’s concise volume, Why Read Moby Dick?, a perfect complement of author and subject matter.
Two favorites hailing from the Pacific Northwest’s are on the list this month with Chuck Palahniuk’s Damned and David Guterson’s Ed King, the latter which is described by Jane Bowman of Eagle Harbor Book Company as, “A rollicking modern-day version of the classic tragedy Oedipus Rex, this wickedly funny story will leave you in stitches."
Also, don’t forget about past IndieBound picks now available in paperback, which includes two of my recent favorites, Tea Obreht’s acclaimed novel, The Tiger’s Wife, which is a finalist for this year’s National Book Award and Ian Frazier’s Travels in Siberia, an excellent travelogue that sees Frazier exploring one of the most utterly bizarre and unfathomable regions of the world.
Find the printed list at an independent bookstore near you. We're also offering a print-at-home version, found on the Indie Next List page directly beneath the carousel of titles, so you can browse at home and take it to your local indie.
More than 150 writers from 40 events will gather in New York City for PEN World Voices Festival of International Literature, April 28 – May 4, 2014.
For its 10th anniversary, the festival celebrates those who have dared to stand ‘on the edge,’ risking their careers, and sometimes their lives, to speak out for their art and beliefs. Join us for a wide range of events, including debates, one-on-one conversations, participatory workshops and performances in venues throughout the city. Use the code PEN14 (use PEN2014 for events at The Public Theater) and receive a 20 percent discount on most events. www.worldvoicesfestival.org