Out now, the Indie Next List for April!
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.
On the cover. . .
On the cover of this month’s IndieNext list is WILD by Cheryl Strayed. In this memoir, the author vividly captures the terrors and pleasures of one young woman forging ahead against all odds on a journey that maddened, strengthened, and ultimately healed her.
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“The inspiring story of Strayed's solo journey on the Pacific Crest Trail snags you from the beginning and keeps you engaged the whole way through. . . The challenges, both external and internal, that she endures while on the trail are balanced with stories about her life leading up to her brave decision to hike alone for months in the rugged Western wilderness. This is a story of survival in every sense of the word, and one that will stick with you long after you finish reading.” -- Deborah Castorina, Waucoma Bookstore, Hood River, OR
Indie Next authors talk about their books...
|Nick Harkaway talks about the what gave him the idea for his new novel, ANGELMAKER, about which Hannah Johnson-Breimeier from Next Chapter Bookstore writes, ". . . an escalating escapade into a world of mad scientists, a religious cult, secret agents, a death czar, covert government bureaucrats, swarms of golden bees, and gangsters galore. Angelmaker is an imaginative romp, another delightful story from the curious mind of Nick Harkaway.”|
|The Lifeboat||Wild||The Book of Madness and Cures|
Indie Next around the web. . .
". . .The research is exhaustive, the observations pungent, and the characters, both real and imagined, distinctive. Enjoy the read, but beware the wrath of Mere Lessard!” - Bill Cusumano, Nicola's Books, Ann Arbor, MI
“I dare you to read the first chapter of this book and then try to set it aside. . . Grace is a thriller, a heartbreaking account of bullying, and a beautiful story about an imperfect family and the love that must save them all.”
Indie Next in Paperback. . .
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