August 2012 Indie Next List

August 2012 Indie Next List

On the cover of this month's Indie Next list is THE LIGHT BETWEEN OCEANS by M.L. Steadman

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"World War I is over and Tom Sherbourne returns to Australia as a lighthouse keeper on remote Janus Rock. his young bride, Isabel, joins him, and they love their isolated life on Janus. Sadness descends, however, as they try unsuccessfully to start a family. A small boat washes ashore carrying a dead man and a beautiful, healthy baby girl whom they make their own, living happily until they go back to the mainland and begin to realize the consequences of their actions. With incredibly visual prose evocative of the time and place, compelling characters, themes of forgiveness and redemption, and a riveting plot that won't let you put the book down, this is a great debut novel."

--Judy Crosby, Island Books, Middletown, RI

Indie Next authors talk about their books...

Brian Castner talks about his new book, THE LONG WALK: A Story of War and the Life that Follows, about which Bill Cusumano from Nicola's Books in Ann Arbor MI says, "his meditation on combat and it's aftermath is powerful, exhilerating, and sad, all at once. Castner relates wartime experiences that defy belief but are all too real and quickly remove any romance from the world of violence. . ."

Indie Next around the web. . .

"Recently retired Harold Fry receives an unsettling letter from a co-worker from years past. Queenie is dying in hospice and when Harold sets out to post a return letter, he is seized by the idea that if he keeps walking, Queenie will live. So begins a pilgramage of personal transformation for Harold -- and quite possibly for the reader as well. . .”
--Julia MacDonald, The Yankee Book Shop, Woodstock, VT

Listen to the NPR interview: Rachel Joyce: An 'Unlikely Pilgramage' Towards Happiness

"(Monica) Wood's memoir is a compelling tale of loss on many levels. She recounts the tragedy of the unexpected death of her father an also the loss of a way of life. . .This book is a moving tales -- sad, yet funny, as Monica shares her story of growing up in a small town with all of the various folks who helped shape her life."
--Barbara Kelly, University of Southern Maine Bookstore, Portland, ME
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