December 2011 Indie Next List

December 2011 Indie Next List

Out now, the Indie Next List for December!

Watch Joan Didion discuss her new book, Blue Nights, a profoundly moving and honest new work which finds Didion contemplating what it’s like to lose a daughter.

There are more videos this month as Alan Bradley, the author behind the Flavia de Luce novels, talks about his latest, I Am Half Sick of Shadows, and Debbie Nathan discusses her new book, Sybil Exposed, a book that documents the fascinating story behind the famous multiple personality case.

From NPR, hear interviews and reviews of Didion’s Blue Nights as well as Robert Massie’s Catherine the Great, about which Arlene Cook of the Watermark book Company writes, “An enlightened autocrat, Catherine did nort succeed at all she attempted, but Massie argues persuasively that she truly earned the title bestowed upon her by the Russian people. What a woman, what a book!”

This month, dig into's conversation starters for The Sisters by Nancy Jensen, a dazzling debut novel about the family bonds that remain even when they seem irretrievably torn apart.

Also, don’t forget about past IndieBound picks now available in paperback, which includes James Kaplan’s riveting biography of Frank Sinatra, Frank: The Voice, and Greg Bear’s Hull Zero Three, where one man wakes up aboard a ship and finds that something has gone horribly wrong.

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.

Happy reading!