November 2012 Indie Next List

On the cover of this month's Indie Next list is THE ART FORGER by Barbara Shapiro

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"The Art Forger is a clever and gripping story. Claire Roth, a talented artist, finds herself intricately involved in the seedier side of art forgeries when she makes a questionable deal to forge a Degas masterpiece. Just like a fine painting, this is a many-layered literary thriller about love, betrayal, and authenticity. Shapiro builds the story with pitch-perfect suspense and plot twists that you don't see coming. While you are drawn deeply into the story, Shapiro outlines big questions about morality, fame, and truth in a world that is all about creating illusion for the sake of beauty. A masterpiece!"
--Lanora Haradon, Next Chapter Bookshop, Mequon, WI


Indie Next authors talk about their books...

Watch a trailer for Michael Ennis' new novel, THE MALICE OF FORTUNE, about which Sarah Harvey from Tattered Cover Book Store in Denver says, "Ennis brings to life the chaos and mayhem of Italy that inspired Machiavelli's The Prince. An unlikely trio find themselves teaming up to solve the most notorious murder of the Italian Renaissance: the assassination of Borgia Pope's favorite son. . .This tale will keep you guessing right up until the thrilling conclusion"


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"Set in Northern California, Santo's debut features five generations of strong women who live in an old house on an olive grove. The women know there is a secret to harvesting the last of the olive crop to produce an oil so pure that it seems to enhance longevity. Rich with secrets, this lovely novel winds through the lives of each woman as a geneticist seeks the reason for their youthfulness. Santo gives readers an intimate look into how a family of women cope with tragedy, love, childbirth, and infidelity. Not to be missed!”
--Annie Philbrick, The Yankee Book Shop, Mystic, CT
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