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October 2011 Indie Next List

October 2011 Indie Next List

Out now, the Indie Next List for October!

Watch Susan Orlean (The Orchid Thief) discuss the odyssey of a German Shepherd puppy who was found on a World War I battlefield and became a Hollywood icon in her new nonfiction title Rin Tin Tin.

And there are more videos for this month's titles for A Thousand Lives from Julia Scheeres, an excellent piece of journalistic writing about the tragedy at Jonestown, and Alice Hoffman's latest novel The Dovekeepers, which tells the story of four complex and fiercely independent women whose lives intersect in desperate days in ancient Israel.

From NPR, hear reviews of The Wandering Falcon from Jamil Ahmad, Michael Ondattje's The Cat's Table, and What It Is Like to Go to War, a non-fiction title from Karl Marlantes, the author of indie favorite Matterhorn.

Explore new titles in depth and discuss with friends by digging into's conversation starters for the new novel from Marisa de los Santos, Falling Together, about which Jill from Saturn Booksellers writes, “With these characters, de los Santos demonstrates that people aren't perfect, and that sometimes they aren't true to their friends or even to themselves, but that everybody—even the most flawed among us—deserves a version of 'happily ever after.”

The classic coming of age story is front and center this month with two novels set in the 1960s: American Boy by Larry Watson, and If Jack's in Love by Stephen Wetta.

Also, don't forget about the IndieBound picks now available in paperback, including At Home by Bill Bryson, Bird Cloud by Annie Proulx, and A Lily of the Field by John Burton.

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!