Out now, the Indie Next List for October!
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 ReadingGroupChoices.com'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.”
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.
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