October 2020 Indie Next List #1 Great Read

The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue: A Novel by V.E. SchwabThe Invisible Life of Addie LaRue: A Novel by V.E. SchwabOn the cover of this month's Indie Next list is
The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue: A Novel, by V.E. Schwab

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“Epic, beautifully written, heartwarming, and heartbreaking, The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue is a contemplation on life, death, what it means to make your mark on the world, and why we feel it’s important to do so. Addie makes a deal with a demon so she can live her life the way she wants to. But, like most deals, there are strings attached — and these strings make it so she is forgotten by everyone she meets. Dancing about time, the book shows Addie’s life over 300 years and takes a closer look at her modern life — after a boy in a bookshop remembers her. Months later, I’m still thinking about this book and how beautiful it is; my words don’t even come close to doing it justice. Read this book.”

Lindsey Pattavina, R.J. Julia Booksellers, Madison, CT


Indie Next authors talk about their books...

Jon Aaron Sandler in conversation with Natalie Zina Walschots about her new book "HENCH", about the henchpeople who work for super-villains. The LeadRead from HarperCollins, through their William Morrow imprint.
This piece is part 1 of 2 from Sandler's Zoom Event "Stories&Pierogis"


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