December 2019 Indie Next List #1 Great Read

Wake, Siren: Ovid Resung by Nina MacLaughlinIn the Dream House: A Memoir by Carmen Maria MachadoOn the cover of this month's Indie Next list is
Wake, Siren: Ovid Resung, by Nina MacLaughlin

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Wake, Siren: Ovid Resung has the power of a spell. Giving voice to the myriad women of Ovid’s Metamorphoses, where ‘what we have been today, we shall not be tomorrow,’ Nina MacLaughlin conjures into being a new female consciousness and a world where our innermost truths are sung and our power is real. On nearly every page of this gorgeously written book, I heard echoed for the first time the song of my own authentic voice; I felt myself remade, fortified, held. I am awed by this visionary work and the remarkable insight that made it possible.”

Lisa Gozashti,, Brookline Booksmith, , Brookline, MA


 

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Canadian writer Michael Crummey talks about his novel The Innocents, a cruel and beautiful adventure tale and meditation on survival, solitude, and adolescent desire that lays bare the lives of two children orphaned in a desolate cove on Newfoundland’s northern coast. By turns touching and harrowing, this novel is a page-turning masterclass in landscape writing and the longings and sorrows of the human heart.

 

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