December 2009 Indie Next List

Out now, the Indie Next List for December!

Listen to NPR stories on HIlary Mantel's new Tudor-era novel Wolf Hall, Barbara Ehrenreich's Bright-Sided, and Pops, Terry Teachout's biography of Louis Armstrong.

And just in time for the holidays, we have a video from economist Joel Waldfogel on his book Scroogenomics, discussing why buying gifts is a wasteful "orgy of value destruction." But personally I think books are the best gifts, and, as even Waldfogel points out, they're not that expensive!

Ha Jin's A Good Fall, Stephen King's Under the Dome, Alice Munro's Man Booker prize-winning Too Much Happiness, and Jim Lahey's "bread book to end all bread books" My Bread are just a few of the potential gifts on December's Indie Next List.

And even Scrooges can commiserate with the likes of John Waters and Robert Benchley in The Dreaded Feast.

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 read at home and take it to your local indie. Happy reading and happy holidays!