The ABA has already named its Indie Next picks for February 2018. Nice showing by the RB family!
What is the "Indie Next List"?
The Indie Next List, drawn from bookseller-recommended favorite handsells, epitomizies the heart and soul of passionate bookselling. Independent booksellers are and have always been discoverers of the next big thing, the next great read, the next bestseller, and the next undiscovered gem.
Here are the 20 Indie Next Great Reads and 5 happen to be available on audio from the RB family!
The Unmade World by Steve Yarbrough narrated by Pete Bradbury (available 3/15/18) (Recorded Books)
Set against a backdrop of the current political and cultural upheaval in the US and Eastern Europe, The Unmade World is a thoughtful, scope-y literary novel with a dose of suspense that moves from Poland to California to the Hudson Valley and back to Poland.
Eternal Life by Dara Horn narrated by Elisabeth Rodgers (Recorded Books)
Eternal Life celebrates the bonds between generations, the power of faith, the purpose of death, and the reasons for being alive.
An American Marriage by Tayari narrated by Sean Crisden & Eisa Davis (HighBridge)
This stirring love story is a profoundly insightful look into the hearts and minds of three people who are at once bound and separated by forces beyond their control.
Heart Berries by Terese Marie Mailhot narrated by Rainy Fields (Tantor)
Heart Berries is a powerful, poetic memoir of a woman's coming of age on the Seabird Island Indian Reservation in the Pacific Northwest. Having survived a profoundly dysfunctional upbringing only to find herself hospitalized and facing a dual diagnosis of post traumatic stress disorder and bipolar II disorder; Terese Marie Mailhot is given a notebook and begins to write her way out of trauma.
Freshwater written and narrated by Akwaeke Emezi (HighBridge)
An extraordinary debut novel, Freshwater explores the surreal experience of having a fractured self. It centers around a young Nigerian woman, Ada, who develops separate selves within her as a result of being born "with one foot on the other side."