Indies Introduce List

Below are the Summer/Fall 2017 choices for the Indie Introduce List, chosen by booksellers in the American Bookseller's Association. Click here to see reviews from booksellers around the country.

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Hum If You Don't Know the Words Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780399575068
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - July 11th, 2017

Perfect for readers of The Secret Life of Bees and The Help, a perceptive and searing look at Apartheid-era South Africa, told through one unique family brought together by tragedy.


We Shall Not All Sleep Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781632868411
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Published: Bloomsbury USA - July 3rd, 2017

"An utterly compelling novel from a brilliant new voice." --M.L. Stedman, author of The Light Between Oceans

Seven Island has two houses. One for Hillsingers and one for Quicks.


The Graybar Hotel: Stories Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781501162299
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Published: Scribner Book Company - July 4th, 2017

In this stunning debut collection, Curtis Dawkins, an MFA graduate and convicted murderer serving life without parole, takes us inside the worlds of prison and prisoners with stories that dazzle with their humor and insight, even as they describe a harsh and barren existence.


The Readymade Thief Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780735221833
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Published: Viking - August 1st, 2017

"The most must-read of all must-reads." --Marie Claire

"A kickass debut from start to finish." --Colson Whitehead, author of The Underground Railroad

Lee Cuddy is seventeen years old and on the run.


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Girl in Snow Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781501144370
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Published: Simon & Schuster - August 1st, 2017

** NATIONAL BESTSELLER **


See What I Have Done Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780802126597
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Published: Atlantic Monthly Press - August 1st, 2017

Lizzie Borden took an ax
And gave her mother forty whacks
When she saw what she had done,
She gave her father forty-one.

Or did she?

In this riveting debut novel, See What I Have Done, Sarah Schmidt recasts one of the most fascinating murder cases of all time into an intimate story of a volatile household and a family devoid of love.


A Kind of Freedom Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781619029224
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Published: Counterpoint LLC - August 15th, 2017

A 2017 National Book Award Nominee
A New York Times Book Review Editor's Choice
A New York Times Notable Book of 2017


The End We Start from Cover Image
$22.00
ISBN: 9780802126894
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Published: Grove Press - November 7th, 2017

The #1 Indie Next Selection for November 2017, a Summer/Fall 2017 Indies Introduce Selection, a Fall 2017 Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers Selection, an Amazon Best of the Month in Literature & Fiction


The Long Haul: A Trucker's Tales of Life on the Road Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9780393608717
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - June 6th, 2017

More than thirty years ago, Finn Murphy dropped out of college to become a long-haul trucker. Since then he's covered more than a million miles packing, loading, and hauling people's belongings all over America. Known by his trucker handle as U-Turn, he spends his days (and many of his nights) in a 53-foot eighteen-wheeler he calls Cassidy.


The Glass Eye: A Memoir Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781941040775
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Published: Tin House Books - October 3rd, 2017

"Brilliant . . . As the pages fly by, we're right by Vanasco, breathlessly experiencing her grief, mania, revelations, and--ultimately -- her relief." --Entertainment Weekly

One of Poets & Writers' Five Best Nonfiction Debuts of 2017 ANYLON and Newsweek Best Book of Fall A Barnes & Noble Discover Great Writers Pic


Sidetracked Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781419726019
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Published: Harry N. Abrams - August 22nd, 2017

If middle school were a race, Joseph Friedman wouldn't even be in last place--he'd be on the sidelines. With an overactive mind and phobias of everything from hard-boiled eggs to gargoyles, he struggles to understand his classes, let alone his fellow classmates.


The First Rule of Punk Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780425290408
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Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - August 22nd, 2017

From debut author and longtime zine-maker Celia C. Perez, The First Rule of Punk is a wry and heartfelt exploration of friendship, finding your place, and learning to rock out like no one's watching.


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Greetings from Witness Protection! Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781250107114
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Published: Feiwel & Friends - October 3rd, 2017

Nicki Demere is an orphan and a pickpocket. She also happens to be the U.S. Marshals' best bet to keep a family alive. . . .


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The Vanderbeekers of 141st Street Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780544876392
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Published: Houghton Mifflin - October 3rd, 2017

The Vanderbeekers have always lived in the brownstone on 141st Street. It's practically another member of the family. So when their reclusive, curmudgeonly landlord decides not to renew their lease, the five siblings have eleven days to do whatever it takes to stay in their beloved home and convince the dreaded Beiderman just how wonderful they are.


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Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780316508889
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - October 31st, 2017

An instant New York Times bestseller
"Poignant....A Harry Potter-esque adventure." --Time Magazine
A breathtaking, enchanting new series by debut author Jessica Townsend, about a cursed girl who escapes death and finds herself in a magical world--but is then tested beyond her wildest imagination


Saints and Misfits Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781481499248
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Published: Salaam Reads / Simon & Schuster Books for You - June 13th, 2017

Saints and Misfits is an unforgettable debut novel that feels like a modern day My So-Called Life...starring a Muslim teen.

There are three kinds of people in my world:

1. Saints, those special people moving the world forward. Sometimes you glaze over them. Or, at least, I do. They're in your face so much, you can't see them, like how you can't see your nose.


Epic Crush of Genie Lo Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781419725487
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Published: Harry N. Abrams - August 8th, 2017

The struggle to get into a top-tier college consumes sixteen-year-old Genie's every waking thought. But when she discovers she's a celestial spirit who's powerful enough to bash through the gates of heaven with her fists, her perfectionist existence is shattered.


All Rights Reserved: A New YA Science Fiction Book Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780373212446
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Published: Harlequin Teen - August 29th, 2017

"A chilling, unnerving, and timely debut novel about what it means to speak out, even in silence." --Katharine McGee, New York Times bestselling author of The Thousandth Floor In a world where every word and gesture is copyrighted, patented or trademarked, one girl elects to remain silent rather than pay to speak, and her defiant and unexpected silence threatens to unravel


An Enchantment of Ravens Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781481497589
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Published: Margaret K. McElderry Books - September 26th, 2017

Parents' Choice Silver Honors Winner

A skilled painter must stand up to the ancient power of the faerie courts--even as she falls in love with a faerie prince--in this gorgeous debut novel.


Dear Martin Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781101939499
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Published: Crown Books for Young Readers - October 17th, 2017

INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

"Raw and gripping." --Jason Reynolds, New York Times bestselling coauthor of All American Boys

A must-read " --Angie Thomas, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Hate U Give