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.
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.
"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.
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 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.
** NATIONAL BESTSELLER **
Lizzie Borden took an axOr 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.
And gave her mother forty whacks
When she saw what she had done,
She gave her father forty-one.
A 2017 NATIONAL BOOK AWARD NOMINEE
A New York Times Notable Book of 2017
A New York Times Book Review Editor's Choice
Finalist for the Barnes and Noble Discover Prize
Longlisted for the Aspen Words Literary Prize, 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
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.
"Brilliant . . . As the pages fly by, we're right by Vanasco, breathlessly experiencing her grief, mania, revelations, and--ultimately -- her relief." --Entertainment Weekly
A Poets & Writers' Best Nonfiction Debut of 2017 ANYLON and Newsweek Editor's Choice A Barnes & Noble Discover Great Writers Pic
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, a 2018 Pura Belpr Author Honor Book, is a wry and heartfelt exploration of friendship, finding your place, and learning to rock out like no one's watching.
Nicki Demere is an orphan and a pickpocket. She also happens to be the U.S. Marshals' best bet to keep a family alive. . . .
One of The New York Times' Notable Children's Books of 2017: "In this delightful and heartwarming throwback to the big-family novels of yesteryear, a large biracial family might lose their beloved brownstone home, but win it back with an all-out charm offensive."
An instant New York Times bestseller
"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
A William C. Morrow Award FinalistSaints and Misfits is a "timely and authentic" (School Library Journal, starred review) 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:
An Entertainment Weekly Best YA Book of 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.
"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 instant New York Times bestseller"A funny, action-packed, and sweet romance." --School Library Journal (starred review)
An Indie Next Top 10 Pick
A Parents' Choice Silver Honor Winner
"A phenomenal read." --RT Book Reviews
"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