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March 2016 Indie Next List #1 Great Read


On the cover of this month's Indie Next list is
THE OPPOSITE OF EVERYONE: A Novel, by Joshilyn Jackson

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“Paula Vauss, née Kali Jai, is complicated, with every right to be so. When she was a young girl, her mother landed in prison and Paula spent time in foster care. Kai, Paula’s Southern, bohemian, Hindu story-telling, boyfriend-hopping mother, loves her, but circumstances surrounding the separation permanently alter their unique love and each spends time trying to make life work again. This is a poignant story of hurt and forgiveness, of secrets and courage, and ultimately of allowing love and family to make one whole again. Jackson’s The Opposite of Everyone will remain in readers’ hearts long after the last line is read.”

—​Annell Gerson, Bookmiser​, Roswell, GA

Indie Next authors talk about their books...
Jacquelyn Mitchard talks about her new book, TWO IF BY SEA: A Novel, about which Stephanie Crowe (Page & Palette in Fairhope, AL) says: "Mitchard has woven a gripping narrative of a family borne out of tragedy. Frank loses his wife and unborn son to a tsunami, and in the midst of rescuing others saves a small boy. This child, Ian, possesses a special gift that impacts those around him in powerful ways. As Frank tries to form a new family, there are repercussions from Ian’s past that put them both at risk. This is the marvelous story of Frank and Ian’s journey as both try to handle the pain of the past and accept the joy of new beginnings. I loved it!”

Indie Next around the web. . .

“In A Doubter’s Almanac​, Milo Andret’s mathematical genius is as much a burden as it is a gift. He makes a series of choices — damaging to both himself and his family — that would seem to unravel any empathy readers might have for him, but Canin’s eloquent prose brings out the humanity in even the most flawed individuals. This is a novel filled with characters whose struggles with intellect, family, and vulnerability I won’t soon forget.”


—​Sarah Bagby, Watermark Books & Café, Wichita, KS

'Doubter's Almanac' Is A Family Saga, Plus Algebraic Equations

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