IndieBound: Other Indie Favorites

From last week's Indie bestseller lists, available at, here are the recommended titles, which are also Indie Next Great Reads:

The Wolves of Winter: A Novel by Tyrell Johnson (Scribner, $26, 9781501155673). "When all the terrible things imaginable--and unimaginable--happen, all that is left is your family, whether blood or those you bond with in the aftermath of devastation. Teenager Lynn McBride remembers the world before--before nuclear war, before the flu, and even before her family moved to the Canadian Yukon--and those memories tease and haunt her while giving us clues to her history. While her family struggles daily for food and warmth, they are together and they watch out for each other, never encountering strangers--until Jax shows up..." --Eileen McGervey, One More Page Books, Arlington, Va.

Green: A Novel by Sam Graham-Felsen (Random House, $27, 9780399591143). "Please read Green. You will fall in love with Graham-Felsen's David from his first utterances on page one of this original, thought-provoking twist on an important subject--race relations. Thank God David has such a great voice and there are so many humorous moments, or else I may have felt extremely sad about his experiences of being such an outsider. A truly memorable moment-in-time novel and a great read." --Sue Roegge, Chapter2Books, Hudson, Wis.

Beneath the Mountain: A Novel by Luca D'Andrea (Harper Paperbacks, $16.99, 9780062680174). "This thriller starts off with a shock and then turns in an entirely different direction that will leave you torn between wishing the troubled filmmaker Salinger will drop his obsessive pursuit of a decades-old mystery and praying he doesn't so you can see how the mystery unravels. D'Andrea's characters and their relationships draw you into the story of how Salinger's relentless pursuits affect those around him. This is a cleverly crafted thriller with twists and turns that will keep you guessing until the end." --Brent Bunnell, Fiction Addiction, Greenville, S.C.

For Ages 4 to 8
The Pink Hat by Andrew Joyner (Schwartz & Wade, $17.99, 9781524772260). "For your woke little girl, here is the story of a woolly pink hat that makes several stops on its way from the knitting basket to a place in a march for women's rights. It's a cozy, joyful journey, exuberant every step of the way." --Susan Kunhardt, Book Passage, Corte Madera, Calif.

For Ages 9 to 12
Whichwood by Tahereh Mafi (Dutton, $17.99, 9781101994795). "I adored this touching, magic-filled Persian fantasy. At times dark and disturbing, it retains the sense of whimsy and tenderness that I found so charming in Furthermore. In her job as a mordeshoor, Laylee is responsible for preparing the dead to cross over into the afterlife, a burden bigger than anyone her age should bear alone. She is a lonely but caring girl and in desperate need of some help and friendship when two strange visitors arrive in Whichwood, changing her life more than she could have imagined." --Kelly O'Sullivan, R.J. Julia Booksellers, Madison, Conn.

For Teen Readers
As You Wish by Chelsea Sedoti (Sourcebooks Fire, $17.99, 9781492642312). "To outsiders, Madison may look like an ordinary town in the middle of the Mojave Desert, but it's anything but ordinary, because every Madison-born resident gets to go to the cave and make a wish on their 18th birthday--and that wish will come true. Eldon has seen how those requests for money, beauty, and athletic prowess, among more unique wishes, have rarely brought true happiness. Now he has to decide what to ask for on his own wishing day, knowing that what he wants more than anything--for his sister to recover from the accident that left her dying in a hospital in Las Vegas--is against the rules of wishing. Chelsea Sedoti's layered story hooks readers from the first page." --Carla Ketner, Chapters Books & Gifts, Seward, Neb.

[Many thanks to IndieBound and the ABA!]

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