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:

Florida Woman: A Novel by Deb Rogers (Hanover Square Press, $27.99, 9781335426895). "Jamie is grateful to be able to live out her house arrest term at a monkey sanctuary in the Florida wilderness. The women there seem so spiritual and welcoming... but what's really going on behind closed doors? I couldn't put this down!" --Suzanna Hermans, Oblong Books, Millerton, N.Y.

Life Ceremony: Stories by Sayaka Murata, trans. by Ginny Tapley Takemori (Grove Press, $25, 9780802159588). "Think Kelly Link, Ottessa Moshfegh, and a pinch of surrealism. You'll find surprises in each story, and Murata's voice is unique and so fun to read (if you don't mind dark humor and disturbing themes)! Weird and absolutely delightful!" --Rachel Brewer, Carmichael’s Bookstore, Louisville, Ky.

The Inheritance of Orquídea Divina: A Novel by Zoraida Córdova (Atria, $17, 9781982102555). "This story sparkles and enchants! It's a rich and layered multigeneration saga featuring strong women and a mystery veiled in magical realism that will tease and feed your imagination." --Grace Rajendran, University Book Store, Seattle, Wash.

For Ages 3 to 7
What Feelings Do When No One's Looking by Tina Oziewicz, illus. by Aleksandra ZajÄ…c, trans. by Jennifer Croft (Elsewhere Editions, $18.95, 9781953861283). "Terribly adorable illustrations show all kinds of emotions as they live their lives within us. A great first exploration into the realm of emotions for young people and a great reminder for the older set!" --Sam Coons, Cupboard Maker Books, Enola, Pa.

For Ages 8 to 12
In the Beautiful Country by Jane Kuo (Quill Tree Books, $16.99, 9780063118980). "Honest and vulnerable, In the Beautiful Country is a unique insight into 'the immigrant experience.' This novel-in-verse told by an 11-year-old girl is a lovely, emotional read! I loved the character growth and Kuo's evocative writing." --Hannah Stewart, The Wandering Jellyfish Bookshop, Niwot, Colo.

For Teen Readers
This Vicious Grace by Emily Thiede (Wednesday Books, $18.99, 9781250794055). "This book is undeniably one we will rave about to our fantasy-loving customers. Thiede has created such a compelling world and characters. The perfect mix of world-building, action, and romance for all ages. A must have for summer reading." --Courtney Ulrich Smith, Underbrush Books, Rogers, Ark.

[Many thanks to IndieBound and the ABA!]

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