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:

Colton Gentry's Third Act: A Novel by Jeff Zentner (Grand Central, $30, 9781538756652). "I loved this second-chance romance about a high school football star turned Country singer who heads back to Kentucky after his marriage and career fall apart. Zentner captures Colton and Luann's nostalgia and reconnection beautifully." --Amy Traughber, pages: a bookstore, Manhattan Beach, Calif.

Sipsworth by Simon Van Booy (David R. Godine, $26.95, 9781567927948). "Simon Van Booy performs a special type of alchemy by taking the simplest of tales--a woman approaching the end of her life discovering a small mouse in her house--and turning it into an astonishingly moving story of love and resilience." --Luisa Smith, Book Passage, Corte Madera, Calif.

A Living Remedy: A Memoir by Nicole Chung (Ecco, $19.99, 9780063031623). "A heartbreaking, yet deeply loving memoir about the complexities of healthcare inequality. Chung draws on her experiences in her white adoptive family to understand how inequalities perpetuate distance and divisiveness." --Erin Pastore, Water Street Bookstore, Exeter, N.H.

Ages 3 to 7
Two Together by Brendan Wenzel (Chronicle, $18.99, 9781797202778). "Two friends, Cat and Dog, share everything the day brings as they venture home together, yet see it all in their own unique way. The brilliant artwork shows us how they see the world differently until they are home at last asleep by the fire." --Lisa Plummer, Interabang Books, Dallas, Tex.

Ages 10+
Deep Water by Jamie Sumner (Atheneum Books for Young Readers, $17.99, 9781665935067). "I dove into this middle grade novel and didn't come up for air until the end. I love a well written novel-in-verse, and I was right there in the water with Tully, cheering her on and feeling her pain as she tried to process why her mother might have left." --Angela Sides, Monkey and Dog Books, Fort Worth, Tex.

Teen Readers
What's Eating Jackie Oh? by Patricia Park (Crown Books for Young Readers, $19.99, 9780593563410). "Loved this book. Patricia Park brings us a complicated, smart, compelling heroine in Jackie Oh. She manages to merge threads of family strife, race, secrets--and lots of great food--all so smoothly and beautifully done." --Kathy Crowley, Belmont Books, Belmont, Mass.

[Many thanks to IndieBound and the ABA!]

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