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#ReadMoreThan4 Week 2: Indie reads

Post Date:10/27/2016 3:48 PM

Have you finished the #ReadMoreThan4 challenge yet? If you're looking for your next read, here are some of this season's indie bestsellers you might have missed. 


The bones of paradise by Agee, Jonis.

The award-winning author of The River Wife returns with a multi-generational family saga, set in the unforgiving Nebraska Sandhills in the years following the massacre at Wounded Knee--an ambitious tale of history, vengeance, race, guilt, betrayal, family, and belonging, filled with a vivid cast of characters shaped by violence, love, and a desperate loyalty to the land.


How to set a fire and why by Ball, Jesse.

The highly acclaimed author of A Cure for Suicide now gives us a singular, blistering novel about a teenage girl who has lost everything—and will burn anything.


The muse by Burton, Jessie.

A captivating and brilliantly realized story of two young women, a Caribbean immigrant in 1960s London, and a bohemian woman in 1930s Spain, and the powerful mystery that ties them together.

Dark matter : a novel by Crouch, Blake.

A mind-bending, relentlessly paced science-fiction thriller, in which an ordinary man is kidnapped, knocked unconscious--and awakens in a world inexplicably different from the reality he thought he knew.


My best friend's exorcism : a novel by Hendrix, Grady.

Abby and Gretchen have been best friends since fifth grade. But when they arrive at high school, things change. Gretchen begins to act . . . different. And as the strange coincidences and bizarre behavior start to pile up, Abby realizes there’s only one possible explanation: Gretchen, her favorite person in the world, has a demon living inside her.


The curious charms of Arthur Pepper: a novel by Patrick, Phaedra.

Finding a mysterious charm bracelet among his late wife's possessions, sixty-nine-year-old Arthur Pepper breaks from his routine life for the first time since her death and embarks on a quest to learn about his wife's life before their marriage, a journey that leads to unexpected self-discoveries.

Grief is the thing with feathers: a novel by Porter, Max.

Part novella, part polyphonic fable, part essay on grief, Max Porter's extraordinary debut combines compassion and bravura style to dazzling effect.


The invisible life of Ivan Isaenko by Stambach, Scott.

Living in isolation at a children's hospital in Belarus because of a terminal illness, an intellectually gifted 17-year-old falls in love with a charismatic and challenging new fellow patient whose life he resolves to save.


Disappearance at Devil's Rock by Tremblay, Paul.

When her thirteen-year-old son disappears, Elizabeth learns that the boy and his friends had been hanging out near a reputedly cursed landmark, a situation that turns eerie when neighbors spot his ghostly shadow throughout the town.

Vinegar girl : The taming of the shrew retold by Tyler, Anne.

A modern retelling of "The Taming of the Shrew" follows the experiences of a preschool teacher who alienates others by speaking her mind and who is expected by her eccentric father to marry his assistant to prevent the young man's deportation.

A Certain Age by Williams, Beatriz.

Falling in love with her paramour but unable to divorce because of societal conventions, married Jazz Age socialite Theresa Marshall tries to make the best of the situation but reconsiders her values when her lover falls for her soon-to-be sister-in-law.

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