Indie Next List

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Updated March 13, 2023
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I Have Some Questions for You
Rebecca Makkai
Paper Book
A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER  "A twisty, immersive whodunit perfect for fans of Donna Tartt's The Secret History." --People  "Spellbinding." --The New York Times Book Review "[An] irresistible literary page-turner." --...
The Writing Retreat
Julia Bartz
Paper Book
THE INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER "Sex, suspense, and the supernatural fuel this propulsive debut." --People "Darkly satirical and action-packed....An absolutely splendid debut!" --Wendy Walker, nationally bestselling author of Don't Look for...
Murder Your Employer: The McMasters Guide to Homicide
Rupert Holmes
Paper Book
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER From the diabolical imagination of Edgar Award-winning novelist, playwright, and story-songwriter Rupert Holmes comes a devilish thriller with a killer concept: The McMasters Conservatory for the Applied Arts, a luxurious, clandestine college...
The Last Tale of the Flower Bride: A Novel
Roshani Chokshi
Paper Book
"Chokshi's tale is as sweet as a piece of fairy fruit, and just as wicked. Every bite is velvet, every swallow is gold, and the taste lingers like a fever dream." -- V. E. Schwab, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue "A delightfully meta fairy tale. . ....
Penner, Sarah
Paper Book
"An atmospheric and evocative whodunnit steeped in suspense, mystery, and illusion." --Nita Prose, #1 New York Times bestseller of The Maid From the author of the sensational bestseller The Lost Apothecary comes a spellbinding tale about two daring women who hunt...
Scorched Grace: A Sister Holiday Mystery
Margot Douaihy
Paper Book
Sister Holiday, a chain-smoking, heavily tattooed, queer nun, puts her amateur sleuthing skills to the test in this "unique and confident" debut crime novel (Gillian Flynn). When Saint Sebastian's School becomes the target of a shocking arson spree, the Sisters of the Sublime Blood...
A Day of Fallen Night
Samantha Shannon
Paper Book
The New York Times bestselling stunning, standalone prequel to The Priory of the Orange Tree. "A magnificent, sweeping epic. Shannon has created a world rich in intricate mythology, beautifully realized and complex." Jennifer Saint, bestselling...
Hello Beautiful: A Novel
Ann Napolitano
Paper Book
OPRAH'S BOOK CLUB PICK * From the New York Times bestselling author of Dear Edward comes a "powerfully affecting" (People) family story that asks: Can love make a broken person whole? "Another tender tearjerker . . . Napolitano chronicles life's...
Maxwell, Jessa
Paper Book
"This delicious combination of Clue and The Great British Bake Off kept me turning the pages all night!" --Janet Evanovich, #1 New York Times bestselling author Only Murders in the Building meets The Maid in this darkly...
The Crane Husband
Kelly Barnhill
Paper Book
"If I had to nominate a worthy successor to Angela Carter, I would nominate Kelly Barnhill. "--Laura Ruby, two-time National Book Award finalist and author of Bone Gap "A slim little novella that packs a narrative punch more intense than that of many books ten times...
The Adventures of Amina al-Sirafi
Shannon Chakraborty
Paper Book
"A thrilling, transportative adventure that is everything promised-Chakraborty's storytelling is fantasy at its best." -- R.F. Kuang, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Babel and The Poppy War Shannon Chakraborty, the bestselling author of The City of Brass, spins a new trilogy of...
Enchantment: Awakening Wonder in an Anxious Age
Katherine May
Paper Book
#1 NATIONAL BESTSELLER "I love Katherine May's new book, Enchantment....It's a beautiful offering of light, truth and charm in these strange, dark times." - New York Times bestselling author Anne Lamott   "Katherine May gave so many of us...
Go as a River: A Novel
Shelley Read
Paper Book
Set amid Colorado's wild beauty, a heartbreaking coming-of-age story of a resilient young woman whose life is changed forever by one chance encounter. A tragic and uplifting novel of love and loss, family and ...
The Foxglove King
Hannah Whitten
Paper Book
In this lush, romantic epic fantasy series from a New York Times bestselling author, a young woman's secret power to raise the dead plunges her into the dangerous and glamorous world of the Sainted King's royal court. When Lore was thirteen, she escaped a cult in the catacombs...
Holland, Jacqueline
Paper Book
"A new kind of vampire story, and the result is a surprising and spellbinding tale." --Laura Moriarty, New York Times bestselling author of The Chaperone "Great for fans of Interview with a Vampire and The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue." -...
Time's Undoing: A Novel
Cheryl A. Head
Paper Book
A searing and tender novel about a young Black journalist's search for answers in the unsolved murder of her great-grandfather in segregated Birmingham, Alabama, decades ago--inspired by the author's own family history Birmingham, 1929: Robert Lee Harrington, a master carpenter,...
Clifford, Stephanie
Paper Book
From the author of the New York Times bestseller Everybody Rise, a "shimmering" (New York Times Book Review) novel with the exquisite historical detail and evocative settings of The Cold Millions and Great Circle that tells the story of one unforgettable woman's rise in country and western music....
Madame Restell : the life, death, and resurrection of old New York's most fabulous, fearless, and infamous abortionist /
Wright, Jennifer,
Paper Book
**An Amazon EDITOR'S PICK for BEST BOOKS OF THE MONTH (March 2023)** **A Bookshop.Org EDITOR'S PICK (March 2023)** "This is the story of one of the boldest women in American history: self-made millionaire, a celebrity in her era, a woman...
The Candy House
Jennifer Egan
Paper Book
* Named a Top Ten Best Book of 2022 by The New York Times Book Review, The Philadelphia Inquirer, and Slate * Named a Best Book of 2022 by The New Yorker, NPR, Oprah Daily, Time, Harper's Bazaar, Entertainment Weekly, Esquire, Vogue, and many more! * "A...

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