BTW Interviews

19 Jan
Love, Hate & Other Filters by Samira Ahmed

An Indies Introduce Q&A With Samira Ahmed

Love, Hate & Other Filters is “a timely read that deftly tempers difficult topics with levity and a wonderful narrative voice,” said Rebecca Wells of Porter Square Books.

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16 Jan

A Q&A With Francisco Cantú, Author of February’s #1 Indie Next List Pick

Former U.S. Border Patrol Agent Francisco Cantú’s debut, The Line Becomes a River, is indie booksellers’ number-one title for the February Indie Next List.

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16 Jan

An Indies Introduce Q&A With William A. Noguera

Escape Artist is a gripping, sad, inspirational, and amazing story of being on death row in America’s worst prison,” said Chris Morrow of Northshire Bookstore.

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09 Jan

An Indies Introduce Q&A With Mira T. Lee

“Mira T. Lee’s Everything Here Is Beautiful is an extremely powerful and timely work of fiction,” said Janine De Boisblanc of Orinda Books.

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08 Jan
You'll Miss Me When I'm Gone book cover

An Indies Introduce Q&A With Rachel Lynn Solomon

“I cried knowing that each twin would suffer immeasurable loss, yet only one would succumb,” Stacey Haerr of Warwick’s said about Solomon’s young adult debut, You’ll Miss Me When I’m Gone.

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03 Jan
The Hazel Wood

Melissa Albert on Winter Kids’ Indie Next List Pick “The Hazel Wood”

Author Melissa Albert’s contemporary young adult fantasy novel explores the realm of dark fairy tales. 

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03 Jan

An Indies Introduce Q&A With Lindsey Stoddard

Lindsey Stoddard’s Just Like Jackie is “a heartfelt and unflinchingly honest story of what defines, challenges, and bonds together family,” said Kathleen Carey of Little Book House of Stuyvesant Plaza.

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19 Dec

A Q&A With Chloe Benjamin, Author of January’s #1 Indie Next List Pick

According to Erika VanDam, owner of Chicago’s RoscoeBooks, “if there’s any justice in bookselling,” then The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin “will find the massive audience it so deserves.”

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29 Nov
Future Home cover

A Q&A With Louise Erdrich, Author of the December #1 Indie Next List Pick

Future Home of the Living God, the new dystopian novel by National Book Award winner Louise Erdrich, is booksellers’ number-one pick for the December Indie Next List.

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28 Nov

A Q&A With John Green, Author of the #1 Winter Kids’ Indie Next List Pick

Author John Green talks about book recommendations he’s received from indie bookstores, where he first heard the phrase “turtles all the way down,” and the difficulty of finding words to describe pain.

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