Monthly, a look at indie authors as well as their publishers. A great resource for writers seeing not only notable reads, but publishers they may want to query for their own manuscripts.
"Author Duanwad Pimwana captures everyday life in Thailand with detailed observations presented through the eyes of one deserted little boy...in a way that bypasses sadness and borders at times on humor."
"The book is a portent to be read with care, a messenger from ancient ages auguring a future devoid of meaning unless heed is paid to the trivia around us." In Lia Purpura's recent book, she offers twenty essays noticing little things and then riding the train of thoughts they inspire.
Fiction is stranger than truth in this plucky memoir by Jessica Chiccehitto Hindman, who tells of her experience playing for a "fake" orchestra and explores why people are drawn to fake realities.
Time and space become shapeshifters in Melissa Scott’s latest novel, FINDERS. This fascinating genre mashup embodies ancient myths in future worlds, while remarking metaphorically on issues in the present.
AYA DANE by Mhani Alaoui is an elegant exploration of invisible cultural memories, creatively rendered on a canvas of migration. Here in her second novel, Mhani Alaoui shapes a well-thought-out protagonist with astute observations on the fear of those who are different—and on walls.
This month: Lanie Tankard reviews WHITE DANCING ELEPHANTS by Chaya Bhuvaneswar, from Dzanc books.
This month, May-lee Chai's USEFUL PHRASES FOR IMMIGRANTS from Blair follows characters all in states of transition.
"The novel is both lovely and intense, a moving portrait of human nature tucked into a thriller." From Arcade Publishing, Peter Cunningham's ACTS OF ALLEGIANCE.
Lanie Tankard reviews Alain Corbin's A HISTORY OF SILENCE, translated from the French by Jean Birrell.
This month's indie book is A GIFT FROM ABUELA, a children's book from Massachusetts publisher Candlewick Press.