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.
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.
Laura Esther Wolfson's FOR SINGLE MOTHERS WORKING AS TRAIN CONDUCTORS from the University of Iowa Press is this month's indie read.
"A compelling scenario that explores the outer limits of being human," Bethany C. Morrow's MEM narrates a world in which surrogates hold memories.