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Best Off-the-Beaten-Path Indie Books of 2014

  • FICTION

    AMERICAN NEOLITHIC

    MAY 5, 2014

FICTION

AMERICAN NEOLITHIC

by Terence Hawkins

A towering work of speculative fiction that will have readers rethinking what it means to be human. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • FICTION

    LOVE IN THE TIME OF APPS

    APRIL 3, 2014

  • NONFICTION

    A LONG WAY FROM PARIS

A LONG WAY FROM PARIS

by EC Murray

A welcome memoir of France that offers a complex mosaic of memories. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • FICTION

    HENRY'S RE-ENTRY

    DEC. 3, 2013

  • FICTION

    THE TREE THAT WALKS

    JAN. 10, 2014

FICTION

THE TREE THAT WALKS

by Beth Duncan

A stunning, fertile selection of poems worthy of the broadest possible audience. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • INDIE

    M.A.D. Again!

    SEPT. 18, 2006

M.A.D. Again!

by Michael A. Donovan

Dark, enigmatic, depressive verse that’s often compelling. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • NONFICTION

    99 JOBS

    NOV. 10, 2013

NONFICTION

99 JOBS

by Joe Cottonwood

Expertly crafted narrative nonfiction that reveals the framework of people’s lives. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • FICTION

    Grooveworld

    MAY 8, 2014

Grooveworld

by Jeremy Gray

A visually powerful, angst-ridden and sometimes funny story set in a world of killer DJs and smuggled soul music. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • NONFICTION

    Heroes and Giants

    APRIL 29, 2013

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR

Heroes and Giants

by Douglas B. Ashby

Bloodcurdling recollections from a regular guy who answered the call when the alarm bell rang. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • FICTION

    The Noisiest Book Review in the Known World

    JAN. 5, 2013

  • FICTION

    Bulletin of ZOMBIE Research

    JUNE 17, 2014

FICTION

Bulletin of ZOMBIE Research

by Christy J. Leppanen

Morbidly fascinating, even in its deadpan style; likely to become a staple in zombie collections. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • NONFICTION

    Sutro's Glass Palace

Sutro's Glass Palace

by John A. Martini

A beautiful resource about a mysterious San Francisco landmark. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • INDIE

    Lucy Lick-Me-Not and the Day Eaters

    JULY 1, 2015

Lucy Lick-Me-Not and the Day Eaters

by Claudine Carmel illustrated by Bret Burkmar

A charming, wildly imaginative introduction to a brave new girl. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • FICTION

    SHALLCROSS

    AUG. 1, 2014

SHALLCROSS

by Charles Porter

Surreal, poetic and unforgettable: a truly original voice. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • FICTION

    Masters' Mysterium

    FEB. 14, 2013

Masters' Mysterium

by R. R. Reynolds

One of the best paranormal fantasy releases of this year—a self-publishing benchmark. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • NONFICTION

    Charcutier. Salumiere. Wurstmeister.

    JAN. 13, 2014

NONFICTION

Charcutier. Salumiere. Wurstmeister.

by Francois Paul-Armand Vecchio photographed by Elizabeth Pepin Silva

A study that may become the new sausage makers’ bible, outstanding in its range, depth and clarity. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >

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