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Best Indie Novels of 2014

  • FICTION

    ORPHAN IN AMERICA

    AUG. 4, 2014

FICTION

ORPHAN IN AMERICA

by Nanette L. Avery

A beautifully written, effortlessly measured historical novel. Full review >

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  • FICTION

    JUSTICE FOR THE BLACK KNIGHT

    JULY 28, 2014

FICTION

JUSTICE FOR THE BLACK KNIGHT

by Jerri Blair

A must-read story of relationships, prejudice and bravery, and a vivid paean for justice. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • FICTION

    HENRY'S RE-ENTRY

    DEC. 3, 2013

  • FICTION

    THESE CAN'T BE CHOICES

    SEPT. 14, 2013

  • FICTION

    The Cutting Room

    JULY 1, 2014

The Cutting Room

by Stewart Dudley

A thoughtful exploration of honor, trust and middle-age romance. Full review >

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  • FICTION

    THE FIG ORCHARD

    JULY 2, 2013

FICTION

THE FIG ORCHARD

by Layla Fiske

A sweeping historical epic anchored by a compelling heroine, finely honed historical detail and a fully realized setting. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • FICTION

    Dracaena Marginata

    APRIL 24, 2014

FICTION

Dracaena Marginata

by Donald Greco

A unique, emotional novel about lifelong companionship and brutal social injustice. Full review >

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  • FICTION

    BEFORE THE FLOCK

    MARCH 7, 2014

FICTION

BEFORE THE FLOCK

by David Winston Inglish

Evokes the heart and soul of the era with a balance of decadence and desperation. Full review >

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  • FICTION

    Grace and Baby

    JUNE 9, 2014

  • FICTION

    A NASTY BUSINESS

    JUNE 19, 2014

FICTION

A NASTY BUSINESS

by Sanford H. Margalith

A raucous, entertaining sendup of Madison Avenue’s unique blend of artistic pretension and desperate crassness. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • FICTION

    Uncle Sol's Women

    APRIL 16, 2014

FICTION

Uncle Sol's Women

by Simeon J. Maslin

A dense exploration of the familial ties that bind one Jewish family. Full review >

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  • FICTION

    STEIN HOUSE

    OCT. 18, 2013

FICTION

STEIN HOUSE

by Myra Hargrave McIlvain

A wonderful slice of history that animates mid-19th century Texas. Full review >

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  • FICTION

    STATUS QUO

    MARCH 18, 2014

  • FICTION

    A BECKONING WAR

    JAN. 15, 2014

FICTION

A BECKONING WAR

by Matthew Murphy

An empathetic yet flawed man drives this wonderful novel, the first from an author ready for a glittering literary career. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • FICTION

    MY LIFE IN A NUTSHELL

FICTION

MY LIFE IN A NUTSHELL

by Tanya J. Peterson

A vital tool for sufferers and their families that broadens understanding of a debilitating illness. 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

    WELL MET IN CYPRUS

    JAN. 1, 2011

  • FICTION

    MIDNIGHT RUMBA

    APRIL 15, 2013

FICTION

MIDNIGHT RUMBA

by Eduardo Santiago

A historically sound, sublimely heartbreaking novel about the soul of the Cuban revolution. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • FICTION

    INSTEAD

    AUG. 15, 2013

FICTION

INSTEAD

by Norma Shainin

A moving novel of family, history and dreams deferred that captures the joys and pains of both sisterhood and romantic love. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • FICTION

    DEGREES OF LOVE

DEGREES OF LOVE

by Lisa Slabach

An engaging story that shines an honest light on what it means to be truly happy. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • FICTION

    Madoc's Legacy

    APRIL 30, 2014

FICTION

Madoc's Legacy

by Edward Swanson

A rollicking, rip-roaring novel, big and wild as the American frontier. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • FICTION

    The Whole Stunned World

    JUNE 3, 2010

FICTION

The Whole Stunned World

by Jenny Ruth Yasi

A complex tale that adeptly balances history with personal drama. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >

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