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Indie Best Books of the Month January

  • CHILDREN'S

    NORMAN

    SEPT. 1, 2018

CHILDREN'S

NORMAN

by Michelle Olson illustrated by Michelle Olson photographed by Brian Kester

A funny, pun-heavy title about finding your purpose by embracing your talents. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • FICTION

    THE ENCELADUS MISSION

    OCT. 15, 2018

  • FICTION

    ALONE IN A CROWDED ROOM

    SEPT. 20, 2017

FICTION

ALONE IN A CROWDED ROOM

by Constance Bierkan

A masterful adoption tale: heart-rending and life-affirming in equal measure. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • NONFICTION

    A YEAR OF LIVING KINDLY

    SEPT. 25, 2018

  • NONFICTION

    OBJECTION

    AUG. 2, 2018

NONFICTION

OBJECTION

by Debra Lieberman and Carlton Patrick

A stimulating treatise on how lofty ideals can grow from primitive, unreliable urges. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • FICTION

    BENICE

    OCT. 30, 2018

FICTION

BENICE

by Metin Karayaka illustrated by Rohan Daniel Eason

A Treasure Island for the modern era, recommended for middle-grade readers and fans of pirate-adventure tales. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >

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