Best Indie Books of 2013


Released: Feb. 19, 2013

"For either those well-versed in the case of Catalonian independence or for the uninitiated, an estimable addition to an increasingly tempestuous debate. "
A substantial collection of scholarly articles exploring, and defending, the prospects for Catalonia's independence from Spain. Read full book review >
Released: Feb. 22, 2013

"A thought-provoking, singularly strange and absorbing novel."
A desperate villager's quest to become Zimbabwe's newest executioner kicks off this intriguing debut horror novel involving man-eating plants, organ harvesting and other uncanny oddities. Read full book review >

THE HIGH HUNT by Adam Connell
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: July 24, 2013

"Explosive action in the far future."
Energetic, edgy sci-fi with a Game of Thrones bent. Read full book review >
FICTION & LITERATURE

"Austen devotees may enjoy this glimpse into Darcy's background, and Austen newcomers might find themselves searching the shelves for her classic novels."
In this enjoyable work of historical fiction set in the Jane Austen universe, Cromlin imagines what makes the mysterious Fitzwilliam Darcy tick. Read full book review >
THE TURQUOISE TATTOO by Vaya Dauphin
Released: Feb. 1, 2012

"Intriguing good guys struggle against ominous supernatural threats amid the lush backdrop of Maori legend."
A young woman comes of age while simultaneously realizing her Maori-related powers in Dauphin's debut YA fantasy. Read full book review >

WE'RE DOING WHAT FOR SUMMER VACATION? by Cindy Davis
NATURE & TRAVEL
Released: May 3, 2013

"Eat, Pray, Love for tweens."
The matchless true-life travelogue of a 9-year-old's trip to Borneo, co-authored by a mother-daughter writing team. Read full book review >
All The Talk Is Dead by Michael Ebner
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 14, 2009

"Unrefined but infectious, like a barely legal high. "
Two aspiring rock musicians think that the way to success is for one of them to fake his own death, then capitalize on the phony tragedy. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 2013

"Relentless and inspiring, the life of Muhammad Yunus shows how capitalism and conscience need not be at odds."
An admiring portrait of a charismatic economist and entrepreneur who found his calling as Bangladesh's "banker to the poor." Read full book review >