Top Indie Fiction: 30 Key Titles Beyond the Best-Sellers List for Spring/Summer 2014

A Kind of Dream

From laconic Pitiful Criminals to an unfolding Cataract City threatening to derail, these lucidly written, high-end gritty, and atmosphere edgy works are for most fiction readers to enjoy

Historical from Goodwin, a sf Collaboration by Horowitz & Others, Gothic Makkai, & More | Fiction Reviews

Hundred Year House

Goodwin uses finely drawn characters and intriguing plot lines to create memorable scenes, Land of Shadows is for libraries with a strong following for police procedurals, Silent History is a “new kind of novel”

Librarian Authors at BEA & ALA

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Librarians are a talented bunch. They not only promote and share books, but they also write them! Consider the latest literary efforts by a debut author/librarian and a veteran.

Fiction from Fairstein, Pearson, Janes, and Trenow, with a new Veronica Mars | Xpress Reviews

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New York City history in Fairstein’s latest, 1940s political tension from Janes, Knox and Chu are back in The Red Room, Sue Grafton fans might go a new Veronica Mars title, a young girl is Trenow’s Forgotten Seamstress

Novels by Librarians Bogino, Thomas, Box Short Stories, Fenollera, Kubica, Weiner, & More | Fiction Reviews

Panic in a Suitcase

Akhtiorskaya’s darkly funny first novel is sure to be adored, hard-to-find Box short stories in one volume, readers will be charmed by Fenollera’s intelligent debut, Weiner’s All Fall Down is great for book clubs

An Adult Fiction Debut for Durst Won’t Get “Lost” | Xpress Reviews

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An adult fantasy for Durst blends in a tinge of horror to great effect

Debuts from McKeon and Ng, Small Press Fiction, Summer Suspense, & More | Fiction Reviews

All That Is Solid Melts into Air

A matter-of-fact but emotionally powerful All That Is Solid Melts Into Air, One Plus One is about more than a road trip, Ng shrinks enormous issues into the dynamics of a single family, Rowell is like a best friend

Fun Fiction from Fenske, a Gross Thriller, an Obsessive Debut | Xpress Reviews

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A clever romantic tour de force from Fenske, a heart-gripping suspense novel from Gross, Kendal’s debut is a palpitating tale of obsession

Best Sellers: Books Most Borrowed, April 2014

David and Goliath stays strong in nonfiction. What do we know about The Sixth Extinction? The Invention of Wings soars into the No. 1 spot in fiction; two Patterson titles join the ranks.

Fiction from Berry, Fuller, Hirshberg, Jordan, & Fern Michaels | Xpress Reviews

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An intricate historical, Sundance searches for Etta, a different take on vampires, Jordan “teases” new adult readers, an intriguing debut about assassinating Hitler, an LGBT debut take on Austen, and one for Fern Michaels’s fan only

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