Top Indie Fiction: 13 Key Spring Titles Beyond the Best Sellers List

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Abdou’s fresh story about family–work tensions and the cultural divide; Busman’s language is toughly lyric; Doten is utterly surreal; an intense, spot-on investigation of destructive behavior from Gerard; Hossain daringly shows us war

Fiction by Asher, Joyce, and Karr, plus Two Debuts | Xpress Reviews

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A complex and satisfying sf work from Asher, a good mean girls debut, a somewhat darker and more detailed work from Joyce, and a rather plodding debut historical despite the accuracy and lavish descriptions

Suggestions for February, African American History Month | Wyatt’s World

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Learn, honor, and remember: read the Selected Letters of Langston Hughes, Lewis’s March, the Randalls’ new cookbook, White House correspondent Ryans’s memoir, and debut novelist Solomon’s Disgruntled.

Fiction from Ashe, Kelly, Macomber, Ngwainmbi, plus a Starred Debut | Xpress Reviews

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Ashe completes her romance trilogy, Hamilton’s debut will appeal to fans of the Jack Reacher series, Kelly’s latest has an engaging plot, no disappointments on Macomber’s stand-alone, Ngwainmbi follows a young man’s emotional progression

Spotlight on Anne Tyler | LibraryReads Author, February 15, 2015

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Pulitzer Prize winner Tyler talks about her new novel, A Spool of Blue Thread, and her “continuing interest in…those cobbled-­together households that you see sometimes, getting along just as happily as many biological families.”

Timely Chanter, Postmodern Larsen, Paranormal Rose, plus a Postapocalyptic Debut & More | Fiction Reviews, February 15, 2015

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Chanter’s timely mix of environmental and psychological storytelling, an immersive postmodern journey from Larsen, Rose stirs her readers’ curiosity and imaginations, Moss’s debut is a linguistic tour de force, Donohue offers a sure bet for dog lovers

First Novelists Anolik, Fuller, Joy, Klaber, Moss, Nguyen, & Others | Debut Fiction, February 15, 2015

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Anolik’s haunting debut is tough to put down, Duffy expertly builds suspense, an emotionally intense novel from Fuller, Southern grit lit from Joy, Klaber delivers an important book, award-winning poet Haig beautifully details a ruined world.

Ruined Worlds: Five New Postapocalyptic Novels | Wyatt’s World

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The Only Ones prove to be apocalpytic-proof, Haig begins a new trilogy, strong worldbuilding and characterization from Newman, Repino’s debut battle tale, surreal adventures from first novelist van den Berg.

Fiction from Coben and Gaynor, plus Ettinger’s Debut | Xpress Reviews

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A new kind of thriller from Coben, a tidily satisfying historical novel from Gaylor, and a breathtaking debut novel from longtime LGBTQ activist Ettinger

Q&A: LaShonda Katrice Barnett | Debut Authors, February 15, 2015

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Barnett’s compelling and acclaimed debut novel, Jam on the Vine, shines a spotlight on the crucial role the black press played in the lives of African Americans after the Civil War.

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