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Best Indie Books of August

  • NONFICTION

    WOMEN WI$E

    JUNE 6, 2022

NONFICTION

WOMEN WI$E

by Eleanor Blayney & Marjorie L. Fox

A practical and compassionate handbook designed to help women envision their lives after work. Full review >

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  • FICTION

    SHADOWS HOLD THEIR BREATH

    JULY 19, 2022

FICTION

SHADOWS HOLD THEIR BREATH

by Sherry Robinson

An impressive and thoughtful exploration of the mistakes good people make. Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    WESTERN SKIES

    MARCH 9, 2022

NONFICTION

WESTERN SKIES

author-photographer Darden Smith

A luminous, haunting panorama of an austere yet rich environment. Full review >

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  • FICTION

    GOING, GOING, GONE!

    MARCH 8, 2022

FICTION

GOING, GOING, GONE!

by Steve Hermanos

A raucously entertaining, richly atmospheric SF-tinged sports fable. Full review >

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  • FICTION

    BLUE LAKE

    MARCH 8, 2022

FICTION

BLUE LAKE

by Jeffrey D. Boldt

An impressive, wonderfully detailed legal thriller showing the best and worst of humanity. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • CHILDREN'S

    JACKIE DOES IT ALL

    JULY 26, 2022

CHILDREN'S

JACKIE DOES IT ALL

by Fabian E. Ferguson ; illustrated by Alisa Aryutova

A timely, vibrant, and cheerfully illustrated reminder about the importance of balance. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >

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