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Best Indie Books of November

  • CHILDREN'S

    MONTANA'S MEMORY DAY

    NOV. 5, 2021

CHILDREN'S

MONTANA'S MEMORY DAY

by Sue Lawrence illustrated by Erika Wilson

Readers in birth families or found families will appreciate this tale of parent-child connection. Full review >

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  • FICTION

    CIBOLERO

    AUG. 3, 2007

FICTION

CIBOLERO

by Kermit Lopez

Well-written historical fiction stuffed with action and adventure. Full review >

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  • FICTION

    BONE MUSIC

    APRIL 29, 2021

FICTION

BONE MUSIC

by Joel Peckham Joel Peckham

A superb collection of poems that are haunted by grief yet touched by grace. Full review >

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  • FICTION

    SKYBOUND

    JUNE 4, 2021

SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY

SKYBOUND

by Lou Iovino

A spellbinding yarn about people caught in an open-ended space puzzle, told with force and gravity. Full review >

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  • FICTION

    ORPHEUS RISING

    OCT. 5, 2021

SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY

ORPHEUS RISING

by Lance Lee Lance Lee illustrated by Ellen Raquel LeBow

An extraordinarily beautiful, touching adventure that can stand with the classics of children’s literature. Full review >

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  • FICTION

    IN THE LAND OF DEAD HORSES

    SEPT. 14, 2021

THRILLER & SUSPENSE

IN THE LAND OF DEAD HORSES

by Bruce McCandless

A paranormal whodunit that offers a gripping battle between good and evil. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >

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