IndieBound: Other Indie Favorites

From last week's Indie bestseller lists, available at IndieBound.org, here are the recommended titles, which are also Indie Next Great Reads:

Hardcover
Meredith, Alone: A Novel by Claire Alexander (Grand Central, $28, 9781538709948). "Meredith spent over three years alone in her house--she was not isolated due to a pandemic, but this book put my feelings into words. She made me giggle, cry, and root for her. A story we need after such a numbing time. I feel alive again." --Tahlia Moe, Bound to Happen Books, Stevens Point, Wis.

Flight: A Novel by Lynn Steger Strong (Mariner, $27.99, 9780063135147). "An intimate exploration of complicated family dynamics with nuanced, distinct characters. A perfect book for anyone who has ever felt out of place going home for the holidays, Flight explores the nature of belonging and community." --David Vogel, Literati Bookstore, Ann Arbor, Mich.

Paperback
Case Study by Graeme Macrae Burnet (Biblioasis, $17.95, 9781771965200). "Such a great, satisfying, smart read. This has it all: a psychological drama between therapist and client; swinging '60s London; a writer fully enjoying the storytelling; sharply observed moments of family. One of my favorites of 2022." --Toby Cox, Three Lives & Co., New York, N.Y.

For Ages 4 to 8
Butterfly Child by Marc Majewski (Katherine Tegen, $18.99, 9780063021556). "In this stunning work of art, we follow a child on his journey as a butterfly. Readers learn about responding to bullies, picking yourself up, dusting yourself off, and learning to fly again. A joyous celebration of being yourself." --Katie Fransen, The Novel Neighbor, Webster Groves, Mo.

For Ages 8 to 12
Sir Callie and the Champions of Helston by Esme Symes-Smith (Labyrinth Road, $17.99, 9780593485774). "Sir Callie slashes gender norms with the cold bite of a steel blade. Nonbinary Callie dreams of being a knight, but the rigid rules of the kingdom are hard to escape. A captivating page-turner that will have you on the edge of your seat!" --Jess Cooper, Joseph-Beth Booksellers, Cincinnati, Ohio

For Teen Readers
If You Could See the Sun by Ann Liang (Inkyard Press, $18.99, 9781335915849). "Ann Liang's debut is a poignant coming-of-age novel set against the backdrop of an elite academy in Beijing. This is a story about class, about privilege, about what it means to fall in love with a world and people that are not yours to keep." --Cindy Tran, Porter Square Books, Cambridge, Mass.

[Many thanks to IndieBound and the ABA!]

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