Zevin Tops April Indie Next List

Gabrielle Zevin's The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry  from Algonquin is the No. 1 pick on the April Indie Next list. It includes one of our PL Spring/Summer Buzz Books, Maggie Shipstead's second novel Astonish Me, which you can preview right now in our free ebook. (Another Buzz Book, Sally Green's Half Bad, which publishes next week, is featured in the today's WSJ. With rights sold in 45 languages plus a film option, her agent Claire Wilson says the deals total almost $1.6 million.)

In other lists, Costco's Pennie's Pick for March is the modern classic Winter's Tale by Mark Helprin.

The rest of the ABA list comprises:

Frog Music, by Emma Donoghue
The Empathy Exams, by Leslie Jamison
The Collector of Dying Breaths: A Novel of Suspense, by M.J. Rose
The Plover, by Brian Doyle
The Intern’s Handbook, by Shane Kuhn
And the Dark Sacred Night, by Julia Glass
Learning to Walk in the Dark, by Barbara Brown Taylor
Inappropriate Behavior: Stories, by Murray Farish
In Paradise, by Peter Matthiessen
Astonish Me, by Maggie Shipstead
Mimi Malloy, At Last!, by Julia MacDonnell
Murder at Cape Three Points, by Kwei Quartey
The Cairo Affair, by Olen Steinhauer
My Wish List, by Gregoire Delacourt
Roosevelt’s Beast, by Louis Bayard
Strange Harvest: A Tale of Cannibals, Colonialism, and Michael Rockefeller’s Tragic Quest for Primitive Art, by Carl Hoffman
The Bohemians: Mark Twain and the San Francisco Writers Who Reinvented American Literature, by Ben Tarnoff
Mind of Winter, by Laura Kasischke
The Book of Duels: Flash Fiction, by Michael Garriga, Tynan Kerr (Illus.)
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