Susan Rebecca White & Joshilyn Jackson have Indie Next Picks!
We Are All Good People Here: A Novel by Susan Rebecca White
(Atria Books, 9781451608915, $27)
“I’ve been reading and admiring Susan Rebecca White’s novels since her 2009 debut, Bound South, and her new book is a continuation of her unmatched knack for capturing the essence of her Atlanta upbringing. Adding layers of historical context to the familiar world of her previous works, White tells a moving and thought-provoking story that spans the tumultuous final decades of the American Century. She explores race, class, privilege, and politics through a cast of very human characters ranging across the entire socioeconomic and ideological spectrum. The book bears witness to the evolution in conscience of these times as the reader experiences the evolution of this ambitious, talented writer.” —Frank Reiss, A Cappella Books, Atlanta, GA
Never Have I Ever: A Novel by Joshilyn Jackson
(William Morrow, 9780062855312, $26.99)
“Never Have I Ever will take you on a breathtaking journey from beginning to end. Jackson weaves a masterful mystery with unexpected twists and turns on every page. The story follows Amy Whey, a Florida housewife with a dark secret safely buried in the past until a stranger shows up to her neighborhood book club and starts a game that hurtles her back into her deepest, most hidden secrets. This story kept me guessing until the very end and still managed to surprise me. This is shaping up to be my favorite novel of the year.” —Dean Hunter, The Fountain Bookstore, Richmond, VA