Sept Indie Next Picks

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The number one Indie Next Pick for September is a title that hasn’t been on radar screens; The Vanishing Act by Mette Jakobsen (Norton, 9.17). Publishers Weekly hails this debut by the Danish-born Australian author as “refreshingly pared-down story of one girl’s tiny world and the life lessons available in the smallest of existences.” Libraries have placed modest orders on the book.

The digital ARC is available on Edelweiss.

It was blurbed by Erin Morgenstern, author of The Night Circus; “The best stories change you. I am not the same after The Vanishing Act as I was before.”

Valerie Arroyo of Brewster Book Store on Cape Cod, Massachusetts, revuews it for Indie Next;

 Minou is a 12-year-old girl who lives on a tiny, snow-covered island with her philosopher father, Boxman the magician, and a dog called No-Name. When a dead boy washes up on the island, Minou makes a connection between the boy’s arrival and her mother’s disappearance a year earlier. Using philosophy along with the power of her imagination, Minou tries to uncover the truth behind her mother’s absence. What she discovers is haunting and unforgettable. The Vanishing Act is a charming, fable-like story, beautifully told, and filled with magic!

The majority of the other titles on the Sept. Indie Next list were hot at BEA.


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