This is a great initiative from the ABA. They pick a slate of very well-read (and I suspect very opinionated) Indie booksellers, hand them dozens and dozens of debut novels and let them thrash it out to arrive at the most interesting new voices being published this coming summer and fall. That they have identified Fourth of July Creek as a signature debut tells me that they’ve got it right–at least as far as Harper’s concerned. You can read the entire list of choices here. I highly recommend both of Harper’s picks:
- Adult Fiction: Fourth of July Creek (9780062286444) by Smith Henderson. $26.99 hardcover. 5/27/14 on sale.
- Young Adult Fiction: Falling Into Place (9780062295040) by Amy Zhang. $17.99 hardcover. 9/9/14 on sale.