Indie Scouting Report: August 2017
Cook + Cork by Harry Mills and Chris Horn
Synopsis: Sommelier Horn and chef Mills discuss the intersection of food and wine and creating perfect pairings at home.
PW’s Takeaway: Light, inclusive, and illuminating... Sure to inspire a trip to the local wine shop as well as the market.
Comparable Titles: What to Drink with What You Eat
Sample Line: “Our wish is that food and wine pairing is no longer a vague or fatuous concept, but a natural impulse based on simple understandings of what can happen when liquid meets solid.”
Unrest by Sandra Ann Heath
Synopsis: This historical novel from Heath follows the life of 17-year-old Annette Patterson as she and her family arrive in Tehran in 1987, during the lead-up to the Iranian Revolution.
PW’s Takeaway: This is a superb accomplishment of character development, as well as an immersive journey through Tehran’s many landmarks.
Comparable Titles: Reading Lolita in Tehran
Sample Line: “It’s been said that birds can sense an approaching storm. And cattle often run for higher ground before a flash flood. Yet I hadn’t been gifted with a similar sixth sense.”
Resurrection America by Jeff Gunhus
Synopsis: A small town descends into martial law out of fear of a mysterious airborne virus.
PW’s Takeaway: [A] taut, thought-provoking thriller.... Readers will keep turning the pages as the action builds to a surprising conclusion.
Comparable Titles: Outbreak
Reflections in the Mist by Curtis Krusie
Synopsis: A dream job turns into a nightmare for Grey Cavanaugh when he’s suspected of murder and becomes a fugitive.
PW’s Takeaway: Fast-paced action sequences are balanced nicely by the depiction of the lovers’ devotion to each other.
Comparable Titles: Vertical Run
Begin Again by Crystal Walton
Synopsis: Former model Ti moves to North Carolina where she falls for a single father raising his 10-year-old daughter.
PW’s Takeaway: This classic love story will have readers enthralled until the last page.
Comparable Titles: Like Never Before