The ABA just came out with the November Indie Book List
Two first novels are mentioned:
The Stockholm Octavo, by Karen Engelmann
Described as a suspenseful,l layered story set in 18th century Stockholm. Compared to Elizabeth Kostovo’s The Historian. ‘Octavo’ is a type of fortunetelling
Crossing on the Paris, by Dana Gynther
Described as a story of three woman travelling on a transatlantic ocean liner from France to New York City in the post-WWI era.
Both look intriguing to me!