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2018 Nebula Winners!

Congratulations to our 2018 Nebula Award WINNERS!

Best Novel

THE CALCULATING STARS: A Lady Astronaut Novel by Mary Robinette Kowal

Best Novelette

THE ONLY HARMLESS GREAT THING by Brooke Bolander

It’s #PubDay! (5/21/19)

Fantasy, coming-of-age, and a PW Best Book of the Summer–pick your poison!

AN ILLUSION OF THIEVES by Cate Glass

“A combination of political intrigue, deceit, and forbidden talents imbues this adventurous series-starter that ends with hints of another caper to come with a Mission Impossible vibe.”–Booklist, starred review

THE SCENT KEEPER by Erica Bauermeister

Watch Nancy Pearl interview the author!

“A young girl with a unique talent for identifying scents embarks on a journey of self-discovery when she’s ripped from her intensely isolated childhood home… An artfully crafted coming-of-age story that will take the reader on an exquisite olfactory adventure.”–Kirkus Reviews

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Nancy Pearl Interviews Erica Bauermeister

The library world’s very own super hero, Nancy Pearl, sat down with THE SCENT KEEPER author Erica Bauermeister to discuss the inspiration behind her new novel!

Watch the full interview here!

THE SCENT KEEPER

A June 2019 Indie Next Pick!

Emmeline lives an enchanted childhood on a remote island with her father, who teaches her about the natural world through her senses. What he won’t explain are the mysterious scents stored in the drawers that line the walls of their cabin, or the origin of the machine that creates them. As Emmeline grows, however, so too does her curiosity, until one day the unforeseen happens, and Emmeline is vaulted out into the real world–a place of love, betrayal, ambition, and revenge. To understand her past, Emmeline must unlock the clues to her identity, a quest that challenges the limits of her heart and imagination.

Lyrical and immersive, THE SCENT KEEPER explores the provocative beauty of scent, the way it can reveal hidden truths, lead us to the person we seek, and even help us find our way back home.

“An artfully crafted coming-of-age story that will take the reader on an exquisite olfactory adventure.”–Kirkus Reviews

Author Spotlight: Eve Ensler

Today we celebrate body activist and female advocate extraordinaire, Eve Ensler.

Eve Ensler is an internationally bestselling author and an award-winning playwright whose works include THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES, THE GOOD BODY, INSECURE AT LAST, and I AM AN EMOTIONAL CREATURE, since adapted for the stage as Emotional Creature. She is the founder of V-Day, the global movement to end violence against women and girls, which has raised more than $90 million for local groups and activists, and inspired the global action One Billion Rising.

Like millions of women, Eve Ensler has been waiting much of her lifetime for an apology. Sexually and physically abused by her father, Eve has struggled her whole life from this betrayal, longing for an honest reckoning from a man who is long dead. After years of work as an anti-violence activist, she decided she would wait no longer; an apology could be imagined, by her, for her, to her. THE APOLOGY, written by Eve from her father’s point of view in the words she longed to hear, attempts to transform the abuse she suffered with unflinching truthfulness, compassion, and an expansive vision for the future.

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2019 CWA Dagger Awards Longlist

The CWA Dagger Awards Longlist includes TWO Macmillan titles!

CWA Gold Dagger

WHAT WE DID by Christobel Kent
“Incisive character studies, seamless plotting, and a breathtaking final reveal make this a standout.”–Publishers Weekly, starred review

CWA Ian Fleming Steel Dagger

THIRTEEN by Steve Cavanagh
“A knockout legal thriller with a doozy of a twist.”–Booklist, starred review

Day’s YA – ASK ME ANYTHING

Happy Friday, fellow book-lovers!

We’re ending this week with a fun, honest, patriarchy-smashing take on coding and the birds & the bees!

ASK ME ANYTHING by Molly E. Lee
9781640636583
Available now from Entangled: Teen
Ages 14 And Up

Wilmont Academy has been teaching the same archaic sex education for decades. Enter Amber Henderson! Using her coding and web design skills, Amber creates an anonymous blog providing free, honest, sex education and advice. She carefully selects and answers questions, not shying away from anything difficult or awkward. And for anything she doesn’t know, she relies on her parents.

When the administration hears about the blog, they enlist the second-best hacker in the school (aka Amber’s crush, Dean) to shut it down. And now Amber has to figure out how to keep her blog intact without losing Dean or her reputation in the process.

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Stars on stars on stars on stars on stars on stars (5/17/19)

Stars on stars on stars on stars for your #FridayReads!

THE HISTORY OF LIVING FOREVER by Jake Wolff

“The epic sweep and sly humor in the midst of enormous anguish will remind readers of Michael Chabon’s work as they relish this heady exploration of grief, alchemy, and love.“–Publishers Weekly, starred review

“Wolff’s wild, hilarious, and moving adventure is rooted in reason and the tough truths of life: how easy it is to hurt the ones we love; that forgetting is easier than forgiving; and that life (with an elixir or not) is never long enough.”–Booklist, starred review

GRACE WILL LEAD US HOME: The Charleston Church Massacre and the Hard, Inspiring Journey to Forgiveness by Jennifer Berry Hawes

“With empathy and kindness, Hawes bears witness to one of the most horrific incidents in recent American history.”–Booklist, starred review

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Politics Shmolitics

You can’t go anywhere these days without running into some kind of political discussion, and these new and forthcoming books will keep your patrons in the know.

DEMOCRACY MAY NOT EXIST, BUT WE’LL MISS IT WHEN IT’S GONE by Astra Taylor
What is democracy really? What do we mean when we use the term? And can it ever truly exist? Astra Taylor, hailed as a “New Civil Rights Leader” (LA Times), provides surprising answers.

THE NEW RIGHT: A Journey to the Fringe of American Politics by Michael Malice
The definitive firsthand account of the movement that permanently broke the American political consensus. As entertaining as it is informative, THE NEW RIGHT is required reading for every American across the spectrum who would like to learn more about the past, present, and future of our divided political culture.

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Thriller Thursday (5/16/19)

Scary first dates, international espionage, and spunky Southern mysteries galore in today’s Thriller Thursday!

THE NIGHT BEFORE by Wendy Walker

June 2019 Indie Next Pick + LibraryReads author of ALL IS NOT FORGOTTEN and EMMA IN THE NIGHT

“Skilfully manipulating tension and using breathless pacing, Walker keeps that question in the air until the final twist unmasks secrets about Laura’s disappearance and the murder in her past.”–Booklist

EXILE by James Swallow

Racing breathlessly from uncharted CIA prisons to the skyscrapers of Dubai, from stormbeaten oil rigs off the African coast to the ancient caverns beneath the city of Naples, Marc Dane returns in EXILE, the explosive thriller from James Swallow, the internationally bestselling author of NOMAD.

GAME OF BONES by Carolyn Haines

“A dark mystery, effectively framed by its well-drawn Mississippi Delta setting.”–Booklist

Michael Wolff Returns June 4th!

The secret is out! The highly confidential Summer 2019 drop-in is finally revealed as SIEGE: Trump Under Fire, Michael Wolff’s explosive follow-up to FIRE AND FURY! More information in the official release memo below:


NEW YORK, May 15, 2019–Henry Holt will publish Michael Wolff’s new book SIEGE: Trump Under Fire on June 4, it was announced today. Wolff is the author of the number-one international bestseller FIRE AND FURY: Inside the Trump White House, widely considered the first book to reveal the inner workings of the most controversial presidency in American history. Stephen Rubin, Holt’s Chairman, bought the book from Andrew Wylie of The Wylie Agency. John Sterling, the editor of FIRE AND FURY, will edit the new book. The book is embargoed until publication.

With FIRE AND FURY, Wolff defined the first phase of the Trump administration; now, in SIEGE, he has written an equally essential and explosive book about a presidency that is under fire from almost every side. A stunningly fresh narrative that begins just as Trump’s second year as president is getting underway, and ends with the delivery of the Mueller report, SIEGE reveals an administration that is perpetually beleaguered by investigations and a president who is increasingly volatile, erratic, and exposed.

Michael Wolff is the author of FIRE AND FURY, the number-one bestseller that for the first time told the inside story of the Trump White House. He has received numerous awards for his work, including two National Magazine Awards. The author of seven previous books, he has been a regular columnist for Vanity Fair, New York, The Hollywood Reporter, British GQ, and other magazines and newspapers. He lives in Manhattan and has four children.

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