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B&N 2015 Discover Picks

Barnes & Noble recently announced several new picks for their Discover Great New Writers program and these Macmillan titles made the list!

THE BOOK OF SPECULATION by Erika Swyler
A June 2015 LibraryReads pick & Maximum Shelf Awareness selection! In Swyler’s hand-illustrated and “whimsically dark debut” (Publishers Weekly), a recently unemployed librarian receives a mysterious book that holds the key to a curse that has haunted his family of traveling circus performers for generations.

THE UNFORTUNATES by Sophie McManus
“In her assured first novel, McManus dissects such headline topics as Wall Street corruption, income inequality, and the vagaries of class and power in contemporary America. To her great credit, McManus uncovers the humanity of a group that rarely receives our empathy even as she exposes the dark side of privilege and entitlement in a timely novel enriched with touches of Edith Wharton.” — Booklist

HOME IS BURNING by Dan Marshall
A BEA 2015 Editor’s Buzz Panel Selection! Dave Eggers meets David Sedaris in this uproariously funny, unflinchingly honest, and tender memoir from Marshall, who as a recent college graduate, had to return home to help his ailing parents (mom has cancer and dad has ALS). “Horrible. Hysterical. Repeat, repeat, repeat. Just like life.” — Jenny Lawson, #1 bestselling author of Let’s Pretend This Never Happened (and the forthcoming FURIOUSLY HAPPY)

THE LAST PILOT by Benjamin Johncock
Using the early days of the U.S. space exploration program as a backdrop, Johncock’s “impressive”* debut laces fact with fiction to tell the tale of Jim Harrison, an Air Force test pilot turned astronaut, his wife, Grace, and their gravely ill two-year-old daughter, Florence. “A marvelous, emotionally powerful novel.” — *Publishers Weekly, starred & boxed review

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