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Booklist’s 2017 Editors’ Choice Picks

Over at Booklist, the Adult Books editors selected the following titles as representative of the year’s outstanding books for public library collections, including 13 Macmillan titles:
Booklist Editors’ Choice: Adult Books, 2017 (full list)

Fiction
4 3 2 1 by Paul Auster
FRESH COMPLAINT by Jeffrey Eugenides
MARLENA by Julie Buntin
THE NINTH HOUR by Alice McDermott
NO ONE CAN PRONOUNCE MY NAME by Rakesh Satyal
SOME RISE BY SIN by Philip Caputo

Poetry
DON’T CALL US DEAD by Danez Smith

Social Sciences
BUNK: The Rise of Hoaxes, Humbug, Plagiarists, Phonies, Post-Facts, and Fake News by Kevin Young
THE DOOMSDAY MACHINE: Confessions of a Nuclear War Planner by Daniel Ellsberg
Read Donna Seaman’s Carnegie Award shortlist interview with Ellsberg
I WAS TOLD TO COME ALONE: My Journey Behind the Lines of Jihad by Souad Mekhennet

Geography & Travel
NOTES ON A FOREIGN COUNTRY: An American Abroad in a Post-American World by Suzy Hansen readmoreremove

Happy #BookBday (5/23/17 Edition)

Oh what a lovely day for a #BookBday!

A GOOD COUNTRY by Laleh Khadivi
Three starred reviews! An achingly timely novel about the radicalization of a Muslim teen in California—about where identity truly lies, and how we find it. “Brilliantly channeling the minds of angst-filled teenagers with barely formed worldviews who seesaw between brash self-confidence and deflating insecurities, Whiting and Pushcart Prize winner Khadivi has written an important, smart, timely novel that rivals such standouts as Karan Mahajan’s THE ASSOCIATION OF SMALL BOMBS or Mohsin Hamid’s THE RELUCTANT FUNDAMENTALIST.” — Library Journal, starred review

ISADORA by Amelia Gray
One of Publishers Weekly’s Best Books of Summer 2017! “Historical novels about artists abound, but few attain the psychological intricacy, fluency of imagination, lacerating wit, or intoxicating beauty of Gray’s tale of Isadora Duncan, the courageous mother of modern dance. The spellbinding result is a mythic, fiercely insightful, mordantly funny, and profoundly revelatory portrait of an intrepid and indelible artist.” — Booklist, starred review

MOLLY AND THE CAT CAFE by Melissa Daley
When two-year-old tabby, Molly, loses her beloved owner, she decides to take matters into her own paws and embarks on a grueling journey to the nearest town to find a new home. “As comforting as a purring cat on a cold winter night, Daley’s feel-good feline escapade will warm pet lovers’ hearts. Watch for future Cat Café novels.” — Booklist readmoreremove

Stars for A GOOD COUNTRY

Laleh Khadivi’s achingly timely new novel, A GOOD COUNTRY, about the radicalization of a Muslim teen in California, has THREE starred reviews!

“Brilliantly channeling the minds of angst-filled teenagers with barely formed worldviews who seesaw between brash self-confidence and deflating insecurities, Whiting and Pushcart Prize winner Khadivi has written an important, smart, timely novel that rivals such standouts as Karan Mahajan’s THE ASSOCIATION OF SMALL BOMBS or Mohsin Hamid’s THE RELUCTANT FUNDAMENTALIST.” — Library Journal, starred review

“A filmmaker as well as a writer, Khadivi is a massive talent, lyrical, evocative, and unsparing. You’ll sympathize with Rez even as you find yourself devastated by his ultimate choices. You won’t want the book to end. A brilliant novel about a young man’s reckoning with a flawed and violent world.” — Kirkus Reviews, starred review

“Khadivi’s carefully crafted, masterful novel illustrates how the perfect storm of teenage cruelty, racism, and tragedy can create an extremist. The complexities of teenage friendships and betrayals will ring true for YAs, who will also be intrigued by the cultural contrasts.”Booklist, starred review readmoreremove

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