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Kirkus Best Books of 2015 – Nonfiction

In addition to their Best Fiction list, Kirkus Reviews unveiled their Best of 2015 Nonfiction lists which include 20 Macmillan titles:

Best Nonfiction
GIVE US THE BALLOT: The Modern Struggle for Voting Rights in America by Ari Berman
THE CRIME AND THE SILENCE: Confronting the Massacre of Jews in Wartime Jedwabne by Anna Bikont
IRREPRESSIBLE: The Jazz Age and Life of Henrietta Bingham by Emily Bingham
THE LAST LOVE SONG: A Biography of Joan Didion by Tracy Daugherty
THE WHITE ROAD: Journey Into an Obsession by Edmund de Waal
LEAVING ORBIT: Notes From the Last Days of American Spaceflight by Margaret Lazarus Dean
THE DEATH OF CANCER: After Fifty Years on the Front Lines of Medicine, a Pioneering Oncologist Reveals Why the War on Cancer Is Winnable—and How We Can Get There by Vincent T. DeVita, Jr., M.D., Elizabeth DeVita-Raeburn
THE INTIMATE BOND: How Animals Shaped Human History by Brian Fagan
WHIRLWIND: The American Revolution and the War that Won It by John Ferling
A KIM JONG-IL PRODUCTION: The Extraordinary True Story of a Kidnapped Filmmaker, His Star Actress, and a Young Dictator’s Rise to Power by Paul Fischer
A GUEST AT THE SHOOTERS’ BANQUET: My Grandfather’s SS Past, My Jewish Family, a Search for the Truth by Rita Gabis
SPAIN: The Center of the World, 1519-1682, by Robert Goodwin
ELEANOR MARX: A Life by Rachel Holmes
THIS IS ALL A DREAM WE DREAMED: An Oral History of the Grateful Dead by Blair Jackson & David Gans
DO NO HARM: Stories of Life, Death, and Brain Surgery by Henry Marsh
THE ARGONAUTS by Maggie Nelson
WORLDS APART: A Memoir by David Plante
BEYOND WORDS: What Animals Think and Feel by Carl Safina
A HOUSE IN ST JOHN’S WOOD: In Search of My Parents by Matthew Spender
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Library Journal Best Books of 2015

Hot on the heels of PW, Library Journal announced their Best Books of 2015 lists & 23 Macmillan titles made the cut!

TOP TEN
A KIM JONG-IL PRODUCTION by Paul Fischer

MORE OF THE BEST
A HISTORY OF LONELINESS by John Boyne
CHILDREN OF THE STONE by Sandy Tolan
BLACK MAN IN A WHITE COAT by Damon Tweedy

ROMANCE
THE HIGHWAYMAN by Kerrigan Byrne
OBSESSION FALLS by Christina Dodd

HISTORICAL FICTION
THE NIGHTINGALE by Kristin Hannah

MYSTERY
SHANGHAI REDEMPTION by Qiu Xiaolong readmoreremove

2015 Goodreads Choice Awards

Goodreads launched their annual Choice Awards this week and we’re proud to say that Macmillan has 28 nominees in the Opening Round! Click here to vote for your favorites and we’ll keep you updated as the tournament progresses.
Our 2015 Winners: THE NIGHTINGALE by Kristin Hannah (Best Historical Fiction) and BENEATH THE SURFACE by John Hargrove (Best Science & Technology)!

Update 11/17: We have 11 finalists in the Final Round! Vote now through Monday, 11/23 for your favorites!
Update 11/10:
Incredibly, ALL of our nominees are still in the Semifinal Round! Vote now through Saturday, 11/15 for your favorites!


Voting Schedule

Final Round Nov. 17 – 23

Best Mystery & Thriller
THE NATURE OF THE BEAST by Louise Penny

Best Historical Fiction
THE NIGHTINGALE by Kristin Hannah

Best Fantasy
SHADOWS OF SELF by Brandon Sanderson
A DARKER SHADE OF MAGIC by V.E. Schwab

Best Science Fiction
THE END OF ALL THINGS by John Scalzi

Best Humor
FURIOUSLY HAPPY by Jenny Lawson

Best Nonfiction
HUMANS OF NEW YORK: STORIES by Brandon Stanton

Best Science & Technology
BENEATH THE SURFACE by John Hargrove

Best Graphic Novels & Comics
STEP ASIDE, POPS! by Kate Beaton

Debut Goodreads Author
THE STRONGEST STEEL by Scarlett Cole

Best Young Adult Fantasy & Science Fiction
CARRY ON by Rainbow Rowell
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Thriller Thursday + 2015 CWA Dagger Shortlist

We’ve got three new mysteries starring P.I.s for you this #ThrillerThursday, but first awards news! The 2015 CWA Dagger shortlist was revealed earlier this week and we have two nominees in the Non Fiction category:

A KIM JONG-IL PRODUCTION: The Extraordinary True Story of a Kidnapped Filmmaker, His Star Actress, and a Young Dictator’s Rise to Power by Paul Fischer

ONE OF US: The Story of Anders Breivik and the Massacre in Norway by Asne Seierstad

Plus, Ann Cleeves and Peter James made the shortlist for the 2015 CWA Dagger in the Library Award!

Winners will be announced at the CWA Annual Awards dinner on June 30.

Now on to the books!

SUPERFLUOUS WOMEN by Carola Dunn
Daisy Dalrymple returns for her 22nd cozy mystery where a body found behind a locked door leaves her three friends as main suspects. “Now here’s a proper British mystery. A thoroughly cozy atmosphere combines with a solid mystery. More Daisy, please.” — Booklist readmoreremove

Friday Reads: Flatiron Books

TGIF! Our #FridayReads picks are two new titles from Flatiron Books:

IRRITABLE HEARTS by Mac McClelland
This fearless memoir by an award-winning journalist exploring her struggle with PTSD, its troubled history and treatment, and the ways she pushed herself beyond trauma to fall in love, is receiving terrific press from the New York Times Book Review, Elle Magazine, The Millions, and more.

“What makes IRRITABLE HEARTS powerful and useful, though, is the idea of living in brokenness and imperfection, rather than dashing yourself against them.” — The Washington Post

A KIM JONG-IL PRODUCTION: The Extraordinary True Story of a Kidnapped Filmmaker, His Star Actress, and a Young Dictator’s Rise to Power by Paul Fischer
“Fischer recounts with vim and precision the astounding details of [actress Choi Eun-ee and director Shin Sang-Ok’s] kidnappings, long solitary incarcerations, surprise reunion, perpetual surveillance, and coercion into making films that did, indeed, win prestigious awards, until their audacious escape. Gripping and revelatory, Fischer’s true-life thriller provides a portal into the mad tyranny of North Korea.”
Booklist, starred review
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ALA Midwinter 2015 – Monday events

Well friends, we made it! On this last day of ALA Midwinter we’ve saved the best for last. Stop by the Macmillan (adult) booth #4613 to say hello/goodbye to us and grab the last of our goodies before attending these terrific events:

AAP/LibraryReads Booktalk Breakfast
8:30-10:00am
McCormick Place West, Room 185BC
RSVP Required!

Join the AAP Library Marketing Committee and LibraryReads for our annual ALA Midwinter Booktalk Breakfast. Hear from Paul Fischer (A KIM JONG-IL PRODUCTION) and four other fabulous authors!

This event is SOLD OUT! If you would like to be added to the waitlist, please email Becca at bworthington@publishers.org (subject: Booktalk Breakfast) with your phone number or email (however is best to contact you on site at ALA) and she will release any cancellations to the waitlist in the order they come in.

United for Libraries Gala Author Tea
2:00-4:00pm
Chicago Hilton, Williford Room
Tickets Required!

Join United for Libraries’ traditional author tea featuring a panel of bestselling authors including Steve Berry (THE PATRIOT THREAT). Enjoy a light repast of sweet and savory snacks while listening to the authors. Signings follow with free books galore.

Onsite tickets are $65. Details and purchasing information available here.

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See You in Chicago!

We’re ridiculously excited to see you in the Macmillan (adult) booth #4613 and at all of our great events at ALA Midwinter later this week. Check out our schedule below and RSVP ASAP!

Follow @alamw and #alamw15

Friday, January 30th
In-booth signing with Marci Jefferson
5:30-7:00pm
McCormick Place | Booth #4613

Marci Jefferson will be signing complimentary copies of ENCHANTRESS OF PARIS.

 

Saturday, January 31st
“Three’s Company: We’ll be Waiting For You”
The Best in Adult Books from Virginia Stanley, HarperCollins, Talia Sherer, Macmillan and Chris Vaccari, Sterling
10:30-11:30am
McCormick Place | Book Buzz Theater (on the show floor)

Join Talia “the terror” Sherer as she presents her favorite forthcoming adult titles from Macmillan alongside the hilarious Virginia Stanley and always-entertaining Chris Vaccari!

 

Saturday, January 31st
“The Future According to Tor & Griffin: New Titles for Teens & Young Readers”
11:30am-12:30pm
McCormick Place | Book Buzz Theater (on the show floor)

Join Talia (St. Martin’s Griffin) and Ali (Tor Teen/Starscape) as they present a stellar selection of must-shelve fiction for teens and young readers.

 

Monday, February 2nd
AAP /LibraryReads Booktalk Breakfast
8:30-10:00am
McCormick Place West, Room 185BC

YOU MUST RSVP! DETAILS BELOW.

Join the AAP Library Marketing Committee and LibraryReads for our annual ALA Midwinter Booktalk Breakfast. Hear from Paul Fischer (A KIM JONG-IL PRODUCTION) and 4 other fabulous authors!

RSVP here. *

** This event is sold out… RSVP to add your name to the wait list.

 

Monday, February 2nd
United for Libraries Gala Author Tea
2:00-4:00pm
Chicago Hilton, Williford Room

YOU MUST PURCHASE A TICKET! DETAILS BELOW.

Join United for Libraries’ traditional author tea featuring a panel of bestselling authors including Steve Berry (THE PATRIOT THREAT). Enjoy a light repast of sweet and savory snacks while listening to the authors. Signings follow with free books galore.

RSVP details here.

MacmillanLibrary @ ALA Midwinter 2015 (Booth #4613)

We’re ridiculously excited to see you in the Macmillan (adult) booth #4613 and at all of our great events at ALA Midwinter next month. Check out our schedule below and RSVP ASAP!

Follow @alamw and #alamw15

Friday, January 30th
In-booth signing with Marci Jefferson
5:30-7:00pm
McCormick Place | Booth #4613

Marci Jefferson will be signing complimentary copies of ENCHANTRESS OF PARIS.

 

Saturday, January 31st
“Three’s Company: We’ll be Waiting For You”
The Best in Adult Books from Virginia Stanley, HarperCollins, Talia Sherer, Macmillan and Chris Vaccari, Sterling
10:30-11:30am
McCormick Place | Book Buzz Theater (on the show floor)

Join Talia “the terror” Sherer as she presents her favorite forthcoming adult titles from Macmillan alongside the hilarious Virginia Stanley and always-entertaining Chris Vaccari!

 

Saturday, January 31st
“The Future According to Tor & Griffin: New Titles for Teens & Young Readers”
11:30-12:30pm
McCormick Place | Book Buzz Theater (on the show floor)

Join Talia (St. Martin’s Griffin) and Ali (Tor Teen/Starscape) as they present a stellar selection of must-shelve fiction for teens and young readers.

 

Monday, February 2nd
AAP /LibraryReads Booktalk Breakfast
8:30-10:00am
McCormick Place West, Room 185BC

YOU MUST RSVP! DETAILS BELOW.

Join the AAP Library Marketing Committee and LibraryReads for our annual ALA Midwinter Booktalk Breakfast.  Hear from Paul Fischer (A KIM JONG-IL PRODUCTION) and 4 other fabulous authors!

RSVP here.

 

Monday, February 2nd
United for Libraries Gala Author Tea
2:00-4:00pm
Chicago Hilton, Williford Room

YOU MUST PURCHASE A TICKET! DETAILS BELOW.

Join United for Libraries’ traditional author tea featuring a panel of bestselling authors including Steve Berry (THE PATRIOT THREAT).  Enjoy a light repast of sweet and savory snacks while listening to the authors.  Signings follow with free books galore.

RSVP details here.

AAP /LibraryReads Booktalk Breakfast #ALAMW15

If you’re joining us in snowy Chicago for ALA Midwinter, don’t forget to RSVP for our annual Booktalk Breakfast! 

Monday, February 2nd  
AAP /LibraryReads Booktalk Breakfast
8:30-10:00am

McCormick Place West, Room 185BC
YOU MUST RSVP! DETAILS BELOW.

Join the AAP Library Marketing Committee and LibraryReads for our annual ALA Midwinter Booktalk Breakfast.
Hear from Paul Fischer (A KIM JONG-IL PRODUCTION) and 4 other fabulous authors!

RSVP here. 

2014 Tri-State Book Buzz titles

AnneTriState2-editToday is the Tri-State Book Buzz where Anne presented all the glorious upcoming titles listed below! We wouldn’t want anyone to miss out on the fun, so here are the books she talked about:

Blockbuster Bestsellers
SAVING GRACE by Jane Green (On Sale: Dec. 30)
THE NIGHTINGALE by Kristin Hannah (On Sale: Feb. 3)

Women’s Fiction
THE SECRETS OF MIDWIVES by Sally Hepworth (On Sale: Feb. 10)
BLUE STARS by Emily Gray Tedrowe (On Sale: Feb. 17)

Mystery Bestsellers
THE WHITES by Harry Brandt (On Sale: Feb. 17)
ALL THE OLD KNIVES by Olen Steinhauer (On Sale: March 10)
THE PATRIOT THREAT by Steve Berry (On Sale: March 31)

Mysteries
THE UNQUIET DEAD by Ausma Zehanat Khan (On Sale: Jan. 13)
FEAR THE DARKNESS by Becky Masterman (On Sale: Jan. 20)
A MURDER OF MAGPIES by Judith Flanders (On Sale: Feb. 24)
THE LIFE I LEFT BEHIND by Colette McBeth (On Sale: Feb. 24)

Coming to a Theater Near You
SPARE PARTS by Joshua Davis (On Sale: Dec. 2)
THE REVENANT by Michael Punke (On Sale: Jan. 6)

Crazy, Weird & True!
A KIM JONG-IL PRODUCTION by Paul Fischer (On Sale: Feb. 3)
LETTER TO A FUTURE LOVER by Ander Monson (On Sale: Feb. 3)

Ahoy Matey!
WE ARE PIRATES by Daniel Handler (On Sale: Feb. 3)

Coming of Age
FIND ME by Laura van den Berg (On Sale: Feb. 17)
THE TRAGIC AGE by Stephen Metcalfe (On Sale: March 3)
BONES & ALL by Camille DeAngelis (On Sale: March 10)

The Teen Read of 2015
ALL THE RAGE by Courtney Summers (On Sale: April 14)

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