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Three Stars for THE NINTH HOUR

The Ninth Hour, a portrait of the Irish-American experience by National Book Award-winner Alice McDermott has received THREE starred reviews!

“Enveloping, emotionally intricate, suspenseful drama… Like Alice Munro, McDermott is profoundly observant and mischievously witty, a sensitive and consummate illuminator of the realization of the self, the ravages of illness and loss, and the radiance of generosity. As she considers the struggles of women, faith and inheritance, sacrifice and passion, she pays vivid tribute to the skilled and sustaining sisters, a fading social force. McDermott’s extraordinary precision, compassion, and artistry are entrancing and sublime. HIGH-DEMAND BACKSTORY: This is one of literary master McDermott’s most exquisite works, and a national tour and concerted publicity campaign will generate avid requests.”–Booklist, starred review

“National Book Award winner McDermott (Someone) delivers an immense, brilliant novel about the limits of faith, the power of sacrifice, and the cost of forgiveness…”–Publishers Weekly, starred + boxed review

“This novel reveals its ideas about love and morality through the history of three generations, finding them in their kitchens, sickbeds, train compartments, love nests, and basement laundry rooms. Everything that her readers, the National Book Award committee, and the Pulitzer Prize judges love about McDermott’s stories of Irish-Catholic American life is back in her eighth novel.”–Kirkus Reviews, starred review

ALA Annual 2017 “Three’s Company” Book Buzz Titles

Here are LOTS of reading recommendations courtesy of Talia’s “Three’s Company” Book Buzz at ALA Annual 2017:

YEAR ONE by Nora Roberts
THE NINTH HOUR by Alice McDermott
FRESH COMPLAINT by Jeffrey Eugenides
THE BREAKDOWN by B. A. Paris
THE SABOTEUR by Andrew Gross
THE RESURRECTION OF JOAN ASHBY by Cherise Wolas
EMMA IN THE NIGHT by Wendy Walker
GOOD ME BAD ME by Ali Land
GONE TO DUST by Matt Goldman
SLEEP LIKE A BABY by Charlaine Harris
GRIST MILL ROAD by Christopher J. Yates
THE VENGEANCE OF MOTHERS by Jim Fergus
SOURDOUGH by Robin Sloan
AUTONOMOUS by Annalee Newitz
BORED AND BRILLIANT by Manoush Zomorodi
THE EMOJI CODE by Vyvyan Evans
HAPPINESS by Heather Harpham
REAL AMERICAN by Julie Lythcott-Haims
I HATE EVERYONE BUT YOU by Gaby Dunn & Allison Raskin
GIRLS MADE OF SNOW AND GLASS by Melissa Bashardoust

Download the book buzz handout, complete with information about getting whitelisted for Macmillan e-galleys and participating in LibraryReads! We’ll post a video of the recorded buzz as soon as it’s available.

BookExpo 2017 Book Buzz Titles

Here are all the great Macmillan books that Talia Sherer presented at the AAP Book Buzz this morning:

YEAR ONE by Nora Roberts
THE NINTH HOUR by Alice McDermott
FRESH COMPLAINT by Jeffrey Eugenides
THE SABOTEUR by Andrew Gross
THE RESURRECTION OF JOAN ASHBY by Cherise Wolas
EMMA IN THE NIGHT by Wendy Walker
GOOD ME, BAD ME by Ali Land
GONE TO DUST by Matt Goldman
SLEEP LIKE A BABY by Charlaine Harris
GRIST MILL ROAD by Christopher J. Yates
THE VENGEANCE OF MOTHERS by Jim Fergus
SOURDOUGH by Robin Sloan
AUTONOMOUS by Annalee Newitz
BORED AND BRILLIANT by Manoush Zomorodi
THE EMOJI CODE by Vyvyan Evans
HAPPINESS by Heather Harpham
REAL AMERICAN by Julie Lythcott-Haims
I HATE EVERYONE BUT YOU by Gaby Dunn & Allison Raskin
GIRLS MADE OF SNOW AND GLASS by Melissa Bashardoust

Download the book buzz handout, complete with information about getting whitelisted for Macmillan e-galleys and participating in LibraryReads!

BookExpo 2017 – Thursday Events

Happy opening day of BookExpo! Here’s what we’ve got in store for you at the Macmillan booth #3008-3009 and beyond today:

Talia as Bad Kitty Sales Vegas 200“Librarian VIP Corner”
9:00-11:00am
Javits Convention Center | Macmillan Booth #3008-3009

Visit the “Librarian VIP Corner” in the Macmillan booth (#3008-3009) for free ARCs, snacks, and personalized reader’s advisory recommendations from library marketing director Talia Sherer.

Annual BookExpo Adult Librarians’ Author Lunch
12:00 noon-1:30pm
Javits Convention Center | Room 1E07/1E08
RSVP required, space is limited

America’s librarian (and soon-to-be-published author) Nancy Pearl is the master of ceremonies at this annual lunch where attendees will hear from a panel of bestselling and debut authors, including Robin Sloan (SOURDOUGH).

Contact Tina Jordan (tjordan@publishers.org) to be added to the wait-list.

Macmillan Galley Giveaways and Author Signings – Thursday (Booth #3008-3009):

***9:00am Ticket Drop for all Thursday morning in-booth signings***

9:00-9:30am Giveaway: THE PEOPLE WE HATE AT THE WEDDING tote bags
10:15am Galley Giveaway: HAPPINESS by Heather Harpham (Holt)
10:30am Galley Giveaway: THE NINTH HOUR by Alice McDermott (FSG)
10:45am Galley Giveaway: GONE TO DUST by Matt Goldman (Forge)
11:00am In-Booth Signing: Christopher J. Yates, GRIST MILL ROAD (Picador)
11:15am Galley Giveway: THE EXACT NATURE OF OUR WRONGS by Janet Peery (SMP)
11:30am Galley Giveaway: GIRLS MADE OF SNOW AND GLASS by Melissa Bashardoust (Flatiron YA)
11:45am Galley Giveaway: EVERYTHING MUST GO by Jenny Fran Davis (Wednesday Books)

***12:00 noon Ticket Drop for all Thursday afternoon in-booth signings***

1:00pm Galley Giveaway: THE WIFE BETWEEN US by Greer Hendricks & Sarah Pekkanen (SMP)
1:30pm In-Booth Signing: Pamela Paul, MY LIFE WITH BOB (Holt)
1:45pm Advance Listening Copy Giveaway: THE SABOTEUR by Andrew Gross (Macmillan Audio)
2:00pm Giveaway: Nora Roberts YEAR ONE hand sanitizer
2:30pm In-Booth Signing: Robin Sloan, SOURDOUGH (MCD/FSG)
3:00pm Galley Giveaway: THE VENGEANCE OF MOTHERS by Jim Fergus (SMP)
3:15pm Galley Giveaway: WAITING FOR THE PUNCH by Marc Maron (Flatiron)
3:30pm In-Booth Signing: Annalee Newitz, AUTONOMOUS (Tor)
3:45pm Galley Giveaway: GOOD ME, BAD ME by Ali Land (Flatiron)
4:00pm Galley Giveaway: REAL AMERICAN by Julie Lythcott-Haims (Holt)
4:15pm Galley Giveaway: THE HIDDEN LIGHT OF NORTHERN FIRES by Daren Wang (SMP)
4:30pm Galley Giveaway & Champagne: THE BREAKDOWN by B.A. Paris (SMP)

Follow the action on Twitter via #BookExpo and #BookExpo17!

Macmillan Library @ LJ/SLJ Day of Dialog & BookExpo 2017!

We can’t wait to see you in New York City next month  during Library Journal & School Library Journal’s Day of Dialog, at BookExpo (Macmillan booth #3008-3009), and at these MANY fantastic events:
Wednesday, May 31

Library Journal‘s Day of Dialog
9:00am-6:00pm
John Jay College of Criminal Justice
524 W 59th Street, New York, NY 10019
This event is sold out. Please sign up for the waitlist.

Scheduled to speak:
9:00am: Elizabeth Beier, Executive Editor (St. Martin’s Press) | Editor’s Picks Panel
11:15am: Annalee Newitz, AUTONOMOUS | SF/Fantasy/Dystopia Panel
4:00pm: Robin Sloan, SOURDOUGH | The Second Time Around Panel

Plus free ARCs & personalized readers’ advisory recommendations! Full schedule available here.

School Library Journal‘s Day of Dialog
9:00am–6:00pm
New York University Kimmel Center
60 Washington Square South, New York, NY 10012
This event is sold out. Please sign up for the waitlist.

Scheduled to speak:
2:00pm: Peter Janssen, VP Director of Academic & Library Marketing (Macmillan) | Publisher Pitch III

Plus free YA ARCs & personalized readers’ advisory recommendations! Full schedule available here.

BookExpo Adult Librarians Dinner, co-hosted by LibraryReads and the AAP
6:30pm
The Yale Club | Grand Ballroom
RSVP required, space is limited

Don’t miss this annual dinner featuring a panel of high-profile authors including well-connected science/SF journalist and founder of io9, Annalee Newitz, who will discuss her debut novel, AUTONOMOUS.

Details and RSVP here by May 12. You will receive an e-confirmation from the AAP if your request is accommodated.

Thursday, June 1

Talia as Bad Kitty Sales Vegas 200“Librarian VIP Corner”
9:00-11:00am
Javits Convention Center | Macmillan Booth #3008-3009

Visit the “Librarian VIP Corner” in the Macmillan booth (#3008-3009) for free ARCs, snacks, and personalized reader’s advisory recommendations from library marketing director Talia Sherer.

Annual BookExpo Adult Librarians’ Author Lunch
12:00 noon-1:30pm
Javits Convention Center | Room 1E07/1E08
RSVP required, space is limited

America’s librarian (and soon-to-be-published author) Nancy Pearl is the master of ceremonies at this annual lunch where attendees will hear from a panel of bestselling and debut authors, including Robin Sloan (SOURDOUGH).

Details and RSVP here by May 12. You will receive an e-confirmation from the AAP if your request is accommodated.

Macmillan Galley Giveaways and Author Signings – Thursday (Booth #3008-3009):

***9:00am Ticket Drop for all Thursday morning in-booth signings***
9:00-9:30am Giveaway: THE PEOPLE WE HATE AT THE WEDDING tote bags
10:15am Galley Giveaway: HAPPINESS by Heather Harpham (Holt)
10:30am Galley Giveaway: THE NINTH HOUR by Alice McDermott (FSG)
10:45am Galley Giveaway: GONE TO DUST by Matt Goldman (Forge)
11:00am In-Booth Signing: Christopher J. Yates, GRIST MILL ROAD (Picador)
11:15am Galley Giveway: THE EXACT NATURE OF OUR WRONGS by Janet Peery (SMP)
11:30am Galley Giveaway: GIRLS MADE OF SNOW AND GLASS by Melissa Bashardoust (Flatiron YA)
11:45am Galley Giveaway: EVERYTHING MUST GO by Jenny Fran Davis (Wednesday Books)

***12:00 noon Ticket Drop for all Thursday afternoon in-booth signings***
1:00pm Galley Giveaway: THE WIFE BETWEEN US by Greer Hendricks & Sarah Pekkanen (SMP)
1:30pm In-Booth Signing: Pamela Paul, MY LIFE WITH BOB (Holt)
1:45pm Advance Listening Copy Giveaway: THE SABOTEUR by Andrew Gross (Macmillan Audio)
2:00pm Giveaway: Nora Roberts YEAR ONE hand sanitizer
2:30pm In-Booth Signing: Robin Sloan, SOURDOUGH (MCD/FSG)
3:00pm Galley Giveaway: THE VENGEANCE OF MOTHERS by Jim Fergus (SMP)
3:15pm Galley Giveaway: WAITING FOR THE PUNCH by Marc Maron (Flatiron)
3:30pm In-Booth Signing: Annalee Newitz, AUTONOMOUS (Tor)
3:45pm Galley Giveaway: GOOD ME, BAD ME by Ali Land (Flatiron)
4:00pm Galley Giveaway: REAL AMERICAN by Julie Lythcott-Haims (Holt)
4:15pm Galley Giveaway: THE HIDDEN LIGHT OF NORTHERN FIRES by Daren Wang (SMP)
4:30pm Galley Giveaway & Champagne: THE BREAKDOWN by B.A. Paris (SMP)

Friday, June 2

AAP’s Annual Librarians Book Buzz, Part II
9:30-10:45am
Javits Convention Center | Room 1E16

Join Talia Sherer as she highlights her favorite forthcoming Macmillan titles at this very popular annual Publishers Book Buzz!

The 9th Annual Librarian Shout ‘n Share
1:00-2:00pm
Javits Convention Center | Downtown Stage

Join librarians as they sound off on their favorite exhibit floor reads, and other upcoming works they are looking forward to sharing with their patrons at this panel co-sponsored by the AAP and Library Journal. Wilda Williams, Fiction Editor, Library Journal moderates this year’s Shout ‘n Sharers. readmoreremove

Pulitzer, LA Times Book Prize & Indies Choice Winners

So. Many. BOOKS! So. Many. AWARDS!

2015 Pulitzer Prize Winners

General Nonfiction
THE SIXTH EXTINCTION by Elizabeth Kolbert (Winner)
NO GOOD MEN AMONG THE LIVING by Anand Gopal (Finalist)
AGE OF AMBITION by Evan Osnos (Finalist)

History
ENCOUNTERS AT THE HEART OF THE WORLD by Elizabeth A. Fenn (Winner)

2014 Los Angeles Times Book Prize Winners

CITIZEN by Claudia Rankine (Poetry)
THE SIXTH EXTINCTION by Elizabeth Kolbert (Science & Technology)

2015 Indies Choice Award Winners

Adult Nonfiction Book of the Year
BEING MORTAL by Atul Gawande

Adult Nonfiction Honor Awards
CAN’T WE TALK ABOUT SOMETHING MORE PLEASANT by Roz Chast
THE EMPATHY EXAMS by Leslie Jamison
ON IMMUNITY by Eula Biss

Adult Debut Honor Awards
SHOTGUN LOVESONGS by Nickolas Butler readmoreremove

Free Fall Reads from Picador!

PicadorF14BookClubSamplerOur friends at Picador have put together a FREE book club sampler of their Fall 2014 titles just for you!

Enjoy excerpts from
Alice McDermott (SOMEONE)
Anita Diamant (THE RED TENT)
Toby Barlow (BABAYAGA)
Amy Grace Loyd (THE AFFAIRS OF OTHERS)
Nicola Griffith (HILD)
Lisa Gornick (TINDERBOX)
Mary Kay Zurevleff (MAN ALIVE!)
Ronald Frame (HAVISHAM)
Emma Chapman (HOW TO BE A GOOD WIFE)

Click here to read the free sampler on Scribd, or download a copy

(click the “Buy it Now” button & select the vendor of your choice)

Happy Reading!

2013 National Book Critics Awards Finalists

The National Book Critics Circle has named the finalists for its best books of 2013 and Macmillan is thrilled to have nine nominees from Farrar, Straus & Giroux and Bloomsbury!  

FICTION
SOMEONE by Alice McDermott

NONFICTION
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE by David Finkel
THE UNWINDING: An Inner History of the New America by George Packer

POETRY
METAPHYSICAL DOG by Frank Bidart

AUTOBIOGRAPHY
THE BOOK OF MY LIVES by Aleksandar Hemon
MEN WE REAPED by Jesmyn Ward

BIOGRAPHY
HOLDING ON UPSIDE DOWN: The Life and Work of Marianne Moore by Linda Leavell

CRITICISM
THE KRAUS PROJECT: Essays by Karl Kraus, translated and annotated by Jonathan Franzen
FORTY-ONE FALSE STARTS: Essays on Artists and Writers by Janet Malcolm

Click here to view the full list of nominees. Winners will be announced in a ceremony on Thursday, March 13, at 6:00 pm EST. Congratulations to all nominees! 

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Best Books of 2013!

We've had an amazing year in books and are thrilled to be represented on so many Best of 2013 lists. Here's a look at the highlights:
BOOKLIST

Arts & Literature
     IN THE BODY OF THE WORLD by Eve Ensler

Biography
     JACK LONDON by Earle Labor

Health & Medicine
     IN THE KINGDOM OF THE SICK by Laurie Edwards

History
     THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE by David Finkel 

Social Sciences
     EBONY AND IVY by Craig Steven Wilder
     GOSPEL OF FREEDOM by Jonathan Rieder
     HOPE AGAINST HOPE by Sarah Carr
     IN THE NAME OF GOD by Cameron Stauth
     THE UNWINDING by George Packer

Adult Books for Young Adults
  
     A CHANCE TO WIN by Jonathan Schuppe
     THE GAMAL by Ciarán Collins

Books for Youth 
     ELEANOR & PARK by Rainbow Rowell
     IF YOU FIND ME by Emily Murdoch

Audio for Adults
 
     HOW THE LIGHT GETS IN by Louise Penny

KIRKUS REVIEWS 

Best Fiction
     LOOKAWAY, LOOKAWAY by Wilton Barnhardt
     BOX OFFICE POISON by Phillipa Bornikova
     GHOSTS OF BUNGO SUIDO by P.T. Deutermann
     MIDNIGHT by Kevin Egan
     JEEVES AND THE WEDDING BELLS by Sebastian Faulks
     HAVISHAM by Ronald Frame
     TRANSCENDENTAL by James Gunn
     GOOD PEOPLE by Ewart Hutton
     SOMEONE by Alice McDermott  
     THE NIGHT GUEST by Fiona McFarlane
     SOMETHING MORE THAN NIGHT by Ian Tregillis
     THE LAND ACROSS by Gene Wolfe
     QUEEN VICTORIA’S BOOK OF SPELLS by Ellen Datlow 

Best Teen 
     ELEANOR & PARK by Rainbow Rowell 

Best Nonfiction  
     THE GUNS AT LAST LIGHT by Rick Atkinson
     REPORT FROM THE INTERIOR by Paul Auster
     SHOUTING WON'T HELP by Katherine Bouton
     MORTAL SINS by Michael D'Antonio
     THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE by David Finkel
     THE SEARCHERS by Glenn Frankel
     THE GREAT DISSENT by Thomas Healy
     THE BOOK OF MY LIVES by Aleksandar Hemon
     THE BROTHERS by Stephen Kinzer
     A FORT OF NINE TOWERS by Qais Akbar Omar
     THE UNWINDING by George Packer
     MEN WE REAPED by Jesmyn Ward
     EBONY AND IVY by Craig Steven Wilder

LIBRARY JOURNAL

Top 10 Best Books of 2013   
     THE SEARCHERS by Glenn Frankel 

More of the Best 
     JACK LONDON by Earle Labor
     OWNING THE EARTH by Andro Linklater

Best Books 2013: Memoir 
     HER by Christa Parravani

Best Books 2013: Consumer Health 
     MIDLIFE EATING DISORDERS by Cynthia M. Bulik 

Best Books 2013: Sci-Tech  
     BUG MUSIC by David Rothenberg

Best Books 2013: Audio  
     LOOKAWAY, LOOKAWAY by Wilton Barnhardt
     HOW THE LIGHT GETS IN by Louise Penny

PUBLISHERS WEEKLY

Top 10 Best Books of 2013  
     MEN WE REAPED by Jesmyn Ward  

Best Fiction  
     PERCIVAL EVERETT BY VIRGINIA RUSSELL by Virgil Russell
     SOMEONE by Alice McDermott

Best Mystery  
     HOUR OF THE RED GOD by Richard Crompton
     HOW THE LIGHT GETS IN by Louise Penny
     ENIGMA OF CHINA by Qiu Xiaolong

Best Poetry  
     METAPHYSICAL DOG by Frank Bidart
     INCARNADINE by Mary Szybist

Best SF/Fantasy/Horror  
     TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY SCIENCE FICTION, edited by David G. Hartwell and Patrick Nielsen Hayden
     VICIOUS by V.E. Schwab

Best Comics
     THE PROPERTY by Rutu Modan

Best Nonfiction  
     MEN WE REAPED by Jesmyn Ward
     MORTAL SINS by Michael D'Antonio
     THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE by David Finkel
     FORTY-ONE FALSE STARTS by Janet Malcolm
     SCARCITY by Sendhil Mullainathan and Eldar Shafir
     THE UNWINDING by George Packer

Best Children's Fiction  
     ELEANOR & PARK by Rainbow Rowell

Best Religion  
     MY BRIGHT ABYSS by Christian Wiman


SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL  

Best Fiction
     ELEANOR & PARK by Rainbow Rowell
     FANGIRL by Rainbow Rowell

LibraryReads logoAnd here are all of our LibraryReads’ selections from 2013:

September list 
     #1: FANGIRL by Rainbow Rowell
     #2: HOW THE LIGHT GETS IN by Louise Penny

November list
     #2: THROUGH THE EVIL DAYS by Julia Spencer-Fleming
     #8: THE RAVEN'S EYE by Barry Maitland

December list 
     #7: DANGEROUS WOMEN, edited by George R.R. Martin & Gardner Dozois
     #9: THE TRIP TO ECHO SPRING by Olivia Laing

While it's not technically a "Best of 2013" list, NPR's Book Concierge is definitely a collection of favorites throughout the year. 

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We’ve got 2013 National Book Award nominees! WooHoo!

Over the course of this week the National Book Awards longlist was published and we are delighted to have several nominees! 

Longlist for Nonfiction

THE UNWINDING: An Inner History of the New America by George Packer
One of the finest political journalists of our generation, Packer weaves together complex narratives from the past three decades to create a riveting examination of a nation in crisis. It's already received three starred reviews, including this one from Booklist: "Packer offers an illuminating, in-depth, sometimes frightening view of the complexities of decline and the enduring hope for recovery."
Available in hardcover from Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Longlist for Poetry

METAPHYSICAL DOG by Frank Bidart
A vital, searching new collection from one of finest American poets at work today. "The poems of METAPHYSICAL DOG are at once emotionally bracing and full of intellectual reward. Bidart is widely admired by other influential poets; he seems in line for even more attention than he has received." --Publishers Weekly, starred review & PW Pick.
Available in hardcover from Farrar, Straus and Giroux

INCARNADINE by Mary Szybist
The beautiful and inventive second book by the poet Mary Szybist, whose first book, GRANTED, was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. "Whether or not readers are attuned to the religious content, these are gorgeous lyrics, in traditional and invented forms—one poem is a diagrammed sentence while another radiates from an empty space at the center of the page—which create close encounters with not-quite-paraphrasable truths. This is essential poetry." --Publishers Weekly, starred review & PW Pick.
Available in trade paperback from Graywolf Press

Longlist for Fiction

SOMEONE by Alice McDermott
The NBA nomination is another well-deserved accolade that this “stunning hymn to the ordinary” (More Magazine) has received in addition to being a PW Pick of the Week, September Indie Next selection and recipient of four starred pre-publication reviews. People gave it 3 ½ stars in the main review of the Sept. 16 issue and many others are singing McDermott's praises, including The New York Times Book Review, The Wall Street Journal, Vogue, Elle, O Magazine, and NPR's Fresh Air.
Available in hardcover from Farrar, Straus and Giroux.


Finalists for the award will be announced on October 16 and the winners on November 20. Congratulations to all nominees!   readmoreremove
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