Articles tagged "Binyavanga Wainaina"

The New York Times’ 100 Notable Books of 2011:

The New York Times has weighed in with their list of 100 Notable Books of 2011 and there are quite a few excellent Macmillan reads in both the fiction and nonfiction sections:

Fiction & Poetry:

THE BARBARIAN NURSERIES by Héctor Tobar
BIG QUESTIONS by Anders Brekhus Nilsen
CANTI by Giacomo Leopardi
THE FREE WORLD by David Bezmozgis
THE LEFTOVERS by Tom Perrotta
LIFE ON MARS by Tracy K. Smith
THE MARRIAGE PLOT by Jeffrey Eugenides
PARALLEL STORIES by Peter Nadas
THE SUBMISSION by Amy Waldman
TALLER WHEN PRONE: Poems by Les Murray
TRAIN DREAMS by Denis Johnson

Nonfiction:

AND SO IT GOES by Charles J. Shields
THE BOY IN THE MOON by Ian Brown
EXAMINED LIVES by James Miller
IS THAT A FISH IN YOUR EAR? by David Bellos
MIDNIGHT RISING by Tony Horwitz
ONE DAY I WILL WRITE ABOUT THIS PLACE by Binyavanga Wainaina
THE ORIGINS OF POLITICAL ORDER by Francis Fukuyama
PULPHEAD by John Jeremiah Sullivan
RIGHTS GONE WRONG by Richard Thompson Ford
THINKING, FAST AND SLOW by Daniel Kahneman
WHY THE WEST RULES—FOR NOW by Ian Morris

See The New York Times' full list of notable books here

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Publishers Weekly’s Best Books 2011:

Let's kick off a new week with a look at all of the excellent Macmillan titles from Publishers Weekly's Best Books from 2011.

Top 10:

The Marriage Plot by Jeffrey Eugenides
One Day I Will Write About This Place by Binyavanga Wainaina

Mystery/Thriller:

A Trick of the Light by Louise Penny

Poetry:

Touch by Henri Cole
Life on Mars by Tracy K. Smith

Comics:

Hark! A Vagrant! by Kate Beaton
Big Questions by Anders Nilsen

Nonfiction:

One Day I Will Write About This Place by Binyavanga Wainaina
The Convert by Deborah Baker
The Anatomy of a Moment by Javier Cerca
The Beautiful and the Damned by Siddhartha Deb
Tiger, Tiger by Margaux Fragoso
A Book of Secrets by Michael Holroyd

See Publishers Weekly's full list of best books here.

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Monday Fun Day! (11/7/2011 Edition)

We are busy, busy, busy little bees here in the Library Marketing Department, so I'll keep this short and sweet!

- We're delighted and honored to have two books listed among the top ten of Publishers Weekly's Best Books of 2011: THE MARRIAGE PLOT by Jeffrey Eugenides and ONE DAY I WILL WRITE ABOUT THIS PLACE by Binyavanga Wainaina. We'll explore the full list later this week because we have a whole pile of excellent books that made their way onto that list, but for now let's celebrate! See the full list of books here.

- Last week I joined the lovely ladies of HarperCollins and Random House Books On Tape upstate for NYLA's Mystery Slam! If you missed the book buzz (and the wine!) see our full list of presented titles here.

And if the blah weather is getting you down, now's the time to seek the company of hot beverages, excellent books, and close pals. Cuddle up!

lion buddies

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