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Our 2015 YALSA & RUSA Award Winners!

Congrats to all of the fine Macmillan authors who won awards or were selected for YALSA and RUSA’s various reading lists this year!

2015 Alex Awards

The Alex Awards are given to ten books written for adults that have special appeal to young adults, ages 12 through 18.

LOCK IN by John Scalzi
WOLF IN WHITE VAN by John Darnielle

See all of the 2015 Alex Award winners here!

YALSA’s 2015 Best Fiction for Young Adults

COMPLICIT by Stephanie Kuehn
SWAY by Kat Spears

See the full list of Best Fiction for Young Adults here.

YALSA’s 2015 Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults

Book to Movie: Ripped From the Pages
ENDER’S GAME by Orson Scott Card

See the full list of Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults here.

YALSA’s 2015 Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers

HUMANS OF NEW YORK by Brandon Stanton

See the full list of Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers here.

YALSA’s 2015 Great Graphic Novels for Teens

THE GIGANTIC BEARD THAT WAS EVIL by Stephen Collins

See the full list of Great Graphic Novels for Teens here.

Black Caucus of the American Library Association 2015 Honor Book for Fiction

‘TIL THE WELL RUNS DRY by Lauren Francis-Sharma

See the full list of BCALA Literary Awards here.
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Library Journal Best of 2014

Library Journal is first out of the gate with their “Best of 2014” list, and it includes LOTS of Macmillan books:

Top Ten
NO PLACE TO HIDE by Glenn Greenwald
THE SIXTH EXTINCTION by Elizabeth Kolbert

More of the Best
FIVES AND TWENTY-FIVES by Michael Pitre

SF/Fantasy
THE GOBLIN EMPEROR by Katherine Addison
AREA X (ANNIHILATION, AUTHORITY, ACCEPTANCE) by Jeff VanderMeer

Mystery
THE GHOST RUNNER by Bilal Parker
MURDER IN THE AFTERNOON by Frances Brody

Historical Fiction
BITTER GREENS by Kate Forsyth

Thrillers
TRUTH BE TOLD by Hank Phillippi Ryan

Women’s Fiction
LANDLINE by Rainbow Rowell

Cookbooks
THE CUBAN TABLE: A Celebration of Food, Flavors, and History by Ana Sofia Pelaez

Poetry
THIS BLUE by Maureen N. McLane
CITIZEN: An American Lyric by Claudia Rankine
CARIBOU by Charles Wright

Religion & Spirituality
AN AMERICAN CARDINAL: The Biography of Cardinal Timothy Dolan by Christina Boyle

Graphic Novels
CAN’T WE TALK ABOUT SOMETHING MORE PLEASANT by Roz Chast

Memoir
THE GREAT FLOODGATES OF THE WONDERWORLD by Justin Hocking
BULLETPROOF VEST: The Ballad of an Outlaw and His Daughter by Maria Venegas

Science
INFINITESIMAL: How a Dangerous Mathematical Theory Shaped the Modern World by Amir Alexander
THE SIXTH EXTINCTION by Elizabeth Kolbert

 

Happy #BookBday (9/30/14 Edition)

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Today we wish a big ‘ol #BookBday to:

ON IMMUNITY by Eula Biss
National Book Critics Circle Award-winner Biss’s examination of and ultimately, support for vaccines is an October 2014 Indie Next pick, a BEA Librarians “Shout ‘n Share” pick, has three outstanding starred reviews, and just recently was announced as a finalist for the inaugural Kirkus Prize for nonfiction!

THE ASSASSINATION OF MARGARET THATCHER by Hilary Mantel
Man Booker Prize winner Mantel’s latest is a brilliant collection of contemporary short stories (you can even read one in its entirety here!). “The stories in Mantel’s new collection reflect her interest in human frailty and assaults of all kinds, from the most intimate to those by or against the state.”
Publishers Weekly

THE PERFECT WITNESS by Iris Johansen
From #1 New York Times bestselling author Johansen comes an explosive new thriller about a woman with the ability to read people’s memories who is living safely in Witness Protection—until her cover is blown. “This page-turner builds to a breathless conclusion.” — Publishers Weekly
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For Your Consideration: September LibraryReads titles

Sept14-FYCThe days are long and hot and we’re already looking forward to Fall and cooling temperatures. Get a head start with these recommended September titles and nominate your favorites for the September 2014 LibraryReads list (due August 1)!

BROADCHURCH by Erin Kelly
This brilliant novelization of the hit television show Broadchurch follows Detectives Alec Hardy and Ellie Miller as they search for a young boy’s killer in a quiet British seaside town.

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ACCEPTANCE by Jeff VanderMeer
In the final book in VanderMeer’s Southern Reach trilogy, the mysteries of Area X may have been solved, but their consequences and implications are no less profound—or terrifying. Stephen King is a big fan and called the series, “Creepy and fascinating.”

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ISLAND OF A THOUSAND MIRRORS by Nayomi Munaweera
Winner of the Commonwealth Book Prize for Asia and longlisted for the Man Asian Literary Prize, this literary debut of two young women on opposing sides of the devastating Sri Lankan Civil War is an emotionally resonant saga of cultural heritage, heartbreaking conflict and deep family bonds. “The paradisiacal landscapes of Sri Lanka are as astonishing as the barbarity of its revolution, and Munaweera evokes the power of both in a lyrical debut novel worthy of shelving alongside her countryman Michael Ondaatje or her fellow writer of the multigenerational immigrant experience Jhumpa Lahiri.” — Publishers Weekly

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VIRTUE FALLS by Christina Dodd
A chillingly suspenseful novel in which a young woman discovers the truth about the decades-old murder of her mother, and the killer who is still out there. “…red herrings galore and multiple third-person points of view will keep readers guessing whodunit right up to the end. For romantic suspense fans and those who enjoy tautly plotted page-turners.” — Library Journal

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BITTER GREENS by Kate Forsyth
This historical novel gorgeously interweaves the Rapunzel fairy tale with the true life story of French novelist Charlotte-Rose de la Force. “Forsyth, a PhD candidate in fairy tale retellings, reflects her depth of knowledge in this captivating novel that enchants with its gorgeous narrative and memorable characters who discover how the choices we make define and bind us. Full of palace intrigue, dark magic, romance, and lush, evocative descriptions, this is historical fiction at its finest.” — Library Journal, starred review

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THE PLOUGHMEN by Kim Zupan
A young sheriff and a hardened killer form an uneasy and complicated bond in this mesmerizing first novel set on the plains of Montana. “A fascinating first novel that examines the complexities of two men, opposites in every way, whose lives nevertheless intertwine. With such a strong debut, Zupan’s literary future looks exceptionally promising.” — Library Journal

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VIRTUALLY HUMAN: The Promise—and the Peril—of Digital Immortality by Martine Rothblatt, PhD
VIRTUALLY HUMAN explores what the not-too-distant future will look like when cyberconsciousness—simulation of the human brain via software and computer technology—becomes part of our daily lives and the medical ethics involved.

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For more September LibraryReads title suggestions, view our collection on Edelweiss. Happy reading and happy nominating!

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Librarians “Shout ‘n Share” Their Favorite BEA Picks!

Happy Monday, friends!  For those of you who couldn't make it to BEA (sniff), here's what your librarian pals found on the show floor to  shout ‘n share about:

King County Library System's Alene Moroni loved Kate Forsyth's historical novel BITTER GREENS.

New York Public Library/Bookops's Charlene Rue was captivated by Eula Biss' ON IMMUNITY: An Inoculation.

Douglas "Books for Dudes" Lord was really excited about Kim Zupan's gritty Western mystery THE PLOUGHMEN.

Library Journal's Henrietta Verma picked Ursula Archer's geocaching murder mystery FIVE, and said that it satisfied her love of both mysteries and maps.
She also recommended John Scalzi's latest sci-fi gem, LOCK IN

Baltimore County Public Library's Jamie Watson called out Susan Strecker's NIGHT BLINDNESS and said it's the perfect book for Nicholas Sparks fans. 

Alene and Jamie both applauded Kate Funk's BEST CAT BOOK EVER! Cat + Costume = What's not to love?

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BEA 2014 is here!

BEA librarian logoBookExpo America is finally here! We hope to see you at these great events and in the Macmillan booth (#1738).  
Thursday, May 29

LibraryReads: Collaborative Discovery for Librarians & Patrons panel
10:00am-10:50am
Javits Convention Center | Room 1E14

Find out how to share the books you love with readers across the country and enhance your professional profile by participating in LibraryReads, the monthly, nationwide library staff picks list. Speakers include Robin Nesbitt, Manager, Columbus Metropolitan Library, OH; Kaite Stover, Director of Reader’s Services, Kansas City Public Library, MO; Stephanie Anderson, Head of Readers Services, Darien Library, CT, and Melissa DeWild, Collection Development Manager, Kent District Library, MI.

BiblioCommons: Cultivating and Supporting an Online Reading Community: Digital Badges and Online Programming
11:00–11:50am
Javits Convention Center | Room 1E14

Stephanie Chase of Library Discovery Service for BiblioCommons and Jenn Northington of WORD Bookstores will discuss how to reach the online community of patrons and customers through digital badges and online programming. 

The AAP's Annual Librarians Book Buzz, Part I
2:15-3:30pm
Javits Convention Center | Room 1E16

Come hear Anne Spieth highlight her favorite forthcoming Macmillan titles at this very popular annual Publishers Book Buzz!

Macmillan Galley Giveaways and Author Signings (Booth #1738):

9:00am  Galley Giveaway: MIDNIGHT PLAN OF THE REPO MAN by Bruce Cameron (Tor Books)
9:30am Galley Giveaway: LILA by Marilynne Robinson (FSG)
10:00am In-Booth Signing: Lisa Scottoline (BETRAYED, SMP)
10:45am In-Booth Signing: Rainbow Rowell (LANDLINE, SMP/Macmillan Audio)
11:00am Galley Giveaway: THE PLOUGHMEN by Kim Zupan (Holt)
2:00pm In-Booth Signing: R.L. Stine (PARTY GAMES, Griffin)
2:00pm Galley Giveaway: THE KILLS by Richard House (Picador)
2:30pm Galley Giveaway: BITTER GREENS by Kate Forsyth (Thomas Dunne Books)
3:00pm Galley Giveaway: ISLAND OF A THOUSAND MIRRORS by Nayomi Munaweera (SMP)
3:30pm Brooklyn Beer Tasting: THE CRAFT BEER REVOLUTION by Steve Hindy (Palgrave Macmillan)
3:30pm Galley Giveaway: WAR DOGS by Rebecca Frankel (Palgrave Macmillan)

Friday, May 30

The AAP's Annual Librarians Book Buzz, Part II
2:00-3:30pm
Javits Convention Center | Room 1E14

Come listen to our publishing friends as they highlight their favorite forthcoming titles!

The 6th Annual Librarian Shout 'n Share
3:30-5:00pm
Javits Convention Center | Room 1E14

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. Speakers include Douglas Lord, Head of Circulation/ Branch Head, New Britain (CT) Public Library, longtime Library Journal book reviewer and Books for Dudes Columnist; Alene Moroni, Manager, Selection and Order, King County Library System (WA) and a 2013 Library  Journal “Mover and Shaker”; Charlene Rue, Deputy Director of Collection Management, BookOps: The shared technical services organization of New York Public Library and Brooklyn Public Library; Etta Thornton-Verma, Library Journal Reviews Editor (NY); and Jamie Watson, Collection Development Coordinator, Baltimore County Public Library (MD) and a 2008 Library Journal “Mover and Shaker.”

Macmillan Galley Giveaways and Author Signings (Booth #1738): 

9:30 AM In-Booth Signing: Ben Lerner (10:04, Faber)
9:30 AM Galley Giveaway: THE BOY WHO DREW MONSTERS by Keith Donohue (Picador)
10:00 AM Galley Giveaway: YOU MIGHT REMEMBER ME: The Life and Times of Phil Hartman by Mike Thomas (SMP)
10:30 AM Galley Giveaway: MY REAL CHILDREN by Jo Walton (Tor Books)
11:00 AM Galley and Advance Listening Copy Giveaway: LANDLINE by Rainbow Rowell (SMP/ Macmillan Audio)
11:30 AM In-Booth Signing: Andy Cohen, ANDY COHEN DIARIES (Holt)
11:30 AM Galley Giveaway: THE FURIES by Natalie Haynes (SMP)
2:00 PM In-Booth Signing: John Scalzi (LOCK IN, Tor)
2:00 PM Galley Giveaway: MURDER AT THE BRIGHTWELL by Ashley Weaver (Minotaur)
2:30 PM Galley Giveaway: SWAY by Kat Spears (Griffin)
4:00 PM Galley Giveaway: FULL MEASURE by T. Jefferson Parker (SMP)

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Macmillan Library @ BEA 2014! (Booth #1738)

BEA librarian logoSpring is finally here, and that means that BookExpo America is only a few short weeks away! We hope to see you at these great events and in the Macmillan booth (#1738).
Wednesday, May 28

Library Journal’s Day of Dialog
9:00am–6:00pm
McGraw-Hill 50th floor, 1221 Avenue of the Americas (6th Avenue and 49th Street), New York, NY 10020
RSVP required 

LJ's annual event will feature the ever-popular Editors’ Picks panel featuring Picador’s own Publisher & VP Stephen Morrison and a women's fiction panel starring Lisa Scottoline (BETRAYED) and Rainbow Rowell (LANDLINE)! 

Click here for more information and to RSVP 

The 8th Annual BEA Adult Librarians Dinner, co-hosted by AAP and LibraryReads
RSVP required, space is limited

NPR's Maureen Corrigan hosts this annual dinner featuring Pat O'Brien, whose memoir I'LL BE RIGHT BACK AFTER THIS chronicles his wild life in sports and Hollywood and his recovery from crippling substance abuse. 

Details and RSVP here. (Please note that this dinner is nearly sold out. If you RSVP after the event is full, you will be placed on a wait list.) 

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Thursday, May 29

LibraryReads: Collaborative Discovery for Librarians & Patrons panel
10:00am-10:50am
Javits Convention Center | Room 1E14

Find out how to share the books you love with readers across the country and enhance your professional profile by participating in LibraryReads, the monthly, nationwide library staff picks list. Speakers include Robin Nesbitt, Manager, Columbus Metropolitan Library, OH; Kaite Stover, Director of Reader’s Services, Kansas City Public Library, MO; Stephanie Anderson, Head of Readers Services, Darien Library, CT, and Melissa DeWild, Collection Development Manager, Kent District Library, MI.

BiblioCommons: Cultivating and Supporting an Online Reading Community: Digital Badges and Online Programming
11:00–11:50am
Javits Convention Center | Room 1E14

Stephanie Chase of Library Discovery Service for BiblioCommons and Jenn Northington of WORD Bookstores will discuss how to reach the online community of patrons and customers through digital badges and online programming. 

The AAP's Annual Librarians Book Buzz, Part I
2:15-3:30pm
Javits Convention Center | Room 1E16

Come hear Anne Spieth highlight her favorite forthcoming Macmillan titles at this very popular annual Publishers Book Buzz!

Macmillan Galley Giveaways and Author Signings (Booth #1738):

9:00am  Galley Giveaway: MIDNIGHT PLAN OF THE REPO MAN by Bruce Cameron (Tor Books)
9:30am Galley Giveaway: LILA by Marilynne Robinson (FSG)
10:00am In-Booth Signing: Lisa Scottoline (BETRAYED, SMP)
10:45am In-Booth Signing: Rainbow Rowell (LANDLINE, SMP/Macmillan Audio)
11:00am Galley Giveaway: THE PLOUGHMEN by Kim Zupan (Holt)
2:00pm In-Booth Signing: R.L. Stine (PARTY GAMES, Griffin)
2:00pm Galley Giveaway: THE KILLS by Richard House (Picador)
2:30pm Galley Giveaway: BITTER GREENS by Kate Forsyth (Thomas Dunne Books)
3:00pm Galley Giveaway: ISLAND OF A THOUSAND MIRRORS by Nayomi Munaweera (SMP)
3:30pm Brooklyn Beer Tasting: THE CRAFT BEER REVOLUTION by Steve Hindy (Palgrave Macmillan)
3:30pm Galley Giveaway: WAR DOGS by Rebecca Frankel (Palgrave Macmillan)

Friday, May 30

The AAP's Annual Librarians Book Buzz, Part II
2:00-3:30pm
Javits Convention Center | Room 1E14

Come listen to our publishing friends as they highlight their favorite forthcoming titles!

The 6th Annual Librarian Shout 'n Share
3:30-5:00pm
Javits Convention Center | Room 1E14

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. Speakers include Douglas Lord, Head of Circulation/ Branch Head, New Britain (CT) Public Library, longtime Library Journal book reviewer and Books for Dudes Columnist; Alene Moroni, Manager, Selection and Order, King County Library System (WA) and a 2013 Library  Journal “Mover and Shaker”; Charlene Rue, Deputy Director of Collection Management, BookOps: The shared technical services organization of New York Public Library and Brooklyn Public Library; Etta Thornton-Verma, Library Journal Reviews Editor (NY); and Jamie Watson, Collection Development Coordinator, Baltimore County Public Library (MD) and a 2008 Library Journal “Mover and Shaker.”

Macmillan Galley Giveaways and Author Signings (Booth #1738): 

9:30 AM In-Booth Signing: Ben Lerner (10:04, Faber)
9:30 AM Galley Giveaway: THE BOY WHO DREW MONSTERS by Keith Donohue (Picador)
10:00 AM Galley Giveaway: YOU MIGHT REMEMBER ME: The Life and Times of Phil Hartman by Mike Thomas (SMP)
10:30 AM Galley Giveaway: MY REAL CHILDREN by Jo Walton (Tor Books)
11:00 AM Galley and Advance Listening Copy Giveaway: LANDLINE by Rainbow Rowell (SMP/ Macmillan Audio)
11:30 AM In-Booth Signing: Andy Cohen, ANDY COHEN DIARIES (Holt)
11:30 AM Galley Giveaway: THE FURIES by Natalie Haynes (SMP)
2:00 PM In-Booth Signing: John Scalzi (LOCK IN, Tor)
2:00 PM Galley Giveaway: MURDER AT THE BRIGHTWELL by Ashley Weaver (Minotaur)
2:30 PM Galley Giveaway: SWAY by Kat Spears (Griffin)
4:00 PM Galley Giveaway: FULL MEASURE by T. Jefferson Parker (SMP)

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Friday Reads – Fractured Fairy Tales

Happy Friday! Today's #FridayReads are two fractured fairy tales:
Talia is enchanted by Kate Forsyth's BITTER GREENS
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This historical novel gorgeously interweaves the Rapunzel fairy tale with the true life story of French novelist Charlotte-Rose de la Force. This sumptuous novel holds the stories of three women, braided together to create a compelling tale of desire, black magic and the redemptive power of love.

“Kate Forsyth’s BITTER GREENS is an enthralling concoction of history and magic, an absorbing, richly detailed, and heart-wrenching reimagining of a timeless fairytale.” — Jennifer Chiaverini, New York Times bestselling author of MRS LINCOLN'S RIVAL


Anne's looking for Neverland after reading ALIAS HOOK by Lisa Jensen

Alias Hook jacketIn this retelling of the Captain Hook story, the pirate from Peter Pan is cursed to be the villain. Hook’s one hope for redemption comes in the form of Stella Parrish, a grown woman who dreams her way to the Neverland in defiance of Pan’s rules. It's perfect for fans of Gregory Maguire and Paula Brackston.

“Jensen’s wonderful imagination and devotion to history and myth allow the reader to fly with her through this outstanding adventure—no fairy dust required.” — Publishers Weekly  

What are you reading today? Share your #FridayReads with us @MacmillanLib.

TxLA 2014 Book Buzz

Thanks to everyone who came out to the TxLA Book Buzz this morning to listen to Anne "the sweet teeth" Spieth talk about her favorite Summer books! If you couldn't make it, don't worry, we've got you covered. 

Here are all the titles, plus a handy-dandy catified handout

Highly Anticipated Titles
THE SNOW QUEEN by Michael Cunningham
SAVE THE DATE by Mary Kay Andrews 
LANDLINE by Rainbow Rowell
THE FORTUNE HUNTER by Daisy Goodwin

Fractured Fairy Tales
DARK AEMILIA by Sally O'Reilly
ALIAS HOOK by Lisa Jensen
BITTER GREENS by Kate Forsyth

New Mysteries From Bestselling Authors
A DARK AND TWISTED TIDE by Sharon Bolton
THAT NIGHT by Chevy Stevens
THE DEAD WILL TELL by Linda Castillo

Debut Mysteries
INVISIBLE CITY by Julia Dahl
BONE DUST WHITE by Karin Salvalaggio
NEVER LOOK BACK by Claire Donoghue

Debuts with YA Appeal
THE HOLLOW GROUND by Natalie S. Harnett
BRUTAL YOUTH by Anthony Breznican
THE SPARK AND THE DRIVE by Wayne Harrison

Books for Teens
A GIRL CALLED FEARLESS by Catherine Linka
COMPLICIT by Stephanie Kuehn
HOW TO FALL by Jane Casey
REBORN by C.C. Hunter
RECKONING by Kerry Wilkinson
EXTRACTION by Stephanie Diaz

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