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Featured Author: Jim Fergus (08/07/17)

Getting to know Jim Fergus…

The Vengeance of Mothers

“Twenty years on, Fergus’ best-selling novel, One Thousand White Women (1998), remains vivid in readers’ memories and continues to be discovered by historical-fiction fans. He now continues the intriguing tale of the U.S. government’s controversial, little-publicized, assimilation-oriented Brides forIndians program… It’s a gripping tale, a history lesson infused with both sadness at the violence perpetuated against the Cheyenne and awe at the endurance of this remarkable group of women. HIGHDEMAND BACKSTORY: With a twentieth-anniversary edition of Fergus’ million-copy hit, One Thousand White Women, and a major publicity campaign for the long-awaited sequel, requests will be legion.”–Booklist, starred review

One Thousand White Women

One Thousand White Women begins with May Dodd’s journey west into the unknown. A government program in which women are brought west as brides for the Cheyenne, is her vehicle. What follows is the story of May’s adventures: her marriage to Little Wolf, chief of the Cheyenne nation, and her conflict of being caught between two worlds, loving two men, living two lives. Jim Fergus has so vividly depicted the American West that it is as if these diaries are a capsule in time.

“An impressive historical…terse, convincing, and affecting.” —Kirkus Reviews

 

“Great Book-Group Reads” Booklist Webinar — Macmillan Titles (08/01/17)

So you missed Booklist‘s “Great Book-Group Reads” Webinar… We got you! Here are the titles we covered:

All the Ugly and Wonderful Things by Bryn Greenwood

All the Birds in the Sky by Charlie Jane Anders

The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah

The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah

The Hush by John Hart

After Anna by Lisa Scottoline

One Thousand White Women by Jim Fergus

The Vengeance of Mothers by Jim Fergus

The North Water by Ian McGuire

Outline by Rachel Cusk

Transit by Rachel Cusk

The Sellout by Paul Beatty

Being Mortal by Atul Gawande

 

Download the full slide deck here.

“Great Book-Group Reads” Booklist Webinar

The right book can be just the thing to make your book-group discussions come alive. Join Talia Sherer (and her beloved dog, Kugel the Corgi) for this free, one-hour webinar where she will discuss forthcoming and backlist titles that are sure-to-be hits with book groups around the country. This webinar features mostly adult books with a few YA titles as well. Moderated by Annie Bostrom, Associate Editor, Adult Books at Booklist.

Tuesday, August 1 | 1:00 PM Central 

Register here.

 

 

Summer 2017 Indie Next Picks for Book Clubs

S17IndieBookClubThe Summer 2017 Indie Next List for Reading Groups includes seven Macmillan titles!

Top Ten
SLEEPING ON JUPITER by Anuradha Roy
ALL THE BIRDS IN THE SKY by Charlie Jane Anders

Small Bites
100 ESSAYS I DON’T HAVE TIME TO WRITE by Sarah Ruhl
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Happy #BookBday (4/25/17 Edition)

Happy #BookBday to two daring debuts and three works of women’s fiction perfect for book clubs:

THE STANDARD GRAND by Jay Baron Nicorvo
A May 2017 Indie Next pick & a Library Journal Spring 2017 Debut Novels pick! An Army trucker goes AWOL before her third deployment, and ends up in the Standard Grand, a sanctuary for homeless veterans suffering from PTSD in the Catskill Mountains. But the Grand is sitting on a shale formation coveted by a corporate executive. “…Nicorvo’s muscular and energetic prose will stun readers with its poignancy, while providing a punch to the solar plexus. Alongside BILLY LYNN’S LONG, HALFTIME WALK and YELLOW BIRDS, THE STANDARD GRAND is an important and deeply human contribution to the national conversation.” — Booklist, starred review

OOLA by Brittany Newell
A provocative and impressive debut delivered with a uniquely sinister lyricism by a brilliant 21-year-old; a story about sex, privilege, desire, and creativity in the post-college years. “Newell’s rangy, circuitous tale is a kind of queer Nadja for millennials with a self-satirizing—and satisfying—bite. A dreamy and provocative exploration of sex, privilege, and self-discovery.” — Kirkus Reviews

THE F WORD by Liza Palmer
At once a funny, whip-smart sendup of L.A. culture and an irresistible love story about how sometimes who we become isn’t who we really are. “A funny and fantastic lesson on how perfection doesn’t translate to happiness is served up in Palmer’s latest. This is a smart and sardonic novel with a genuine voice.” — Publishers Weekly

YOU’RE THE ONE THAT I WANT by Giovanna Fletcher
“This is a warm, humorous, at times heartbreaking novel of three childhood friends, told from their alternating points-of-view and reminiscent of Cecelia Ahern’s ROSIE DUNNE. It reads like a diary readers won’t be able to put down, with characters they would like to spend more time with and get to know. A fresh take on the classic love-triangle story.” — Booklist readmoreremove

Happy #BookBday (3/7/17 Edition)

Oh what a lovely day for a #BookBday!

EDGAR AND LUCY by Victor Lodato
A March 2017 Indie Next pick with two starred reviews! In this second novel from the author of the award-winning MATHILDA SAVITCH, a mother has a complicated love for her unusual child and vice versa, and their drive to create family wherever they can find it. “Through numerous changing viewpoints, the truth is gradually revealed, creating suspense and rewarding readers with unexpected parallels and touching connections. Lodato’s remarkable novel traces a broken family’s spiritual journey toward healing in moving, magical prose.” — Booklist, starred review

YOU ARE HERE: An Owner’s Manual for Dangerous Minds by Jenny Lawson
New from #1 New York Times bestselling author Lawson: WRECK THIS JOURNAL meets HYPERBOLE AND A HALF in a book destined to be a classic—part therapy, part best friend, part humor, and part coloring book complete with Jenny’s amazingly intricate illustrations, all on perforated pages that can be easily torn out, hung up, and shared. readmoreremove

Winter 2016–2017 Indie Next Picks for Book Clubs

indiebookclubThe Winter 2016–2017 Indie Next List for Reading Groups includes seven Macmillan titles!

Top Ten
BLACK MAN IN A WHITE COAT: A Doctor’s Reflections on Race and Medicine by Damon Tweedy, M.D.
GRIEF IS THE THING WITH FEATHERS by Max Porter

Extraordinary Lives
HOME IS BURNING: A Memoir by Dan Marshall
ROSALIE LIGHTNING: A Graphic Memoir by Tom Hart

Exciting New Voices
RAGE AGAINST THE DYING by Becky Masterman
THE SUNLIT NIGHT by Rebecca Dinerstein

New Works From Old Favorites
PURITY by Jonathan Franzen

FREE Book Buzz Presentations!

kittyblowyourmindMacmillan Library is pleased to offer #librariansonly unprecedented access to our book buzz presentations!

But what is a book buzz presentation?

Nearly 20 times a year, Team Macmillan Library hits the road (actually or virtually) to talk about books. For those librarians unable to join us, here is your go-to portal for all the goods on our favorite books. #ReadersAdvisoryMadeEasy
Click on each presentation’s link below to access the downloadable PowerPoint version and adapt as needed. (Email us if you would like to receive the corresponding script and/or handout for a specific presentation.)

“Buzzing about forthcoming books is a great way to keep your customers coming back, and for us, it’s turned out to be a great way to build community.”
— A. Issac “Ike” Pulver, Director, Saratoga Springs Public Library, Saratoga Springs NY in a
Booklist RA Showcase

Talia + Anne - cats pajamas editBut wait, there’s more! We also create CUSTOM presentations! SAY WHAT?!

Whether it’s for a staff development day, a regional book buzz, or a “new books” preview for the public, we are here to help!

To request a custom presentation for your library, email library@macmillanusa.com with the following information:

— Presentation date
— Target audience (library staff, patrons, teens, etc.)
— Presentation theme (upcoming seasonal releases, genre-specific, debuts, nonfiction only, YA, etc.)

All custom presentations require a minimum of one month advance notice before your event.

We will provide two drafts (one for initial review, another with your edits) and deliver the final file to you a minimum of three (3) days before your event.
If desired, please send us your library’s logo and/or any website/social media links to include in the header/footer section(s).

Presentations Available For Download*:

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Booklist “Best Bets for Book Clubs” Webinar Titles

What’s the best way to get your library’s book club talking? Read and recommend these discussion-worthy Macmillan titles that Talia presented at yesterday’s Booklist‘s “Best Bets for Book Clubs” collection development webinar:

THE BOOK OF SPECULATION by Erika Swyler (download the guide)
Tale of Shikanoko series by Lian Hearn (download the guide for all 4 books)
Book 1: EMPEROR OF THE EIGHT ISLANDS
Book 2: AUTUMN PRINCESS, DRAGON CHILD
Book 3: LORD OF THE DARKWOOD
Book 4: THE TENGU’S GAME OF GO
THE SPORT OF KINGS by C.E. Morgan (download the guide)
THE LAST PAINTING OF SARA DE VOS by Dominic Smith (download the guide)
IN THE COUNTY WE LOVE by Diane Guerrero (download the guide)
IF I WAS YOUR GIRL by Meredith Russo (download the guide)
AN UNRESTORED WOMAN by Shobha Rao (download the guide)
TRULY MADLY GUILTY by Liane Moriarty (download the guide)
THEY MAY NOT MEAN TO, BUT THEY DO by Cathleen Schine (download the guide)
BEING MORTAL by Atul Gawande (download the guide)

Here’s a link to the full presentation slides and you can download the Excel sheet of all titles presented (with ISBNs). You can also view the archived webinar here.

Want more book club ideas? Check out suggestions from the NEA Big Read, Librarian of Congress Dr. Carla Hayden & more right here.

Sign Up Now: “Best Bets for Book Groups” Booklist Webinar

Booklist-BestBookClubBets-webinarDiscover your library’s next book club selection at Booklist‘s “Best Bets for Book Groups” webinar on Tuesday, July 19 at 1pm Central. Talia Sherer will give you the inside scoop on new and forthcoming Macmillan titles perfect for discussion.

Click here to RSVP. See you there!
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