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Oh what a lovely day for a #BookBday!
LOTUS by Lijia Zhang
This “compelling” (Publishers Weekly) debut novel follows a young Chinese woman as she defies her fate and escapes to the neon lights of Shenzhen and all it holds for her—be it love, danger, or destiny. “With expert pacing and description, Zhang vividly draws Lotus’ present and past, weaving together time lines, characters, and subplots that eventually reveal Lotus to be far more than the sweet, reserved girl she appears to be. At once immersive and delicate, Zhang’s writing takes Lotus to unexpected places as she searches for—and perhaps finds—what true freedom means.” — Booklist
SILENCE by Shusaku Endo
This movie adaptation of Endo’s classic novel of enduring faith in dangerous times, directed by Martin Scorsese and starring Andrew Garfield, Liam Neeson, and Adam Driver is “shaping up to be this year’s THE REVENANT,” according to the Washington Post. Picador created a special expanded discussion guide for SILENCE, so your library’s book club can read and discuss before having a movie night out. readmoreremove
Thanksgiving is tomorrow (we’re off this afternoon through the rest of the week), and we have so many things to be thankful for: good books, lovely librarians, friends and family. Especially the newest member of the Sherer family, Kugel Noodle Pudding! This cute Corgi puppy (yes, a dog!) is melting hearts everywhere she goes.
In the car on our way home pic.twitter.com/gCyZBzwAeK
— Talia Sherer (@taliassherer) November 13, 2016
— Talia Sherer (@taliassherer) November 15, 2016
Booklist recently unveiled their Top 10 Sports reading lists of 2016*, including these six Macmillan titles:
Top 10 Sports Nonfiction (full list)
HOPE: A School, a Team, a Dream by Bill Reynolds
In spending a season following the Hope High School basketball team in Providence, Rhode Island, Reynolds not only digs deeply into the lives of the players and their coach but also offers a candid look at the problems of inner-city schools.
PITCH BY PITCH by Bob Gibson and Lonnie Wheeler
Outspoken Hall of Fame pitcher Bob Gibson recounts every pitch of the landmark first game of the 1968 World Series, when he struck out a record 17 hitters. A wonderful slice of baseball history.
Top 10 Sports Fiction (full list)
BUCKY F*CKING DENT by David Duchovny
Actor Duchovny’s debut novel is a charming, fable-like tale, set in 1978, about a peanut vendor at Yankee Stadium and his dying father, a passionate Red Sox fan. An appealing mix of baseball, humor, and lovable losers. readmoreremove
Friends, meet Frederick “Freddie” Paw Olmsted. He lives with SMP executive editor, Keith Kahla, who wants to tell you all about him:
“The cat is relatively new. He was a street rescue by a friend of a former assistant—a stray who was living on the streets of Bed Stuy (editor’s note: the cat, not the assistant). She took care of all the important vet stuff, but he and Otter, her rescue pit bull, weren’t the best of friends.”
Long story short, he came home with me.
It’s said that Sunday is a day of rest, but not at ALA Midwinter!
Stop by the Macmillan (adult) booth #4613 where Talia will gladly tell you about her favorite Winter and Spring 2015 books when she’s not watching the 2nd annual Kitten Bowl (we’re smitten with “Richard Purrman!”).
Just in time for Thanksgiving, here is a list of our most popular titles — as downloaded by your librarian pals — from Edelweiss:
A Darker Shade of Magic by V. E. Schwab
The Just City by Jo Walton
The Sasquatch Hunter’s Almanac by Sharma Shields
A Murder of Magpies by Judith Flanders
Fear the Darkness by Becky Masterman
All the Rage by Courtney Summers
The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah
Who's going shopping this weekend? We are, too. If you don't have a good hiding spot for your gifts, why not wrap them right away? Better yet, wrap them creatively without paper or tape! In WRAPAGAMI, Jennifer Playford shows you how to wrap boxes, bottles and even odd-shaped items like dishes and cookie tins (Anne's excited about that one). It's eco-friendly and depending on the fabric you use, can serve as two gifts in one (ex: a scarf wrapped around a jewelry box).
Today, Anne's going to demonstrate a wrap that most of us should find very useful: the Single Book Wrap. She didn't have extra fabric lying around the house but found that a dish towel worked perfectly well for this example (Gift idea: kitchen gadgets wrapped in a dish towel! See how easy that two-in-one idea is?).
Read on for the step-by-step instructions and don't forget that you can enter for a chance to win WRAPAGAMI and other crafting and cookbooks!
Our adventure has come to an end. Our favorite book has been recovered and we’ve passed it on to one of our favorite librarians and she recommended it to her favorite reader. And the lesson learned here is that Macmillan’s Library Marketing team has the book you’ve always wanted to read!