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NPR’s 2016 Book Concierge & More “Best of 2016” Picks

NPR’s Book Concierge is live! Nearly 40 Macmillan titles are included in the various 2016 recommendation lists:

ALL THAT MAN IS by David Szalay (Staff Picks, Realistic Fiction, Tales From Around the World)

ALL THE BIRDS IN THE SKY by Charlie Jane Anders (It’s All Geek to Me, Love Stories, Science, Science Fiction & Fantasy)

AMERICAN CAKE by Anne Byrn (Cookbooks & Food, For History Lovers)

AMERICAN PHILOSOPHY by John Kaag (Biography & Memoir, Book Club Ideas, Love Stories, Nonfiction, Seriously Great Writing)

THE ARAB OF THE FUTURE 2: A Childhood in the Middle East, 1984-1985: A Graphic Memoir by Riad Sattouf (Staff Picks, Biography & Memoir, Comics & Graphic Novels, Family Matters, Identity & Culture, Nonfiction, Tales From Around the World)

THE BALLAD OF BLACK TOM by Victor LaValle (Staff Picks, Mysteries & Thrillers, Rather Short, Science Fiction & Fantasy, The Dark Side)

THE BRICKS THAT BUILT THE HOUSES by Kate Tempest (Staff Picks, Book Club Ideas, Ladies First, Love Stories, Realistic Fiction, Tales From Around the World)

BULLIES: A Friendship by Alex Abramovich (Staff Picks, Biography & Memoir, Eye-Opening Reads, Nonfiction, The Dark Side)

BY GASLIGHT by Steven Price (Historical Fiction, Mysteries & Thrillers, Rather Long, The Dark Side)

CERTAIN DARK THINGS by Silvia Garcia-Moreno (Science Fiction & Fantasy, Tales From Around the World, The Dark Side)

CHILDREN OF THE NEW WORLD by Alexander Weinstein (Book Club Ideas, Poetry & Short Stories, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Seriously Great Writing)

CONSEQUENCE: A Memoir by Eric Fair (Staff Picks, Biography & Memoir, Eye-Opening Reads, Nonfiction, The Dark Side)

DEATH’S END by Cixin Liu (Science Fiction & Fantasy, Tales From Around the World)

EVERY ANXIOUS WAVE by Mo Daviau (For Music Lovers, It’s All Geek to Me, Science Fiction & Fantasy)

THE FOX WAS EVER THE HUNTER by Herta Müller (Historical Fiction, Ladies First, Tales From Around the World)

A GREAT RECKONING by Louise Penny (Staff Picks, Mysteries & Thrillers)

THE GREATEST OF MARLYS by Lynda Barry (Comics & Graphic Novels, Family Matters, For Art Lovers, Funny Stuff, Ladies First, Seriously Great Writing)

GRIEF IS THE THING WITH FEATHERS by Max Porter (Family Matters, Rather Short, Seriously Great Writing, The Dark Side)

HOT DOG TASTE TEST by Lisa Hanawalt (Biography & Memoir, Comics & Graphic Novels, For Art Lovers, Funny Stuff, Ladies First, Let’s Talk About Sex)

I’M JUDGING YOU: The Do-Better Manual by Luvvie Ajayi (Staff Picks, Book Club Ideas, Funny Stuff, Nonfiction)

LACUNAE: 100 Imagined Ancient Love Poems by Daniel Nadler (Poetry & Short Stories)

THE LONELY CITY: Adventures in the Art of Being Alone by Olivia Laing (Biography & Memoir, For Art Lovers, Identity & Culture, Seriously Great Writing, The Dark Side)

LOOK: Poems by Solmaz Sharif (Staff Picks, Poetry & Short Stories, Seriously Great Writing)

THE LOST TIME ACCIDENTS by John Wray (Family Matters, Historical Fiction, Rather Long, Science Fiction & Fantasy)

THE MAYOR OF MOGADISHU: A Story of Chaos and Redemption in the Ruins of Somalia by Andrew Harding (Staff Picks, Book Club Ideas, Eye-Opening Reads, For History Lovers, Identity & Culture, Nonfiction, Tales From Around the World)

MOONCOP by Tom Gauld (Comics & Graphic Novels, For Art Lovers, Funny Stuff, The Dark Side)

NECESSITY by Jo Walton (Book Club Ideas, Historical Fiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy)

THE ONLY RULE IS IT HAS TO WORK: Our Wild Experiment Building a New Kind of Baseball Team by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller (Staff Picks, It’s All Geek to Me, Nonfiction)

A RAGE FOR ORDER: The Middle East in Turmoil, From Tahrir Square to ISIS by Robert F. Worth (Staff Picks, Nonfiction, Tales From Around the World)

ROLLING BLACKOUTS: Dispatches From Turkey, Syria, and Iraq by Sarah Glidden (Book Club Ideas, Comics & Graphic Novels, Eye-Opening Reads, Identity & Culture, Tales From Around the World)

SELECTED POEMS, 1968-2014 by Paul Muldoon (Staff Picks, Poetry & Short Stories)

THE SELFISHNESS OF OTHERS: An Essay on the Fear of Narcissism by Kristin Dombek (Staff Picks, Nonfiction, Rather Short)

THE SPEED OF SOUND: Breaking the Barriers Between Music and Technology: A Memoir by Thomas Dolby (Staff Picks, Biography & Memoir, For Music Lovers, It’s All Geek to Me, Nonfiction)

THE SPORT OF KINGS by C.E. Morgan (Family Matters, Historical Fiction, Rather Long)

STANDING WATER: Poems by Eleanor Chai (Staff Picks, Poetry & Short Stories)

THE STORY OF A BRIEF MARRIAGE by Anuk Arudpragasam (Staff Picks, Book Club Ideas, Rather Short, Realistic Fiction, Seriously Great Writing, Tales From Around the World)

THEY MAY NOT MEAN TO, BUT THEY DO by Cathleen Schine (Book Club Ideas, Family Matters, Funny Stuff, Realistic Fiction)

WHAT BELONGS TO YOU by Garth Greenwell (Identity & Culture, Let’s Talk About Sex, Love Stories, Realistic Fiction, Seriously Great Writing, Tales From Around the World)

THE YID by Paul Goldberg (Historical Fiction, Tales From Around the World, The Dark Side)

Plus, more major media are weighing in with their “Best of 2016” picks:

Over at Slate, Laura Miller’s “10 Favorite Books of 2016” include Susan Faludi’s IN THE DARKROOM while Mark O’Connell’s include FUTURE SEX by Emily Witt, GRIEF IS THE THING WITH FEATHERS by Max Porter, THE LONELY CITY by Olivia Laing, and LOOK by Solmaz Sharif; meanwhile, ROLLING BLACKOUTS by Sarah Glidden and ROSALIE LIGHTNING by Tom Hart are some of Slate‘s “10 Favorite Comics of 2016.”

Esquire picked LUST AND WONDER by Augusten Burroughs, WHAT BELONGS TO YOU by Garth Greenwell, and GRIEF IS THE THING WITH FEATHERS by Max Porter as three of their “25 Best Books of 2016.”

New York Magazine chose IN GRATITUDE by Jenny Diski, WHAT BELONGS TO YOU by Garth Greenwell, and YOU ARE HAVING A GOOD TIME by Amie Barrodale as three of their “10 Best Books of 2016.

Time‘s “Top 10 Novels of 2016” include HERE I AM by Jonathan Safran Foer and ALL THE BIRDS IN THE SKY by Charlie Jane Anders.

The Boston Globe‘s “Best Books of 2016” list includes 14 Macmillan titles:
THE FOX WAS EVER THE HUNTER by Herta Müller
THE GOOD LIEUTENANT by Whitney Terrell
OUR YOUNG MAN by Edmund White
THE STORY OF A BRIEF MARRIAGE by Anuk Arudpragasam
BLACK ELK: The Life of an American Visionary by Joe Jackson
MAD ENCHANTMENT: Claude Monet and the Painting of the Water Lilies by Ross King
THE SONG POET: A Memoir of My Father by Kao Kalia Yang
WHITE RAGE: The Unspoken Truth of Our Racial Divide by Carol Anderson
SILENCE OF THE SEA by Yrsa Sigurdardóttir
LET THE DEVIL OUT by Bill Loehfelm
I’M FASCINATED BY SACRIFICE FLIES: Inside the Game We All Love by Tim Kurkjian
THE ONLY RULE IS IT HAS TO WORK: Our Wild Experiment Building a New Kind of Baseball Team by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller
HOUSE OF LORDS AND COMMONS by Ishion Hutchinson
LOOK by Solmaz Sharif

See these and many more titles in Macmillan’s Best Books of 2016 Edelweiss collection. We’ll update it as more “Best of 2016” lists come in. #CollectionDevelopmentMadeEasy

Happy #BookBday (10/4/16 Edition)

We’ve got awards & acclaim for today’s #BookBday titles:

WHEN THE MOON WAS OURS by Anna-Marie McLemore
Longlisted for the 2016 National Book Award for Young People’s Literature and three starred reviews! From Morris Award finalist Anna-Marie McLemore comes a second stunning novel tinged with magic, about a girl with roses that grow from her wrist who happens to be hiding the truth, a boy with past secrets who paints moons and hangs them in trees, and four sisters rumored to be witches, who could ruin them both. “With luminous prose infused with Latino folklore and magical realism, this mixes fairy-tale ingredients with the elegance of a love story, with all of it rooted in a deeply real sense of humanity. Lovely, necessary, and true.” — Booklist, starred review

ALL THAT MAN IS by David Szalay
Shortlisted for the 2016 Man Booker International Prize & an October 2016 Indie Next pick! “Szalay delivers a kaleidoscopic portrayal of nine men at various stages in their lives, each in the throes of extraordinary change. Szalay’s riveting prose and his consummate command of structure illuminate the individual while exploring society’s unsettling complexity.” — Publishers Weekly, starred review readmoreremove

Genre Stars!

We’re seeing many stars for these great genre reads:

BY GASLIGHT by Steven Price
“With its intricate cat-and-mouse game, array of idiosyncratic characters, and brooding atmosphere, BY GASLIGHT has much to please fans of both classic suspense and Victorian fiction.” — Publishers Weekly, starred review

“The author’s blend of quest, grief, betrayal, and the mysteries of identity will appeal to readers of literary crime fiction.” — Library Journal, starred review

BLACK WATER by Louise Doughty
“Another morally and emotionally fraught thriller from British writer Doughty (APPLE TREE YARD), this one about an operative for an Amsterdam-based black-ops organization grappling with fallout from his personal and professional history in Indonesia. Powerful, probing fiction in the tradition of Graham Greene and John le Carré.” — Kirkus Reviews, starred review

“Doughty takes a page from John le Carré, crafting a riveting, psychological, morally ambiguous tale. Harper’s backstory is richly detailed, and his budding relationship with Rita is convincing. Finally, the role of mercenaries in world affairs adds a new perspective to the spy novel genre.” Library Journal, starred review

DESOLATION FLATS by Andrew Hunt
“Set in 1938, Hunt’s outstanding third mystery featuring Mormon policeman Art Oveson (after A KILLING IN ZION) combines a moving portrayal of a man attempting to deal with his wife’s depression with a clever whodunit story line. The richness of the characters, including secondary ones, and the imaginative plot make this the best yet in the series.” — Publishers Weekly, starred review

“[A] knockout of a novel… so powerful it can be taken as a stand-alone. The real magic here, though, is the author’s ability to make this ordinary man so fascinating. Credit Hunt’s writing. Like his hero, it’s only plain on the surface.” Booklist, starred review
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For Your Consideration: October 2016 LibraryReads Titles

Oct16LRcollageDownload, read, and nominate your favorite titles for the October 2016* LibraryReads list!

*Nominations are due August 20! Click here for the full list of 2016 deadlines.

ALL THE LITTLE LIARS by Charlaine Harris
#1 New York Times bestseller Charlaine Harris returns to her Aurora Teagarden mystery series with a fabulous new book (the first in over a decade!) featuring the small-town Southern librarian. “Aurora, now married to true-crime writer Robin Crusoe and pregnant, learns that four children, including her 15-year-old brother, Phillip, have wisped away into thin air after soccer practice. What’s worse, a dead body lies exactly where the children were thought to be heading.” Library Journal, pre-pub alert

NetGalleyLogoAvailable on NetGalley. To be pre-approved for an e-galley, please email library@macmillanusa.com with the subject “All the Little Liars.”*

THE MOTION OF PUPPETS by Keith Donohue
This new horror novel from the bestselling author of the LibraryReads pick THE BOY WHO DREW MONSTERS (which has been optioned for film) is a modern take on the Orpheus and Eurydice myth. “Intricately plotted, absorbing, and suspenseful, this is a moving, modern story set in what feels like a fairy-tale world but is actually terrifyingly realistic.” — Booklist, starred review

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A MOST NOVEL REVENGE by Ashley Weaver
In librarian Weaver’s third entry in the LibraryReads/Edgar-nominated charming mystery series set in 1930s England, Amory and Milo Ames are drawn into the investigation of a years-old murder by a salacious novelist in the English countryside. “Fascinating and stylish characters fill out a finely tuned traditional mystery.”
Publishers Weekly

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THE NEXT by Stephanie Gangi
A Library Journal “Summer Promise Debut Novels” pick & BEA 2016 “Shout ‘n Share” selection! This haunting debut novel is narrated by the ghost of Joanna DeAngelis, a woman who plots revenge on her much-younger ex-boyfriend. “THE NEXT is fast-paced and engrossing reading for anyone who has entertained revenge fantasies (so much easier when you’re a ghost) and for readers of dysfunctional family fiction with some humor, like Jonathan Tropper’s THIS IS WHERE I LEAVE YOU.” — Booklist

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BY GASLIGHT by Steven Price
In this literary thriller set in 1800’s London, the son of Allen Pinkerton, the great inventor of detection, is obsessed with the elusive criminal his father never managed to catch. “With its intricate cat-and-mouse game, array of idiosyncratic characters, and brooding atmosphere, BY GASLIGHT has much to please fans of both classic suspense and Victorian fiction.” — Publishers Weekly, starred review

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Westport Mystery Round Table

Today Anne presented her favorite Spring & Fall 2016 mysteries & thrillers at a Mystery Round Table for the Connecticut Library Consortium. They’re so good that EVERYONE needs to know about them:

ALL IS NOT FORGOTTEN* | Wendy Walker | 9781250097910 | Available Now (A July 2016 LibraryReads pick!)
BEHIND CLOSED DOORS* | B.A. Paris | 9781250121004 | On Sale 8/9/16
LET THE DEVIL OUT | Bill Loehfelm | 9780374298579 | Available Now
AMONG THE WICKED* | Linda Castillo | 9781250061577 | Available Now (A July 2016 LibraryReads pick!)
STRIPPED BARE | Shannon Baker | 9780765385444 | On Sale 9/6/16 (LR deadline: 7/20)
A GREAT RECKONING* | Louise Penny | 9781250022134 | On Sale 8/30/16
THE JOLLY ROGER SOCIAL CLUB | Nick Foster | 9781627793728 | Available Now
BY GASLIGHT | Steven Price | 9780374160531 | On Sale 10/04/16 (LR deadline: 8/20)
THE ONE MAN* | Andrew Gross | 9781250079503 | On Sale 8/23/16
THE WHITE MIRROR | Elsa Hart | 9781250074966 |  On Sale 9/6/16 (LR deadline: 7/20)
DAISY IN CHAINS | Sharon Bolton | 9781250103420 | On Sale 9/20/16 (LR deadline: 7/20)
BEHIND HER EYES* | Sarah Pinborough| 9781250111173 | On Sale 1/31/17 (LR deadline: 11/20)
THE NEXT | Stephanie Gangi | 9781250110565 | On Sale 10/18/16 (LR deadline: 8/20)
THE SECRETS OF WISHTIDE | Kate Saunders | 9781632864499 | On Sale 9/13/16 (LR deadline: 7/20)
A MOST NOVEL REVENGE | Ashley Weaver | 9781250060457 | On Sale 10/11/16 (LR deadline: 8/20)
ALL THE LITTLE LIARS | Charlaine Harris | 9781250090034 | On Sale 10/4/16 (LR deadline: 8/20)
THE MOTION OF PUPPETS | Keith Donohue | 9781250057181 | On Sale 10/4/16 (LR deadline: 8/20)
THE DRY | Jane Harper | 9781250105608 | On Sale 1/10/17 (LR deadline: 11/20)

Download the PDF handout of presented titles and don’t forget, you can also download e-galleys of available titles on Edelweiss & nominate them for LibraryReads! (Don’t see the green button? Get whitelisted.)

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BEA 2016 – Thursday Events

It’s another lovely day at BEA in Chicago! Come to all of our excellent programs and stop by the Macmillan booth (#1958-1959) for these great ​giveaways and signings.​

BEA Young Adult Editors’ Buzz
10:00–10:50am
McCormick Place | Room W184bc

Stephanie Garber discusses her debut YA novel, CARAVAL with Flatiron Books editor Sarah Dotts Barley, as part of this YA book buzz panel.

Libraries Transform™: ALA@BEA Publisher Marketing Teams Helping You Help Readers
11:00-11:50am
McCormick Place | Room W183

Join this fun, fast, and fabulous panel about publishers helping librarians to help readers! Representatives from publisher library marketing departments will share what they do and how they support librarians in efforts to delight readers. Learn about different programs, tools and materials that are available to librarians. Join Macmillan’s Talia Sherer & Anne Spieth and other publishers for the marketing support that will help you help patrons!!

The AAP’s Annual Librarians Book Buzz, Part I
1:45-3:15pm
McCormick Place | Room W184b

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

Macmillan Galley Giveaways and Author Signings – Thursday (Booth #1958-1959):

***9:00am Ticket Drop for all Thursday morning in-booth signings***
9:00am Giveaway: Henry Holt 150th Anniversary tote bags
10:00am Galley Giveaway: WARP by Lev Grossman (Griffin)
10:30am Galley Giveaway: ALL THE LITTLE LIARS by Charlaine Harris (Minotaur)
10:30am Galley Giveaway: THE MOTION OF PUPPETS by Keith Donohue (Picador)
11:00am Galley and Advance Listening Copy Giveaway: ALL IS NOT FORGOTTEN by Wendy Walker (SMP/Macmillan Audio)
11:30am In-Booth Signing: Louise Penny, A GREAT RECKONING (Minotaur)
***1:00pm Ticket Drop for all Thursday afternoon in-booth signings***
1:30pm Galley Giveaway: IN THE DARKROOM by Susan Faludi (Holt)
1:30pm Giveaway: Macmillan Audio Louise Penny tote bags
2:30pm In-Booth Signing: David Levithan, YOU KNOW ME WELL (Griffin)
2:30pm Galley Giveaway: BY GASLIGHT by Steven Price (FSG)
3:30pm In-Booth Signing: Stacey Kade, 738 DAYS (Forge)
4:00pm Galley Giveaway: BEING A BEAST by Charles Foster (Holt)

Don’t forget about our#LibrariansOnly “Mac Snack Book Attack” happening tomorrow morning from 9:30-10:30am in the Macmillan Booth #1958. You won’t want to miss this special event!  readmoreremove

Macmillan Library @ LJ/SLJ Day of Dialog & BEA 2016!

BookExpo America ​is just around the corner and we ​can’t wait to see you in Chicago at L​ibrary ​J​ournal​ & S​chool ​L​ibrary ​J​ournal​’s Day of Dialog, at BEA in the Macmillan booth (#1958-1959), and at these great ​events.​

*As always, our schedule is subject to change.  Please check back often!

Wednesday, May 11

Library Journal‘s Day of Dialog
9:00am–6:00pm
UIC Forum, 725 Roosevelt Road, Chicago, IL 60607
RSVP required, space is limited

ADULT LIBRARIANS: Click here to RSVP.

Scheduled to speak:
Amy Einhorn, Senior VP, Publisher (Flatiron Books) | Editor’s Picks Panel
Jonathan Safran Foer, HERE I AM | Choice Fiction Panel
Luvvie Ajayi, I’M JUDGING YOU | The Art of Nonfiction Panel

Plus free Macmillan ARCs & personalized readers’ advisory recommendations from Talia Sherer! Full schedule available here.

School Library Journal‘s Day of Dialog
9:00am–6:00pm
UIC Forum, 725 Roosevelt Road, Chicago, IL 60607
RSVP required, space is limited

YA/TEEN LIBRARIANS: Click here to RSVP.

Scheduled to speak:
Roshani Chokshi, THE STAR-TOUCHED QUEEN | Mind-bending Women of YA Panel

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


The 10th Annual BEA Adult Librarians Dinner, co-hosted by LibraryReads and the AAP

6:30-9:30pm
The Palmer House Hilton | Empire Room
RSVP required, space is limited

Don’t miss this annual dinner featuring a panel of high-profile authors, including Glennon Doyle Melton, who shares the story of her journey of self-discovery after the implosion of her marriage in her highly anticipated memoir, LOVE WARRIOR.

Details and RSVP here by April 29. You will receive an e-confirmation if your request is accommodated.

Macmillan Galley Giveaways and Author Signings – Wednesday (Booth #1958-1959):

***1:00pm Ticket Drop for all Wednesday in-booth signings***
1:00pm Giveaway: Macmillan Audio Louise Penny tote bags
2:00pm In-Booth Signing: Jonathan Safran Foer, HERE I AM (FSG)
2:00pm Galley Giveaway: CHILDREN OF THE NEW WORLD by Alexander Weinstein (Picador)
2:30pm In-Booth Signing: Loren D. Estelman, SHOOT (Forge)
3:00pm Galley Giveaway: THE RISING by Jon Land & Heather Graham (Tor)
3:30pm Galley Giveaway: EMPEROR OF THE EIGHT ISLANDS by Lian Hearn (FSG)
4:30pm Galley Giveaway: PANACEA by F. Paul Wilson (Tor)
4:30pm Galley Giveaway: I WILL SEND RAIN by Rae Meadows (Holt)

Thursday, May 12

Libraries Transform™: ALA@BEA Publisher Marketing Teams Helping You Help Readers
11:00-11:50am
McCormick Place | Room W183

Join this fun, fast, and fabulous panel about publishers helping librarians to help readers! Representatives from publisher library marketing departments will share what they do and how they support librarians in efforts to delight readers. Learn about different programs, tools and materials that are available to librarians. Join Macmillan’s Talia Sherer & Anne Spieth, as well as Nora Rawlinson of Earlyword.com fame and other publishers for the marketing support that will help you help patrons!!

BEA Young Adult Editors’ Buzz
10:00–10:50am
McCormick Place | Room W184bc

Stephanie Garber discusses her debut YA novel, CARAVAL with Flatiron Books editor Sarah Dotts Barley, as part of this YA book buzz panel.

The AAP’s Annual Librarians Book Buzz, Part I
1:45-3:15pm
McCormick Place | Room W184b

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