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Kirkus Best Books of 2016 – Nonfiction

Kirkus Reviews announced their Best of 2016 Nonfiction lists which include 11 Macmillan titles:

Best Nonfiction of 2016
BULLIES: A FRIENDSHIP by Alex Abramovich
THE ART OF WAITING: ON FERTILITY, MEDICINE, AND MOTHERHOOD by Belle Boggs
CONSEQUENCE: A MEMOIR by Eric Fair
IN THE DARKROOM by Susan Faludi (winner of the 2016 Kirkus Prize for Best Nonfiction!)
THE BITTER TASTE OF VICTORY: IN THE RUINS OF THE REICH by Lara Feigel
BEING A BEAST: ADVENTURES ACROSS THE SPECIES DIVIDE by Charles Foster
THANK YOU FOR BEING LATE: AN OPTIMIST’S GUIDE TO THRIVING IN THE AGE OF ACCELERATIONS by Thomas L. Friedman
MAD ENCHANTMENT: CLAUDE MONET AND THE PAINTING OF THE WATER LILIES by Ross King
RIVERINE: A MEMOIR FROM ANYWHERE BUT HERE by Angela Palm
AMERICAN RHAPSODY: WRITERS, MUSICIANS, MOVIE STARS, AND ONE GREAT BUILDING by Claudia Roth Pierpont
CITY OF THORNS: NINE LIVES IN THE WORLD’S LARGEST REFUGEE CAMP by Ben Rawlence

Best History Books of 2016
THE BITTER TASTE OF VICTORY: IN THE RUINS OF THE REICH by Lara Feigel

Best Books of 2016 to Explain Current Politics
THANK YOU FOR BEING LATE: AN OPTIMIST’S GUIDE TO THRIVING IN THE AGE OF ACCELERATIONS by Thomas L. Friedman
CONSEQUENCE: A MEMOIR by Eric Fair

Best Memoirs of 2016
THE ART OF WAITING: ON FERTILITY, MEDICINE, AND MOTHERHOOD by Belle Boggs
CONSEQUENCE: A MEMOIR by Eric Fair
IN THE DARKROOM by Susan Faludi
RIVERINE: A MEMOIR FROM ANYWHERE BUT HERE by Angela Palm
BULLIES: A FRIENDSHIP by Alex Abramovich

Best Books of 2016 for Lovers of the Literary Arts
MAD ENCHANTMENT: CLAUDE MONET AND THE PAINTING OF THE WATER LILIES by Ross King
AMERICAN RHAPSODY: WRITERS, MUSICIANS, MOVIE STARS, AND ONE GREAT BUILDING by Claudia Roth Pierpont

Best Books of 2016 About Shocking Tales of Injustice
CITY OF THORNS: NINE LIVES IN THE WORLD’S LARGEST REFUGEE CAMP by Ben Rawlence

Best Heartrending Nonfiction of 2016
CITY OF THORNS: NINE LIVES IN THE WORLD’S LARGEST REFUGEE CAMP by Ben Rawlence readmoreremove

National Parks Centennial

nationalparksNational Parks CentennialThe National Park Service turns 100 on August 25, 2016! To celebrate, we recommend these fine nature books:

THE HOUR OF LAND: A Personal Topography of America’s National Parks by Terry Tempest Williams
A June 2016 Indie Next list pick & an O Magazine Summer 2016 Reading selection! “Williams, an ardent, often rhapsodic, always scrupulous witness to the living world and advocate for the protection of public lands, celebrates the centennial of the National Park Service in this…uniquely evocative, illuminating, profound, poignant, beautiful, courageous, and clarion book about the true significance of our national parks.” — Booklist, starred review

BEING A BEAST: Adventures Across the Species Divide by Charles Foster
A New York Times & Wall Street Journal Summer 2016 Reading selection! A passionate naturalist explores what it’s really like to be an animal—by living like them. “Fascinating… His attempts to actually be a beast make this a different sort of wildlife book.” — Booklist, starred review

Read the New York Times interview with Charles Foster on his research for BEING A BEAST.

UNDER THE STARS: How America Fell in Love with Camping by Dan White
An O Magazine Summer 2016 Reading selection! An irreverent and hilarious history of American camping from the Girl Scouts to “glamping” that celebrates the many modes and primal appeal of recreation out of doors. “In an era when visits to national parks have grown exponentially, this book is an excellent and timely choice for readers.” — Library Journal

LASSOING THE SUN: A Year in America’s National Parks by Mark Woods
Woods decided to re-create his childhood trips to national parks with his family when his mother was diagnosed with cancer, given just months to live. More than just a book about the parks, it’s about the legacies we inherit and the ones we leave behind. “A deeply heartfelt story about why the national parks remain so integral to the American story.” — Booklist readmoreremove

2016 Summer Reading Roundup

Major media declared these 27 Macmillan books Summer 2016 must-reads:
Fiction

TRULY MADLY GUILTY by Liane Moriarty (Entertainment Weekly, St. Louis Post Dispatch)
THE CHILDREN by Ann Leary (People Magazine)
THE SPORT OF KINGS by C.E. Morgan (O Magazine)
THE GOOD LIEUTENANT by Whitney Terrell (Buzzfeed)
GRIEF IS THE THING WITH FEATHERS by Max Porter (Wall Street Journal)
REDEMPTION ROAD by John Hart (St. Louis Post Dispatch)
SOME POSSIBLE SOLUTIONS by Helen Phillips (O Magazine)
A WIFE OF NOBLE CHARACTER by Yvonne Georgina Puig (St. Louis Post Dispatch)

Thrillers & Horror

THE 14TH COLONY by Steve Berry (New York Times Book Review)
THE BALLAD OF BLACK TOM by Victor LaValle (New York Times Book Review)

Nonfiction & Memoir

IN THE DARKROOM by Susan Faludi (O Magazine, People Magazine)
THE AUCTIONEER: Adventures in the Art Trade by Simon de Pury (“Good Morning America”)
THE GLAMOUR OF STRANGENESS: Artists and the Last Age of the Exotic by Jamie James (St. Louis Post Dispatch)
LAST NIGHT, A SUPERHERO SAVED MY LIFE: Neil Gaiman!! Jodi Picoult!! Brad Meltzer!!…and an All-Star Roster on the Caped Crusaders That Changed Their Lives by Liesa Mignogna (“Good Morning America”)
NEVER A DULL MOMENT: 1971-The Year That Rock Exploded by David Hepworth (O Magazine)
THIS IS NOT MY BEAUTIFUL LIFE by Victoria Fedden (O Magazine)

Travel & Nature

BEING A BEAST: Adventures Across the Species Divide by Charles Foster (New York Times, Wall Street Journal)
Read the New York Times interview with Charles Foster on his research for BEING A BEAST!
THE HOUR OF LAND: A Personal Topography of America’s National Parks by Terry Tempest Williams (O Magazine)
FOLLOWING FISH: One Man’s Journey into the Food and Culture of the Indian Coast by Samanth Subramanian (New York Times Book Review)
HOW TO TALK ABOUT PLACES YOU’VE NEVER BEEN: On the Importance of Armchair Travel by Pierre Bayard (New York Times Book Review)
PUTIN COUNTRY by Anne Garrels (New York Times Book Review)
UNDER THE STARS: How America Fell in Love with Camping by Dan White (O Magazine)
WORLDS ELSEWHERE: Journeys Around Shakespeare’s Globe by Andrew Dickson (New York Times Book Review)

Sports

THE ONLY RULE IS IT HAS TO WORK: Our Wild Experiment Building a New Kind of Baseball Team by Ben Lindbergh & Sam Miller (New York Times Book Review)

Comics

HOT DOG TASTE TEST by Lisa Hanawalt (Wall Street Journal)
MARY WEPT OVER THE FEET OF JESUS: Prostitution and Religious Obedience in the Bible by Chester Brown (New York Times Book Review)

YA

THE STAR-TOUCHED QUEEN by Roshani Chokshi (New York Times Book Review)

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

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

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