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PW’s Best Books of 2014

We did it again. Macmillan rocked PW’s 2014 Best Books list!

ON IMMUNITY: An Inoculation by Eula Biss

“Biss advocates eloquently for childhood immunization, making her case as an anxious new mother intent on protecting her son—and understanding the consequences … Biss frankly and optimistically looks at our ‘unkempt’ world and our shared mission to protect one another.”–Publishers Weekly, starred review

ON IMMUNITY is also among Kirkus’s 10 Nonfiction Books You’ll Be Hearing About This Fall!

LIMONOV by Emmanuel Carrère, trans. from the French by John Lambert

“This deft, timely translation of French writer and filmmaker Carrère’s sparkling 2011 biography of Edward Limonov is an enthralling portrait of a man and his times…In this astute, witty account, Limonov has found his ideal biographer. There are few more enjoyable descriptions of Russia today.”Publishers Weekly, starred review

THE EMPATHY EXAMS: Essays by Leslie Jamison

“A heady and unsparing examination of pain and how it allows us to understand others, and ourselves…. Jamison is ever-probing and always sensitive. Reporting is never the point; instead, her observations of people, reality TV, music, film, and literature serve as a starting point for unconventional metaphysical inquiries into poverty, tourism, prison time, random acts of violence, abortion, HBO’s Girls, bad romance, and stereotypes of the damaged woman artist.”–Publishers Weekly, starred and boxed review

DEEP DOWN DARK:The Untold Stories of 33 Men Buried in a Chilean Mine, and the Miracle That Set Them Free by Héctor Tobar

“Tobar…compassionately recounts the miners’ personal histories, experiences during the 17 days they were without outside contact, extended rescue, and the drama above ground with the families… Rich in local color, this is a sensitive, suspenseful rendering of a legendary story.”–Publishers Weekly, starred review

Stars for DEEP DOWN DARK

It’s hard to believe it’s been four years since the San José mine collapsed outside of Copiapó, Chile, trapping 33 miners underground for a record-breaking 69 days. In DEEP DOWN DARK, Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist Héctor Tobar shares the untold stories of the miners through exclusive interviews.

DEEP DOWN DARK is landing on Fall reading lists, from Publishers Weekly to USA Today to CNN (“50 things you can’t miss this fall”) and already has two starred reviews:

Tobar spins a gripping narrative, taut to the point of explosion, of the 2010 story that made international headlines for weeks. An electrifying, empathetic work of journalism that makes a four-year-old story feel fresh.” Kirkus Reviews, starred review

“Tobar…compassionately recounts the miners’ personal histories, experiences during the 17 days they were without outside contact, extended rescue, and the drama above ground with the families… Rich in local color, this is a sensitive, suspenseful rendering of a legendary story.” — Publishers Weekly, starred review

“…a gripping account… Tobar details the harrowing rescue and the emotional and spiritual resolve the men drew on as they struggled to survive in what they thought would be their coffin.” — Booklist

Lots more media is ahead, including interviews on NPR’s “Morning Edition” and the New Yorker and reviews in USA Today, Harper’s Magazine, and Christian Science Monitor

Plus, Macmillan Audio has created a tie-in website with several clips from the audiobook that create a timeline of those harrowing days.

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