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2017 Holiday Giveaway

The holidays are here! Books make great gifts and while we know you’re all professional recommenders, the book suggestions in our Holiday Gift Guide may be helpful to you.

In the spirit of the season, we’re giving away big bundles of these holiday books to THREE lucky librarians!

To enter the giveaway, simply email Library@MacmillanUSA.com from your professional/library-issued e-mail address (subject: 2017 Holiday Giveaway) by Sunday, December 10, and make sure to include your library’s mailing address. Read on for the fine print.

UPDATE 12/15/17: This giveaway is now closed. Congratulations to our winners:

Jean Anderson, South Central Library System, Madison WI
Catherine Healey, College of Staten Island Library/CUNY, Staten Island NY
Angela Romano, Oak Lawn Public Library, Oak Lawn IL

PRIDE AND PREJUDICE AND MISTLETOE by Melissa de la Cruz
New York Times bestselling author Melissa de la Cruz reinvents a classic tale in this gender-swapped version of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice with a holiday twist. “De la Cruz’s Christmas romance is quick, witty, and a must for fans of Austen retellings.” — Publishers Weekly

MR. DICKENS AND HIS CAROL by Samantha Silva
A November 2017 Indie Next pick! Shakespeare in Love meets A Christmas Carol in this debut novel set as Charles Dickens writes his beloved classic. “With the wit and sprightly tone of a classic storyteller, Silva presents a heartwarming tale of friendship and renewal that’s imbued with the true Christmas spirit.” — Booklist

CHRISTMAS IN LONDON by Anita Hughes
A charming, glamourous love story set at Claridge’s in London during the magical week before Christmas starring a sweet NYC baker and the Cooking Channel Producer who could change her life. “Hughes has romance readers’ mouths watering and hearts melting with this food- and holiday-themed novel.” — Booklist

HOPE AT CHRISTMAS by Nancy Naigle
Reeling from divorce, Sydney moves back to her hometown with her daughter, but doesn’t expect to fall for Santa (single dad and local high school history teacher Kevin). “Naigle’s wonderfully heart-warming holiday story will appeal to romance and women’s fiction readers.” — Library Journal readmoreremove

Run Fast, Eat Slow, WIN MARATHON!!!

HUGE CONRATS to 2017 New York City Marathon Champion Shalene Flanagan, the first American woman to win the race in 40 years!

In addition to being a World-Class marathoner and 4-time Olympian, Flanagan is also the bestselling author of RUN FAST. EAT SLOW (co-authored with chef Elyse Kopecky). Their follow-up cookbook, RUN FAST. COOK FAST. EAT SLOW., will be available in August 2018.

Listen to Shalene’s interview with NPR’s “On Point” about her recent win.

YAY YAY YAY SHALENE!!!

PW Best Books of Summer 2017

PWSummer2017Publishers Weekly’s editors recently selected their Best Books of Summer 2017, including these seven Macmillan titles:
Staff Picks (full list)

BORNE by Jeff VanderMeer
“About that thing on the cover—is it a genetically modified bird-of-paradise? Some cousin of the odoriferous corpse flower? I was intrigued from the moment I saw it, as is Rachel, the postapocalyptic scavenger who finds the improbably sentient and mutable creature—who ‘smelled of beach reeds on lazy summer afternoons and, beneath the sea salt, of passionflowers’—while picking through the fur of the gargantuan flying bear that terrorizes her devastated city. And then things start to get weird.” — Carolyn Juris, features editor

ISADORA by Amelia Gray
“Gray’s most recent book, the story collection GUTSHOT, was weird as hell and as visceral as its title. Whose life would be better for her to fictionalize, then, than that of notorious mother of modern dance Isadora Duncan? An openly bisexual communist and atheist in an era that condemned all three, Duncan was famous for wearing long, flowing scarves even up until her death, when her scarf got caught in one of the axles of the car she was riding in. Flung from the vehicle, Duncan died of a broken neck—a tragic end that will surely make for a riveting finale in Gray’s novel.” — John Maher, assistant news editor

Fiction (full list)

THE PEOPLE WE HATE AT THE WEDDING by Grant Ginder
Ginder takes family dysfunction to its hysterical limit in this joyously ribald novel about siblings Alice and Paul begrudgingly attending the lavish wedding of their half-sister, Eloise, in England. Lovesick Alice and Paul—both in doomed relationships—see Eloise as the snotty daughter of a rich dad, and Donna, their mother, as a coldhearted widow who ditched all remnants of their father after his death. During the boozy pre-wedding days, the resentment and secrets come tumbling out in outbursts and hilariously bad decisions. readmoreremove

New Year, New You

Happy New Year! Can you believe it’s 2017? Here are some new books to help you and your patrons stick to your resolutions (ours is to read more):

FOOD, HEALTH, AND HAPPINESS: 115 On-Point Recipes for Great Meals and a Better Life by Oprah Winfrey
You get a recipe, and you get a recipe, and you get a recipe! Oprah shares more than 100 of her favorite delicious and healthy recipes in this stunning four-color cookbook.

BREATHE: The Simple, Revolutionary 14-Day Program to Improve Your Mental and Physical Health by Belisa Vranich
This is THE book on breathing. Learn how to prevent and cure illness, increase energy, accelerate healing, improve cognitive skills, and enhance mental balance simply by breathing in the anatomically “right” way.

THE BIKINI BODY 28-DAY HEALTHY EATING & LIFESTYLE GUIDE: 200 Recipes and Weekly Menus to Kick Start Your Journey by Kayla Itsines
Kayla Itsines is a personal trainer with over 13 million social media followers who use her Bikini Body Guide 28-minute workouts: energetic, kinetic, high-intensity interval training sessions that help women achieve healthy, strong bodies. Now Itisines delivers her first ever healthy lifestyle book, complete with a 4-week workout plan, 200 recipes, and tons of photos.

HOW TO HYGGE: The Nordic Secrets to a Happy Life by Signe Johansen
Discover the secrets of hygge (pronounced HYOO-guh): where coziness, warmth, and community is key. “Readers interested in simplifying their homes and lives are sure to find plenty of practical recipes and suggestions here that they can implement immediately.” — Publishers Weekly

HOW TO BE BORED by Eva Hoffman
In the latest installment of the acclaimed School of Life series, learn how to make peace with your down time—and even benefit from it. Drawing on psychoanalysis, neuroscience and a wide range of literature, Hoffman emphasizes the need to understand our own preferences and purposes, and to replenish our inner resources.

HOW TO CHOOSE A PARTNER by Susan Quilliam
In the latest installment of the acclaimed School of Life series, learn how to approach one of the most important life decisions: choosing a partner. Drawing upon rich cultural material, psychology, and her background in relationship therapy, Quilliam presents partner choice as a journey toward self-development, driving us to learn more about ourselves, about other people, about life and the way we want to live.

L’ART DE LA SIMPLICITE: How to Live More with Less by Dominique Loreau
Having lived in Japan for many years and inspired by Eastern philosophy, Loreau discovered the beauty of a life well lived through the art of simplicity, and shares this in this book available in English for the first time. “This is already a best-seller in its original French, in a country where readers happily sought advice in books like BRINGING UP BEBE and FRENCH WOMEN DON’T GET FAT, and where the runaway success of Marie Kondo’s THE LIFE-CHANGING MAGIC OF TIDYING UP has spurred interest in Japanese-inspired minimalism.” — Booklist readmoreremove

Cooking (Healthy Sh*t) With Attitude

Need a cookbook that’s as sassy as your mouth? Then check out the #1 New York Times bestseller THUG KITCHEN: Eat Like You Give A F*ck (Advice, How-To & Miscellaneous, week of 10/26/14).

Beloved by Gwyneth Paltrow (“This might be my favorite thing ever”) and named Saveur’s Best New Food blog of 2013—with half a million Facebook fans and counting—Thug Kitchen started their wildly popular website to inspire people to take charge of their plates and cook up some real f*cking food.

cornmeal pancakes-editAnne was up for the challenge and made THUG KITCHEN’s Cornmeal Waffles with Strawberry Syrup this weekend. Well, not exactly… She didn’t have strawberries for the syrup and she made pancakes instead of waffles because that’s some fancy sh*t (and she doesn’t own a waffle maker).

UPDATE 11/4: THIS CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED AND THE WINNERS HAVE BEEN CONTACTED. THANK YOU! Before we get to the recipe, we’re giving away three copies of this fun, foul-mouthed cookbook for your library (or personal kitchen)! To enter the giveaway, simply email Library@MacmillanUSA.com from your professional/library-issued e-mail address (subject: Thug Kitchen) by Monday, Nov. 3.

Make sure to include your library’s mailing address to be placed in the random drawing. Check out the fine print* after the break. Now back to the recipe…
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#FridayEATS!

Weekends are great for reading (duh), but never forget that weekends are also great for eating! To encourage your appetite, here's the lowdown on a few of our favorite cookbooks this season: 

MUG CAKES
100 Speedy Microwave Treats to Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth
Leslie Bilderback

Satisfy your sweet tooth instantly with a microwave cake that's BAKED IN A MUG, PEOPLE. Featured on BuzzFeed!

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WEIGHT WATCHERS ULTIMATE CHICKEN COOKBOOK
More than 250 Fresh, Fabulous Recipes for Every Day
Weight Watchers

Spicy sauces! Sexy stews! Seductive stir-fries! Suggestive skewers! (Too far?)

KITCHEN REVELRY
A Year of Festive Menus from My Home to Yours
Ali Larter

A month-by-month culinary scrapbook that will bring out the reveler in rookie cooks and (well-) seasoned culinary artists alike! Featured on QVC.

GEORGE NOORY'S LATE-NIGHT SNACKS
Winning Recipes for Late-Night Radio Listening
George Noory and William J. Birnes

When it’s too late for dinner, too early for breakfast, and there’s nothing in your freezer to throw in the microwave, George will be there to keep the midnight munchies at bay!

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Moosewood Restaurant Favorites for the Vegetarian Bon Vivant

Forget fiction! Today we're busy drooling over classic tofu burgers! Peruvian quinoa salad! Strawberry rhubarb crumble! And other such delights that threaten to send me on a road trip, Moosewood-ward.

That's right; we're talking about the Moosewood Restaurant in Ithaca, New York that's run by a fabulous collective of vegetarian gastronomers who have compiled a beautiful cookbook of their top dishes,
MOOSEWOOD RESTAURANT FAVORITES.

Complete with 250 must-eat treats from dips to casseroles to curries and desserts, MOOSEWOOD RESTAURANT FAVORITES covers the most-ordered and beloved dishes served at that restaurant that Bon Appétìt named one of the "thirteen most influential restaurants of the 20th Century."

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Flip through the digital sampler booklet here, but don't look right before lunch—you'll come to resent your PB&J.

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