Articles tagged "debut"

Happy #PubDay (9/10/19)

Snarky necromancers + the rise of the nobodies + romantic pirate adventures + Bengali folklore + debut horror… welcome to our #PubDay celebration!

GIDEON THE NINTH by Tamsyn Muir

A Library Journal Best Debut of Fall 2019 + September Indie Next pick + FOUR starred reviews!

“This extraordinary opening salvo will leave readers dying to know what happens next.“–Booklist, starred review

“An addictive, genre-bending book that will wow readers with its vibrant energy, endearing cast, and emotional gut-punch of a finale.“–Publishers Weekly, starred review

“Readers will discuss this journey for a long time and be clamoring for the next installment.”–Library Journal, starred review

“Suspenseful and snarky, with surprising emotional depths.“–Kirkus Reviews, starred review

THE NOBODIES by Liza Palmer

“Palmer takes the Gen X vs. millennials story to another level in this fun novel.”–Library Journal

AT DEATH’S DOOR: A Deadman’s Cross Novel by Sherrilyn Kenyon

“The final romantic historical fantasy in Kenyon’s Deadman’s Cross trilogy is an over-the-top adventure.”–Publishers Weekly

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Happy #PubDay (8/27/19)

Chief Inspector Gamache returns! Humor and heart combine for a scandal-filled romantic comedy! A young woman attempts to survive a dystopian landscape! Two marriages collide! And a graphic novel documents the atrocity of war–all in today’s #pubday celebration!

A BETTER MAN: A Chief Inspector Gamache Novel by Louise Penny

3 starred reviews!

“Gamache is an explorer of the human psyche, and the care he takes with the victims, their friends and family, as well as his own allows this series and his character continually to surprise, delight, and enthrall.”–Library Journal, starred review

“With an uncompromising eye, Penny explores the depths of human emotion, both horrifying and sublime.”–Publishers Weekly, starred review

“There are multiple stories, often contradictory, to be found in the many-tentacled web of human tragedy and suffering that Gamache teases to the surface in this moving exploration of ties that both bind and destroy.”–Booklist, starred review

HANDLE WITH CARE by Helena Hunting

“Hunting’s romances have an irresistibly hip vibe.”–Booklist

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Library Journal’s “Sleeper Hits for Fall 2019/Winter 2020” Webinar

Did you miss today’s Library Journal “Sleeper Hits for Fall 2019/Winter 2020” webinar? Here are the titles we talked about!

AMERICAN DIRT by Jeanine Cummins
BIG LIES IN A SMALL TOWN by Diane Chamberlain
CILKA’S JOURNEY by Heather Morris
FATHER OF LIONS by Louise Callaghan
FIND ME by André Aciman
THE GOD GAME by Danny Tobey
GOLDEN IN DEATH by J. D. Robb
A GOOD NEIGHBORHOOD by Therese Anne Fowler
JAY-Z: Made in America by Michael Eric Dyson
THE MIRROR & THE LIGHT by Hilary Mantel
MISS AUSTEN by Gill Hornby
NINTH HOUSE by Leigh Bardugo
REMEMBRANCE by Rita Woods
SAINT X by Alexis Schaitkin
THE SECRET GUESTS by Benjamin Black
SHARKS IN THE TIME OF SAVIORS by Kawai Strong Washburn
TAKE ME APART by Sara Sligar
THE YELLOW BIRD SINGS by Jennifer Rosner
YOU ARE NOT ALONE by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen

Happy #PubDay! (8/20/19)

Happy #BookBirthday to a Library Journal Best Debut + a multi-starred, haunting story of guilt and blame.

CARNEGIE HILL by Jonathan Vatner

A Library Journal Best Debut of the Summer!

“Vatner’s charming, comically observant debut follows the intersecting lives of a number of the residents and employees of a pricey co-op on the Upper East Side of New York…. [I]t’s his consistently wry wit and obvious affection for his deluded, struggling characters that are this novel’s propelling forces, and which will win readers over with delight.”–Booklist, starred review

MACHINE by Susan Steinberg

2 starred reviews!

“Heartbreaking, eerie, and acutely observant.”–Kirkus Reviews, starred review

“What makes this tale so thrilling is Steinberg’s artistry with form; she fractures narrative into its fundamental parts. Steinberg writes prose with a poet’s sense of meter and line, and a velocity recalling the novels of Joan Didion. The result is a dizzying work that perfectly evokes the feeling of spinning out of control.”–Publishers Weekly, starred review

Booklist’s 2019 Sci-Fi/Fantasy/Horror Spotlight

Booklist‘s top Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror reading lists of 2019 include these Macmillan titles!

Top 10

MAGIC FOR LIARS by Sarah Gailey
An Indie Next Pick + LibraryReads Pick + 2 starred reviews!

Top 10 Debuts

THE RUIN OF KINGS: A Chorus of Dragons (Volume 1) by Jenn Lyons
A Library Journal Best Debut + 4 starred reviews!

THE STARS NOW UNCLAIMED: The Universe After (Volume 1) by Drew Williams

Core Collection: Humorous SF/Fantasy & Horror

THE BUS ON THURSDAY by Shirley Barrett

FKA USA by Reed King
An Indie Next pick!

REDSHIRTS by John Scalzi
A Hugo + Locus Award Winner!

ZERO SUM GAME by S.L. Huang
A Library Journal Best Debut + Amazon Best of 2018 + 2 starred reviews!

Happy #PubDay (8/6/19)

A Pulitzer-Prize-winning author explores small-town lives, a LibraryReads winner returns, and Robinhood rides again in today’s #PubDay celebration!

HUNTER’S MOON: A Novel in Stories by Philip Caputo

2 starred reviews!

“Superb storyteller Caputo offers a tapestry weaving the friendships, losses, and past mistakes of ordinary people. Readers of literary fiction will not be disappointed in this first-rate collection.“–Library Journal, starred review

“Expertly blending plot and character, each of these taut, propulsive tales possesses novelistic depth.“–Kirkus Reviews, starred review

KEEPING LUCY by T. Greenwood

Author of August 2018 LibraryReads pick RUST & STARDUST

“This is a moving depiction of the primal power of a mother’s love.”–Publishers Weekly

NOTTINGHAM by Nathan Makaryk

“Robin is but one small cog in the substantial machine of Makaryk’s Nottingham as the author presents a large cast of characters and perspectives that allow his novel to provide a fresh take on an oft-told, always-compelling story.”–Booklist

August Librarian Preview

Earlier today we hosted our first ever Librarian Preview! In case you missed it, here are the highlights:

Adult

FIND ME | André Aciman | October 29, 2019 | 9780374155018
A GOOD NEIGHBORHOOD | Therese Anne Fowler | February 4, 2020 | 9781250237279
THE GRAMMARIANS | Cathleen Schine | September 3, 2019 | 9780374280116
THE MIRROR & THE LIGHT | Hilary Mantel | March 10, 2020 | 9780805096606
A HUNDRED SUNS | Karin Tanabe | April 7, 2020 | 9781250231475
CILKA’S JOURNEY | Heather Morris | October 1, 2019 | 9781250265708
THE YELLOW BIRD SINGS | Jennifer Rosner | March 3, 2020 | 9781250179760
THE GOD GAME | Danny Tobey | January 7, 2020 | 9781250306142
DEAD ASTRONAUTS | Jeff VanderMeer | December 3, 2019 | 9780374276805
THE BOATMAN’S DAUGHTER | Andy Davidson | February 11, 2020 | 9780374538552
A HERO BORN | Jin Yong | September 17, 2019 | 9781250220608
NINTH HOUSE | Leigh Bardugo | October 8, 2019 | 9781250313072
HOUSE OF EARTH AND BLOOD | Sarah J. Maas | March 3, 2020 | 9781635574043
YOU ARE NOT ALONE | Greer Hendricks + Sarah Pekkanen | March 3, 2020 | 9781250202031
HID FROM OUR EYES | Julia Spencer-Fleming | April 7, 2020 | 9780312606855
WHAT ROSE FORGOT | Nevada Barr | September 17, 2019 | 9781250207135
THE LONG CALL | Ann Cleeves | September 3, 2019 | 9781250204448
TAKE ME APART | Sara Sligar | April 28, 2020 | 9780374272616
SAINT X | Alexis Schaitkin | February 18, 2020 | 9781250219596
SHARKS IN THE TIME OF SAVIORS | Kawai Strong Washburn | March 31, 2020 | 9780374272081
OONA OUT OF ORDER | Margarita Montimore | February 25, 2020 | 9781250236609
THE OTHER BENNET SISTER | Janice Hadlow | February 18, 2020 | 9781250129413
DOMINICANA | Angie Cruz | September 3, 2019 | 9781250205933
AMERICAN DIRT | Jeanine Cummins | January 21, 2020 | 9781250209764
PECULIAR QUESTIONS AND PRACTICAL ANSWERS | Barry Blitt | October 22, 2019 | 9781250203625
MOLLY | Colin Butcher | October 8, 2019 | 9781250204776
CONVERSATIONS WITH RBG | Jeffrey Rosen | November 5, 2019 | 9781250235169
UNFOLLOW | Megan Phelps-Roper | October 8, 2019 | 9780374275839
DIARY OF A DRAG QUEEN | Crystal Rasmussen with Tom Rasmussen | April 14, 2020 | 9780374538576
HERE WE ARE | Aarti Namdev Shahani | October 1, 2019 | 9781250204752

YA

WAYWARD SON | Rainbow Rowell | September 24, 2019 | 9781250146076
THE NIGHT COUNTRY | Melissa Albert | January 7, 2020 | 9781250246073
DIAMOND CITY | Francesca Flores | January 28, 2020 | 9781250220448
HIS HIDEOUS HEART | Edited by Dahlia Adler | September 10, 2019 | 9781250302779
JANE ANONYMOUS | Laurie Faria Stolarz | January 7, 2020 | 9781250303707
CRACKED UP TO BE | Courtney Summers | February 4, 2020 | 9781250256973
FOUL IS FAIR | Hannah Capin | February 4, 2020 | 9781250239549
WHERE THE WORLD ENDS | Geraldine McCaughrean | December 3, 2019 | 9781250225498
THE GRACE YEAR | Kim Liggett | October 8, 2019 | 9781250145444
TWEET CUTE | Emma Lord | January 21, 2020 | 9781250237323
ANNA K. | Jenny Lee | March 3, 2020 | 9781250236432
ONLY MOSTLY DEVASTATED | Sophie Gonzales | March 3, 2020 | 9781250315892

Click here for a copy of our handout, and here to see which titles Tor was excited about.

Library Journal’s Summer/Fall Bests | Debut Novels 2019

Ready to discover a new author? The experts at Library Journal made it very easy for you by picking their favorites:

THE LAST BOOK PARTY by Karen Dukess

A July Indie Next Pick!

“Written with fresh confidence and verve, this first novel is a bibliophile’s delight, with plenty of title-dropping and humorous digs at the publishing scene of the 1980s. The lyrical evocations of the Cape Cod landscape will also enchant readers seeking that perfect summer read.”–Kirkus Reviews

CARNEGIE HILL by Jonathan Vatner

“Vatner’s charming, comically observant debut follows the intersecting lives of a number of the residents and employees of a pricey co-op on the Upper East Side of New York… [I]t’s his consistently wry wit and obvious affection for his deluded, struggling characters that are this novel’s propelling forces, and which will win readers over with delight.”–Booklist, starred review

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Maximum Shelf: THE FURIES

Today’s Maximum Shelf pick is Katie Lowe’s debut novel, THE FURIES, a page-turning, harrowing story of a girl trying to fit in, whose obsessive new friends and desperation to belong leads her to places she’d never imagined…dark, dangerous, and possibly even violent.

In 1998, a sixteen-year-old girl is found dead. She’s posed on a swing on her boarding school’s property, dressed all in white, with no known cause of death. Whispers and rumors swirl, with no answers. But there are a few who know what happened; there is one girl who will never forget.

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Happy #PubDay Ben Coes and Megan Goldin!

New York Times bestselling author Ben Coes introduces a new hero and Megan Goldin makes her debut for today’s #pubday celebration!

THE RUSSIAN by Ben Coes

Ben Coes has been thrilling readers with his Dewey Andreas series since POWER DOWN, but today we start a brand new adventure with Rob Tacoma–former Navy SEAL and former CIA agent–in THE RUSSIAN.

“Authentic tradecraft and top-notch action scenes propel the plot. Coes continues to more than hold his own in a crowded thriller field.”–Publishers Weekly

Read an excerpt here.

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