Articles tagged "fiction"

#PubDay (4/16/19)

On this #pubday, we celebrate time travel–to a 19th century French vineyard, to breaking codes in Asia post-WII, to the beginnings of American Libertarianism or through objects themselves…

THOMAS AND BEAL IN THE MIDI by Christopher Tilghman

“Lovely literary fiction for not only fans of Tilghman’s previous work but for anyone interested in that age-old question, What is true love?”–Library Journal

CREDO: The Rose Wilder Lane Story by Peter Bagge

“The idiosyncratic, independent life and work of Rose Wilder Lane—Laura Ingalls Wilder’s conservative daughter—gets its due in this spiky graphic biography by Bagge… This loopy, frantic, and personality-packed tribute is fitting for one of America’s lesser-known gonzo feminist writers.”–Publishers Weekly

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NYPL’s 2019 Young Lions Fiction Award Finalists

Congratulations to the Macmillan finalists for the NYPL’s 2019 Young Lions Fiction Award!

SABRINA by Nick Drnaso
SEVERANCE by Ling Ma
THE THIRD HOTEL by Laura van den Berg

Cathleen Schine’s Love Letter to Librarians

Librarians and word-lovers, listen up! Cathleen Schine’s novel THE GRAMMARIANS is an enchanting, comic love letter to sibling rivalry and the English language, and should find kindred souls on shelves everywhere.

The author herself loves libraries and stopped by to share a message with all you word warriors out there.


Dear Librarians,

I was visiting my 90-year-old mother in New York City recently, and while we were taking our usual slow walk down the block, stopping to pet every cava-poo, labradoodle, afghan, dachshund and rescue mix East 96th Street had to offer, my mother stopped me in front of an older building , her favorite building, the Carnegie branch public library. Just to admire its existence. She goes to a book club there when her health allows, and it is one of the things that keeps her going, I think. So first and foremost I want to take this opportunity to thank you all–you make my mother, and lots of people like her, happy!

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#PubDay (4/9/19)

Today’s #pubday celebration features an Indie Next Pick, a beach read, a coming-of-age, and a sci fi adventure!

TRUST EXERCISE by Susan Choi

An April Indie Next Pick!
The New York Times interviews author Susan Choi
Three starred reviews!

“Fiercely intelligent, impeccably written, and observed with searing insight, this novel is destined to be a classic.”–Publishers Weekly, starred review

“[T]he writing (exquisite) and the observations (cuttingly accurate) make Choi’s latest both wrenching and one-of-a-kind. Never sentimental; always thrillingly alive.”–Kirkus Reviews, starred review

“‘That whole thing about fiction not being the truth is a lie,’ one character admonishes another in Choi’s fifth, and finest, novel…. Literary deception rarely reads this well.”–Booklist, starred review

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#PubDay (4/2/19)

Two LibraryReads picks and a New Yorker cartoonist celebrate their #bookbirthday today!

THE GIRL HE USED TO KNOW by Tracey Garvis Graves

An April LibraryReads and Indie Next Pick!

“Careful to balance the emotional and intellectual power between Annika and Jonathan, Graves creates a believable love affair in which Annika is not infantilized but rather fully realized as simply different. And her differences become her strengths when catastrophe strikes, compelling Annika to take the lead for the first time in her life. A heartwarming, neurodiverse love story.”–Kirkus Reviews

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For Your Consideration: June 2019 LibraryReads Titles

Download, read, and vote for your favorite June 2019 titles for the June 2019 LibraryReads list!

Votes due May 1!

THE ELECTRIC HOTEL by Dominic Smith

Two starred reviews!

“A compelling plot, robust characters, and finely crafted prose richly evoke a bygone age and art.”–Kirkus Reviews, starred review

“Smith’s tale is as luminous as celluloid projected on a silver screen hung from a dirigible floating over the Hudson (yes, this happens). Highly recommended for historical fiction fans and readers who love old Hollywood novels.”–Booklist, starred review

MAGIC FOR LIARS by Sarah Gailey

“There’s something for almost all readers here: family drama, romance, high-school gossip, fantasy-world building. Above all, Gailey shows us that humans are humans, even when they are magic, and they are still flawed, damaged, and oh so interesting.”–Booklist, starred review

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NYPL Spring 2019 Picks for Adults

Trust the librarians! The stellar staff at the NYPL have picked their favorite adult books for Spring 2019, and Macmillan has quite a few on the list!

AN EMERGENCY IN SLOW MOTION: The Inner Life of Diane Arbus by William Todd Schultz
EVERYTHING UNDER by Daisy Johnson
GRIST MILL ROAD by Christopher J. Yates
THE LITTLE SHOP OF FOUND THINGS by Paula Brackston
MY DIRTY DUMB EYES by Lisa Hanawalt
NINE PINTS: A Journey Through the Money, Medicine, and Mysteries of Blood by Rose George
SADIE by Courtney Summers

NYPL Fiction + Nonfiction Book Buzz

Earlier today we presented our favorite Spring 2019 titles at the New York Public Library… In case you missed us, check out the list below!

Nonfiction

THE BRITISH ARE COMING: The War for America, Lexington to Princeton, 1775-1777 | Rick Atkinson | 5/14/19 | 9781627790437
BITCOIN BILLIONAIRES: A True Story of Genius, Betrayal, and Redemption | Ben Mezrich | 5/21/19 | 9781250217745
A DOG NAMED BEAUTIFUL: A Marine, a Dog, and a Long Road Trip Home | Rob Kugler | 5/7/19 | 9781250164254
LOSING EARTH: A Recent History | Nathaniel Rich | 4/9/19 | 9780374191337
WOLFPACK: How to Come Together, Unleash Our Power, and Change the Game | Abby Wambach | 4/9/19 | 9781250217707
STAY SEXY & DON’T GET MURDERED: The Definitive How-To Guide | Karen Kilgariff + Georgia Hardstark | 5/28/19 | 9781250178954
NATURALLY TAN: A Memoir | Tan France | 6/4/19 | 9781250208668

Fiction

THIRTEEN | Steve Cavanagh| 8/13/19| 9781250297600
WE LOVE ANDERSON COOPER: Short Stories | R.L. Maizes | 7/23/19| 9781250304070
THE WHISPER MAN | Alex North | 8/20/19| 9781250317995
NOTTINGHAM | Nathan Makaryk | 8/6/19 | 9781250195609
CITY OF WINDOWS | Robert Pobi | 8/6/19 | 9781250293947
THE FIRST MISTAKE | Sandie Jones | 6/11/19 | 9781250192028
THE PERFECT DATE | Evelyn Lozada with Holly Lorincz | 6/11/19 | 9781250204882
A STRANGER ON THE BEACH | Michele Campbell | 7/23/19 | 9781250202536
IN WEST MILLS | De’Shawn Charles Winslow | 6/4/19 | 9781635573404

Three Stars for LANNY and Movie News!

Max Porter’s entrancing new novel just received it’s third starred review and Rachel Weisz is set to STAR in and produce the feature adaptation!

“This imaginative novel starts off dreamily, picks up speed, and races to a propulsive conclusion. A guaranteed edge-of-your-seat read.”–Library Journal, starred review

“In his bold second novel, Porter (GRIEF IS THE THING WITH FEATHERS) combines pastoral, satire, and fable in the entrancing tale of a boy who vanishes from an idyllic British village in the present day…. This is a dark and thrilling excavation into a community’s legend-packed soil.”–Publishers Weekly, starred review

Elegantly mysterious: a story worthy of an M.R. James or even a Henry James and a welcome return by an author eminently worth reading.”–Kirkus Reviews, starred review

#PubDay (3/19/19)

A kick-butt female vigilante, a speculative SF novella collection, and a debut love letter to Chicago and its people join us to celebrate #pubday!

SAVE ME FROM DANGEROUS MEN by S. A. Lelchuk

Two starred reviews!

“This intelligent, action-packed thriller will resonate with readers as it touches on such themes as domestic violence, the widening gap between rich and poor, and the intrusive potential of advanced technologies like artificial intelligence. A credible plot and solid prose are pluses, but the book’s real appeal stems from its powerful, distinctive protagonist.”–Publishers Weekly, starred review

“Nikki’s fight scenes are satisfying, clever, and exciting…. Bookworms will love the references to classic novels, and Lelchuk winks at Nikki’s similarities to a certain well-known literary vigilante; a bookshop regular even calls her Lisbeth. A timely and totally badass debut.”–Kirkus Reviews, starred review

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