Articles tagged "fiction"

#BookBday (12/11/18)

Location, location, location–from Cold War Cuba to frenzied modern London, join us on an international tour for today’s #pubday celebration.

THIS IS CUBA: An American Journalist Under Castro’s Shadow by David Ariosto 
An exploration of Cuba’s Cold War mindset and a people in the throes of transition, with tales of run-ins with spies, secret backrooms, and empty grocery shelves. “Ariosto’s insights are plentiful, and amid erratically evolving Cuba-U.S. relations, such personal perspectives…provide the best portals to mutual understanding.”Booklist

IN OUR MAD AND FURIOUS CITY by Guy Gunaratne 
A crackling debut novel–a snapshot of London’s diverse, frenzied corners–that was inspired by the real-life murder of a British Army soldier by religious fanatics and the rampant burning of mosques that ensued. “Gunaratne’s polyvocal tale, longlisted for the Man Booker Prize, etches a rich picture of contemporary London and the recurring, historically rooted racial tensions that dominate it.”Booklist

New York Times Critics’ Top Books of 2018

Another day, another favorites list! Read on for the Times’s staff critics’ choices of the best fiction and nonfiction books of 2018. 

EVENING IN PARADISE: More Stories by Lucia Berlin

KUDOS by Rachel Cusk

MOTHERHOOD by Sheila Heti

NINETY-NINE GLIMPSES OF PRINCESS MARGARET by Craig Brown

AMITY AND PROSPERITY: One Family and the Fracturing of America by Eliza Griswold

2019 Community Reads Recommendations

Although our Academic Marketing division created the “Books for the First-Year Experience” for colleges and universities, we strongly believe that the titles featured in this catalog foster the sort of discussion and self-reflection that make library-led, city-wide reading programs so memorable.

The updated catalog for 2019  is now available and features titles such as:

HER BODY AND OTHER PARTIES: Stories by Carmen Maria Machado

BINTI by Nnedi Okorafor

ANNIHILATION by Jeff VanderMeer

THE POISONED CITY: Flint’s Water and the American Urban Tragedy by Anna Clark

ONE PERSON, NO VOTE: How Voter Suppression Is Destroying Our Democracy by Carol Anderson

THE SUN DOES SHINE: How I Found Life and Freedom on Death Row by Anthony Ray Hinton with Lara Love Hardin

For more information about these books and other titles, please visit the interactive website or download the catalog as a PDF. 

If you are a librarian actively seeking suggestions for your One City, One Book program, we are delighted to send you complimentary copies of any of the advertised titles. Please e-mail library@macmillanusa.com with your request.

Donna Seaman Interviews Wayétu Moore

Earlier this month, Booklist‘s Donna Seaman interviewed debut novelist Wayétu Moore about SHE WOULD BE KING, the fifth Sarah Jessica Parker Pick for Book Club Central. The two covered everything from the importance of telling stories to how Liberian history is central to that of our own. Read on.

Click for a Discussion GuideRead-Alike TitlesDownloadable Images, and an Interview.

 

It’s #PubDay! (11/27/18)

A LibraryReads Hall of Famer, the sitting Senator of Vermont, and the former editor-in-chief of Guardian News and Media…welcome to this week’s #PubDay celebration!

KINGDOM OF THE BLIND: A Chief Inspector Gamache Novel by Louise Penny 
Two starred reviews! 
LibraryReads Hall of Fame Author 
December 2018 Indie Next Pick 
Amazon.com Best Books of the Year 
Kirkus Reviews Best Books of the Year 

The new Chief Inspector Gamache novel from the #1 New York Times bestselling author. “Penny is a master at blending the modern evils affecting the big city and the hidden secrets of the almost mythical village of Three Pines. Well-known characters return and new faces add richness to a narrative that will keep readers intrigued until the last page.”Library Journal, starred review

WHERE WE GO FROM HERE: Two Years in the Resistance by Bernie Sanders 
Senator Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign was a beginning, not an end. In his new book, America’s most popular political figure speaks about what he’s been doing to oppose the Trump agenda and strengthen the progressive movement and how we go forward as a nation. “Despite a diary-like structure, this book is political, not personal; just like Sanders’s presidential bid, it’s not about his experience but about the movement he wants to represent.”Publishers Weekly

BREAKING NEWS: The Remaking of Journalism and Why It Matters Now by Alan Rusbridger 
An urgent account of the revolution that has upended the news business, written by one of the most accomplished journalists of our time. “A must for anyone concerned with the state of journalism.Library Journal

NYPL Best Books of 2018

Librarians obviously have the best taste in books, so we’re super excited to share the New York Public Library’s 2018 Best Books for Adults

Top Ten
WOMAN WORLD by Aminder Dhaliwal

Edge-of-Your-Seat Reads
THE WIFE BETWEEN US by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen

Escape to Another World
SEMIOSIS by Sue Burke

Fiction
BROTHER by David Chariandy
KUDOS by Rachel Cusk
THE GREAT ALONE by Kristin Hannah
GIRLS BURN BRIGHTER by Shobha Rao

For Art Lovers
SABRINA by Nick Drnaso
SHIT IS REAL by Aisha Franz
BERLIN by Jason Lutes

For History Lovers
THE ONLY HARMLESS GREAT THING by Brooke Bolander

Love Stories
TIME WAS by Ian McDonald

Memoir
ELOQUENT RAGE: A Black Feminist Discovers Her Superpower by Brittney Cooper

Nonfiction
ONE PERSON, NO VOTE: How Voter Suppression Is Destroying Our Democracy by Carol Anderson
THE POISONED CITY: Flint’s Water and the American Urban Tragedy by Anna Clark
LOOK ALIVE OUT THERE: Essays by Sloane Crosley
THE COST OF LIVING: A Working Autobiography by Deborah Levy

Poetry
NEW POETS OF NATIVE NATIONS by Heid E. Erdrich
WADE IN THE WATER by Tracy K. Smith
EYE LEVEL by Jenny Xie

New York Times Notable Books of 2018

Oh happy happy day! The New York Times picked 13 Macmillan titles  to join their Notable Books of 2018 list. GO US!

Fiction
EARLY WORK by Andrew Martin
EVERYTHING UNDER by Daisy Johnson
KUDOS by Rachel Cusk
THE NEIGHBORHOOD by Mario Vargas Llosa; Translated from the Spanish by Edith Grossman
THE PARKING LOT ATTENDANT by Nafkote Tamirat
SEVERANCE by Ling Ma
A VIEW OF THE EMPIRE AT SUNSET by Caryl Phillips
MIRROR, SHOULDER, SIGNAL by Dorthe Nors; Translated from the Danish by Misha Hoekstra

Comics/Graphics
SABRINA by Nick Drnaso

Poetry
WADE IN THE WATER by Tracy K. Smith

Current Affairs
AMITY AND PROSPERITY: One Family and the Fracturing of America by Eliza Griswold

Memoir
THE COST OF LIVING: A Working Autobiography by Deborah Levy

History
THE FIELD OF BLOOD: Violence in Congress and the Road to Civil War by Joanne B. Freeman

#PubDay 11/20/18

A magical bomb squad, an expansive historical drama, a love letter to turtles, and eerie short stories–happy #bookbday!

CITY OF BROKEN MAGIC: Chronicles of Amicae (Volume 1) by Mirah Bolender 
This fast-paced, adventure fantasy debut features a bomb squad that defuses magic weapons of a long forgotten war and the only team member standing between the city and a massive magic-eating infestation. “This debut builds a fascinating setting that readers will want to keep coming back to.”Publishers Weekly, starred review

MASTER OF HIS FATE: The House of Falconer Series (Volume 1) by Barbara Taylor Bradford 
The first book in an expansive and intricately detailed new historical fiction series that’s filled with drama, intrigue, and Bradford’s trademark cast of compelling characters. “Bradford’s legion of fans will flock happily to this romantic saga…”Booklist readmoreremove

Kristin Hannah’s THE GREAT ALONE is a LibraryReads Favorite of Favorites 2018!

You read it, you loved it, you voted for it, and now Kristin Hannah‘s THE GREAT ALONE is a LibraryReads Favorite of Favorites 2018! YAY!  

The “Favorite of Favorites” list takes the place of the traditional December list, with the top nominations for titles due to be published in December 2018 and January 2019 appearing together on the January 2019 list.
Not that you asked, but here are our recs for your January voting pleasure…

FSG All Stars

These forthcoming reads from Farrar, Straus & Giroux are shining bright with multiple starred reviews!

UNEXAMPLED COURAGE: The Blinding of Sgt. Isaac Woodard and the Awakening of President Harry S. Truman and Judge J. Waties Waring by Richard Gergel 
On sale 1/22/19
“Gergel is both an astute researcher and an engaging writer, bringing this significant story to vivid life. Civil rights history at its most compelling.”–Kirkus Reviews, starred review

“[A]n important work on the prehistory of the civil rights struggle and an insightful account of how a single incident can inspire massive social and political changes.”     Publishers Weekly, starred review

TERRITORY OF LIGHT by Yuko Tsushima 
On sale 2/12/19
“This lovely, melancholy novel painstakingly documents a year in one young woman’s life… Grace hovers above the banal and the transcendent alike. Each chapter is as elegant and self-contained as a pearl or a perfectly articulated drop of water.”Kirkus Reviews, starred review

“Equal parts brutal and tender, Tsushima’s portrait of the strains and joys of motherhood is captivating.”Publishers Weekly, starred review readmoreremove

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