Articles tagged "fiction"

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

Thriller Thursday (8/22/19)

This #ThrillerThursday we celebrate a standalone legal thriller, a chilling LibraryReads winner, a hard-hitting assassin hunting for revenge, and the return of a West Virginian prosecutor turned private investigator.

THE MURDER LIST by Hank Phillippi Ryan

“A compelling legal thriller from the popular author of the Jane Ryland mystery series, this will have readers’ sympathies shifting from one character to another as it winds to an unsettling end.”–Booklist

THE WHISPER MAN by Alex North

A PW Best Book of the Summer + August LibraryReads pick + September Indie Next pick + 2 starred reviews!

“With redemption for some and none for others, this thriller will satisfy readers of Thomas Harris and Stephen King.”–Booklist, starred review

“Readers will have a tough time putting down this truly unnerving tale, with its seemingly unexplainable elements and glimpses of broken and dangerous minds.”–Publishers Weekly, starred review

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Maximum Shelf: AMERICAN DIRT (8/21/19)

Today’s Maximum Shelf pick is Jeanine Cummins’ AMERICAN DIRT–a rare exploration into the inner hearts of people willing to sacrifice everything for a glimmer of hope.

Lydia Quixano Perez lives in the Mexican city of Acapulco. She runs a bookstore. She has a son, Luca, the love of her life, and a wonderful husband who is a journalist. And while there are cracks beginning to show in Acapulco because of the drug cartels, her life is, by and large, fairly comfortable.

Even though she knows they’ll never sell, Lydia stocks some of her all-time favorite books in her store. And then one day a man enters the shop to browse and comes up to the register with four books he would like to buy—two of them her favorites. Javier is erudite. He is charming. And, unbeknownst to Lydia, he is the jefe of the newest drug cartel that has gruesomely taken over the city. When Lydia’s husband’s tell-all profile of Javier is published, none of their lives will ever be the same.

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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

Most Downloaded E-Galleys on Edelweiss

Pile on to that virtual TBR with one of our most downloaded Edelweiss e-galleys!
A GOOD NEIGHBORHOOD by Therese Anne Fowler

From the author of A WELL-BEHAVED WOMAN and Z comes a stunning page-turner about two very different families living side by side in an idyllic neighborhood–and the summer that changes their lives forever.

THE GIRL WHO READS ON THE METRO by Christine Féret-Fleury

A modern fairy tale about a French woman whose life is turned upside down when she meets a reclusive bookseller and his young daughter.

HOW TO LOVE A DUKE IN TEN DAYS by Kerrigan Byrne

The first book in a new and stunning historical romance series by the USA Today bestselling author of the Victorian Rebels series.

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Starred Reviews For Your #FridayReads

These forthcoming titles all received multiple starred reviews!

THE MAN WHO SAW EVERYTHING by Deborah Levy

“Multiple versions of history collide—literally—in a superbly crafted, enigmatic new story from an author of note… Levy defies gravity in a daring, time-bending new novel.”–Kirkus Reviews, starred review

“Booker Prize–finalist Levy (HOT MILK) explores the fragile connections and often vast chasms between self and others in this playful, destabilizing, and consistently surprising novel.”–Publishers Weekly, starred review

EROSION: Essays of Undoing by Terry Tempest Williams

“In a collection of passionate, galvanizing essays… activist and teacher Williams (THE HOUR OF LAND) shares her intimate connection to the as-yet untamed landscapes of the American West.”–Publishers Weekly, starred review

“Williams’ exquisite testimony of wonder and wisdom is vitalizing and crucial.”–Booklist, starred review

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Happy #PubDay! (8/13/19)

Teenage misfits + a LibraryReads winner + a debut college parody + Cameroon in WWII + the awesomeness of Tokyo = an epic #pubday!

GODS WITH A LITTLE G by Tupelo Hassman

2 starred reviews!

“Irreverent, wise, heartbreaking, and heart-mending, this is about nothing less than the everyday challenges of love, belief, and existence.”–Booklist, starred review

“Weird and uncomfortable and glorious—just like adolescence.”–Kirkus Reviews, starred review

THINGS YOU SAVE IN A FIRE by Katherine Center

An August 2019 LibraryReads & Indie Next pick + 2 starred reviews!

“Center gives readers a sharp and witty exploration of love and forgiveness that is at once insightful, entertaining, and thoroughly addictive.“–Kirkus Reviews, starred review

“[A]n appealing (if guarded, in this case) heroine, a compelling love story, a tearjerking twist, and a thoroughly absorbing story. Another winner from Center.”–Booklist, starred review

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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.

PW’s Most Anticipated Books of Fall 2019

This Fall certainly has some whoppers! Publishers Weekly has selected their most anticipated books of the season, including these Macmillan titles:

Fiction
FIND ME by André Aciman

Science Fiction/Fantasy/Horror
NINTH HOUSE by Leigh Bardugo

Comics/Graphic Novels
MAKING COMICS by Lynda Barry

Literary Essays/Criticism/Biographies
HUMAN RELATIONS AND OTHER DIFFICULTIES: Essays by Mary-Kay Wilmers

Politics/Current Events
TRANSACTION MAN: The Rise of the Deal and the Decline of the American Dream by Nicholas Lemann

Religion/Spirituality
ASTRO POETS: Your Guides to the Zodiac by Alex Dimitrov and Dorothea Lasky
UNFOLLOW: A Memoir of Loving and Leaving the Westboro Baptist Church by Megan Phelps-Roper

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