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We’ve adored Katherine Center ever since we read HAPPINESS FOR BEGINNERS, and we think her new novel, HOW TO WALK AWAY, will be a breakout book perfect for fans of Jojo Moyes.

Don’t believe us? Then read these starred reviews:

“Center knows how to keep the pages turning, ensuring readers will be completely swept up in Margaret’s story. With its appealing characters and wisdom about grappling with life’s challenges, Center’s sixth novel has all the makings of a breakout hit.” — Booklist, starred review

“A story about survival that is heartbreakingly honest and wryly funny, perfect for fans of Jojo Moyes and Elizabeth Berg.” — Kirkus Reviews, starred review

“So, I just finished HOW TO WALK AWAY by Katherine Center. I loved, loved, loved this book. It was involving, and funny, and touching, and romantic. The voice of the main character, Margaret reminded me so much of Louisa Clark from ME BEFORE YOU.Janet Lockhart, Wake County Public Library, Raleigh NC

Going to TxLA 2018? Don’t miss your chance to meet Katherine at the Authors for Your Book Club Panel on Thursday, April 5 from 2:45-3:45pm. readmoreremove

NORMAL is a November 2016 LibraryReads pick!

FANTASTIC NEWS! NORMAL by Warren Ellis is the #9 pick on the November 2016 LibraryReads list!

Some people call it “abyss gaze.” Gaze into the abyss all day and the abyss will gaze into you.

In this provocative near-future techno-thriller, a foresight strategist (a.k.a.: people who think about geoengineering and smart cities and ways to evade Our Coming Doom) arrives at Normal Head in the wilds of Oregon to unplug and recover, when a patient goes missing from his locked bedroom, leaving nothing but a pile of insects in his wake.

“Fantastic… This book may be the perfect way to sample Ellis, drawing on his fascination with futurists and the threats imposed by ever faster technology and offering a story that employs his profane poetry to a degree that may inspire cackles from fans. A crackling, funny, and frightening horror story from a unique voice in genre lit.” — Kirkus Reviews

“[A] fascinating near-future thriller... Readers will root for Adam as he struggles to discover what is actually going on in Normal, who is to be trusted, and what happened to Mansfield.” — Publishers Weekly

Available from Farrar, Straus & Giroux on November 29.

See the complete November 2016 list at

Thriller Thursday (7/21/16 Edition)

Check out these two funny new mysteries with starred reviews:

THE BAKER STREET JURORS by Michael Robertson
Two starred reviews!Agatha Christie fans will revel in Robertson’s fifth novel featuring London solicitor Nigel Heath. This is Robertson’s best work yet, a classic fair play whodunit leavened with humor.”
Publishers Weekly, starred review

In Booth’s taut, witty debut, Branson, MO’s new sheriff has finally rescued all 100 passengers on a sinking showboat when he discovers a young woman’s body locked in the dining room. “Touches of sly humor add appeal to Booth’s standout debut… [which] promises to be [the start of] a most engaging regional police series.” — Publishers Weekly, starred review

What are you reading this #ThrillerThursday? Share your picks with us @MacmillanLib.

Best Cat Book EVER!

Best Cat Book Ever jacketAre you bummed because it's Monday? Well, we've got the perfect pick-me-up: THE BEST CAT BOOK EVER: Super-Amazing, 100% Awesome by Kate Funk!

Do you like cats?
Do you really, really like cats?
Do you like cats who look like they are seriously pissed off?
Do you like cats who are seriously pissed off AND dressed in hilarious costumes?
Are you impressed by this photographer’s ability to get her cat to pose as such things as an abominable snowman, Medusa, a jazzercise instructor, and a dinosaur?

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If you answered “no” to any of these questions, you clearly have no soul, and should probably leave. If you answered “yes” to these questions—you’re in luck, because this book has all of those things, and more!

We love Kate Funk's furry sidekick AC so much that we've put him in our recent Booklist ads (Look for him at ALA Annual, too!). 

If you're desperate to get your paws on more AC goodness, we can send you a postcard booklet—email Anne for a copy. Enjoy!

Tiny Hamsters Eating Tiny Burritos

Yes, it's exactly what you think it sounds like and yes, it's even better than you thought.

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