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In a stroke of St. Patrick’s Day luck, Jenny Lawson happened to be in the Flatiron Building and signed copies of her new book, YOU ARE HERE for THREE lucky librarians!
To enter the giveaway, simply email Library@MacmillanUSA.com from your professional/library-issued e-mail address (subject: You Are Here) by Sunday, April 2, and make sure to include your library’s mailing address. Read on for the fine print.
UPDATE 4/6/17: This giveaway is now closed. Congratulations to our winners:
Shari Mosser, ND State Library, Bismarck ND
Jenn Beckstead, Natrona County Library, Casper WY
Lisa Hollander, Syosset Public Library, Syosset NY readmoreremove
It’s Friday Free Day! We’re giving away advance readers copies of Nora Roberts’s new book, COME SUNDOWN, to any U.S.-based librarian who requests one (limited quantity available).*
A saga of love, family ties, and twisted passions from #1 New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts! “Mustang-tough Bodine Longbow, who runs the family ranch in Montana with a dedicated staff that includes recent hire Callen Skinner, always thought the aunt who ran off before her birth was dead. But when two women are found murdered, then Aunt Alice herself reappears with a fantastical story, Bodine realizes that something really bad is lurking in the mountains. That’s when she decides to trust Cal, despite police cautions.” — Library Journal, pre-pub alert
To get your copy, email Library@MacmillanUSA.com from your professional/library-issued e-mail address (subject: Come Sundown) and remember to include your library’s mailing address.
So many galleys, so little time! Library Journal‘s Barbara Hoffert put together a guide for ALA Midwinter 2017, so you know just what to grab. Here are her top picks from the Macmillan booth #1818 (and don’t forget to drop in during the United for Libraries (UFL) Spotlight on Adult Literature, Saturday, 1/21, from 2:00 to 4:00pm):
Spotlight giveaways (Saturday, 1/21, 2:00–4:00pm):
EDGAR AND LUCY by Victor Lodato
“The long-awaited follow-up to the PEN USA Award winner MATHILDA SAVITCH, featuring a boy more or less kidnapped from his feckless mother after the deaths of his father and grandmother.”
MARLENA by Julie Buntin
“A high-profile debut whose teenage heroine is saved from loneliness in her new hometown by risk-taking young sophisticate Marlena.”
NEVER LET YOU GO by Chevy Stevens
“Featuring a woman convinced that her abusive ex-husband, just out of jail, is stalking her.”
THE NOWHERE MAN by Gregg Hurwitz
“Whose eponymous protagonist, trained in a shadowy black box orphan program aimed at creating assassins, is himself targeted by the head of the program.”
THIS IS HOW IT ALWAYS IS by Laurie Frankel
“A big-news novel about a little boy who wants to be a girl and the parents who support him.”
THE MOTHER’S PROMISE by Sally Hepworth
“The story of single mother Alice, diagnosed with a fatal disease, who is determined to find a backup family for her teenage daughter.”
More hot fiction:
WALKAWAY by Cory Doctorow
“The multi-award-winning cyber-visionary’s return to adult fiction after eight years, set in a futuristic dystopia where life’s necessities can be printed out via computer but
the world is despoiled and dangerous.”
LILLIAN BOXFISH TAKES A WALK by Kathleen Rooney
“85-year-old Lillian walks through Manhattan on New Year’s Eve, 1984, offering a slowly unfolding view of the city and her own long life.” readmoreremove
Because it’s Friday, and it’s almost Thanksgiving, we’re giving away signed copies of assorted books to FIVE lucky librarians to show how much we appreciate YOU! Up for grabs:
A DOG’S PURPOSE by W. Bruce Cameron (2 copies available)
NEVERNIGHT by Jay Kristoff
THE SECRET HISTORY OF TWIN PEAKS by Mark Frost (audiobook edition read by an all-star cast, including Kyle MacLachlan!)
YOU KNOW ME WELL by David Levithan & Nina LaCour (signed only by David)
To enter the giveaway, simply email Library@MacmillanUSA.com from your professional/library-issued e-mail address (subject: Thanksgiveaway) by Sunday, Dec. 4, and make sure to include your library’s mailing address. You’re welcome to specify a certain title you’re interested in, but this is a random drawing. Read on for the fine print. Good luck!
UPDATE 12/6: This giveaway is now closed. Congratulations to our winners:
Meagan Towle, Lamoille Union High School, Hyde Park VT
Nancy M. Sanders, Marion County Public Library System-Forest Branch, Ocklawaha FL
Lauren Read, Beaufort County Library-Hilton Head Branch, Hilton Head Island SC
Rachel Eyermann, Churubusco Public Library, Churubusco IN
Jean Anderson, South Central Library System, Madison WI readmoreremove
It’s not every day that #1 New York Times bestselling authors Kristin Hannah & Liane Moriarty stop by your office, but when they do, you get them to sign books!
To enter the giveaway, simply email Library@MacmillanUSA.com from your professional/library-issued e-mail address (subject: NIGHTINGALE/TMG giveaway) by Sunday, Oct. 16. Make sure to include your library’s mailing address to be placed in the random drawing. Read on for the fine print. Good luck!
UPDATE 10/17/16: This giveaway is now closed. Congratulations to our winners:
Gregg Winsor, Johnson County Library, Overland Park KS
Becky Greer, Tampa-Hillsborough County Public Library, Ruskin FL
Joan Laderberg, Wahab Public Law Library, Virginia Beach VA
Melissa Searles, GEP Dodge Library, Bennington NH
Jill Johnson, Jefferson Middle School Library, Aurora IL
Laura Jones, Argos Community Schools, Argos IL
Happy #BookBday to the 2017 editions of GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS and GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS GAMER’S EDITION! To celebrate, Guinness has created a FREE, downloadable Teacher’s Guide and is giving away 3 copies of both books to lucky librarians and/or teachers!
The Teacher’s Guide allows students and young patrons to explore the world of record-breaking in a fun and educational manner. It’s appropriate for Common Core Connections for Grades 2-5 and has many benefits:
— Engaging STEM-friendly activities
— Fascinating classroom/library activities that teach Language Arts, Science, Math and more
— Appropriate for all levels of readers
— Perfect for reluctant readers and struggling learners
— Can be used for one lesson or throughout the whole year
— Easy-to-use guide includes topical records (it’s not necessary to have the 2017 Edition to use the guide)
School Library Journal even showcased three amazing teens and their world record-breaking skills!
To enter the giveaway for a chance to win both GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS 2017 and GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS 2017 GAMER’S EDITION, email firstname.lastname@example.org from your professional/library-issued e-mail address (subject: Teacher’s Guide) by September 8 and tell Guinness World Records which activity you would most likely do with your students/young patrons. Make sure to include your name, school, and library name. Good luck!
In AMERICAN TREASURES: The Secret Efforts to Save the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution and the Gettysburg Address, Stephen Puleo tells the dramatic, never-before-told history of America’s efforts to protect the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution and the Gettysburg Address, plus the key role played by Librarian of Congress Archibald MacLeish during WWII.
Stephen Puleo has a message for you, but first, we’re giving away finished copies to the first 5 librarians to email Library@MacmillanUSA.com from your professional/library-issued e-mail address (subject: American Treasures). Make sure to include your library’s mailing address. Good luck!
UPDATE 8/31/16: This giveaway is now closed and the winners have been notified.
Praise for AMERICAN TREASURES:
“An engrossing account of the creation, consecration, and conservation of the documents that defined American democracy. Readers will take away a new appreciation for the vision and savvy of government officials in finding ways to insure such treasures would survive.” — Library Journal
“A solid retelling of an inspiring story.” — Kirkus Reviews
“This unique, easily digestible, well-researched saga is ideal for general readers.” — Booklist
“Stephen Puleo once again educates, enlightens, and entertains us, this time through the history of the most important documents of our democracy. A tour de force based on exhaustive research into both primary and secondary sources, he tells the miraculous stories of the survival of the most precious evidence of our freedom thanks to, until now, the unsung heroes and heroines of our past.” — David S. Ferriero, Archivist of the United States, National Archives, Washington D.C.
And now, a message from author Stephen Puleo…
First, I want to say what a privilege it has been to work with so many wonderful librarians while researching my books over the years. I have spent a large part of my author life seeking help from librarians and I’m always amazed and impressed with the thoroughness, professionalism, and cheerfulness with which they approach their work. I owe librarians a debt of gratitude.
I’m writing today to let you know that my sixth book, AMERICAN TREASURES: The Secret Efforts to Save the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and the Gettysburg Address, will be published this fall by St. Martin’s Press – and I’m very excited about it. For the first time, the book tells the full story of the unprecedented effort to preserve the documentary history of American democracy, focusing on the nation’s “crown jewels” – our most important and priceless documents. readmoreremove
TGIF! Our #FridayReads pick is IN THE COUNTRY WE LOVE: My Family Divided by Diane Guerrero.
We admire the star of Orange is the New Black and Jane the Virgin for sharing her personal story of the real plight of undocumented immigrants in this country. Diane is on the cover of the current issue of Kirkus Reviews and is one of their Best Bets for May.
We think this book is so timely and important that we’re giving away 10 SIGNED copies to lucky librarians.
To enter the giveaway, simply email Library@MacmillanUSA.com from your professional/library-issued e-mail address (subject: In the Country We Love) by Sunday, June 5. Make sure to include your library’s mailing address to be placed in the random drawing.*
A discussion guide is now available for IN THE COUNTRY WE LOVE! Click here to download a PDF.
Praise for IN THE COUNTRY WE LOVE:
“Offering readers the story she needed to hear as a child, Guerrero shines a light on this country’s flawed immigration system, eloquently calling for reform without diminishing her appreciation for the opportunities U.S. citizenship has afforded her. A timely and enlightening read.” — Booklist
“This account will help readers understand the need for significant revisions to the immigration system that will increase stability for families and children seeking opportunities and safety.” — Library Journal
“Guerro transforms a truly terrible situation into something meaningful, using her story and her role as an Ambassador for Citizenship and Naturalization by the White House to try to help other immigrant families left in this terrible position.”
— Publishers Weekly
UPDATE 6/6/16: This giveaway is now closed. Congratulations to our winners:
Hey, look who dropped by the Flatiron: Augusten Burroughs! He’s here to celebrate the publication of his first new memoir in nearly a decade, LUST & WONDER.
Augusten even signed one book and one audiobook to give away to two lucky librarians!
To enter the giveaway, simply email Library@MacmillanUSA.com from your professional/library-issued e-mail address (subject: Lust & Wonder) by Saturday, April 30. Make sure to include your library’s mailing address to be placed in the random drawing. Check the fine print after the break.
UPDATE 5/2/16: Congratulations to our winners, Sharon Hutchinson, Keytesville Public Library MO & Sarah Nagle, Carver County Library MN
The April 2016 Indie Next selection and USA Today New & Noteworthy pick is racking up major media reviews with NPR’s “All Things Considered” and an Associated Press review still to come:
“[Burroughs] has given us the gold standard of snark, rants and monologues a stand-up comic could envy… LUST & WONDER picks up the tale of Burroughs’s post-rehab, 1990s love like in New York City, where his self-sabotaged, romantic belly flops prompt the vinegar-dipped pen to flow again—a welcome return to form… Fans will cheer.” — New York Times Book Review
“Burroughs’ witty, dead-on observations about everything from hapless therapists to petty impediments to love (finding fault with the tiniest lines around a boyfriend’s eyes) make every sentence an adventure. It isn’t even a spoiler to say that there’s a deliciously happy ending.” — Oprah.com
“Augusten Burroughs is back! Longtime fans of the memoirist are going to be over the moon with this new work and with how the fearlessly candid author, most famously of RUNNING WITH SCISSORS, manages to reveal still more of himself. In an era of tedious oversharing, the memoirist who wrote two of the genre’s defining titles reminds us yet again why he is an unstoppable force.”
— Booklist, starred review
“A satisfying success story from a reliably outspoken raconteur.”
— Kirkus Reviews