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PW’s Big Indie Books of Fall

Macmillan has two books on Publishers Weekly‘s Big Indie Books List of Fall 2019!

KING OF KING COURT by Travis Dandro

A Publishers Weekly Best Book of Summer 2019

“[A]n extended poetic gaze on intergenerational helplessness and the violence it begets…. This gloriously scribbled story doesn’t rest on easy morals, or even attempt to forgive the past—Dandro’s triumph is drawing the reader through both the pain and beauty of his upbringing, and then moving forward.”–Publishers Weekly, starred review

IN THE DREAM HOUSE by Carmen Maria Machado

“A fiercely honest, imaginatively written, and necessary memoir from one of our great young writers.”–Kirkus Reviews, starred review

Happy #PubDay (8/27/19)

Chief Inspector Gamache returns! Humor and heart combine for a scandal-filled romantic comedy! A young woman attempts to survive a dystopian landscape! Two marriages collide! And a graphic novel documents the atrocity of war–all in today’s #pubday celebration!

A BETTER MAN: A Chief Inspector Gamache Novel by Louise Penny

3 starred reviews!

“Gamache is an explorer of the human psyche, and the care he takes with the victims, their friends and family, as well as his own allows this series and his character continually to surprise, delight, and enthrall.”–Library Journal, starred review

“With an uncompromising eye, Penny explores the depths of human emotion, both horrifying and sublime.”–Publishers Weekly, starred review

“There are multiple stories, often contradictory, to be found in the many-tentacled web of human tragedy and suffering that Gamache teases to the surface in this moving exploration of ties that both bind and destroy.”–Booklist, starred review

HANDLE WITH CARE by Helena Hunting

“Hunting’s romances have an irresistibly hip vibe.”–Booklist

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#PubDay (7/23/19)

Your favorite economic behaviorist and the funniest (and funnest!) class mom are featured in today’s #pubday celebration!

YOU’VE BEEN VOLUNTEERED: A Class Mom Novel by Laurie Gelman

“Her antics are laugh-out-loud funny, and she shows no signs of slowing down. The tone and pacing are excellent, and new characters, who come with their own issues and snark, are delightful. VERDICT: Buy it–no questions asked.”–Library Journal, starred review

AMAZING DECISIONS: The Illustrated Guide to Improving Business Deals and Family Meals by Dan Ariely, illustrated by Matt R. Trower

“Recommend this conversational primer to fans of the FREAKONOMICS books and podcast; it may even serve as a gateway into the world of graphic novels.”–Booklist

#PubDay (6/18/19)

An apocalyptic satire and an exploration of black women’s relationships to their hair are today’s #bookbirthday celebrants!

FKA USA by Reed King

A July 2019 Indie Next Pick!

“Readers who like their apocalyptic fiction with a hearty serving of weird will want to jump on board for this wild ride.”–Booklist, starred review

HOT COMB by Ebony Flowers

A Publishers Weekly Best Book of Summer 2019!

“Flowers’s vibrant and immersive coming-of-age tales are set in a world that may often be cruel, but is never without communion (and some funny moments)—even if she’s got to endure a few chemical burns along the way.”–Publishers Weekly, starred review

Happy #PubDay! (4/30/19)

Graphic novel + May Indie Next Pick + musical nonfiction + Highland romance = one awesome #pubday!

CLYDE FANS by Seth

“This isn’t just a story, or even, as it terms itself, a ‘picture novel’–it is a brilliant journey into the heart of midcentury darkness.”–Publishers Weekly, starred review

CAPE MAY by Chip Cheek

Library Journal Winter/Spring 2019 Best Debut
May Indie Next Pick
Two starred reviews

“This young couple’s September honeymoon in Cape May got so boring they almost went home early. If only… The 1950s setting, the pellucid prose, and the propulsive plot make this very steamy debut novel about morality and desire feel like a classic.”–Kirkus Reviews, starred review

“Yes, betrayals are at the core of what happens at CAPE MAY, but beyond that, this remarkable debut novel offers a sobering reminder of how the possibilities of life, when first encountered, often carry their own riptide.”–Booklist, starred review

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Publishers Weekly’s Best Books of Summer 2019

The trees are green, the sun is warm, and I know I’m getting ready for some good beach reading! Enter, Publishers Weekly’s Best Books of Summer 2019!

Staff Picks
THE REDEMPTION OF TIME: A Three-Body Problem Novel by Baoshu
RED, WHITE & ROYAL BLUE by Casey McQuiston
HOT COMB by Ebony Flowers

Fiction
IN WEST MILLS by De’Shawn Charles Winslow
THE ORGANS OF SENSE by Adam Ehrlich Sachs

Mystery/Thriller
THE BURNING CHAMBERS by Kate Mosse
THIRTEEN by Steve Cavanagh
THE WHISPER MAN by Alex North

SF/Fantasy/Horror
MIDDLEGAME by Seanan McGuire

Comics
KING OF KING COURT by Travis Dandro

Nonfiction
DRESSED IN DREAMS: A Black Girl’s Love Letter to the Power of Fashion by Tanisha C. Ford
MR. KNOW-IT-ALL: The Tarnished Wisdom of a Filth Elder by John Waters
THE VINYL FRONTIER: The Story of the Voyager Golden Record by Jonathan Scott

#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

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

Happy #PubDay

Happy #bookbday to a LILAC GIRLS read-alike, a witty epistolary novel, and an SF favorite newly in hardcover!

THE WARTIME SISTERS by Lynda Cohen Loigman
For fans of LILAC GIRLS, the next powerful novel from the author of Goodreads Choice Awards semifinalist THE TWO-FAMILY HOUSE about two sisters working in a WWII armory, each with a deep secret. “With a perceptive lens on the challenges of whittling away grievances that have built up over years, THE WARTIME SISTERS is a powerful pressure cooker of a family drama.”–Booklist

HOLY LANDS by Amanda Sthers
A witty, heartwarming, and heart-wrenching epistolary novel about a dysfunctional family–led by a Jewish pig farmer in Israel–struggling to love and accept each other. “Comic, moving, and occasionally profound, Sthers’ novel is a delight.”–Kirkus Reviews, starred review

ALL SYSTEMS RED: The Murderbot Diaries (Volume 1) by Martha Wells
Now available in hardcover, ALL SYSTEMS RED is the first entry in Martha Wells’ New York Times and USA Today bestselling science fiction series, The Murderbot Diaries–winner of the 2018 Hugo, Nebula, Alex, and Locus Awards. “SecUnit, aka Murderbot, is a semiorganic corporate profit center, genderless and constructed of cheap parts to perform contract bodyguard services for clients who mostly don’t want them…. The creepy panopticon of SecUnit’s multiple interfaces allows a hybrid first-person/omniscient perspective that contextualizes its experience without ever giving center stage to the humans.”–Publishers Weekly, starred review

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