Articles tagged "historical fiction"

#PubDay (2/19/19)

Fiction & nonfiction; short stories & novellas; historical & supernatural–you name it, we’ve got it for today’s #pubday celebration!

DAUGHTER OF MOLOKA’I by Alan Brennert
“A historically solid, ultimately hopeful novel about injustice, survival, and unbreakable family bonds. Expect high demand.”–Booklist

AERIALISTS: Stories by Mark Mayer
March 2019 Indie Next Pick!
“An ambitious collection of short stories that heralds the coming of a new voice in American fiction.”–Kirkus Reviews

THE HAUNTING OF TRAM CAR 015 by P. Djèlí Clark
“Clark (THE BLACK GOD’S DRUMS, 2018) continues to astound readers with his creativity and exploration of different supernatural entities…. This book will delight readers of all ages.”–Booklist

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Happy #PubDay! (2/4/19)

Today’s #pubday brings us historical + literary fiction, fantasy, and comedic coming-of-age novels!

THE PEACOCK FEAST by Lisa Gornick
“Spanning a century, two coasts, and two continents, this well-researched historical novel is moving and profound, laying bare the corrosive nature of secrets and regrets and the sadness of not living one’s life to the fullest.”–Library Journal

THE GIRLS AT 17 SWANN STREET by Yara Zgheib
A February 2019 LibraryReads Pick!
A February 2019 Indie Next selection!
“In her powerful debut, Zgheib masterfully chronicles the pain of an anorexic’s distorted thinking and intense fear of food in a riveting diarylike structure… This is an impressive, deeply moving debut.”–Publishers Weekly, starred review

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Spring 2019 Debuts to Watch

Macmillan is bringing on the talent with these exciting debuts hitting shelves near you in Spring 2019!

THE FLATSHARE by Beth O’Leary
“With likable main characters, spot-on dialogue, a fun premise, and plenty of drama, there’s a lot to like in this sweet story. A warm, enchanting love story perfect for fans of classic rom-coms.”–Kirkus Reviews, starred review

THE ESCAPE ROOM by Megan Goldin
Four Wall Street sharks are lured to a “team-building” escape room experience, only to learn someone with a darker motive is pulling the strings.

THE RIGHT SORT OF MAN by Allison Montclair
In London, 1946, the two women who recently started The Right Sort Marriage Bureau find their new livelihood endangered when a client is arrested for the murder of another.

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Our 2019 YALSA & RUSA Award Winners!

Congratulations to all of the amazing Macmillan authors who won awards or were selected for YALSA and RUSA’s various reading lists this year!

2019 Reading List (The Reading List is an annual best-of list comprised of eight different fiction genres for adult readers selected by RUSA’s Reading List Council.)

Adrenaline Short List
JAR OF HEARTS by Jennifer Hillier
Fantasy Short List
THE HAZEL WOOD by Melissa Albert
Historical Fiction Short List
A WELL BEHAVED WOMAN: A Novel of the Vanderbilts by Therese Anne Fowler
Mystery Short List
CRIMSON LAKE by Candice Fox
Science Fiction Winner
THE CALCULATING STARS: A Lady Astronaut Novel by Mary Robinette Kowal
Women’s Fiction Shortlist
HOW TO WALK AWAY by Katherine Center
MEET ME AT THE MUSEUM by Anne Youngson

2019 Over the Rainbow List (Honors adult books with significant LGBTQ content)

HER BODY AND OTHER PARTIES: Stories by Carmen Maria Machado
SO LUCKY by Nicola Griffith

2019 Rainbow Book List (Honors books with significant gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, or queer/questioning content, and which are aimed at youth, birth through age 18.)

HOW I RESIST: Activism and Hope for a New Generation by Maureen Johnson

Alex Awards (the 10 best adult books that appeal to teen audiences)

THE BLACK GOD’S DRUMS by P. Djèlí Clarkm

Odyssey Award (This annual award is given to the producer of the best audiobook produced for children and/or young adults)

SADIE written by Courtney Summers, narrated by Rebecca Soler, Fred Berman, Dan Bittner, Gabra Zackman, & more, and produced by Macmillan Audio from Wednesday Books

Welcome to #PubDay (1/29/19)

WWII historical fiction, sexy cowboys, and eerily relevant dark sci-fi… Welcome to #pubday!

AT THE WOLF’S TABLE by Rosella Postorino
“Based on actual events, Italian author Postorino’s first novel published here chronicles the experiences of 26-year-old Rosa Sauer during World War II. With nine other women, Rosa is conscripted by the SS to taste-test food being served to the Führer at his Eastern Front military headquarters, the Wolf Lair’s, lest he be poisoned. As the war wears on, the women divide into diehard Hitler loyalists and those, like Rosa, who begin to doubt the Nazi enterprise. And that leads to trouble.”–Library Journal, Pre-Pub Alert

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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

THE GREAT ALONE + VENGEFUL = 2018 Goodreads Choice Awards Winners

And the votes are in! THE GREAT ALONE and VENGEFUL are both 2018 Goodreads Choice Award winners

 

THE GREAT ALONE by Kristin Hannah 
2018 LibraryReads Favorite of Favorites 
February 2018 Indie Next Pick 
Two starred reviews! 
A desperate family seeks a new beginning in the near-isolated wilderness of Alaska only to find that their unpredictable environment is less threatening than the erratic behavior found in human nature.

VENGEFUL by V. E. Schwab 
A super-powered collision of extraordinary minds and vengeful intentions—#1 New York Times bestselling author V. E. Schwab returns with the thrilling follow-up to VICIOUS. “New readers and fans of Schwab’s many other books for adults and teens will dive right in, and fans of VICIOUS will be overjoyed to rediscover this exciting series.”Publishers Weekly, starred review

For Your Consideration: February 2019 LibraryReads Titles

Download, read, and vote for your favorite February 2019 titles for the February 2019 LibraryReads list!
*Votes due January 1!

THE NIGHT TIGER
by Yangsze Choo

3 starred reviews!

“Choo has written a sumptuous garden maze of a novel that immerses readers in a complex, vanished world.”—Kirkus, starred review

Available on NetGalley. To be pre-approved for an e-galley, please email library@macmillanusa.com with the subject “The Night Tiger.”*

THE CASSANDRA
by Sharma Shields

“[An] alluring, phantasmagoric story of a clairvoyant secretary working at a secret research facility during WWII…With a plucky, charismatic narrator and vivid scenes incorporating the history of a real WWII facility, Shield’s novel digs into the destructive arrogance of war”—Publishers Weekly

Available on NetGalley. To be pre-approved for an e-galley, please email library@macmillanusa.com with the subject “The Cassandra.”*

THE TERRITORY OF LIGHT
by Yuko Tsushima

2 starred reviews!

“A young woman confronts life as a single mother in this graceful, eye-opening novel from Tsushima (1937–2016), one of the most influential feminists in Japanese literature…Equal parts brutal and tender, Tsushima’s portrait of the strains and joys of motherhood is captivating.”—Publishers Weekly, starred review

Available on NetGalley. To be pre-approved for an e-galley, please email library@macmillanusa.com with the subject “Terrritory of Light.”*

DAUGHTER OF MOLOKA’I
by Alan Brennert

“A historically solid, ultimately hopeful novel about injustice, survival, and unbreakable family bonds. Expect high demand.”—Booklist

Download the e-galley from Edelweiss

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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

Happy #PubDay!

Historical fiction set in Paris and a standalone historical epic: I hope you’re excited for our gift to you for today’s #PubDay!  

PARIS ECHO by Sebastian Faulks

“A fun romp through Paris and history, one that nevertheless makes us understand that the sins of the past are not truly past.”Kirkus

“Faulks offers a subtle but affecting portrait of friendship while exploring the immense difficulty of making sense of the larger world”Booklist

“Faulks shines new light on the experience of women during France’s darker past… An atmospheric, engrossing novel by a seasoned storyteller.”Library Journal

HEADS YOU WIN by Jeffrey Archer

“Typical for an Archer novel, the writing and characterizations are superb, and the book features several plot twists that send the story lines off in surprising new directions. There are a couple of moments, late in the novel, that should make readers’ jaws drop—moments so unexpected and surreal that they require a second reading, just to make sure we really just read what we think we did. A splendid novel, featuring one of Archer’s most elegantly told stories.”Booklist, starred review

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