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Sneak Peek: December 2019 Indie Next List

Macmillan rules the December Indie Next list with the #1 spot plus FIVE more titles!

#1 Pick: WAKE, SIREN: Ovid Resung by Nina MacLaughlin

2 starred reviews!

“Provocative reinterpretations of some very old stories… Vital, vivid, and angry.“–Kirkus Reviews, starred review

“The free mingling of ancient characters with elements of workaday modern life won’t please everyone, but open-minded readers should applaud the virtuosity and find much worth discovering in these memorable reinterpretations.”–Booklist, starred review

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2019 Adult Tri-State Book Buzz (10/24)

Earlier today and in the hallowed halls of Penguin Random House, we talked up the below new and forthcoming Macmillan titles:

TRUST EXERCISE by Susan Choi

RENIA’S DIARY by Renia Spiegel and Elizabeth Bellak

DOMINICANA by Angie Cruz

IN THE DREAM HOUSE by Carmen Maria Machado

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For Your Consideration: December 2019 LibraryReads Titles

Download, read, and vote for your favorite December titles for the December 2019 LibraryReads list!

Votes due November 1!

DEAD ASTRONAUTS by Jeff VanderMeer

“VanderMeer is a master of literary science fiction, and this may be his best book yet.”–Kirkus Reviews, starred review

THIN ICE by Paige Shelton

“Readers are left wondering up to the last exciting page what the answers are, and will eagerly await the second in this new Alaska mysteries series from the author of the Scottish Bookshop mysteries.”–Booklist

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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 Fall 2019 Announcements

Publishers Weekly included 73 Macmillan titles in their Fall 2019 Announcements! Here’s our breakdown of the books that need to be on your radar:

Art, Architecture, and Philosophy

EXTRAORDINARY DOGS: Stories from Search and Rescue Dogs, Comfort Dogs, and Other Canine Heroes by Liz Stavrinides and John Schlimm

Business and Economics

START FINISHING: How to Go from Idea to Done by Charlie Gilkey (Top 10)
INFLUENCE: How social media influencers are shaping our digital future by Sara McCorquodale

Comics and Graphic Novels

MAKING COMICS by Lynda Barry (Top 10)
YEAR OF THE RABBIT by Tian Veasna (Top 10)
THE RIVER AT NIGHT by Kevin Huizenga
SPRING RAIN: A Graphic Memoir of Love, Madness, and Revolution by Andy Warner

Cooking and Food

LATERAL COOKING: One Dish Leads to Another by Niki Segnit

Essays and Literary Criticism

BUSTED IN NEW YORK AND OTHER ESSAYS by Darryl Pinckney (Top 10)
THE COLLECTOR OF LEFTOVER SOULS: Field Notes on Brazil’s Everyday Insurrections by Eliane Brum (Top 10)
HUMAN RELATIONS AND OTHER DIFFICULTIES: Essays by Mary-Kay Wilmers (Top 10)
THE DOLPHIN LETTERS, 1970-1979: Elizabeth Hardwick, Robert Lowell, and Their Circle by Elizabeth Hardwick and Robert Lowell; edited by Saskia Hamilton
ESSAYS ONE by Lydia Davis
EROSION: Essays of Undoing by Terry Tempest Williams

History

THIS LAND IS THEIR LAND: The Wampanoag Indians, Plymouth Colony, and the Troubled History of Thanksgiving by David J. Silverman (Top 10)
THE ANARCHY: The East India Company, Corporate Violence, and the Pillage of an Empire by William Dalrymple
RETREAT FROM MOSCOW: A New History of Germany’s Winter Campaign, 1941-1942 by David Stahel
AGENT JACK: The True Story of MI5’s Secret Nazi Hunter by Robert Hutton
THE GIRL IN THE PHOTOGRAPH: The True Story of a Native American Child, Lost and Found in America by Byron L. Dorgan

Lifestyle

GOOD HABITS, BAD HABITS: The Science of Making Positive Changes That Stick by Wendy Wood (Top 10)
THE MOVES THAT MATTER: A Chess Grandmaster on the Game of Life by Jonathan Rowson (Top 10)
REWILDING: Meditations, Practices, and Skills for Awakening in Nature by Micah Mortali
HOW NOT TO DIET: The Groundbreaking Science of Healthy, Permanent Weight Loss by Michael Greger, M.D., FACLM
BREATHING FOR WARRIORS: Learn the Secret of Pro Athletes, Coaches, and First Responders to Unlock the Path to Endurance, Strength, Precision, and an Unshakable Mental Game by Dr. Belisa Vranich

Literary Fiction

FIND ME by André Aciman (Top 10)
THE TOPEKA SCHOOL by Ben Lerner (Top 10)
THE MAN WHO SAW EVERYTHING by Deborah Levy
AMERICAN DIRT by Jeanine Cummins
DOMINICANA by Angie Cruz
SUICIDE WOODS: Stories by Benjamin Percy
DEAD ASTRONAUTS by Jeff VanderMeer
FALSE BINGO: Stories by Jac Jemc
CILKA’S JOURNEY by Heather Morris

Memoirs and Biographies

CARRIE FISHER : A Life on the Edge by Sheila Weller (Top 10)
HIGH SCHOOL by Sara Quin and Tegan Quin (Top 10)
THE BROKEN ROAD: George Wallace and a Daughter’s Journey to Reconciliation by Peggy Wallace Kennedy
THE UNDYING: Pain, vulnerability, mortality, medicine, art, time, dreams, data, exhaustion, cancer, and care by Anne Boyer
MORE MYSELF: A Journey by Alicia Keys
A MARVELOUS LIFE: The Amazing Story of Stan Lee by Danny Fingeroth

Mysteries and Thrillers

CITY OF WINDOWS by Robert Pobi (Top 10)
THIRTEEN by Steve Cavanagh (Top 10)
THE WHISPER MAN by Alex North (Top 10)
THE MAN THAT GOT AWAY: A Constable Twitten Mystery by Lynne Truss
THE MURDER LIST by Hank Phillippi Ryan
THE WORST KIND OF WANT by Liska Jacobs
29 SECONDS by T. M. Logan

Poetry

THE DOLPHIN: Two Versions, 1972-1973 by Robert Lowell; edited by Saskia Hamilton (Top 10)
HEED THE HOLLOW: Poems by Malcolm Tariq
LOVE AND I: Poems by Fanny Howe
I WILL DESTROY YOU: Poems by Nick Flynn

Politics and Current Events

TRANSACTION MAN: The Rise of the Deal and the Decline of the American Dream by Nicholas Lemann (Top 10)
WHY YOU SHOULD BE A SOCIALIST: How the Left Can Dream Big and Win Again by Nathan J. Robinson (Top 10)included under the former title WE’RE ALL SOCIALISTS NOW
THE PRICE WE PAY: What Broke American Health Care–and How to Fix It by Marty Makary
SHADOW NETWORK: Media, Money, and the Secret Hub of the Radical Right by Anne Nelson
WE ARE THE WEATHER: Saving the Planet Begins at Breakfast by Jonathan Safran Foer
MY TIME AMONG THE WHITES: Notes from an Unfinished Education by Jennine Capó Crucet
THE GREEN NEW DEAL: Why the Fossil Fuel Civilization Will Collapse by 2028, and the Bold Economic Plan to Save Life on Earth by Jeremy Rifkin
WHEN THEY COME FOR YOU: How Police and Government Are Trampling Our Liberties – and How to Take Them Back by David Kirby

Romance and Erotica

CHRISTMAS ANGELS by Nancy Naigle

Science

SUPERHEAVY: Making and Breaking the Periodic Table by Kit Chapman (Top 10)
THE CONTACT PARADOX: Challenging our Assumptions in the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence by Keith Cooper
THE MISSING LYNX: The Past and Future of Britain’s Lost Mammals by Ross Barnett
TRACKING THE HIGHLAND TIGER: In Search of Scottish Wildcats by Marianne Taylor

Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror

THE FUTURE OF ANOTHER TIMELINE by Annalee Newitz (Top 10)
GIDEON THE NINTH by Tamsyn Muir (Top 10)
NINTH HOUSE by Leigh Bardugo (Top 10)
BLOOD OF AN EXILE by Brian Naslund
GAMECHANGER by L. X. Beckett
SUPERNOVA ERA by Cixin Liu
WARRIOR OF THE ALTAII by Robert Jordan
THE GURKHA AND THE LORD OF TUESDAY by Saad Z. Hossain
RIOT BABY by Tochi Onyebuchi

Also, don’t miss PW’s audio announcements!

2019 Community Reads Recommendations

Although our Academic Marketing division created the “Books for the First-Year Experience” for colleges and universities, we strongly believe that the titles featured in this catalog foster the sort of discussion and self-reflection that make library-led, city-wide reading programs so memorable.

The updated catalog for 2019  is now available and features titles such as:

HER BODY AND OTHER PARTIES: Stories by Carmen Maria Machado

BINTI by Nnedi Okorafor

ANNIHILATION by Jeff VanderMeer

THE POISONED CITY: Flint’s Water and the American Urban Tragedy by Anna Clark

ONE PERSON, NO VOTE: How Voter Suppression Is Destroying Our Democracy by Carol Anderson

THE SUN DOES SHINE: How I Found Life and Freedom on Death Row by Anthony Ray Hinton with Lara Love Hardin

For more information about these books and other titles, please visit the interactive website or download the catalog as a PDF. 

If you are a librarian actively seeking suggestions for your One City, One Book program, we are delighted to send you complimentary copies of any of the advertised titles. Please e-mail library@macmillanusa.com with your request.

New Titles for the NEA Big Read Library

Each year the National Endowment for the Arts gathers new books to add to their NEA Big Read library, which is chock-full of titles sure to inspire fun opportunities and discussions for your community-wide reading programs. Today, the NEA Big Read committee announced six new books that will now be included, and we have three titles that made the list!

BORNE by Jeff VanderMeer

THE PAPERBARK SHOE by Goldie Goldbloom

ADVICE FROM THE LIGHTS by Stephanie (previously Stephen) Burt

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The BIG Book Club Resource Guide

Ready to rev up your library’s book club? Great! We’ve got a TON of resources to help:

Reading Group Gold is the destination for reading group news, sweepstakes and giveaways, early copies of upcoming books, and reading guides for select titles from Macmillan. You can also sign up for their newsletter.

Our “One Book, One City” community reading recommendations are a good source for discussable fiction AND nonfiction titles. View the current catalog here (backlist: 20182017, 2016, 2015, 2014).

Our NEA Big Read Picks (2018) and Indie Next Picks for Book Clubs are solid choices:

Summer 2018
Winter 2017-2018

We also recommend discussable titles during Booklist book club webinars and at other book buzzes. Don’t forget you can download these presentations to give in your own library!

Booklist’s “Macmillan Spring Fling” Webinar Titles
New Your Public Library’s “Fiction + Nonfiction” Book Buzz
ALA Midwinter 2019 Book Buzz

Invite an author to your library! These authors are willing to Skype in to book club meetings if they can’t attend in person.

Download a sortable spreadsheet (with ISBNs!!) of adult titles with reading group guides.

Our personal favorites include these timely titles on immigration, social justice, race relations, and feminism by Carol Anderson, Michael Eric Dyson, Diane Guerrero, Anthony Ray Hinton, and more.
And Seanan McGuire‘s Alex-Award winning Wayward Children series is highly discussable!

Top Macmillan Book Club titles (according to Bookscan rankings):

NIGHT by Elie Wiesel
BEING MORTAL by Atul Gawande
ANNIHILATION by Jeff VanderMeer (the Southern Reach trilogy)
A LONG WAY GONE by Ishmael Beah
All titles by Kristin Hannah, especially THE NIGHTINGALE, THE GREAT ALONE, and WINTER GARDEN
SALVAGE THE BONES & MEN WE REAPED by Jesmyn Ward
THE SPIRIT CATCHES YOU AND YOU FALL DOWN by Anne Fadiman
STILL LIFE by Louise Penny (Armand Gamache series)
MR. PENUMBRA’S 24-HOUR BOOKSTORE by Robin Sloan
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NYPL Summer 2018 Staff Picks

New York Public Library’s Summer 2018 Staff Picks for Adults includes 8 excellent Macmillan titles:

ANNIHILATION by Jeff VanderMeer
THE BALLAD OF BLACK TOM by Victor LaValle
BEHIND HER EYES by Sarah Pinborough
HER BODY AND OTHER PARTIES by Carmen Maria Machado
REGISTERS OF ILLUMINATED VILLAGES: Poems by Tarfia Faizullah
TRUE CRIME ADDICT: How I Lost Myself in the Mysterious Disappearance of Maura Murray by James Renner
WALKAWAY by Cory Doctorow
WHEN THEY CALL YOU A TERRORIST: A Black Lives Matter Memoir by Patrisse Khan-Cullors & asha bandele

2018 Locus Award Finalists

Congratulations to our out-of-this-world 2018 Locus Award finalists!

Best Science Fiction Novel
WALKAWAY by Cory Doctorow
LUNA: Wolf Moon by Ian McDonald
SEVEN SURRENDERS by Ada Palmer
THE COLLAPSING EMPIRE by John Scalzi
BORNE by Jeff VanderMeer

Best Fantasy Novel
THE STONE IN THE SKULL by Elizabeth Bear
THE RUIN OF ANGELS by Max Gladstone
THE DELIRIUM BRIEF by Charles Stross
HORIZON by Fran Wilde

Best Horror
UNIVERSAL HARVESTER by John Darnielle
AFTER THE END OF THE WORLD by Jonathan L. Howard
BEHIND HER EYES by Sarah Pinborough
MORMAMA by Kit Reed

Best Young Adult
CHALK by Paul Cornell

Best First Novel
AMBERLOUGH by Lara Elena Donnelly
WINTER TIDE by Ruthanna Emrys
AUTONOMOUS by Annalee Newitz

Best Novella
RIVER OF TEETH by Sarah Gailey
AGENTS OF DREAMLAND by Caitlin R. Kiernan
PASSING STRANGE by Ellen Klages
DOWN AMONG THE STICKS AND BONES by Seanan McGuire
BINTI: HOME by Nnedi Okarafor
ALL SYSTEMS RED by Martha Wells
THE BLACK TIDES OF HEAVEN by JY Yang
THE RED THREADS OF FORTUNE by JY Yang

Best Anthology
THE YEAR’S BEST SCIENCE FICTION: Thirty-Fourth Annual Collection, edited by Gardner Dozois
INVISIBLE PLANETS, edited by Ken Liu

Best Collection
SIX MONTHS, THREE DAYS, FIVE OTHERS by Charlie Jane Anders
HER BODY AND OTHER PARTIES by Carmen Maria Machado

Best Non-Fiction
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