Articles tagged "Jeff VanderMeer"

Buzzfeed’s “31 Incredible New Books You Need To Read This Spring”

BuzzfeedS17Buzzfeed picked seven standout books from Macmillan as part of their “Incredible New Books You Need To Read This Spring” feature:

WHEREAS by Layli Long Soldier
Layli Long Soldier’s powerful poetry collection WHEREAS challenges the United States government’s treatment of and relationship with Native American peoples and tribes. Elegant, innovative, and necessary, WHEREAS examines a history of violence and treaties and apologies, and reclaims the legal jargon once used to control Native peoples as a form of resistance.

THE FACT OF A BODY by Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich
Part murder mystery and part memoir, Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich’s THE FACT OF A BODY is the haunting story of how one convicted murderer and pedophile’s case forced her to grapple with family secrets and her own past. Working a summer internship at a Louisiana capital murder defense firm, Marzano-Lesnevich digs into one case that begins to feel oddly familiar, and eventually is forced to confront her understanding of justice, forgiveness, and truth.

BORNE by Jeff VanderMeer
In Jeff VanderMeer’s BORNE, a young woman named Rachel survives as a scavenger in a dangerous, ruined city filled with discarded experiments from a biotech firm. When Rachel discovers a strange creature hidden in the fur of a giant bear who terrorizes the city, she decides to name the creature “Borne” and brings him home to the sanctuary where she lives. As Rachel’s attachment to Borne grows, so does he, and his existence eventually begins to threaten the security of her home and the city’s balance of power. Extraordinarily imaginative and wonderfully strange, BORNE will constantly keep you guessing. readmoreremove

For Your Consideration: May 2017 LibraryReads Titles

Download, read, and nominate your favorite titles for the May 2017* LibraryReads list!

*Nominations are due March 20! Click here for the full list of 2017 deadlines.

BORNE by Jeff VanderMeer
One of Publishers Weekly‘s Most Anticipated Books of Spring 2017 with THREE starred reviews! “VanderMeer, author of the acclaimed Southern Reach trilogy, has made a career out of eluding genre classifications, and with BORNE he essentially invents a new one. Reading like a dispatch from a world lodged somewhere between science fiction, myth, and a video game, the textures of BORNE shift as freely as those of the titular whatsit.” — Publishers Weekly, starred review

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COME SUNDOWN by Nora Roberts
When Mustang-tough Bodine Longbow’s long-missing aunt returns to the family ranch in Montana 25 years later with a fantastical story of abduction and abuse, Bodine realizes that something really bad is lurking in the mountains. “With its take-no-guff heroine, who understands the importance of family and friends, and a compelling plot peppered with domestic details and composed of equal measures of spine-tingling suspense and sexy romance, this is quintessential Roberts.” — Booklist

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THE BEST OF ADAM SHARP by Graeme Simsion
From the bestselling author of THE ROSIE PROJECT comes a romantic novel about true love, second chances, and decades of great music. “Sensitive, witty Adam is a terrifically chummy narrator for fan-favorite Simsion’s funny, sexy, and above all musical portrayal of the roles memory and fantasy play in midlife’s yearnings.” — Booklist

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THE FACT OF A BODY: A Murder and a Memoir by Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich
“In this haunting hybrid of memoir and true crime account, Marzano-Lesnevich describes how a law school internship set her on a collision course with Ricky Langley, a pedophile and murderer, forcing her to contend with past trauma and preexisting prejudice. Her writing is remarkably evocative and taut with suspense, with a level of nuance that sets this effort apart from other true crime accounts.” — Publishers Weekly, starred review

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PW’s Most Anticipated Books of Spring 2017

These ten Macmillan titles are some of Publishers Weekly‘s Most Anticipated Books of Spring 2017:

Fiction
BORNE by Jeff VanderMeer
In a future strewn with the cast-off experiments of an industrial laboratory known only as the Company, a scavenger named Rachel survives alongside her lover, Wick, a dealer of memory-altering beetles with whom she takes shelter from the periodic ravages of a giant mutant bear named Mord. One day, caught in Mord’s fur, Rachel finds the bizarre, shape-shifting creature “like a hybrid of sea anemone and squid” she calls Borne.

Science Fiction/Fantasy/Horror
AMBERLOUGH by Lara Elena Donnelly
Donnelly’s debut, a fast-moving tale of desperate love and intrigue in a created world that recalls Europe on the brink of WWII, is emotionally wrenching and shockingly timely.

Poetry
AFTERLAND by Mai Der Vang
Vang, the 2016 Walt Whitman Award winner, tells the story of Hmong diaspora forced out of Laos and into exile as a result of the U.S.’s secret war. Vang’s unflinching poems address the status of refugees, including her family, and Hmong resilience in exile.

Comics/Graphic Novels
BOUNDLESS by Jillian Tamaki
Tamaki’s last two books—THIS ONE SUMMER and SUPER MUTANT MAGIC ACADEMY—showed she is one of the world’s best cartoonists, and this collection of her evocative short stories will just cement her reputation.

Memoir
THIS CLOSE TO HAPPY: A Reckoning with Depression by Daphne Merkin
A personal account of a life afflicted with depression, from an affluent but neglected childhood to the present day.

Literary Essays/Criticism/Biographies
THE NOVEL OF THE CENTURY: The Extraordinary Adventure of Les Misérables by David Bellos
Bellos, a translator of French literature, proves that the story of how Victor Hugo’s classic novel came to life is a complex and engrossing epic all its own.

Politics/Current Events
LOCKING UP OUR OWN: Crime and Punishment in Black America by James Forman Jr.
Former public defender Forman offers a complex look at the part played by African-Americans in shaping criminal justice policy.

Music
RECKLESS DAUGHTER: A Portrait of Joni Mitchell by David Yaffe
A biography, with dozens of in-person interviews with Mitchell, reveals the backstory behind the famous songs—from her youth on the Canadian prairie, the child she gave up for adoption, through her albums and love affairs, to the present. readmoreremove

ALA Midwinter 2017 “Three’s Company” Book Buzz Titles

Here are LOTS of reading recommendations courtesy of Talia’s “Three’s Company” Book Buzz at ALA Midwinter 2017:

ECHOES IN DEATH by J.D. Robb | 9781250123114 | Out: Feb. 7
COME SUNDOWN by Nora Roberts | 9781250123077 | Out: June 6 (LR: 4/20)
EXTRAORDINARY ADVENTURES by Daniel Wallace | 9781250118455 | Out: May 30 (LR: 3/20)
THE SUPREMES SING THE HAPPY HEARTACHE BLUES by Edward Kelsey Moore | 9781250107947 | Out: June 20 (LR: 4/20)
4 3 2 1* by Paul Auster | 9781627794466 | Out: Jan. 31
EDGAR & LUCY* by Victor Lodato | 9781250096982 | Out: March 7
THE MOTHER’S PROMISE* by Sally Hepworth | 9781250077752 | Out: Feb. 21
THE HOPE CHEST* by Viola Shipman | 9781250105073 | Out: March 21
ALMOST MISSED YOU by Jessica Strawser | 9781250107602 | Out: March 28
GONE TO DUST by Matthew Goldman | 9780765391285 | Out: Aug. 15 (LR: 6/20)
PROVING GROUND* by Peter Blauner | 9781250117441 | Out: May 2 (LR: 3/20)
IT’S ALWAYS THE HUSBAND* by Michele Campbell | 9781250081803 | Out: May 16 (LR: 3/20)
HE SAID / SHE SAID by Erin Kelly | 9781250113696 | Out: June 6 (LR: 4/20)
NEVER LET YOU GO by Chevy Stevens | 9781250034564 | Out: March 14
THE FACT OF A BODY: A Murder and a Memoir* by Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich | 9781250080547 | Out : May 16 (LR: 3/20)
MARLENA by Julie Buntin | 9781627797641 | Out: April 4 (LR: 2/20)
THE WOMAN NEXT DOOR by Yewande Omotoso | 9781250124579 | Out: Feb. 7
THE STANDARD GRAND by Jay Baron Nicorvo | 9781250108944 | Out: April 25 (LR: 2/20)
THE BEST OF ADAM SHARP* by Graeme Simsion | 9781250130402 | Out: May 2 (LR: 3/20)
THE MAP THAT LEADS TO YOU* by J.P. Monninger | 9781250060761 | Out: June 13 (LR: 4/20)
THE PEOPLE WE HATE AT THE WEDDING* by Grant Ginder | 9781250095206 | Out: June 6 (LR: 4/20)
UNIVERSAL HARVESTER by John Darnielle | 9780374282103 | Out: Feb. 7
THE CLAIRVOYANTS by Karen Brown | 9781627797054 | Out: Feb. 7
BORNE by Jeff VanderMeer | 9780374115241 | Out: April 25 (LR: 2/20)
TEARS WE CANNOT STOP* by Michael Eric Dyson | 9781250135995 | Available Now
IN THE GREAT GREEN ROOM by Amy Gary | 9781250065360 | Available Now
MY LIFE, MY LOVE, MY LEGACY* by Coretta Scott King | 9781627795982 | Available Now
NO ONE CAN PRONOUNCE MY NAME by Rakesh Satyal | 9781250112118 | Out : May 2 (LR: 3/20)

One of the #alaleftbehind? Then download the handout here and watch a video of the recorded buzz.

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2014 Nebula Award nominees

The Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America revealed their finalists for the 2014 Nebula Awards and we’re pleased to have four outstanding nominees!

Best Novel
THE GOBLIN EMPEROR by Katherine Addison
THE THREE-BODY PROBLEM by Cixin Liu
ANNIHILATION by Jeff VanderMeer

Andre Norton Award for Young Adult Science Fiction and Fantasy
DIRTY WINGS by Sarah McCarry

See the full list of finalists here! The winners will be announced on June 6 during the Nebula Awards Weekend in Chicago. Congrats to all nominees!

BONUS: Our friends at Tor/Forge made this flyer highlighting twenty-two of their “Best Books of 2014”*! Perfect for sci-fi and fantasy collection development or growing your personal TBR pile.

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Our 2015 YALSA & RUSA Award Winners!

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

2015 Alex Awards

The Alex Awards are given to ten books written for adults that have special appeal to young adults, ages 12 through 18.

LOCK IN by John Scalzi
WOLF IN WHITE VAN by John Darnielle

See all of the 2015 Alex Award winners here!

YALSA’s 2015 Best Fiction for Young Adults

COMPLICIT by Stephanie Kuehn
SWAY by Kat Spears

See the full list of Best Fiction for Young Adults here.

YALSA’s 2015 Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults

Book to Movie: Ripped From the Pages
ENDER’S GAME by Orson Scott Card

See the full list of Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults here.

YALSA’s 2015 Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers

HUMANS OF NEW YORK by Brandon Stanton

See the full list of Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers here.

YALSA’s 2015 Great Graphic Novels for Teens

THE GIGANTIC BEARD THAT WAS EVIL by Stephen Collins

See the full list of Great Graphic Novels for Teens here.

Black Caucus of the American Library Association 2015 Honor Book for Fiction

‘TIL THE WELL RUNS DRY by Lauren Francis-Sharma

See the full list of BCALA Literary Awards here.
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Kirkus Best Fiction Books of 2014

Macmillan, oh Macmillan, why must you steal nearly all the spots on Kirkus’ Best Fiction Books of 2014 list?

Song of the Shank

Steles of the Sky

Monday, Monday

Wolf in White Van

American Innovations

Afterparty

Broadchurch

The Last Illusion

Valour & Vanity

The Assassination of Margaret Thatcher

The Long Way Home

In the Light of What We Know

Lila

Lock In

Annihilation

Eyrie

The Secret Life of William Shakespeare

 

Library Journal Best of 2014

Library Journal is first out of the gate with their “Best of 2014” list, and it includes LOTS of Macmillan books:

Top Ten
NO PLACE TO HIDE by Glenn Greenwald
THE SIXTH EXTINCTION by Elizabeth Kolbert

More of the Best
FIVES AND TWENTY-FIVES by Michael Pitre

SF/Fantasy
THE GOBLIN EMPEROR by Katherine Addison
AREA X (ANNIHILATION, AUTHORITY, ACCEPTANCE) by Jeff VanderMeer

Mystery
THE GHOST RUNNER by Bilal Parker
MURDER IN THE AFTERNOON by Frances Brody

Historical Fiction
BITTER GREENS by Kate Forsyth

Thrillers
TRUTH BE TOLD by Hank Phillippi Ryan

Women’s Fiction
LANDLINE by Rainbow Rowell

Cookbooks
THE CUBAN TABLE: A Celebration of Food, Flavors, and History by Ana Sofia Pelaez

Poetry
THIS BLUE by Maureen N. McLane
CITIZEN: An American Lyric by Claudia Rankine
CARIBOU by Charles Wright

Religion & Spirituality
AN AMERICAN CARDINAL: The Biography of Cardinal Timothy Dolan by Christina Boyle

Graphic Novels
CAN’T WE TALK ABOUT SOMETHING MORE PLEASANT by Roz Chast

Memoir
THE GREAT FLOODGATES OF THE WONDERWORLD by Justin Hocking
BULLETPROOF VEST: The Ballad of an Outlaw and His Daughter by Maria Venegas

Science
INFINITESIMAL: How a Dangerous Mathematical Theory Shaped the Modern World by Amir Alexander
THE SIXTH EXTINCTION by Elizabeth Kolbert

 

Happy #BookBday (9/2/14 Edition)

Welcome back! We hope everyone had a lazy Labor Day weekend like these little guys. We’re back and thrilled to wish these brand new books a Happy #BookBday:

ACCEPTANCE by Jeff VanderMeer
At last! We can finally learn the mysteries behind Area X in the final volume of VanderMeer’s Southern Reach trilogy. Everyone loves the series, including Entertainment Weekly, Stephen King, and Unshelved!

ISLAND OF A THOUSAND MIRRORS by Nayomi Munaweera
This “lyrical debut novel worthy of shelving alongside…Michael Ondaatje or…Jhumpa Lahiri” (Publishers Weekly) about two young women on opposite sides of the Sri Lankan Civil War won the Commonwealth Book Prize for Asia, was named one of Library Journal‘s Best Summer Debuts, and is a September 2014 Indie Next list selection.

SON OF NO ONE by Sherrilyn Kenyon
Dark-Hunter fans rejoice! The latest paranormal romance from New York Times bestselling author Kenyon pairs Jo, a courageous modern woman, with Cadegan, an ancient wounded warrior, who must protect her from a paranormal group that has inadvertently unleashed evil on the world. “Engaging and creative, the story unfolds through Kenyon’s fast-paced narration and quirky characters…”
Kirkus Reviews

Unshelved lurves ANNIHILATION

In case you missed it, Friday’s Unshelved comic strip was all about Jeff VanderMeer’s ANNIHILATION!

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