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NPR’s 2019 Book Concierge Picks

NPR’s 2019 Book Concierge is live, and it includes SO MANY Macmillan titles!!

10 MINUTES, 38 SECONDS IN THIS STRANGE WORLD by Elif Shafak
A MEMORY CALLED EMPIRE by Arkady Martine
A WILD AND PRECIOUS LIFE: A Memoir by Edie Windsor
ALL SYSTEMS RED: The Murderbot Diaries by Martha Wells
BE RECORDER: Poems by Carmen Giménez Smith
THE CITY IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT by Charlie Jane Anders
THE COLLECTED SCHIZOPHRENIAS: Essays by Esmé Weijun Wang
COVENTRY: Essays by Rachel Cusk
DEAF REPUBLIC: Poems by Ilya Kaminsky
DEATH IS HARD WORK by Khaled Khalifa
DRIVE-THRU DREAMS: A Journey Through the Heart of America’s Fast-Food Kingdom by Adam Chandler
ENCHANTÉE by Gita Trelease
THE FUTURE OF ANOTHER TIMELINE by Annalee Newitz
GIDEON THE NINTH by Tamsyn Muir
THE GRAMMARIANS by Cathleen Schine
THE HAUNTING OF TRAM CAR 015 by P. Djèlí Clark
HERE WE ARE: American Dreams, American Nightmares (A Memoir) by Aarti Namdev Shahani
HOT COMB by Ebony Flowers
HOW TO HIDE AN EMPIRE: A History of the Greater United States by Daniel Immerwahr
IN THE DREAM HOUSE: A Memoir by Carmen Maria Machado
LANNY by Max Porter
MAGIC FOR LIARS by Sarah Gailey
MIDDLEGAME by Seanan McGuire
NINTH HOUSE by Leigh Bardugo
OCULUS: Poems by Sally Wen Mao
PERMANENT RECORD by Edward Snowden
RED, WHITE & ROYAL BLUE by Casey McQuiston
THE RUIN OF KINGS by Jenn Lyons
SPACE INVADERS by Nona Fernández
SUPERNOVA ERA by Cixin Liu
THIS LAND IS OUR LAND: An Immigrant’s Manifesto by Suketu Mehta
THE TOPEKA SCHOOL by Ben Lerner
TRUST EXERCISE by Susan Choi
THE UNDYING: Pain, vulnerability, mortality, medicine, art, time, dreams, data, exhaustion, cancer, and care by Anne Boyer
UNEXAMPLED COURAGE: The Blinding of Sgt. Isaac Woodard and the Awakening of President Harry S. Truman and Judge J. Waties Waring by Richard Gergel
WOMEN ROWING NORTH: Navigating Life’s Currents and Flourishing As We Age by Mary Pipher
WOMEN TALKING by Miriam Toews

Library Journal Best Books of 2019

Library Journal chose their Best Books of 2019, and 22 Macmillan titles made the list!

Pop Fiction

MIRACLE CREEK by Angie Kim
WOMEN TALKING by Miriam Toews
IN WEST MILLS by De’Shawn Charles Winslow

Horror

TINFOIL BUTTERFLY by Rachel Eve Moulton

SF/Fantasy

THE RUIN OF KINGS by Jenn Lyons
A MEMORY CALLED EMPIRE by Arkady Martine
GIDEON THE NINTH by Tamsyn Muir

Romance

RED, WHITE & ROYAL BLUE by Casey McQuiston

Crime Fiction

THE LONG CALL by Ann Cleeves
THE LOST MAN by Jane Harper
A DEADLY DIVIDE by Ausma Zehanat Khan

Graphic Novels

GRASS by Keum Suk Gendry-Kim
CLYDE FANS by Seth

Social Science

NO VISIBLE BRUISES: What We Don’t Know About Domestic Violence Can Kill Us by Rachel Louise Snyder

Poetry

DEAF REPUBLIC: Poems by Ilya Kaminsky
OCULUS: Poems by Sally Wen Mao

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Kirkus Best Books of 2019–Fiction

Kirkus released the first round of their year-end best-of lists, starting with their best fiction titles of 2019!

Best Mysteries and Thrillers

THE BITTERROOTS by C.J. Box
THE LOST MAN by Jane Harper
SAVE ME FROM DANGEROUS MEN by S. A. Lelchuk

Best Historical Fiction

IN WEST MILLS by De’Shawn Charles Winslow

Best Romance Novels

HOW TO LOVE A DUKE IN TEN DAYS by Kerrigan Byrne
RED, WHITE & ROYAL BLUE by Casey McQuiston

Best Memorable Fiction Families

THE TOPEKA SCHOOL by Ben Lerner
THE GRAMMARIANS by Cathleen Schine

Best Science Fiction and Fantasy

THE RUIN OF KINGS by Jenn Lyons
MIDDLEGAME by Seanan McGuire
BLOOD OF AN EXILE by Brian Naslund
THE IRON DRAGON’S MOTHER by Michael Swanwick

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Happy #PubDay (10/29/19)

20 years after the beloved story of Elio and Oliver, fantastical demons set free, listening to your heart, and a secret marriage–all in today’s #PubDay celebration.

FIND ME by André Aciman

2 starred reviews + one of Publishers Weekly‘s Most Anticipated Books of Fall 2019!

“Aciman gifts readers with a beautiful 21st-century romance that reflects on the remembrance of things past and the courage to embrace the future.”–Library Journal, starred review

“Its treatment of the characters’ psychology is astute and insightful, but what will ultimately drive reader interest is the question of whether star-crossed lovers Elio and Oliver will reunite. One can only hope.”–Booklist, starred review

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Starred Review Round-Up (9/9/19)

An epic fantasy sequel + poetry + a Sherlockian mystery + Urban America + retellings of Ovid’s Metamorphoses = a stellar starred review round-up!

THE NAME OF ALL THINGS by Jenn Lyons

Lyons proves she is worthy of comparison to other masters of epic fantasy, such as Patrick Rothfuss, Stephen R. Donaldson (particularly in Grand Guignol action), and Melanie Rawn.”–Booklist, starred review

“The second of Lyons’s ‘Chorus of Dragons’ series (after THE RUIN OF KINGS) carries on the epic settings, memorable characters, and broad mythological foundations. Lyons is creating a complex and wonderful series that will immerse and delight.”–Library Journal, starred review

BE RECORDER: Poems by Carmen Giménez Smith

“Smith’s image-driven metaphors circle the ‘molten core of the real,’ articulating shared dilemmas while jolting the reader out of complacence.”–Publishers Weekly, starred review

Giménez Smith asks key questions in roiled times, and her greatest strength is nailing an outsider’s raw uncertainty, assumptions never made, immunity never achieved.”–Library Journal, starred review

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Booklist’s 2019 Sci-Fi/Fantasy/Horror Spotlight

Booklist‘s top Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror reading lists of 2019 include these Macmillan titles!

Top 10

MAGIC FOR LIARS by Sarah Gailey
An Indie Next Pick + LibraryReads Pick + 2 starred reviews!

Top 10 Debuts

THE RUIN OF KINGS: A Chorus of Dragons (Volume 1) by Jenn Lyons
A Library Journal Best Debut + 4 starred reviews!

THE STARS NOW UNCLAIMED: The Universe After (Volume 1) by Drew Williams

Core Collection: Humorous SF/Fantasy & Horror

THE BUS ON THURSDAY by Shirley Barrett

FKA USA by Reed King
An Indie Next pick!

REDSHIRTS by John Scalzi
A Hugo + Locus Award Winner!

ZERO SUM GAME by S.L. Huang
A Library Journal Best Debut + Amazon Best of 2018 + 2 starred reviews!

Get Your E-Galleys!

Hello giant e-galley drop! We’ve got the goods, so make sure you’re whitelisted and dive into some super exciting F19 and W20 titles.

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

Chief Inspector Gamache. ‘Nuff said.

A GOOD NEIGHBORHOOD by Therese Anne Fowler

The author of Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald and A WELL-BEHAVED WOMAN explores the effects of class, race, and heartrending star-crossed love in a story that’s as provocative as it is powerful.

HOW TO LOVE A DUKE IN TEN DAYS by Kerrigan Byrne

Kerrigan Byrne returns with a new series–romance, dukes, blackmail, secrets, and a proposal of convenience.

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Library Journal’s Best Winter/Spring 2019 Debut Novels

Library Journal rounded up the Winter/Spring Debuts you need on your shelves, and boy, do they have great taste! Here are the Macmillan titles you should keep an eye out for in the coming months:

Literary Fiction
MAKE ME A CITY by Jonathan Carr
CAPE MAY by Chip Cheek (2 starred reviews!)

Here From Afar
MIRACLE CREEK by Angie Kim (2 starred reviews!)

The World at Large
WHEN ALL IS SAID by Anne Griffin

Pop Fiction
MONTAUK by Nicola Harrison
THE GIRLS AT 17 SWANN STREET by Yara Zgheib (February LibraryReads + Indie Next Picks!)

SF/Fantasy
MIRANDA IN MILAN by Katharine Duckett
THE RUIN OF KINGS by Jenn Lyons (4 starred reviews!)
A MEMORY CALLED EMPIRE by Arkady Martine (3 starred reviews!)
YOUR FAVORITE BAND CANNOT SAVE YOU by Scotto Moore

Mystery/Thriller
THE SILENT PATIENT by Alex Michaelides (February LibraryReads + Indie Next Picks!)

Books to Anticipate
THE UNPASSING by Chia-Chia Lin
IN WEST MILLS by De’Shawn Charles Winslow

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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PW Spring 2019 Announcements

Publishers Weekly has chosen the stand-out books from the coming months for their 2019 Spring Announcements, and there are 81 Macmillan titles you’ll need to save room for on your shelves!

Business & Economics

THE BILLIONAIRE BOONDOGGLE: How Our Politicians Let Corporations and Bigwigs Steal Our Money and Jobs by Pat Garofalo (a Top 10 pick)
INVEST FOR GOOD: Increasing Your Personal Well-Being While Changing the World by Mark Mobius, Carlos Von Hardenberg, and Greg Konieczny (a Top 10 pick)
BIG BUSINESS: A Love Letter to an American Anti-Hero by Tyler Cowen
HOW TO WIN IN A WINNER-TAKE-ALL WORLD: Career Management in the Twenty-First Century by Neil Irwin
WIN OR DIE: Leadership Secrets from ‘Game of Thrones’ by Bruce Craven

Comics & Graphic Novels

HOT COMB by Ebony Flowers (a Top 10 pick)
OFF SEASON by James Sturm (a Top 10 pick)
WHY DON’T YOU WRITE MY EULOGY NOW SO I CAN CORRECT IT?: A Mother’s Suggestions by Patricia Marx and Roz Chast
GRASS by Keum Suk Gendry-Kim, trans. by Janet Hong
CHRONIN VOLUME 1: The Knife at Your Back by Alison Wilgus

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