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Macmillan Library @ ALA Midwinter 2018 (Booth #1741)

We can’t wait to see you in the Macmillan (adult) booth #1741 and at all of our great events at ALA Midwinter in Denver. Check out our schedule below and RSVP ASAP!
Friday, February 9

Opening Keynote with Patrisse Khan-Cullors
4:00-5:30pm
Colorado Convention Center | Mile High Ballroom 2 & 3
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Co-founder of the Black Lives Matter movement Patrisse Khan-Cullors (WHEN THEY CALL YOU A TERRORIST: A Black Lives Matter Memoir) will appear in conversation with Marley Dias, the girl-wonder who started the #1000blackgirlbooks campaign, to discuss activism and grassroots level solutions to tackle inequality. A book signing will follow the program.

In-booth signing with Ausma Zehanat Khan & Emily Littlejohn
5:30-6:30pm
Colorado Convention Center | Booth #1741

Ausma Zehanat Khan and Emily Littlejohn will sign complimentary copies of their mysteries, A DANGEROUS CROSSING and A SEASON TO LIE.

Saturday, February 10

In-booth signing with Adrienne Young
9:30-10:00am
Colorado Convention Center | Booth #1741

Adrienne Young will sign complimentary advance copies of her debut YA novel, SKY IN THE DEEP.

Spotlight on Book Clubs: ARC & Finished Book Giveaway
2:00-4:00pm
Colorado Convention Center | Booth #1741

Visit our booth (#1741) and pick up complimentary copies of our favorite book club selections:

Fiction:
AFTER ANNA by Lisa Scottoline (ARCs)
ALL THE UGLY AND WONDERFUL THINGS by Bryn Greenwood
CAMP AUSTEN by Ted Scheinman (ARCs)
THE FAMILY NEXT DOOR by Sally Hepworth (ARCs)
FRESH COMPLAINT by Jeffrey Eugenides
THE GREAT ALONE by Kristin Hannah (ARCs)
MARLENA by Julie Buntin
THE NINTH HOUR by Alice McDermott
THE RESURRECTION OF JOAN ASHBY by Cherise Wolas
SALVAGE THE BONES by Jesmyn Ward
THE SELLOUT by Paul Beatty
THE VENGEANCE OF MOTHERS by Jim Fergus

Nonfiction:
BEING MORTAL: Medicine and What Matters in the End by Atul Gawande
A HOPE MORE POWERFUL THAN THE SEA: One Refugee’s Incredible Story of Love, Loss, and Survival by Melissa Fleming
I WAS TOLD TO COME ALONE: My Journey Behind the Lines of Jihad by Souad Mekhennet
PRAIRIE FIRES: The American Dreams of Laura Ingalls Wilder by Caroline Fraser

LibraryReads / AAP Saturday With the Authors Panel with Shobha Rao
3:00-4:00pm
Colorado Convention Center | Mile High 1A
RSVP required, space is limited
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Co-hosted by LibraryReads and the AAP Trade Libraries Committee, this panel will feature seven authors including Shobha Rao (GIRLS BURN BRIGHTER). A book signing will follow the program.

Details and RSVP here. You will receive an e-confirmation from the AAP if your request is accommodated.

Sunday, February 11

“Three’s Company: We’ll be Waiting For You”: The Best in Adult Books from HarperCollins, Macmillan and Sterling
12:30-1:15pm
Colorado Convention Center | Book Buzz Theater (on the show floor)
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Join Talia Sherer as she presents her favorite forthcoming adult Winter & Spring 2018 titles from Macmillan alongside the hilarious Virginia Stanley (HarperCollins) and always-entertaining Chris Vaccari (Sterling)!

RUSA Book & Media Awards Ceremony and Reception
5:00-7:00pm
Hyatt | Centennial A-D
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Attend RUSA’s Book & Media Awards Ceremony and Reception to find out the winners of the Andrew Carnegie Medals of Excellence for Fiction and Nonfiction, as well as selections for the Reading List, Notable Books, Listen List, and winners of the Dartmouth Medal for reference, the Sophie Brody Medal for Jewish literature, the Zora Neale Hurston Award for achievement in promoting African-American literature, the Louis Shores Award for book reviewing and many more. If you can’t attend, follow @ala_rusa on Twitter for announcements (hashtag #literarytastes).

Monday, February 12

LibraryReads / AAP Booktalk Breakfast with Sandra Dallas
8:30-10:00am
Colorado Convention Center | Room 605/607
RSVP required, space is limited
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Join LibraryReads and the AAP Trade Libraries Committee for our annual ALA Midwinter Booktalk Breakfast. Hear from Sandra Dallas (THE PATCHWORK BRIDE) and five other fabulous authors! A book signing will follow the program.

Details and RSVP here. You will receive an e-confirmation from the AAP if your request is accommodated.

Can’t be there in person? Follow the action on Twitter at @alamw and #alamw18.

2017 National Book Award Winners

Congratulations to Frank Bidart, who won the 2017 National Book Award in Poetry for HALF-LIGHT: Collected Poems 1965-2016!

And congratulations to Jesmyn Ward on her second National Book Award in Fiction win! We proudly published her 2011 NBA Fiction Award winner, SALVAGE THE BONES, as well as her bestselling and acclaimed memoir, MEN WE REAPED.|

Celebrating Black History Month

In honor of Black History Month, we've put together a robust Edelweiss collection of titles (History! Biography! Fiction! Culture! Plus many more!) that we hope will help you with collection development. Here are some highlights:
Fiction

ORCHARD OF LOST SOULS by Nadifa Mohamed
MY NAME IS RESOLUTE by Nancy Turner
THE WEDDING GIFT by Marlen Suyapa Bodden
SOME SING, SOME CRY by Ntozake Shange and Ifa Bayeza

 

Social History

WITHOUT MERCY by David Beasley
EBONY AND IVY by Craig Steven Wilder
RED SUMMER by Cameron McWhirter

 

Civil Rights

GOSPEL OF FREEDOM by Jonathan Rieder
DOWN TO THE CROSSROADS by Aram Goudsouzian
LET FREEDOM RING: Stanley Tretick's Iconic Images of the March on Washington by Kitty Kelley

Slavery

THE EMPIRE OF NECESSITY by Greg Grandin
THE MANOR: Three Centuries at a Slave Plantation on Long Island by Mac Griswold
THE SLAVES' GAMBLE: Choosing Sides in the War of 1812 by Gene Allen Smith
THE HAMMER AND THE ANVIL: Frederick Douglass, Abraham Lincoln, and the End of Slavery in America by Dwight Jon Zimmerman

 

War Stories 

THE WARS OF RECONSTRUCTION by Douglas R. Egerton
WAR CHILD by Emmanuel Jal
RADIANCE OF TOMORROW by Ishmael Beah
BITTER EDEN by Tatamkhulu Afrika

 

Biography/Autobiography/Memoir

MEN WE REAPED by Jesmyn Ward
THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF MY MOTHER by Jamaica Kincaid
AND THEN LIFE HAPPENS by Auma Obama
CONVERSATIONS WITH MYSELF by Nelson Mandela, foreword by Barack Obama

Music 

JIMI HENDRIX by Leon Hendrix
RESPECT YOURSELF: Stax Records and the Soul Explosion by Robert Gordon
BOB MARLEY by Chris Salewicz
PRINCE: Inside the Music and the Masks by Ronin Ro

 

Culture

HAIR STORY: Untangling the Roots of Black Hair in America (2nd Edition) by Ayana Byrd and Lori Tharps
HIGH ON THE HOG by Jessica B. Harris

 

Sports

SAPP ATTACK by Warren Sapp
THE HUSTLE: One Team and Ten Lives in Black and White by Doug Merlino
MORE THAN JUST A GAME by Chuck Korr and Marvin Close
THE SPORTSMAN: Unexpected Lessons from an Around-the-World Sports Odyssey by Dhani Jones

 

Graphic Novels

AYA: LIFE IN YOP CITY by Marguerite Abouet, illustrated by Clément Oubrerie
AYA: LOVE IN YOP CITY by Marguerite Abouet, illustrated by Clément Oubrerie

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Our 2014 YALSA Award Winners!

Put up the balloons and streamers, sprinkle confetti and cut the cake! We're celebrating all of the fine authors who won awards or were selected for YALSA's various reading lists this year!

Huge congratulations to these Macmillan winners:

Printz Eleanor & Park

2014 Printz Award Honor Book

ELEANOR & PARK by Rainbow Rowell 

See all of the 2014 Printz Award winners and nominees here.
 
 

2014 Morris Award Winner

CHARM & STRANGE by Stephanie Kuehn

See all of the finalists for the 2014 Morris Award here.
 

YALSA's 2014 Best Fiction for Young Adults 

IF YOU FIND ME by Emily Murdoch
ELEANOR & PARK by Rainbow Rowell (A Top 10 selection!) 
FANGIRL by Rainbow Rowell

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

2014 Alex Award Official Nominations

The Alex Awards are given to ten books written for adults that have special appeal to young adults, ages 12 through 18. In addition to the ten winning titles, the Alex Award committee also publishes a vetted list of official nominations.

THE RAINBOW TROOPS by Andrea Hirata
MEN WE REAPED by Jesmyn Ward 

See all of the 2014 Alex Award winners here

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2013 National Book Critics Awards Finalists

The National Book Critics Circle has named the finalists for its best books of 2013 and Macmillan is thrilled to have nine nominees from Farrar, Straus & Giroux and Bloomsbury!  

FICTION
SOMEONE by Alice McDermott

NONFICTION
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE by David Finkel
THE UNWINDING: An Inner History of the New America by George Packer

POETRY
METAPHYSICAL DOG by Frank Bidart

AUTOBIOGRAPHY
THE BOOK OF MY LIVES by Aleksandar Hemon
MEN WE REAPED by Jesmyn Ward

BIOGRAPHY
HOLDING ON UPSIDE DOWN: The Life and Work of Marianne Moore by Linda Leavell

CRITICISM
THE KRAUS PROJECT: Essays by Karl Kraus, translated and annotated by Jonathan Franzen
FORTY-ONE FALSE STARTS: Essays on Artists and Writers by Janet Malcolm

Click here to view the full list of nominees. Winners will be announced in a ceremony on Thursday, March 13, at 6:00 pm EST. Congratulations to all nominees! 

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2014 Community Reads Recommendations

FYE 2014 catalogAlthough 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 2014 is now available and features titles such as
RADIANCE OF TOMORROW by Ishmael Beah
MEN WE REAPED by Jesmyn Ward
THE UNWINDING by George Packer
WHAT MONEY CAN'T BUY by Michael Sandel
THE SUBMISSION by Amy Waldman

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

Great Books on the October Indie Next list!

Indie Next logoSound the trumpets! Cue the confetti cannons! Let there be cake! 

We're so happy to tell you that we have three great books from Bloomsbury, Minotaur Books, and Faber & Faber on the October 2013 Indie Next list!

MEN WE REAPED
by Jesmyn Ward

In this stirring memoir, the 2011 National Book Award winner contends with the deaths of five young men dear to her, and the still great risk of being a black man in the rural South. Available Sept. 17 from Bloomsbury. 

THREE CAN KEEP A SECRET
by Archer Mayor

The New York Times bestselling Joe Gunther series returns with a complex case involving two corpses, one escaped mental patient, and a long-held secret that binds them together. Available Oct. 1 from Minotaur Books.

THE NIGHT GUEST
by Fiona McFarlane

McFarlane's debut novel about trust, dependence, and fear centers on a widowed woman living outside an isolated beach town and the mysterious government care worker she admits into her home. Available October 1 from Faber & Faber.

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Getting Glamorous!

You remember when I gushed about Sarah McCarry's ALL OUR PRETTY SONGS over on Uncharted Pages, our readers' advisory blog dedicated to science fiction and fantasy, right? Of course you do! Well, I'm not the only one talking about it.

Glamour included this fantastic, mythologically-inspired teen title in their "What Glamour's Reading Now" column!

AOPS in Glamour

Cosmopolitan also featured the book in their "21 Things To Do This Month" section. Now if I finally have your attention, I highly recommend you check Tor.com tomorrow—they're going to run a review, an excerpt, and a giveaway for this fantastic book. 

And speaking of Glamour, Jesmyn Ward, National Book Award-winner and author of SALVAGE THE BONES, will also be featured in the August issue:

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Barbara Hoffert Recommends

Library Journal's Barbara Hoffert selected four compelling new titles for librarians to be on the look out for in September. Three out of the four are published or distributed by Macmillan so we had to share the good news!

SOMEONE by Alice McDermott

"Few authors are as good as McDermott at making the ordinary extraordinary."

OIL AND HONEY: The Education of an Unlikely Activist by Bill McKibben

"A key topic, and the high-profile McKibben—a busy speaker and much-followed tweeter whose environmental organization, 350.org, has a powerful web presence—will attract readers."

MEN WE REAPED: A Memoir by Jesmyn Ward

"In her National Book Award–winning SALVAGE THE BONES (one of my favorite novels ever), Ward writes so sharply and affectingly of African American life in the rural South that everyone should be anticipating this memoir cum social observation."

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ALA Midwinter Love and Our YALSA Award Winners!

Whew, what a conference! Midwinter was a delight this year. We're so glad we got a chance to catch up with so many of you.

Now that we're back, we want to highlight the 2012 YALSA awards winners and nominees that we publish and distribute:

Our 2012 Alex Award Winners:

SALVAGE THE BONES by Jesmyn Ward
THE LOVER'S DICTIONARY by David Levithan
BIG GIRL SMALL by Rachel DeWoskin

See the full list of 2012 Alex Award-winners here.

Our 2012 Alex Award Nominations:

AFTER THE GOLDEN AGE by Carrie Vaughn
AMONG OTHERS by Jo Walton
EMORY'S GIFT by W. Bruce Cameron

See the full list of 2012 Alex Award-nominees here.

2012 Great Graphic Novels:

DAYBREAK by Brian Ralph

See YALSA's full list of 2012 Great Graphic Novels here.

UPDATE: YALSA posted more awards and lists today!

2012 Best Fiction for Young Adults:

MILES FROM ORDINARY by Carol Lynch Williams 

See YALSA's full list of 2012 Best Fiction for Young Adults here.

2012 Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Readers:

FALL FOR ANYTHING by Courtney Summers

See YALSA's full list of 2012 Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Readers here.

2nd UPDATE: YALSA posted their popular paperback picks!

2012 Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults, Stick and Stones

SOME GIRLS ARE* by Courtney Summers

THE CHOSEN ONE* by Carol Lynch Williams

*This is the THIRD appearance on a YALSA booklist for SOME GIRLS ARE and THE CHOSEN ONE. They have each now appeared on YALSA’s Popular Paperbacks for Young Adult List (2012), Best Fiction for Young Adults (2010 & 2011) and Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers (2010 & 2011). If you haven't read them yet, now's the time!

See YALSA's full list of 2012 Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults here.

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