Articles tagged "Jonathan Franzen"

Happy #PubDay! (11/13/18)

Today’s #pubday brings you a re-examining of the Constitution, food, the environment, India under British rule, aaaand a novel from Israel!

WE THE PEOPLE: A Progressive Reading of the Constitution for the Twenty-First Century by Erwin Chemerinsky 

From gun control to reproductive health, a conservative court will reshape the lives of all Americans for decades to come. University of California Berkeley Dean and respected legal scholar Erwin Chemerinsky expertly exposes how conservatives are using the Constitution to advance their own agenda that favors business over consumers and employees, and government power over individual rights.

“Chemerinsky’s rock-solid arguments are rooted in history, in a profound progressive philosophy.”Kirkus Reviews, starred review

THE EATING INSTINCT: Food Culture, Body Image, and Guilt in America by Virginia Sole-Smith 

An exploration, both personal and deeply reported, of how we learn to eat in today’s toxic food culture.

“Picky eaters, foodies, food historians, parents of preemies, and readers who rarely even think about food will all find the statistics Sole-Smith uncovers to be interesting and surprising.”Booklist readmoreremove

Sneak Peek: December 2018 Indie Next List

The December 2018 Indie Next List includes six Macmillan titles! 

A WELL-BEHAVED WOMAN: A Novel of the Vanderbilts by Therese Anne Fowler 

“Watching Fowler’s heroine vanquish the gatekeepers and minions who stand in her way is nothing short of mesmerizing.”Kirkus Reviews, starred review

“Though the novel’s lavish sweep and gorgeous details evoke a vanished world, Fowler’s exploration of the way powerful women are simultaneously devalued and rewarded resonates powerfully.”     Publishers Weekly, starred review

KINGDOM OF THE BLIND: A Chief Inspector Gamache Novel by Louise Penny 
LibraryReads Hall of Fame Author

“Few mystery writers intertwine the personal lives of their characters with the crimes being investigated more skillfully than Penny does, and she is at her best here, as several key players face turning points in their lives, suggesting that if the past can strangle the present, it can also help clear the way for the future.”Booklist, starred review

“Well-known characters return and new faces add richness to a narrative that will keep readers intrigued until the last page.”Library Journal, starred review readmoreremove

ALA Annual 2018 Adult Book Buzz Titles

We hope you enjoyed our Booze + Book Buzz at ALA Annual! For those who were #alaleftbehind, here’s everything we buzzed about:

NINE PERFECT STRANGERS* by Liane Moriarty | November 6, 2018 | 9781250069825
KINGDOM OF THE BLIND* by Louise Penny | November 27, 2018 | 9781250066206
FOR COLORED GIRLS WHO HAVE CONSIDERED POLITICS* by Leah Daughtry, Yolanda Caraway, Minyon Moore, Donna Brazile, Veronica Chambers | October 2, 2018 | 9781250137715
MR. TRUMP’S WILD RIDE: The Thrills, Chills, Screams, and Occasional Blackouts of His Extraordinary First Year in Office* by Major Garrett | September 18, 2018 | 9781250185914
WHERE WE GO FROM HERE* by Bernie Sanders | October 30, 2018 | 9781250163264
THEM: Why We Hate Each Other—and How to Heal* by Ben Sasse | October 16, 2018 | 9781250193681
THE SILENT PATIENT* by Alex Michaelides | February 5, 2019 | 9781250301697
CAPE MAY* by Chip Creek | April 30, 2019 | 9781250297150
THIS CHAIR ROCKS: A Manifesto Against Ageism** by Ashton Applewhite | March 5, 2019 | 9781250311481
WHY DON’T YOU WRITE MY EULOGY NOW SO I CAN CORRECT IT?: A Mother’s Suggestions by Patricia Marx & Roz Chast | April 2, 2019 | 9781250301963
DAUGHTER OF A DAUGHTER OF A QUEEN* by Sarah Bird | September 4, 2018 | 9781250193162
A WELL BEHAVED WOMAN* by Therese Anne Fowler | October 16, 2018 | 9781250095473
THE BEST BAD THINGS** by Katrina Carrasco | November 6, 2018 | 9780374123697
INVISIBLE: The Forgotten Story of the Black Woman Lawyer Who Took Down America’s Most Powerful Mobster* by Stephen L. Carter | October 9, 2018 | 9781250121974
SHOTGUNS AND STAGECOACHES: The Brave Men Who Rode for Wells Fargo in the Wild West* by John Boessenecker | October 30, 2018 | 9781250184887
HEARTS OF THE MISSING** by Carol Potenza | December 4, 2018 | 9781250178282
THE WIDOWS* by Jess Montgomery | January 8, 2019 | 9781250184528
THE DEAD RINGER by M.C. Beaton | October 2, 2018 | 9781250157690
ASK ME NO QUESTIONS** by Shelley Noble | October 16, 2018 | 9780765398710
BUTTON MAN* by Andrew Gross | September 18, 2018 | 9781250179982
BRIGHT YOUNG DEAD* by Jessica Fellowes | October 30, 2018 | 9781250170811
BABY TEETH* by Zoje Stage | July 17, 2018 | 9781250170750
THE OTHER WOMAN* by Sandie Jones | August 21, 2018 | 9781250191984
LIES* by T.M. Logan | September 11, 2018 | 9781250182265
ZERO SUM GAME** by S.L. Huang | October 2, 2018 | 9781250180254
TRUST ME* by Hank Phillippi Ryan | August 28, 2018 | 9780765393074
THE CRAFTSMAN** by Sharon Bolton | October 16, 2018 | 9781250300034
A BORROWING OF BONES** by Paula Munier | September 11, 2018 | 9781250153036
AN ACT OF VILLAINY by Ashley Weaver | September 4, 2018 | 9781250159755
BLOOD IS BLOOD by Will Thomas | November 13, 2018 | 9781250170385
THE PIRANHAS: The Boy Bosses of Naples* by Roberto Saviano | September 4, 2018 | 9780374230029
BOOMER1** by Daniel Torday | September 18, 2018 | 9781250191793
LISTEN TO THE MARRIAGE** by John Jay Osborn | October 2, 2018 | 9780374192020
THE RAIN WATCHER* by Tatiana de Rosnay | October 23, 2018 | 9781250200013
EVENING IN PARADISE by Lucia Berlin | November 6, 2018 | 9780374279486
THE END OF THE END OF THE EARTH** by Jonathan Franzen | November 13, 2018 | 9780374147938
THE DINNER LIST* by Rebecca Serle | September 11, 2018 | 9781250295187
THE DREAM DAUGHTER* by Diane Chamberlain | October 2, 2018 | 9781250087300
THE FLAME: Poems Notebooks Lyrics Drawings* by Leonard Cohen | October 2, 2018 | 9780374156060
UNTITLED AUTOBIOGRAPHY* by Roger Daltrey | October 23, 2018 | 9781250296030
HEART: A History by Sandeep Jauhar | September 18, 2018 | 9780374168650
NINE PINTS: A Journey Through the Money, Medicine, and Mysteries of Blood by Rose George | October 23, 2018 | 9781627796378
THE RAVENMASTER: My Life with the Ravens at the Tower of London* by Christopher Skaife | October 2, 2018 | 9780374113346
MIRAGE* by Somaiya Daud | August 28, 2018 | 9781250126429
UNSTOPPABLE MOSES** by Tyler James Smith | September 25, 2018 | 9781250138545
TEEN TRAILBLAZERS by Jennifer Calvert, illus. by Vesna Asanovic | October 2, 2018 | 9781250200204
SADIE** by Courtney Summers | September 4, 2018 | 9781250105714
WIND RIDER** by P.C. Cast | October 16, 2018 | 9781250100788
THE DYSASTERS* by P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast | February 26, 2019 | 9781250141040

Download the book buzz handout, complete with information about getting whitelisted for Macmillan e-galleys and participating in LibraryReads! And don’t forget you have free access to this presentation and many others right here.

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Macmillan’s 175th Anniversary

“If a large tree grows from this small seed we shall be grateful.” — Daniel Macmillan, London, 1843

“What Alexander handed down… was a tradition or, more truly, a marked character…” — Charles Morgan, The House of Macmillan, 1943

Macmillan is celebrating its 175th anniversary in 2018, starting with a celebratory toast at this year’s BookExpo at the Javits Center in New York City.

The global publishing powerhouse, which today publishes books in more than 120 countries, was founded in London in 1843 by two brothers, Daniel and Alexander Macmillan. The company grew to become one of the largest publishing houses in the world by the turn of the 20th century, with offices in the United States, Australia, and India. By 1999, the various companies founded by the Macmillan Family – including the independent US publishing house – were brought back together under the shared ownership of the Holtzbrinck Publishing Group, another independent, family-owned publisher based in Stuttgart, Germany.

The celebration continues online throughout the year with a social media campaign (@MacmillanUSA on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter) using the hashtag #Macmillan175, featuring employees and authors telling their “Macmillan Story,” as well as notable historical facts about the organization.

Throughout its history, Macmillan companies have published some of the best-loved fiction, nonfiction and children’s authors of all time, including Lewis Carroll, Rudyard Kipling, Madeleine L’Engle and the poetry of W.B. Yeats and Dante Gabriel Rossetti, to the more recent Vice President Joe Biden, W. Bruce Cameron, Jeffrey Eugenides, Jonathan Franzen, Atul Gawande, Kristin Hannah, Hilary Mantel, Liane Moriarty, Louise Penny, Nora Roberts, Marilynne Robinson, Brandon Sanderson, Oprah Winfrey, Gene Luen Yang and more.

“We try to keep that family feel within Macmillan,” said John Sargent, Macmillan’s CEO. “We believe that staying true to our roots as a family owned company brings out a positive and comfortable environment for not only our employees but for our authors too. It’s a place where you can feel at home and we hope to continue that for the next 175 years and beyond.”

Winter 2016–2017 Indie Next Picks for Book Clubs

indiebookclubThe Winter 2016–2017 Indie Next List for Reading Groups includes seven Macmillan titles!

Top Ten
BLACK MAN IN A WHITE COAT: A Doctor’s Reflections on Race and Medicine by Damon Tweedy, M.D.
GRIEF IS THE THING WITH FEATHERS by Max Porter

Extraordinary Lives
HOME IS BURNING: A Memoir by Dan Marshall
ROSALIE LIGHTNING: A Graphic Memoir by Tom Hart

Exciting New Voices
RAGE AGAINST THE DYING by Becky Masterman
THE SUNLIT NIGHT by Rebecca Dinerstein

New Works From Old Favorites
PURITY by Jonathan Franzen

Booklist Editors’ Choice 2015

Yesterday Booklist revealed their Editors’ Choice Books of 2015, including these 11 Macmillan titles:

Adult Books
CHILDREN OF THE STONE: The Power of Music in a Hard Land by Sandy Tolan
This is an engrossing and powerful story, moving skillfully amid the failure of the never-ending battles and “peace” talks between Israel and Palestine and the determination of one brave young man to change his world through music.

LISTENING TO STONE: The Art and Life of Isamu Noguchi by Hayden Herrera
Herrera sensitively portrays Isamu Noguchi as an artist of “unstoppable creative energy” whose mixed heritage caused him endless anguish, including time in a WWII Japanese American internment camp, reinvigorating appreciation for Noguchi’s dramatic life and evocative art.

BLACK MAN IN A WHITE COAT: A Doctor’s Reflections on Race and Medicine by Damon Tweedy
African American psychiatrist Tweedy incisively illuminates the intersection of race and medicine in a compelling blend of statistics, personal anecdotes, and patient histories.

DO NO HARM: Stories of Life, Death, and Brain Surgery by Henry Marsh
English neurosurgeon Marsh looks back on his three-decade career with bracing candor, dramatically and informatively detailing brain surgery’s high risks and difficult emotional terrain.
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Chicago Public Library’s 2015 Best of the Best Books

We’ve got 14 books on Chicago Public Library’s 2015 Best of the Best list! Selected by a team of CPL librarians, the list represents the year’s most outstanding titles, books of exceptional quality for a diverse, city-wide readership.

Fiction
A DARKER SHADE OF MAGIC by V.E. Schwab
JADE DRAGON MOUNTAIN by Elsa Hart
A MANUAL FOR CLEANING WOMEN by Lucia Berlin
THE NIGHTINGALE by Kristin Hannah (a top 10 fiction pick)
PURITY by Jonathan Franzen
THE SELLOUT by Paul Beatty

Nonfiction
DO NO HARM: Stories of Life, Death, and Brain Surgery by Henry Marsh
DREAMLAND: The True Tale of America’s Opiate Epidemic by Sam Quinones
FURIOUSLY HAPPY by Jenny Lawson
ONE OF US: The Story of Anders Breivik and the Massacre in Norway by Asne Seierstad
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New York Times Notable Books of 2015

The gray lady picked 20 Macmillan titles:

Fiction & Poetry

THE BEAUTIFUL BUREAUCRAT by Helen Phillips
An administrative worker’s experiences pose existential questions in Phillips’s riveting, drolly surreal debut novel.

CITIZEN: An American Lyric by Claudia Rankine
A meditation, in prose poems, images and essays, on what it means to be black in our racially divided society.

A MANUAL FOR CLEANING WOMEN: Selected Stories by Lucia Berlin
In these unadorned linked stories, Berlin examines women under duress and figures on America’s fringes.

OUTLINE by Rachel Cusk
Cusk’s heartbreaking portrait of poise, sympathy, regret and rage suggests a powerful alternate route for the biographical novel. readmoreremove

SLJ Best Books of 2015

School Library Journal recently announced their best books of 2015 in several categories and four Macmillan titles made the cut!

Young Adult
CARRY ON by Rainbow Rowell

Adult Books 4 Teens
MAKE YOUR HOME AMONG STRANGERS by Jennine Capó Crucet
PURITY by Jonathan Franzen
THE NIGHTINGALE by Kristin Hannah

Click here to see the full lists.

Kirkus Best Books of 2015 – Fiction

First, Publishers Weekly, then Library Journal, and now Kirkus Reviews announced their Best of 2015 Fiction lists which include 20 Macmillan titles:

Best Fiction
THE SELLOUT by Paul Beatty
A MANUAL FOR CLEANING WOMEN by Lucia Berlin
PURITY by Jonathan Franzen
LAST RAGGED BREATH by Julia Keller
THE DARK FOREST by Cixin Liu
CRUCIFIXION CREEK by Barry Maitland
THE NATURE OF THE BEAST by Louise Penny
I REFUSE by Per Petterson
THE BEAUTIFUL BUREAUCRAT by Helen Phillips
THE LOST CHILD by Caryl Phillips
THE WATCHMAKER OF FILIGREE STREET by Natasha Pulley
THE BLONDES by Emily Schultz
CHASING THE PHOENIX by Michael Swanwick
THE WAY THINGS WERE by Aatish Taseer
THE BIG GREEN TENT by Ludmila Ulitskaya
THE AFFINITIES by Robert Charles Wilson

Best Mysteries and Thrillers
LAST RAGGED BREATH by Julia Keller
CRUCIFIXION CREEK by Barry Maitland
THE NATURE OF THE BEAST by Louise Penny
THE BLONDES by Emily Schultz readmoreremove

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