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Kirkus Best Books of 2017 – Fiction

Kirkus Reviews announced their Best of 2017 Fiction lists which include 19 Macmillan titles:

Best Fiction (full list)
4 3 2 1 by Paul Auster
THE FIFTH ELEMENT by Jorgen Brekke
MARLENA by Julie Buntin
DUKE WITH BENEFITS by Manda Collins
WALKAWAY by Cory Doctorow
FRESH COMPLAINT by Jeffrey Eugenides
A CAST OF VULTURES by Judith Flanders
TRAIL OF ECHOES by Rachel Howzell Hall
THE DARK DARK by Samantha Hunt
THE ANSWERS by Catherine Lacey
HER BODY AND OTHER PARTIES by Carmen Maria Machado (a finalist for the 2017 Kirkus Prize in Fiction)
THE NINTH HOUR by Alice McDermott (a finalist for the 2017 Kirkus Prize in Fiction)
RECLUCE TALES: Stories from the World of Recluce by L.E. Modesitt Jr.
AUTONOMOUS by Annalee Newitz
A CONJURING OF LIGHT by V.E. Schwab
EXPOSED by Lisa Scottoline
WAIT TILL YOU SEE ME DANCE by Deb Olin Unferth
BORNE by Jeff VanderMeer
THE RESURRECTION OF JOAN ASHBY by Cherise Wolas

Best Mysteries and Thrillers of 2017 (full list)
EXPOSED by Lisa Scottoline
THE FIFTH ELEMENT by Jorgen Brekke
A CAST OF VULTURES by Judith Flanders

Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of 2017 (full list)
BORNE by Jeff VanderMeer
RECLUCE TALES: Stories from the World of Recluce by L.E. Modesitt Jr.
AUTONOMOUS by Annalee Newitz
A CONJURING OF LIGHT by V.E. Schwab
WALKAWAY by Cory Doctorow

Best Literary Fiction of 2017 (full list)
HER BODY AND OTHER PARTIES by Carmen Maria Machado
THE NINTH HOUR by Alice McDermott

Best Romance Novels of 2017 (full list)
DUKE WITH BENEFITS by Manda Collins

Best Historical Fiction of 2017 (full list)
THE NINTH HOUR by Alice McDermott

Best Fiction of 2017 To Get Your Book Club Talking (full list)
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Thriller Thursday (2/23/17 Edition)

Sleuths from 16th century England to the present abound in our #ThrillerThursday picks:

THE CROW TRAP by Ann Cleeves (also available in trade paperback)
DI Vera Stanhope investigates a murder that rips through a group of women conducting an environmental survey. “Published in the UK in 1998 and just now released in the United States, this first book in Cleeves’s ‘Vera Stanhope’ series (which also inspired a popular television show) demonstrates exactly why the curmudgeonly Northumberland police detective gets results. It would be foolish to discount Vera because she doesn’t dress smartly-she can outfox even the wiliest of criminals, while wearing whatever she pleases, and readers will delight in getting the chance to see how such a quirky character evolved. ” — Library Journal

A CAST OF VULTURES by Judith Flanders
In this third series entry, book editor and amateur sleuth Samantha Clair finds herself entangled in an elaborate saga of missing neighbors, suspected arson and an odd, unidentified body. “Flanders adroitly avoids chick-lit clichés, opting for nuanced, multidimensional characters… Readers will look forward to seeing more of smart, successful, self-deprecating Sam. ” — Publishers Weekly readmoreremove

Thriller Thursday (3/3/16 Edition)

An incredible true crime story, a psychological thriller and two new entries in bestselling series are on the docket this #ThrillerThursday:

MURDER OVER A GIRL: Justice, Gender, Junior High by Ken Corbett
A psychologist’s gripping, troubling, and moving exploration of the brutal murder of a possibly transgender middle school student by an eighth grade classmate. “Profound and disturbing, this heartbreaking testimony of our culture’s worst fissures suggests that understanding is the only way to heal.” — Publishers Weekly, starred review

A BED OF SCORPIONS by Judith Flanders
In the sequel to the February 2015 LibraryReads pick A MURDER OF MAGPIES, book editor/amateur sleuth Samantha Clair must help her old friend find out who murdered his business partner in his art gallery. “New adult readers will enjoy the Bridget Jones–style wry humor as well as Sam’s chaotic romantic life; mainstream-mystery fans will appreciate the smart plotting and clever writing. Fans of Lorna Barrett and Jen McKinlay should also be shown this series.”
Booklist

A TIME OF FOG AND FIRE by Rhys Bowen
Molly Murphy Sullivan rushes to San Francisco after learning that her husband, deep undercover on a secret assignment, is in grave danger. “Molly shines once again in this sixteenth entry in an appealing series that foretells changes ahead for the Sullivan family.” — Booklist readmoreremove

ALA Midwinter 2016 “Three’s Company” Book Buzz Titles

Here are LOTS of reading recommendations courtesy of Anne’s “Three’s Company” Book Buzz at ALA Midwinter 2016:

TITLE TBA* by Liane Moriarty | 9781250069795 | On Sale: July 26
MOST WANTED* by Lisa Scottoline | 9781250010131 | On Sale: April 12
THE 14TH COLONY* by Steve Berry | 9781250056245 | On Sale: April 5
ALL IS NOT FORGOTTEN* by Wendy Walker | 9781250097910 | On Sale: July 12
LUST & WONDER* by Augusten Burroughs | 9780312342036 | On Sale: March 29
REDEMPTION ROAD* by John Hart | 9780312380366 | On Sale: May 3
IF I FORGET YOU* by Thomas Christopher Greene | 9781250072788 | On Sale: June 14
THE THINGS WE KEEP* by Sally Hepworth | 9781250051905 | On Sale: Jan. 19
THE LAST PAINTING OF SARA DE VOS* by Dominic Smith | 9780374106683 | On Sale: April 5
THE HEART by Maylis De Kerangal | 9780374240905 | On Sale: Feb. 9
PEACEKEEPING by Mischa Berlinski | 9780374230449 | On Sale: March 8
HYSTOPIA by David Means | 9780865479135 | On Sale: April 19
THE TREES by Ali Shaw | 9781632862839 | On Sale: August 2
THE FORGETTING TIME* by Sharon Guskin | 9781250076427 | On Sale: Feb. 2
SHELTER by Jung Yun | 9781250075611 | On Sale: March 15
THE CHARM BRACELET* by Viola Shipman | 9781250071323 | On Sale: March 22
ALL THE UGLY AND WONDERFUL THINGS by Bryn Greenwood | 9781250074133 | On Sale: Aug. 9
THE BRICKS THAT BUILT THE HOUSES by Kate Tempest | 9781620409015 | On Sale: May 3
THE BEAUTY QUEEN OF JERUSALEM by Sarit Yishai-Levi | 9781250078162 | On Sale: April 5
AN UNRESTORED WOMAN by Shobha Rao | 9781250073822 | On Sale: March 15
THE NORTH WATER by Ian McGuire | 9781627795944 | On Sale: March 15
THE LIFE OF THE WORLD TO COME by Dan Cluchey | 9781250077165 | On Sale: June 28
THE YID by Paul Goldberg | 9781250079039 | On Sale: Feb. 2
DESERT BOYS by Christopher McCormick | 9781250075505 | On Sale: May 3
EVERY ANXIOUS WAVE by Mo Daviau | 9781250067494 | On Sale: Feb. 9
IF I WAS YOUR GIRL* by Meredith Russo | 9781250078407 | On Sale: May 3
EVERY HEART A DOORWAY by Seanan McGuire | 9780765385505 | On Sale: April 5
CONSEQUENCE* by Eric Fair | 9781627795135 | On Sale: April 5
ONEIDA by Ellen Wayland-Smith | 9781250043085 | On Sale: May 3
THE TRUE TAILS OF BAKER & TAYLOR by Jan Louch & Lisa Rogak | 9781250081070 | On Sale: May 3
THE DEFENSE* by Steve Cavanaugh | 9781250082251 | On Sale: May 3
COLLECTING THE DEAD* by Spencer Kope | 9781250072870 | On Sale: June 28
CITY OF THE LOST by Kelley Armstrong | 9781250092144 | On Sale: May 3
MISSION HILL by Pamela Wechsler | 9781250075697 | On Sale: May 3
DESIGN FOR DYING by Renee Patrick | 9780765381842 | On Sale: April 19
A BED OF SCORPIONS by Judith Flanders | 9781250056467 | On Sale: March 1
HARD LIGHT by Elizabeth Hand | 9781250030382 | On Sale: April 19
KEEP YOU CLOSE by Lucie Whitehouse | 9781632863201 | On Sale: May 3
THE CRACKED SPINE by Paige Shelton | 9781250057488 | On Sale: March 29
TERROR IN TAFFETA by Marla Cooper | 9781250072566 | On Sale: March 22
MURDER AT THE 42ND STREET LIBRARY by Con Lehane | 9781250009968 | On Sale: April 26

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For Your Consideration: March 2016 LibraryReads Titles

March16LRcollageDownload, read, and nominate your favorite titles for the March 2016* LibraryReads list!

*Nominations are due January 20! Click here for the full list of 2016 deadlines.

LUST & WONDER by Augusten Burroughs
Augusten Burroughs is back! Longtime fans of the memoirist are going to be over the moon with this new work and with how the fearlessly candid author, most famously of RUNNING WITH SCISSORS, manages to reveal still more of himself. In an era of tedious oversharing, the memoirist who wrote two of the genre’s defining titles reminds us yet again why he is an unstoppable force.” — Booklist, starred review

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A BED OF SCORPIONS by Judith Flanders
In the sequel to the February 2015 LibraryReads pick A MURDER OF MAGPIES, book editor/amateur sleuth Samantha Clair must help her old friend find out who murdered his business partner in his art gallery.

NetGalleyLogoAvailable on NetGalley. To be pre-approved for an e-galley, please email library@macmillanusa.com with the subject “Bed of Scorpions.”*

SHELTER by Jung Yun
A Barnes & Noble Winter 2016 Discover Great New Writers selection! Yun’s intense debut novel weaves a bloody mystery with domestic drama into a layered portrait of race, class, money, marriage and more. “In her intense debut, Jung explores the powerful legacy of familial violence and the difficulty of finding the strength and grace to forgive.” — Publishers Weekly

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PEACEKEEPING by Mischa Berlinski
In the eagerly anticipated second novel from National Book Award-nominated author Berlinski, a former deputy sheriff and failed politician takes a job in Haiti where he befriends an American-educated judge and falls in love with the judge’s wife. “[Berlinski] is a kind of heir to Graham Greene and Robert Stone, both for his excellent storytelling and for the way it can reveal a bigger picture.” — Kirkus Reviews, starred review

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Happy Birthday LibraryReads!

Forget terrible twos, this is a terrific two: Happy Anniversary, LibraryReads!

We’re so grateful for your support of the program that we’re giving away TWO super prize packs of ALL Macmillan LibraryReads picks to date!

September 2015
#7 FURIOUSLY HAPPY by Jenny Lawson

August 2015
#2 THE NATURE OF THE BEAST by Louise Penny
#5 EVERYBODY RISE by Stephanie Clifford
#9 LORD OF THE WINGS by Donna Andrews

July 2015
#6 THOSE GIRLS by Chevy Stevens

June 2015
#3 THE BOOK OF SPECULATION by Erika Swyler
#8 THE PRECIPICE by Paul Doiron

May 2015
#10 LITTLE BLACK LIES by Sharon Bolton

February 2015
#7 A DARKER SHADE OF MAGIC by V. E. Schwab
#8 A MURDER OF MAGPIES by Judith Flanders

January 2015
#9 FIRST FROST by Sarah Addison Allen

December 2014: “Favorite of Favorites”
#4 FANGIRL by Rainbow Rowell
#9 LANDLINE by Rainbow Rowell

October 2014
#6: THE BOY WHO DREW MONSTERS by Keith Donohue
#9: MALICE by Keigo Higashino
#10: MURDER AT THE BRIGHTWELL by Ashley Weaver

August 2014
#4: LOCK IN by John Scalzi

July 2014
#1: LANDLINE by Rainbow Rowell

May 2014
#9: SIXTH GRAVE ON THE EDGE by Darynda Jones

April 2014
#8: THE AXE FACTOR by Colin Cotterill

March 2014
#8: PRECIOUS THING by Colette McBeth

January 2014
#3: LOST LAKE by Sarah Addison Allen

December 2013
#7: DANGEROUS WOMEN, edited by George R.R. Martin & Gardner Dozois
#9: THE TRIP TO ECHO SPRING by Olivia Laing

November 2013
#2: THROUGH THE EVIL DAYS by Julia Spencer-Fleming
#8: THE RAVEN’S EYE by Barry Maitland

September 2013
#1: FANGIRL by Rainbow Rowell
#2: HOW THE LIGHT GETS IN by Louise Penny

To enter the giveaway, simply email Library@MacmillanUSA.com from your professional/library-issued e-mail address (subject: LibraryReads 2) by Sunday, Sept. 13. Make sure to include your library’s mailing address to be placed in the random drawing. Read on for the fine print. Good luck!

Update 9/14: This giveaway is closed. Congratulations to our winners, Gregg Winsor of Johnson County Library, Overland Park KS and Sheri Stevens of Lockport Public Library, Lockport NY!

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EW Fall Books Preview

Entertainment Weekly gave us a sneak preview of this year’s “dazzlingly rich” fall season in a recent issue guest edited by Andy Cohen (hey there, MOST TALKATIVE!). While only their list of Blockbuster Novels is available online, Anne’s got the scoop on all the other Macmillan picks:

Blockbuster Novels

PURITY by Jonathan Franzen
In Franzen’s long-awaited doorstop of a novel, a girl named Purity embarks on a journey through South America to find herself.

THE MARK AND THE VOID by Paul Murray
The financial crisis is drenched in humor in this tale about a banker whose life becomes more interesting when a downtrodden author starts fictionalizing it.

Tell All Memoirs & Bios

HOME IS BURNING by Dan Marshall
When he was 25, Marshall’s dad was diagnosed with ALS and his mom with cancer. So he quit his job to return home and care for them. Sounds depressing, but it’s actually scathing, funny, profane, and deeply affectionate.

Women Who Rock and Write

BOYS IN THE TREES by Carly Simon
Simon’s memoir covers her Greenwich Village folk roots, her songwriting stardom, and her marriage to James Taylor. readmoreremove

St. Martin’s First – Winter 2015 E-Sampler

SMPW15samplerFriday Free Day Alert! Our buds at St. Martin’s Press have put together this fabulous debut chapter sampler just for you!

SMP has established the careers of countless bestselling authors over the years, and you can find out who is next with St. Martin’s First!

The sampler is available for direct download on ISSUU and is a Read it Now! title on NetGalley.

Titles include:

A FIREPROOF HOME FOR THE BRIDE by Amy Scheibe
THE LAST FLIGHT OF POXL WEST by Daniel Torday
THE WEDNESDAY GROUP by Sylvia True
THE SECRETS OF MIDWIVES by Sally Hepworth
THE FRIENDSHIP OF CRIMINALS by Robert Glinski
THE FIGARO MURDERS by Laura Lebow
A MURDER OF MAGPIES by Judith Flanders (a February 2015 LibraryReads pick!)
A JUNE OF ORDINARY MURDERS by Conor Brady
DUPLICITY by N.K. Traver
THE TRAGIC AGE by Stephen Metcalfe
DAUGHTER OF GODS AND SHADOWS by Jayde Brooks
PRETTY UGLY by Kirker Butler

Happy Reading!

2014 LA Times Book Prize Nominees

The Los Angeles Times announced their 2014 Book Prize nominees yesterday and we’ve got ten terrific nominees from Macmillan:

Current Interest
BEING MORTAL by Atul Gawande
DEEP DOWN DARK by Hector Tobar

Fiction
THE EMERALD LIGHT IN THE AIR by Donald Antrim

The Art Seidenbaum Award for First Fiction
WOLF IN WHITE VAN by John Darnielle

Graphic Novel/Comics
CAN’T WE TALK ABOUT SOMETHING MORE PLEASANT? by Roz Chast

History
THE VICTORIAN CITY by Judith Flanders

Poetry
BLOOD LYRICS by Katie Ford
CITIZEN by Claudia Rankine

Science & Technology
MISSING MICROBES by Martin J. Blaser, MD
THE SIXTH EXTINCTION by Elizabeth Kolbert

Winners will be announced at a ceremony during the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books on April 18. For more information about the award and the full list of nominees click here.

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Thriller Thursday (2/26/15 Edition)

We’ve got a LibraryReads pick and two psychological thrillers this #ThrillerThursday:

A MURDER OF MAGPIESlibraryreads logo square by Judith Flanders
A February 2015 LibraryReads pick! “Social historian Flanders makes her fiction debut with an amusing mystery set in the eccentric world of British book publishing… The array of delightful and believable characters, as well as a neat turn at the end, will leave readers well satisfied and anticipating the next installment.”
Publishers Weekly

THE LIFE I LEFT BEHIND by Colette McBeth
From the author of PRECIOUS THING (a March 2014 LibraryReads pick), comes another “…multifaceted portrayal of obsession, loyalty, and control. Melody’s reawakening and Eve’s regrets and triumphs will hook readers quickly, especially fans of female-centered psychological suspense novels like those by S. J. Watson, Lisa Unger, and Samantha Hayes.” – Booklist readmoreremove

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