Articles tagged "Jung Yun"
‘Tis the season to stock up on bestselling and critically acclaimed titles with our Best of 2016 e-Book sale for libraries!
Running now through the end of the year (December 31), nearly 50 adult & select YA bestselling and holiday e-Books will be discounted 30% off (with our regular lending terms), including these titles:
CHRISTMAS BLISS by Mary Kay Andrews
THE NIGHTINGALE BEFORE CHRISTMAS by Donna Andrews
NAUGHTY OR NICE? by Sherrilyn Kenyon
CHRISTMAS EVE AT FRIDAY HARBOR by Lisa Kleypas
MY TRUE LOVE GAVE TO ME, edited by Stephanie Perkins
Click here to download the spreadsheet of all available titles with exact price changes.
Goodreads launched their annual Choice Awards last week and Macmillan has a whopping 42 nominees in the running! Click here to vote for your favorites and we’ll keep you updated as the tournament progresses.
Congrats to our 2016 Winners: TRULY MADLY GUILTY by Liane Moriarty (Best Fiction) and LEONARD by William Shatner (Best History & Biography)!
Update 11/15: We have 23 finalists in the Final Round! Vote now through Sunday, 11/27 for your favorites!
Opening Round: Nov. 1 – 6
Semifinal Round: Nov. 8 – 13
Final Round: Nov. 15 – 27
Final Round Nominees
ONE WITH YOU by Sylvia Day
OVER YOUR DEAD BODY by Dan Wells
I’M JUDGING YOU by Luvvie Ajayi
Memoir & Autobiography
LOVE WARRIOR by Glennon Doyle Melton
Food & Cookbooks
RAW. VEGAN. NOT GROSS. by Laura Miller
Graphic Novels & Comics
ORANGE (THE COMPLETE COLLECTION): 1 by Ichigo Takano
Semifinal Round Nominees
Mystery & Thriller
REDEMPTION ROAD by John Hart
EVERY HEART A DOORWAY by Seanan McGuire
BORN OF LEGEND by Sherrilyn Kenyon
DEATH’S END by Cixin Liu
IF AT BIRTH YOU DON’T SUCCEED by Zach Anner
THE ONLY RULE IS IT HAS TO WORK by Ben Lindbergh & Sam Miller
Science & Technology
ALGORITHMS TO LIVE BY by Brian Christian & Tom Griffiths
Food & Cookbooks
RUN FAST. EAT SLOW. by Shalane Flanagan & Elyse Kopecky
Graphic Novels & Comics
ROSALIE LIGHTNING by Tom Hart
Well, only you know what your library’s book club is reading next, but we will happily share these expert suggestions:
The NEA Big Read recently expanded their selection to “offer a selection of books that is contemporary, diverse, and relevant to our times.” Their Macmillan picks are:
The recently announced Summer 2016 Indie Next List for Reading Groups features these three Macmillan titles:
Plus our new Librarian of Congress Dr. Carla Hayden recommends SHELTER by Jung Yun (download the guide) & THE SPORT OF KINGS by C.E. Morgan (download the guide) in her Summer Reading List!
Last year we predicted that the movie version of THE REVENANT was going to be huge, and we’re making the same call with SILENCE by Shusaku Endo. This classic novel of enduring faith in dangerous times is soon to be a major motion picture directed by Martin Scorsese and starring Andrew Garfield, Liam Neeson, and Adam Driver. Picador just released a special expanded discussion guide for SILENCE, so we recommend getting ahead of the trend (and maybe even organizing a movie night out!).
Talia’s going to share her picks at tomorrow’s Booklist “Best Bets for Book Clubs” webinar, so here’s what Anne recommends:
A toppling TBR pile is the best problem to have. Here are Buzzfeed’s “19 Incredible New Books You Need To Read This Spring:”
BLACKASS by A. Igoni Barrett
A. Igoni Barrett’s brilliant novel BLACKASS is a provocative, contemporary reworking of Kafka’s Metamorphosis — but set in the bustling metropolis of Lagos and starring a Nigerian man who wakes up one day as a white man. A searing satire about race and identity in modern-day Nigeria, BLACKASS will make you both laugh and marvel at its insight.
SOME POSSIBLE SOLUTIONS by Helen Phillips
Helen Phillips’s new collection SOME POSSIBLE SOLUTIONS is a journey in possibility — every story involves a quirky “what if” scenario that often borders on downright bizarre. Sometimes surreal and always clever, SOME POSSIBLE SOLUTIONS will make you reexamine your own reality.
THE LONELY CITY by Olivia Laing
Olivia Laing’s THE LONELY CITY is a profoundly moving contemplation of loneliness as portrayed through iconic works of art and the lives of the artists, part memoir and part biography. Deeply affecting and insightful, THE LONELY CITY looks at the role of loneliness in human existence and the meaning of connection. readmoreremove
Library Journal‘s roundup of seasonal first novels includes these six “Literary Look-Sees” from Macmillan:
EVERY ANXIOUS WAVE by Mo Daviau
Hopwood Award–winning author Daviau interweaves time travel, music, and love to good effect in her “mind-bending” debut. According to NPR, she delivers “a bittersweet, century-hopping odyssey of love, laced with weird science, music geekery, and heart-wrenching laughs…a wise, witty, whipcrack sci-fi romp about how our passions can both lift us up and hold us back.” LJ’s reviewer said, “Daviau writes with humor and compassion, creating absorbing, sympathetic characters and enveloping serious questions about love and life-changing events.”
BACK TO MOSCOW by Guillermo Erades
In 1999, young Martin enrolls at an elite Moscow school as a student of Russian language and literature and falls in with a gang of carousing expats. “An appealingly chaotic—if familiar—look at the inner life of a young ‘intellectual,’ ” read the Kirkus review. “With hints of Anthony Burgess’s A CLOCKWORK ORANGE, notes of Gary Shteyngart, and a shadow of Masha Gessen, Erades’s first novel is part frothy concoction and part deadly hemlock…. [T]he story begs to be read in one sitting.”
THE BOOK OF MEMORY by Petina Gappah
Gappah returns to her native Zimbabwe after her successful story collection AN ELEGY FOR EASTERLY, featuring albino Memory as her narrator. “A fiercely vivid novel…[a] beautiful, gliding dance of language,” said the Los Angeles Times. “[A]n exploration into the unpredictable grip of memory and perception,” said Booklist. LJ’s reviewer said Gappah “delivers her themes successfully, while stimulating all the senses with Memory’s vivid descriptions of food, music, heat, colors, and scents.” readmoreremove
Fun fact: all four of these new literary books have *starred* reviews!
SHELTER by Jung Yun
An April 2016 Indie Next pick & a BN 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. “Like Celeste Ng’s superlauded best seller, EVERYTHING YOU NEVER TOLD ME, also about a dysfunctional mixed-race family’s tragedy, this work should find itself on best-of lists, among major award nominations, and in eager readers’ hands everywhere.” — Library Journal, starred review
AN UNRESTORED WOMAN by Shobha Rao
Two stars for Talia & Anne’s favorite debut short story collection about women during the Partition of India and Pakistan in 1947. “Raw and breathtaking… Exquisite turns of phrase and editing with a fine-edged scalpel only add to an outstanding and memorable debut.” — Booklist, starred review
STORK MOUNTAIN by Miroslav Penkov
A Bulgarian-American college student stars in this mashup of myth, folk tales, and modern love story. “[A] searing, heartfelt novel. This book is rich, enmeshing the personal with the political and historical, told in strange and vertiginous language that seems fitting for a tale of such passion.” — Publishers Weekly, starred review readmoreremove
Fun fact: Macmillan titles make up one-quarter of the April 2016 Indie Next list!
THE CHARM BRACELET by Viola Shipman
Through an heirloom charm bracelet three women will rediscover the importance of family, love, faith, friends, fun and a passion for living as the magic of each charm changes their lives. “Shipman’s charming story of finding peace in oneself, listening to your heart, and remembering all those who came before you will be welcomed by fans of Cecelia Ahern and Debbie Macomber.” — Library Journal
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
SHELTER by Jung Yun
Yun’s intense debut novel weaves a bloody mystery with domestic drama into a layered portrait of race, class, money, marriage and more. “Like Celeste Ng’s superlauded best seller, EVERYTHING YOU NEVER TOLD ME, also about a dysfunctional mixed-race family’s tragedy, this work should find itself on best-of lists, among major award nominations, and in eager readers’ hands everywhere.” — Library Journal, starred review readmoreremove