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Chicago Public Library’s 2019 Best of the Best

A team of Chicago Public Librarians have picked their best books of 2019, and 13 Macmillan titles are on the list!

For Adults

ELDERHOOD: Redefining Aging, Transforming Medicine, Reimagining Life by Louise Aronson
THE PRIORY OF THE ORANGE TREE by Samantha Shannon
GHOST WALL by Sarah Moss
THE TOPEKA SCHOOL by Ben Lerner
THE NIGHT TIGER by Yangsze Choo
TRUST EXERCISE by Susan Choi
MIRACLE CREEK by Angie Kim
RED, WHITE & ROYAL BLUE by Casey McQuiston
GIDEON THE NINTH by Tamsyn Muir
IN THE DREAM HOUSE: A Memoir by Carmen Maria Machado
LANNY by Max Porter

For Teens

BIRTHDAY by Meredith Russo
THE GILDED WOLVES by Roshani Chokshi

Author Spotlight: Carmen Maria Machado + IN THE DREAM HOUSE

IN THE DREAM HOUSE is Carmen Maria Machado’s engrossing and wildly innovative account of a relationship gone bad, and a bold dissection of the mechanisms and cultural representations of psychological abuse. Tracing the full arc of a harrowing relationship with a charismatic but volatile woman, Machado struggles to make sense of how what happened to her shaped the person she was becoming.

A Carnegie Award longlister + #1 November Indie Next pick + a Publishers Weekly Best Book of 2019 + 3 starred reviews!

“A fiercely honest, imaginatively written, and necessary memoir from one our great young writers.”–Kirkus Reviews, starred review

“Highly recommended to fans of Machado’s fiction and to anyone interested in LGBTQ memoir, domestic abuse, or chilling and precise examinations of human relationships at their worst.”–Booklist, starred review

“Machado has written an affecting, chilling memoir about domestic abuse.”–Publishers Weekly, starred review

Carmen Maria Machado is the author of HER BODY AND OTHER PARTIES, which was a finalist for the National Book Award and winner of the National Book Critics Circle’s John Leonard Prize.

Check out NPR’s interview with the author.

New E-Galleys for October 2019

Hello e-galley readers! Check out some of the exciting e-galleys that were added to Edelweiss this month for your downloading pleasure:

GONE BY MIDNIGHT by Candice Fox

Crimson Lake is where people with dark pasts come to disappear—and where others vanish into thin air.

A BAD DAY FOR SUNSHINE by Darynda Jones

Police chief Sunshine Vicram finds her cup o’ joe more than half full when the small village of Del Sol, New Mexico, becomes the center of national attention for a killer on the loose.

HID FROM OUR EYES: A Clare Fergusson/Russ Van Alstyne Mystery by Julia Spencer-Fleming

New York Times bestseller Julia Spencer-Fleming returns to her beloved Clare Fergusson/Russ Van Alstyne mystery series with new crimes that span decades.

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Sneak Peek: November 2019 Indie Next List

Macmillan nabs the #1 pick on the November 2019 Indie Next List!

#1 Pick: IN THE DREAM HOUSE: A Memoir by Carmen Maria Machado

A Fall 2019 Library Journal Editors’ Pick + PW Big Indie Book + a 2020 Carnegie Award Longlister + 3 starred reviews!

“A fiercely honest, imaginatively written, and necessary memoir from one our great young writers.”–Kirkus Reviews, starred review

“Highly recommended to fans of Machado’s fiction and to anyone interested in LGBTQ memoir, domestic abuse, or chilling and precise examinations of human relationships at their worst.”–Booklist, starred review

“Machado has written an affecting, chilling memoir about domestic abuse.”–Publishers Weekly, starred review

NYPL Romance Book Buzz (9/26/19)

Love was in the air this morning at the NYPL! Here are all the titles we talked about during their Romance Book Buzz:

THE TROUBLE WITH CHRISTMAS by Amy Andrews
RED, WHITE & ROYAL BLUE by Casey McQuiston
THE WIDOW OF ROSE HOUSE by Diana Biller
FOREVER MY DUKE by Olivia Drake
HIGHLAND SWORD by May McGoldrick
A HIGHLANDER IN A PICKUP by Laura Trentham
THE LAST REAL COWBOY by Caitlin Crews
MY ONE TRUE COWBOY by Soraya Lane
SCOT UNDER THE COVERS by Suzanne Enoch
TO CATCH AN EARL by Kate Bateman
WHEN YOU WISH UPON A ROGUE by Anna Bennett
WILD, WILD RAKE by Janna MacGregor

Celebrate Love on the First Ever Bookstore Romance Day!

This Saturday, August 17, 2019 is the first ever Bookstore Romance Day, bringing stores, readers, and writers together to celebrate all things romance!

To help celebrate, here are some of our favorite romances–guaranteed to light a spark in any heart–so you can share the love with your patrons:

RED, WHITE & ROYAL BLUE by Casey McQuiston
The First Son falls for the Prince of Wales! Swoon.

THE HIGHWAYMAN by Kerrigan Byrne
The first book in the Victorian Rebels series–historical romance with scoundrels and the women who love them. You can’t go wrong with anything from this author.

IN PARIS WITH YOU by Clémentine Beauvais
YA romance about the love that got away…until they meet again in Paris.

THE GIRL HE USED TO KNOW by Tracey Garvis Graves
College sweethearts reconnect a decade later, but can they overcome the fears and anxieties that drove them apart in the first place? Bonus, one protagonist is a librarian!

THE FLATSHARE by Beth O’Leary
Roommates on opposite schedules fall in love through post-it notes–squee!

Four Stars for GIDEON THE NINTH

Swordplay, cut-throat politics, and lesbian necromancers–oh my! Tamsyn Muir’s debut GIDEON THE NINTH now has FOUR starred reviews!

“Muir’s debut fuses science fiction, mystery, horror, fantasy, action, adventure, political intrigue, deadly dark humor, and a dash of romance with a healthy serving of skeletons and secrets and the spirit of queer joy. This extraordinary opening salvo will leave readers dying to know what happens next.“–Booklist, starred review

“From the mad science joys of necromantic theory to the deliciously ever-evolving tension between Gideon and Harrow, this adventurous novel not only embraces its strangeness but wrings delight from it. The result is an addictive, genre-bending book that will wow readers with its vibrant energy, endearing cast, and emotional gut-punch of a finale.“–Publishers Weekly, starred review

At once sarcastic, sincere, heart-wrenching, and honest pulpy enjoyment, filled with dark magic, swordplay, and lesbian necromancers, Muir’s debut is a fantastic sf/fantasy blend. Readers will discuss this journey for a long time and be clamoring for the next installment.”–Library Journal, starred review

“This debut novel, the first of a projected trilogy, blends science fiction, fantasy, gothic chiller, and classic house-party mystery… Suspenseful and snarky, with surprising emotional depths.“–Kirkus Reviews, starred review

Day’s YA – RED, WHITE & ROYAL BLUE

Now that it’s officially summer, I present to you the Ultimate Beach Read.

RED, WHITE & ROYAL BLUE by Casey McQuiston
9781250316776
Available now from St. Martin’s Griffin
New Adult

Alex Claremont-Diaz is American royalty. He’s the son of the first female president and rules the White House gossip ring with his sister June and the VP’s granddaughter, Nora .

Henry is actual royalty. As the Prince of Wales, he is the golden boy of the British Isles . . . and Alex’s #1 enemy.

When photos of a major confrontation are leaked to the press, Alex and Henry are forced into a fake friendship. To their scheming PR teams, the plan is foolproof—Alex and Henry will attend functions together, pose for photos, and smile, smile, smile. But what happens when sworn enemies fall in love? Could a secret romance lead to a scandal of international proportions?

I know this one isn’t technically YA, but I just couldn’t resist sharing this fun and sexy New Adult romance with you. Anyone who has heard me talk about books at all recently has heard me gush about RED, WHITE & ROYAL BLUE. This book is like getting a big hug from your best friend—it’s comforting and weird and hopeful and queer AF (which, incidentally, also describes my best friend).

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Celebrate Pride Month!

June is Pride Month, and we’re celebrating with these new and forthcoming LGBTQ titles!

OUT OF THE SHADOWS: Reimagining Gay Men’s Lives by Walt Odets
RED, WHITE & ROYAL BLUE by Casey McQuiston
BIRTHDAY by Meredith Russo
GIDEON THE NINTH by Tamsyn Muir
NATURALLY TAN: A Memoir by Tan France
THE BEST BAD THINGS by Katrina Carrasco
WILD IS THE WIND: Poems by Carl Phillips
A WHISPER OF BONES: A Jane Lawless Mystery by Ellen Hart
HER BODY AND OTHER PARTIES: Stories by Carmen Maria Machado
FIND ME by André Aciman
SALT SLOW by Julia Armfield
GODS WITH A LITTLE G by Tupelo Hassman
WHEN BROOKLYN WAS QUEER: A History by Hugh Ryan

Author Spotlight: Tan France

In this heartfelt, funny, and touching memoir, Tan France, Queer Eye’s charming and stylish fashion expert, reveals how an Englishman raised in a traditionally religious home became a fashion icon–and the first openly gay, South Asian man on television—simply by being NATURALLY TAN.

Before he became famous as one of the Fab Five makeover experts, Tan France was the youngest child in his family, growing up in South Yorkshire, England. As a member of one of the very few South Asian, Muslim families living in the predominantly white community, he was routinely bullied for both his culture and his skin color.

Full of his candid observations about US and UK cultural differences, social media behavior, celebrity encounters, behind-the-scenes realities of reality TV, and–of course–fashion tips, Tan gives his unique perspective on the happiness to be found in being yourself.

Praise for NATURALLY TAN:

A Library Journal Editors’ Pick!

“France’s popularity will surely drive checkouts. This book deserves a spot on library shelves for its affirming representation of coming of age and finding oneself.”–Library Journal

“France’s charming anecdotes and candid opinions exhibit no shortage of humor, and fans of the TV personality will revel in the peek into his colorful history.”–Publishers Weekly

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