Articles tagged "Maggie Nelson"
The March 2017 Indie Next list includes five Macmillan titles!
EDGAR AND LUCY by Victor Lodato
Two starred reviews for this second novel from the author of the award-winning MATHILDA SAVITCH, about the complicated love a mother has for her unusual child and vice versa, and their drive to create family wherever they can find it. “Through numerous changing viewpoints, the truth is gradually revealed, creating suspense and rewarding readers with unexpected parallels and touching connections. Lodato’s remarkable novel traces a broken family’s spiritual journey toward healing in moving, magical prose.” — Booklist, starred review
ABANDON ME by Melissa Febos
For readers of Maggie Nelson and Leslie Jamison, a fierce and dazzling personal narrative that explores the many ways identity and art are shaped by love and loss. “What might be mere navel-gazing for a less brilliant author is made powerfully universal here. Febos’s awakening to her full identity, even its ugliness, is a powerful and redemptive epic.” — Publishers Weekly, starred review
NEVER LET YOU GO by Chevy Stevens
In the new novel from the LibraryReads author of THOSE GIRLS, Lindsey Nash escaped an abusive marriage and has successfully started her life over with her daughter—or so she thought. “Gripping… The difficulty of reading this book as a survivor must be emphasized; those of us who’ve endured domestic violence will recognize our lasting terrors and looking-over-our-shoulder habits in these pages and in this woman, as Stevens’ portrayal is spot-on. At the same time, survivors will want to pass the book on to everyone who ever asked them why they didn’t just leave. A must for public libraries.” — Booklist readmoreremove
The National Book Critics Circle announced the finalists for their best books of 2015, including these seven Macmillan titles:
THE SELLOUT by Paul Beatty
THE ODD WOMAN AND THE CITY by Vivian Gornick
THE ARGONAUTS by Maggie Nelson
PARALLAX: and Selected Poems, by Sinéad Morrissey
The full list of nominees can be seen here. The winners will be named March 17.
In addition to their Best Fiction list, Kirkus Reviews unveiled their Best of 2015 Nonfiction lists which include 20 Macmillan titles:
GIVE US THE BALLOT: The Modern Struggle for Voting Rights in America by Ari Berman
THE CRIME AND THE SILENCE: Confronting the Massacre of Jews in Wartime Jedwabne by Anna Bikont
IRREPRESSIBLE: The Jazz Age and Life of Henrietta Bingham by Emily Bingham
THE LAST LOVE SONG: A Biography of Joan Didion by Tracy Daugherty
THE WHITE ROAD: Journey Into an Obsession by Edmund de Waal
LEAVING ORBIT: Notes From the Last Days of American Spaceflight by Margaret Lazarus Dean
THE DEATH OF CANCER: After Fifty Years on the Front Lines of Medicine, a Pioneering Oncologist Reveals Why the War on Cancer Is Winnable—and How We Can Get There by Vincent T. DeVita, Jr., M.D., Elizabeth DeVita-Raeburn
THE INTIMATE BOND: How Animals Shaped Human History by Brian Fagan
WHIRLWIND: The American Revolution and the War that Won It by John Ferling
A KIM JONG-IL PRODUCTION: The Extraordinary True Story of a Kidnapped Filmmaker, His Star Actress, and a Young Dictator’s Rise to Power by Paul Fischer
A GUEST AT THE SHOOTERS’ BANQUET: My Grandfather’s SS Past, My Jewish Family, a Search for the Truth by Rita Gabis
SPAIN: The Center of the World, 1519-1682, by Robert Goodwin
ELEANOR MARX: A Life by Rachel Holmes
THIS IS ALL A DREAM WE DREAMED: An Oral History of the Grateful Dead by Blair Jackson & David Gans
DO NO HARM: Stories of Life, Death, and Brain Surgery by Henry Marsh
THE ARGONAUTS by Maggie Nelson
WORLDS APART: A Memoir by David Plante
BEYOND WORDS: What Animals Think and Feel by Carl Safina
A HOUSE IN ST JOHN’S WOOD: In Search of My Parents by Matthew Spender
KL: A History of the Nazi Concentration Camps by Nikolaus Wachsmann readmoreremove
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.
Goodreads launched their annual Choice Awards this week and we’re proud to say that Macmillan has 28 nominees in the Opening Round! Click here to vote for your favorites and we’ll keep you updated as the tournament progresses.
Our 2015 Winners: THE NIGHTINGALE by Kristin Hannah (Best Historical Fiction) and BENEATH THE SURFACE by John Hargrove (Best Science & Technology)!
Update 11/17: We have 11 finalists in the Final Round! Vote now through Monday, 11/23 for your favorites!
Update 11/10: Incredibly, ALL of our nominees are still in the Semifinal Round! Vote now through Saturday, 11/15 for your favorites!
Final Round Nov. 17 – 23
Best Mystery & Thriller
THE NATURE OF THE BEAST by Louise Penny
Best Historical Fiction
THE NIGHTINGALE by Kristin Hannah
Best Science Fiction
THE END OF ALL THINGS by John Scalzi
FURIOUSLY HAPPY by Jenny Lawson
HUMANS OF NEW YORK: STORIES by Brandon Stanton
Best Science & Technology
BENEATH THE SURFACE by John Hargrove
Best Graphic Novels & Comics
STEP ASIDE, POPS! by Kate Beaton
Debut Goodreads Author
THE STRONGEST STEEL by Scarlett Cole
Spring may have finally arrived, but Publishers Weekly is already on to summer! Check out their list of the Best Summer Books of 2015, which include:
THE ARGONAUTS by Maggie Nelson
“Reading Nelson is like sweeping the leaves out of your mental driveway: by the end of one of her books, you have a better understanding of how the world works. THE ARGONAUTS is about her relationship with Harry Dodge, her pregnancy, and becoming a mother, and it’s supplemented with references to Roland Barthes, The Shining, Anne Carson, Atari games, and more. The result is one of the most intelligent, generous, and moving books of the year.” — Gabe Habash, deputy reviews editor
ALL THAT FOLLOWED by Gabriel Urza
“A foreign setting that’s just exotic enough (the Basque region of Spain), a terrible crime (kidnapping and murder), a small town with complicated history and delicious superstitions (fear of la Cerda, a woman who was burned to death in a furnace as a witch during the Spanish Inquisition for holding gatherings where young girls cavorted with the Devil), and a beautiful widow are just some of the elements that make this intriguing literary debut a book to while away a summer afternoon with. The narrator is an American who has lived in the village for 50 years but acknowledges that he ‘would always be considered a foreigner here, a visitor passing through.’ Aren’t we all?” — Louisa Ermelino, reviews director