Articles tagged "memoir"

LJ Collection Development Spotlight on Immigration

In their “Far from Home” spotlight, Library Journal selected collection essentials for understanding the experiences of immigrants, migrants, and refugees, including these Macmillan titles:

A HOPE MORE POWERFUL THAN THE SEA: One Refugee’s Incredible Story of Love, Loss, and Survival by Melissa Fleming
THE MAYOR OF MOGADISHU: A Story of Chaos and Redemption in the Ruins of Somalia by Andrew Harding
CITY OF THORNS: Nine Lives in the World’s Largest Refugee Camp by Ben Rawlence

Kirkus Best of 2019–Nonfiction

Kirkus Reviews continues their Best of 2019 round-up with their Nonfiction picks, including these 16 Macmillan titles!

THE BRITISH ARE COMING: The War for America, Lexington to Princeton, 1775-1777 by Rick Atkinson
THE UNDYING: Pain, vulnerability, mortality, medicine, art, time, dreams, data, exhaustion, cancer, and care by Anne Boyer
COVENTRY: Essays by Rachel Cusk
THE EUROPEANS: Three Lives and the Making of a Cosmopolitan Culture by Orlando Figes
WHY YOU LIKE IT: The Science and Culture of Musical Taste by Nolan Gasser
MY PARENTS: AN INTRODUCTION / THIS DOES NOT BELONG TO YOU by Aleksandar Hemon
HARD TO LOVE: Essays and Confessions by Briallen Hopper
AGENT JACK: The True Story of MI5’s Secret Nazi Hunter by Robert Hutton
IN THE DREAM HOUSE: A Memoir by Carmen Maria Machado
NATIVE COUNTRY OF THE HEART: A Memoir by Cherríe Moraga
ARCHAEOLOGY FROM SPACE: How the Future Shapes Our Past by Sarah Parcak
THE LIGHT YEARS: A Memoir by Chris Rush
THIS LAND IS THEIR LAND: The Wampanoag Indians, Plymouth Colony, and the Troubled History of Thanksgiving by David J. Silverman
NO VISIBLE BRUISES: What We Don’t Know About Domestic Violence Can Kill Us by Rachel Louise Snyder
FAMILY PAPERS: A Sephardic Journey Through the Twentieth Century by Sarah Abrevaya Stein
THE HISTORY OF ROCK & ROLL, VOLUME 2: 1964–1977: The Beatles, the Stones, and the Rise of Classic Rock by Ed Ward

Nonfiction Round-Up (12/04/19)

The first behind-the-scenes look at the most enigmatic FLOTUS in history, the true story of the Greely Expedition, a timely memoir on race and familial reconciliation, and a study on twentieth-century dictators–find it all in this nonfiction round-up.

FREE, MELANIA: The Unauthorized Biography by Kate Bennett

An insider’s look at Melania Trump, beginning with her childhood in Slovenia up to her days in the White House.

LABYRINTH OF ICE: The Triumphant and Tragic Greely Polar Expedition by Buddy Levy

A December Indie Next List pick!

“This gripping book is a testament to the bravery and sheer doggedness of men determined to survive despite harsh conditions. Readers of polar histories, U.S. Navy history, and other armchair adventurers will enjoy this work.”–Library Journal

THE BROKEN ROAD: George Wallace and a Daughter’s Journey to Reconciliation by Peggy Wallace Kennedy

“In this thoughtful, evenhanded debut, Kennedy, the daughter of former Alabama governor George Wallace, reflects on her life with the staunch segregationist.”–Publishers Weekly

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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

Vote Now in the Goodreads Choice Awards 2019

Voting for the 11th Annual Goodreads Choice Awards is now open, and there are MANY Macmillan titles awaiting your votes!

Fiction

WHEN ALL IS SAID by Anne Griffin

Mystery/Thriller

THE WHISPER MAN by Alex North
MIRACLE CREEK by Angie Kim
THE LOST MAN by Jane Harper
THE SILENT PATIENT by Alex Michaelides
AN ANONYMOUS GIRL by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen
THE MOTHER-IN-LAW by Sally Hepworth

Historical Fiction

THE NIGHT TIGER by Yangsze Choo

Fantasy

MIDDLEGAME by Seanan McGuire
THE PRIORY OF THE ORANGE TREE by Samantha Shannon
OF BLOOD AND BONE by Nora Roberts
NINTH HOUSE by Leigh Bardugo
MAGIC FOR LIARS by Sarah Gailey

Romance

THE GIRL HE USED TO KNOW by Tracey Garvis Graves
THE FLATSHARE by Beth O’Leary
THINGS YOU SAVE IN A FIRE by Katherine Center
RED, WHITE & ROYAL BLUE by Casey McQuiston

Science Fiction

GIDEON THE NINTH by Tamsyn Muir
THE FUTURE OF ANOTHER TIMELINE by Annalee Newitz
A MEMORY CALLED EMPIRE by Arkady Martine
THE CITY IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT by Charlie Jane Anders

Horror

THE TOLL by Cherie Priest

Humor

MR. KNOW-IT-ALL: The Tarnished Wisdom of a Filth Elder by John Waters

Nonfiction

THE COLLECTED SCHIZOPHRENIAS: Essays by Esmé Weijun Wang
STAY SEXY & DON’T GET MURDERED: The Definitive How-To Guide by Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark
THE MOMENT OF LIFT: How Empowering Women Changes the World by Melinda Gates

Memoir and Autobiography

IN THE DREAM HOUSE: A Memoir by Carmen Maria Machado
TOIL & TROUBLE: A Memoir by Augusten Burroughs
LONG LIVE THE TRIBE OF FATHERLESS GIRLS: A Memoir by T Kira Madden

History and Biography

THE FIRST CONSPIRACY: The Secret Plot to Kill George Washington by Brad Meltzer and Josh Mensch
THE BRITISH ARE COMING: The War for America, Lexington to Princeton, 1775-1777 by Rick Atkinson
HOW TO HIDE AN EMPIRE: A History of the Greater United States by Daniel Immerwahr

Science and Technology

WE ARE THE WEATHER: Saving the Planet Begins at Breakfast by Jonathan Safran Foer

Food and Cookbooks

MIDNIGHT CHICKEN & Other Recipes Worth Living For by Ella Risbridger

Poetry

DEAF REPUBLIC: Poems by Ilya Kaminsky
THE TRUTH ABOUT MAGIC: Poems by Atticus
A BOUND WOMAN IS A DANGEROUS THING: The Incarceration of African American Women from Harriet Tubman to Sandra Bland by DaMaris Hill

Debut Novel

WHEN ALL IS SAID by Anne Griffin
THE SILENT PATIENT by Alex Michaelides
MIRACLE CREEK by Angie Kim
RED, WHITE & ROYAL BLUE by Casey McQuiston

Young Adult Fiction

AGAIN, BUT BETTER by Christine Riccio

Young Adult Fantasy and Science Fiction

WAYWARD SON by Rainbow Rowell
FINALE by Stephanie Garber

Nonfiction Round-Up (11/06/19)

A graphic memoir + a female Navy pilot + an Ohio Senator’s previous desk occupants + historical cooperation between the US and Russia + Pope Francis + RBG’s life & career + elephants! + a chess grandmaster + a history of Thanksgiving + how to draw & write your own story = today’s nonfiction round-up!

THE ARAB OF THE FUTURE 4: A Graphic Memoir of a Childhood in the Middle East by Riad Sattouf

2 starred reviews!

“Sattouf depicts the disappointments and uncertainties of growing up in a unique multicultural world in a way that’s sometimes tense, sometimes humorous, and always brilliant.”–Publishers Weekly, starred review

“A must for most collections, especially those with the previous books in the series.”–Library Journal, starred review

JET GIRL: My Life in War, Peace, and the Cockpit of the Navy’s Most Lethal Aircraft, the F/A-19 Super Hornet by Caroline Johnson

“A realistic look at a difficult, dangerous profession.”–Kirkus Reviews

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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.

Winter 2019–2020 Indie Next List for Reading Groups Preview

Hey all you book club hosters, the Winter 2019–2020 Indie Next List for Reading Groups Preview includes 8 Macmillan titles!

Top 10

#1: SHE WOULD BE KING by Wayétu Moore

Family & Coming of Age

THE FAMILY TABOR by Cherise Wolas

Backlisted But Not Forgotten

300 ARGUMENTS by Sarah Manguso
PYONGYANG: A Journey in North Korea by Guy Delisle

Nonfiction & Memoir

ONE PERSON, NO VOTE: How Voter Suppression Is Destroying Our Democracy by Carol Anderson

Relationships

MEET ME AT THE MUSEUM by Anne Youngson
THE THIRD HOTEL by Laura van den Berg

Thrills & Chills

MACHINE by Susan Steinberg

Nonfiction Round-Up (10/16)

The truth about Artificial Intelligence and the story of one of the world’s favorite musicians make up today’s nonfiction round-up.

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE: A Guide for Thinking Humans by Melanie Mitchell

“Mitchell gives us a history of artificial intelligence and a summation of its current state while asking pressing questions like how smart the best AI programs really are, how they work, how they fail, and how humanlike we can expect them to be.”–Library Journal, Prepub Alert

ME: Elton John Official Autobiography by Elton John

“The legendary pop star looks back cheerfully on a melodramatic life in this rollicking autobiography… John’s fans will love this funny, down-to-earth, and openhearted self-portrait.”–Publishers Weekly, starred review

Nonfiction Round-Up (10/09)

A memoir of growing up in and leaving the Westboro Baptist Church, inspiration from Habitat for Humanity’s CEO, a rescue dog that saves other beloved pets, the story of marriage equality from a civil rights activist, the history of rock structures around the world, and the unification of European countries and cities–all in today’s nonfiction round-up.

UNFOLLOW: A Memoir of Loving and Leaving the Westboro Baptist Church by Megan Phelps-Roper

A Publishers Weekly Most Anticipated Book of Fall 2019

“For anyone interested in the power of rhetoric, belief, and family, Phelps-Roper’s powerful, empathetic memoir will be a must-read.”–Publishers Weekly, starred review

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