Articles tagged "memoir"

Happy Hour Book Buzz at ALA Annual 2019

In case you are #alaleftbehind and missed our epically awesome Happy Hour Book Buzz #MLHAPPYHOUR (guest starring Jeanine Cummins!), here are the highlights:

Adult

AMERICAN DIRT | Jeanine Cummins | January 21, 2020 | 9781250209764 | HC | $26.99
YOU ARE NOT ALONE | Hendricks + Pekkanen | March 3, 2020 | 9781250202031 | HC | $27.99
A BETTER MAN | Louise Penny | August 27, 2019 | 9781250066213 | HC | $28.99
WHAT ROSE FORGOT | Nevada Barr | September 17, 2019 | 9781250207135 | HC | $28.99
THE WHISPER MAN | Alex North | August 20, 2019 | 9781250317995 | HC | $26.99
SAINT X | Alexis Schaitkin | February 4, 2020 | 9781250219596 | HC | $26.99
THE OTHER BENNET SISTER | Janice Hadlow | February 18, 2020 | 9781250129413 | HC | $28.00
OONA OUT OF ORDER | Margarita Montimore | February 25, 2020 | 9781250236609 | HC | $26.99
THE GOD GAME | Danny Tobey | January 7, 2020 | 9781250306142 | HC | $26.99
RUST: A Memoir of Steel and Grit | Eliese Colette Goldbach | March 3, 2020 | 9781250239402 | HC | $27.99
MOLLY: The True Story of the Amazing Dog Who Rescues Cats | Colin Butcher | October 8, 2019 | 9781250204776 | HC | $26.99
WE ARE THE WEATHER: Saving the Planet Begins at Breakfast | Jonathan Safran Foer | September 17, 2019 | 9780374280000 | HC | $24.00
HIGH SCHOOL | Sara Quin + Tegan Quin | September 24, 2019 | 9780374169947 | HC | $27.00
FATHER OF LIONS: One Man’s Remarkable Quest to Save the Mosul Zoo | Louise Callaghan | January 14, 2020 | 9781250248947 | HC | $27.99
A HUNDRED SUNS | Karin Tanabe | April 7, 2020 | 9781250231475 | HC | $27.99
THE YELLOW BIRD SINGS | Jennifer Rosner | March 3, 2020 | 9781250179760 | HC | $25.99
UNFOLLOW: A Memoir of Loving and Leaving the Westboro Baptist Church | Megan Phelps-Roper | October 8, 2019 | 9780374275839 | HC | $27.00
CILKA’S JOURNEY | Heather Morris | October 1, 2019 | 9781250265708 | HC | $27.99
FIND ME | André Aciman | October 29, 2019 | 9780374155018 | HC $26.00
THE TOPEKA SCHOOL | Ben Lerner | October 1, 2019 | 9780374277789 | HC $27.00
DOMINICANA | Angie Cruz | September 3, 2019 | 9781250205933 | HC $26.99

YA

WAYWARD SON | Rainbow Rowell | September 24, 2019 | 9781250146076 | HC | $19.99
DIAMOND CITY | Francesca Flores | January 28, 2020 | 9781250220448 | HC | $18.99
FOUL IS FAIR | Hannah Capin | February 4, 2020 | 9781250239549 | HC | $18.99
THE SILVERED SERPENTS | Roshani Chokshi | February 4, 2020 | 9781250144577 | HC | $18.99
RUTHLESS GODS | Emily A. Duncan | April 7, 2020 | 9781250195692 | HC | $18.99
GOBLIN KING | Kara Barbieri | April 21, 2020 | 9781250247605 | HC | $18.99
HIS HIDEOUS HEART: 13 of Edgar Allan Poe’s Most Unsettling Tales Reimagined | Dahlia Adler | September 10, 2019 | 9781250302779 | HC | $18.99
THE MADNESS BLOOMS | Mackenzi Lee | February 4, 2020 | 9781250136169 | HC | $18.99
THE NIGHT COUNTRY: A Hazel Wood Novel | Melissa Albert | January 7, 2020 | 9781250246073 | HC | $18.99
ANNA K.: A Love Story | Jenny Lee | March 3, 2020 | 9781250236432 | HC | $18.99

Nonfiction Round-Up (6/19/19)

Memory, menopause, money, and manhood–all explored in today’s nonfiction round-up!

A PRIMER FOR FORGETTING: Getting Past the Past by Lewis Hyde

2 starred reviews!

“An eclectic and insightful miscellany of playful, spirited, provocative reflections.”–Kirkus Reviews, starred review

“Rather, in the way of Zen Buddhism, it’s an invitation to forget our very selves so that we might finally see the universe clearly. And alongside all of the bright-burning erudition, there is a very moving personal angle: his mother’s progressive dementia and the prospect of his own.”–Booklist, starred review

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Meet the Author: Aleksandar Hemon

Acclaimed author Aleksandar Hemon returns at his most dazzling and untempered with MY PARENTS: AN INTRODUCTION / THIS DOES NOT BELONG TO YOU, two books in one in a flip dos-à-dos format: the story of Aleksandar Hemon’s parents’ immigration from Sarajevo to Canada and a book of short memories of the author’s family, friends, and childhood in Sarajevo.

Read an excerpt here!

Praise for MY PARENTS: AN INTRODUCTION / THIS DOES NOT BELONG TO YOU:

“Two very different memoirs within the same cover address memory, identity, history, and mortality from different perspectives… An incisive combination of literature that addresses the function of literature and memories that explore the meaning of memory.”–Kirkus Reviews, starred review

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EW’s Best Books of 2019 (So Far)

Entertainment Weekly has spoken! Check out two of the best books of the year…so far!

THE LIGHT YEARS: A Memoir by Chris Rush

An April 2019 Indie Next Pick + 2 starred reviews!

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TRUST EXERCISE by Susan Choi

An April 2019 Indie Next Pick + 3 starred reviews!

Read an excerpt.

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

A Pulitzer Winner + A Pulitzer Finalist = AUTHORS YOU NEED TO KNOW!

GRACE WILL LEAD US HOME: The Charleston Church Massacre and the Hard, Inspiring Journey to Forgiveness by Jennifer Berry Hawes

Exclusive author interview + 3 starred reviews!

“With empathy and kindness, Hawes bears witness to one of the most horrific incidents in recent American history.”–Booklist, starred review

“A groundbreaking, accessible work of investigative reporting that spans a variety of topics, including gun violence and the historic role of the Emanuel AME Church.”–Library Journal, starred review

“At once horrifying and inspiring, engaging and thought-provoking, this is a definitive must-read about the Charleston tragedy.”–Kirkus Reviews, starred review

THIS LAND IS OUR LAND: An Immigrant’s Manifesto by Suketu Mehta

NPR’s Lulu Garcia-Navarro speaks with the author.

“Pulitzer Prize–finalist Mehta displays his flair for evocative storytelling in this passionate argument for migration… Every scene is a joy to read, and Mehta’s passion lights his prose throughout.”–Publishers Weekly

“Impassioned and compelling, this important book illuminates the bewildering, tragic contradictions between the realities and the nativist perceptions of human movement across borders.”–Library Journal

“This heavily researched and passionately argued work deconstructs American misbeliefs about immigration…The result is a profound combination of disturbing, convincing, clear-eyed, and hopeful.”–Booklist

“An intelligent, well-reasoned case for freedom of movement in an era of walls and fences.”–Kirkus Reviews

Macmillan Library @ BookExpo: ALMA Book Buzz

Last week, we presented our favorite forthcoming titles during the Adult Library Marketers Association’s [ALMA] Book Buzz, and for anyone who missed out, here’s the goods:

AMERICAN DIRT | Jeanine Cummins | 1/21/20 | 9781250209764 | Flatiron Books
CILKA’S JOURNEY | Heather Morris | 10/1/19 | 9781250265708 | St. Martin’s Press
DEAL WITH THE DEVIL | Kit Rocha | 5/12/20 | 9781250256294 | Tor Books
FIND ME | André Aciman | 10/29/19 | 9780374155018 | Farrar, Straus & Giroux
GOOD NEIGHBORHOOD, A | Therese Anne Fowler | 2/4/20 | 9781250237279 | St. Martin’s Press
ME | Elton John | 10/15/19 | 9781250147608 | Henry Holt & Co.
NINTH HOUSE | Leigh Bardugo | 10/1/19| 9781250313072 | Flatiron Books
SAINT X | Alexis Schaitkin | 2/4/20 | 9781250219596 | Celadon Books

Meet the Author, er, Raconteur: John Waters

Acclaimed spinner-of -yarns and overall cool dude John Waters shares more of himself in MR. KNOW-IT-ALL: The Tarnished Wisdom of a Filth Elder.

No one knows more about everything—especially everything rude, clever, and offensively compelling—than John Waters. The man in the pencil-thin mustache, auteur of the transgressive movie classics Pink Flamingos, Polyester, the original Hairspray, Cry-Baby, and A Dirty Shame, is one of the world’s great sophisticates, and in MR. KNOW-IT-ALL he serves it up raw: how to fail upward in Hollywood; how to develop musical taste from Nervous Norvus to Maria Callas; how to build a home so ugly and trendy that no one but you would dare live in it; more important, how to tell someone you love them without emotional risk; and yes, how to cheat death itself. Through it all, Waters swears by one undeniable truth: “Whatever you might have heard, there is absolutely no downside to being famous. None at all.”

A PW Best Book of Summer 2019!

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Nonfiction Spotlight: STAY SEXY & DON’T GET MURDERED

Murderinos, unite! STAY SEXY & DON’T GET MURDERED: The Definitive How-To Guide by My Favorite Murder podcast creators Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark is on sale now!

Winter 2019 Indies Introduce Pick + June Indie Next Pick!

[T]here is not a dud in the collection, and readers will be left feeling like they just had a kiki with two very funny, if slightly obsessed, friends. HIGH-DEMAND BACKSTORY: My Favorite Murder is consistently on iTunes’ Top 10 Comedy Podcast charts, and their huge audience will be eagerly awaiting this book.”–Booklist, starred review

Sharing never-before-heard stories ranging from their struggles with depression, eating disorders, and addiction, Karen and Georgia irreverently recount their biggest mistakes and deepest fears, reflecting on the formative life events that shaped them into two of the most followed voices in the nation.

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Nonfiction Round-Up (5/15/19)

For this week’s nonfiction round-up, we celebrate a family memoir and a nautical history!

THE DEER CAMP: A Memoir of a Father, a Family, and the Land that Healed Them by Dean Kuipers

“Lushly detailed and full of eco-devotion, this candid narrative has much to say about human beings bearing burdens, coping, and aiding one another.”–Kirkus Reviews

ENDEAVOUR: The Ship That Changed the World by Peter Moore

2 starred reviews!

“A dense but enlightening history of a highly significant 18th-century vessel…. History at its most exciting and revealing.”–Kirkus Reviews, starred review

“With an acute eye, Moore limns the conflicting human impulses in the first episodes of this epoch-making drama. Maritime history that opens onto much more.”–Booklist, starred review

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