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Happy National Library Week 2018!

It’s National Library Week, and what better way to celebrate than with some of our favorite books by librarians, about libraries, or starring librarians:

DEAR FAHRENHEIT 451: Love and Heartbreak in the Stacks by Annie Spence
A September 2017 LibraryReads pick, Gen X-er librarian Spence’s book is a snarky, laugh-out-loud funny, deeply moving collection of love letters and break-up notes to the books in her life.

MURDER IN THE MANUSCRIPT ROOM: A 42nd Street Library Mystery by Con Lehane
Murder? In the library?! It happens in Lehane’s 42nd Street Library mystery series starring crime fiction curator Raymond Ambler.

THE BOOK OF SPECULATION by Erika Swyler
Swyler’s “whimsically dark debut” (Publishers Weekly) about a librarian who discovers a mysterious book that holds the key to a curse that has haunted his family of traveling circus performers for generations was a June 2015 LibraryReads pick and a Barnes & Noble 2015 Discover Great New Writers selection.

THE INFERNAL LIBRARY: On Dictators, the Books They Wrote, and Other Catastrophes of Literacy by Daniel Kalder
A compelling new history of “dictator literature” in the twentieth century, featuring the prose and poetry of Lenin, Hitler, Mao, and more.

MURDER AT THE BRIGHTWELL by Ashley Weaver
Librarian Weaver’s charming Golden Age debut introduced married couple/amateur sleuths Amory and Milo Ames and was an October 2014 LibraryReads pick. Look for book 5 in the series, AN ACT OF VILLAINY, coming this September 2018.

Plus, Patience & Fortitude are roaring about our New York Public Library Spring 2018 staff picks!

STARFIRE: A Red Peace by Spencer Ellsworth

BAKING WITH KAFKA by Tom Gauld

DON’T GO by Lisa Scottoline

GHOSTS OF THE TSUNAMI: Death and Life in Japan’s Disaster Zone by Richard Lloyd Parry

THE BUTCHERING ART: Joseph Lister’s Quest to Transform the Grisly World of Victorian Medicine by Lindsey Fitzharris

THE ENGLISH WIFE by Lauren Willig

A CROWN OF WISHES by Roshani Chokshi (Young Adult)

Happy Birthday LibraryReads!

Forget terrible twos, this is a terrific two: Happy Anniversary, LibraryReads!

We’re so grateful for your support of the program that we’re giving away TWO super prize packs of ALL Macmillan LibraryReads picks to date!

September 2015
#7 FURIOUSLY HAPPY by Jenny Lawson

August 2015
#2 THE NATURE OF THE BEAST by Louise Penny
#5 EVERYBODY RISE by Stephanie Clifford
#9 LORD OF THE WINGS by Donna Andrews

July 2015
#6 THOSE GIRLS by Chevy Stevens

June 2015
#3 THE BOOK OF SPECULATION by Erika Swyler
#8 THE PRECIPICE by Paul Doiron

May 2015
#10 LITTLE BLACK LIES by Sharon Bolton

February 2015
#7 A DARKER SHADE OF MAGIC by V. E. Schwab
#8 A MURDER OF MAGPIES by Judith Flanders

January 2015
#9 FIRST FROST by Sarah Addison Allen

December 2014: “Favorite of Favorites”
#4 FANGIRL by Rainbow Rowell
#9 LANDLINE by Rainbow Rowell

October 2014
#6: THE BOY WHO DREW MONSTERS by Keith Donohue
#9: MALICE by Keigo Higashino
#10: MURDER AT THE BRIGHTWELL by Ashley Weaver

August 2014
#4: LOCK IN by John Scalzi

July 2014
#1: LANDLINE by Rainbow Rowell

May 2014
#9: SIXTH GRAVE ON THE EDGE by Darynda Jones

April 2014
#8: THE AXE FACTOR by Colin Cotterill

March 2014
#8: PRECIOUS THING by Colette McBeth

January 2014
#3: LOST LAKE by Sarah Addison Allen

December 2013
#7: DANGEROUS WOMEN, edited by George R.R. Martin & Gardner Dozois
#9: THE TRIP TO ECHO SPRING by Olivia Laing

November 2013
#2: THROUGH THE EVIL DAYS by Julia Spencer-Fleming
#8: THE RAVEN’S EYE by Barry Maitland

September 2013
#1: FANGIRL by Rainbow Rowell
#2: HOW THE LIGHT GETS IN by Louise Penny

To enter the giveaway, simply email Library@MacmillanUSA.com from your professional/library-issued e-mail address (subject: LibraryReads 2) by Sunday, Sept. 13. Make sure to include your library’s mailing address to be placed in the random drawing. Read on for the fine print. Good luck!

Update 9/14: This giveaway is closed. Congratulations to our winners, Gregg Winsor of Johnson County Library, Overland Park KS and Sheri Stevens of Lockport Public Library, Lockport NY!

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For Your Consideration: October 2015 LibraryReads Titles

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*Nominations are due August 20! Click here for the full list of 2015 deadlines.

DEATH WEARS A MASK by Ashley Weaver
Amory Ames and her rakish husband Milo, first introduced in MURDER AT THE BRIGHTWELL (An October 2014 LibraryReads pick), take on a murder at a masked ball in this Christie-esque traditional mystery set in 1930s England.

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HOME IS BURNING by Dan Marshall
A BEA 2015 Editor’s Buzz Panel selection, an ALA Annual Read ‘n Rave selection, and a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers pick! Dave Eggers meets David Sedaris in this uproariously funny, unflinchingly honest, and tender memoir from Marshall, who as a recent college graduate, had to return home to help care for his ailing parents. “…funny, heartbreaking, and unapologetically crude. A poignantly provocative memoir.” — Kirkus Reviews

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THE CLASP by Sloane Crosley
“Crosley’s smart, sardonic, sometimes-zany, yet also sensitive story is told from the alternating perspectives of these three linked characters, taking the readers along as they reunite first for a friend’s wedding in Miami and then again for a road trip in France, setting off from Paris in pursuit of, yes, a priceless necklace but also of things far more valuable: the truth about themselves and one another, a genuine sense of purpose, and, perhaps most precious of all, a connection to one another.
…a real gem.” — Kirkus Reviews

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CORRUPTED by Lisa Scottoline
Bennie Rosato revisits her past when she represents Jason Leftavick, a former client she’s couldn’t free from juvenile detention after he finally stood up to a class bully. Now Jason’s an adult, accused of murdering the very same bully who first got him in hot water. “Both the juvenile case and the murder case are compelling on their own, but the combination and the glimpse into Bennie’s younger self make this a wonderful addition to an always-strong series. Scottoline is an A-lister all the way, and her Rosato series is always an A-plus in terms of reader interest.”
Booklist, starred review

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Our 2015 YALSA & RUSA Award Winners!

Congrats to all of the fine Macmillan authors who won awards or were selected for YALSA and RUSA’s various reading lists this year!

2015 Alex Awards

The Alex Awards are given to ten books written for adults that have special appeal to young adults, ages 12 through 18.

LOCK IN by John Scalzi
WOLF IN WHITE VAN by John Darnielle

See all of the 2015 Alex Award winners here!

YALSA’s 2015 Best Fiction for Young Adults

COMPLICIT by Stephanie Kuehn
SWAY by Kat Spears

See the full list of Best Fiction for Young Adults here.

YALSA’s 2015 Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults

Book to Movie: Ripped From the Pages
ENDER’S GAME by Orson Scott Card

See the full list of Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults here.

YALSA’s 2015 Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers

HUMANS OF NEW YORK by Brandon Stanton

See the full list of Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers here.

YALSA’s 2015 Great Graphic Novels for Teens

THE GIGANTIC BEARD THAT WAS EVIL by Stephen Collins

See the full list of Great Graphic Novels for Teens here.

Black Caucus of the American Library Association 2015 Honor Book for Fiction

‘TIL THE WELL RUNS DRY by Lauren Francis-Sharma

See the full list of BCALA Literary Awards here.
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Minotaur Books Dominates with 7 Edgar Nominations!

The Edgar Award nominations were announced today and  Minotaur Books had 6 titles nominated in 2 categories! GO BEAST GO!

Best First Novel

Invisible City by Julia Dahl

Bad Country by C.B. McKenzie

Murder at the Brightwell by Ashley Weaver

Mary Higgins Clark

A Dark and Twisted Tide by Sharon Bolton

The Stranger You Know by Jane Casey

Invisible City by Julia Dahl

Summer of the Dead by Julia Keller

The winners will be announced at an awards ceremony on April 29.

Thriller Thursday (10/16/14 Edition)

Death and Debt – what could be better on #ThrillerThursday?

MURDER AT THE BRIGHTWELL by Ashley Weaver

The #10 October 2014 LibraryReads pick by librarian Weaver featuring a spunky heiress, an eccentric group of British aristocrats on holiday at an exquisite seaside resort, and a MURDER. “This debut novel by a librarian lays the foundation for a stylish series with Milo and Amory channeling Nick and Nora Charles.” — Booklist

THE COUNTERFEIT HEIRESS by Tasha Alexander

The latest entry in the New York Times best-selling series starring Lady Emily opens with a murder at a lavish masquerade ball. This sets off complicated questions about the victim’s identity and leads Lady Emily to Paris to unmask a murderer. “…Alexander skillfully builds the tension as the action crosses from one perspective to the next and the intertwined truth is slowly revealed.”— Library Journal

BAD PAPER: Chasing Debt from Wall Street to the Underworld by Jake Halpern

Halpern’s breathtaking exposé on the debt collection industry has received starred reviews from Publishers Weekly and Library Journal, which said, “Colorful and chilling, this work is an important peek into the dark corner of consumer finance and recommended for all consumers and true crime aficionados.”

Share your reads with @MacmillanLib this #ThrillerThursday.

LJ’s Famously Firsts

Library Journal shared their “Famously Firsts”—recently published or forthcoming debut novels that they are most excited about. Check out their Macmillan picks!
KEY FALL CHILLS

NIGHT OF THE JAGUAR by Joe Gannon
A freelance journalist in Nicaragua during the Sandinista Revolution, the setting of this book, Gannon introduces police captain Ajax Montoya, a revolutionary hero who served in state security but has been forced into homicide investigations. At least he recognizes the execution style of an old enemy at the latest crime scene. “Readers will eagerly await Gannon’s next book” (PW).

NINE DAYS by Minerva Koenig
Living in the witness protection program in Azula, TX, Julia Kalas is surprised to discover that the buildings near the bar where she works are mostly owned by a shell company; she ends up investigating the sheriff’s murder. “Atmospheric and entertaining”; an LJ Mystery Debut of the Month by an architect who once worked as a librarian. (LJ 9/1/14)

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Queens Library Mystery Book Buzz 2014

Today Anne presented all the latest and greatest Mystery titles at the Queens Library “Mystery in the Stacks” Book Buzz. We don’t want anyone to feel left out, so here are the books she talked about:

LibraryReads
MALICE by Keigo Higashino
MURDER AT THE BRIGHTWELL by Ashley Weaver
THE LONG WAY HOME by Louise Penny
THE LIFE I LEFT BEHIND by Colette McBeth

Bestselling Authors
BETRAYED by Lisa Scottoline
ALL THE OLD KNIVES by Olen Steinhauer
THE PATRIOT THREAT by Steve Berry

Debuts
NINE DAYS by Minerva Koenig
THE MURDER MAN by Tony Parsons
FIVE by Ursula Archer
THE UNQUIET DEAD by Ausma Zehanat Khan

Cozies
THE BLOOD OF AN ENGLISHMAN by M.C. Beaton
A DEMON SUMMER by G.M. Malliet
KILL ‘EM WITH CAYENNE by Gail Oust

Historical Mysteries
THE COUNTERFEIT HEIRESS by Tasha Alexander
THE LAWS OF MURDER by Charles Finch

Detective/PI/Amateur Sleuth
BROADCHURCH by Erin Kelly
TRUTH BE TOLD by Hank Phillippi Ryan
THE WHITES by Harry Brandt
A MURDER OF MAGPIES by Judith Flanders

Nonfiction
DEEP DOWN DARK by Héctor Tobar
BAD PAPER by Jake Halpern

Winter 2015 Treats
THE REVENANT by Michael Punke
A PLEASURE AND A CALLING by Phil Hogan
AMONG THIEVES by John Clarkson

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Macmillan hits the October 2014 LibraryReads list!

FANTASTIC NEWS! Macmillan has THREE fabulous books on the October 2014 LibraryReads list!

Coming in at #6 is THE BOY WHO DREW MONSTERS by Keith Donohue
This creepy horror novel about a young boy whose drawings of monsters take on a life of their own is “A sterling example of the new breed of horror: unnerving and internal with just the right number of bumps in the night.” — Kirkus Reviews

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Available from Picador on October 7.

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For Your Consideration: October LibraryReads titles

Download, read, and nominate our favorite titles now for the October 2014* LibraryReads list!
*Nominations are due September 1

LILA by Marilynne Robinson
Pulitzer Prize-winning author “Robinson has created a tour de force” (Booklist, starred review) with the final volume in her Gilead trilogy, LILA. It’s already received two starred reviews and has a major media line-up.

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FULL MEASURE by T. Jefferson Parker
Parker, a three-time Edgar Award winner, delivers an exceptional, insightful, and contemporary stand-alone literary novel. Fans of the author’s crime novels and Tim O’Brien’s war novels will enjoy this story, which highlights the impact of war on a community. In addition, Steinbeck fans will appreciate the description of the setting and intricate plot.” Library Journal, starred review

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MURDER AT THE BRIGHTWELL by Ashley Weaver
We love this Golden Age–style debut from librarian Weaver featuring a spunky heiress, an eccentric group of British aristocrats on holiday at an exquisite seaside resort, and a MURDER. Bryant Library’s Janet Schneider loved it too: “Great beach reading. Sort of a Dorothy L Sayers/Downton Abbey combo.”

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THE BOY WHO DREW MONSTERS by Keith Donohue
If you were at Library Journal‘s Day of Dialog you heard Picador’s publisher Stephen Morrison talk about this creepy horror novel about a young boy whose drawings of monsters take on a life of their own. Dominique Jenkins of Penguin Library Marketing is OBSESSED: “Have you guys read THE BOY WHO DREW MONSTERS? Holy WOW!”

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THE SILENT SISTER by Diane Chamberlain
A longtime best-selling author who got even wider attention with last year’s NECESSARY LIES, Chamberlain returns with the story of a sister’s shocking discovery. Riley McPherson had always been told that her sister committed suicide, but when she cleans out her deceased father’s house, she discovers that Lisa is alive and hiding under an assumed identity. What dark events led to Riley’s having ‘a silent sister’?” Library Journal, pre-pub alert

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