Articles tagged "New York Times bestseller"

Fall YA Announcements, Booklist Webinar — Macmillan Titles (08/08/17)

So you missed Booklist‘s “Fall YA Announcements, 2017” Webinar… We got you! Here are the titles we covered:

CARAVAL by STEPHANIE GARBER

WONDERFUL FEELS LIKE THIS by SARA LOVESTAM

I HATE EVERYONE BUT YOU by DUNN + RASKIN

EVERYTHING MUST GO by JENNY FRAN DAVIS

SHADOWSONG by S. JAE-JONES

SUN WARRIOR by P.C. CAST

BETWEEN THE BLADE AND THE HEART by AMANDA HOCKING

FROM THE EARTH TO THE SHADOWS by AMANDA HOCKING

NOT NOW, NOT EVER by LILLY ANDERSON

FLIGHT SEASON by MARIE MARQUARDT

FADE TO US by JULIA DAY

THIS HEART OF MINE by C.C. HUNTER

IN SIGHT OF STARS by GAE POLISNER

EAT YOUR FEELINGS by LINDSEY SMITH

GIRLS MADE OF SNOW AND GLASS by MELISSA BASHARDOUST

FRANKIE by SHIVAUN PLOZZA

13 MINUTES by SARAH PINBOROUGH

THE HAZEL WOOD by MELISSA ALBERT

GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS: AMAZING ANIMALS

GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS: SCIENCE & STUFF

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Featured Author: Jim Fergus (08/07/17)

Getting to know Jim Fergus…

The Vengeance of Mothers

“Twenty years on, Fergus’ best-selling novel, One Thousand White Women (1998), remains vivid in readers’ memories and continues to be discovered by historical-fiction fans. He now continues the intriguing tale of the U.S. government’s controversial, little-publicized, assimilation-oriented Brides forIndians program… It’s a gripping tale, a history lesson infused with both sadness at the violence perpetuated against the Cheyenne and awe at the endurance of this remarkable group of women. HIGHDEMAND BACKSTORY: With a twentieth-anniversary edition of Fergus’ million-copy hit, One Thousand White Women, and a major publicity campaign for the long-awaited sequel, requests will be legion.”–Booklist, starred review

One Thousand White Women

One Thousand White Women begins with May Dodd’s journey west into the unknown. A government program in which women are brought west as brides for the Cheyenne, is her vehicle. What follows is the story of May’s adventures: her marriage to Little Wolf, chief of the Cheyenne nation, and her conflict of being caught between two worlds, loving two men, living two lives. Jim Fergus has so vividly depicted the American West that it is as if these diaries are a capsule in time.

“An impressive historical…terse, convincing, and affecting.” —Kirkus Reviews

 

JOHN HART NEWS — AWARDS & UPDATES

John Hart’s Redemption Road was just shortlisted for the Crime Writers’ Association (CWA) Ian Fleming Steel Dagger Award!

The CWA Steel Dagger Award winner will be announced on Oct 26th at the Grange City Hotel, London.

John Hart’s next novel, The Hush, goes on sale February 27, 2018

We LOVE Louise Penny!

Louise Penny CollageLouise Penny dropped by the Flatiron Building today to celebrate her new book, THE NATURE OF THE BEAST, which lands at #3 on next weekend’s New York Times bestseller list! There was champagne, a magnificent cake, and Anne tried not to squeal/cry/faint as she met one of her longtime favorite authors and got a signed book. Even our CEO got his pant leg signed!! PEOPLE ARE CRAZY FOR LOUISE!

Lucky thing Louise is crazy about you, too. She signed 5 copies to give away to some lucky librarians!

To enter the giveaway, simply email Library@MacmillanUSA.com from your professional/library-issued e-mail address (subject: Nature of the Beast) by Sunday, Sept. 20. Make sure to include your library’s mailing address to be placed in the random drawing. Check the fine print after the break.

Good luck and #ViveGamache!

UPDATE 9/23 – Congratulations to our winners:
Betty H. Lee of Rockville Memorial Library, Rockville MD
Sharon Piersma of Loutit District Library, Grand Haven MI
Lesa Holstine of Evansville Vanderburgh Public Library, Evansville, IN
Sheri Stevens of Lockport Public Library, Lockport, NY
Tracy Lech of Loma Vista Middle School, Riverside CA

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Trending Title: CHASING THE SCREAM

“This is your brain.” Holds up egg.
“This is your brain on drugs.” Cracks egg into hot frying pan where it sizzles.
“Any questions?”

Remember that commercial? If you’re a person of a certain age, you do. But, has anything changed since then?

Enter award-winning journalist Johann Hari and his first book, CHASING THE SCREAM—a multistrand examination of the war on drugs, spanning 100 years from inception to the present day.

Blending sociology, history and reportage with novelistic detail, Hari uses the narratives of the first American drug czar Harry Anslinger, jazz singer and addict Billie Holiday, and drug-dealing gangster Arnold Rothstein as archetypes to point out how the drug war continually perpetuates itself with shocking intensity and contradiction. Dividing his book neatly into five parts, each with its own subsections, Hari concisely lays out the history and long-term effects of the war on drugs with both depth and precision, and ends by examining alternate ways drug use and drug addiction are being dealt with, the new and growing science that shows that everything we thought we knew about drugs may be wrong, and how there is hope for a new understanding of drug use in the future.

Although it was published in January, CHASING THE SCREAM is selling well and receiving lots of media attention. Last month it spent two consecutive weeks on the New York Times Hardcover Nonfiction Extended Bestseller List, reaching a high of #17! Hari was interviewed on HBO’s “Real Time with Bill Maher” and MSNBC’s “The Cycle,” and was covered in Vanity Fair‘s “Hot Type” and the New York Times Book Review:

“Hari’s empathy and keen eye for detail bring a disparate group of characters to life, including a former drug dealer and gang leader from Brooklyn transitioning from living as a woman to living as a man, and a teenager in Ciudad Juárez, Mexico, who dresses up as an angel to highlight the savage butchery that has made that border city one of the most dangerous places on earth.” New York Times Book Review

“Hari has made a stimulating hybrid of a book—simultaneously a readable history of the war on drugs and a powerful case for radical reform.” Publishers Weekly, starred review

“It is one of the few glimmers of hope, alongside movements to legalize marijuana, in a worldwide war whose fight should not be against drugs but for humanity in general. A compassionate and humane argument to overturn draconian drug policies.”
— Kirkus Reviews

“[Hari] portrays everyone with empathy, from drug dealers to drug addicts, law enforcement personnel, and civilians caught in the middle of this war, which, along with the first-person narration, helps to keep the narrative engaging…” — Booklist

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Cooking (Healthy Sh*t) With Attitude

Need a cookbook that’s as sassy as your mouth? Then check out the #1 New York Times bestseller THUG KITCHEN: Eat Like You Give A F*ck (Advice, How-To & Miscellaneous, week of 10/26/14).

Beloved by Gwyneth Paltrow (“This might be my favorite thing ever”) and named Saveur’s Best New Food blog of 2013—with half a million Facebook fans and counting—Thug Kitchen started their wildly popular website to inspire people to take charge of their plates and cook up some real f*cking food.

cornmeal pancakes-editAnne was up for the challenge and made THUG KITCHEN’s Cornmeal Waffles with Strawberry Syrup this weekend. Well, not exactly… She didn’t have strawberries for the syrup and she made pancakes instead of waffles because that’s some fancy sh*t (and she doesn’t own a waffle maker).

UPDATE 11/4: THIS CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED AND THE WINNERS HAVE BEEN CONTACTED. THANK YOU! Before we get to the recipe, we’re giving away three copies of this fun, foul-mouthed cookbook for your library (or personal kitchen)! To enter the giveaway, simply email Library@MacmillanUSA.com from your professional/library-issued e-mail address (subject: Thug Kitchen) by Monday, Nov. 3.

Make sure to include your library’s mailing address to be placed in the random drawing. Check out the fine print* after the break. Now back to the recipe…
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Excitement Building for Kristin Hannah’s THE NIGHTINGALE

“I loved Kristin Hannah’s The NightingaleShe has captured a particular slice of French life during World War II with wonderful details and drama. But what I loved most was the relationship between two sisters and Hannah’s exploration of what we do in moments of great challenge.”–Lisa See, author of New York Times bestseller Snow Flower and the Secret Fan

I read The Nightingale in one sitting, completely transported to wartime France… A historical novel–built on Kristin Hannah’s proven skill with story, complex and enduring family ties, and passion…”–Marilyn Dahl, Editor, Shelf Awareness

“My wife came home as I was on the final few pages…she wondered why I was sobbing. What a read, She immediately took it from me. Powerful and interesting on many levels as only great historical fiction can be.”–David K. Cully, EVP, Baker & Taylor

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BEAUTIFUL DARKNESS on the Graphic Books Best Sellers list!

NYT Bestseller listWe're so pleased that BEAUTIFUL DARKNESS by Fabien Vehlmann and Kerascoët is a New York Times bestselling graphic novel! 

Coming in at #10 on the March 16, 2014 list, BEAUTIFUL DARKNESS is a dark fairy tale about surviving the human experience. 

“This unforgettable graphic novel hovers on the edge of your daydreams and nightmares” — Publishers Weekly, starred review

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