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Nonfiction Round-Up (5/22/19)

Money, money, money–today’s nonfiction round-up highlights some that make it, and some that take it:

BITCOIN BILLIONAIRES: A True Story of Genius, Betrayal, and Redemption by Ben Mezrich

“Featured in the New York Times best-selling Facebook saga THE ACCIDENTAL BILLIONAIRES, basis of the film The Social Network, Harvard twins Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss had a life-changing fall-out with Mark Zuckerberg. Mezrich shows how they overcame the shock by vacationing in Ibiza, where they learned about cryptocurrency and, considering it either a fraud or the next big thing, risked entering the fray. Now they’re the first bitcoin billionaires.”–Library Journal, Pre-Pub Alert

MONEYLAND: The Inside Story of the Crooks and Kleptocrats Who Rule the World by Oliver Bullough

“[A]n eye-opening and stomach-churning exposé of financial transgressions on a global scale that threatens democracy and the institutions charged with its protection”–Booklist

Stars on stars on stars on stars on stars on stars (5/17/19)

Stars on stars on stars on stars for your #FridayReads!

THE HISTORY OF LIVING FOREVER by Jake Wolff

“The epic sweep and sly humor in the midst of enormous anguish will remind readers of Michael Chabon’s work as they relish this heady exploration of grief, alchemy, and love.“–Publishers Weekly, starred review

“Wolff’s wild, hilarious, and moving adventure is rooted in reason and the tough truths of life: how easy it is to hurt the ones we love; that forgetting is easier than forgiving; and that life (with an elixir or not) is never long enough.”–Booklist, starred review

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

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

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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

Summer/Fall 2019 Indies Introduce Debut Picks + Reading Groups Preview Summer 2019

The American Booksellers Association’s Summer/Fall 2019 Indies Introduce Adult Debut picks, honoring the top upcoming debuts (publishing between June and November 2019), include IN WEST MILLS!

IN WEST MILLS by De’Shawn Charles Winslow

PW Best Book of the Summer + Library Journal Editors’ Pick & Best Debut + Two starred reviews!

“Winslow’s heroine isn’t easy to like. But over time, she reaches into your heart and touches it deeply. So does this book.”–Kirkus Reviews, starred review

“Winslow has a finely tuned ear for the way the people of this small town talk, and his unpretentiously poetic prose goes down like a cool drink of water on a hot day.”–Publishers Weekly, starred review

The Summer 2019 Indie Next List for Reading Groups Preview includes five Macmillan titles!

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Author Spotlight: Rick Atkinson

Rick Atkinson is the bestselling, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of the Liberation Trilogy, and now he turns his intellectual eye to a new era: the American Revolution.

THE BRITISH ARE COMING: The War for America, Lexington to Princeton, 1775-1777 (The Revolution Trilogy, Volume 1) recounts the first twenty-one months of America’s violent war for independence, from the battles at Lexington and Concord in spring 1775 to those at Trenton and Princeton in winter 1777.

Full of riveting details and untold stories, THE BRITISH ARE COMING is a tale of heroes and knaves, of sacrifice and blunder, of redemption and profound suffering. Rick Atkinson has given stirring new life to the first act of our country’s creation drama.

Praise for THE BRITISH ARE COMING:

“Aided by fine and numerous maps, this is superb military and diplomatic history and represents storytelling on a grand scale.”–Booklist, starred review

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Author Spotlight: Tan France

In this heartfelt, funny, and touching memoir, Tan France, Queer Eye’s charming and stylish fashion expert, reveals how an Englishman raised in a traditionally religious home became a fashion icon–and the first openly gay, South Asian man on television—simply by being NATURALLY TAN.

Before he became famous as one of the Fab Five makeover experts, Tan France was the youngest child in his family, growing up in South Yorkshire, England. As a member of one of the very few South Asian, Muslim families living in the predominantly white community, he was routinely bullied for both his culture and his skin color.

Full of his candid observations about US and UK cultural differences, social media behavior, celebrity encounters, behind-the-scenes realities of reality TV, and–of course–fashion tips, Tan gives his unique perspective on the happiness to be found in being yourself.

Praise for NATURALLY TAN:

A Library Journal Editors’ Pick!

“France’s popularity will surely drive checkouts. This book deserves a spot on library shelves for its affirming representation of coming of age and finding oneself.”–Library Journal

“France’s charming anecdotes and candid opinions exhibit no shortage of humor, and fans of the TV personality will revel in the peek into his colorful history.”–Publishers Weekly

Sneak Peek: June 2019 Indie Next List

The June Indie Next list features a whopping SEVEN Macmillan titles!

RED, WHITE & ROYAL BLUE by Casey McQuiston

PW Best Book of the Summer + May LibraryReads Pick + Three starred reviews!

“The much-loved royal romance genre gets a fun and refreshing update in McQuiston’s debut…. A clever, romantic, sexy love story.”–Kirkus Reviews, starred review

“Readers will be eager to see more from McQuiston after this extremely promising start.”–Publishers Weekly, starred review

“In between sweet and steamy love scenes, RED, WHITE & ROYAL BLUE allows readers to imagine a world where coming out involves no self-loathing; where fan fiction and activist Twitter do actual good; and a diverse, liberal White House wins elections. This Blue Wave fantasy could be the feel-good book of the summer.”–Booklist, starred review

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Nonfiction Round-Up (5/8/19)

This week’s Non-Fic picks cover our favorite topics: Baseball! Our complicated emotions! DOGS! Surviving college!

TEN INNINGS AT WRIGLEY: The Wildest Ballgame Ever, with Baseball on the Brink by Kevin Cook

Two starred reviews!

“Every year there is a new crop of baseball books of varying quality, with one or two of them rising above the pack. TEN INNINGS AT WRIGLEY will be among the 2019 releases that will be read for years.”–Booklist, starred review

“This is an excellent look at a momentous individual game, and the long view of the ways baseball has changed during the last 30 years is equally rewarding.”–Publishers Weekly, starred review

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Macmillan Library @ ALA Annual 2019 (Booth #1511)

Come stroll the National Mall with us at ALA Annual 2019 in Washington, DC! We’ll have tons of events, authors, and ARC giveaways in our booth (#1511), so check out our schedule below and RSVP ASAP!

Friday, June 21

In-booth signing with Mariah Fredericks (DEATH OF A NEW AMERICAN)
5:30 PM | Booth 1511

Saturday, June 22

“Don’t Be Afraid of Horror” panel with Rachel Eve Moulton (TINFOIL BUTTERFLY)
1:00-1:50 PM | Pop Top Stage
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United for Libraries “It’s a Mystery to Me” panel with Donna Andrews (TERNS OF ENDEARMENT)
2:30-3:30 PM | WCC Room 207B
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Macmillan Happy Hour Book Buzz with SURPRISE guest
Join the Macmillan Library Marketing team (and a surprise guest!) as we highlight our favorite forthcoming titles from Macmillan’s adult publishers and YA pals Wednesday Books and Flatiron! Beer and wine will be served. #MLHAPPYHOUR
4:00-5:00 PM | WCC Room 207A
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Happy #PubDay! (4/30/19)

Graphic novel + May Indie Next Pick + musical nonfiction + Highland romance = one awesome #pubday!

CLYDE FANS by Seth

“This isn’t just a story, or even, as it terms itself, a ‘picture novel’–it is a brilliant journey into the heart of midcentury darkness.”–Publishers Weekly, starred review

CAPE MAY by Chip Cheek

Library Journal Winter/Spring 2019 Best Debut
May Indie Next Pick
Two starred reviews

“This young couple’s September honeymoon in Cape May got so boring they almost went home early. If only… The 1950s setting, the pellucid prose, and the propulsive plot make this very steamy debut novel about morality and desire feel like a classic.”–Kirkus Reviews, starred review

“Yes, betrayals are at the core of what happens at CAPE MAY, but beyond that, this remarkable debut novel offers a sobering reminder of how the possibilities of life, when first encountered, often carry their own riptide.”–Booklist, starred review

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