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#PubDay 11/20/18

A magical bomb squad, an expansive historical drama, a love letter to turtles, and eerie short stories–happy #bookbday!

CITY OF BROKEN MAGIC: Chronicles of Amicae (Volume 1) by Mirah Bolender 
This fast-paced, adventure fantasy debut features a bomb squad that defuses magic weapons of a long forgotten war and the only team member standing between the city and a massive magic-eating infestation. “This debut builds a fascinating setting that readers will want to keep coming back to.”Publishers Weekly, starred review

MASTER OF HIS FATE: The House of Falconer Series (Volume 1) by Barbara Taylor Bradford 
The first book in an expansive and intricately detailed new historical fiction series that’s filled with drama, intrigue, and Bradford’s trademark cast of compelling characters. “Bradford’s legion of fans will flock happily to this romantic saga…”Booklist readmoreremove

Hot Drop-In for Winter 2019: TEAM OF VIPERS

Winter 2019 is heating up with another red-hot drop-in: TEAM OF VIPERS: My 500 Extraordinary Days In the Trump White House by Cliff Sims.

TEAM OF VIPERS is the first book from a true insider—a man who was in all the meetings, met all the players, and even worked with Trump to make the enemies list. This is the definitive book on the Trump administration, one that will appeal to anyone—left or right—who wants to know what’s going on behind the curtain from someone who had the president’s absolute trust.

Author Cliff Sims was the CEO of Yellowhammer Multimedia, Alabama’s premiere source for political news, until he joined the Trump campaign in August 2016. After the election, he moved from Trump Tower to the West Wing, where he crafted the White House’s messaging. He now advises major corporations, CEOs and media personalities on a wide range of public affairs and communications issues.

On sale January 29, 2019 and totally embargoed, this is the political book of the year you won’t want to miss!

FSG All Stars

These forthcoming reads from Farrar, Straus & Giroux are shining bright with multiple starred reviews!

UNEXAMPLED COURAGE: The Blinding of Sgt. Isaac Woodard and the Awakening of President Harry S. Truman and Judge J. Waties Waring by Richard Gergel 
On sale 1/22/19
“Gergel is both an astute researcher and an engaging writer, bringing this significant story to vivid life. Civil rights history at its most compelling.”–Kirkus Reviews, starred review

“[A]n important work on the prehistory of the civil rights struggle and an insightful account of how a single incident can inspire massive social and political changes.”     Publishers Weekly, starred review

TERRITORY OF LIGHT by Yuko Tsushima 
On sale 2/12/19
“This lovely, melancholy novel painstakingly documents a year in one young woman’s life… Grace hovers above the banal and the transcendent alike. Each chapter is as elegant and self-contained as a pearl or a perfectly articulated drop of water.”Kirkus Reviews, starred review

“Equal parts brutal and tender, Tsushima’s portrait of the strains and joys of motherhood is captivating.”Publishers Weekly, starred review readmoreremove

Nonfiction Round-up (11/14/18)

Gangsters: Men + Women, food lust, and artful essays… Welcome to this week’s nonfiction round-up!

HANDSOME JOHNNY: The Life and Death of Johnny Rosselli: Gentleman Gangster, Hollywood Producer, CIA Assassin by Lee Server 
An untold story of golden age Hollywood, modern Las Vegas, JFK-era scandal and international intrigue.

“Filled with crackerjack writing and Damon Runyonesque characters, this entertaining page-turner is a rich look at one of organized crime’s most intriguing characters.”Publishers Weekly, starred review readmoreremove

Happy #PubDay! (11/13/18)

Today’s #pubday brings you a re-examining of the Constitution, food, the environment, India under British rule, aaaand a novel from Israel!

WE THE PEOPLE: A Progressive Reading of the Constitution for the Twenty-First Century by Erwin Chemerinsky 

From gun control to reproductive health, a conservative court will reshape the lives of all Americans for decades to come. University of California Berkeley Dean and respected legal scholar Erwin Chemerinsky expertly exposes how conservatives are using the Constitution to advance their own agenda that favors business over consumers and employees, and government power over individual rights.

“Chemerinsky’s rock-solid arguments are rooted in history, in a profound progressive philosophy.”Kirkus Reviews, starred review

THE EATING INSTINCT: Food Culture, Body Image, and Guilt in America by Virginia Sole-Smith 

An exploration, both personal and deeply reported, of how we learn to eat in today’s toxic food culture.

“Picky eaters, foodies, food historians, parents of preemies, and readers who rarely even think about food will all find the statistics Sole-Smith uncovers to be interesting and surprising.”Booklist readmoreremove

Round ‘Em Up, Cowboy!

Yeehaw!  We’ve wrangled some mighty fine Westerns to kick off your #FridayReads! 

True stories of wild west heroes, a November LibraryReads pick, collected tales of the American West, and a quintessential Western novel–strap on your cowboy boots and dive in!

SHOTGUNS & STAGECOACHES: The Brave Men Who Rode for Wells Fargo in the Wild West by John Boessenecker 

The true stories of the Wild West heroes who guarded the iconic Wells Fargo stagecoaches and trains, battling colorful thieves, vicious highwaymen, and robbers armed with explosives.

“A rip-roaring history of moving the mail in the wildest of the Wild West days.”–Kirkus Reviews

THE BEST BAD THINGS by Katrina Carrasco 
November 2018 LibraryReads Pick

A vivid, sexy barn burner of a historical crime novel, THE BEST BAD THINGS introduces readers to the fiery Alma Rosales—detective, smuggler, spy.

“Readers looking for sexy, dangerous action unencumbered by apologetics will love this book. Carrasco is an author to watch.”–Library Journal, starred review readmoreremove

Nonfiction Round-Up (11/7/18)

Read on for this week’s nonfiction round-up!

SHAME: Free Yourself, Find Joy, and Build True Self-Esteem by Joseph Burgo 
An intimate look at the full spectrum of shame—often masked by addiction, promiscuity, perfectionism, self-loathing, or narcissism—that offers a new, positive route forward, from St. Martin’s Essentials, the new mind-body-spirit imprint at St. Martin’s Press.

THE ART OF THE GRAPHIC MEMOIR: Tell Your Story, Change Your Life by Tom Hart 
#1 New York Times bestselling author and Eisner-nominated cartoonist Tom Hart’s creative manual for how to write a graphic memoir.

“Both fans of the form and those looking to try their hand at the task will delight in Hart’s perfect blend of technical instruction and emotional inspiration.”Booklist

Vote Now in the Goodreads Choice Awards 2018

Voting for the 10th Annual Goodreads Choice Awards is now open!

Goodreads has gathered the best titles from across all genres, and we’re happy to share the Macmillan titles currently nominated for your voting pleasure. Voting for the opening round closes November 4th, so head over to Goodreads and submit your votes now.

Fiction
NINE PERFECT STRANGERS by Liane Moriarty
GIRLS BURN BRIGHTER by Shobha Rao

Mystery/Thriller
THE WIFE BETWEEN US by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen
BRING ME BACK by B.A. Paris
FORCE OF NATURE by Jane Harper
SOMETIMES I LIE by Alice Feeney

Historical Fiction
THE GREAT ALONE by Kristin Hannah

Fantasy
YEAR ONE: Chronicles of The One, Book 1 by Nora Roberts
BENEATH THE SUGAR SKY by Seanan McGuire

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Starred Review Roundup (10/29/18)

Save a spot on your shelves for these forthcoming titles with multiple starred reviews:

IN EXTREMIS: The Life and Death of the War Correspondent Marie Colvin
by Lindsey Hilsum

2019 Carnegie Medals Longlister

FOUR starred reviews!

“This intense biography is highly recommended for everyone, including journalism junkies, history buffs, and casual readers.”Publishers Weekly, starred review

“A rip-roaring life rendered extremely well.”— Kirkus Reviews, starred review

“This is riveting personal and professional history, told with skill and sincerity…Hilsum has created something truly worthy of her subject, a biography that reads like high adventure, a masterwork that will draw well-deserved attention to a heroic witness.”     — Booklist, starred review

“This unputdownable account will inspire future journalists, especially women, and should find wide audiences among those interested in global crises and international affairs.”— Library Journal, starred review

THE BEST BAD THINGS
by Katrina Carrasco

Two starred reviews and a November 2018 Library Reads pick! 1887—Former Pinkerton Women’s Bureau agent Alma Rosales is tasked with searching for stolen opium in Washington Territory and uncovering a thief while going undercover as a man. “Breath-catching pacing, tantalizingly rough-and-tumble characters who are somehow both distasteful and deeply relatable, palpable erotic energy, and powerful storytelling make this a standout.” — Publishers Weekly, starred review

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Nonfiction Picks (10/24/18)

A leading thinker in African-American culture, the greatest rivalry in college basketball history (GO HEELS!), the Wild West, and Opera… Check out today’s Nonfiction picks:

MAD SCENES AND EXIT ARIAS: The Death of the New York City Opera and the Future of Opera in America
by Heidi Waleson

“This engrossing study should find a place in both academic and metropolitan-area libraries and will be of extraordinary interest to opera lovers, arts administrators, and anyone invested in the future of the performing arts.”Library Journal, starred review

WE CAN’T BREATHE: On Black Lives, White Lies, and the Art of Survival
by Jabari Asim

2 starred reviews!

“An insightful, compact volume featuring eight pivotal essays that redress African American history and culture as it’s commonly represented in America today…A highly accessible book that would serve high school and college classrooms well in continuing the conversation about civil rights and social justice.”–Library Journal, starred review

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