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Stars for THE GUINEVERES

We were completely dazzled by Sarah Domet’s debut novel, THE GUINEVERES, about four girls inexplicably named Guinevere, all left by their parents to be raised by nuns, and the year in which Vere, Gwen, Ginny, and Win’s friendship is tested when four comatose soldiers arrive at the convent.

We’re not the only ones impressed—THE GUINEVERES has two starred reviews and will be reviewed in the November issue of O, The Oprah Magazine and included in ELLE Magazine‘s “Trust Us” section in the October issue!

“With polished prose, Domet offers an unsettling, melancholy first novel whose tone echoes that of Jeffrey Eugenides’s THE VIRGIN SUICIDES. This phenomenal, character-driven story is mesmerizing, with just a glimmer of hope that good can emerge from the most troublesome situations.”
Library Journal, starred review

“Domet’s debut is a luminous bildungsroman, brimming with wisdom about how girls view themselves, each other, and the world around them.”
Booklist, starred review
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Friday Reads: Memoirs

Happy Friday! We’re reading two excellent memoirs this weekend:

IN THE DARKROOM by Susan Faludi
Pulitzer-winning journalist and feminist author Faludi’s “wrought and multi-layered memoir”* reveals that her estranged father came out to her as transgender at age 76. Both O Magazine and People Magazine chose it for their Best Books of Summer 2016 lists and it’s receiving rave reviews:

IN THE DARKROOM is an absolute stunner of a memoir—probing, steel-nerved, moving in ways you’d never expect. Ms. Faludi is determined both to demystify the father of her youth… and to re-examine the very notion and nature of identity.”
New York Times Book Review

“It’s a gripping and honest personal journey—bolstered by reams of research—that ultimately transcends family and addresses much bigger questions of identity and reinvention. A–”Entertainment Weekly

“This is a powerful and absorbing memoir of a parent/child relationship.”
— *Publishers Weekly, starred review

“A moving and penetrating inquiry into manifold struggles for identity, community, and authenticity.” — Kirkus Reviews, starred review

“An incomparable memoir that is sure to provoke discussion. Highly recommended for all readers.” — Library Journal, starred review

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2016 Summer Reading Roundup

Major media declared these 27 Macmillan books Summer 2016 must-reads:
Fiction

TRULY MADLY GUILTY by Liane Moriarty (Entertainment Weekly, St. Louis Post Dispatch)
THE CHILDREN by Ann Leary (People Magazine)
THE SPORT OF KINGS by C.E. Morgan (O Magazine)
THE GOOD LIEUTENANT by Whitney Terrell (Buzzfeed)
GRIEF IS THE THING WITH FEATHERS by Max Porter (Wall Street Journal)
REDEMPTION ROAD by John Hart (St. Louis Post Dispatch)
SOME POSSIBLE SOLUTIONS by Helen Phillips (O Magazine)
A WIFE OF NOBLE CHARACTER by Yvonne Georgina Puig (St. Louis Post Dispatch)

Thrillers & Horror

THE 14TH COLONY by Steve Berry (New York Times Book Review)
THE BALLAD OF BLACK TOM by Victor LaValle (New York Times Book Review)

Nonfiction & Memoir

IN THE DARKROOM by Susan Faludi (O Magazine, People Magazine)
THE AUCTIONEER: Adventures in the Art Trade by Simon de Pury (“Good Morning America”)
THE GLAMOUR OF STRANGENESS: Artists and the Last Age of the Exotic by Jamie James (St. Louis Post Dispatch)
LAST NIGHT, A SUPERHERO SAVED MY LIFE: Neil Gaiman!! Jodi Picoult!! Brad Meltzer!!…and an All-Star Roster on the Caped Crusaders That Changed Their Lives by Liesa Mignogna (“Good Morning America”)
NEVER A DULL MOMENT: 1971-The Year That Rock Exploded by David Hepworth (O Magazine)
THIS IS NOT MY BEAUTIFUL LIFE by Victoria Fedden (O Magazine)

Travel & Nature

BEING A BEAST: Adventures Across the Species Divide by Charles Foster (New York Times, Wall Street Journal)
Read the New York Times interview with Charles Foster on his research for BEING A BEAST!
THE HOUR OF LAND: A Personal Topography of America’s National Parks by Terry Tempest Williams (O Magazine)
FOLLOWING FISH: One Man’s Journey into the Food and Culture of the Indian Coast by Samanth Subramanian (New York Times Book Review)
HOW TO TALK ABOUT PLACES YOU’VE NEVER BEEN: On the Importance of Armchair Travel by Pierre Bayard (New York Times Book Review)
PUTIN COUNTRY by Anne Garrels (New York Times Book Review)
UNDER THE STARS: How America Fell in Love with Camping by Dan White (O Magazine)
WORLDS ELSEWHERE: Journeys Around Shakespeare’s Globe by Andrew Dickson (New York Times Book Review)

Sports

THE ONLY RULE IS IT HAS TO WORK: Our Wild Experiment Building a New Kind of Baseball Team by Ben Lindbergh & Sam Miller (New York Times Book Review)

Comics

HOT DOG TASTE TEST by Lisa Hanawalt (Wall Street Journal)
MARY WEPT OVER THE FEET OF JESUS: Prostitution and Religious Obedience in the Bible by Chester Brown (New York Times Book Review)

YA

THE STAR-TOUCHED QUEEN by Roshani Chokshi (New York Times Book Review)

A Gem On Our Radar: GUTSHOT

What is a gem? A gem is a title that we hadn’t necessarily been tracking but the superlative praise rolling in is telling us to take a second look!

Amelia Gray’s collected stories in GUTSHOT, which is receiving wonderful praise, is just that gem:

“Strange, fable-like, and physical, Gray’s stories are driven by uncanny forces and set in organic yet unnatural worlds. Gray dazzlingly renders the wide array of human experience in these potent, haunting stories.” Publishers Weekly, boxed & starred review

“The best of Gray’s stories find that balance between devastation and humor and navigate an uneasy territory with agility; in this book, there are many that reach that mark.” — Kirkus Reviews

The New Yorker excerpted Amelia Gray’s story “Labyrinth” (read it here) and ran a terrific interview with Gray on their Page Turner blog.

Keep an eye out for more upcoming coverage of GUTSHOT in O Magazine, Marie Claire, the Chicago Tribune, Huffington Post, a Barnes & Noble Review, and more.
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#BookBday Bonus: WHAT I KNOW FOR SURE

It gives us great pride to wish a Happy #BookBday to Flatiron Books’s very first publication: WHAT I KNOW FOR SURE by Oprah Winfrey!

After film critic Gene Siskel asked her, “What do you know for sure?” Oprah Winfrey began writing the “What I Know For Sure” monthly column in O, The Oprah Magazine. Now, for the first time, these thoughtful gems have been revised, updated, and collected in a beautiful keepsake book. Organized by theme—joy, resilience, connection, gratitude, possibility, awe, clarity, and power—these essays offer a rare and powerful glimpse into the mind of one of the world’s most extraordinary women.

If you think that’s pretty great, then you’ll love the audiobook, narrated by the Queen of Media herself! Click here to listen to an excerpt.

Expect major media attention from Redbook, Elle Magazine, Marie Claire, Parade, USA Today, Woman’s Day, the Boston Globe, New York Daily News, and of course, Oprah.com.

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