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Picador dominates the NYTBR!

We can’t help but #humblebrag about all the amazing Picador books reviewed in yesterday’s (October 26) New York Times Book Review:

THE KILLS by Richard House
The patience required to get through [THE KILLS’ 1,000 pages] is made easy by House’s insistent and electric prose style, which imbues long passages about corporate machinations with bristling suspense. Taken together, the four books of THE KILLS depict a searing landscape in which identities are lost and then stolen, and morally bankrupt institutions are aided in their corruption by the abject refusal of certain individuals to face the truth. This is not an international thriller so much as a fiercely literate attempt to subvert the thriller genre itself.” — Christopher Rice

THE BOY WHO DREW MONSTERS by Keith Donohue (an October 2014 LibraryReads pick!)
Ingenious… Donohue unspools his simple story patiently, delivering jolts when necessary, but mostly concentrating on the stress generated in a family with an unhappy child. It’s a modest novel, elegantly worked, with a nice chilly twist at the end.” — Terrence Rafferty
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Happy #BookBday (10/14/14 Edition)

What a lovely day for a #BookBday! Today we celebrate:

ON THE EDGE by Edward St. Aubyn
Shortlisted for the Guardian Fiction Award and one of Kirkus‘s Most Anticipated Fall Novels, St. Aubyn’s take on one man’s search for enlightenment as a cure to modern malaise is “razor sharp and maniacally clever.” — Publishers Weekly

THE FIRELIGHT GIRLS by Kaya McLaren
The past and present collide as three generations of women and men work to save the summer camp of their youth in this heartwarming novel. “McLaren’s novel presents a sweet, touching view of the evolution of love and friendships. For readers who enjoy Kristin Hannah or Luanne Rice.” — Library Journal
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Kirkus’s Most Anticipated Fall Novels

Kirkus Reviews has chosen their Most Anticipated Novels of the Fall and 2 of the 10 are Macmillan titles!

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 THREE starred reviews and has a major media line-up.

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ON THE EDGE by Edward St. Aubyn
Shortlisted for the Guardian Fiction Award, St. Aubyn’s take on one man’s search for enlightenment as a cure to modern malaise is “razor sharp and maniacally clever.” — Publishers Weekly

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Labor Day Weekend Reading

Hip hip hooray, it’s Labor Day! For us (and hopefully you) that means a nice, long, relaxing weekend with plenty of reading time (we’re out tomorrow and Monday).
Here are the books topping our TBR pile:

ON THE EDGE by Edward St. Aubyn
On Sale: October 14, 2014
Shortlisted for the Guardian Fiction Award, St. Aubyn’s take on one man’s search for enlightenment as a cure to modern malaise is “razor sharp and maniacally clever.”
Publishers Weekly

TEXTS FROM JANE EYRE: And Other Conversations with Your Favorite Literary Characters by Mallory Ortberg
On Sale: November 4, 2014
From the co-creator of the cult-favorite website The Toast comes a whimsical collection of hysterical text conversations from your favorite literary characters. Check out samples from Jane Eyre, Gilgamesh, and Medea.

THE LAUGHING MONSTERS by Denis Johnson
On Sale: November 4, 2014
A post-9/11 literary spy thriller from the National Book Award–winning author of Tree of Smoke. One of Barbara Hoffert’s Library Journal pre-pub picks!
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