Articles tagged "Song of the Shank"
Contemporary American & international literature? Check. Independent publisher? Check. e-Books for Libraries? Check.
Graywolf Press is having an e-Books sale for the month of March! If you’re not familiar with this leading independent publisher and their unique publications, then consider this a great way to add some e-Books to your digital shelf.
Starting today (February 29) and running through Monday, April 4, select titles will be discounted 25% off (with our regular lending terms in the US only). Here’s a sneak preview of some sale titles:
Click here to download the spreadsheet of all available titles with exact price changes.
It’s March Madness and we’ve got brackets on the brain! We’re excited to see Arizona and North Carolina in the Sweet Sixteen, but we’re even MORE jazzed about ALA’s March Medals Madness where you can vote to predict the 2015 Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction for a chance to win books AND money!
Click here to pick the three fiction and three nonfiction titles from the 2015 Andrew Carnegie Medals longlist that you think will be named to the shortlist, as well as the two winners. The player matching the most titles named to the 2015 shortlist will win a $50 cash card and a full set of the 2015 shortlist titles.
If you need voting help, let us recommend Macmillan’s finest:
SPARE PARTS: Four Undocumented Teenagers, One Ugly Robot, and the Battle for the American Dream by Joshua Davis
NO PLACE TO HIDE: Edward Snowden, the NSA, and the U.S. Surveillance State by Glenn Greenwald
THE SIXTH EXTINCTION: An Unnatural History by Elizabeth Kolbert
Stay tuned for the shortlist announcement on April 6, 2015 to see if your picks were selected as shortlist titles and follow #ala_carnegie on Twitter (tag @ALA_Booklist) and Facebook for updates.
AND Macmillan has 26 of ’em!
10. American Mirror
11. Being Mortal
13. Deep Down Dark
15. The Fame Lunches
16. Geek Sublime
17. Hotel Florida
20. On Immunity
25. My Struggle: Book 3 (our edition is coming out in April!)
26. On the Run (our edition is coming out in April!)
Macmillan, oh Macmillan, why must you steal nearly all the spots on Kirkus’ Best Fiction Books of 2014 list?
At the heart of this remarkable novel is Thomas Greene Wiggins, a nineteenth-century slave and improbable musical genius who performed under the name Blind Tom. Jeffery Renard Allen blends history and fantastical invention to bring to life a man who profoundly changed all who encountered him.
The NYTBR called it, “[A] masterly new novel…. It sagely explores themes of religion, class, art and genius, and introduces elements of magical realism…resulting in the kind of imaginative work only a prodigiously gifted risk-taker could produce.”
This review joins praise that SONG OF THE SHANK has already received from Essence, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the Kansas City Star, Bookforum, and a starred review in Kirkus with even more reviews forthcoming in the New York Times, Star Tribune, Boston Globe, Los Angeles Times, San Francisco Chronicle and interviews with WAMU’s Kojo Nnamdi Show, Shelf Awareness, and The Nervous Breakdown, among others.
SONG OF THE SHANK is available now from Graywolf Press.