Articles tagged "Suzanne Joinson"

It’s a Groundhog #BookBday!

Happy Groundhog Day! Punxsutawney Phil didn’t see his shadow, so that means we’re getting warmer weather soon. Until then, cozy up with these new books:

THE YID by Paul Goldberg
A February 2016 Indie Next pick and two starred reviews! “In this fantastical (and fantastic) debut novel by reporter and writer Goldberg, who immigrated to the United States from the USSR in 1973, a troupe of unlikely Soviet characters assembles with a single objective…to do in Stalin before his henchmen unleash the pogrom. Highly recommended for readers with a grasp of history who enjoy imaginative deviations from what we think we know as historical truth.” — Library Journal, starred review

BLACK DEUTSCHLAND by Darryl Pinckney
Two starred reviews for this story about a young, gay African American man in divided Berlin. “The novel is full of wondrous things—several genial character portraits, funny and exact depictions of West Berlin, [and] beautiful evocations of Chicago… Despite the gravity of Jed’s burdens and dilemmas (race, success, sanity, America, Germany), the book’s tone is comic, pleasingly spry, and the prose breaks naturally into witty one-liners [and] perfected wisdom.” — The New Yorker  readmoreremove

Starred Review Roundup

Save a spot on your shelves for these upcoming books that have received multiple starred reviews:

ALL THE BIRDS IN THE SKY by Charlie Jane Anders
A February 2016 Indie Next pick and a Kirkus Reviews’ Most Anticipated Book of 2016! A friendship between two adolescent misfits is the catalyst for an apocalyptic reckoning in this stunning SF debut. “At turns darkly funny and deeply melancholy, this is a polished gem of a novel from the Hugo Award–winning editor in chief of the website io9.com.”Library Journal, starred review

“Anders’ knock-your-socks-off blend of science and magic will be a strong contender for science fiction and fantasy awards, appealing to not only genre fans but also those looking for great literary reads.” — Booklist, starred review

THE LAST PAINTING OF SARA DE VOS by Dominic Smith
“Highly evocative of time and place, this stunning novel explores a triumvirate of fate, choice, and consequence and is worthy of comparison to Tracy Chevalier’s GIRL WITH A PEARL EARRING and Donna Tartt’s THE GOLDFINCH. Just as a painter may utilize thousands of fine brushstrokes, Smith slowly creates a masterly, multilayered story that will dazzle readers of fine historical fiction.” — Library Journal, starred review

“In this wonderfully engaging novel, centered on the paintings of fictional seventeenth-century Dutch artist Sara de Vos, Smith immerses the reader in three vibrant time periods. Rich in historical detail, the novel explores the immense challenges faced by women in the arts (past and present), provides a glimpse into the seedy underbelly of the art world across the centuries, and illustrates the transformative power and influence of great art. An outstanding achievement, filled with flawed and fascinating characters.” — Booklist, starred review readmoreremove

ALA Midwinter 2016 – Saturday Events

Good morning, Boston!! Come by the Macmillan (adult) booth #1806 for fabulous galleys (especially during the Spotlight on Adult Literature) and show our authors some love by attending today’s events:

Auditorium Speaker Series with Isaac Mizrahi
10:00-11:00am
Boston Convention and Exhibit Center | BCEC Ballroom West

Listen to fashion designer Isaac Mizrahi discuss his forthcoming memoir I.M. which covers his growing up gay and overweight in a Jewish orthodox community in Brooklyn, his days at the High School of Performing Arts and Parsons School of Design, the waning days of Studio 54, and his rise in the fashion and business worlds.
Click here to download a recording of the event.

Spotlight on Adult Literature: ARC & Finished Book Giveaway
2:00-4:00pm
Boston Convention and Exhibit Center | Booth #1806

Visit our booth and pick up ARCs of the following titles:

Nonfiction:
Ben Rawlence’s CITY OF THORNS: Nine Lives in the World’s Largest Refugee Camp (Picador)
Ellen Wayland-Smith’s ONEIDA: From Free Love Utopia to the Well-Set Table—an American Story (Picador)
Stephen Le’s 100 MILLION YEARS OF FOOD: What Our Ancestors Ate and Why It Matters Today (Picador)
Tom Hart’s ROSALIE LIGHTNING: A Graphic Memoir (St. Martin’s Press)

Historical Fiction:
Dominic Smith’s THE LAST PAINTING OF SARA DE VOS (Farrar, Straus & Giroux)
Suzanne Joinson’s THE PHOTOGRAPHER’S WIFE (Bloomsbury)
Paula Brackston’s THE RETURN OF THE WITCH (Thomas Dunne Books)
Saskia Sarginson’s THE OTHER ME (Flatiron)
Paul Goldberg’s THE YID (Picador)

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LJ’s ALA Midwinter 2016 Galley Guide

Worried you’ll miss a hot new galley at ALA Midwinter? Fear not! Library Journal‘s Barbara Hoffert did some sleuthing in advance for you. Here are her top picks from the Macmillan booth (#1806):

THE PHOTOGRAPHER’S WIFE by Suzanne Joinson
“Lyrical historical fiction set partly in 1920s Jerusalem.”

THE LAST PAINTING OF SARA DE VOS by Dominic Smith
“Imaginatively wrought [novel] about three individuals connected over centuries by a single painting.”

SHELTER by Jung Yun
“[A] smashing debut about a disaffected Korean American family.”

ORPHAN X by Gregg Hurwitz
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Macmillan Library @ ALA Midwinter 2016 (Booth #1806)

We’re ridiculously excited to see you in the Macmillan (adult) booth #1806 and at all of our great events at ALA Midwinter in Boston next month. Check out our schedule below and RSVP ASAP!
Friday, January 8

ALA ERT/Booklist Author Forum with Terry Tempest Williams
4:00-5:15pm
Boston Convention and Exhibit Center | BCEC Ballroom West

Award-winning author Terry Tempest Williams will discuss her new book, THE HOUR OF LAND: A Personal Topography of America’s National Parks as part of a panel including documentarian Ken Burns and creative nonfiction writer Mark Kurlansky, moderated by Booklist‘s Donna Seaman. A book signing will follow the program.
Click here to download a recording of the event.

In-booth signing with Roshani Chokshi
5:30-7:00pm
Boston Convention and Exhibit Center | Booth #1806

Roshani Chokshi will sign complimentary copies of her YA novel, THE STAR-TOUCHED QUEEN.

Saturday, January 9

Auditorium Speaker Series with Isaac Mizrahi
10:00-11:00am
Boston Convention and Exhibit Center | BCEC Ballroom West

Listen to fashion designer Isaac Mizrahi discuss his forthcoming memoir I.M. which covers his growing up gay and overweight in a Jewish orthodox community in Brooklyn, his days at the High School of Performing Arts and Parsons School of Design, the waning days of Studio 54, and his rise in the fashion and business worlds.
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International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award 2014 nominees

We're pleased to announce that Macmillan has 17 books longlisted for the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, which honors works of fiction with high literary merit. Nominees include:

BRING UP THE BODIES by Hilary Mantel

THE DREAM OF THE CELT by Mario Vargas Llosa

THE FORRESTS by Emily Perkins

HHhH by Laurent Binet

THE HOUSE I LOVED by Tatiana de Rosnay

THE HUNGER ANGEL by Herta Müller

IGNORANCE by Michèle Roberts

JACK HOLMES AND HIS FRIEND by Edmund White

A LADY CYCLIST’S GUIDE TO KASHGAR by Suzanne Joinson

THE LIGHT OF AMSTERDAM by David Park

MEMOIRS OF AN IMAGINARY FRIEND by Matthew Dicks

MR. PENUMBRA’S 24-HOUR BOOKSTORE by Robin Sloan

MY STRUGGLE: Book 1 by Karl Ove Knausgaard

PAINTER OF SILENCE by Georgina Harding

A POSSIBLE LIFE by Sebastian Faulks

THE TELEPORTATION ACCIDENT by Ned Beauman

TRAVELER OF THE CENTURY by Andrés Neuman

View the full list of nominees here.  

The shortlist will be announced on April 9, 2014 and the Lord Mayor of Dublin will announce the winner on June, 12 2014. Congratulations!

Monday Fun Day! (8/20/2012 Edition)

Happy Monday, librarians! Here are a couple fun things to get your week started:

- Grammar Girl is here to help you help your patrons get work! She wrote up a few very handy hints for résumé building here on the blog. Oh, and there's a signed books giveaway, too!

- Our giveaway is still open for those of you interested in taking a look at Uncharted Pages, our new Science Fiction and Fantasy site hosted by EarlyWord

- In a readers' edition of Shelf Awareness last week there was a great review for Sabina Berman's debut, ME, WHO DOVE INTO THE HEART OF THE WORLD

"Karen Nieto is a remarkable character, and Mexican playwright/poet Sabina Berman's rendering of her unusual voice and personality in ME, WHO DOVE INTO THE HEART OF THE WORLD is equally remarkable. [...] 

"A beautifully written, emotionally affecting debut featuring a protagonist whose 'different abilities' include surprising and charming the reader."

- And finally, A LADY CYCLIST'S GUIDE TO KASHGAR may have come out back in May, but it's still bicycle season, so we're still thinking about it!

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Monday Fun Day! (6/18/2012 Edition)

It's a Monday morning Macmillan party and you're invited, my friend!

- Can you believe it? ALA Annual is almost here! Add our events to your schedule now: The Great Non-Fiction Read-Alike! Book Battle II: The Sequel! Author signings! Glitter stars! Tea!

- The Locus Award winners were announced this weekend and we're delighted to see that Ellen Datlow was awarded Best Editor and Tor was awarded Best Publisher—woohoo! See all of the 2012 Locus Award winners here.

- The LA Times published their extensive 2012 Summer Reading Guide including some excellent picks from Macmillan including:

Beach Reads:

A Lady Cyclist's Guide to Kashgar by Suzanne Joinson 
Monarch Beach by Anita Hughes 
The Nightmare by Lars Kepler
The Sins of the Father by Jeffrey Archer 

History and Biography Reads:

Bring Up the Bodies by Hilary Mantel
Our Divided Political Heart by E.J. Dionne Jr.
A Good Man by Mark K. Shriver
James Joyce by Gordon Bowker

Young Adult & Children:

This Is Not a Test by Courtney Summers

Lifestyle:

Bring It! by Tony Horton
The Gift of Pets by Bruce R. Coston
Meander by Jeremy Seal
What a Plant Knows by Daniel Chamovitz

Audio:

The Hunt by Andrew Fukuda

- For those of you curious about the inner workings of Macmillan, you may be interested in reading "Reorganization at Verlagsgruppe Georg von Holtzbrinck."

- And finally, can somebody get this pup a sandwich already?!

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