Articles tagged "The Kills"

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 (8/5/14 Edition)

Oh what a lovely day for a #BookBday! Today we celebrate:

DRIVING WITH THE TOP DOWN by Beth Harbison
In New York Times bestseller Harbison’s latest novel, two women set out on an antiquing road trip and get more than they bargained for when they pick up a third, stranded woman. “…it’s an enjoyable ride. Readers will want to pack this road-trip book in their beach bags.” — Booklist

A COLDER WAR by Charles Cumming
New York Times bestselling author Cumming’s masterful follow-up to A FOREIGN COUNTRY is an espionage tale that has two starred reviews and is an August Indie Next pick! “This fast-paced thriller is full of twists, turns, and surprises. With well-developed, complex characters and plenty of details about spycraft, it’s a perfect summer read for fans of Stella Rimington and John le Carré.” — Library Journal, starred review

THE KILLS by Richard House
We raved about this super-sized summer thriller longlisted for the Man Booker prize, which is actually four-books-in-one, and now your patrons will, too. “Part Olen Steinhauer spy thriller and part Roberto Bolaño art novel…THE KILLS is a work of intense artistic conviction and demands a serious commitment from its readers. They’ll be rewarded, even if the center of this dazzlingly large picture is elusive.” — Booklist, starred review

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For Your Consideration: August LibraryReads titles

August LibraryReads collage

Summer means vacations and long, lazy weekends—occasions when you always need a good book. We recommend these great August titles, and you can nominate your favorites for the August 2014 LibraryReads List (due July 1)!

THE LONG WAY HOME by Louise Penny
In the new book in the New York Times bestselling Chief Inspector Gamache series, the former Chief Inspector of Homicide is happily retired in Three Pines, but must help his friend Clara Morrow find her estranged husband, Peter. (While you’re waiting for Penny’s latest blockbuster, join the great Gamache re-read now and relive those favorite Three Pines moments!)

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THE KILLS by Richard House
This epic four-books-in-one thriller longlisted for the Man Booker prize begins with a man on the run and ends with a burned body, moving across continents, characters, and genres. “Part Olen Steinhauer spy thriller and part Roberto Bolaño art novel, with a huge cast of characters, many Middle Eastern settings, and a puzzle of a time-shifting plot, THE KILLS is a work of intense artistic conviction and demands a serious commitment from its readers. They’ll be rewarded, even if the center of this dazzlingly large picture is elusive.” — Booklist, starred review

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A COLDER WAR by Charles Cumming
A brilliant novel of MI6 and modern espionage by the New York Times bestselling author of A FOREIGN COUNTRY and THE TRINITY SIX. “Cumming has established himself, along with Olen Steinhauer, as one of the best of today's old-school espionage novelists…. Superb espionage fiction in the grand tradition.”
Booklist, starred review

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SMALL BLESSINGS by Martha Woodroof
Readers who loved MAJOR PETTIGREW’S LAST STAND will adore this inspiring debut of a small-town college professor, a remarkable new woman at the bookshop, and the ten-year old son he never knew he had.  “What could have become a sappy tale in less capable hands is a warm, caring, and thoroughly entertaining debut that reads remarkably well. NPR pro Woodroof is no novice writer, and her first novel will have readers eager for more.” — Library Journal, starred review

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LOCK IN by John Scalzi
In Hugo Award-winning author Scalzi’s latest sci-fi novel, a virus known as “Haden's syndrome” has swept the globe, creating the largest medical crisis in history with nearly 5 million people “locked in”—fully awake and aware, but unable to move or respond to stimulus. In this new world, rookie FBI agent Chris Shane and veteran agent Leslie Vann must investigate a Haden-related murder that may have much larger implications in this new society. 

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THE FROZEN DEAD by Bernard Minier
A suspenseful and “compelling” (Booklist, starred & boxed review) murder mystery set in a high-security asylum for the criminally insane and the snowy mountains of the French Pyrénées. “French author Minier’s assured debut adroitly combines a genuinely creepy series of crimes, a literally chilling atmosphere, and a dogged detective.  Minier’s execution equals his considerable cleverness.”
Publishers Weekly, starred review  

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A Super-Sized Summer Thriller: THE KILLS

If you attended Library Journal's “Day of Dialog” last week, you heard Picador publisher Stephen Morrison rave about Richard House’s THE KILLS. This epic thriller longlisted for the Man Booker prize is four books in one: Sutler, The Massive, The Kill, and The Hit. It begins with a man on the run and ends with a burned body, moving across continents, characters, and genres.

It's already received outstanding early praise and is showing up on Summer Reading Previews:

“In this remarkable, epic literary venture, a novel in four parts that was long-listed for the Man Booker Prize, House explores the collateral damage of our capitalist way of going to war…. Part Olen Steinhauer spy thriller and part Roberto Bolaño art novel, with a huge cast of characters, many Middle Eastern settings, and a puzzle of a time-shifting plot, THE KILLS is a work of intense artistic conviction and demands a serious commitment from its readers. They’ll be rewarded, even if the center of this dazzlingly large picture is elusive.” Booklist, starred review

House’s thousand-plus-page novel is an intense, frustrating yet unforgettable tale…. He presents intriguing characters and enthralling scenarios, then leaves readers to make sense of it all. This huge undertaking is notable for its ambition, and it seduces with both its shortcomings and its accomplishments.”
Publishers Weekly, a May 5 Pick of the Week

Engrossing… House’s four-part, 1,000-page novel of corruption and murder is a heady page-turner. Already a hit in the U.K., THE KILLS trots the globe with professional killers and military contractors, and earns its comparisons to John le Carré with a healthy dose of political intrigue.” Time Out New York

Nerds, stay calm… Richard House’s Booker-long-listed, 1,000 page, hallucinogenic fictional account of the Iraq War and its aftermath, THE KILLS, is finally released in the States [August 5].” New York Magazine

Worried about toting around a brick of a galley? Fear not!
The e-galley is available on Edelweiss
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BEA 2014 is here!

BEA librarian logoBookExpo America is finally here! We hope to see you at these great events and in the Macmillan booth (#1738).  
Thursday, May 29

LibraryReads: Collaborative Discovery for Librarians & Patrons panel
10:00am-10:50am
Javits Convention Center | Room 1E14

Find out how to share the books you love with readers across the country and enhance your professional profile by participating in LibraryReads, the monthly, nationwide library staff picks list. Speakers include Robin Nesbitt, Manager, Columbus Metropolitan Library, OH; Kaite Stover, Director of Reader’s Services, Kansas City Public Library, MO; Stephanie Anderson, Head of Readers Services, Darien Library, CT, and Melissa DeWild, Collection Development Manager, Kent District Library, MI.

BiblioCommons: Cultivating and Supporting an Online Reading Community: Digital Badges and Online Programming
11:00–11:50am
Javits Convention Center | Room 1E14

Stephanie Chase of Library Discovery Service for BiblioCommons and Jenn Northington of WORD Bookstores will discuss how to reach the online community of patrons and customers through digital badges and online programming. 

The AAP's Annual Librarians Book Buzz, Part I
2:15-3:30pm
Javits Convention Center | Room 1E16

Come hear Anne Spieth highlight her favorite forthcoming Macmillan titles at this very popular annual Publishers Book Buzz!

Macmillan Galley Giveaways and Author Signings (Booth #1738):

9:00am  Galley Giveaway: MIDNIGHT PLAN OF THE REPO MAN by Bruce Cameron (Tor Books)
9:30am Galley Giveaway: LILA by Marilynne Robinson (FSG)
10:00am In-Booth Signing: Lisa Scottoline (BETRAYED, SMP)
10:45am In-Booth Signing: Rainbow Rowell (LANDLINE, SMP/Macmillan Audio)
11:00am Galley Giveaway: THE PLOUGHMEN by Kim Zupan (Holt)
2:00pm In-Booth Signing: R.L. Stine (PARTY GAMES, Griffin)
2:00pm Galley Giveaway: THE KILLS by Richard House (Picador)
2:30pm Galley Giveaway: BITTER GREENS by Kate Forsyth (Thomas Dunne Books)
3:00pm Galley Giveaway: ISLAND OF A THOUSAND MIRRORS by Nayomi Munaweera (SMP)
3:30pm Brooklyn Beer Tasting: THE CRAFT BEER REVOLUTION by Steve Hindy (Palgrave Macmillan)
3:30pm Galley Giveaway: WAR DOGS by Rebecca Frankel (Palgrave Macmillan)

Friday, May 30

The AAP's Annual Librarians Book Buzz, Part II
2:00-3:30pm
Javits Convention Center | Room 1E14

Come listen to our publishing friends as they highlight their favorite forthcoming titles!

The 6th Annual Librarian Shout 'n Share
3:30-5:00pm
Javits Convention Center | Room 1E14

Join librarians as they sound off on their favorite exhibit floor reads, and other upcoming works they are looking forward to sharing with their patrons. Speakers include Douglas Lord, Head of Circulation/ Branch Head, New Britain (CT) Public Library, longtime Library Journal book reviewer and Books for Dudes Columnist; Alene Moroni, Manager, Selection and Order, King County Library System (WA) and a 2013 Library  Journal “Mover and Shaker”; Charlene Rue, Deputy Director of Collection Management, BookOps: The shared technical services organization of New York Public Library and Brooklyn Public Library; Etta Thornton-Verma, Library Journal Reviews Editor (NY); and Jamie Watson, Collection Development Coordinator, Baltimore County Public Library (MD) and a 2008 Library Journal “Mover and Shaker.”

Macmillan Galley Giveaways and Author Signings (Booth #1738): 

9:30 AM In-Booth Signing: Ben Lerner (10:04, Faber)
9:30 AM Galley Giveaway: THE BOY WHO DREW MONSTERS by Keith Donohue (Picador)
10:00 AM Galley Giveaway: YOU MIGHT REMEMBER ME: The Life and Times of Phil Hartman by Mike Thomas (SMP)
10:30 AM Galley Giveaway: MY REAL CHILDREN by Jo Walton (Tor Books)
11:00 AM Galley and Advance Listening Copy Giveaway: LANDLINE by Rainbow Rowell (SMP/ Macmillan Audio)
11:30 AM In-Booth Signing: Andy Cohen, ANDY COHEN DIARIES (Holt)
11:30 AM Galley Giveaway: THE FURIES by Natalie Haynes (SMP)
2:00 PM In-Booth Signing: John Scalzi (LOCK IN, Tor)
2:00 PM Galley Giveaway: MURDER AT THE BRIGHTWELL by Ashley Weaver (Minotaur)
2:30 PM Galley Giveaway: SWAY by Kat Spears (Griffin)
4:00 PM Galley Giveaway: FULL MEASURE by T. Jefferson Parker (SMP)

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Memorial Day weekend reading

We hope you've also got a nice, long, relaxing weekend with plenty of reading time ahead of you. Here are a few books we recommend (they're also BEA giveaway galleys!):

THE KILLS by Richard House
On Sale: August 5, 2014
Longlisted for the Man Booker Prize, this epic novel of crime and conspiracy told in four books begins with a man on the run and ends with a burned body, moving across continents, characters, and genres. “Part Olen Steinhauer spy thriller and part Roberto Bolaño art novel, with a huge cast of characters, many Middle Eastern settings, and a puzzle of a time-shifting plot, THE KILLS is a work of intense artistic conviction and demands a serious commitment from its readers.” — Booklist, starred review 

THE FURIES by Natalie Haynes
On Sale: August 26, 2014
In this psychological page-turner set at a “last-chance” school for teens, a teacher hides from her own terrible tragedy by teaching the Greek classics to her troubled students.

ISLAND OF A THOUSAND MIRRORS by Nayomi Munaweera
On Sale: September 2, 2014
Winner of the Commonwealth Book Prize for Asia and longlisted for the Man Asian Literary Prize! In the tradition of Michael Ondatjee’s ANIL’S GHOST and Arundhati Roy’s THE GOD OF SMALL THINGS, this literary debut of two young women on opposing sides of the devastating Sri Lankan Civil War is an emotionally resonant saga of cultural heritage, heartbreaking conflict and deep family bonds. 

THE PLOUGHMEN by Kim Zupan
On Sale: September 30, 2014
A young sheriff and a hardened killer form an uneasy and complicated bond in this mesmerizing first novel set on the plains of Montana.

PARTY GAMES by R.L. Stine
On Sale: September 30, 2014
The first new Fear Street book in nearly 20 years! Rachel Martin has a crush on Brendan Fear and despite her friends’ warnings, she goes to Brendan’s party at his family’s estate on Fear Island. Lots of games are planned, but it’s not all fun and games when party guests start dropping dead. 

LILA by Marilynne Robinson
On Sale: October 7, 2014
The Pulitzer Prize–winning author returns to the town of Gilead in an unforgettable story of a girlhood lived on the fringes of society in fear, awe, and wonder. “This third of three novels set in the fictional plains town of Gilead, Iowa, is a masterpiece of prose in the service of the moral seriousness that distinguishes Robinson’s work.” — Publishers Weekly, starred review  

FULL MEASURE by T. Jefferson Parker
On Sale: October 7, 2014
From the New York Times bestselling and Edgar Award-winning thriller writer comes a powerful standalone novel in the tradition of Steinbeck's classic EAST OF EDEN about a young man risking everything for his family. “Parker’s evident talent for building tension, plus his sharp writing and characterization, makes this departure especially promising.” — Library Journal, pre-pub alert 

BETRAYED by Lisa Scottoline
On Sale: November 25, 2014
In Scottoline's latest Rosato & Associates thriller, Judy Carrier must deal with her aunt's recent breast cancer diagnosis while investigating the sudden death of her aunt's friend, Emelia Juarez, who was an undocumented worker at a local farm.

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Macmillan Library @ BEA 2014! (Booth #1738)

BEA librarian logoSpring is finally here, and that means that BookExpo America is only a few short weeks away! We hope to see you at these great events and in the Macmillan booth (#1738).
Wednesday, May 28

Library Journal’s Day of Dialog
9:00am–6:00pm
McGraw-Hill 50th floor, 1221 Avenue of the Americas (6th Avenue and 49th Street), New York, NY 10020
RSVP required 

LJ's annual event will feature the ever-popular Editors’ Picks panel featuring Picador’s own Publisher & VP Stephen Morrison and a women's fiction panel starring Lisa Scottoline (BETRAYED) and Rainbow Rowell (LANDLINE)! 

Click here for more information and to RSVP 

The 8th Annual BEA Adult Librarians Dinner, co-hosted by AAP and LibraryReads
RSVP required, space is limited

NPR's Maureen Corrigan hosts this annual dinner featuring Pat O'Brien, whose memoir I'LL BE RIGHT BACK AFTER THIS chronicles his wild life in sports and Hollywood and his recovery from crippling substance abuse. 

Details and RSVP here. (Please note that this dinner is nearly sold out. If you RSVP after the event is full, you will be placed on a wait list.) 

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Thursday, May 29

LibraryReads: Collaborative Discovery for Librarians & Patrons panel
10:00am-10:50am
Javits Convention Center | Room 1E14

Find out how to share the books you love with readers across the country and enhance your professional profile by participating in LibraryReads, the monthly, nationwide library staff picks list. Speakers include Robin Nesbitt, Manager, Columbus Metropolitan Library, OH; Kaite Stover, Director of Reader’s Services, Kansas City Public Library, MO; Stephanie Anderson, Head of Readers Services, Darien Library, CT, and Melissa DeWild, Collection Development Manager, Kent District Library, MI.

BiblioCommons: Cultivating and Supporting an Online Reading Community: Digital Badges and Online Programming
11:00–11:50am
Javits Convention Center | Room 1E14

Stephanie Chase of Library Discovery Service for BiblioCommons and Jenn Northington of WORD Bookstores will discuss how to reach the online community of patrons and customers through digital badges and online programming. 

The AAP's Annual Librarians Book Buzz, Part I
2:15-3:30pm
Javits Convention Center | Room 1E16

Come hear Anne Spieth highlight her favorite forthcoming Macmillan titles at this very popular annual Publishers Book Buzz!

Macmillan Galley Giveaways and Author Signings (Booth #1738):

9:00am  Galley Giveaway: MIDNIGHT PLAN OF THE REPO MAN by Bruce Cameron (Tor Books)
9:30am Galley Giveaway: LILA by Marilynne Robinson (FSG)
10:00am In-Booth Signing: Lisa Scottoline (BETRAYED, SMP)
10:45am In-Booth Signing: Rainbow Rowell (LANDLINE, SMP/Macmillan Audio)
11:00am Galley Giveaway: THE PLOUGHMEN by Kim Zupan (Holt)
2:00pm In-Booth Signing: R.L. Stine (PARTY GAMES, Griffin)
2:00pm Galley Giveaway: THE KILLS by Richard House (Picador)
2:30pm Galley Giveaway: BITTER GREENS by Kate Forsyth (Thomas Dunne Books)
3:00pm Galley Giveaway: ISLAND OF A THOUSAND MIRRORS by Nayomi Munaweera (SMP)
3:30pm Brooklyn Beer Tasting: THE CRAFT BEER REVOLUTION by Steve Hindy (Palgrave Macmillan)
3:30pm Galley Giveaway: WAR DOGS by Rebecca Frankel (Palgrave Macmillan)

Friday, May 30

The AAP's Annual Librarians Book Buzz, Part II
2:00-3:30pm
Javits Convention Center | Room 1E14

Come listen to our publishing friends as they highlight their favorite forthcoming titles!

The 6th Annual Librarian Shout 'n Share
3:30-5:00pm
Javits Convention Center | Room 1E14

Join librarians as they sound off on their favorite exhibit floor reads, and other upcoming works they are looking forward to sharing with their patrons. Speakers include Douglas Lord, Head of Circulation/ Branch Head, New Britain (CT) Public Library, longtime Library Journal book reviewer and Books for Dudes Columnist; Alene Moroni, Manager, Selection and Order, King County Library System (WA) and a 2013 Library  Journal “Mover and Shaker”; Charlene Rue, Deputy Director of Collection Management, BookOps: The shared technical services organization of New York Public Library and Brooklyn Public Library; Etta Thornton-Verma, Library Journal Reviews Editor (NY); and Jamie Watson, Collection Development Coordinator, Baltimore County Public Library (MD) and a 2008 Library Journal “Mover and Shaker.”

Macmillan Galley Giveaways and Author Signings (Booth #1738): 

9:30 AM In-Booth Signing: Ben Lerner (10:04, Faber)
9:30 AM Galley Giveaway: THE BOY WHO DREW MONSTERS by Keith Donohue (Picador)
10:00 AM Galley Giveaway: YOU MIGHT REMEMBER ME: The Life and Times of Phil Hartman by Mike Thomas (SMP)
10:30 AM Galley Giveaway: MY REAL CHILDREN by Jo Walton (Tor Books)
11:00 AM Galley and Advance Listening Copy Giveaway: LANDLINE by Rainbow Rowell (SMP/ Macmillan Audio)
11:30 AM In-Booth Signing: Andy Cohen, ANDY COHEN DIARIES (Holt)
11:30 AM Galley Giveaway: THE FURIES by Natalie Haynes (SMP)
2:00 PM In-Booth Signing: John Scalzi (LOCK IN, Tor)
2:00 PM Galley Giveaway: MURDER AT THE BRIGHTWELL by Ashley Weaver (Minotaur)
2:30 PM Galley Giveaway: SWAY by Kat Spears (Griffin)
4:00 PM Galley Giveaway: FULL MEASURE by T. Jefferson Parker (SMP)

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