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Ocean County Library Book Club Buzz Titles

Did you know that October is National Reading Group Month? It’s true!

This weekend, Anne will participate in Ocean County Library’s “Book Discussion Leaders Tea” event where she’ll share these book club picks:

Bestsellers
THE NIGHTINGALE and THE GREAT ALONE by Kristin Hannah
THE SELLOUT by Paul Beatty
COME SUNDOWN by Nora Roberts

Literary
THEY MAY NOT MEAN TO BUT THEY DO by Cathleen Schine
THE LAST LAUGH by Lynn Freed
THE RESURRECTION OF JOAN ASHBY by Cherise Wolas
THE LAST PAINTING OF SARA DE VOS by Dominic Smith

Diversity
AN UNRESTORED WOMAN and GIRLS BURN BRIGHTER by Shobha Rao
HER BODY AND OTHER PARTIES by Carmen Maria Machado
THE WOMAN NEXT DOOR by Yewande Omotoso

Mystery / Thriller
EVERY FIFTEEN MINUTES and AFTER ANNA by Lisa Scottoline
The Chief Inspector Armand Gamache series by Louise Penny (GLASS HOUSES)
The Inspector Esa Khattak & Rachel Getty series by Ausma Zehanat Khan (THE UNQUIET DEAD, THE LANGUAGE OF SECRETS, AMONG THE RUINS, A DANGEROUS CROSSING)
EMMA IN THE NIGHT by Wendy Walker

Nonfiction
BEING MORTAL by Atul Gawande
THE SIXTH EXTINCTION by Elizabeth Kolbert
GIVE US THE BALLOT by Ari Berman
A HOPE MORE POWERFUL THAN THE SEA by Melissa Fleming

Movie / Media Tie-Ins
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE by David Finkel
TRULY MADLY GUILTY by Liane Moriarty
SPARE PARTS by Joshua Davis
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2016 Community Reads Recommendations

2016_fye_catalog_coverAlthough our Academic Marketing division created the “Books for the First-Year Experience” for colleges and universities, we strongly believe that the titles featured in this catalog foster the sort of discussion and self-reflection that make library-led, city-wide reading programs so memorable.

The updated catalog for 2016 is now available and features titles such as:

BEING MORTAL by Atul Gawande
DEEP DOWN DARK by Héctor Tobar
HUMANS OF NEW YORK: STORIES by Brandon Stanton
THE SIXTH EXTINCTION by Elizabeth Kolbert
SPARE PARTS by Joshua Davis

For more information about these books and other FYE titles, please visit the interactive website or download the catalog as a PDF.

Maximum Shelf Awareness: Picador Turns 20!

MaxShelf-PicadorToday’s issue of Maximum Shelf Awareness is all about Picador! Learn about the imprint’s rich 20-year history and its stellar list of authors, including Paul Auster, Jeff Chang, Michael Cunningham, Jeffrey Eugenides, Jonathan Franzen, Atul Gawande, Elizabeth Kolbert, Ann Leary, Hilary Mantel, Marilynne Robinson, Robin Sloan, Olen Steinhauer, Hector Tobar and Adelle Waldman, among others.

Recent breakout Picador original titles include:
THE BIRTH OF KOREAN COOL: How One Nation Is Conquering the World Through Pop Culture by Euny Hong
THE ALMOST NEARLY PERFECT PEOPLE: Behind the Myth of the Scandinavian Utopia by Michael Booth
PRO: Reclaiming Abortion Rights by Katha Pollitt
SELFISH, SHALLOW, AND SELF-ABSORBED: Sixteen Writers on the Decision Not to Have Kids by Meghan Daum
BLACK MAN IN A WHITE COAT: A Doctor’s Reflections on Race and Medicine by Damon Tweedy

Major reprint titles and movie tie-ins:
VOICES FROM CHERNOBYL: The Oral History of a Nuclear Disaster by Svetlana Alexievich
LILA by Marilynne Robinson
THE SIXTH EXTINCTION by Elizabeth Kolbert
BLACK CHALK by Christopher J. Yates
ON THE RUN: Fugitive Life in an American City by Alice Goffman
THE 33: DEEP DOWN DARK: The Untold Story of 33 Men Buried in a Chilean Mine, and the Miracle That Set Them Free by Héctor Tobar
THE REVENANT by Michael Punke
THE LADY IN THE VAN by Alan Bennett
SILENCE by Shusaku Endo

Six Highlights of the Winter 2016 List:

THE YID by Paul Goldberg
James Meader, executive director of publicity at Picador and also the book’s editor, calls it “Inglorious Basterds crossed with Ocean’s Eleven by way of the Coen Brothers.” It’s already received two starred reviews from Library Journal and Booklist!

100 MILLION YEARS OF FOOD by Stephen Le
Biological anthropologist Le explores the history of human diets, our evolution, modern eating habits and how all this information can be used to make the best food choices for our health. Anna deVries, the book’s editor, said that the book should reach different readers, interested in “health, history, sociological studies, like the sweet spot [achieved by] Jared Diamond.”

THE LONELY CITY by Olivia Laing
An expertly crafted work of reportage, memoir and biography told through the lives of iconic artists, Laing (author of the LibraryReads pick THE TRIP TO ECHO SPRING) seeks answers to the questions of: What does it mean to be lonely? How do we live, if we’re not intimately engaged with another human being? How do we connect with other people?

CITY OF THORNS by Ben Rawlence
What Katherinee Boo’s BEHIND THE BEAUTIFUL FOREVERS did for the slums of Mumbai, India, CITY OF THORNS does for a massive refugee camp in Kenya, near the border with Somalia. “By combining his own experiences with interviews with residents of Dabaab, he makes the human rights crisis—rarely covered in the media—vivid and immediate for readers.” — Publishers Weekly, starred review

THE GOLDEN CONDOM: And Other Essays on Love Lost and Found by Jeanne Safer, Ph.D.
Psychotherapist Safer interweaves her own experiences with those of her patients to explore the frustration, humiliation, sadness and happiness that accompanies love in this provocative and compelling collection of essays.

SHELTER by Jung Yun
SHELTER weaves a bloody mystery with domestic drama into a layered portrait of race, class, money, marriage and more. Editor Elizabeth Bruce notes, “Everyone has a different takeaway, some call it THE HOUSE OF SAND AND FOG with Gillian Flynn (GONE GIRL) pacing. It leaves you hanging until the last chapter.”

Pulitzer, LA Times Book Prize & Indies Choice Winners

So. Many. BOOKS! So. Many. AWARDS!

2015 Pulitzer Prize Winners

General Nonfiction
THE SIXTH EXTINCTION by Elizabeth Kolbert (Winner)
NO GOOD MEN AMONG THE LIVING by Anand Gopal (Finalist)
AGE OF AMBITION by Evan Osnos (Finalist)

History
ENCOUNTERS AT THE HEART OF THE WORLD by Elizabeth A. Fenn (Winner)

2014 Los Angeles Times Book Prize Winners

CITIZEN by Claudia Rankine (Poetry)
THE SIXTH EXTINCTION by Elizabeth Kolbert (Science & Technology)

2015 Indies Choice Award Winners

Adult Nonfiction Book of the Year
BEING MORTAL by Atul Gawande

Adult Nonfiction Honor Awards
CAN’T WE TALK ABOUT SOMETHING MORE PLEASANT by Roz Chast
THE EMPATHY EXAMS by Leslie Jamison
ON IMMUNITY by Eula Biss

Adult Debut Honor Awards
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March Medals Madness!

MarchMedalsMadness_Twitter1024x512It’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:

Nonfiction:
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

Fiction:
SONG OF THE SHANK by Jeffery Renard Allen
THE CONFESSIONS OF FRANCES GODWIN by Robert Hellenga
THE ASSASSINATION OF MARGARET THATCHER by Hilary Mantel
LILA by Marilynne Robinson

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.

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2015 PEN Literary Awards Longlist

Yesterday the PEN American Center announced the longlists for the 2015 PEN Literary Awards and they include 17(!) Macmillan titles:

PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize for Debut Fiction
THE DOG by Jack Livings
THE WIVES OF LOS ALAMOS by TaraShea Nesbitt

PEN/Diamonstein-Spielvogel Award for the Art of the Essay
WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN? by Michael Hofmann
THE EMPATHY EXAMS by Leslie Jamison

PEN/E.O. Wilson Literary Science Writing Award
THE SIXTH EXTINCTION by Elizabeth Kolbert
THE COPERNICUS COMPLEX by Caleb Scharf

PEN/John Kenneth Galbraith Award for Nonfiction
THE BIG TRUCK THAT WENT BY by Jonathan M. Katz
THE BILL OF THE CENTURY by Clay Risen
THE IMPULSE SOCIETY by Paul Roberts
A CHANCE TO WIN by Jonathan Schuppe

PEN Open Book Award (For an exceptional book-length work of literature by an author of color published in 2014)
CITIZEN: An American Lyric by Claudia Rankine

PEN/Jacqueline Bograd Weld Award for Biography
THE QUEEN’S BED by Anna Whitelock

PEN/ESPN Award for Literary Sports Writing
BLACK NOON: The Year They Stopped the Indy 500 by Art Garner

PEN Award for Poetry in Translation
I AM THE BEGGAR OF THE WORLD by Eliza Griswold
BREATHTURN INTO TIMESTEAD by Paul Celan

PEN Translation Prize
THE SYMMETRY TEACHER by Andrei Bitov
THE MAN WHO LOVED DOGS by Leonardo Padura

The shortlists will be released on April 15, and the winners will be announced on May 13. To see the full list of longlists, click here.

Congrats to the nominees!

 

2014 LA Times Book Prize Nominees

The Los Angeles Times announced their 2014 Book Prize nominees yesterday and we’ve got ten terrific nominees from Macmillan:

Current Interest
BEING MORTAL by Atul Gawande
DEEP DOWN DARK by Hector Tobar

Fiction
THE EMERALD LIGHT IN THE AIR by Donald Antrim

The Art Seidenbaum Award for First Fiction
WOLF IN WHITE VAN by John Darnielle

Graphic Novel/Comics
CAN’T WE TALK ABOUT SOMETHING MORE PLEASANT? by Roz Chast

History
THE VICTORIAN CITY by Judith Flanders

Poetry
BLOOD LYRICS by Katie Ford
CITIZEN by Claudia Rankine

Science & Technology
MISSING MICROBES by Martin J. Blaser, MD
THE SIXTH EXTINCTION by Elizabeth Kolbert

Winners will be announced at a ceremony during the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books on April 18. For more information about the award and the full list of nominees click here.

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Our 2015 YALSA & RUSA Award Winners!

Congrats to all of the fine Macmillan authors who won awards or were selected for YALSA and RUSA’s various reading lists this year!

2015 Alex Awards

The Alex Awards are given to ten books written for adults that have special appeal to young adults, ages 12 through 18.

LOCK IN by John Scalzi
WOLF IN WHITE VAN by John Darnielle

See all of the 2015 Alex Award winners here!

YALSA’s 2015 Best Fiction for Young Adults

COMPLICIT by Stephanie Kuehn
SWAY by Kat Spears

See the full list of Best Fiction for Young Adults here.

YALSA’s 2015 Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults

Book to Movie: Ripped From the Pages
ENDER’S GAME by Orson Scott Card

See the full list of Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults here.

YALSA’s 2015 Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers

HUMANS OF NEW YORK by Brandon Stanton

See the full list of Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers here.

YALSA’s 2015 Great Graphic Novels for Teens

THE GIGANTIC BEARD THAT WAS EVIL by Stephen Collins

See the full list of Great Graphic Novels for Teens here.

Black Caucus of the American Library Association 2015 Honor Book for Fiction

‘TIL THE WELL RUNS DRY by Lauren Francis-Sharma

See the full list of BCALA Literary Awards here.
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New York Times Notable Books Make Great Gifts

AND Macmillan has 26 of ’em!

1. American Innovations

2. The Assassination of Margaret Thatcher

3. Can’t and Won’t

4. Faithful and Virtuous Night

5. The Laughing Monsters

6. Lila

7.  The Poetry of Derek Walcott 1948-2013

8. Song of the Shank

9. 10:04

10. American Mirror

11. Being Mortal

12. Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant

13. Deep Down Dark

14. The Empathy Exams

15. The Fame Lunches

16. Geek Sublime

17.  Hotel Florida

18.  Limonov

19.  No Good Men Among the Living

20.  On Immunity

21.  100 Essays I Don’t Have Time to Write

22. PRO

23. The Sixth Extinction

24. The Trip to Echo Spring

25. My Struggle: Book 3 (our edition is coming out in April!)

26.  On the Run (our edition is coming out in April!)

2015 Community Reads Recommendations

Although our Academic Marketing division created the “Books for the First-Year Experience” for colleges and universities, we strongly believe that the titles featured in this catalog foster the sort of discussion and self-reflection that make library-led, city-wide reading programs so memorable.2015_FYE_Catalog_cover
 The updated catalog for 2015 is now available and features titles such as:

ON THE RUN by Alice Goffman

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE by David Finkel

THE SIXTH EXTINCTION by Elizabeth Kolbert

THE BIG TRUCK THAT WENT BY by Jonathan M. Katz

 

For more information about these books and other FYE titles, please visit the interactive website.

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