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Thriller Thursday (8/2/18 Edition)

Twisty thrillers and series favorites return in today’s #ThrillerThursday picks:

BLOODY SUNDAY by Ben Coes
Also available in audio
“A simple premise drives bestseller Coes’s excellent eighth thriller featuring indomitable CIA agent Dewey Andreas: North Korean Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un is dying of cancer. It’s a complicated mission, and in the end only Dewey has the skills, courage, and sheer badass tenacity to pull it off. A ticking clock ratchets up the tension in the best entry in the series so far.” — Publishers Weekly, starred review

SHE WAS THE QUIET ONE by Michele Campbell
Also available in audio
When twin sisters Rose and Bel Enright enroll in a prestigious New Hampshire boarding school, it brings out a rivalry between them that few ever knew existed…and leaves one girl dead. “…Campbell’s skillful characterization and her shocking final twist make this follow-up to IT’S ALWAYS THE HUSBAND well worthwhile. Readers who enjoyed Simone St. James’ boarding-school mystery, THE BROKEN GIRLS, should give this a try.” — Booklist

REQUIEM by Geir Tangen
The first in a new Nordic crime series starring journalist Viljar Gudmundsson and Investigator Lotte Skeisvoll. “Already an international best seller, this initially self-published debut by a Norwegian crime book blogger is true to the genre. A dark and slightly creepy thriller that fans of Henning Mankell and Arnaldur Indridason will appreciate.” — Library Journal readmoreremove

Introducing Celadon Books!

Welcome to Macmillan’s newest imprint, Celadon Books!

Founded by publishing industry veterans Jamie Raab and Deb Futter, Celadon selects each title with thoughtful consideration in an effort to create a list that is at once classic, uncommon, and fosters discoverability of new voices. Their motto: “We believe that when readers finish a Celadon book, they will know that it was time well spent.” (They also have a gorgeous, amazingly curated website!)

Celadon’s first list of four titles is set for Winter 2019, and many of you are already raving about their inaugural title

THE SILENT PATIENT by Alex Michaelides
Also available in audio
Available February 5, 2019
A woman shoots her husband five times in the face, then never speaks another word. Theo Faber is the criminal psychotherapist who is determined to get her to talk….

CAPE MAY by Chip Creek
Also available in audio
Available April 30, 2019
A mesmerizing debut novel that explores the social and sexual mores of 1950s America through the eyes of a newly married couple from the genteel south corrupted by sophisticated New England urbanites.

THIS CHAIR ROCKS: A Manifesto Against Ageism by Ashton Applewhite
Available March 5, 2019
Author, activist, and TED speaker Applewhite has written a rousing manifesto calling for an end to discrimination and prejudice on the basis of age. readmoreremove

Macmillan’s 175th Anniversary

“If a large tree grows from this small seed we shall be grateful.” — Daniel Macmillan, London, 1843

“What Alexander handed down… was a tradition or, more truly, a marked character…” — Charles Morgan, The House of Macmillan, 1943

Macmillan is celebrating its 175th anniversary in 2018, starting with a celebratory toast at this year’s BookExpo at the Javits Center in New York City.

The global publishing powerhouse, which today publishes books in more than 120 countries, was founded in London in 1843 by two brothers, Daniel and Alexander Macmillan. The company grew to become one of the largest publishing houses in the world by the turn of the 20th century, with offices in the United States, Australia, and India. By 1999, the various companies founded by the Macmillan Family – including the independent US publishing house – were brought back together under the shared ownership of the Holtzbrinck Publishing Group, another independent, family-owned publisher based in Stuttgart, Germany.

The celebration continues online throughout the year with a social media campaign (@MacmillanUSA on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter) using the hashtag #Macmillan175, featuring employees and authors telling their “Macmillan Story,” as well as notable historical facts about the organization.

Throughout its history, Macmillan companies have published some of the best-loved fiction, nonfiction and children’s authors of all time, including Lewis Carroll, Rudyard Kipling, Madeleine L’Engle and the poetry of W.B. Yeats and Dante Gabriel Rossetti, to the more recent Vice President Joe Biden, W. Bruce Cameron, Jeffrey Eugenides, Jonathan Franzen, Atul Gawande, Kristin Hannah, Hilary Mantel, Liane Moriarty, Louise Penny, Nora Roberts, Marilynne Robinson, Brandon Sanderson, Oprah Winfrey, Gene Luen Yang and more.

“We try to keep that family feel within Macmillan,” said John Sargent, Macmillan’s CEO. “We believe that staying true to our roots as a family owned company brings out a positive and comfortable environment for not only our employees but for our authors too. It’s a place where you can feel at home and we hope to continue that for the next 175 years and beyond.”

But That’s Another Story Podcast

Can one story change the course of your life? If anyone knows, it’s Will Schwalbe, Macmillan Executive Vice President & bestselling author of THE END OF YOUR LIFE BOOK CLUB and BOOKS FOR LIVING. In the new podcast, But That’s Another Story, Schwalbe invites notable guests (Katie Couric! NPR reporter Sam Sanders! PACHINKO author Min-Jin Lee!) to tell stories of the books and the moments that changed their lives.

Subscribe now to But That’s Another Story on Apple Podcasts or Stitcher, and follow Macmillan Podcasts on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram so you can share these inspiring stories.

Grammar Girl: a Hall of Fame Podcaster!

GGHallofFameToday is a huge day for Grammar Girl—Mignon Fogarty is being inducted into the Academy of Podcasters Hall of Fame!

It’s well-deserved, considering she’s aired more than 500 Grammar Girl episodes over the past ten years, simultaneously educating and entertaining her listeners. She even appeared on the “Today Show” with Hoda and Kathie Lee earlier this year to offer her expertise on National Grammar Day!

grammarA brief message from Mignon: “Thanks to all my listeners, guest writers, editors, assistants, and the team at Quick and Dirty Tips for their support over the years. I can’t wait to see what the next 500 episodes bring!”

You can subscribe to the Grammar Girl podcast on iTunes, Stitcher, SoundCloud, Spotify, or wherever else you get your podcasts. You can also sign up for the Grammar Girl newsletter and follow Mignon on Facebook, Twitter, and Snapchat.  Share a story about where you listen to Grammar Girl with the hashtag #WhereIListen.

Congratulations Mignon!

Our #FridayReads – Labor Day Edition

TGIF! You know what that means: it’s time for #FridayReads! We’re especially excited to get bonus reading time over the long Labor Day weekend. (We hope you do, too!)

Talia’s not getting much sleep because of

THE ORPHAN CHOIR by Sophie Hannah

Sophie Hannah writes taut, psychological suspense novels and her latest takes domestic horror to a new level. Louise Beeston is haunted by choral music only she can hear. Hoping to find some peace, Louise convinces her husband, Stuart, to buy them a country house in an idyllic, sun-dappled community, but the new home brings her anything but that. Louise starts to suspect that this sinister choir is not only real, but a warning. But of what?

Anne is settling down with a croissant and café au lait to read

HOW THE LIGHT GETS IN by Louise Penny

This ninth book in the Chief Inspector Gamache series has received an incredible four starred reviews from Library Journal, Booklist, Publishers Weekly and Kirkus Reviews! Here’s a sample from Booklist: “Penny has always used setting to support theme brilliantly, but here she outdoes herself, contrasting light and dark, innocence and experience, goodness and evil both in the emotional lives of her characters and in the way those characters leave their footprints on the landscape. Another bravura performance from an author who has reinvented the village mystery as profoundly as Dashiell Hammett transformed the detective novel.”

Next on our reading list is

THE WEDDING GIFT by Marlen Suyapa Bodden

This underground national bestseller just got a fabulous starred review from Publishers Weekly: “In this stunning debut, Marlen Suyapa Bodden effortlessly transports the reader to 1852 Alabama, where slavery and racism may rule the day, but everything isn't as black and white as it may seem. Bodden weaves a page-turning tangled web of misogyny, greed, scandal and violence in this powerful story about races colliding against the backdrop of America's darkest era."

We’d love to hear what you’re reading. Share it with us @MacmillanLib, #FridayReads. That’s it for us until Tuesday. Happy reading and enjoy the holiday weekend!

Monday Fun Day! (6/17/2013 Edition)

Happy Monday, librarians! I trust you all had a loving Father's Day weekend.

We're busily wrapping up all the loose ends before ALA Annual. Until then, I've posted a few fun bits and bobs below. Enjoy!

- NPR's Fresh Air posted the 1/2 hour audio clip of their segment "Mantel Takes Up Betrayal, Beheadings In 'Bodies'." And Terry Gross asked the question that we've all wanted to ask Mantel, 

"You wrote [...] about the French Revolution, and now you've written about Henry VIII, and there are several beheadings in these books. So excuse me for asking this, but if you had to be beheaded centuries ago, would you have preferred the guillotine, or the axe or sword customarily used in England?"

Mantel opted for—drumroll, please—the guillotine! Listen to the full interview now.

- Michael Kelley from Library Journal has called for submissions for Library Cat of the Month! The inaugural kitty, Emma from Lyme Public Library, is featured in the June 15th edition of Library Journal (p. 17) and she's a real beauty! Submission details here

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Monday Fun Day! (12/17/2012 Edition)

cat in snow shaking

Well friends, the year is winding down. Macmillan offices will be closed for the holidays from December 24th until January 2nd and I'm heading home this Wednesday, so it's about to get pretty quiet on the blog.

Fortunately a bunch of wonderful librarians are chatting about their favorite reads from 2012 on Twitter all week (join them using #libfavs2012)!

Shelf Awareness featured the book trailer for the final installment of the Robert Jordan's bestselling Wheel of Time series, A MEMORY OF LIGHT, featuring Brandon Sanderson, Harriet McDougal, Tom Doherty, Jason Denzel, and Patrick Rothfuss. Watch it now:

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A Romantic Whirlwind Getaway… er, Giveaway!

Dearest librarians,

We're running a romantic giveaway on Twitter today. Whoever sends us the sweetest tweet will get a pile of love from us including:

GUILTY PLEASURE by Lora Leigh

INSATIABLE by Opal Carew

KEPT BY SEDUCTION by Jaymie Holland

HOW TO ROMANCE A RAKE by Manda Collins

The winner is free to shelve them at the library or at home. Share or hoard the love as you see fit!

Here's the scoop:

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We’re on Twitter!

Yes, yes; Talia and I have been romping around the Twitterverse for quite some time now, but we've decided it's time to make it official. You now have a one-stop shop for all your library needs: @MacmillanLib

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That's right! We'll be bringing you all the most important tidbits from St. Martin’s Press, Henry Holt, Tor/Forge, Picador, Minotaur, and Farrar, Straus & Giroux, as well as conference information, blog post notifications, our favorite passages, giveaways, and so much gore!... er, that is, so much more

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