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Happy #BookBday (11/4/14 Edition)

Join us in wishing a happy #BookBday to:

THE LAUGHING MONSTERS by Denis Johnson

“In a work that’s part spy novel and part buddy tale, Johnson aptly locates his portrayal of a shadowy world of complicated relationships and ever-shifting alliances in one of the more broken places on the planet. This is what you might get if you combined Casablanca‘s cynicism and sense of intrigue with a touch of Heart of Darkness post-9/11.”–Library Journal, starred review

*And don’t miss Joy Williams’s glowing review set to appear ON THE COVER of the 11/9 New York Times Book Review!

UNDENIABLE:Evolution and the Science of Creation by Bill Nye

With UNDENIABLE –a compelling, thought-provoking, and undeniable explanation as to why race does not really exist — you will discover the true promise and peril of genetically modified food and understand how new species are born in a dog kennel and in a London subway — take a stroll through 4.5 billion years of time, and explore the new search for alien life, including those surrounding each and every one of us, right here, on Earth.

“With his charming, breezy, narrative style, Bill empowers the reader to see the natural world as it is, not as some would wish it to be. He does it right. And, as I expected, he does it best.”–Neil deGrasse Tyson, Ph.D, host of COSMOS

UGLY GIRLS by Lindsay Hunter

“Hunter has done a superb job of establishing and maintaining mood and tone while creating a story that is compulsively readable. And that ending…”–Booklist

THE HEART DOES NOT GROW BACK by Fred Venturini

“Venturini’s melancholy but fascinating first novel is an invitation to think about altruism, ethics, and the tangled precincts of the human heart.”–Booklist, starred review

Library Journal Editors’ Fall picks

Library Journal editors revealed the Fall 2014 books they’re looking forward to the most, and three of them are from Macmillan:

BY THE BOOK: Writers on Literature and the Literary Life from The New York Times Book Review, edited by Pamela Paul
“I had to put down BY THE BOOK to do real work,” I wrote to one of LJ’s literature reviewers. The astute unabridged interviews feature a wide range of nonfiction and fiction writers such as Dan Savage, Neil Gaiman, and J.K. Rowling.
— Amanda Mastrull

THE ART OF NOISE: Conversations with Great Songwriters by Daniel Rachel
Originally published in the UK, it’s a thick volume that boasts new and in-depth interviews with 27 British songwriters whose popularity spans decades—everyone from Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe (Pet Shop Boys) to Noel Gallagher (Oasis) and Lily Allen talk about their craft. Read it cover to cover or skip around to your favorite artists. — Amanda Mastrull

UGLY GIRLS by Lindsay Hunter
When it comes to fiction, I’m always a sucker for a strong narrative voice that pulls me immediately into the story, and UGLY GIRLS, a tough but tender debut novel by acclaimed short story writer Lindsay Hunter, has it in spades. Teenage friends Perry, “who looked like some garden fairy,” and Baby Girl, “who wasn’t as pretty as Perry but meaner,” spend their days—and nights—cutting school, stealing cars for joyrides, eating fries at Denny’s, and texting Jamey, a high school boy who friended the girls on Facebook. But Perry and Baby Girl’s competitive relationship spirals into chaos when they discover that Jamey, who is obsessed with Perry, may not be who he says he is. — Wilda Williams
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