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Your Next Book Club Pick Is…

Well, only you know what your library’s book club is reading next, but we will happily share these expert suggestions:

NEABigReadThe NEA Big Read recently expanded their selection to “offer a selection of books that is contemporary, diverse, and relevant to our times.” Their Macmillan picks are:

CITIZEN: An American Lyric by Claudia Rankine
GILEAD by Marilynne Robinson (download the guide)
We’ve also got NEA Big Read author Kao Kalia Yang’s new memoir, THE SONG POET (download the guide)

The recently announced Summer 2016 Indie Next List for Reading Groups features these three Macmillan titles:

ON IMMUNITY by Eula Biss (a Top 10 pick!)
EVERY FIFTEEN MINUTES by Lisa Scottoline (download the guide)
THE BOOK OF SPECULATION by Erika Swyler (download the guide)

Plus our new Librarian of Congress Dr. Carla Hayden recommends SHELTER by Jung Yun (download the guide) & THE SPORT OF KINGS by C.E. Morgan (download the guide) in her Summer Reading List!

Last year we predicted that the movie version of THE REVENANT was going to be huge, and we’re making the same call with SILENCE by Shusaku Endo. This classic novel of enduring faith in dangerous times is soon to be a major motion picture directed by Martin Scorsese and starring Andrew Garfield, Liam Neeson, and Adam Driver. Picador just released a special expanded discussion guide for SILENCE, so we recommend getting ahead of the trend (and maybe even organizing a movie night out!).

Talia’s going to share her picks at tomorrow’s Booklist “Best Bets for Book Clubs” webinar, so here’s what Anne recommends:

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Friday Reads: Memoirs

Happy Friday! We’re reading two excellent memoirs this weekend:

IN THE DARKROOM by Susan Faludi
Pulitzer-winning journalist and feminist author Faludi’s “wrought and multi-layered memoir”* reveals that her estranged father came out to her as transgender at age 76. Both O Magazine and People Magazine chose it for their Best Books of Summer 2016 lists and it’s receiving rave reviews:

IN THE DARKROOM is an absolute stunner of a memoir—probing, steel-nerved, moving in ways you’d never expect. Ms. Faludi is determined both to demystify the father of her youth… and to re-examine the very notion and nature of identity.”
New York Times Book Review

“It’s a gripping and honest personal journey—bolstered by reams of research—that ultimately transcends family and addresses much bigger questions of identity and reinvention. A–”Entertainment Weekly

“This is a powerful and absorbing memoir of a parent/child relationship.”
— *Publishers Weekly, starred review

“A moving and penetrating inquiry into manifold struggles for identity, community, and authenticity.” — Kirkus Reviews, starred review

“An incomparable memoir that is sure to provoke discussion. Highly recommended for all readers.” — Library Journal, starred review

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2016 Summer Reading Roundup

Major media declared these 27 Macmillan books Summer 2016 must-reads:
Fiction

TRULY MADLY GUILTY by Liane Moriarty (Entertainment Weekly, St. Louis Post Dispatch)
THE CHILDREN by Ann Leary (People Magazine)
THE SPORT OF KINGS by C.E. Morgan (O Magazine)
THE GOOD LIEUTENANT by Whitney Terrell (Buzzfeed)
GRIEF IS THE THING WITH FEATHERS by Max Porter (Wall Street Journal)
REDEMPTION ROAD by John Hart (St. Louis Post Dispatch)
SOME POSSIBLE SOLUTIONS by Helen Phillips (O Magazine)
A WIFE OF NOBLE CHARACTER by Yvonne Georgina Puig (St. Louis Post Dispatch)

Thrillers & Horror

THE 14TH COLONY by Steve Berry (New York Times Book Review)
THE BALLAD OF BLACK TOM by Victor LaValle (New York Times Book Review)

Nonfiction & Memoir

IN THE DARKROOM by Susan Faludi (O Magazine, People Magazine)
THE AUCTIONEER: Adventures in the Art Trade by Simon de Pury (“Good Morning America”)
THE GLAMOUR OF STRANGENESS: Artists and the Last Age of the Exotic by Jamie James (St. Louis Post Dispatch)
LAST NIGHT, A SUPERHERO SAVED MY LIFE: Neil Gaiman!! Jodi Picoult!! Brad Meltzer!!…and an All-Star Roster on the Caped Crusaders That Changed Their Lives by Liesa Mignogna (“Good Morning America”)
NEVER A DULL MOMENT: 1971-The Year That Rock Exploded by David Hepworth (O Magazine)
THIS IS NOT MY BEAUTIFUL LIFE by Victoria Fedden (O Magazine)

Travel & Nature

BEING A BEAST: Adventures Across the Species Divide by Charles Foster (New York Times, Wall Street Journal)
Read the New York Times interview with Charles Foster on his research for BEING A BEAST!
THE HOUR OF LAND: A Personal Topography of America’s National Parks by Terry Tempest Williams (O Magazine)
FOLLOWING FISH: One Man’s Journey into the Food and Culture of the Indian Coast by Samanth Subramanian (New York Times Book Review)
HOW TO TALK ABOUT PLACES YOU’VE NEVER BEEN: On the Importance of Armchair Travel by Pierre Bayard (New York Times Book Review)
PUTIN COUNTRY by Anne Garrels (New York Times Book Review)
UNDER THE STARS: How America Fell in Love with Camping by Dan White (O Magazine)
WORLDS ELSEWHERE: Journeys Around Shakespeare’s Globe by Andrew Dickson (New York Times Book Review)

Sports

THE ONLY RULE IS IT HAS TO WORK: Our Wild Experiment Building a New Kind of Baseball Team by Ben Lindbergh & Sam Miller (New York Times Book Review)

Comics

HOT DOG TASTE TEST by Lisa Hanawalt (Wall Street Journal)
MARY WEPT OVER THE FEET OF JESUS: Prostitution and Religious Obedience in the Bible by Chester Brown (New York Times Book Review)

YA

THE STAR-TOUCHED QUEEN by Roshani Chokshi (New York Times Book Review)

Happy #BookBday (6/7/16 Edition)

What a lovely day for a #BookBday!

THE GOOD LIEUTENANT by Whitney Terrell
This Iraq War novel begins with an explosion then unspools backward in time as Lt. Emma Fowler and her platoon are guided into disaster by suspicious informants and questionable intelligence, their very mission the result of a previous snafu in which a soldier had been kidnapped by insurgents. “Audacious… The book’s last line echoes the title of one of the first novels about modern warfare, Thomas Boyd’s THROUGH THE WHEAT, to which this novel is an entirely worthy successor. ”
Publishers Weekly, starred & boxed review

THEY MAY NOT MEAN TO BUT THEY DO by Cathleen Schine
Joy Bergman is not slipping into old age with the quiet grace her children would prefer, and when her husband dies, they offer solutions for their mother’s loneliness and despair. But there is one challenge they did not count on: the reappearance of an ardent suitor from Joy’s college days. “Schine is a master at limning family dynamics in all their messiness.” — Library Journal

THIS IS NOT MY BEAUTIFUL LIFE by Victoria Fedden
A real-life Arrested Development that could only unfold in Southern Florida, this hilariously funny and unexpectedly moving memoir tells the story of how a nine-months-pregnant Victoria lost her parents to prison and nearly lost her mind. “Fedden’s true story of crime, comeuppance, and toughing it out will appeal to all devotees of scandalous endeavors and tabloid tales.” — Booklist

TxLA 2016 Book Buzz Titles

It’s the last day of TxLA! Come grab the last of our books in the Macmillan Adult booth #1544 but first, hear Anne “sweet teeth” Spieth share her favorite forthcoming Macmillan titles at Book Buzz: The New Books Are Coming from 8:00-9:50am in room 370 A-F.

Have a conflict or not at TxLA? We’ve got you covered! Here are all of the titles Anne presented:

HERE I AM by Jonathan Safran Foer
TRULY MADLY GUILTY by Liane Moriarty
ALL IS NOT FORGOTTEN by Wendy Walker
BEHIND CLOSED DOORS by B.A. Paris
A GREAT RECKONING by Louise Penny
CITY OF THE LOST by Kelley Armstrong
WIDOWMAKER by Paul Doiron
AMONG THE WICKED by Linda Castillo
MURDER AT THE 42ND STREET LIBRARY by Con Lehane
COLLECTING THE DEAD by Spencer Kope
ALL THE UGLY AND WONDERFUL THINGS by Bryn Greenwood
THE SPORT OF KINGS by C.E. Morgan
A WIFE OF NOBLE CHARACTER by Yvonne Georgina Puig
IN THE COUNTRY WE LOVE by Diane Guerrero
THIS IS NOT MY BEAUTIFUL LIFE by Victoria Fedden
I WILL SEND RAIN by Rae Meadows
ABSALOM’S DAUGHTERS by Suzanne Feldman
THE INVISIBLE LIFE OF IVAN ISAENKO by Scott Stambach
IF I WAS YOUR GIRL by Meredith Russo
AMERICAN GIRLS by Alison Umminger

Download the book buzz handout, complete with information about getting whitelisted for Macmillan e-galleys and participating in LibraryReads!

PLA Booklist Book Buzz Titles

Talia is about to tell you about her favorite Macmillan titles at this morning’s Booklist Book Buzz in a few minutes, but we didn’t want the #plaleftbehind to be left out. Here are Talia’s top picks:

INHERIT THE BONES by Emily Littlejohn
THE HOMEPLACE by Kevin Wolf
BADLANDS by C.J. Box
ALL THE BIRDS IN THE SKY by Charlie Jane Anders
AN UNRESTORED WOMAN by Shobha Rao
THE CHARM BRACELET by Viola Shipman
CITY OF THORNS by Ben Rawlence
ROSALIE LIGHTNING by Tom Hart
FALLEN LAND by Taylor Brown
THE THINGS WE KEEP by Sally Hepworth
ORPHAN X by Gregg Hurwitz
THE HEART by Maylis de Kerangal
TRULY MADLY GUILTY by Liane Moriarty
ALL IS NOT FORGOTTEN by Wendy Walker
BEHIND CLOSED DOORS by B.A. Paris
REDEMPTION ROAD by John Hart
THE CHILDREN by Ann Leary
IN THE COUNTRY WE LOVE by Diane Guerrero
ALL THE UGLY AND WONDERFUL THINGS by Bryn Greenwood
IF I WAS YOUR GIRL by Meredith Russo
THE TRUE TAILS OF BAKER & TAYLOR by Jan Louch & Lisa Rogak
COLLECTING THE DEAD by Spencer Kope
CITY OF THE LOST by Kelley Armstrong
MURDER AT THE 42ND STREET LIBRARY by Con Lehane
THE HOUR OF LAND by Terry Tempest Williams
THIS IS NOT MY BEAUTIFUL LIFE by Victoria Fedden
WAKING THE SPIRIT by Andrew Schulman
WIDOWMAKER by Paul Doiron
AMONG THE WICKED by Linda Castillo
PARADIME by Alan Glynn
THE PRISONER OF HELL GATE by Dana I. Wolff
THE SPORT OF KINGS by C.E. Morgan
HERE I AM by Jonathan Safran Foer
I WILL SEND RAIN by Rae Meadows
YOU KNOW ME WELL by Nina LaCour & David Levithan

Download the book buzz handout, complete with information about getting whitelisted for Macmillan e-galleys and participating in LibraryReads!

For Your Consideration: June 2016 LibraryReads Titles

June16LRcollageDownload, read, and nominate your favorite titles for the June 2016* LibraryReads list!

*Nominations are due April 20! Click here for the full list of 2016 deadlines.

THE HOUR OF LAND: A Personal Topography of America’s National Parks by Terry Tempest Williams
“Williams, an ardent, often rhapsodic, always scrupulous witness to the living world and advocate for the protection of public lands, celebrates the centennial of the National Park Service in this enrapturing and encompassing chronicle of her deeply inquisitive, meditative, and dramatic sojourns in a dozen national parks. Illustrated with exquisite photographs by such masters as Lois Conner, Lee Friedlander, Sally Mann, and Sebastião Salgado, this is a uniquely evocative, illuminating, profound, poignant, beautiful, courageous, and clarion book about the true significance of our national parks.” — Booklist, starred review

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WIDOWMAKER by Paul Doiron
In this riveting new novel from Edgar finalist & LibraryReads author Paul Doiron, Game Warden Mike Bowditch is on the trail of a ruthless vigilante amid the snow-covered mountains of Maine. “Barry Award winner and Edgar finalist Doiron’s new work is the top of the heap for the publisher this June.” — Library Journal, pre-pub alert

To request a print ARC, please email library@macmillanusa.com with the subject “Widowmaker” and your mailing address.*

THEY MAY NOT MEAN TO, BUT THEY DO by Cathleen Schine
Joy Bergman is not slipping into old age with the quiet grace her children would prefer, and when her husband dies, they offer solutions for their mother’s loneliness and despair. But there is one challenge they did not count on: the reappearance of an ardent suitor from Joy’s college days. “Schine is a master at limning family dynamics in all their messiness.” — Library Journal

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IF I FORGET YOU by Thomas Christopher Greene
Two former lovers reconnect in this beautiful and haunting tale of great lost love from the critically acclaimed author of THE HEADMASTER’S WIFE. “WOW. What a book! I thought it was a great love story, emotionally taut in all the right places. I loved the characters.” — Tina Panik, Avon Free Public Library, Avon CT

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INFOMOCRACY by Malka Older
Little Brother meets The West Wing in this “sparkling debut”* high-tech political thriller about a global information monopoly attempting to prevent election sabotage and world war. “This intriguing thought experiment is perfectly timed to leave readers pondering the meaning of voting and representative government in the run-up to the 2016 elections.” — *Publishers Weekly

To request a print ARC, please email library@macmillanusa.com with the subject “Infomocracy” and your mailing address.*
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Macmillan Library @ PLA 2016 (Booth #1559)

PLA2016headerWe’re ridiculously excited to see you in the Mile High City next month at the Public Library Association conference! Stop by the Macmillan (adult) booth #1559 and come to our great events on the schedule below.
Wednesday, April 6

Booklist Book Buzz
9:30-10:30am
Colorado Convention Center | Mile High Ballroom 1–2

Get the inside scoop on some of the best upcoming books for adults from a panel of premier publisher representatives, including Talia Sherer.


In-booth signing with Emily Littlejohn & Kevin Wolf

4:00-5:00pm
Colorado Convention Center | Booth #1559

Meet Emily Littlejohn & Kevin Wolf and don’t forget to pick up your personalized & complimentary copies of their Colorado-set mysteries, INHERIT THE BONES and THE HOMEPLACE.

Thursday, April 7

​Booklist Mystery Author Meet & Greet Party
3:30-5:00pm
Colorado Convention Center | Booth #1633

​Mingle with authors Emily Littlejohn (INHERIT THE BONES) & Kevin Wolf (THE HOMEPLACE) during a wine and cheese party in the Booklist booth.

Friday, April 8

LibraryReads / AAP Mystery Authors Revealed Panel with C.J. Box
10:45am-12:00pm
Colorado Convention Center | Room 501-504

Co-hosted by LibraryReads and the AAP Trade Libraries Committee, this mystery panel will feature five authors including C.J. Box (BADLANDS). A book signing will follow the program.

Visit the Macmillan (adult) booth #1559 throughout the show to pick up ARCs of the following titles:

Fiction:
ALL IS NOT FORGOTTEN by Wendy Walker (SMP)
REDEMPTION ROAD by John Hart (SMP)
THE CHILDREN by Ann Leary (SMP)
REPO MADNESS by W. Bruce Cameron (Forge)
I WILL SEND RAIN by Rae Meadows (Holt)
MR. ETERNITY by Aaron Thier (Bloomsbury)

Mystery/Thriller:
AMONG THE WICKED by Linda Castillo (Minotaur)
CITY OF THE LOST by Kelley Armstrong (Minotaur)
COLLECTING THE DEAD by Spencer Kope (Minotaur)
WIDOWMAKER by Paul Doiron (Minotaur) readmoreremove

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