Articles tagged "Winter 2020"

See You @ ALA Midwinter 2020 (Macmillan Library booth #1240)

Liberty Bells, cheesesteaks, and…great books! Come by our booth #1240 during ALA Midwinter this January for giveaways, authors, and more!

Saturday January 25

AMA with Macmillan CEO John Sargent
Pennsylvania Convention Center, Room 108-B
Macmillan CEO John Sargent will discuss and answer questions about the company’s eBook policy during this informal session. Light refreshments will be served.

Janella Angeles in-booth signing (WHERE DREAMS DESCEND)
Macmillan Library booth #1240

Best Fiction for Young Adults Teen Luncheon with Janella Angeles (WHERE DREAMS DESCEND)
Pennsylvania Convention Center, Room 115-C

United for Libraries Spotlight on Adult Literature
Macmillan Library booth #1240

Kim Liggett in-booth signing (THE GRACE YEAR)
Macmillan Library booth #1240

Write Her Story: (Re)Shaping Feminist Narratives in YA Literature with Kim Liggett (THE GRACE YEAR)
Pop Top Stage, behind booth 1833
Panelists will explore how YA writers today are re-shaping and re-telling feminist narratives for modern teen audiences. Samira Ahmed discusses her upcoming MAD, BAD & DANGEROUS TO KNOW, starring a present-day teen who unravels the astonishing story of a 19th century Muslim woman. She’s joined in conversation with Kim Liggett, (THE GRACE YEAR) and debut author Abigail Hing Wen (LOVEBOAT, TAIPEI).

Sunday, January 26

“Vote Fiction, Fearless, and Female” panel
Pop Top Stage, behind booth 1833
2020 is the 100th anniversary of women’s right to vote, and we’re celebrating being fearless, female, and writing fiction with our dear editors and authors–featuring Jenna Johnson, Executive Editor, Farrar, Straus & Giroux, author Raven Leilani (LUSTER), Daphne Durham, Executive Editor, MCD/Farrar, Straus & Giroux, and author Sara Sligar (TAKE ME APART), Caroline Bleeke, Senior Editor, Flatiron Books, and author Charlotte McConaghy (MIGRATIONS).

Books, Books, Books, I LOVE BOOKS Book Buzz
Book Buzz Theatre, behind booth 830

*Events as of 12/11/19. Check back regularly for updates.

Library Journal Fall 2019/Winter 2020 Best Debuts

Discover new authors with Library Journal‘s Fall 2019/Winter 2020 Best Debuts round-up!


ORMESHADOW by Priya Sharma
Burning with resentment and intrigue, this fantastical family drama invites readers to dig up the secrets of the Belman family, and wonder whether myths and legends are real enough to answer for a history of sin.

Literary Gems

WHAT IS MISSING by Michael Frank
Suspenseful and gripping, award-winning author Michael Frank’s debut novel is a psychological family drama about a father, a son, and the woman they both love.

Books to Anticipate

SALTWATER by Jessica Andrews
This “luminous” (The Observer) feminist coming-of-age novel captures in sensuous, blistering prose the richness and imperfection of the bond between a daughter and her mother.

THE YELLOW BIRD SINGS by Jennifer Rosner
In Poland, as World War II rages, a mother hides with her young daughter, a musical prodigy whose slightest sound may cost them their lives.

SAINT X by Alexis Schaitkin
A haunting portrait of grief, obsession, and the bond between two sisters never truly given the chance to know one another.

RSVP for the 2019 Adult Tri-State Book Buzz!

Librarians, you are cordially invited to the 2019 Adult Tri-State Book Buzz!

Thursday, October 24, 2019
10:00am – 3:00pm
Penguin Random House
Maya Angelou Conference Room / 2nd floor
1745 Broadway, between 55th and 56th Streets, New York City

Attend a full day of fun presentations from major and independent publishers to find out about next year’s big books, debut gems, cross-over titles, and in-house favorites.

Seating is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis, so RSVP ASAP!

See you there!

Forthcoming #FridayReads: AMERICAN DIRT

Jeanine Cummins’ AMERICAN DIRT has been making major waves in the publishing world for months now, and y’all, seriously, this is THE book of Winter 2020.

In the opening scene, a mother and her 8-year-old son are hiding in the bathroom as their entire family is gunned down by the local cartel during a BBQ birthday party. And so begins their new life, with the pair on the run–an epically fraught and terrifying journey across and out of Mexico and toward American dirt.

The author started writing this story in 2013, before immigration was quite the hot button topic it is today, and it is especially necessary now, giving a face to migrants and showing what it’s like to make that journey. There will also be an author’s note at the end of the finished book explaining Jeanine’s personal connections to the novel.

So much love for AMERICAN DIRT!

“AMERICAN DIRT will punch you in the gut one minute and fill you with hope the next. The stirring descriptions, complex characters and heart-pounding race to stay alive combine for a gripping plot, while the themes of injustice and human determination take it to a much higher level than an average thriller novel. This is an important story being told at a vital point in time. On one hand it’s a single woman’s plight, but on the other, it’s the human condition. Powerful!”–Shelf Awareness

Read an excerpt here, or email me at to request the full e-galley on NetGalley.

Library Journal’s “Sleeper Hits for Fall 2019/Winter 2020” Webinar

Did you miss today’s Library Journal “Sleeper Hits for Fall 2019/Winter 2020” webinar? Here are the titles we talked about!

AMERICAN DIRT by Jeanine Cummins
BIG LIES IN A SMALL TOWN by Diane Chamberlain
CILKA’S JOURNEY by Heather Morris
FATHER OF LIONS by Louise Callaghan
FIND ME by André Aciman
THE GOD GAME by Danny Tobey
A GOOD NEIGHBORHOOD by Therese Anne Fowler
JAY-Z: Made in America by Michael Eric Dyson
THE MIRROR & THE LIGHT by Hilary Mantel
MISS AUSTEN by Gill Hornby
NINTH HOUSE by Leigh Bardugo
SAINT X by Alexis Schaitkin
THE SECRET GUESTS by Benjamin Black
SHARKS IN THE TIME OF SAVIORS by Kawai Strong Washburn
TAKE ME APART by Sara Sligar
THE YELLOW BIRD SINGS by Jennifer Rosner
YOU ARE NOT ALONE by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen

You’re Invited to Our Fall 2019/Winter 2020 Librarian Preview!

RSVP here by Friday, July 19th.

7/17/19 UPDATE: RSVPs for this event are now closed.

Join Library Journal for its first ever Day of Dialog Cambridge!

Team Macmillan Library is heading to Massachusetts for Library Journal‘s first ever Cambridge Day of Dialog! Register today for your chance to learn more about our favorite forthcoming titles and authors!

Library Journal Day of Dialog, October 3, 2019
Cambridge Public Library
449 Broadway, Cambridge, MA

Register now!