We have THRILLING news. (Good one, Fisher!)
The International Thriller Writers have selected their finalists for the 2013 Thriller Awards (yay!) and two very thrill-tastic Macmillan novels already on your shelves are in the running for Best Hardcover Novel and Best First Novel. We have our fingers crossed!
by Gregg Hurwitz
DON’T EVER GET OLD
by Daniel Friedman
Congratulations to all of the thrill-ful finalists!Read more
The Texas Library Association has announced the titles on their short list for the 2013 Lariat Adult Fiction Reading List!
Five of the titles on their list of 78 candidates are very proudly published by Macmillan:
by Linda Castillo
MR. PENUMBRA'S 24-HOUR BOOKSTORE
by Robin Sloan
by John Scalzi
by Gregg Hurwitz
by Esi Edugyan
Selections for the final list will be revealed this April at the Texas Library Association Annual Conference in Fort Worth.Read more
In Gregg Hurwitz' own words, his latest thriller, THE SURVIVOR, is the story of "a man forced to step up, willing to do anything to protect those he loves, even as his body begins to betray him." More specifically...
One morning Nate Overbay—a divorced former solider suffering from PTSD and slowly dying from Lou Gehrig’s disease—goes to an eleventh-floor bank and climbs out a window onto the ledge, ready to end it. But when a crew of robbers bursts into the bank viciously shooting employees and customers, Nate confronts the robbers, taking them out one-by-one.
Nate is then kidnapped by Pavlo, a savage Russian mobster who planned the failed heist. Pavlo gives Nate an ultimatum—break back into the bank and get what he needs or watch Pavlo slowly kill the ex-wife and teenaged daughter Nate lost when he came back from Iraq.
"Hurwitz’s writing is crisp and economical, and he steers clear of hackneyed phrases and one-dimensional characters. [...] A fine thriller that succeeds on every level." —Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
"Surely Hurwitz can’t keep this up forever. Lately, each new book he publishes is his best so far, and this one’s no exception. [...] Nate is the kind of character who, if not handled just right, might quickly become unbelievable, but there’s no danger of that with Hurwitz at the controls. It’s hard to imagine that he can top this one, but, based on past performance, don’t bet against it." —Booklist (starred review)
Publisher's Weekly ran an interview with Gregg in June. Read their Q&A here.Read more
The 2012 RUSA reading list is in!
Between the noshable hors d'oeuvres, the wine, and the charming company, we had a riotous time at the announcement ceremony in Dallas. Yes, we were whooping and hollering when they listed books we love!
Don't believe me? Boom: proof.
Library Journal reported, "Some of the announcements were greeted by quite a bit of excitement, especially from Robin Nesbitt (on Twitter, @robnesb) of Columbus Metropolitan Library; Alene Moroni (@surlyspice) of King County Library System, WA; Talia Sherer (@macmillanlib) of Macmillan Library Marketing; and Stephanie Chase (@acornsandnuts) of Mutnomah County Library." So, yeah, we were excited.
THE DEVOTION OF SUSPECT X by Keigo Higashino
THE QUANTUM THIEF by Hannu Rajaniemi
THINKING, FAST AND SLOW by Daniel Kahneman
Eviction Notice by K'wan
Summer Rental by Mary Kay Andrews
Excellent picks, Library Journal! If you readers want to see all of Library Journal's great picks from 2011, you can see their "best of" lists right here.Read more