Nonfiction Round-Up (3/3/21)

The biography of a celebrated intellect + a powerful anthem for women + a unique look at the women in the Bush family + a raw confession of addiction and recovery + a family in search of a place to call home = this nonfiction round-up. PLACES OF MIND: A Life of Edward Said by […]

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2020 L.A. Times Book Prize Finalists

Congrats to all the Macmillan finalists for the 2020 L.A. Times Book Prizes! UMMA’S TABLE by Yeon-sik HongPIRANESI by Susanna ClarkeBLACKTOP WASTELAND by S.A. CosbyAND NOW SHE’S GONE by Rachel Howzell HallLITTLE SECRETS by Jennifer HillierAT NIGHT ALL BLOOD IS BLACK by David DiopLIKES: Stories by Sarah Shun-lien BynumPOSTCOLONIAL LOVE POEM: Poems by Natalie Diaz […]

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YA Spotlight (3/2/21)

Today we wish a happy Book Birthday to a gothic and romantic debut about two enemies in a mansion with no escape, the third book in a series filled with vampires and betrayal, and the trade paperback edition of the beloved sequel to WICKED SAINTS. DOWN COMES THE NIGHT by Allison Saft An Indie Next […]

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Debut Spotlight (3/2/21)

This debut spotlight features a little something for everyone, including literary fiction, short stories, and contemporary romance! OF WOMEN AND SALT by Gabriela Garcia “Garcia’s dexterous debut chronicles the travails of a Cuban immigrant family. Carmen, a Cuban immigrant living in Miami, is worried about her daughter Jeanette’s addiction to drugs and alcohol…This riveting account […]

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Genre Friday: Sci-fi (2/26/21)

This week’s Genre Friday spotlights science fiction with a scientist whose husband leaves her for her own clone and a galaxy run by corporations. THE ECHO WIFE by Sarah Gailey A LibraryReads pick and an Indie Next pick! “Gailey’s expertise with suspense and their success in presenting the reader with impossible choices about the ethics […]

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March 2021 Macmillan Advance Access Events

Wednesday, March 10 REGISTER: Advance Access: Nghi Vo1:00pm EST, in conversation with Tor.com editor Cristina Orlando “Nghi Vo’s stellar transformation of The Great Gatsby recasts the ‘careless’ Jordan Baker as a woman of depth and sharpness, a socialite forced to live in the margins of others’ lives… THE CHOSEN AND THE BEAUTIFUL captivates with its […]

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3 Stars for HUMMINGBIRD SALAMANDER

HUMMINGBIRD SALAMANDER, Jeff VanderMeer’s latest brilliant speculative thriller, has received three starred reviews! “VanderMeer is a marvelous craftsman. Every word here feels carefully chosen; every sentence has a purpose; every plot point causes ripples felt through the rest of the story, including Jane’s opening remark that she intends to show us “how the world ends.” […]

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Author Spotlight: Steve Berry (2/25/21)

New York Times bestselling author Steve Berry takes readers on an adventure with each book in his Cotton Malone series. Now, this 16th thriller in the series takes us to Germany where a secret WWII document comes to light. THE KAISER’S WEB “At the start of bestseller Berry’s thrilling 16th Cotton Malone novel (after 2020’s […]

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Extra! Extra!: February 2021 Book News

HERE ARE ALL OF THE HEADLINES YOU MAY HAVE MISSED THIS MONTH. THE COPENHAGEN TRILOGY and THIS IS HOW THEY TELL ME THE WORLD ENDS are featured on NPR’s Fresh Air. The Washington Post weighs in on Justin Deabler’s LONE STARS, Judge Jed S. Rakoff’s WHY THE INNOCENT PLEAD GUILTY AND THE GUILTY GO FREE, […]

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2021 Rise List

The 2021 Rise list has so many fantastic titles, including these two: IT SOUNDED BETTER IN MY HEAD by Nina KenwoodWHEN THEY CALL YOU A TERRORIST (YA Edition) by Patrisse Khan-Cullors and asha bandele The Rise list is an an annual booklist of the best feminist books for young readers, ages birth through 18. They […]

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