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Author Spotlight: Garth Greenwell (1/23/20)

Garth Greenwell, the award-winning author of WHAT BELONGS TO YOU, delves deeper into foreignness, obligation, desire, and love with his follow-up, CLEANNESS, available now.

A January Indie Next pick + 2 starred reviews!

“Brave and beautiful.”–Kirkus Reviews, starred review

“Greenwell’s writing on language, desire, and sex in all their complex choreography vibrates with intensity, reading like brainwaves and heartbeats as much as words. Concerned with intimacy, its performance, and the inevitability of becoming and being oneself, this is in every way an enriching, deepening follow-up.”–Booklist, starred review

And don’t miss the book that started it all.

“The life of an American expat living in Bulgaria intersects repeatedly with that of a young gay hustler in this gorgeous debut novel from Greenwell…A luminous, searing exploration of desire, alienation, and the powerful tattoo of the past.”–Kirkus Reviews, starred review

“Greenwell’s novel is a brave and articulate psychological exploration of lust and desire, and though his rich language often carries the book (rather than the plot), the carnal pain on display is striking.”–Publishers Weekly, starred review

Nonfiction Round-Up (1/22/20)

The powers of the American presidency in today’s political climate + a six-step approach to finding your true calling + an examination of minimalism’s historical roots = today’s nonfiction round-up.

UNMAKING THE PRESIDENCY: Donald Trump’s War on the World’s Most Powerful Office by Susan Hennessey and Benjamin Wittes  

“Two Lawfare editors and senior fellows at the Brookings Institution trace the crumbling integrity of the U.S. presidency…An incisive, frightening picture of a toxic environment in which ‘the presidency…needs a champion.'”–Kirkus Reviews, starred review


AMERICAN DIRT is an Oprah Book Club Pick!

Amazing news! AMERICAN DIRT by Jeanine Cummins is Oprah’s Book Club’s next pick!

This emotional and powerful story of a mother and son fleeing cartel violence towards America is already a LibraryReads pick, the #1 Indie Next pick for February, and received 4 starred reviews.

Said Winfrey “…I have been a news reporter, watched the news, seen the stories every day, seen the children at the border and my heart is wrenched by that. And nothing has done more (than AMERICAN DIRT) to make me feel the pain and desperation of what it means to be on the run. It’s changed the way I see the whole issue and I was already empathetic.”

Watch the announcement on CBS This Morning here.

Readers can join Orpah’s Book Club community by following @OprahsBookClub on Instagram.

Happy #PubDay and Women 2020 (1/21/20)

It’s #PubDay, and we have some strong women to spotlight: the raw journey of a woman and her son fleeing from Mexico to America + four women across generations living through slavery and racism.

AMERICAN DIRT by Jeanine Cummins

A January LibraryReads pick, a February Indie Next List pick, and four starred reviews!

“This extraordinary novel about unbreakable determination will move the reader to the core.”–Publishers Weekly, starred review

“Intensely suspenseful and deeply humane, this novel makes migrants seeking to cross the southern U.S. border indelibly individual.”–Kirkus Reviews, starred review

“AMERICAN DIRT may be the don’t-miss book of 2020.”–Booklist, starred review

“Here, it’s the journey rather than the arrival on American dirt that counts, and readers will wonder whether they could ever have survived such a trek even as they realize that this could happen to them. An important book.”–Library Journal, starred review


Fall 2020 Catalogs Now Available Online!

Hey, Librarians! Macmillan’s Fall 2020 catalogs are now available on Edelweiss!

Debuts! Mysteries! Romances! Thrillers! Historical fiction! Literary fiction! Nonfiction! Sci-Fi/Fantasy! Graphic novels! Everything you could ever want, with all the information you could ever need, right in one place!

Click here for the full list of Macmillan Fall 2020 catalogs available by publisher.

Macmillan Library @ PLA 2020

Author signings, ARC giveaways, title presentations, and more–check out all our great events during PLA 2020 in Nashville, and we can’t wait to see you there in Macmillan Adult booth #1616!

Wednesday, February 26

9:30 – 10:30am: Book Buzz, presented by Booklist

2:00 – 3:30pm: Opening Session with Stacey Abrams [OUR TIME IS NOW]

6:15pm: School Library Journal-sponsored author panel with Casey McQuiston [RED, WHITE & ROYAL BLUE], Nashville Public Library


For Your Consideration: April 2020 LibraryReads Titles

Download, read, and vote for your favorite April titles for the April 2020 LibraryReads list!

Votes due March 1!

TAKE ME APART by Sara Sligar

“Years after celebrated photographer Miranda Brand died unexpectedly, upending her California town, her son Theo asks one-time journalist Kate Aitken to create an archive of his mother’s work. Miranda evidently cracked under the strain of balancing work and family, but soon Kate must navigate nasty rumors about what really happened, her attraction to Theo, and her growing obsession with Miranda, fueled by her discovery of a diary that could explain everything. A debut starting to buzz.”–Library Journal, Pre-Pub Alert


Thriller Thursday (1/16/20)

Clues hidden in a small town’s decrepit mural, long-hidden secrets in an asylum, and a death at a glamorous European society party– all in this Thriller Thursday.

BIG LIES IN A SMALL TOWN by Diane Chamberlain 

A LibraryReads Hall of Famer and an Indie Next List pick!

“This rich novel from Chamberlain (THE SILENT SISTER) tracks artists whose lives intertwine after a mural is commissioned for a small town…Chamberlain’s depictions of creative beauty and perseverance across time and in the face of inevitable obstacles will keep readers turning the pages.”–Publishers Weekly 


Nonfiction Round-Up (1/15/20)

Saving a zoo under ISIS control + how artificial intelligence will erode employment + skills and principles of how to be a leader + an illustrated collection of love and relationship advice = this nonfiction round-up.

FATHER OF LIONS: One Man’s Remarkable Quest to Save the Mosul Zoo by Louise Callaghan

“Callaghan’s (Middle East correspondent, The Sunday Times) first book is a true page-turner…Recommended for readers seeking a more nuanced understanding of the complexities inherent to this region.”–Library Journal, starred review

A WORLD WITHOUT WORK: Technology, Automation, and How We Should Respond by Daniel Susskind

“Susskind’s book is so timely, to miss it might be downright irresponsible.”–Booklist


“Leadership lessons from the front lines, just where leadership is most needed…A valuable handbook for leaders and decision-makers at any level of the organizational chart.”–Kirkus Reviews


Three Cheers for the February 2020 LibraryReads List!

You voted, they counted, and GOLDEN IN DEATH, OONA OUT OF ORDER, and SAINT X are officially LibraryReads picks for February 2020!


Homicide detective Eve Dallas investigates a murder with a mysterious motive—and a terrifying weapon in this 50th series installment. “Robb shows no sign of losing steam.”–Publishers Weekly

OONA OUT OF ORDER by Margarita Montimore

On her 19th birthday, Oona Lockhart begins jumping to a random year of her life every New Year’s Eve, but just because life may be out of order, doesn’t mean it’s broken. “[A] delightfully freewheeling romp.”–Booklist, starred review

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. “This killer debut is both a thriller with a vivid setting and an insightful study of race, class, and obsession.”–Kirkus Reviews, starred review