A Meteor Shower of Stars for Macmillan!

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These forthcoming titles all received multiple starred reviews!


NINTH HOUSE by Leigh Bardugo

“With an aura of both enchantment and authenticity, Bardugo’s compulsively readable novel leaves a portal ajar for equally dazzling sequels.”–Kirkus Reviews, starred review

“This atmospheric contemporary novel steeped in the spirit of a mystical New Haven is part mystery, part story of a young woman finding purpose in a dark world, and is the first in a potential series. HIGH-DEMAND BACKSTORY: Adults are just as enamored of Bardugo’s YA novels as teens are, and many have been anxiously and curiously awaiting this one.”–Booklist, starred review

MACHINE by Susan Steinberg

“Teenagers spend a hazy summer at the shore. One girl comes to terms with both her emerging independence and the mysterious death of a girl just like her… Heartbreaking, eerie, and acutely observant.”–Kirkus Reviews, starred review

“What makes this tale so thrilling is Steinberg’s artistry with form; she fractures narrative into its fundamental parts. Steinberg writes prose with a poet’s sense of meter and line, and a velocity recalling the novels of Joan Didion. The result is a dizzying work that perfectly evokes the feeling of spinning out of control.”–Publishers Weekly, starred review


“This mystery has a moral center, with a growing bond between two beautifully realized characters, and a gut-clenching depiction of what it’s like to live in constant fear. Lövestam’s first novel, WONDERFUL FEELS LIKE THIS (2017) made YALSA’s Best Fiction for Young Adults list.”–Booklist, starred review

“In Lövestam’s remarkable hands, this enigmatic pair lures readers in, slowly, one detail at a time. Hopefully, Pernilla and Kouplan will be back soon for another adventure.”–Publishers Weekly, starred review

THE CATHOLIC SCHOOL by Edoardo Albinati

“With its precise language and philosophical diatribes, Albinati’s novel will draw comparisons to Truman Capote’s IN COLD BLOOD…though it’s 900 pages longer.”–Library Journal, starred review

“What initially seems to be context or digression—a hundred pages on bourgeois marriage; a hundred pages on rape—emerges as the book’s core, a knot of interlocking philosophical concerns that the author has spent a lifetime trying to untangle. Dense, sprawling, brilliant, like Rome itself.”–Booklist, starred review

GODS WITH A LITTLE G by Tupelo Hassman

“Irreverent, wise, heartbreaking, and heart-mending, this is about nothing less than the everyday challenges of love, belief, and existence. In Hassman’s dazzlingly original style, sweet-sour, wicked-tender Helen’s entrancing narration casts a remarkable spell.”–Booklist, starred review

“Weird and uncomfortable and glorious—just like adolescence.”–Kirkus Reviews, starred review

GAMECHANGER by L. X. Beckett

“As this exuberant, exciting near-future yarn keeps reinventing itself, the action gets wilder and the scope wider, until the future of humankind is at stake… This delightful pinball machine of a book recalls the whiz-bang joy and gleeful innovation of Neal Stephenson’s SNOW CRASH.”–Publishers Weekly, starred review

“Beckett’s debut is richly imagined, fast-paced climate change fiction. The predictions for our future feel shockingly real but still make one wish the virtual reality technology and the prosocial ideologies were available now. ­Readers will delight in the nonbinary characters, LBGTQ relationships and identities, and the land acknowledgment statement at the end of the book. Highly recommended.”–Library Journal, starred review


COVENTRY: Essays by Rachel Cusk

“Opening up the deep crevices of everyday life’s paradoxes, myths, and more, Cusk pulls apart the stories we tell to reflect on the mess underneath.”–Booklist, starred review

“An eloquent and engrossing selection of nonfiction writing that will enhance Cusk’s stature in contemporary literature.”–Kirkus Reviews, starred review

LIVES RECLAIMED: A Story of Rescue and Resistance in Nazi Germany by Mark Roseman

“As prize-winning historian Roseman (THE WANNSEE CONFERENCE AND THE FINAL SOLUTION, 2002) notes, Bund members could aid only a few imperiled Jews, and the compromises they were forced to make raise compelling moral issues not easily resolved. A bibliography documents not only printed works, but also personal conversations and radio interviews.”–Booklist, starred review

“Through extensive use of primary source material, including some in private collections, and interviews with members of the Bund, Roseman writes a gripping narrative documenting the lives of the people who helped others and those who benefited from their actions. Highly recommended.”–Library Journal, starred review

WHITE FLIGHTS: Race, Fiction, and the American Imagination by Jess Row

“Wide-ranging, erudite, and impassioned essays examine whiteness and literature… A disquieting, deeply thoughtful cultural critique.”–Kirkus Reviews, starred review

“For readers fascinated by race and reparative writing, now and in American history, and the transformative potential of literature to change minds and emphasize our common humanity.”–Library Journal, starred review

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