Debuts

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

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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.

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

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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!

GOLDEN IN DEATH by J. D. Robb

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

Sneak Peek: February 2020 Indie Next List

Macmillan leads the February Indie Next list with the #1 spot plus two more titles!

#1 Pick: AMERICAN DIRT by Jeanine Cummins

A January LibraryReads pick + 4 starred reviews!

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

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

“Intensely suspenseful and deeply humane”–Kirkus Reviews, starred review

“An important book.”–Library Journal, starred review

HOMIE: Poems by Danez Smith

“An electrifying, unabashedly queer ode to friendship and community…. Smith is a visionary polyglot with a fearless voice.”–Publishers Weekly, starred review

THE UNSPOKEN NAME by A. K. Larkwood

2 starred reviews!

“[A] phenomenal debut.”–Publishers Weekly, starred review

“Lushly detailed with incredible worldbuilding…”–Library Journal, starred review

Women 2020 Spotlight: Jane Austen

This year is the 100th anniversary of women gaining the right to vote, and to celebrate, we will be featuring some of our favorite fiction and nonfiction females from upcoming and core backlist titles. And what better way to start than with a spotlight on one of literature’s most beloved women, Jane Austen!

MISS AUSTEN by Gill Hornby

The untold story of the most important person in Jane Austen’s life: her sister Cassandra, a woman as captivating as any Austen heroine. “The well-known friendship and bonds of loyalty between Jane Austen and her older sister Cassandra are celebrated and explored in this novel… For readers who enjoy Austen’s novels and wish to know more about her life and for those seeking excellent English historical fiction.”–Library Journal, starred review

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Maximum Shelf: THE SECOND HOME (1/6/20)

Today’s Maximum Shelf pick is Christina Clancy’s debut novel of family, nostalgia, and second chances, THE SECOND HOME.

After a disastrous summer spent at her family summer home on Cape Cod, seventeen-year-old Ann Gordon was left with a secret that changed her life forever, and created a rift between her sister, Poppy, and their adopted brother, Michael.

Now, fifteen years later, her parents have died, leaving Ann and Poppy to decide the fate of the Wellfleet home that’s been in the Gordon family for generations. For Ann, the once-beloved house is tainted with bad memories. Poppy loves the old saltbox, but after years spent chasing waves around the world, she isn’t sure she knows how to stay in one place.

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Starred Review Round-Up (1/3/20)

These forthcoming titles all received multiple starred reviews! Check ’em out for your #FridayReads.

AN EVERYDAY HERO by Laura Trentham

“Fans of Mary Kay Andrews’ novels and Matthew Quick’s THE REASON YOU’RE ALIVE (2017) will enjoy this patriotic and heartwarming story of ambition, identity, and regained potential.”–Booklist, starred review

“By turns heartwarming and heartbreaking, this story will grip readers from start to finish.“–Publishers Weekly, starred review

THE UNSPOKEN NAME by A. K. Larkwood

“Larkwood spins an imaginative story of love, sacrifice, and betrayal that traverses worlds in this phenomenal debut.”–Publishers Weekly, starred review

Lushly detailed with incredible worldbuilding, Larkwood’s debut is a singular take on orcish fantasy, filled with fierce fighting and magic.”–Library Journal, starred review

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Kirkus Reviews 2020 Preview

Kirkus Reviews’ fiction editor picked her top TBR for 2020, including these Macmillan titles!

THE MIRROR & THE LIGHT by Hilary Mantel (her top pick!)

With THE MIRROR & THE LIGHT, Hilary Mantel brings to a triumphant close the trilogy she began with WOLF HALL and BRING UP THE BODIES.

AMERICAN DIRT by Jeanine Cummins

A rare exploration into the inner hearts of people willing to sacrifice everything for a glimmer of hope–already a LibraryReads pick!

THE CACTUS LEAGUE by Emily Nemens

An explosive, character-driven odyssey through the world of baseball.

New E-Galleys for December 2019

Hello e-galley readers! Check out some of the exciting e-galleys that were added to Edelweiss this month for your downloading pleasure:

HOLLYWOOD PARK: A Memoir by Mikel Jollett

Mikel Jollett was born into one of the country’s most infamous cults, and subjected to a childhood filled with poverty, addiction, and emotional abuse. Yet, ultimately, his is a story of fierce love and family loyalty told in a raw, poetic voice that signals the emergence of a uniquely gifted writer.

YOU ARE NOT ALONE by Greer Hendricks & Sarah Pekkanen

The electrifying #1 New York Times bestselling authors of THE WIFE BETWEEN US and AN ANONYMOUS GIRL return with a brand new novel of psychological suspense–a young woman is taken in by a group of successful ladies, and she would die for them to like her… She may have to.

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