Literary Fiction Spotlight (6/22/22)

Today’s literary fiction spotlight includes the story of a friendship—and the subsequent loss of it—between two women, a murdered therapist and the writing group that gets back together to investigate the case, and a bartender at a neighborhood bar who is slowly drawn into the depths of the service industry. GIRLS THEY WRITE SONGS ABOUT BY […]

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Genre Friday: Romance (6/17/22)

Today’s romance spotlight brings us a steamy academic friends-to-lovers story set in graduate school, an attempt to save a professional football player’s struggling bakery while facing an unexpected connection, and a fake dating scheme between a famous heartthrob and his in-the-shadows co-star. THE SIZZLE PARADOX BY LILY MENON “Menon’s latest novel follows the unbeatable rom-com blueprint […]

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Author Spotlight: Allison Montclair (6/16/22)

Allison Montclair‘s Sparks & Bainbridge Mystery Series introduced readers to two powerful women in their endeavor to create The Right Sort Marriage Bureau, a matchmaking service for Londoners, in the wake of World War II. In the series’ newest installment, we follow Iris Sparks and Gwendolyn Bainbridge once again as Iris suddenly finds herself in […]

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Nonfiction Spotlight (6/15/22)

Today’s nonfiction spotlight bring us two memorable stories, from the New York-Presbyterian hospital system during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic in the fight to save lives, to one surgeon’s breakthroughs in helping soldiers reclaim their lives and their faces after the horrors of World War I. THE DESPERATE HOURS: ONE HOSPITAL’S FIGHT TO SAVE […]

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2022 Lambda Literary Awards Winners

The Lambda Literary Awards honor the best in LGBTQ books, and this year’s winners include 2 Macmillan titles! WINNER: Gay Fiction100 BOYFRIENDS by Brontez Purnell WINNER: LGBTQ NonfictionLET THE RECORD SHOW by Sarah Schulman […]

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Literary Fiction Spotlight (6/14/22)

Today’s literary fiction spotlight brings us the story of a man coping with the loss of his relationship by taking a journey through Europe, and an exploration of friendship and how the people we meet growing up shape who we become as adults. GRAND HOTEL EUROPA BY ILJA LEONARD PFEIJFFER “Prolific Dutch poet, playwright, essayist, and […]

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Genre Friday: Horror (6/10/22)

Today’s genre Friday is all about horror stories, from a nanny who notices that the young boy she watches has begun drawing sinister images, to a woman who begins facing disturbing thoughts and unspeakable visions after moving home. HIDDEN PICTURES BY JASON REKULAK “Rekulak (THE IMPOSSIBLE FORTRESS, 2017) expertly injects the story with a supernatural twist, […]

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Sneak Peek: July 2022 Indie Next List

The July 2022 Indie Next list features 5 Macmillan titles! ELSEWHERE by Alexis SchaitkinISBN 9781250219633 | on sale 6/28/22 3 starred reviews! “Schaitkin (SAINT X, 2020) has written a compelling, poetic, and chilling novel that examines fate and fear.”–Booklist, starred review “Schaitkin gives the goings-on great substance by digging into the complicated feelings brought on by motherhood and […]

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Thriller Thursday (6/9/22)

A husband gone missing during a work trip to Lisbon + a retired mercenary caught in an embezzlement scheme + a body found behind a Jazz Age speakeasy + a town newcomer who is hiding a secret agenda of her own = this week’s thriller Thursday! TWO NIGHTS IN LISBON BY CHRIS PAVONE 2 starred […]

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Nonfiction Spotlight (6/8/22)

Today’s nonfiction spotlight brings us the story of an NFL coach who returns to his hometown in the face of tragedy to coach the local high school underdogs, and the life of a former New York City burlesque dancer who has already captured the attention of millions online. HOMETOWN VICTORY: A COACH’S STORY OF FOOTBALL, […]

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