Women 2020 (12/22/20)

For our last Women 2020 spotlight, we’re celebrating a courtroom thriller that will keep you at the edge of your seat and an Alaskan mystery that will chill your bones. TAKE IT BACK by Kia Abdullah 2 starred reviews and a LibraryReads pick! “In the courtroom, shifting testimony and constant new revelations reveal the humanity—good […]

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Holiday Cookbooks 2020

It’s not a holiday without an overload of food! And what better time than a quiet 2020 holiday season to spice up your recipes for a cozy and food-filled end of the year. A TABLE FOR FRIENDS: The Art of Cooking for Two or Twenty by Skye McAlpine Skye McAlpine, Sunday Times columnist, sets cooks […]

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Romance Spotlight (12/21/20)

Spice up your holiday with today’s romance spotlight, including a refreshing romantic comedy debut and a relationship that might crash and burn at any moment. TEN RULES FOR FAKING IT by Sophie Sullivan A LibraryReads pick! “If you love a refreshing, happily-ever-after debut with quirky characters, playful banter, and a dating game, TEN RULES FOR […]

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Thriller Thursday (12/17/20)

This thriller Thursday features a mysterious bioweapon whose victims develop a deadly touch, a dead body discovered the morning after Halloween, and an electrifying story of crime told through all the voices involved. RED HANDS by Christopher Golden “A car crashes into a small-town parade and a sick man emerges, instantly killing everyone he touches…The […]

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Kirkus Reviews Best Books of 2020

Kirkus Reviews includes 37 Macmillan titles in their Best Books of 2020! Fiction PIRANESI by Susanna ClarkeCLEANNESS by Garth GreenwellMASTER OF POISONS by Andrea HairstonBEOWULF: A NEW TRANSLATION by Maria Dahvana HeadleyTROUBLE THE SAINTS by Alaya Dawn JohnsonLUSTER by Raven LeilaniTHE MIRROR & THE LIGHT by Hilary MantelALL THE DEVILS ARE HERE by Louise PennyTHE […]

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Author Spotlight: Paula Brackston (12/16/20)

New York Times bestselling author Paula Brackston is back with her trademark blend of magic and romance. Now we have the third installment in the bewitching Found Things series set during the bustle of the holiday season. THE GARDEN OF PROMISES AND LIES “Brackston’s enjoyable latest entry in her Found Things series (after SECRETS OF […]

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Elizabeth Warren’s New Book Coming April 2021

Sen. Elizabeth Warren, the widely admired former presidential candidate and current U.S. Senator from Massachusetts, will write about six experiences and perspectives that have influenced her life and advocacy in PERSIST, a new book that will also be a passionate plea for political transformation. PERSIST is a deeply personal book and a powerful call to […]

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Extra! Extra!: December Book News

HERE ARE ALL OF THE HEADLINES YOU MAY HAVE MISSED THIS MONTH. How Vijay Seshadri jumps from idea to idea in his poetry. Michael J. Fox on his love for his pup. The New York Times features I CAME AS A SHADOW +  THE SHADOW DRAWING, and interviews Claudia Rankine.  André Gregory’s quest for meaning […]

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Booklist Editors’ Choice 2020

Booklist has revealed their editors’ top picks of the year’s outstanding books for public library collections, including these Macmillan titles: JUST US: An American Conversation by Claudia RankineFRIDA IN AMERICA: The Creative Awakening of a Great Artist by Celia StahrSIGH, GONE: A Misfit’s Memoir of Great Books, Punk Rock, and the Fight to Fit In […]

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World War II Spotlight (12/15/20)

Today we’re spotlighting World War II in fiction and nonfiction with a hearting-pounding story of a Jewish detective searching for a serial killer in war-torn Berlin and a look at monuments around the world commemorating World War II and what they say about us today. GERMANIA: A Novel of Nazi Berlin by Harald Gilbers “What […]

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