Author Spotlight: Christopher Paolini (9/15/20)

At 19 he published his first novel, and now Christopher Paolini is back with his epic adult debut science fiction adventure, TO SLEEP IN A SEA OF STARS. TO SLEEP IN A SEA OF STARS follows a woman as she’s launched into a galaxy-spanning odyssey of discovery and transformation after discovering an alien relic. “Paolini’s […]

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Author Spotlight: Marilynne Robinson (9/14/20)

Today’s spotlight is on Pulitzer Prize-winning author Marilynne Robinson as she returns to the beautiful world of Gilead with JACK. This final installment of the Gilead saga brings together all the beloved characters and focuses on the complexities of American history with an elegant story of beauty, humor, mystery, and joy. JACK 4 starred reviews! […]

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2020 Kirkus Prize Finalists

Congratulations to Macmillan’s 2020 Kirkus Prize Finalists! LUSTER by Raven Leilani“Sharp, strange, propellant—and a whole lot of fun.”–Kirkus Reviews, starred review THE ADDRESS BOOK: What Street Addresses Reveal About Identity, Race, Wealth, and Power by Deirdre Mask“A standout book of sociological history and current affairs.”–Kirkus Reviews, starred review Winners will be announced on November 5. […]

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Author Spotlight: Susanna Clarke (9/11/20)

Susanna Clarke enchanted the world with her Hugo-award winning, epic New York Times bestseller JONATHAN STRANGE & MR NORRELL. In today’s spotlight, we’re celebrating this magical author and her latest hypnotic tale of startling images and infinite possibilities, PIRANESI. In PIRANESI, an intoxicating story set in a dreamlike alternate reality, Susanna Clarke creates an astonishing […]

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Author Spotlight: Ann Cleeves (9/10/20)

Today we spotlight New York Times bestselling and award-winning mystery author extraordinaire Ann Cleeves. In her ninth adventure, Detective Inspector Vera Stanhope discovers a mysterious car on the side of the road on a snowy winter night with a toddler in the back seat and no one in sight. THE DARKEST EVENING: A Vera Stanhope […]

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Author Spotlight: Ashley Weaver (9/9/20)

Today’s spotlight is on fellow librarian and creator of fan-favorite amateur detective Amory Ames, Edgar-nominated author Ashley Weaver. In her latest adventure, Amory Ames is enjoying her last few weeks of peace and quiet preparing for the imminent arrival of her baby at her beautiful country house, when a mysterious woman appears on her doorstep, […]

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Historical Spotlight (9/9/20)

This historical spotlight takes us back to a Polish town during WWII and to medieval Europe in the era of Robin Hood. ELI’S PROMISE by Ronald H. Balson “Balson returns to the subject of his first three historical novels: Holocaust survivors and the stories of their lives during and after the war…Balson juggles between his […]

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Sneak Peek: October 2020 Indie Next List

The October 2020 Indie Next list features 3 Macmillan titles, including the #1 pick! #1: THE INVISIBLE LIFE OF ADDIE LARUE by V.E. SchwabISBN 9780765387561, on sale 10/6/20 3 starred reviews! “This ambitious and hopeful work is a knockout.”–Publishers Weekly, starred review “Schwab returns with another epic story of love and remembrance that probes deep […]

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Poems, Short Stories, and Essays Round-Up (9/3/20)

Today’s spotlight is on bite-sized literary goodness: intimate essays on race, short stories that blend mythic and modern, and poems exploring the female experience. JUST US: An American Conversation by Claudia Rankine 4 starred reviews and an Indie Next pick! “Rankine once again opens a literary window into the Black experience, for those willing to […]

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Spotlight on U.S. (9/2/20)

Today’s spotlight on America is as varied as the country itself, with a memoir of growing up in a paper mill town, a Russian-American political history, graphic journalism following a refugee family, a humorous take on the 50 states, a call for national unity, and a history of American authoritarianism. MILL TOWN: Reckoning with What […]

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