Naked Nonfiction with Rob Kirkpatrick: #2

Naked Nonfiction with Rob Kirkpatrick: #2

Nonfiction Naked comes from the mouth of Rob Kirkpatrick,  a senior editor with Thomas Dunne Books at St. Martin's Press!

Hi again!  As my
friend Talia has reminded me now and then, it’s been a while since my last
post, so I’m pleased to be writing to you again—and hope to do so with more
frequency from now on!

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Booklist’s Top Ten Food Books!

Booklist’s Top Ten Food Books!

Booklist brought us a list of the Top 10 Food Books, and here are the fantastic Macmillan family titles that made the cut. I'm dying to read Diet for a Hot Planet myself, as the impact of the industrial agriculture on the environment really has me worried.

American Terroir: Jacobsen investigates terroir, the belief that individual plots of land can produce significant difference in crops and the new obsession of gastronomes.

Animal Factory: Kirby's profiles of individuals confronting pollution provide the most relatable testimony yet to the hazards of industrial animal farming.

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Our National Book Award Finalist

Our National Book Award Finalist

The National Book Award nominations were just announced, and one of our titles, Secret Historian, was nominated!

Drawn from the secret, never-before-seen diaries, journals, and sexual
records of the novelist, poet, and university professor Samuel M.
Steward, Secret Historian is a sensational reconstruction of one of the more extraordinary hidden lives of the twentieth century.

"Spring’s sympathetic and entertaining story of a life registers the
limitations imposed on homosexuals by a repressive society, but also
celebrates the creativity and daring with which Steward tested them." --Publishers Weekly

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The Teen It List!

The Teen It List!

Coming from our School Library Journal ad? Below you'll find the titles that were featured!

Infinite Days: Life's hard at 16. Especially when you've been a vampire for 600 years.

Night Star: What's more deadly? Bitter rivals, or jealous friends?

End of Days: It's hard doin good when you're always thirsty for blood!

The Teen's Guide to World Domination: Let Josh help you take over the world! *Muah hah hah!*

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Franzen does it again!

Franzen does it again!

Oprah just announced that Jonathan Franzen's critically acclaimed and #1 New York Times Best Seller Freedom is her latest and last book club pick. Yay!!

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The Tenth Parallel

The Tenth Parallel

It seems like anti-Islam sentiment is at an all-time high since the attacks on the World Trade Center. We can disagree on whether a mosque should be built five feet or five miles from the site of the attacks, but it's plain that inter-relgion relations are a hot topic.

One recent book that provides insight and clarity on the issue is Eliza Griswold's The Tenth Parallel, the title of which refers to a line of latitude that is a front line between Christians and Muslims--a place where those populations come into contact with eachother daily.

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Freedom hits #1!

Freedom hits #1!

Congrats to Jonathan Franzen's Freedom, which will hit #1 on the September 19th New York Times  Best Sellers list! And just last week Nora over at EarlyWord pointed out that Mockingjay had more holds than Freedom. So come on librarians, put your book-talking powers to good use and let your patrons know what an amazing book this is!

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We Love Lesa.

We Love Lesa.

We love all librarians equally. Except for the ones that we especially love. Like Lesa Holstine? Why? because she knows that the way into our hearts, and an endless supply of galleys, is talking about our books. But she went above and beyond a normal blog post with this amazing video extravaganza.

Thank you, Lesa!

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Seven Stars, Two Mysteries

Seven Stars, Two Mysteries

Two mysteries. One Canadian, the other Icelandic. Seven starred reviews (Kirkus, we love you, but stop being... well... Kirkus). I'll let the reviews speak for themselves.

Bury Your Dead: "Brilliantly provocative" --Library Journal

"One of the most elaborately constructed and remarkably moving
mysteries in years." --Booklist

"Bring on the awards." --Kirkus

"Few writers in any
genre can match Penny's ability to combine heartbreak and hope in the same
scene." --Publishers Weekly

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