The New Yorker’s Favorites from 2011

The New Yorker’s Favorites from 2011

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The reviewers at The New Yorker have selected their favorites from 2011 in both fiction and nonfiction and we're proud to see so many of our titles on their list!

NONFICTION

THE ANATOMY OF A MOMENT by Javier Cercas, translated by Anne McLean
THE CHAIRS ARE WHERE THE PEOPLE GO by Misha Glouberman, with Sheila Heti
MOLOTOV'S MAGIC LANTERN by Rachel Polonsky
ADVENTURES IN ORGASMATRON by Christopher Turner

FICTION AND POETRY

TOUCH by Henri Cole
TRAIN DREAMS by Denis Johnson
LIFE ON MARS by Tracy K. Smith
COMING TO THAT by Dorothea Tanning

Read the full list from The New Yorker here.

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Monday Fun Day! (12/12/2011 Edition)

Monday Fun Day! (12/12/2011 Edition)

Happy Monday, librarian friends! 

- First and foremost, the RSVP deadline has been moved back for Wednesday's rockin' publisher book buzz in Philadelphia. Please come join us for lunch and a sneak peek at upcoming titles! Contact Anne Silvers Lee at leea-at-freelibrary.org.

- Neve Campbell signed onto play Chief of Police Kate Burkholder in Lifetime's original adaptation of Linda Castillo's SWORN TO SILENCE! See details here.

- NPR asks, What's On Your Cult Film List? See the full list of films from 100 CULT FILMS and submit your own!

- And Ryan Gosling is asking you what the classification number is for love at first sight...

Hey Girl, Library Ryan

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Griffin Teen is Now on Facebook

Griffin Teen is Now on Facebook

Griffin LogoWe've been spending a lot of time getting excited about Griffin's stellar list of young adult titles coming in 2012 and considering the number of hits we get on our new Books for Teens: Class of 2012 blog post, we're not the only ones!

If you're also looking forward to these titles, you've got a new place to keep updated on the action because Griffin Teen is now on Facebook! Go on, take a peek at their page. They post videos, excerpts, updates, bonus stories, notes from authors, and more.

And, of course, we encourage you to hit that Like button to stay in the loop.

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Seattle is Reading THE SUBMISSION

Seattle is Reading THE SUBMISSION

The Seattle Public Library has chosen the 14th book in their annual "Seattle Reads" program and we're delighted to see that it's THE SUBMISSION by Amy Waldman!

In their press release they say,

In the 14th year of the series, The Seattle Public Library will feature "The Submission" by Amy Waldman. Waldman will visit Seattle in early May 2012 to talk with readers about her novel. Details and a schedule of events will be announced in January. [...]

"Seattle Reads" is designed to deepen appreciation of and engagement in literature through reading and discussion, to foster reading and discussion of works by authors of diverse cultures, to bring new communities into the library and together explore literature of many cultures.

Enjoy the book, Seattleites! 

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Kirkus Reviews’ Best Nonfiction of 2011:

Kirkus Reviews’ Best Nonfiction of 2011:

We've already seen Kirkus ReviewsBest Fiction of 2011 list. Well, now they're talking nonfiction and we're very excited to see so many excellent Macmillan titles on their list!

COURAGE BEYOND THE GAME
The Freddie Steinmark Story
By Jim Dent

DEEP FUTURE
The Next 100,000 Years of Life on Earth
By Curt Stager
"Essential reading."

ELECTRIC EDEN
Unearthing Britain's Visionary Music
By Rob Young
"A breathtakingly accomplished, entertaining and illuminating epic."

HALFWAY TO HOLLYWOOD
Diaries 1980-1988
By Michael Palin

THE ORIGINS OF POLITICAL ORDER
From Prehuman Times to the French Revolution
By Francis Fukuyama
"Endlessly interesting."

TIGER, TIGER
A Memoir
By Margaux Fragoso
"A gripping, tragic and unforgettable chronicle of lost innocence and abuse."

WE MEANT WELL
How I Helped Lose the Battle for the Hearts and Minds of the Iraqi People
By Peter Van Buren
"One of the rare, completely satisfying results of the expensive debacle in Iraq."

See Kirkus Reviews' full list of Best Nonfiction of 2011 here!

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Monday Fun Day! (12/5/2011 Edition)

Monday Fun Day! (12/5/2011 Edition)

Welcome to a new week, librarians! We've had an exciting few weeks as the Best of 2011 lists come in and we get to celebrate many of our favorite books from throughout the year.

FIRST GRAVE ON THE RIGHT by Darynda Jones and narrated by Lorelei King has been named Best Romance Audio Book of 2011 by Audible!

- Steampunk pioneer and Hugo Award-nominated title, BONESHAKER, is scheduled to hit the silver screen! Variety has all the details here.

Mystery Cake- BURY YOUR DEAD by Louise Penny took home the Nero Award this weekend and we were even more heart-warmed to hear it after Ms. Penny joined us in the office last week for some deliciously mysterious cake! 

- Finally, Esquire named THE SUBMISSION by Amy Waldman Book of the Year!

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School Library Journal’s Best Books of 2011

School Library Journal’s Best Books of 2011

We're proud to see two of our SFF titles amongst School Library Journal's Best Books of 2011!

Best Books 2011: Fiction

GLOW
Amy Kathleen Ryan

"Weighty issues of power and leadership, compassion and religion fuel this high-stakes, jet-propelled dystopian space opera."

Best Adult Books 4 Teens

AMONG OTHERS
Jo Walton

"As she recovers from the confrontation with her mother that killed her twin sister, Mori keeps a journal permeated by a love of reading in this mesmerizing fantasy novel."

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The New York Times’ 10 Best Books of 2011

The New York Times’ 10 Best Books of 2011

We've already seen The New York Times' 100 Notable Books of 2011 and now they've posted their top 10! We're proud to see two of our enlightening nonfiction tites on the list:

THE BOY IN THE MOON
A Father’s Journey to Understand His Extraordinary Son.
Ian Brown

"Brown combines a reporter’s curiosity with a novelist’s instinctive feel for the unknowable in this exquisite book"

Read an excerpt here.

THINKING, FAST AND SLOW
Daniel Kahneman

"In this comprehensive presentation of a life’s work, the world’s most influential psychologist demonstrates that irrationality is in our bones, and we are not necessarily the worse for it."

Read an excerpt here.

Also, did you see this absurdly awesome suit jacket that they made out of the top ten book jackets? Seems like it might wrinkle easily, though.

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You’re Invited to the Philadelphia Book Buzz!

You’re Invited to the Philadelphia Book Buzz!

Buzzing in Philly

 

What: A book buzz!

When: 12/14/2011 @ 2pm (lunch at 1pm)

Where: Parkway Central Library (1901 Vine St, Philadelphia) Room 108

 

Who: Library representatives from Macmillan (me!), Hachette, HarperCollins, John Wiley, McGraw Hill, Penguin, Perseus, Random House,  Sterling,  Workman, WW Norton, and, of course, you!

If you're going to be in Philly in mid-December, join Ali for a book buzz at the Parkway Central Library.

Please RSVP here by December 5th*! For more information, contact Anne Silvers Lee at leea-at-freelibrary.org.

*UPDATE: The deadline has been extended, please RSVP today and join us!

Can't make it? Don't fret, we'll post the full list of featured titles on the blog afterward.

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Romantic Times 2011 Award Nominees!

Romantic Times 2011 Award Nominees!

The Romantic Times has published their 2011 award-nominees and we're proud to see so many of our excellent authors and titles on their list! 

In fact, we're honored to say we have published books from eight of the nominees for Career Achievement awards. We're rooting for all of you, ladies!

Career Achievement Nominees:

Kristin Hannah
Rhys Bowen
Sue Grafton
Sherrilyn Kenyon
Cherry Adair
Brenda Jackson
Jacqueline Carey
Francine Pascal

SOE (Seal of Excellence Winners) and RT Book of the Year Nominees

You’re Next by Gregg Hurwitz

Best Historical Novels 2011

Historical Love & Laughter

Beginner’s Guide to Rakes by Suzanne Enoch

Cloudy with a Chance of Marriage by Kieran Kramer

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