Download, read, and vote for your favorite May 2019 titles for the May 2019 LibraryReads list! Votes due April 1! LIGHT FROM OTHER STARS by Erika Swyler Author of June 2015 LibraryReads pick THE BOOK OF SPECULATIONThree starred reviews! A Library Journal Spring/Summer 2019 Top Pick “Swyler’s beautiful story, told in eloquent prose, induces shivers […]
Publishers Weekly has chosen the stand-out books from the coming months for their 2019 Spring Announcements, and there are 81 Macmillan titles you’ll need to save room for on your shelves! Business & Economics THE BILLIONAIRE BOONDOGGLE: How Our Politicians Let Corporations and Bigwigs Steal Our Money and Jobs by Pat Garofalo (a Top 10 […]
NPR’s Book Concierge is live and it includes nearly 50 Macmillan titles!! 300 ARGUMENTS: Essays by Sarah Manguso 4 3 2 1 by Paul Auster AFFLUENCE WITHOUT ABUNDANCE: The Disappearing World Of The Bushmen by James Suzman AGE OF ANGER: A History Of the Present by Pankaj Mishra THE ANSWERS by Catherine Lacey AUTONOMOUS by […]
Oh what a lovely day for a #BookBday! A GOOD COUNTRY by Laleh Khadivi Three starred reviews! An achingly timely novel about the radicalization of a Muslim teen in California—about where identity truly lies, and how we find it. “Brilliantly channeling the minds of angst-filled teenagers with barely formed worldviews who seesaw between brash self-confidence […]
Publishers Weekly’s editors recently selected their Best Books of Summer 2017, including these seven Macmillan titles: Staff Picks (full list) BORNE by Jeff VanderMeer “About that thing on the cover—is it a genetically modified bird-of-paradise? Some cousin of the odoriferous corpse flower? I was intrigued from the moment I saw it, as is Rachel, the […]
What is a gem? A gem is a title that we hadn’t necessarily been tracking but the superlative praise rolling in is telling us to take a second look! Amelia Gray’s collected stories in GUTSHOT, which is receiving wonderful praise, is just that gem: “Strange, fable-like, and physical, Gray’s stories are driven by uncanny forces and […]
Welcome back to the blog, librarians! We're kicking off the week with some most excellent news about a few of our fine debuts.
- In The New York Times Janet Maslin calls Becky Masterman's debut thriller, RAGE AGAIST THE DYING, "pulse-quickening," "scorching," and "invigorating." She says,
"In one final demonstration that she has learned the lessons of crime fiction well, Ms. Masterman hides important evidence in the unlikeliest place: within plain sight. But this book is too cleverly manipulative for readers to get ahead of Brigid in making such startling discoveries."
Read the full article, "This ‘Granny’ Can Dish It Out," now.
Library Journal and Publishers Weekly each gave Masterman's debut a starred review and it has been selected as a March Indie Next Pick! This title will be available tomorrow from Minotaur Books.
- Chista Parravani was interviewed on NPR's All Things Considered about her debut memoir, HER, in which she comes to terms with her twin's premature death. Listen or read "A Twin Carries On Alone In 'HER: A Memoir'" at NPR.org.
- And finally: cats being jerks. As per usual.
"CURL UP ON MY LAP. LET ME BRUSH YOUR HAIR WITH MY FINGERS. I AM SINGING YOU A LULLABY. I AM TESTING FOR STRUCTURAL WEAKNESS IN YOUR SKULL."
According to their website the Dylan Thomas Prize is "an international literary award aimed at encouraging raw creative talent worldwide. Established in response to the enormous international phenomenon of new writing by young authors, the Prize recognises the obvious ambitions of those writers as reflected in the marked popularity of creative writing classes."
Congratulations, Amelia! The shortlist will be announced in September; we'll have our fingers crossed until then.
Yesterday's AAP Librarians' Sneak Peek Book Preview was the perfect way to spend a rainy Wednesday!
Of the titles I presented (see below), THE INQUISITOR, THREATS, TRIGGERED, and MIDNIGHT IN AUSTENLAND prompted the strongest audience reactions (mostly ooo's, ewww's, and oh my's!). Join the conversation on Twitter with hashtag: #aapbookbuzz!
- LOVE IN A NUTSHELL | Evanovich, Janet | 978-0-312-65131-2
- COME HOME | Scottoline, Lisa | 978-0-312-38082-3
- HOME FRONT | Hannah, Kristin | 978-0-312-57720-9
- ANOTHER PIECE OF MY HEART | Green, Jane | 978-0-312-59182-3
- THE INQUISITOR | Smith, Mark Allen | 978-0-8050-9426-8
- AVAILABLE DARK | Hand, Elizabeth | 978-0-312-58594-5
- HEART OF A KILLER | Rosenfelt, David | 978-0-312-59837-2
- ASHES TO DUST | Sigurdardottir, Yrsa | 978-0-312-64174-0; 978-1-250-00493-2
- CLOUDLAND | Olshan, Joseph | 978-1-250-00017-0
- THE MAN FROM PRIMROSE LANE | Renner, James | 978-0-374-20095-4
- THREATS | Gray, Amelia | 978-0-374-53307-6
- THE CAT SITTER’S PAJAMAS | Clement, Blaize | 978-0-312-64313-3
- NO COOPERATION FROM THE CAT | Babson, Marian | 978-0-312-33240-2
- GYPSY BOY | Walsh, Mikey | 978-0-312-62208-4 (YA crossover)
- TRIGGERED | Wortmann, Fletcher | 978-0-312-62210-7 (YA crossover)
- THE STARBOARD SEA | Dermont, Amber | 978-0-312-64280-8 (YA crossover)
- HEMLOCK GROVE | McGreevy, Brian | 978-0-374-53291-8 (YA crossover)
- JOE GOLEM AND THE DROWNING CITY | Mignola, Mike | 978-0-312-64473-4 (YA crossover)
- MIDNIGHT IN AUSTENLAND | Hale, Shannon | 978-1-60819-625-8
- THE DARKENING FIELD | Ryan, William | 978-0-312-58651-5
- CHILDREN OF WRATH | Grossman, Paul | 978-0-312-60191-1
BOOKS FOR TEENS | See info under Books for Teens
There should be a partial recording of the event out soon (unfortunately, there were some technical difficulties near the end), so stay tuned!
We owe a big thanks to Becca of the AAP and Erica at Random House for putting the event together and to all the librarians that came out and joined us!