Mary Kay Andrews will have you craving more small-town scandals and big-time secrets after digging into the irresistible HELLO, SUMMER. Check out these read-alikes, ’cause it’s never too late to add to your summer reading list. THE SECOND HOME by Christina ClancyFLY AWAY by Kristin HannahFAMILY PICTURES by Jane GreenSUMMER PEOPLE by Elin HilderbrandANOTHER PIECE […]
Barbara Delinsky explores how lives and relationships are forever changed in today’s author spotlight! Three sisters are reunited at their family beach house only to have their lives be forever changed as they deal with memories, mysteries, and secrets in A WEEK AT THE SHORE. A WEEK AT THE SHORE “Delinsky (BEFORE AND AGAIN) presents […]
Drumroll, please…. Here are the most anticipated books of Summer 2018, according to major media: New York Times — “Refreshing Books to Read This Summer” TEN ARGUMENTS FOR DELETING YOUR SOCIAL MEDIA ACCOUNTS RIGHT NOW by Jaron Lanier SOMETHING WONDERFUL: Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Broadway Revolution by Todd S. Purdum THE PARKING LOT ATTENDANT by Nafkote […]
Here are LOTS of reading recommendations courtesy of Anne’s TxLA 2018 Adult Book Buzz: HOW TO WALK AWAY* | Katherine Center | 9781250149060 | Out 5/15/18 THE HUSH* | John Hart | 9781250012302 | Available Now THE KINGS OF BIG SPRING** | Bryan Mealer | 9781250058911 | Available Now THE HIGH TIDE CLUB* | Mary Kay Andrews […]
Today is the second annual International Read an e-Book Day! Share the love on Twitter with the hashtag #eBookLove and tell us what your patrons are e-reading these days. Here’s what they’re e-reading* and loving from Macmillan: Top ten picks: THE NIGHTINGALE by Kristin Hannah BEACH TOWN by Mary Kay Andrews EVERY FIFTEEN MINUTES by […]
We’re seeing stars for our #BookBday new releases! VALLEY FEVER by Katherine Taylor A Kirkus Reviews Summer Must-Read Novels pick, Taylor evokes the rich textures and rhythms of California’s Central Valley in this lush novel of inheritance, family, and betrayal. “This story is rich with sensory details. Readers can feel the heat and humidity of […]
Happy Monday, friends! This is a short week for me as I'm heading off on vacation starting Thursday. Let's jump into a little Macmillany goodness to get your week started, shall we?
- Congratulations to 2013 Locus Award finalists John Scalzi, author of REDSHIRTS which is up for Best Science Fiction Novel, Mary Robinette Kowal, author of GLAMOUR IN GLASS which is up for Best Fantasy Novel (I recommended this series in Uncharted Pages!), and Gardner Dozois, editor of The Year’s Best Science Fiction: Twenty-ninth Annual Collection up for Best Anthology!
We're also delighted to see that Tor.com is a finalist for Best Magazine and Tor Books has been nominated for Best Publisher! And while we're at it, a hearty applause for Tor Teen author Cory Doctorow and Mac Kids author Catherynne M. Valente who are nominated for awards as well. See the full list of Locus finalists here.
- We would also like to point you in the direction of Doug Lord's latest (and dare I say, greatest?) selections for Library Journal's Books for Dudes column, "A Simple Murder, Wool, and The Human Division."
- And last, but not even close to least, actually closer to most—a basket full of puppy:
So, should we get a bigger basket? Maybe more puppies? Both? twitter.com/EmergencyPuppy…
— Emergency Cute Stuff (@EmergencyPuppy) April 29, 2013
Okay, okay; "Women's Fiction Friday" isn't actually a regular series on this blog, but we have so many excellent women's fiction titles on our list—both backlist and forthcoming—that it should be! Look forward to more posts like this on upcoming Fridays... if I remember.
Today we're celebrating all of the great novelists that Rebecca Vnuk, author of READ ON... WOMEN'S FICTION and WOMEN'S FICTION AUTHORS, highlighted in "Rebecca’s Rules: Defining Women’s Fiction" over on BooklistOnline.com. So how exactly do we categorize women's fiction? Vnuk says,
"These are novels that explore the lives of female protagonists, focusing on all kinds of relationships, be it lovers, spouses, parents, children, friends, or members of a community. The common thread is that the central character is female, and the main thrust of the story is something happening in the life of that woman (as opposed to the overall theme being a romance or a mystery of some sort). Emotions and relationships are the common thread between books that belong in this category. A woman is the star of the story, and her emotional development drives the plot."
She goes on to offer a few guidelines on categorizing a book as women's fiction, but admits that "for most casual readers, it makes no difference whether we call it a romance or we call it women’s fiction, they just want something good to read about women."
On her list of "10 authors that reader’s-advisory librarians should be familiar with in order to best serve their women’s fiction fans" are:
All of whom are published by St. Martin's Press! See the full list here. [...]