The 2019 Best-of lists just keep on comin’! Check out the latest picks from The Washington Post, The New York Times, Time, and the NYPL! New York Public Library Best of 2019 BIRTHDAY by Meredith Russo DEAF REPUBLIC: Poems by Ilya Kaminsky GIDEON THE NINTH by Tamsyn Muir NINTH HOUSE by Leigh Bardugo GIRL by […]
Happy Earth Day! Check out our new and essential books on everything from climate change to fracking: LOSING EARTH: A Recent History by Nathaniel Rich “Rich, a novelist (KING ZENO, 2018) and journalist, turns his widely discussed 2018 investigation for the New York Times Magazine into an exceedingly well-written history of the early political battles […]
Conspiracy theories, immigration, and a call to arms–welcome to this week’s nonfiction round-up! REPUBLIC OF LIES: American Conspiracy Theorists and Their Surprising Rise to Power by Anna Merlan “Quick to condemn racist, anti-Semitic, homophobic, and anti-Muslim bias, the author supports her writing with excellent supporting documentation. An engaging and valuable explication of one of the […]
Holy starred reviews, Batman! Check out these forthcoming titles that earned two starred reviews! THE GUEST BOOK by Sarah Blake “This novel sets out to be more than a juicy family saga—it aims to depict the moral evolution of a part of American society. Its convincing characters and muscular narrative succeed on both counts.”–Kirkus Reviews, […]
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 […]
Happy Earth Day, friends! Kermit said it’s not easy being green, but we’ll dare to disagree. Here’s an Edelweiss collection of Earth Day-friendly titles covering just about anything you can think of! Don’t miss our bestselling backlist titles, too: AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH by Al Gore HOT, FLAT, AND CROWDED 2.0 by Thomas Friedman EAARTH by […]
Happy Earth Day, friends! We hope you're doing something environmentally friendly today, like taking public transit to work, recycling your plastic bottles, or having your ice cream in a cone instead of a cup.
We've pulled together an Edelweiss collection of relevant titles for you. Here are some of the highlights:
AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH by Al Gore
Former Vice President Al Gore’s groundbreaking argument that the fact of global warming is not in question and that its consequences for the world we live in will be disastrous if left unchecked.
HOT, FLAT, AND CROWDED 2.0 by Thomas Friedman
Pulitzer Prize-winning author Friedman speaks to America's urgent need for national renewal and explains how a green revolution can bring about both a sustainable environment and a sustainable America. “Friedman produces cogent analyses of the most important developments of our time.... A convincing case for the green revolution required to rescue us from an unsustainable course.” — USA Today
McKibben argues that we need to scale back and concentrate on the essentials to build the kind of societies and economies we need to withstand change. “'Eaarth' is the name McKibben has decided to assign both to his new book and to the planet formerly known as Earth. His point is a fresh one that brings the reader uncomfortably close to climate change. Earth with one 'a,' according to McKibben, no longer exists. We have carbonized it out of existence. Two-a Eaarth is now our home.” — The New York Times Book Review
THE WORLD WITHOUT US by Alan Weisman
Weisman's penetrating, page-turning take on how our planet would respond if humans simply disappeared made several Best Books of the Year lists for 2007 and continues to fascinate readers today.
FIELD NOTES FROM A CATASTROPHE by Elizabeth Kolbert
The bestselling author of THE SIXTH EXTINCTION cuts through competing rhetoric and political agendas to tell readers what is really going on with global warming and asks what, if anything, can be done to save our planet. “Important... [Kolbert] lets readers connect the dots to form a frightening (and still avoidable) vision of our future...[Grade:] A.” — Entertainment Weekly
NO IMPACT MAN by Colin Beavan
Beavan chronicles his family's year-long adventure of trying to live in the heart of Manhattan with zero impact on the environment. “Profound... Beavan's project has significant emotional and ecological heft. NO IMPACT MAN works, most of all, because Beavan is intelligent, funny, provocative, and, above all, honest.” — The Philadelphia Inquirer
Library Journal's Barbara Hoffert selected four compelling new titles for librarians to be on the look out for in September. Three out of the four are published or distributed by Macmillan so we had to share the good news!
SOMEONE by Alice McDermott
"Few authors are as good as McDermott at making the ordinary extraordinary."
OIL AND HONEY: The Education of an Unlikely Activist by Bill McKibben
"A key topic, and the high-profile McKibben—a busy speaker and much-followed tweeter whose environmental organization, 350.org, has a powerful web presence—will attract readers."
MEN WE REAPED: A Memoir by Jesmyn Ward
"In her National Book Award–winning SALVAGE THE BONES (one of my favorite novels ever), Ward writes so sharply and affectingly of African American life in the rural South that everyone should be anticipating this memoir cum social observation."
Excellent picks, Barbara! See her full list of September selections here. [...]
In his recent release, EAARTH, Bill McKibben argues that we've created, in very short order, a new planet, still recognizable but fundamentally different, and it's now time to scale back and create a sustainable society that can weather futher change.
The National Multiple Sclerosis Society has selected this book as the winner of their Books for a Better Life Award in the Green category! If you would like a copy, I have a few available! Shoot me an email (subject: Eaarth) to: library at macmillanusa dot com.