Booklist’s Best Books of 2016

Booklist’s Best Books of 2016

Booklist revealed their Editors’ Choice picks for 2016, and they include 12 Macmillan titles: Booklist Editors’ Choice: Adult Books, 2016 (full list) MAD ENCHANTMENT: Claude Monet and the Painting of the Water Lilies by Ross King King, a master at illuminating overlooked facets of art history, tells the full, wondrous, and poignant story of Monet’s […]

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Monday Fun Day! (2/25/2013 Edition)

Monday Fun Day! (2/25/2013 Edition)

Welcome to another week, you gorgeous librarians.

How about those Oscars, hmm? Were you surprised by the winners? Did you call 'em all months ago? Well, if you or your patrons have a sudden increased interest in the inner workings of Hollywood, we recommend Christine Sneed's juicy, hypnotic debut, LITTLE KNOWN FACTS.

"As Sneed illuminates each facet of her percussively choreographed plot via delectably slant disclosures––overheard conversations, snooping, tabloids, confessions under duress, and journal entries, among them—she spotlights 'little known facts' about the cost of fame, our erotic obsession with movie-star power, and where joy can be found." -Booklist (starred review)

"A clear-eyed story that paints a disturbing portrait of how those closest to celebrities are forever shadowed." -Shelf Awareness (starred review)

And speaking of debuts, the German Book Office in New York (a project of the Frankfurt Book Fair) has selected Nele Nauhaus' American debut (and international bestseller) SNOW WHITE MUST DIE as their February Book of the Month! See the GBO Facebook page for details here

And speaking of debuts, Angela Carstensen from School Library Journal posted a great interview with debut author, R.S. Belcher, about his first book, THE SIX-GUN TAROT (now available from Tor Books). Find out how Belcher come up with his magical Weird West adventure story set in Nevada, 1869, on SLJ.com.

And speaking of debuts, the winner of a signed copy of Ben Schrank's Adult debut, LOVE IS A CANOE, is Carol Lee Saffioti-Hughes, Director of the Wabeno Public Library! Congratulations, Carol.

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Featured Review: Little Known Facts

Featured Review: Little Known Facts

We're excited to see that the featured fiction review in the most recent American Libraries Direct newsletter (10/24) is LITTLE KNOWN FACTS, a debut by Los Angeles Times Book Prize finalist Christine Sneed!

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The verdict of the review says it best,

"As Sneed illuminates each facet of her percussively choreographed plot via delectably slant disclosures––overheard conversations, snooping, tabloids, confessions under duress, and journal entries, among them—she spotlights 'little known facts' about the cost of fame, our erotic obsession with movie-star power, and where joy can be found." -Booklist (starred review)

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