In today’s nonfiction spotlight, we learn about confronting the evils of the past with Susan Neiman’s LEARNING FROM THE GERMANS: Race and the Memory of Evil. In the wake of white nationalist attacks, the ongoing debate over reparations, and the controversy surrounding Confederate monuments and the contested memories they evoke, Susan Neiman’s LEARNING FROM THE […]
Prize-winning historian Charles Postel explores the roots of American social movements after the Civil War and their lessons for today in EQUALITY: An American Dilemma, 1866-1896. The Civil War unleashed a torrent of claims for equality—in the chaotic years following the war, former slaves, women’s rights activists, farmhands, and factory workers all engaged in the […]
We love ourselves an underdog, a hidden gem, and Graywolf Press, to us, is just that. Their earnest pursuit to publish “underrepresented and diverse voices” is #winning and we love ’em. So should you. Start with Alison Hagy’s #1 Indie Next Pick, SCRIBE, and thank us later. SCRIBE by Alyson Hagy November 2018 #1 Indie Next […]
Happy #BookBday to THE REMOVES by Tatjana Soli! The New York Times bestselling author’s expansive and transfixing new novel “is an epic, enthralling look at the American West in the mid-1800s”* and tells the intertwining stories of fifteen-year-old Anne Cummins, frontierswoman Libbie Custer, and Libbie’s husband, the Civil War hero George Armstrong Custer. “With visceral, vibrant language, Soli […]
The January 2016 Indie Next list includes 3 Macmillan titles! ROSALIE LIGHTNING by Tom Hart Eisner-nominated cartoonist Hart’s beautiful and touching graphic memoir about the untimely death of his young daughter, Rosalie, is also a Winter 2016 Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers pick and has THREE starred reviews. “ROSALIE LIGHTNING is a masterpiece—and […]
Librarians often ask for recommendations of adult titles that their teen patrons will enjoy. These adult titles are in-house favorites at Macmillan, and are perfectly appropriate and accessible to teens. Mix it up by giving them a taste of reading choices that they won’t find on the young adult shelves. MAKE YOUR HOME AMONG STRANGERS […]
We’ve come out of our candy comas, shaken off the cobwebs, and are ready to tell you about our favorite Winter 2016 debut: FALLEN LAND by Taylor Brown. It’s a January 2016 Indie Next pick and has received THREE starred reviews and comparisons to Charles Frazier’s COLD MOUNTAIN: “This bleak, harrowing account of a young couple’s […]
The 2015 Favorite of Favorites voting is happening now, but it’s never too early to download, read, and nominate your favorite titles for the combined December 2015/January 2016* LibraryReads list! *Nominations are due November 20! Click here for the full list of 2016 deadlines. THE THINGS WE KEEP by Sally Hepworth Librarians are gushing over this […]
Hey hey, it’s time for YA! Books, that is. Check out the newest Griffin Teen & FSG goodies, then join us and @earlyword later today at 5pm EST for Early Word YA Galley Chat (NEW hashtag: #ewgcya) to brag about your favorite teen reads! ICE KISSED by Amanda Hocking (The Kanin Chronicles #2) In the […]
Between WILD and TWILIGHT, the Pacific Northwest has captured readers' imaginations of late. Lance Weller's debut, WILDERNESS, will enrapture us further.
Thirty years after the Civil War's Battle of the Wilderness left him maimed, Abel Truman has found his way to the edge of the continent, the rugged, majestic coast of Washington State, where he lives alone in a driftwood shack with his beloved dog. Wilderness is the story of Abel and his final journey over the snowbound Olympic Mountains. It's a quest he has little hope of completing but must undertake to settle matters of the heart that predate even the horrors of the war.
"This tragic tale is the best Civil War novel since COLD MOUNTAIN. It's an important, compelling book for fans of literate historical fiction, dog lovers, or true believers in the resilience of the human spirit. Only those who can't handle extreme violence should stay away." -Library Journal (starred review)
Take a closer look at the setting of the novel with author Weller in his book trailer/conversation as he roadtrips to the north coast of Washington State. Shelf Awareness named it a Book Trailer of the Day!