New Titles for the NEA Big Read Library

New Titles for the NEA Big Read Library

Each year the National Endowment for the Arts gathers new books to add to their NEA Big Read library, which is chock-full of titles sure to inspire fun opportunities and discussions for your community-wide reading programs. Today, the NEA Big Read committee announced six new books that will now be included, and we have three […]

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Required Friday Reading (8/10/18)

Required Friday Reading (8/10/18)

It’s important, now more than ever, to continue reading, reflecting, and engaging in open dialogue about the issues facing us all as a nation. Here are our picks to help you do just that: A HOPE MORE POWERFUL THAN THE SEA: One Refugee’s Incredible Story of Love, Loss, and Survival by Melissa Fleming 2018 Alex […]

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2017 Community Reads Recommendations

2017 Community Reads Recommendations

Although our Academic Marketing division created the “Books for the First-Year Experience” for colleges and universities, we strongly believe that the titles featured in this catalog foster the sort of discussion and self-reflection that make library-led, city-wide reading programs so memorable. The updated catalog for 2017 is now available and features titles such as: BLACK […]

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Your Next Book Club Pick Is…

Your Next Book Club Pick Is…

Well, only you know what your library’s book club is reading next, but we will happily share these expert suggestions: The NEA Big Read recently expanded their selection to “offer a selection of books that is contemporary, diverse, and relevant to our times.” Their Macmillan picks are: CITIZEN: An American Lyric by Claudia Rankine GILEAD […]

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New York Times Notable Books of 2015

New York Times Notable Books of 2015

The gray lady picked 20 Macmillan titles: Fiction & Poetry THE BEAUTIFUL BUREAUCRAT by Helen Phillips An administrative worker’s experiences pose existential questions in Phillips’s riveting, drolly surreal debut novel. CITIZEN: An American Lyric by Claudia Rankine A meditation, in prose poems, images and essays, on what it means to be black in our racially […]

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2015 PEN Award Winners

2015 PEN Award Winners

The PEN American Center announced the winners for their 2015 Literary Awards and they include four Macmillan titles: PEN/Jacqueline Bograd Weld Award for Biography THE QUEEN’S BED by Anna Whitelock PEN Award for Poetry in Translation I AM THE BEGGAR OF THE WORLD by Eliza Griswold PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize for Debut Fiction THE DOG by […]

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Pulitzer, LA Times Book Prize & Indies Choice Winners

Pulitzer, LA Times Book Prize & Indies Choice Winners

So. Many. BOOKS! So. Many. AWARDS! 2015 Pulitzer Prize Winners General Nonfiction THE SIXTH EXTINCTION by Elizabeth Kolbert (Winner) NO GOOD MEN AMONG THE LIVING by Anand Gopal (Finalist) AGE OF AMBITION by Evan Osnos (Finalist) History ENCOUNTERS AT THE HEART OF THE WORLD by Elizabeth A. Fenn (Winner) 2014 Los Angeles Times Book Prize […]

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2015 PEN Literary Awards Longlist

2015 PEN Literary Awards Longlist

Yesterday the PEN American Center announced the longlists for the 2015 PEN Literary Awards and they include 17(!) Macmillan titles: PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize for Debut Fiction THE DOG by Jack Livings THE WIVES OF LOS ALAMOS by TaraShea Nesbitt PEN/Diamonstein-Spielvogel Award for the Art of the Essay WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN? by Michael Hofmann […]

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2014 National Book Critics Circle Award Winners

2014 National Book Critics Circle Award Winners

Last night Macmillan rocked the 2014 National Book Critics Circle awards and won in three categories! AUTOBIOGRAPHY CAN’T WE TALK ABOUT SOMETHING MORE PLEASANT by Roz Chast FICTION LILA by Marilynne Robinson POETRY CITIZEN: An American Lyric by Claudia Rankine Congratulations to the winners! Click here to view the full list of awards.   […]

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2014 LA Times Book Prize Nominees

2014 LA Times Book Prize Nominees

The Los Angeles Times announced their 2014 Book Prize nominees yesterday and we’ve got ten terrific nominees from Macmillan: Current Interest BEING MORTAL by Atul Gawande DEEP DOWN DARK by Hector Tobar Fiction THE EMERALD LIGHT IN THE AIR by Donald Antrim The Art Seidenbaum Award for First Fiction WOLF IN WHITE VAN by John […]

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