Kirkus Reviews Best Books of 2020

Kirkus Reviews includes 37 Macmillan titles in their Best Books of 2020! Fiction PIRANESI by Susanna ClarkeCLEANNESS by Garth GreenwellMASTER OF POISONS by Andrea HairstonBEOWULF: A NEW TRANSLATION by Maria Dahvana HeadleyTROUBLE THE SAINTS by Alaya Dawn JohnsonLUSTER by Raven LeilaniTHE MIRROR & THE LIGHT by Hilary MantelALL THE DEVILS ARE HERE by Louise PennyTHE […]

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CPL’s 2020 Best of the Best

The excellent folks over at the Chicago Public Library have picked their favorite books of 2020, and 19 Macmillan titles made the list! Top 20 LUSTER by Raven LeilaniTHE MIRROR & THE LIGHT by Hilary Mantel Best Adult Books THE ADDRESS BOOK: What Street Addresses Reveal About Identity, Race, Wealth, and Power by Deirdre MaskBLACKTOP […]

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E-Books You Might’ve Missed (11/11/20)

From memoirs and sci-fi to YA and historical fiction, check out this round-up of e-books published throughout 2020 that has something for every type of reader! A MOST BEAUTIFUL THING: The True Story of America’s First All-Black High School Rowing Team by Arshay Cooper OTHER PEOPLE’S PETS by R. L. Maizes SAINT X by Alexis […]

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Extra! Extra!: July Book News

HERE ARE THE HEADLINES YOU MAY HAVE MISSED THIS MONTH. NPR reviews WANT + BLACKTOP WASTELAND  PBS NewsHour interviews Claudia Rankine  The New York Times interviews Brittney Cooper , showcases Virginie Despentes, reviews THE SHADOWS, WANT, THE VAPORS, 22 MINUTES OF UNCONDITIONAL LOVE + COOL FOR AMERICA + CHARACTER + PEW + UNDERWATER + BLACKTOP […]

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CALL ME BY YOUR NAME Read-Alikes

If you fell in love with André Aciman’s prose, beautiful summer setting, and tangible description of love in CALL ME BY YOUR NAME, prepare to be swept off your feet by these Lit Fic read-alikes: MEET ME AT THE MUSEUM by Anne YoungsonBROTHER by David ChariandyONE SUMMER DAY IN ROME by Mark LamprellINVITATION TO A […]

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Extra! Extra!: April Book News

HERE ARE THE HEADLINES YOU MAY HAVE MISSED THIS MONTH. Universal has picked up the film rights to Tracy Wolff’s YA vampire novel CRAVE. The Aurora Teagarden Mysteries (based on the Charlaine Harris novels) are coming to Hallmark in May. Grantchester, season 5 gets a trailer. It premieres on June 21 on PBS.  People features […]

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Extra! Extra!: February Book News

Here are the headlines you may have missed this month. C.J. Box’s Cassie Dewell novels are set to become a television series on ABC, with David Kelley of Ally McBeal, Boston Legal, and Goliath fame creating and producing. Variety reports that MISS AUSTEN has been optioned for TV by Steve Coogan’s production company, Baby Cow […]

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Author Spotlight: Garth Greenwell (1/23/20)

Garth Greenwell, the award-winning author of WHAT BELONGS TO YOU, delves deeper into foreignness, obligation, desire, and love with his follow-up, CLEANNESS, available now.   A January Indie Next pick + 2 starred reviews! “Brave and beautiful.”–Kirkus Reviews, starred review “Greenwell’s writing on language, desire, and sex in all their complex choreography vibrates with intensity, reading […]

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Starred Review Round-Up (1/3/20)

These forthcoming titles all received multiple starred reviews! Check ’em out for your #FridayReads. AN EVERYDAY HERO by Laura Trentham “Fans of Mary Kay Andrews’ novels and Matthew Quick’s THE REASON YOU’RE ALIVE (2017) will enjoy this patriotic and heartwarming story of ambition, identity, and regained potential.”–Booklist, starred review “By turns heartwarming and heartbreaking, this […]

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Sneak Peek: January 2020 Indie Next List

The January 2020 Indie Next list features 4 Macmillan titles! BIG LIES IN A SMALL TOWN by Diane Chamberlain “Chamberlain’s depictions of creative beauty and perseverance across time and in the face of inevitable obstacles will keep readers turning the pages.”–Publishers Weekly UNCANNY VALLEY: A Memoir by Anna Wiener “A former tech worker–turned-journalist gives the […]

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