August 2018 Nonfiction

August 2018 Nonfiction

New nonfiction for your library’s shelves! SMALL ANIMALS: Parenthood in the Age of Fear by Kim Brooks A BookExpo 2018 Editors’ Buzz Pick with two starred reviews! A compelling blend of personal memoir, investigative reporting, and sociological criticism about parenthood and fear based on the author’s personal experience. “Parents who are seeking advice, rather than […]

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For Your Consideration: October 2018 LibraryReads Titles

For Your Consideration: October 2018 LibraryReads Titles

Download, read, and nominate your favorite titles for the October 2018 LibraryReads list! *Nominations are due August 20! Click here for the full list of 2018 deadlines. THE RAIN WATCHER by Tatiana de Rosnay Also available in audio The bestselling author of SARAH’S KEY delivers a powerful family drama set in Paris as the Malegarde […]

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For Your Consideration: January 2018 LibraryReads Titles

For Your Consideration: January 2018 LibraryReads Titles

Download, read, and nominate your favorite December 2017 AND January 2018 titles for the January 2018 LibraryReads list! *Nominations are due November 20! Click here for the full list of 2018 deadlines. YEAR ONE: Chronicles of the One by Nora Roberts A December 2017 Indie Next pick with two starred reviews! In the stunning beginning to […]

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LJ Genre Spotlight: Edge-of-Your-Seat Thrills

LJ Genre Spotlight: Edge-of-Your-Seat Thrills

According to Library Journal‘s recent genre spotlight, mysteries still rule! Make sure you’ve got all the Macmillan titles mentioned for your growing collection: Escaping the Ordinary DAISY IN CHAINS by Sharon Bolton On sale: Sept. 20, 2016 A criminal defense attorney with a reputation for getting the wrongly convicted exonerated is drawn into the machinations […]

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Booklist’s Best Crime 2015

Booklist’s Best Crime 2015

  May is Mystery Month over at Booklist and to celebrate they’ve put together “Best of” reading lists with loads of Macmillan titles! Plus, Booklist Reader has a special feature on one of our favorite mystery authors… The Year’s Best Crime Novels: 2015 THE LONG WAY HOME by Louise Penny With her beloved series hero, […]

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Homer’s Classics + Dreamy Downton Actor = Audio Heaven!

Homer’s Classics + Dreamy Downton Actor = Audio Heaven!

Happy Monday, friends! To ease you into the work week, here’s something that’s easy on the ears (and eyes): audiobook editions of Homer’s classics: THE ILIAD and THE ODYSSEY narrated by Downton Abbey hunk Dan Stevens! Me-ow! And they’ve both received lots of attention! Parade Magazine featured THE ODYSSEY in their list of fantastic celebrity-narrated […]

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For Your Consideration: October LibraryReads titles

For Your Consideration: October LibraryReads titles

Download, read, and nominate our favorite titles now for the October 2014* LibraryReads list! *Nominations are due September 1 LILA by Marilynne Robinson Pulitzer Prize-winning author “Robinson has created a tour de force” (Booklist, starred review) with the final volume in her Gilead trilogy, LILA. It’s already received two starred reviews and has a major […]

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Happy #BookBday to THE FORTUNE HUNTER

Happy #BookBday to THE FORTUNE HUNTER

We adored New York Times bestselling author Daisy Goodwin’s Downton-y delicious debut, THE AMERICAN HEIRESS, and now we get to wish her second historical novel, THE FORTUNE HUNTER, a very happy #BookBday! In THE FORTUNE HUNTER, a beautiful empress, a handsome horseman, and a bluestocking heiress form a passionate love triangle. It was a Maximum […]

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Audio All-Stars

Audio All-Stars

Downton Abbey. Homeland. Sex and the City. What do these popular television shows have in common with our friends at Macmillan Audio? Our favorite actors from each will soon be narrating our audio books too!

Ron LivingstonRon Livingston, best known for his roles in Office Space, Band of Brothers and Sex and the City, will be narrating Lisa Scottoline's KEEP QUIET.

Click here to listen to a clip of Livingston’s narration.

Claire Danes  
Claire Danes, currently starring as Carrie Matheson on Homeland, is also known for her roles in My So-Called Life, Romeo & Juliet, and HBO’s Temple Grandin. She'll be narrating Michael Cunningham's THE SNOW QUEEN. Entertainment Weekly's Shelf Life blog did a feature with an exclusive clip of Danes’s narration. (Fun fact: Danes’s husband, Hugh Dancy, narrated Cunningham's last audiobook, BY NIGHTFALL!)
 
 
Dan StevensDan Stevens, best known for his role on Downton Abbey, is doing double-duty by narrating a couple of Homer's classics: THE ILIAD and THE ODYSSEY. Once again, EW's Shelf Life was on the case with a feature story.

Click here to listen to a clip from THE ODYSSEY.

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Downton Abbey Fever!

Downton Abbey Fever!

Huzzah! The new season of "Downton Abbey" is here! Can't wait six more days for a new episode? Don't fret, love, we've got you covered with these delightful books:

THE WORLD OF DOWNTON ABBEY by Jessica Fellowes, foreword by series creator Julian Fellowes
This gorgeous book is a lavish look at the secret history and the behind-the-scenes drama–of “Downton Abbey,” thanks to illustrations and research from the production team, as well as on-set photographs from Seasons 1 and 2.

THE CHRONICLES OF DOWNTON ABBEY by Jessica Fellowes and Matthew Sturgis, foreword by Julian Fellowes
An evocative combination of inside story, history, and behind-the-scenes drama, THE CHRONICLES OF DOWNTON ABBEY examines the motivations, actions and inspirations behind every important member of the Crawley family in Season 3. 

BEHIND THE SCENES AT DOWNTON ABBEY by Emma Rowley, foreword by executive producer Gareth Neame
Straight from the director’s chair, this expertly crafted Season 4 tie-in book features never-before-seen photos from props to wardrobe to on-set locations, as well as in-depth interviews from the actors and the creative team behind the award-winning drama.  

BELOW STAIRS by Margaret Powell
Brilliantly evoking the long-vanished world of masters and servants portrayed in “Downton Abbey” and “Upstairs, Downstairs,” Margaret Powell's classic memoir of her time in service is, “An irresistible inside account of life ‘in service’ and a fascinating document of a vanished time and place.” — Kirkus Reviews

DOWNTRODDEN ABBEY: The Interminable Saga of an Insufferable Family by Gillian Fetlocks
This wickedly funny parody of the beloved show features everyone's favorite characters, including the Crawfish sisters, Brace the valet, and scheming lady's maid “Potatoes” O'Grotten in their battle for the deed to Downtrodden Abbey.

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