Happy #BookBday (8/2/16 Edition)

Happy #BookBday (8/2/16 Edition)

Oh what a lovely day for a #BookBday! THE CHOSEN ONES by Steve Sem-Sandberg THREE starred reviews! One of Europe’s most revered novelists recounts a terrible, forgotten incident in Nazi-era Vienna. “Gorgeous prose and stark imagery, along with Sem-Sandberg’s penchant for the absurd and surreal, provide an unsettling and vivid glimpse into one of the […]

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Happy #BookBday (6/2/15 Edition)

Happy #BookBday (6/2/15 Edition)

Tuesday brings a brand new (& belated) #BookBday for 3 debuts, a thriller featuring a female U.S. Navy helicopter pilot, and a brain surgeon’s memoir: DO NO HARM by Henry Marsh This gripping, brutally honest account from neurosurgeon Marsh has already received THREE starred reviews and is garnering raves from the New York Times (both the daily AND the […]

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B&N 2015 Discover Picks

B&N 2015 Discover Picks

Barnes & Noble recently announced several new picks for their Discover Great New Writers program and these Macmillan titles made the list! THE BOOK OF SPECULATION by Erika Swyler A June 2015 LibraryReads pick & Maximum Shelf Awareness selection! In Swyler’s hand-illustrated and “whimsically dark debut” (Publishers Weekly), a recently unemployed librarian receives a mysterious […]

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Maximum Shelf: EVERYBODY RISE

Maximum Shelf: EVERYBODY RISE

Last week’s Maximum Shelf Awareness feature was on one of our favorite debut novels coming this summer: EVERYBODY RISE by New York Times reporter Stephanie Clifford. A Bonfire of the Vanities for the 21st century mixed with Curtis Sittenfeld’s Prep and Amor Towles’s Rules of Civility, EVERYBODY RISE follows the rise and ultimate fall of […]

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EVERYBODY RISE signed galley giveaway

EVERYBODY RISE signed galley giveaway

Earlier this week New York Times reporter Stephanie Clifford dropped by the Flatiron Building to tell us about her debut novel, EVERYBODY RISE. In her day job as a court reporter, Clifford has a word limit for her stories but she wanted to go beyond those limits and write an epic, sweeping story. The inspiration? […]

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Happy #BookBday (8/26/14 Edition)

Happy #BookBday (8/26/14 Edition)

Happy #BookBday to these fabulous new titles: LOCK IN by John Scalzi Scalzi’s near-future thriller landed on the August 2014 LibraryReads list and received three starred pre-publication reviews, like this one from Kirkus: “This SF thriller provides yet more evidence that Scalzi is a master at creating appealing commercial fiction.” FIVES AND TWENTY FIVES by […]

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