Spotlight on Food (4/6/21)

This food-focused spotlight features a mouth-watering and inspiring memoir of a restaurateur and chef, twenty-six essays inspired by twenty-six fruits, and a unique motivational diet plan. FINDING FREEDOM: A Cook’s Story; Remaking a Life from Scratch by Erin French 2 starred reviews and an Indie Next pick! “An acclaimed chef and restaurateur offers engaging stories […]

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Essays and Short Stories (2/24/21)

Today we are spotlighting short stories and essays with 14 stories about the depths of the human heart + essays exploring a senior federal judge’s take on the judiciary today. WILD SWIMS: Stories by Dorthe Nors “In this masterful collection of stories, Danish writer Nors (MIRROR, SHOULDER, SIGNAL, 2015) presents the lives of melancholy characters […]

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Author Spotlight: André Aciman (1/19/21)

New York Times bestselling author of CALL ME BY YOUR NAME André Aciman is known for his poignant and beautiful writing, from his short stories and memoir to his romances. Now he brings us a new collection of essays with a deep reflection on the mind’s power to shape memories and about what might have […]

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Spotlight on America (10/28/20)

This spotlight on America features a collection of short stories inspired by the day thousands of women demanded the right to vote, controversial essays on politics in the West, and the politics behind the post-Civil War Amendments. STORIES FROM SUFFRAGETTE CITY Edited by M. J. Rose and Fiona Davis; introduction by Kristin Hannah “A landmark […]

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Poems, Short Stories, and Essays Round-Up (9/3/20)

Today’s spotlight is on bite-sized literary goodness: intimate essays on race, short stories that blend mythic and modern, and poems exploring the female experience. JUST US: An American Conversation by Claudia Rankine 4 starred reviews and an Indie Next pick! “Rankine once again opens a literary window into the Black experience, for those willing to […]

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Mac Lib From Home Round-Up (8/20/20)

Welcome to Mac Lib From Home, our fun-sized buzz series from our homes to yours! This #MacLibFromHome pick urges us all to participate in the conversation about race and white supremacy: Claudia Rankine’s 4-starred reviewed JUST US: An American Conversation. Watch Talia’s full video here. Jane Eyre X gothic Southern charm X atmospheric domestic suspense […]

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Sneak Peek: September 2020 Indie Next List

Congrats to the Macmillan titles on the September 2020 Indie Next list! PIRANESI by Susanna ClarkeISBN 9781635575637, on sale 9/15/20 “This superbly told tale is sure to be recognized as one of the year’s most inventive novels.”–Publishers Weekly, starred review “Weird and haunting and excellent.”–Kirkus Reviews, starred review “Clarke creates an immersive world that readers […]

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4 Stars for JUST US

First, she changed the conversation with CITIZEN: An American Lyric. Now, Claudia Rankine’s essay collection JUST US: An American Conversation has received FOUR starred reviews! “Touching on Beyoncé, blondness, skin lightening, and the inherent tensions in her own interracial marriage, Rankine once again opens a literary window into the Black experience, for those willing to […]

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Nonfiction Round-Up (3/4/20)

An investigation of the Religious Right’s rise to political power + a memoir of a woman earning a living in an Ohio steel mill + an intimate and expansive collection of essays about American life + the seven key principles of commanding a team of elite individuals from a Navy SEAL = this nonfiction round-up. […]

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Nonfiction Round-Up (2/5/20)

The making of a modern American cinematic masterpiece, the electrifying works of literature that shaped a beloved writer’s life, research into the root causes of illness, and a funny and honest guide with a celebrity OB-GYN–all in today’s nonfiction round-up. THE BIG GOODBYE: Chinatown and the Last Years of Hollywood by Sam Wasson 2 starred […]

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