June ALMA Buzz Recap (6/11/24)

Thank you to everyone who attended the June ALMA Buzz last week! A recording of the buzz is available here. You can check out an Edelweiss catalog of all the titles we presented here. Until next time! <3 Mac Lib Team […]

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THE SAINT OF BRIGHT DOORS Wins 2024 Nebula Award

Congratulations to Vajra Chandrasekera whose book THE SAINT OF BRIGHT DOORS has won the 2024 Nebula Award for the novel category! You can see the full list of winners here. “[T]he lyrical, precise prose, the original, organic nature of the world building, and the complex themes of purpose, identity, and the biased, often violent, incomplete nature of history-telling will engage readers long after finishing.” —Booklist “Dreamlike […]

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Fall 2024 Adult + YA Preview Recap (6/11/24)

Thank you to everyone who attended our Fall Adult + YA Preview! A recording of the preview is available here. You can check out an Edelweiss catalog of all the titles we presented here. Plus find more info from our special guest speakers: Jean Hanff Korelitz’s THE SEQUEL and Courtney Gould’s WHAT THE WOODS TOOK.  […]

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Staff Review: DEAR DICKHEAD

DEAR DICKHEAD by Virginie Despentes; Translated from the French by Frank Wynne97803746116209/10/24Farrar, Straus and GirouxLiterary Fiction/ World Literature / Feminist Available for download on Edelweiss. Set in the backdrop of Paris and at the height of the #metoo movement, DEAR DICKHEAD follows Oscar, a B-list author and former alcoholic turned social media ranter, and Rebecca, […]

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Day’s YA: WHEN HARU WAS HERE

WHEN HARU WAS HERE by Dustin Thao 9781250762061 9/3/24 Wednesday Books Ages 12-18 E-galley available on Edelweiss and NetGalley Dustin Thao’s debut novel, YOU’VE REACHED SAM, took the world by storm with its tragically beautiful love story, and now he’s returned with an equally heartbreaking tale. Eric is secretly (or maybe not so secretly) in […]

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Three Stars for MASQUERADE

O.O. Sangoyomi’s MASQUERADE, a breathtaking adult fiction novel that follows a young Yorùbá woman as she rises from social pariah to power in this reimagining of pre-colonial West Africa, has received three starred reviews! “This debut novel is a page-turning blend of historical fiction with a retelling of the story of Hades and Persephone, deftly […]

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Three Stars for THE WEST PASSAGE

Jared Pechacek’s THE WEST PASSAGE, a spellbinding dark fantasy debut, has received three starred reviews! “This is a vividly depicted, decidedly peculiar world governed by an inexplicable logic, where the seasons are determined by a vast wheel; people have animal, plant, or even inorganic characteristics; and rising up in the ranks of one’s profession might […]

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Three Stars for PARADE

Rachel Cusk’s PARADE, a startling, exhilarating novel that once again expands the notion of what fiction can be and do, has received three starred reviews! “The stories of a half-dozen different artists, each identified solely by the initial G, investigate the nature of art, artists, reality, and family relationships… Simmering underneath all the stories and […]

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Three Stars for CRAFT: Stories I Wrote For The Devil

Ananda Lima’s CRAFT: Stories I Wrote For The Devil—a strange, intimate, haunted, hungry, intoxicating, and surreal fiction debut–has received three starred reviews! “Brazil-born Lima explores questions of identity, politics, and creativity through a surrealist lens in these short stories. Who gets to tell certain stories and why? The book’s title evokes both guile and labor, […]

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SLJ Day of Dialog Spring 2024 – Welcome Book Buzz

Thank you for stopping by our School Library Journal Spring 2024 Day of Dialog virtual booth! Here’s more information about all of the titles we talked about in our booth’s welcome video: MYSTERIOUS WAYS by Wendy Wunder | 9781250770202 | 8/27/2024 From acclaimed author Wendy Wunder comes a sharp and hilarious coming-of-age novel for fans […]

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