Nonfiction Round-Up (2/19/20)

A courageous condemnation of the US military, a comprehensive history of American documentary film, and advice from America’s favorite psychic–all in this nonfiction round-up. THE COST OF LOYALTY: Dishonesty, Hubris, and Failure in the U.S. Military by Tim Bakken “For readers and scholars interested in civilian-military relations, military law, and military leadership. An excellent companion […]

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Nonfiction Round-Up (2/12/20)

A nonfiction round-up filled with the glamour and luxury of Coco Chanel and a behind-the-scenes look at the adventures and history of 007. CHANEL’S RIVIERA: Glamour, Decadence, and Survival in Peace and War, 1930-1944 by Anne de Courcy “Journalist de Courcy (THE HUSBAND HUNTERS) portrays fashion designer Coco Chanel’s French Riviera milieu from 1930 through […]

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#Pubday (6/4/19)

#Pubday (6/4/19)

The origins of film and a portrait of a life– Happy book birthday to these 2 starred novels! THE ELECTRIC HOTEL by Dominic Smith 2 starred reviews! “A compelling plot, robust characters, and finely crafted prose richly evoke a bygone age and art.”–Kirkus Reviews, starred review “Smith’s tale is as luminous as celluloid projected on […]

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Meet the Author, er, Raconteur: John Waters

Meet the Author, er, Raconteur: John Waters

Acclaimed spinner-of -yarns and overall cool dude John Waters shares more of himself in MR. KNOW-IT-ALL: The Tarnished Wisdom of a Filth Elder. No one knows more about everything—especially everything rude, clever, and offensively compelling—than John Waters. The man in the pencil-thin mustache, auteur of the transgressive movie classics Pink Flamingos, Polyester, the original Hairspray, […]

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Nonfiction Round-Up (2/13/19)

Nonfiction Round-Up (2/13/19)

Race in America, a legendary film, and an outspoken Feminist are the varied topics covered in today’s Nonfiction Round-up. GOOD KIDS, BAD CITY: A Story of Race and Wrongful Conviction in America by Kyle Swenson “Cinematically written, this powerful tragedy of racial injustice and urban dysfunction will make readers question the idea that America can […]

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Movie/TV Tie-Ins (Dec. 2017 Edition)

Movie/TV Tie-Ins (Dec. 2017 Edition)

Read the book before you see the movie/watch the TV show! GOODBYE CHRISTOPHER ROBIN: A. A. Milne and the Making of Winnie-the-Pooh by Ann Thwaite This behind-the-scenes look at the life of author A.A. Milne and the creation of the Winnie the Pooh stories inspired by his son C.R. Milne is now a film starring […]

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Coming to a Screen Near You!

Coming to a Screen Near You!

Keep an eye out for these book adaptations headed to the big and small screens: Movie Mania! SILENCE by Shusaku Endo This movie adaptation of Endo’s classic novel of enduring faith in dangerous times, directed by Martin Scorsese and starring Andrew Garfield, Liam Neeson, and Adam Driver is “shaping up to be this year’s THE […]

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Friday Reads: M​ovie ​T​ie​-I​​​n​ Edition

Friday Reads: M​ovie ​T​ie​-I​​​n​ Edition

Lots of Macmillan books are making their way from page to screen this fall: THE REVENANT by Michael Punke This tale of retribution on the American Frontier when a fur trapper is mauled by a bear and left for dead stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy, and was directed by Alejandro Gonzalez Iñárritu who won an […]

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