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AMERICAN DIRT is an Oprah Book Club Pick!

Amazing news! AMERICAN DIRT by Jeanine Cummins is Oprah’s Book Club’s next pick!

This emotional and powerful story of a mother and son fleeing cartel violence towards America is already a LibraryReads pick, the #1 Indie Next pick for February, and received 4 starred reviews.

Said Winfrey “…I have been a news reporter, watched the news, seen the stories every day, seen the children at the border and my heart is wrenched by that. And nothing has done more (than AMERICAN DIRT) to make me feel the pain and desperation of what it means to be on the run. It’s changed the way I see the whole issue and I was already empathetic.”

Watch the announcement on CBS This Morning here.

Readers can join Orpah’s Book Club community by following @OprahsBookClub on Instagram.

Sneak Peek: February 2020 Indie Next List

Macmillan leads the February Indie Next list with the #1 spot plus two more titles!

#1 Pick: AMERICAN DIRT by Jeanine Cummins

A January LibraryReads pick + 4 starred reviews!

“This extraordinary novel about unbreakable determination will move the reader to the core.”–Publishers Weekly, starred review

“AMERICAN DIRT may be the don’t-miss book of 2020.”–Booklist, starred review

“Intensely suspenseful and deeply humane”–Kirkus Reviews, starred review

“An important book.”–Library Journal, starred review

HOMIE: Poems by Danez Smith

“An electrifying, unabashedly queer ode to friendship and community…. Smith is a visionary polyglot with a fearless voice.”–Publishers Weekly, starred review

THE UNSPOKEN NAME by A. K. Larkwood

2 starred reviews!

“[A] phenomenal debut.”–Publishers Weekly, starred review

“Lushly detailed with incredible worldbuilding…”–Library Journal, starred review

Kirkus Reviews 2020 Preview

Kirkus Reviews’ fiction editor picked her top TBR for 2020, including these Macmillan titles!

THE MIRROR & THE LIGHT by Hilary Mantel (her top pick!)

With THE MIRROR & THE LIGHT, Hilary Mantel brings to a triumphant close the trilogy she began with WOLF HALL and BRING UP THE BODIES.

AMERICAN DIRT by Jeanine Cummins

A rare exploration into the inner hearts of people willing to sacrifice everything for a glimmer of hope–already a LibraryReads pick!

THE CACTUS LEAGUE by Emily Nemens

An explosive, character-driven odyssey through the world of baseball.

AMERICAN DIRT is a January LibraryReads Pick + Diane Chamberlain Joins the Hall of Fame

You voted, they counted, and AMERICAN DIRT is officially a LibraryReads pick for January 2020! Plus, Diane Chamberlain joins the LibraryReads Hall of Fame with BIG LIES IN A SMALL TOWN!

AMERICAN DIRT by Jeanine Cummins

4 starred reviews!

“This extraordinary novel about unbreakable determination will move the reader to the core.”–Publishers Weekly, starred review

“AMERICAN DIRT may be the don’t-miss book of 2020.”–Booklist, starred review

“Intensely suspenseful and deeply humane, this novel makes migrants seeking to cross the southern U.S. border indelibly individual.”–Kirkus Reviews, starred review

“An important book.”–Library Journal, starred review

BIG LIES IN A SMALL TOWN by Diane Chamberlain

A January 2020 Indie Next Pick!

“Chamberlain’s depictions of creative beauty and perseverance across time and in the face of inevitable obstacles will keep readers turning the pages.”–Publishers Weekly

LJ Collection Development Spotlight on Immigration

In their “Far from Home” spotlight, Library Journal selected collection essentials for understanding the experiences of immigrants, migrants, and refugees, including these Macmillan titles:

A HOPE MORE POWERFUL THAN THE SEA: One Refugee’s Incredible Story of Love, Loss, and Survival by Melissa Fleming
THE MAYOR OF MOGADISHU: A Story of Chaos and Redemption in the Ruins of Somalia by Andrew Harding
CITY OF THORNS: Nine Lives in the World’s Largest Refugee Camp by Ben Rawlence

Four Stars for AMERICAN DIRT!

Jeanine Cummins’ immigration saga AMERICAN DIRT–the splashiest book of 2020 so far–now has FOUR starred reviews!

“As the quartet travel, they face terror on a constant basis, with danger possible from any encounter, but also compassion and occasionally even wonder. This extraordinary novel about unbreakable determination will move the reader to the core.”–Publishers Weekly, starred review

“Beautiful, straightforward language drives home the point that migration to safer places is not a political issue but a human one. HIGH-DEMAND BACKSTORY: With a story line sure to be much discussed this election year—plus a film in the works—AMERICAN DIRT may be the don’t-miss book of 2020.”–Booklist, starred review

Intensely suspenseful and deeply humane, this novel makes migrants seeking to cross the southern U.S. border indelibly individual.”–Kirkus Reviews, starred review

“Here, it’s the journey rather than the arrival on American dirt that counts, and readers will wonder whether they could ever have survived such a trek even as they realize that this could happen to them. An important book.”–Library Journal, starred review

For Your Consideration: January 2020 LibraryReads Titles

Download, read, and vote for your favorite January titles for the January 2020 LibraryReads list!

Votes due December 1!

AMERICAN DIRT by Jeanine Cummins

Email amanda.rountree@macmillan.com with the subject line “AMERICAN DIRT” to request a print ARC.

2 starred reviews!

“Beautiful, straightforward language drives home the point that migration to safer places is not a political issue but a human one.”–Booklist, starred review

“Intensely suspenseful and deeply humane, this novel makes migrants seeking to cross the southern U.S. border indelibly individual.”–Kirkus Reviews, starred review

THE GOD GAME by Danny Tobey

“With a pace that is fast but not too fast…and a story that keeps the reader in a constant state of suspense, the book is sure to appeal to SF readers, gamers, and anyone else who enjoys a well-plotted, well-told thriller.”–Booklist

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DOMINICANA Is the Inaugural GMA Book Club Pick

Angie Cruz’s DOMINICANA is the Good Morning America Cover to Cover Book Club’s inaugural pick!

The pick was announced this morning on GMA with a special appearance by the author and an audience giveaway. Next, tune in on October 29th, when Angie Cruz will be a guest on the show to discuss the novel with Robin Roberts and other GMA hosts. You can also follow along on the show’s new Instagram page or website.

More about DOMINICANA

In bright, musical prose that reflects the energy of New York City, Angie Cruz’s DOMINICANA is a vital portrait of the immigrant experience and the timeless coming-of-age story of a young woman finding her voice in the world.

A September Indie Next pick + a Kirkus Reviews Most Anticipated Book + a 2020 Carnegie Award longlister + 3 starred reviews!

“This stirring immigration story is Cruz’s breakout book.”–Library Journal, starred review

“Cruz’s winning novel will linger in the reader’s mind long after the close of the story.”–Publishers Weekly, starred review

“Cruz’s ability to create mood and atmosphere with her distinctive writing style make her a strong voice in Dominican American literature.”–Booklist, starred review

Congrats to Our 2020 Carnegie Award Longlist Titles

The longlist for the ninth annual Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction has just been announced, and Macmillan has seven titles in the running!

Nonfiction

LOSING EARTH: A Recent History by Nathaniel Rich
ELDERHOOD: Redefining Aging, Transforming Medicine, Reimagining Life by Louise Aronson
IN THE DREAM HOUSE: A Memoir by Carmen Maria Machado

Fiction

DOMINICANA by Angie Cruz
THE GRAMMARIANS by Cathleen Schine
THE GUEST BOOK by Sarah Blake
LANNY by Max Porter

The six-title shortist will be announced on November 4, and winners revealed during the ALA Midwinter conference on January 26.

Three Stars for DOMINICANA

Angie Cruz’s immigration x coming-of-age breakout DOMINICANA has THREE starred reviews!

“This stirring immigration story is Cruz’s breakout book; it should be heralded alongside Julia Alvarez’s HOW THE GARCIA GIRLS LOST THEIR ACCENTS.”–Library Journal, starred review

“Cruz’s winning novel will linger in the reader’s mind long after the close of the story.”–Publishers Weekly, starred review

“Cruz’s ability to create mood and atmosphere with her distinctive writing style make her a strong voice in Dominican American literature.”–Booklist, starred review

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