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You can’t go anywhere these days without running into some kind of political discussion, and these new and forthcoming books will keep your patrons in the know. DEMOCRACY MAY NOT EXIST, BUT WE’LL MISS IT WHEN IT’S GONE by Astra Taylor What is democracy really? What do we mean when we use the term? And […]
Happy New Year, YA friends! Winter Storm Grayson is in full force over here in NYC, so we’re staying bundled up today. The temperatures outside might be arctic-like, but I have a book for you that’s sure to light a fire of resistance in the hearts of readers young and old. HOW I RESIST by […]
Library Journal editors revealed the Fall 2014 books they’re looking forward to the most, and three of them are from Macmillan: BY THE BOOK: Writers on Literature and the Literary Life from The New York Times Book Review, edited by Pamela Paul “I had to put down BY THE BOOK to do real work,” I […]
Publishers Weekly just published an interview with author Barbara Ehrenreich about her new book, Bright-Sided.
Given what you say about Oprah, do you think she'll invite you on the show?
I've been on Oprah twice, and the second time, I talked back to her.
She was saying that poor women just have to think positively, and I
disagreed. She's fascinating, but there's no escaping that she's done a
lot to promote this line of thinking that we can pull ourselves out of
poverty with our attitude. I take Larry King to task for the same
thing, so yes, I think I have destroyed my opportunities for public
appearances. But the Daily Show called me!
Are you a subscriber to Shelf Awareness? If not, you might have missed the excellent interview they ran with Steve Hamilton, author of The Lock Artist.
Book Brahmin: Steve Hamilton
Steve Hamilton's first novel, A Cold Day in Paradise, won the Edgar Award for Best First Novel by an American Author; since then, he has either won or been nominated for every other major award in the mystery business. His ninth and newest novel, The Lock Artist, being published by Minotaur this month, is the story of a young man named Michael who was traumatized at the age of eight and who hasn't uttered a word since then. But he does have one special, unforgivable talent--a talent that will draw him into a world from which he may never escape.
On your nightstand now:
Zeitoun by Dave Eggers. I haven't gotten to the really bad stuff yet. I have a feeling this book is going to keep me up at night. [...]