Kirkus Reviews Best Books of 2020

Kirkus Reviews includes 37 Macmillan titles in their Best Books of 2020! Fiction PIRANESI by Susanna ClarkeCLEANNESS by Garth GreenwellMASTER OF POISONS by Andrea HairstonBEOWULF: A NEW TRANSLATION by Maria Dahvana HeadleyTROUBLE THE SAINTS by Alaya Dawn JohnsonLUSTER by Raven LeilaniTHE MIRROR & THE LIGHT by Hilary MantelALL THE DEVILS ARE HERE by Louise PennyTHE […]

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CPL’s 2020 Best of the Best

The excellent folks over at the Chicago Public Library have picked their favorite books of 2020, and 19 Macmillan titles made the list! Top 20 LUSTER by Raven LeilaniTHE MIRROR & THE LIGHT by Hilary Mantel Best Adult Books THE ADDRESS BOOK: What Street Addresses Reveal About Identity, Race, Wealth, and Power by Deirdre MaskBLACKTOP […]

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Extra! Extra!: October Book News

Here are all of the headlines you may have missed this month. NPR’s All Things Considered highlights WELCOME TO THE NEW WORLD; Weekend Edition Sunday interviews Dylan Farrow [HUSH]; NPR reviews THE INVISIBLE LIFE OF ADDIE LA RUE + UNDAUNTED + JACK + SHELTER IN PLACE + THE NIGHTWORKERS + RING SHOUT + DARK ARCHIVES […]

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2021 Andrew Carnegie Medal Longlist

The 2021 Andrew Carnegie Medal longlists have been announced, and 8 Macmillan titles are in the running! Fiction Longlist PARAKEET by Marie-Helene BertinoBRING ME THE HEAD OF QUENTIN TARANTINO: Stories by Julián Herbert; Translated from the Spanish by Christina MacSweeneyPEW by Catherine LaceyLUSTER by Raven LeilaniJACK by Marilynne RobinsonTHE LAST GREAT ROAD BUM by Héctor […]

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Extra! Extra!: September Book News

Here are the headlines you may have missed this month. Check out the trailer for The Comey Rule.  Cixin Liu’s THE THREE-BODY PROBLEM will be adapted for Netflix by Games of Thrones showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss! NPR reviews LUSTER + BEOWULF + SELF PORTRAIT WITH RUSSIAN PIANO +  PIRANESI and interviews Claudia Rankine […]

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Author Spotlight: Marilynne Robinson (9/14/20)

Today’s spotlight is on Pulitzer Prize-winning author Marilynne Robinson as she returns to the beautiful world of Gilead with JACK. This final installment of the Gilead saga brings together all the beloved characters and focuses on the complexities of American history with an elegant story of beauty, humor, mystery, and joy. JACK 4 starred reviews! […]

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Live Virtual Event with Marilynne Robinson

Marilynne Robinson, winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Humanities Medal, returns to the world of Gilead with JACK, the latest novel in one of the great works of contemporary American fiction. She will be joined by her longtime editor Jonathan Galassi, Publisher of Farrar, Straus & Giroux, in a rare public conversation. Thursday, […]

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3 Stars for JACK

Marilynne Robinson’s JACK has received 3 starred reviews! “Myriad manifestations of pain are evoked, but here, too, are beauty, humor, mystery, and joy as Robinson holds us rapt with the exactitude of her perceptions and the exhilaration of her hymnal cadence, and so gracefully elucidates the complex sorrows and wonders of life and spirit.”–Booklist, starred […]

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Booklist Book Clubs Webinar Recap (7/28/20)

If you missed today’s Booklist Book Clubs webinar, here are all the titles we presented that are perfect for discussion. You can also watch the archived presentation here. THE FOUR WINDS by Kristin Hannah | 9781250178602 | 2/9/2021WE BEGIN AT THE END by Chris Whitaker | 9781250759665 | 3/9/2021THE INVISIBLE LIFE OF ADDIE LARUE by […]

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For Your Consideration: September 2020 LibraryReads Titles

Download, read, and vote for your favorite September titles for the September 2020 LibraryReads list! Votes due August 1! ALL THE DEVILS ARE HERE by Louise Penny “Series devotees will revel in both Penny’s evocation of Paris—every bit as sumptuous as her rendering of Three Pines—and in the increased role she allots to librarian Reine-Marie, […]

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