Booklist Editors’ Choice 2020

Booklist has revealed their editors’ top picks of the year’s outstanding books for public library collections, including these Macmillan titles: JUST US: An American Conversation by Claudia RankineFRIDA IN AMERICA: The Creative Awakening of a Great Artist by Celia StahrSIGH, GONE: A Misfit’s Memoir of Great Books, Punk Rock, and the Fight to Fit In […]

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For Your Consideration: February 2021 LibraryReads Titles

Download, read, and vote for your favorite February titles for the February 2021 LibraryReads list! Votes due January 1! THE FOUR WINDS by Kristin Hannah “The storytelling is propulsive, and the contemporary relevance of the novel’s themes—among them, how outsiders are unfairly blamed for economic inequalities—provides additional depth in this rich, rewarding read about family […]

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Mac Lib From Home Round-Up (11/5/20)

Welcome to Mac Lib From Home, our fun-sized buzz series from our homes to yours! Sisters + cults + twists: prepare to be destroyed by Courtney Summers’ next pulls-no-punches thriller, THE PROJECT. Watch Emily’s full video here. Girlhood + sisterhood, seclusion + escape: explore storytelling and storyhearing in Yaara Shehori’s debut novel, AQUARIUM. Watch Samantha’s […]

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Maximum Shelf: OF WOMEN AND SALT (9/30/20)

Today’s Shelf Awareness Maximum Shelf pick is Gabriela Garcia’s sweeping, masterful debut, OF WOMEN AND SALT. In present-day Miami, Jeanette is battling addiction. Daughter of Carmen, a Cuban immigrant, she is determined to learn more about her family history from her reticent mother and makes the snap decision to take in the daughter of a […]

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Short Stories Round-Up (7/28/20)

Today we celebrate the art of the short story with a collection of women on the verge + a glimpse into the debauched kinship of boys and girls straddling adolescence and adulthood behind the doors of a fraternity house. I HOLD A WOLF BY THE EARS: Stories by Laura van den Berg 2 starred reviews […]

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New E-galleys (7/27/20)

Hello e-galley readers! Check out some of the exciting e-galleys that were recently added to Edelweiss for your downloading pleasure: OF WOMEN AND SALT by Gabriela GarciaISBN 9781250776686, on sale 4/6/21 A sweeping, masterful debut about a daughter’s fateful choice, a mother motivated by her own past, and a family legacy that begins in Cuba […]

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Mac Lib From Home Round-Up (7/23/20)

Welcome to Mac Lib From Home, our fun-sized buzz series from our homes to yours! Emily’s #MacLibFromHome pick is a brave, uplifting novel about facing trauma and finding yourself again: check out WHAT UNBREAKABLE LOOKS LIKE by Kate McLaughlin. Watch her full video here. Four friends, an abandoned manor, and one fateful night that will […]

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Mac Lib From Home Round-Up (7/10/20)

Welcome to Week 14 + 15 of Mac Lib From Home, our fun-sized buzz series from our homes to yours! Debut + coming of age + racism and friendship in the 1950s Deep South: dive into Emily’s #MacLibFromHome pick, THE INVINCIBLE SUMMER OF JUNIPER JONES by Daven McQueen. Watch her full video here. When the […]

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Starred Review Round-Up (1/3/20)

These forthcoming titles all received multiple starred reviews! Check ’em out for your #FridayReads. AN EVERYDAY HERO by Laura Trentham “Fans of Mary Kay Andrews’ novels and Matthew Quick’s THE REASON YOU’RE ALIVE (2017) will enjoy this patriotic and heartwarming story of ambition, identity, and regained potential.”–Booklist, starred review “By turns heartwarming and heartbreaking, this […]

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Chicago Public Library’s 2019 Best of the Best

A team of Chicago Public Librarians have picked their best books of 2019, and 13 Macmillan titles are on the list! For Adults ELDERHOOD: Redefining Aging, Transforming Medicine, Reimagining Life by Louise Aronson THE PRIORY OF THE ORANGE TREE by Samantha Shannon GHOST WALL by Sarah Moss THE TOPEKA SCHOOL by Ben Lerner THE NIGHT […]

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