Kirkus Reviews’ Best Nonfiction of 2011:

Kirkus Reviews’ Best Nonfiction of 2011:

We've already seen Kirkus ReviewsBest Fiction of 2011 list. Well, now they're talking nonfiction and we're very excited to see so many excellent Macmillan titles on their list!

The Freddie Steinmark Story
By Jim Dent

The Next 100,000 Years of Life on Earth
By Curt Stager
"Essential reading."

Unearthing Britain's Visionary Music
By Rob Young
"A breathtakingly accomplished, entertaining and illuminating epic."

Diaries 1980-1988
By Michael Palin

From Prehuman Times to the French Revolution
By Francis Fukuyama
"Endlessly interesting."

A Memoir
By Margaux Fragoso
"A gripping, tragic and unforgettable chronicle of lost innocence and abuse."

How I Helped Lose the Battle for the Hearts and Minds of the Iraqi People
By Peter Van Buren
"One of the rare, completely satisfying results of the expensive debacle in Iraq."

See Kirkus Reviews' full list of Best Nonfiction of 2011 here!



Publishers Weekly’s Best Books 2011:

Publishers Weekly’s Best Books 2011:

Let's kick off a new week with a look at all of the excellent Macmillan titles from Publishers Weekly's Best Books from 2011.

Top 10:

The Marriage Plot by Jeffrey Eugenides
One Day I Will Write About This Place by Binyavanga Wainaina


A Trick of the Light by Louise Penny


Touch by Henri Cole
Life on Mars by Tracy K. Smith


Hark! A Vagrant! by Kate Beaton
Big Questions by Anders Nilsen


One Day I Will Write About This Place by Binyavanga Wainaina
The Convert by Deborah Baker
The Anatomy of a Moment by Javier Cerca
The Beautiful and the Damned by Siddhartha Deb
Tiger, Tiger by Margaux Fragoso
A Book of Secrets by Michael Holroyd

See Publishers Weekly's full list of best books here.



ALA Annual Schedule 2011, New Orleans!

ALA Annual Schedule 2011, New Orleans!

June 23th28th, 2011, Booth #1126

Friday, June 24th

  • 5:30pm Julie Cross will sign copies of TEMPEST in our booth #1126.

Saturday, June 25th*

  • 10:00am John Hart will sign copies of IRON HOUSE in the Baker & Taylor booth #2049.
  • 11:00am Rhys Bowen and Jane Cleland will sign copies of BLESS THE BRIDE and DEADLY THREADS in our booth #1126.
  • 12:30pm Mary Kay Andrews will sign copies of SUMMER RENTAL in our booth #1126.
  • 1:30pm Mary Kay Andrews will speak on the LIVE! @ your library Reading Stage at the back of the 1400 aisle.
  • 1:30pm "Celebrating Southern Writers" with John Hart (IRON HOUSE) at MCC #335-336.
  • 4:00pm "Tales from the Heart: Literary Memoirs" with Margaux Fragoso (TIGER, TIGER) at MCC #283.


*Saturday is also Mystery Day on the Pop Top Stage featuring Minotaur authors Ro Harris, Jane Cleland, Nancy Martin, Michael Wiley, Steve Hamilton, Barbara Fister, Rhys Bowen and Cathy Pickens!

  • 10:00am "Traditional Mysteries: Who are the new Jane Marples?" with authors Rhys Bowen, Nancy Martin, Rosemary Harris, and moderator Jane Cleland.
  • 11:00am "Tough Guys" with authors Steve Hamilton and Michael Wiley.
  • 12:00pm An interview with Cathy Pickens.
  • 1:00pm BrownBag Lunchtime Interview with Rosemary Harris.
  • 2:00pm "Attention to Detail: how research adds to the mystery" with authors Rhys Bowen, Jane Cleland, and moderator Michael Wiley.
  • 3:00pm "Laugh or I’ll Kill You" with authors Rosemary Harris, Nancy Martin, and Cathy Pickens.
  • 4:00pm "Mystery Chicks and Private Dicks" with author Barbara Fister.

Sunday, June 26th

  • 9:00am Coffee Klatch featuring Steve Hamilton (THE LOCK ARTIST) and Alden Bell (THE REAPERS ARE THE ANGELS) at J.W. Marriott (614 Canal Street) and lle de France Ball Room sponsored by YALSA.
  • 9:00am Rosemary Harris will sign SLUGFEST in our booth #1126.
  • 10:30am The Alex Award winners panel and book signing with featured speakers Steve Hamilton (THE LOCK ARTIST) and Alden Bell (THE REAPERS ARE THE ANGELS) at MCC #383-385.
  • 10:30am ALTAFF’s “Mysteries @ your Library” with featured speakers Erica Spindler (WATCH ME DIE) and Bill Loehfelm (THE DEVIL SHE KNOWS) at MCC #268.
  • 12:30pm From the Inside(rs) Out: AAP/ Book Buzz Editor’s Panel with Nancy Pearl and John Sherer.
  • 1:30pm ALTAFF’s “First Author, First Book” panel with featured speaker Ellen Bryson (THE TRANSFORMATION OF BARTHOLOMEW FORTUNO) at MCC #269.

Monday, June 27th