Starred Review Round-Up (8/9/22)

We’re seeing stars! These titles all received multiple starred reviews: LITTLE EVE by Catriona Ward9781250812650 | 10/11/22 “Ward works in so many motifs—Bible resonances, colonialism, science versus faith, and the pall of war, to name just a few—that the play of imagery is as engrossing as the plot twists, making this a rewarding outing from […]

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Memoir Spotlight (8/3/22)

Today’s memoir spotlight includes a look at one man’s journey through life and his efforts to move past feelings of anger and isolation, and the stories of author Heather Morris as she finds strength in listening to others. DIRTBAG, MASSACHUSETTS: A CONFESSIONAL BY ISAAC FITZGERALD An Indie Next pick! “Journalist Fitzgerald weaves a raucous mosaic of […]

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Sneak Peek: August 2022 Indie Next List

The August 2022 Indie Next list features 6 Macmillan titles! THE KINGDOMS OF SAVANNAH by George Dawes GreenISBN 9781250767448 | on sale 7/19/22 3 starred reviews! “Deeply rooted in Savannah’s at times horrific history, yet looking hopefully toward the future, this provocative page-turner is sure to enthrall a broad spectrum of readers. Green is writing at […]

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Nonfiction Spotlight (6/8/22)

Today’s nonfiction spotlight brings us the story of an NFL coach who returns to his hometown in the face of tragedy to coach the local high school underdogs, and the life of a former New York City burlesque dancer who has already captured the attention of millions online. HOMETOWN VICTORY: A COACH’S STORY OF FOOTBALL, […]

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Nonfiction Spotlight (6/1/22)

Today’s nonfiction spotlight brings us the story of a woman’s journey from the competitive ice rink to addiction, prison, and eventually the newsroom, and an essay collection reflecting on relationships, sex, and motherhood. CORRECTIONS IN INK BY KERI BLAKINGER 2 starred reviews! “A gorgeously written, page-turning memoir about addiction, prison, and privilege.”–Kirkus Reviews, starred review “A […]

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Nonfiction Round-Up (5/4/22)

We’re rounding up some of May’s nonfiction with a young activist’s memoir and affirmative story of hope, a meditation on love and survival, and a fascinating insight into the notable speeches that were never delivered. MY SEVEN BLACK FATHERS: A Young Activist’s Memoir of Race, Family, and the Mentors Who Made Him Whole by Will […]

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Family Spotlight (4/26/22)

Today we are spotlighting family in fiction and nonfiction with a politician trying to save both her campaign and her relationship with her children and an inspirational memoir about a woman and her mother revisiting the memories that made them who they are. LET’S NOT DO THAT AGAIN by Grant Ginder 2 starred reviews! “A […]

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Author Spotlight: Gary Janetti (4/20/22)

Gary Janetti made readers laugh out loud with DO YOU MIND IF I CANCEL?: (Things That Still Annoy Me), a chronicle of the pains and indignities of everyday existence. And now in START WITHOUT ME: (I’ll Be There in a Minute), he returns with a collection of true stories about the small moments that add […]

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2022 Community Reads Recommendations

Although our Academic Marketing division created the “Books for the First-Year Experience” for colleges and universities, we strongly believe that the titles featured in this catalog foster the sort of discussion and self-reflection that make library-led, city-wide reading programs so memorable. The updated catalog for 2022 is now available and features titles such as: HOW WE CAN […]

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Four Stars for MY SEVEN BLACK FATHERS

Will Jawando’s MY SEVEN BLACK FATHERS, a young activist’s memoir and a deeply affirmative story of hope and respect for men of color, has received four starred reviews! “In this rousing debut, attorney and community leader Jawando brilliantly uses the arc of his life to root out how ‘Black male mentors… make America a more […]

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