Author Spotlight: André Aciman (1/19/21)

New York Times bestselling author of CALL ME BY YOUR NAME André Aciman is known for his poignant and beautiful writing, from his short stories and memoir to his romances. Now he brings us a new collection of essays with a deep reflection on the mind’s power to shape memories and about what might have […]

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Memoir Spotlight (1/13/21)

Take a dive into memoirs with the story of three military brothers, an exploration of some of the country’s oldest wounds, a personal search into the ups and downs of youth sports, and an irreverent account about living a big and authentic life. THREE WISE MEN: A Navy SEAL, a Green Beret, and How Their […]

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Holiday Cookbooks 2020

It’s not a holiday without an overload of food! And what better time than a quiet 2020 holiday season to spice up your recipes for a cozy and food-filled end of the year. A TABLE FOR FRIENDS: The Art of Cooking for Two or Twenty by Skye McAlpine Skye McAlpine, Sunday Times columnist, sets cooks […]

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Elizabeth Warren’s New Book Coming April 2021

Sen. Elizabeth Warren, the widely admired former presidential candidate and current U.S. Senator from Massachusetts, will write about six experiences and perspectives that have influenced her life and advocacy in PERSIST, a new book that will also be a passionate plea for political transformation. PERSIST is a deeply personal book and a powerful call to […]

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Extra! Extra!: December Book News

HERE ARE ALL OF THE HEADLINES YOU MAY HAVE MISSED THIS MONTH. How Vijay Seshadri jumps from idea to idea in his poetry. Michael J. Fox on his love for his pup. The New York Times features I CAME AS A SHADOW +  THE SHADOW DRAWING, and interviews Claudia Rankine.  André Gregory’s quest for meaning […]

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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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Women 2020: Fiercely Female (12/8/20)

In this Women 2020 round-up, we spotlight two fiercely female nonfiction titles, including the biography of a political rebel and radical feminist ahead of her time and an inspiring memoir celebrating the female body in all its glory. SYLVIA PANKHURST: Natural Born Rebel by Rachel Holmes “Biographer Holmes (ELEANOR MARX: A Life) captures the full […]

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Maximum Shelf: FINDING FREEDOM (11/30/20)

Today’s Shelf Awareness Maximum Shelf pick is Erin French’s heart-stopping memoir, FINDING FREEDOM: A Cook’s Story; Remaking a Life from Scratch. Make your way to Freedom, Maine, and you will find both an exquisite meal and a vivid memory. After the flood of calls for dinner reservations crashed the restaurant’s phone lines, Erin knew she […]

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Extra! Extra!: November Book News

HERE ARE ALL OF THE HEADLINES YOU MAY HAVE MISSED THIS MONTH. Lisa Robinson dishes on women’s plight in pop music. Michael J. Fox opens up on his newfound brand of upbeat pessimism and is interviewed by USA Today.  In case you needed further proof of Mariah Carey’s gift for storytelling… Getting cozy with our […]

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Nonfiction Round-Up (11/11/20)

This nonfiction round-up features something for everyone, including a look into royal fashion, a personal account of misogyny in the music industry, an essential primer on race, and more! HRH: So Many Thoughts on Royal Style by Elizabeth Holmes 2 starred reviews! “This is a sweeping, retrospective survey of the fashions brought to us by […]

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