Amazon Best Books of 2020 So Far

The tastemakers at Amazon have picked the Best Books of 2020 So Far, and here are the Macmillan titles that made the list! Top 20 SIGH, GONE: A Misfit’s Memoir of Great Books, Punk Rock, and the Fight to Fit In by Phuc TranOONA OUT OF ORDER by Margarita MontimoreTHE JANE AUSTEN SOCIETY by Natalie […]

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Author Spotlight: HOLLYWOOD PARK (5/27/20)

This author spotlight features Airborne Toxic Event’s frontman Mikel Jollett with his incredible story of family, friendship, hardship, and love. Mikel Jollett was born into one of the country’s most infamous cults, and subjected to a childhood filled with poverty, addiction, and emotional abuse. Yet, ultimately, his is a story of fierce love and family […]

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Mac Lib From Home Round-Up (4/24/20)

Welcome to Week 4 of Mac Lib From Home, our new fun-sized buzz series from our homes to yours! Emily’s totally fresh video took us back to the 90’s with Megan McCafferty’s YA coming-of-age romp, THE MALL. Watch her full video here. Samantha and the adorable pup Austin talked cults, music, and family with Mikel […]

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Starred Review Round-Up (4/22/20)

We’re seeing stars! These titles all received multiple starred reviews: OWLS OF THE EASTERN ICE: A Quest to Find and Save the World’s Largest Owl by Jonathan C. SlaghtISBN 9780374228484, on sale 8/4/20 “The cast of characters he brings to life—both human and avian—illuminates the delicate symbiosis of the natural world and sheds a welcome […]

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Sneak Peek: May 2020 Indie Next List

The May 2020 Indie Next list features 6 Macmillan titles! THE PARIS HOURS by Alex George ISBN 9781250307187, on sale 5/5/20 “As these four walk the sumptuously evoked streets, George cleverly brings their stories together in a stunning finale that should feel contrived but somehow doesn’t. Or maybe we just don’t care because the novel […]

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PLA Booklist Book Buzz Recap (2/26/20)

The Music City has called and we have joined the honky-tonk for PLA! In case you missed the Booklist book buzz this morning, here are all the exciting forthcoming Adult titles we buzzed about. LUSTER by Raven Leilani | 8/4/20 | 9780374194321 | HCTHE BOOK OF V. by Anna Solomon | 5/5/20 | 9781250257017 | […]

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For Your Consideration: May 2020 LibraryReads Titles

Download, read, and vote for your favorite May titles for the May 2020 LibraryReads list! Votes due April 1! THE BOOK OF V. by Anna Solomon “Esther, the Old Testament teenager who reluctantly married a Persian king and saved her people, is connected across the ages to two more contemporary women in a sinuous, thoughtful […]

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Maximum Shelf: HOLLYWOOD PARK (2/13/20)

Today’s Shelf Awareness Maximum Shelf pick is Mikel Jollett’s remarkable memoir of a tumultuous life, HOLLYWOOD PARK. His story opens in an experimental commune in California, which later morphed into the Church of Synanon, one of the country’s most infamous and dangerous cults. Per the leader’s mandate, all children, including Jollett and his older brother, […]

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Forthcoming #FridayReads: HOLLYWOOD PARK

For today’s #FridayReads, we’re diving into Mikel Jollett’s tumultuous, raw, and triumphant memoir, HOLLYWOOD PARK. HOLLYWOOD PARK is a remarkable memoir of a tumultuous life. Mikel Jollett was born into one of the country’s most infamous cults, and subjected to a childhood filled with poverty, addiction, and emotional abuse. Yet, ultimately, his is a story […]

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ALA MW 2020 Book Buzz Theater Recap (1/26/20)

Don’t let #ALALeftBehind get you down! If you weren’t able to come to our title presentation during ALA Midwinter 2020 last week, here are all the exciting forthcoming Adult + YA titles we talked about! Adult LUSTER by Raven Leilani | 8/4/20 | 9780374194321 | HCTHE BOOK OF V. by Anna Solomon| 5/5/20 | 9781250257017 […]

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