Forthcoming #FridayReads: PARIS NEVER LEAVES YOU + a Letter to Librarians

This week’s Forthcoming #FridayReads pick is PARIS NEVER LEAVES YOU, historical fiction set in alternating timelines featuring Nazis, the 1950s publishing industry, and a mother forced to make some hard decisions for survival. PLUS keep reading for a special love letter to librarians from the author, Ellen Feldman. Charlotte is a survivor. She lived through […]

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AMERICAN DIRT is an Oprah Book Club Pick!

Amazing news! AMERICAN DIRT by Jeanine Cummins is Oprah’s Book Club’s next pick! This emotional and powerful story of a mother and son fleeing cartel violence towards America is already a LibraryReads pick, the #1 Indie Next pick for February, and received 4 starred reviews. Said Winfrey “…I have been a news reporter, watched the […]

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Kirkus Reviews 2020 Preview

Kirkus Reviews’ fiction editor picked her top TBR for 2020, including these Macmillan titles! THE MIRROR & THE LIGHT by Hilary Mantel (her top pick!) With THE MIRROR & THE LIGHT, Hilary Mantel brings to a triumphant close the trilogy she began with WOLF HALL and BRING UP THE BODIES. AMERICAN DIRT by Jeanine Cummins […]

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Forthcoming #FridayReads: TAKE ME APART

Dive into this week’s Forthcoming #FridayReads pick: Sara Sligar’s psychological suspense debut, TAKE ME APART. A famed photographer passed away mysteriously at the height of her career, and decades later her son hires ex-journalist Kate to archive his mother’s work. As Kate pieces together a portrait of an artist buckling under the pressures of ambition, […]

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Four Stars for AMERICAN DIRT!

Four Stars for AMERICAN DIRT!

Jeanine Cummins’ immigration saga AMERICAN DIRT–the splashiest book of 2020 so far–now has FOUR starred reviews! “As the quartet travel, they face terror on a constant basis, with danger possible from any encounter, but also compassion and occasionally even wonder. This extraordinary novel about unbreakable determination will move the reader to the core.”–Publishers Weekly, starred […]

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Sarah Knott Talks with the Library Company of Philadelphia

Sarah Knott Talks with the Library Company of Philadelphia

Sarah Knott, author of MOTHER IS A VERB: An Unconventional History, recently participated in the Library Company of Philadelphia’s Talking in the Library podcast series. Click here to listen in as Sarah and series host Will Fenton discuss MOTHER IS A VERB and all things motherhood throughout history. More on MOTHER IS A VERB Mothering […]

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Forthcoming #FridayReads: AMERICAN DIRT

Forthcoming #FridayReads: AMERICAN DIRT

Jeanine Cummins’ AMERICAN DIRT has been making major waves in the publishing world for months now, and y’all, seriously, this is THE book of Winter 2020. In the opening scene, a mother and her 8-year-old son are hiding in the bathroom as their entire family is gunned down by the local cartel during a BBQ […]

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Happy #PubDay (8/6/19)

Happy #PubDay (8/6/19)

A Pulitzer-Prize-winning author explores small-town lives, a LibraryReads winner returns, and Robinhood rides again in today’s #PubDay celebration! HUNTER’S MOON: A Novel in Stories by Philip Caputo 2 starred reviews! “Superb storyteller Caputo offers a tapestry weaving the friendships, losses, and past mistakes of ordinary people. Readers of literary fiction will not be disappointed in […]

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New York Times Critics’ Top Books of 2018

New York Times Critics’ Top Books of 2018

Another day, another favorites list! Read on for the Times’s staff critics’ choices of the best fiction and nonfiction books of 2018.  EVENING IN PARADISE: More Stories by Lucia Berlin KUDOS by Rachel Cusk MOTHERHOOD by Sheila Heti NINETY-NINE GLIMPSES OF PRINCESS MARGARET by Craig Brown AMITY AND PROSPERITY: One Family and the Fracturing of […]

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PW’s Writers to Watch Fall 2018: Anticipated Debuts

PW’s Writers to Watch Fall 2018: Anticipated Debuts

Publishers Weekly‘s most anticipated debuts of Fall 2018 include these three Macmillan standouts: THE GOLDEN STATE by Lydia Kiesling In Lydia Kiesling’s THE GOLDEN STATE (MCD, Sept.), a mother goes with her toddler to a region of northeast California in the grips of a secessionist movement. Before settling on that subject, however, Kiesling says she […]

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