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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Kirkus Best of 2019–Nonfiction

Kirkus Reviews continues their Best of 2019 round-up with their Nonfiction picks, including these 16 Macmillan titles! THE BRITISH ARE COMING: The War for America, Lexington to Princeton, 1775-1777 by Rick Atkinson THE UNDYING: Pain, vulnerability, mortality, medicine, art, time, dreams, data, exhaustion, cancer, and care by Anne Boyer COVENTRY: Essays by Rachel Cusk THE […]

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Nonfiction Round-Up (11/20/19)

Nonfiction Round-Up (11/20/19)

How design is reshaping life in the twenty-first century, rock’s most exciting era, a city’s bankruptcy, & the twentieth anniversary of a lavishly illustrated classic –find it all in this nonfiction round-up. USER FRIENDLY: How the Hidden Rules of Design Are Changing the Way We Live, Work, and Play by Cliff Kuang and Robert Fabricant […]

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Forthcoming #FridayReads: THE YELLOW BIRD SINGS

Forthcoming #FridayReads: THE YELLOW BIRD SINGS

A mother and her 5-year-old daughter must hide from the Nazis in German-occupied Poland during World War II in Jennifer Rosner’s heart-rending fiction debut, THE YELLOW BIRD SINGS. Shira, the daughter, is a musical prodigy, and in order to keep her quiet and hidden in the barn of a Non-Jewish family, her mother Róza invents […]

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Happy #PubDay (11/05/19)

Happy #PubDay (11/05/19)

Prophecies gone awry, a dark ode to womanhood, and a world of music & unexpected fame–all in today’s #PubDay celebration. FATE OF THE FALLEN by Kel Kade “Kade’s exciting disregard for convention makes for a world where everything is possible and no one is safe. This is a series to watch.”–Publishers Weekly THE WORST KIND […]

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Maximum Shelf: THE YELLOW BIRD SINGS (10/17/19)

Maximum Shelf: THE YELLOW BIRD SINGS (10/17/19)

Today’s Maximum Shelf pick is Jennifer Rosner’s breathtaking WWII mother/daughter story, THE YELLOW BIRD SINGS. As Nazi soldiers round up the Jews in their town, Róza and her 5-year-old daughter, Shira, flee, seeking shelter in a neighbor’s barn. Hidden in the hayloft day and night, Shira struggles to stay still and quiet, as music pulses […]

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Nonfiction Round-Up (10/16)

Nonfiction Round-Up (10/16)

The truth about Artificial Intelligence and the story of one of the world’s favorite musicians make up today’s nonfiction round-up. ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE: A Guide for Thinking Humans by Melanie Mitchell “Mitchell gives us a history of artificial intelligence and a summation of its current state while asking pressing questions like how smart the best AI […]

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Library Journal’s “Sleeper Hits for Fall 2019/Winter 2020” Webinar

Did you miss today’s Library Journal “Sleeper Hits for Fall 2019/Winter 2020” webinar? Here are the titles we talked about! AMERICAN DIRT by Jeanine Cummins BIG LIES IN A SMALL TOWN by Diane Chamberlain CILKA’S JOURNEY by Heather Morris FATHER OF LIONS by Louise Callaghan FIND ME by André Aciman THE GOD GAME by Danny […]

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Nonfiction Round-Up (8/14/19)

Nonfiction Round-Up (8/14/19)

Nazi resistance, a musical master, neurodiversity, a portrait of a scientist, and a graphic memoir… welcome to today’s nonfiction round-up! LIVES RECLAIMED: A Story of Rescue and Resistance in Nazi Germany by Mark Roseman 2 starred reviews! “…Bund members could aid only a few imperiled Jews, and the compromises they were forced to make raise […]

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