Celebrating Black Voices (2/1/23)

February marks the beginning of Black History Month. We are thrilled to celebrate and spotlight the inspiring stories, voices, and perspectives of Black creators throughout the month and beyond. A COUNTRY YOU CAN LEAVE by Asale Angel-Ajani | 9780374604059 | 2/21/23 | Available for download on Edelweiss know more | Audiobook excerpt ready for listening […]

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Booklist Editors’ Choice 2021

Booklist has revealed their editors’ top picks of 2021’s outstanding books for public library collections, including these Macmillan titles: NEVER SAY YOU CAN’T SURVIVE: How to Get Through Hard Times by Making Up Stories by Charlie Jane AndersNÖTHIN’ BUT A GOOD TIME: The Uncensored History of the ‘80s Hard Rock Explosion by Tom Beaujour and Richard BienstockCHASING ME […]

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Chicago Public Library’s 2021 Best of the Best

A team of Chicago Public Librarians have picked their best books of 2021, and 20 Macmillan titles are on the list! FOR ADULTS BEAUTIFUL WORLD, WHERE ARE YOU by Sally RooneyCHASING ME TO MY GRAVE by Winfred RembertTHE CHOSEN AND THE BEAUTIFUL by Nghi VoTHE ECHO WIFE by Sarah GaileyGIRLHOOD by Melissa FebosTHE HOSPITAL by Brian AlexanderTHE LAST HOUSE ON NEEDLESS […]

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Kirkus Best Fiction of 2021

Feast your eyes on Kirkus‘ Best Fiction of 2021! LIGHT FROM UNCOMMON STARS by Ryka AokiDESTROYER OF LIGHT by Jennifer Marie BrissettRAZORBLADE TEARS by S.A. CosbySECOND PLACE by Rachel CuskTHE TWILIGHT ZONE by Nona FernándezCROSSROADS by Jonathan FranzenEVERYONE KNOWS YOUR MOTHER IS A WITCH by Rivka GalchenZORRIE by Laird HuntMY MONTICELLO by Jocelyn Nicole JohnsonTHE […]

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Extra! Extra!: October 2021 Book News

HERE ARE THE HEADLINES YOU MAY HAVE MISSED THIS MONTH. The New York Times dives into MY MONTICELLO by Jocelyn Nicole Johnson, THE NEIGHBOR’S SECRET by L. Alison Heller, LASERWRITTER II by Tamara Shopsin, THE BOOK OF HOPE by Jane Goodall, THE END OF BIAS by Jessica Nordell, THE DAYS OF AFREKETE by Asali Solomon, […]

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Short Stories (10/21/21)

Today we’re spotlighting short stories with a collection on the relentless struggles against reality and the fight for survival in America, and hilarious, tough, and tender anecdotes defining the vulnerability of girlhood. MY MONTICELLO by Jocelyn Nicole Johnson 3 starred reviews and an Indie Next pick! “This fiction collection is an astonishing display of craftsmanship […]

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3 Stars for MY MONTICELLO

Jocelyn Nicole Johnson’s short story collection MY MONTICELLO–a formidable and wildly original debut–has received THREE starred reviews! “A sharp debut by a writer with wit and confidence.”–Kirkus Reviews, starred review “Johnson wrestles with questions of racial identity, post-racial society, and the legacies of slavery in her masterly debut collection… This incandescent work speaks not just […]

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Sneak Peek: October 2021 Indie Next List

The October 2021 Indie Next list features 6 Macmillan titles! A SPINDLE SPLINTERED by Alix E. HarrowISBN 9781250765352 | on sale 10/5/21 “Best-selling author Harrow revives and rejuvenates the Sleeping Beauty fairy tale with a feminist twist in her latest… Harrow uses her excellent skill as a storyteller to give agency back to the passive […]

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Starred Review Round-Up (7/30/21)

We’re seeing stars! These titles all received multiple starred reviews: NEVER SAY YOU CAN’T SURVIVE by Charlie Jane AndersISBN 9781250800015 | on sale 8/17/21 “Let Anders introduce you to the imaginary friends whose stories need to be told; provide you with tools to defeat enemies like imposter syndrome; and show you the many varied lifelines […]

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For Your Consideration: October 2021 LibraryReads Titles

Download, read, and vote for your favorite October titles for the October 2021 LibraryReads list! Votes due September 1! THE BRIGHTEST STAR IN PARIS by Diana BillerISBN 9781250297877 | on sale 10/12/21Download on Edelweiss or NetGalley “A prima ballerina in 1870s Paris is haunted by the ghosts of wronged women in this atmospheric sequel to […]

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