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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Happy #PubDay Paul Doiron!

Happy #PubDay Paul Doiron!

Put down the fishing pole and grab a copy of Paul Doiron’s tenth Mike Bowditch mystery, ALMOST MIDIGHT–on sale today! Warden Investigator Mike Bowditch already has a troubling mystery on his hands: finding the archer who mortally wounded Maine’s only wild wolf. Then he learns his best friend, Billy Cronk, has been released from prison […]

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February 2018 Nonfiction

February 2018 Nonfiction

Nature, history, humor, and sex—just a few of the subjects in this month’s new nonfiction releases: THE SEABIRD’S CRY: The Lives and Loves of the Planet’s Great Ocean Voyagers by Adam Nicolson THREE starred reviews! “Marveling at lives lived in some of the harshest places on the planet, Nicolson writes lyrically of birds most of […]

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Kirkus Best Books of 2017 – Nonfiction

Kirkus Best Books of 2017 – Nonfiction

Kirkus Reviews announced their Best of 2017 Nonfiction lists which include 13 Macmillan titles: Best Nonfiction (full list) INCENDIARY: The Psychiatrist, the Mad Bomber, and the Invention of Criminal Profiling by Michael Cannell FALLEN GLORY: The Lives and Deaths of History’s Greatest Buildings by James Crawford FREUD: The Making of an Illusion by Frederick Crews […]

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Friday Reads: Graphic Novels

Friday Reads: Graphic Novels

TGIF! Today’s #FridayReads are three great graphic novels: POPPIES OF IRAQ by Brigitte Findakly & Lewis Trondheim Findakly’s nuanced tender chronicle of her relationship with her homeland Iraq, co-written and drawn by her husband, acclaimed cartoonist Trondheim. “Small in size but large in impact, this intimate memoir is a highly relevant and compassionate story of […]

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New York Times Summer Reading Recommendations

New York Times Summer Reading Recommendations

The gray lady recently revealed several Summer 2017 reading lists in mystery, horror, graphic novels, and more, including these 10 Macmillan titles: True Crime (full list) In his lively literary biography ARTHUR AND SHERLOCK: Conan Doyle and the Creation of Holmes, Michael Sims traces the real-life inspiration for the first “scientific detective” to the renowned […]

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National Parks Centennial

National Parks Centennial

The National Park Service turns 100 on August 25, 2016! To celebrate, we recommend these fine nature books: THE HOUR OF LAND: A Personal Topography of America’s National Parks by Terry Tempest Williams A June 2016 Indie Next list pick & an O Magazine Summer 2016 Reading selection! “Williams, an ardent, often rhapsodic, always scrupulous […]

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2016 Summer Reading Roundup

2016 Summer Reading Roundup

Major media declared these 27 Macmillan books Summer 2016 must-reads: Fiction TRULY MADLY GUILTY by Liane Moriarty (Entertainment Weekly, St. Louis Post Dispatch) THE CHILDREN by Ann Leary (People Magazine) THE SPORT OF KINGS by C.E. Morgan (O Magazine) THE GOOD LIEUTENANT by Whitney Terrell (Buzzfeed) GRIEF IS THE THING WITH FEATHERS by Max Porter […]

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Kirkus Best Books of 2015 – Nonfiction

Kirkus Best Books of 2015 – Nonfiction

In addition to their Best Fiction list, Kirkus Reviews unveiled their Best of 2015 Nonfiction lists which include 20 Macmillan titles: Best Nonfiction GIVE US THE BALLOT: The Modern Struggle for Voting Rights in America by Ari Berman THE CRIME AND THE SILENCE: Confronting the Massacre of Jews in Wartime Jedwabne by Anna Bikont IRREPRESSIBLE: […]

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Buzz for A STING IN THE TALE

Buzz for A STING IN THE TALE

Spring is upon us, which means that everything is blooming (our sympathies to all you allergy sufferers), and where there are blooms, there are bees. 

We've got a “buzz”-worthy must-read memoir for you: A STING IN THE TALE: My Adventures with Bumblebees by Dave Goulson

One of the U.K.’s most respected conservationists and the founder of the Bumblebee Conservation Trust, Goulson combines light-hearted tales of a child’s growing passion for nature with a deep insight into the crucial importance of the bumblebee.

It was a finalist for the Samuel Johnson Prize and named a Barnes & Noble Discover Selection, and received rave reviews from NPR, the Seattle Times, the New York Post, and Shelf Awareness:

“A STING IN THE TALE melts memoir and conservation issues into a sweet pot, moving from subject to subject very much in the manner of a foraging bee seeking flowers… Warm and delightful: I frequently found myself wanting to put it down to go bird and bee-watching, to find for myself the species he discusses.” — Amal El-Mohtar, NPR.org

“[A STING IN THE TALE] is both a whodunit as well as a revealing study of a bug on whom we depend a great deal.” The Seattle Times

“...Goulson transforms what could be dry material with a stinging wit.” — New York Post

“A charming and highly informative narrative about the anything-but-humble bumblebee.” Shelf Awareness

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