Coming Fall 2020: John Brennan’s UNDAUNTED

On October 6, former CIA director John Brennan will be publishing his powerful and revelatory memoir UNDAUNTED through Celadon Books. UNDAUNTED:My Fight Against America’s Enemies, At Home and AbroadISBN 9781250241771, e-book ISBN 9781250241757 In this brutally honest memoir, Brennan, the son of an Irish immigrant who settled in New Jersey, describes the life that took […]

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Nonfiction Round-Up: Culture and Society (7/29/20)

A graphic novel about indigenous culture and history in America + an eye-opening breakdown of the issues of sexuality and gender identity in the world today + a history and investigation into the concept of character + the key to success as told by a Silicon Valley expert + a deeper look at our outrage […]

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Booklist Book Clubs Webinar Recap (7/28/20)

If you missed today’s Booklist Book Clubs webinar, here are all the titles we presented that are perfect for discussion. You can also watch the archived presentation here. THE FOUR WINDS by Kristin Hannah | 9781250178602 | 2/9/2021WE BEGIN AT THE END by Chris Whitaker | 9781250759665 | 3/9/2021THE INVISIBLE LIFE OF ADDIE LARUE by […]

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For Your Consideration: October 2020 LibraryReads Titles

Download, read, and vote for your favorite October titles for the October 2020 LibraryReads list! Votes due September 1! DEAR CHILD by Romy Hausmann Email amanda.rountree@macmillan.com to request a NetGalley download widget. “The multiple points of view and numerous plot twists sustain the breakneck pacing, but the book’s real power lies in the author’s insightful […]

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Nonfiction and Fiction Crime Round-Up (7/22/20)

We’re living a life of crime in today’s nonfiction and fiction round-up with a former getaway driver who can’t escape a world of blood and bullets, an innocent man desperately trying to avoid gang life, a Minnesota P.I. haunted by a past case, an unprecedented study of the people who ordered and directed some of […]

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Coming Winter 2021: James Comey’s SAVING JUSTICE

On January 12, 2021, Flatiron Books will publish James Comey’s SAVING JUSTICE: Truth, Transparency, and Trust, an exploration of justice and fairness in the US justice system. James Comey might best be known as the FBI director that Donald Trump fired in 2017, but he’s had a long, varied career in the law and justice […]

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Staff Picks Happy Hour (7/16/20)

You’re cordially invited to join our Mac Lib Staff Picks Happy Hour! Grab your beverage of choice, find your favorite chair/porch spot, and let’s talk BOOKS! THE BOOK OF DARRYL by The GogglesISBN 9780374115319, on sale 11/10/20 For sixteen-year-old Darryl, life in Roman-occupied Nazareth is a real drag—especially when everyone at your high school thinks […]

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Fall 2020 Drop-In: UNCOMFORTABLE CONVERSATIONS WITH A BLACK MAN

Emmanuel Acho, host of the viral hit video series “Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man,” will publish his urgent primer on race and racism this fall with Flatiron Books. UNCOMFORTABLE CONVERSATIONS WITH A BLACK MANISBN 9781250800466, on sale 11/10/20 “You cannot fix a problem you do not know you have.” So begins Emmanuel Acho in […]

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Maximum Shelf: EVERYTHING IS SPIRITUAL (7/15/20)

Today’s Shelf Awareness Maximum Shelf pick is Rob Bell’s powerful exploration into understanding your purpose in the world, EVERYTHING IS SPIRITUAL: Who We Are and What We’re Doing Here. Our home is a universe of endless dynamic connections that never stop inviting us to participate in the great mysterious love at the heart of it […]

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Imprint Spotlight: Minotaur Books

In today’s Imprint Spotlight, Minotaur Books (aka Our Favorite Publisher of Mysteries) Associate Director of Publicity Hector DeJean, offers us reading recs and an inventive new genre. Hector DeJean [Associate Director, Publicity, Minotaur Books, St. Martin’s Publishing Group] “‘Books that make your heart race’ is our slogan at Minotaur. We publish crime fiction, a little […]

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