Mac Lib From Home Round-Up (1/15/21)

Welcome to Mac Lib From Home, our fun-sized buzz series from our homes to yours! The youngest original Freedom Rider gives a front-row view to one of the most significant events in American Civil Rights history in Charles Person’s BUSES ARE A COMIN’: Memoir of a Freedom Rider. Watch Talia’s full video here. Private investigator […]

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Memoir Spotlight (1/13/21)

Take a dive into memoirs with the story of three military brothers, an exploration of some of the country’s oldest wounds, a personal search into the ups and downs of youth sports, and an irreverent account about living a big and authentic life. THREE WISE MEN: A Navy SEAL, a Green Beret, and How Their […]

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Kirkus Reviews Best Books of 2020

Kirkus Reviews includes 37 Macmillan titles in their Best Books of 2020! Fiction PIRANESI by Susanna ClarkeCLEANNESS by Garth GreenwellMASTER OF POISONS by Andrea HairstonBEOWULF: A NEW TRANSLATION by Maria Dahvana HeadleyTROUBLE THE SAINTS by Alaya Dawn JohnsonLUSTER by Raven LeilaniTHE MIRROR & THE LIGHT by Hilary MantelALL THE DEVILS ARE HERE by Louise PennyTHE […]

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Elizabeth Warren’s New Book Coming April 2021

Sen. Elizabeth Warren, the widely admired former presidential candidate and current U.S. Senator from Massachusetts, will write about six experiences and perspectives that have influenced her life and advocacy in PERSIST, a new book that will also be a passionate plea for political transformation. PERSIST is a deeply personal book and a powerful call to […]

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For Your Consideration: March 2021 LibraryReads Titles

Download, read, and vote for your favorite March titles for the March 2021 LibraryReads list! Votes due February 1! WE BEGIN AT THE END by Chris WhitakerISBN 9781250759665, on sale 3/2/21 “A 13-year-old toughie living the outsider’s life in a coastal California town, Duchess Day Radley watches out for her little brother and dysfunctional single […]

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Extra! Extra!: December Book News

HERE ARE ALL OF THE HEADLINES YOU MAY HAVE MISSED THIS MONTH. How Vijay Seshadri jumps from idea to idea in his poetry. Michael J. Fox on his love for his pup. The New York Times features I CAME AS A SHADOW +  THE SHADOW DRAWING, and interviews Claudia Rankine.  André Gregory’s quest for meaning […]

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Booklist Editors’ Choice 2020

Booklist has revealed their editors’ top picks of the year’s outstanding books for public library collections, including these Macmillan titles: JUST US: An American Conversation by Claudia RankineFRIDA IN AMERICA: The Creative Awakening of a Great Artist by Celia StahrSIGH, GONE: A Misfit’s Memoir of Great Books, Punk Rock, and the Fight to Fit In […]

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World War II Spotlight (12/15/20)

Today we’re spotlighting World War II in fiction and nonfiction with a hearting-pounding story of a Jewish detective searching for a serial killer in war-torn Berlin and a look at monuments around the world commemorating World War II and what they say about us today. GERMANIA: A Novel of Nazi Berlin by Harald Gilbers “What […]

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CPL’s 2020 Best of the Best

The excellent folks over at the Chicago Public Library have picked their favorite books of 2020, and 19 Macmillan titles made the list! Top 20 LUSTER by Raven LeilaniTHE MIRROR & THE LIGHT by Hilary Mantel Best Adult Books THE ADDRESS BOOK: What Street Addresses Reveal About Identity, Race, Wealth, and Power by Deirdre MaskBLACKTOP […]

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4 Stars for SHOOTING MIDNIGHT COWBOY

Glenn Frankel’s history of the controversial Oscar-winning film that signaled a dramatic shift in American popular culture has received FOUR starred reviews! SHOOTING MIDNIGHT COWBOY: Art, Sex, Loneliness, Liberation, and the Making of a Dark ClassicISBN 9780374209018On sale 3/16/21 “Midnight Cowboy is an acknowledged classic of American cinema, and Frankel provides us with the context […]

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