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Fall 2020 Catalogs Now Available Online!

Hey, Librarians! Macmillan’s Fall 2020 catalogs are now available on Edelweiss!

Debuts! Mysteries! Romances! Thrillers! Historical fiction! Literary fiction! Nonfiction! Sci-Fi/Fantasy! Graphic novels! Everything you could ever want, with all the information you could ever need, right in one place!

Click here for the full list of Macmillan Fall 2020 catalogs available by publisher.

Macmillan Library @ PLA 2020

Author signings, ARC giveaways, title presentations, and more–check out all our great events during PLA 2020 in Nashville, and we can’t wait to see you there in Macmillan Adult booth #1616!

Wednesday, February 26

9:30 – 10:30am: Book Buzz, presented by Booklist

2:00 – 3:30pm: Opening Session with Stacey Abrams [OUR TIME IS NOW]

6:15pm: School Library Journal-sponsored author panel with Casey McQuiston [RED, WHITE & ROYAL BLUE], Nashville Public Library


For Your Consideration: April 2020 LibraryReads Titles

Download, read, and vote for your favorite April titles for the April 2020 LibraryReads list!

Votes due March 1!

TAKE ME APART by Sara Sligar

“Years after celebrated photographer Miranda Brand died unexpectedly, upending her California town, her son Theo asks one-time journalist Kate Aitken to create an archive of his mother’s work. Miranda evidently cracked under the strain of balancing work and family, but soon Kate must navigate nasty rumors about what really happened, her attraction to Theo, and her growing obsession with Miranda, fueled by her discovery of a diary that could explain everything. A debut starting to buzz.”–Library Journal, Pre-Pub Alert


Nonfiction Round-Up (1/15/20)

Saving a zoo under ISIS control + how artificial intelligence will erode employment + skills and principles of how to be a leader + an illustrated collection of love and relationship advice = this nonfiction round-up.

FATHER OF LIONS: One Man’s Remarkable Quest to Save the Mosul Zoo by Louise Callaghan

“Callaghan’s (Middle East correspondent, The Sunday Times) first book is a true page-turner…Recommended for readers seeking a more nuanced understanding of the complexities inherent to this region.”–Library Journal, starred review

A WORLD WITHOUT WORK: Technology, Automation, and How We Should Respond by Daniel Susskind

“Susskind’s book is so timely, to miss it might be downright irresponsible.”–Booklist


“Leadership lessons from the front lines, just where leadership is most needed…A valuable handbook for leaders and decision-makers at any level of the organizational chart.”–Kirkus Reviews


NBCC 2019 Finalists

The National Book Critics Circle has released their finalists for the outstanding books of 2019, and Macmillan has five titles on the list!


ESSAYS ONE by Lydia Davis




OUT OF THE SHADOWS: Reimagining Gay Men’s Lives by Walt Odets
NO VISIBLE BRUISES: What We Don’t Know About Domestic Violence Can Kill Us by Rachel Louise Snyder


DEAF REPUBLIC: Poems by Ilya Kaminsky

Winners will be announced March 12, 2020.

Nonfiction Round-Up (1/8/20)

An all-you-can-eat vegetable cookbook by one of the bestselling cookbook authors of all time + the impact not listening really has on us–all in the first nonfiction round-up of 2020!

ULTIMATE VEG by Jamie Oliver

“Anyone with an interest in healthier cooking will enjoy the accessible, uncomplicated, yet tasty, approach to plant-based recipes from a chef focused on food activism.”–Library Journal, starred review

YOU’RE NOT LISTENING: What You’re Missing and Why It Matters by Kate Murphy

“From communication researchers to general audiences, this informative and well-documented book will prod readers to reexamine the way they listen to others, individually and collectively, and to consider the many negative repercussions of not doing so.”–Library Journal

Starred Review Round-Up (1/3/20)

These forthcoming titles all received multiple starred reviews! Check ’em out for your #FridayReads.

AN EVERYDAY HERO by Laura Trentham

“Fans of Mary Kay Andrews’ novels and Matthew Quick’s THE REASON YOU’RE ALIVE (2017) will enjoy this patriotic and heartwarming story of ambition, identity, and regained potential.”–Booklist, starred review

“By turns heartwarming and heartbreaking, this story will grip readers from start to finish.“–Publishers Weekly, starred review


“Larkwood spins an imaginative story of love, sacrifice, and betrayal that traverses worlds in this phenomenal debut.”–Publishers Weekly, starred review

Lushly detailed with incredible worldbuilding, Larkwood’s debut is a singular take on orcish fantasy, filled with fierce fighting and magic.”–Library Journal, starred review


2020 Community Reads Recommendations

Although our Academic Marketing division created the “Books for the First-Year Experience” for colleges and universities, we strongly believe that the titles featured in this catalog foster the sort of discussion and self-reflection that make library-led, city-wide reading programs so memorable.

The updated catalog for 2020 is now available and features titles such as:

WE ARE THE WEATHER by Jonathan Safran Foer

HERE WE ARE: American Dreams, American Nightmares by Aarti Namdev Shahani

LOSING EARTH: A Recent History by Nathaniel Rich

UNFOLLOW: A Memoir of Loving and Leaving the Westboro Baptist Church by Megan Phelps-Roper

AMERICAN DIRT by Jeanine Cummins

WOMEN TALKING by Miriam Toews

For more information about these books and other titles, please visit the interactive website or download the catalog as a PDF.

If you are a librarian actively seeking suggestions for your One City, One Book program, we are delighted to send you complimentary copies of any of the advertised titles. Please e-mail with your request.

New E-Galleys for December 2019

Hello e-galley readers! Check out some of the exciting e-galleys that were added to Edelweiss this month for your downloading pleasure:

HOLLYWOOD PARK: A Memoir by Mikel Jollett

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 of fierce love and family loyalty told in a raw, poetic voice that signals the emergence of a uniquely gifted writer.

YOU ARE NOT ALONE by Greer Hendricks & Sarah Pekkanen

The electrifying #1 New York Times bestselling authors of THE WIFE BETWEEN US and AN ANONYMOUS GIRL return with a brand new novel of psychological suspense–a young woman is taken in by a group of successful ladies, and she would die for them to like her… She may have to.


Adult Books for Teens

This month’s roundup of adult books for teens includes a fantasy conclusion, a hip-hop biography, & a heartwarming dog story (& more)!

THE RISE OF MAGICKS: Chronicles of The One, Book 3 by Nora Roberts
The #1 New York Times bestselling author of YEAR ONE and OF BLOOD AND BONE concludes her stunning new trilogy praised as “A match for end-of-the-world classics like Stephen King’s THE STAND.”

“Teen fantasy readers who have watched the book’s protagonist grow into her powers will not want to miss seeing how Fallon Swift saves the world.”
Booklist, YA Interest

“Roberts’ magnificent trilogy concludes with another title that perfectly balances magic, adventure, romance, and steely resolve in the battle of good vs. evil while reminding us that while the battles may save us, it’s the home, hearth, and community which sustain us. Brilliant and inspiring.”
Kirkus Reviews, starred review

JAY-Z: Made in America by Michael Eric Dyson
This book wrestles with the biggest themes of JAY-Z’s career, including hustling, and it recognizes the way that he’s always weaved politics into his music, making important statements about race, criminal justice, black wealth and social injustice.

“A magnet for YA hip-hop fans.” —Booklist, YA Interest

“This is more than a hip-hop bio; Dyson is giving us something larger, and we are sitting in a classroom under the spell of a captivating teacher.”
Library Journal, starred review