Fiction Stars!

Fiction Stars!

Six forthcoming works of fiction have received several starred reviews. Make sure to clear some space on your library’s shelves! LILLIAN BOXFISH TAKES A WALK by Kathleen Rooney — 3 stars! “Inspired by Margaret Fishback, poet and Macy’s ad-writing phenom of the 1930s, Rooney imagines an extraordinary walk through the streets of New York City on the […]

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For Your Consideration: January 2017 LibraryReads Titles

For Your Consideration: January 2017 LibraryReads Titles

Download, read, and nominate your favorite December 2016 AND January 2017 titles for the January 2017* LibraryReads list! *Nominations are due November 20! Click here for the full list of 2017 deadlines. THE DRY by Jane Harper * A Library Journal “Summer Promise — Debut Novels” pick * * THREE starred reviews * “Luke lied. You lied. Be […]

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Booklist Editors’ Choice 2015

Booklist Editors’ Choice 2015

Yesterday Booklist revealed their Editors’ Choice Books of 2015, including these 11 Macmillan titles: Adult Books CHILDREN OF THE STONE: The Power of Music in a Hard Land by Sandy Tolan This is an engrossing and powerful story, moving skillfully amid the failure of the never-ending battles and “peace” talks between Israel and Palestine and […]

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FSG Dominates the NYTBR Top 10 Books of 2015 List!

FSG Dominates the NYTBR Top 10 Books of 2015 List!

Earlier this week we told you about the New York Times Notable Books of 2015, but today the New York Times Book Review unveiled their 10 Best Books of 2015 and 4 of them are published by Farrar, Straus & Giroux! A MANUAL FOR CLEANING WOMEN: Selected Stories by Lucia Berlin Berlin, who died in […]

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New York Times Notable Books of 2015

New York Times Notable Books of 2015

The gray lady picked 20 Macmillan titles: Fiction & Poetry THE BEAUTIFUL BUREAUCRAT by Helen Phillips An administrative worker’s experiences pose existential questions in Phillips’s riveting, drolly surreal debut novel. CITIZEN: An American Lyric by Claudia Rankine A meditation, in prose poems, images and essays, on what it means to be black in our racially […]

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2016 Carnegie Medals Longlist

2016 Carnegie Medals Longlist

The 2016 Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction Longlist was announced today and we’re proud to have 6 nominees: Fiction OUTLINE by Rachel Cusk PURITY by Jonathan Franzen Nonfiction GIVE US THE BALLOT: The Modern Struggle for Voting Rights in America by Ari Berman LISTENING TO STONE: The Art and Life of […]

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Three Stars for Rachel Cusk’s OUTLINE

Three Stars for Rachel Cusk’s OUTLINE

A man and a woman are seated next to each other on a plane. They get to talking—about their destination, their careers, their families. Grievances are aired, family tragedies discussed, marriages and divorces analyzed. An intimacy is established as two strangers contrast their own fictions about their lives. Rachel Cusk’s OUTLINE is a novel in […]

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