Author Spotlight: Louise Glück (10/6/21)

Louise Glück, 2020 Nobel Prize winner, has a magnificent and haunting touch in her poetry. This newest collection of poems returns to themes of morality, nature, and ageing. WINTER RECIPES FROM THE COLLECTIVE: Poems “In her first new collection since being awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2020, Glück returns to themes of mortality […]

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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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FSG Author Louise Glück Wins the 2020 Nobel Prize

A hearty congratulations goes out to 2020 Nobel Prize in Literature winner Louise Glück, praised for “her unmistakable poetic voice that with austere beauty makes individual existence universal.” (Nobel Prize Press Release) Louise Glück’s writings: AMERICAN ORIGINALITY: Essays on PoetryFAITHFUL AND VIRTUOUS NIGHT: PoemsPOEMS 1962-2012A VILLAGE LIFE: Poems and more! […]

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Poems, Short Stories, and Essays Round-Up (9/3/20)

Today’s spotlight is on bite-sized literary goodness: intimate essays on race, short stories that blend mythic and modern, and poems exploring the female experience. JUST US: An American Conversation by Claudia Rankine 4 starred reviews and an Indie Next pick! “Rankine once again opens a literary window into the Black experience, for those willing to […]

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4 Stars for JUST US

First, she changed the conversation with CITIZEN: An American Lyric. Now, Claudia Rankine’s essay collection JUST US: An American Conversation has received FOUR starred reviews! “Touching on Beyoncé, blondness, skin lightening, and the inherent tensions in her own interracial marriage, Rankine once again opens a literary window into the Black experience, for those willing to […]

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Nonfiction Round-Up (9/11/19)

Nonfiction Round-Up (9/11/19)

Engineering American economics, secret CIA experimentation, poetry from an Instagram sensation, exploring masculinity in the modern world, and the devastating effects of the East India Company–all in today’s nonfiction round-up! TRANSACTION MAN: The Rise of the Deal and the Decline of the American Dream by Nicholas Lemann A Publishers Weekly Most Anticipated Book of Fall […]

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Celebrate Pride Month!

Celebrate Pride Month!

June is Pride Month, and we’re celebrating with these new and forthcoming LGBTQ titles! OUT OF THE SHADOWS: Reimagining Gay Men’s Lives by Walt Odets RED, WHITE & ROYAL BLUE by Casey McQuiston BIRTHDAY by Meredith Russo GIDEON THE NINTH by Tamsyn Muir NATURALLY TAN: A Memoir by Tan France THE BEST BAD THINGS by […]

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Remembering Poet Tony Hoagland

Remembering Poet Tony Hoagland

Graywolf Press poet Tony Hoagland (1953–2018) succumbed to pancreatic cancer earlier this week, and to help commemorate his life in letters, we’ve compiled an Edelweiss collection of his poetry, including WHAT NARCISSISM MEANS TO ME, a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award, and his most recent collection, PRIEST TURNED THERAPIST TREATS FEAR OF […]

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April is National Poetry Month

April is National Poetry Month

Happy National Poetry Month! Celebrate with our recent award-winning titles: HALF-LIGHT: Collected Poems 1965-2016 by Frank Bidart 2017 National Book Award Winner in Poetry 2017 Triangle Award Finalist (Thom Gunn Award for Gay Poetry) WHEREAS: Poems by Layli Long Soldier 2017 National Book Critics Circle Award Winner for Poetry 2018 PEN/Jean Stein Book Award Winner […]

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Buzzfeed’s “Amazing New Books You Need To Read This Spring” 2018

Buzzfeed’s “Amazing New Books You Need To Read This Spring” 2018

Poetry, essays, short stories… these Buzzfeed-recommended books will spring off your library’s shelves! WADE IN THE WATER by Tracy K. Smith US Poet Laureate Tracy K. Smith returns with WADE IN THE WATER, a new collection of poems that feels both timely and timeless. In lines that are as lyrical as they are wise (and […]

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