Happy Monday, librarians! Here are a few links to kick off the week and some Fall debut highlights from Library Journal!
- Cory Doctorow, author, blogger, and activist, did an AMA (ask me anything) over on Reddit. Check it out!
- The Wall Street Journal reviewed Deborah Levy's SWIMMING HOME and Juan Pablo Villalobos's DOWN THE RABBIT HOLE. Read it here!
- And Barbara Hoffert put together a list of some "Fabulous Fall Firsts" in the October 1st issue of Library Journal. We were very excited to see some excellent Macmillan debuts on that list including:
THE CURSING MOMMY'S BOOK OF DAYS by Ian Frazier
"We can trust Macmillan director of library marketing Talia Sherer when she says that Franzier's first novel, based on his long-running New Yorker series, is really hilarious."
MR. PENUMBRA'S 24-HOUR BOOKSTORE by Robin Sloan
"Sought out by more librarians than any other Macmillan title at BEA or ALA..."
RU by Kim Thuy
"An immigrants life reimagined, this work won Canada's Governor General's Award."
CITY OF SAINTS by Andrew HUnt
"Set in the 1930s Salt Lake City and featuring country deputy Art Oveson, who's Mormon, this book won the 2011 Hillerman Prize."
THE WITCH OF BABYLON by D.J. McIntosh
"This first in the Mesopotamian Trilogy won the Crime Writers of Canada Arthur Elis Award for best unpublished novel, was short-listed for the CWA Debut Dagger Award, and was one of CNN's Six Enduring Historical Thrillers."
SACRIFICE FLY by Tim O'Mara
"Cop-turned-schoolmaster Raymond Donne, the game but conflicted hero of this 'resounding debut,' turns amateur sleuth whne one of his students disappears."
THE ACCOMPLICE by Charles Robbins
"Campaign-redy: bright-eyed politico Henry is compromised when working for a presidential hopeful."
CHINESE WHISKERS by Aiyar Pallavi
"A tale of two kitties."
THE HEAT OF THE SUN by David Rain
"What happened to the son of Madame Butterfly, Puccini's eponymous heroine."
WILDERNESS by Lance Weller
"From a winner of Glimmer Train's Short Story Award for New Writers, this debut features a Civil War veteran who finally returns home."
THIS CASE IS GONNA KILL ME by Phillipa Bornikova
"Strong storytelling, appealing charaters, and an intriguing setting."
IRONSKIN by Tina Connolly
"Connolly mixes up alternate history, fantasy, and gothic romance..."
THREE PARTS DEAD by Max Gladstone
"The story of a young necromancer who must bring a god back to life."
IN A FIX by Linda Grimes
A "fresh take on the genre."
STORMDANCER by Jay Kristoff
"A Publishers Weekly Pick of the Week and an LJ 'Books for Dudes' highlight."