Cuyahoga County Public Library Book Buzz Recap (11/18/20)

Today we presented some of our exciting upcoming Adult titles to Cuyahoga County Public Library. Check out what all the buzz was about with the title list below. Untitled Alex Michaelides | 9781250304452 | 6/1/21THE THERAPIST by B.A. Paris | 9781250274120 | 7/13/21SOMEBODY’S DAUGHTER: A Memoir by Ashley C. Ford | 9781250305978 | 6/1/21THE HUSBANDS […]

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Spring 2021 Adult Book Buzz

Check out some of the exciting books coming your way in Spring 2021! Untitled Alex Michaelides Novel | 9781250304452 | 6/1/21THE THERAPIST by B. A. Paris | 9781250274120 | 7/13/21SOMEBODY’S DAUGHTER: A Memoir by Ashley C. Ford | 9781250305978 | 6/1/21THE HUSBANDS by Chandler Baker | 9781250319517 | 6/29/21ONE LAST STOP by Casey McQuiston | […]

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Happy Women’s History Month/International Women’s Day 2018!

Happy Women’s History Month/International Women’s Day 2018!

March is Women’s History Month and today we celebrate International Women’s Day! Get inspired by our 2018 ALA Amelia Bloomer Project Book List titles (best feminist books): GIRLS MADE OF SNOW AND GLASS by Melissa Bashardoust DOWN AMONG THE STICKS AND BONES by Seanan McGuire A HOPE MORE POWERFUL THAN THE SEA by Melissa Fleming […]

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Kirkus Best Books of 2015 – Fiction

Kirkus Best Books of 2015 – Fiction

First, Publishers Weekly, then Library Journal, and now Kirkus Reviews announced their Best of 2015 Fiction lists which include 20 Macmillan titles: Best Fiction THE SELLOUT by Paul Beatty A MANUAL FOR CLEANING WOMEN by Lucia Berlin PURITY by Jonathan Franzen LAST RAGGED BREATH by Julia Keller THE DARK FOREST by Cixin Liu CRUCIFIXION CREEK […]

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Stars for AMERICAN INNOVATIONS

Stars for AMERICAN INNOVATIONS

Who doesn't love a good short story collection? They're entertaining and easy to read when you don't have much time. They're like the 100 calorie snack packs of reading! 

We've got a good one for you: AMERICAN INNOVATIONS by Rivka Galchen. A “20 Under 40” writer for The New Yorker and recipient of several prizes and awards, Galchen's witty and lyrical collection has received three starred reviews and has a great media line-up:  

“Coming eight years after her widely acclaimed debut, ATMOSPHERIC DISTURBANCES, Galchen dips further into the dazzlingly disorienting. These stories balance on the surreal, striking the borders of the logical and the hypothetical. With her second book, Galchen continues to secure a place for herself among today’s great prose stylists.”
Publishers Weekly, starred & boxed review

“These are literary short stories, but there’s a detective lurking in their author, who peels back fine layers of life with close observation to uncover clues about the physics of daily living and how we process the world. Galchen’s stories feel remarkably believable, despite their suggestion of alternate worlds and lives. This is a collection to read and keep on the bookshelf. It will stand the test of time.”
Kirkus Reviews, starred review, plus May cover photo feature

“The problem with the stories in this clever, urbane, and sometimes surreal collection from the author of the breakout novel ATMOSPHERIC DISTURBANCES is that there are only ten of them.” Library Journal, starred review

“Rivka Galchen’s second book—a series of playful, irreverent short stories—showcases her surrealist imagination, while also riffing on canonical tales.”
The Wall Street Journal Magazine

“...spectral, demanding stories from a brilliant young writer.” — Elle Magazine

AMERICAN INNOVATIONS marks a sharp step forward for American short stories… Galchen writes with a glorious and gentle lyricism, her sentences clear and sharp in their tracings of the world’s complexity. Her stories shine a light on hidden thoughts and desires, offering up unimagined possibilities for grace as her characters spin through their quiet lives.” — The Last Magazine

Upcoming reviews and feature coverage:
The New York Times Sunday Styles section, “Under the Influence” series interview
Harper's Bazaar review
Marie Claire review
GQ review
Vanity Fair review
The Washington Post review
The Los Angeles Times review
Mother Jones feature
Paris Review Daily featured Q&A

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