Kirkus Best Fiction of 2021

Feast your eyes on Kirkus‘ Best Fiction of 2021! LIGHT FROM UNCOMMON STARS by Ryka AokiDESTROYER OF LIGHT by Jennifer Marie BrissettRAZORBLADE TEARS by S.A. CosbySECOND PLACE by Rachel CuskTHE TWILIGHT ZONE by Nona FernándezCROSSROADS by Jonathan FranzenEVERYONE KNOWS YOUR MOTHER IS A WITCH by Rivka GalchenZORRIE by Laird HuntMY MONTICELLO by Jocelyn Nicole JohnsonTHE […]

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Extra! Extra!: September 2021 Book News

HERE ARE THE HEADLINES YOU MAY HAVE MISSED THIS MONTH. Jonathan Franzen is taking a more compassionate stance toward his characters—and himself, he tells the Wall Street Journal. NPR talks MISFITS by Michaela Coel, INTO THE FOREST by Rebecca Frankel, ON FREEDOM by Maggie Nelson, CIVILIZATIONS by Laurent Binet, BEAUTIFUL WORLD, WHERE ARE YOU by […]

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Extra! Extra!: August 2021 Book News

HERE ARE THE HEADLINES YOU MAY HAVE MISSED THIS MONTH. The New York Times takes a look at Tracey Lange’s WE ARE THE BRENNANS and Oliver Burkeman’s FOUR THOUSAND WEEKS.  NPR talks DIRTY WORK. George Packer tells us what the pandemic exposed about America. RAZORBLADE TEARS has found its screenwriter. WAYWARD CHILDREN and the Capital […]

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Cosby Wins the Barry, the Macavity, & the Anthony!

HUGE congratulations are in order for S.A. Cosby and BLACKTOP WASTELAND for winning the Barry Award, the Macavity Award, and the Anthony Award for Best Novel! More praise for BLACKTOP WASTELAND: A Library Journal Best Book of 2020; a Chicago Public Library Best Book of 2020; a Booklist 2020 Editors’ Choice; a TLA Lariat List […]

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Vote Now in Fallon Summer Reads 2021!

Three Macmillan titles are up for your votes to be chosen as The Tonight Show‘s Fallon Summer Reads pick–vote now! Check out the title announcement here, and make sure to submit your votes by Sunday, July 18th! Macmillan titles up for consideration: THE PLOT by Jean Hanff KorelitzRAZORBLADE TEARS by S.A. CosbyONE LAST STOP by […]

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Thriller Thursday (7/8/21)

This adventure-filled thriller Thursday features a black father and white father on a crusade for revenge and Chet the dog helping a scared young woman with a secret. RAZORBLADE TEARS by S.A. Cosby 3 starred reviews! “His story of fathers and sons, of men learning to respect others’ lives, has an unexpected depth for such […]

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3 Stars for RAZORBLADE TEARS

RAZORBLADE TEARS, S.A. Cosby’s provocative and fast-paced story of bloody retribution and redemption, has THREE starred reviews! “Few novels marry tough and tender, head-banging and coming-of-age, as seamlessly as this one does, but that’s no surprise from a supremely talented writer who keeps getting better.“–Booklist, starred review “A lean, mean crime story about two bereaved […]

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2021 Macavity Award Nominees

Congratulations to Macmillan’s 2021 Macavity Award nominees! Best Mystery Novel BLACKTOP WASTELAND by S.A. CosbyALL THE DEVILS ARE HERE by Louise Penny Best First Mystery MURDER IN OLD BOMBAY by Nev March Sue Feder Memorial Award for Best Historical Mystery THE CABINETS OF BARNABY MAYNE by Elsa Hart […]

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Starred Review Round-Up (6/1/21)

We’re seeing stars! These titles all received multiple starred reviews: UNTIL PROVEN SAFE: The History and Future of Quarantine by Nicola Twilley and Geoff ManaughISBN 9780374126582 | on sale 7/20/21 “This thoughtful study couldn’t arrive at a better moment.”–Publishers Weekly, starred review “An infectiously appealing overview of efforts to contain the potentially infectious.”–Kirkus Reviews, starred […]

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2021 Anthony Award Nominees

Congrats to Macmillan’s 2021 Anthony Award Nominees! Best Hardcover Novel BLACKTOP WASTELAND by S.A. CosbyLITTLE SECRETS by Jennifer HillierAND NOW SHE’S GONE by Rachel Howzell HallTHE FIRST TO LIE by Hank Phillippi Ryan Best First Novel MURDER IN OLD BOMBAY by Nev March Best Paperback Original THE FATE OF A FLAPPER by Susanna Calkins […]

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