Starred Review Round-Up (8/9/22)

We’re seeing stars! These titles all received multiple starred reviews: LITTLE EVE by Catriona Ward9781250812650 | 10/11/22 “Ward works in so many motifs—Bible resonances, colonialism, science versus faith, and the pall of war, to name just a few—that the play of imagery is as engrossing as the plot twists, making this a rewarding outing from […]

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Starred Review Round-Up (3/16/22)

We’re seeing stars! These titles all received multiple starred reviews: FOUR TREASURES OF THE SKY by Jenny Tinghui ZhangISBN 9781250811783 | on sale 4/5/22 An Indie Next pick! “Zhang delves into the history of violence and prejudice against Chinese people in the U.S. with her debut, a lyrical and sweeping Bildungsroman…The result is fierce and […]

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Starred Review Round-Up (2/1/22)

We’re seeing stars! These titles all received multiple starred reviews: THE KAIJU PRESERVATION SOCIETY by John ScalziISBN 9780765389121 | on sale 3/15/22 “A more ethical Jurassic Park meets the camaraderie of Parks and Recreation in this wonderfully witty and refreshingly earnest adventure yarn from Hugo Award winner Scalzi (REDSHIRTS)…equally lighthearted and grounded—and sure to delight.”–Publishers […]

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Q&A with Jessica Nordell

In THE END OF BIAS: A Beginning: The Science and Practice of Overcoming Unconscious Bias, author Jessica Nordell uncovers the unconscious bias in our everyday lives and shows how we can begin to remake ourselves and our world. But today she’s joined us to share about her connection to libraries! I understand you wrote a […]

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Fall 2021 Drop-In: THE VACCINE

This Fall, the dramatic story of the married scientists who founded BioNTech and developed the first vaccine against the COVID-19 pandemic will be told in THE VACCINE: Inside the Race to Conquer the COVID-19 Pandemic. Written by Financial Times journalist Joe Miller with contributions from Dr. Sahin and Dr. Türeci–BioNTech founders and first to produce […]

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Spotlight on Science (4/21/21)

A curious tour of the universe + a novel about the nature of memory and confronting trauma + a scientific approach to the use of subtraction + an examination of influential ideas and the science that supports them = this spotlight on science. GENESIS: The Story of How Everything Began by Guido Tonelli 3 starred […]

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Nature and Animals (8/27/20)

A scientist tracks an elusive owl in eastern Russia + a world where animals deal with an all-too-familiar human landscape = today’s nature and animals round-up. OWLS OF THE EASTERN ICE: A Quest to Find and Save the World’s Largest Owl by Jonathan C. Slaght 2 starred reviews! “An American scientist chronicles his travels through […]

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Nonfiction Round-Up (2/5/20)

The making of a modern American cinematic masterpiece, the electrifying works of literature that shaped a beloved writer’s life, research into the root causes of illness, and a funny and honest guide with a celebrity OB-GYN–all in today’s nonfiction round-up. THE BIG GOODBYE: Chinatown and the Last Years of Hollywood by Sam Wasson 2 starred […]

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2020 PEN America Literary Award Longlist

Congrats to Macmillan’s PEN America Literary Award longlisters! PEN/Hemingway Award for Debut Novel STAY AND FIGHT by Madeline ffitch PEN Open Book Award MY TIME AMONG THE WHITES: Notes from an Unfinished Education by Jennine Capó Crucet BE RECORDER: Poems by Carmen Giménez Smith PEN/Diamondstein-Spielvodel Award for the Art of the Essay ESSAYS ONE by […]

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Nonfiction Round-Up (12/11/19)

Nonfiction Round-Up (12/11/19)

The science behind long-term weight loss + Socialism for the skeptics + the true story of the Soviet intelligence operative nicknamed “the spy to end spies” = today’s nonfiction round-up. HOW NOT TO DIET: The Groundbreaking Science of Healthy, Permanent Weight Loss by Michael Greger Included in Publishers Weekly’s Fall 2019 Announcements! Discover the cutting-edge […]

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