Kirkus Reviews Best Books of 2020

Kirkus Reviews includes 37 Macmillan titles in their Best Books of 2020! Fiction PIRANESI by Susanna ClarkeCLEANNESS by Garth GreenwellMASTER OF POISONS by Andrea HairstonBEOWULF: A NEW TRANSLATION by Maria Dahvana HeadleyTROUBLE THE SAINTS by Alaya Dawn JohnsonLUSTER by Raven LeilaniTHE MIRROR & THE LIGHT by Hilary MantelALL THE DEVILS ARE HERE by Louise PennyTHE […]

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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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Amazon Best Books of 2020 So Far

The tastemakers at Amazon have picked the Best Books of 2020 So Far, and here are the Macmillan titles that made the list! Top 20 SIGH, GONE: A Misfit’s Memoir of Great Books, Punk Rock, and the Fight to Fit In by Phuc TranOONA OUT OF ORDER by Margarita MontimoreTHE JANE AUSTEN SOCIETY by Natalie […]

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Extra! Extra!: April Book News

HERE ARE THE HEADLINES YOU MAY HAVE MISSED THIS MONTH. Universal has picked up the film rights to Tracy Wolff’s YA vampire novel CRAVE. The Aurora Teagarden Mysteries (based on the Charlaine Harris novels) are coming to Hallmark in May. Grantchester, season 5 gets a trailer. It premieres on June 21 on PBS.  People features […]

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LJ Winter/Spring 2020 Best Debut Novels

Library Journal‘s Best Debuts of Winter/Spring 2020 include these Macmillan titles! THE CACTUS LEAGUE by Emily Nemens, ISBN 9780374117948, on sale nowSHARKS IN THE TIME OF SAVIORS by Kawai Strong Washburn, ISBN 9780374272081, on sale nowTHE OTHER BENNET SISTER by Janice Hadlow, ISBN 9781250129413, on sale 3/31/20OONA OUT OF ORDER by Margarita Montimore, ISBN 9781250236609, […]

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Genre For All Presents: Kawai Strong Washburn and SHARKS IN THE TIME OF SAVIORS

A young family is vacationing when their seven-year-old son falls overboard (which is seriously worst nightmare material)–that is, until a shark appears, cradling the child in its jaws and delivering him safely back to his family. Now the family thinks that everything is turning around for them–they’re clearly favored by the ancient Hawaiian gods–and everyone […]

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Maximum Shelf: SHARKS IN THE TIME OF SAVIORS (3/4/20)

Today’s Shelf Awareness Maximum Shelf pick is Kawai Strong Washburn’s groundbreaking debut novel that folds the legends of Hawaiian gods into an engrossing family saga, SHARKS IN THE TIME OF SAVIORS. In 1995 Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, on a rare family vacation, seven-year-old Nainoa Flores falls overboard a cruise ship into the Pacific Ocean. When a shiver […]

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Starred Review Round-Up (2/20/20)

We’re seeing stars! These titles all received multiple starred reviews: SHARKS IN THE TIME OF SAVIORS by Kawai Strong Washburn “Striking style, memorable characters, and a believably miraculous premise add up to a beautifully crafted first novel.”–Kirkus Reviews, starred review “A more than noteworthy first foray into contemporary fiction by Hawaiian native Washburn.”–Library Journal, starred […]

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Sneak Peek: March 2020 Indie Next List

The March 2020 Indie Next list features 5 Macmillan titles! A GOOD NEIGHBORHOOD by Therese Anne Fowler 2 starred reviews! “Traversing topics of love, race, and class, this emotionally complex novel speaks to—and may reverberate beyond—our troubled times.”–Kirkus Reviews, starred review “Fowler skillfully renders her characters and their experiences into an unforgettable, heartbreaking story.”–Library Journal, […]

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For Your Consideration: March 2020 LibraryReads Titles

Download, read, and vote for your favorite March titles for the March 2020 LibraryReads list! Votes due February 1! A GOOD NEIGHBORHOOD by Therese Anne Fowler A stunning page-turner about two very different families living side by side in an idyllic neighborhood – and the summer that changes their lives forever. 2 starred reviews! “Traversing […]

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