YA Spotlight (11/1/21)

In this YA Spotlight, we are wishing a happy #BookBday to a ground-breaking anthology sparking hope and dialogue, the return of Jessica Darling as she takes on her dream of living in New York City, and a swoon-worthy romcom celebrating body positivity. WILD TONGUES CAN’T BE TAMED: 15 Voices from the Latinx Diaspora ed. by […]

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Short Stories (10/21/21)

Today we’re spotlighting short stories with a collection on the relentless struggles against reality and the fight for survival in America, and hilarious, tough, and tender anecdotes defining the vulnerability of girlhood. MY MONTICELLO by Jocelyn Nicole Johnson 3 starred reviews and an Indie Next pick! “This fiction collection is an astonishing display of craftsmanship […]

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Powerful Women (10/20/21)

The world’s most famous living naturalist with an urgent exploration of hope + a novel of two women rediscovering themselves + an empowering celebration of Black culture + a retired judge’s memoir on the complexities of the American judicial system = this spotlight on powerful women. THE BOOK OF HOPE: A Survival Guide for Trying […]

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3 Stars for MY MONTICELLO

Jocelyn Nicole Johnson’s short story collection MY MONTICELLO–a formidable and wildly original debut–has received THREE starred reviews! “A sharp debut by a writer with wit and confidence.”–Kirkus Reviews, starred review “Johnson wrestles with questions of racial identity, post-racial society, and the legacies of slavery in her masterly debut collection… This incandescent work speaks not just […]

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Kirkus’ Must-Read Fiction for Fall 2021

Kirkus Reviews has picked their 19 Must-Read Fiction Books for Fall 2021, and we have four titles on the list! BEAUTIFUL WORLD, WHERE ARE YOU by Sally RooneyCROSSROADS by Jonathan FranzenFIGHT NIGHT by Miriam ToewsTODAY A WOMAN WENT MAD IN THE SUPERMARKET: Stories by Hilma Wolitzer […]

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Starred Review Round-Up (7/30/21)

We’re seeing stars! These titles all received multiple starred reviews: NEVER SAY YOU CAN’T SURVIVE by Charlie Jane AndersISBN 9781250800015 | on sale 8/17/21 “Let Anders introduce you to the imaginary friends whose stories need to be told; provide you with tools to defeat enemies like imposter syndrome; and show you the many varied lifelines […]

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Author Spotlight: Rosamunde Pilcher (7/27/21)

Beloved author Rosamunde Pilcher’s warm and compassionate stories of life and love touched readers around the world. This collection of enduring stories that have never before been published celebrates life’s journeys, transporting readers to another time and place. A PLACE LIKE HOME: Short Stories “A delightful collection of short stories that explore the myriad facets […]

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Register Now: Lounging in the Library

Registration is now open for the #librariansonly event of the summer–Lounging in the Library: an afternoon of authors in conversation…in their comfiest clothing! Outcasts and outlaws. Secrets and skeletons. Dancers, dangers, and divorce. Found families and fear. Join Library Journal and the Mac Lib team for this June 16 webinar as our authors take on […]

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Debut Spotlight (3/2/21)

This debut spotlight features a little something for everyone, including literary fiction, short stories, and contemporary romance! OF WOMEN AND SALT by Gabriela Garcia “Garcia’s dexterous debut chronicles the travails of a Cuban immigrant family. Carmen, a Cuban immigrant living in Miami, is worried about her daughter Jeanette’s addiction to drugs and alcohol…This riveting account […]

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Essays and Short Stories (2/24/21)

Today we are spotlighting short stories and essays with 14 stories about the depths of the human heart + essays exploring a senior federal judge’s take on the judiciary today. WILD SWIMS: Stories by Dorthe Nors “In this masterful collection of stories, Danish writer Nors (MIRROR, SHOULDER, SIGNAL, 2015) presents the lives of melancholy characters […]

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