#PubDay (2/12/19)

#PubDay (2/12/19)

SO MANY STARS in today’s #pubday… the sky is jealous! THE NIGHT TIGER by Yangsze Choo Three starred reviews! A Nancy Pearl favorite! “Choo weaves her research in with a feather-light touch, and readers will be so caught up in the natural and supernatural intrigue that the serious themes here about colonialism and power dynamics, […]

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2019 PEN America Literary Award Finalists

2019 PEN America Literary Award Finalists

Macmillan has TEN finalists for the 2019 PEN American Literacy Awards! PEN/ROBERT W. BINGHAM PRIZE FOR DEBUT SHORT STORY COLLECTIONA LUCKY MAN: Stories by Jamel Brinkley HALF GODS by Akil Kumarasamy PEN/HEMINGWAY AWARD FOR A DEBUT NOVELSEVERANCE by Ling Ma PEN OPEN BOOK AWARDEYE LEVEL: Poems by Jenny Xie PEN TRANSLATION PRIZENEVADA DAYS by Bernardo […]

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Short Story Feature + Stars for RAG and INSTRUCTIONS FOR A FUNERAL

Short Story Feature + Stars for RAG and INSTRUCTIONS FOR A FUNERAL

Today we celebrate the bite-size wonder of short stories with a feature on four incredible collections. MOTHERS: Stories by Chris PowerPeopled by men and women who find themselves at crossroads or dead ends, these stories evoke the magic and despair of the essential human longing for purpose. “Power’s wide-ranging debut is confident, complex, bizarre, poignant, […]

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New York Times Critics’ Top Books of 2018

New York Times Critics’ Top Books of 2018

Another day, another favorites list! Read on for the Times’s staff critics’ choices of the best fiction and nonfiction books of 2018.  EVENING IN PARADISE: More Stories by Lucia Berlin KUDOS by Rachel Cusk MOTHERHOOD by Sheila Heti NINETY-NINE GLIMPSES OF PRINCESS MARGARET by Craig Brown AMITY AND PROSPERITY: One Family and the Fracturing of […]

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Library Journal’s Best Books of 2018

Library Journal’s Best Books of 2018

The year-end best-of lists are still rolling in, and now we’re proud to announce that Library Journal‘s Best Books of 2018 includes 21 Macmillan titles: Crime Fiction A DEATH OF NO IMPORTANCE by Mariah Fredericks Graphic Novels WOMAN WORLD by Aminder Dhaliwal SABRINA by Nick Drnaso BERLIN by Jason Lutes Horror THE MERRY SPINSTER: Tales […]

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#PubDay 11/20/18

#PubDay 11/20/18

A magical bomb squad, an expansive historical drama, a love letter to turtles, and eerie short stories–happy #bookbday! CITY OF BROKEN MAGIC: Chronicles of Amicae (Volume 1) by Mirah Bolender  This fast-paced, adventure fantasy debut features a bomb squad that defuses magic weapons of a long forgotten war and the only team member standing between […]

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Author Spotlight: Lucia Berlin (1936-2004)

Author Spotlight: Lucia Berlin (1936-2004)

Short-story master and literary sensation! WELCOME HOME: A Memoir with Selected Photographs and Letters  Before Lucia Berlin died, she was working on a book of previously unpublished autobiographical sketches called WELCOME HOME. The work consisted of more than twenty chapters that started in 1936 in Alaska and ended (prematurely) in 1966 in southern Mexico. From […]

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Max Shelf: Celadon Books

Max Shelf: Celadon Books

Today’s dedicated issue of Shelf Awareness gives a warm welcome to Celadon Books, Macmillan’s new imprint headed up by Jamie Raab and Deb Futter that will publish 20-24 books a year in fiction and nonfiction with commercial potential and literary merit, beginning in 2019. Their motto is “Celadon Books… Time Well Spent.” Both Raab and […]

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Most Anticipated Books of Fall 2018

Most Anticipated Books of Fall 2018

Here are the most anticipated books of Fall 2018, according to major media: People Magazine —“The Best Books of Fall” NINE PERFECT STRANGERS by Liane Moriarty Also available in audio In the BIG LITTLE LIES author’s latest, guests gather at a wellness resort for a life-changing experience, but things are not as they appear. A […]

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September 2018 Stars!

September 2018 Stars!

We’re seeing stars for these forthcoming new books: EVENING IN PARADISE: More Stories by Lucia Berlin “Wonderful… Berlin’s writing achieves a dreamy, delightful effect as it provides a look back through time. This collection should further bolster Berlin’s reputation as one of the strongest short story writers of the 20th century.” — Publishers Weekly, starred […]

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