Friday Reads: Gerald Murnane

Friday Reads: Gerald Murnane

Happy Friday! We’ve got a double-dose of Gerald Murnane for our #FridayReads: BORDER DISTRICTS by Gerald Murnane A bittersweet farewell to the world and the word by the Australian master. “An old man ruminates on landscapes and houses, authors and religion, colored glass and memory in this drifting quasi-fiction. A fascinating, provocative…read; the stylistic tics […]

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Buzzfeed’s “Amazing New Books You Need To Read This Spring” 2018

Buzzfeed’s “Amazing New Books You Need To Read This Spring” 2018

Poetry, essays, short stories… these Buzzfeed-recommended books will spring off your library’s shelves! WADE IN THE WATER by Tracy K. Smith US Poet Laureate Tracy K. Smith returns with WADE IN THE WATER, a new collection of poems that feels both timely and timeless. In lines that are as lyrical as they are wise (and […]

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Our #LibFaves17 Picks

Our #LibFaves17 Picks

We enjoyed seeing so many of you participate in #LibFaves17 (thanks for making Jane Harper’s THE DRY an official 2017 Top Ten pick!). Now here are OUR #LibFaves17 picks (aka our 2017 “Recommended Reads” from the newsletter): Talia THE MAP THAT LEADS TO YOU by J.P. Monninger Also available in audio Finally, a book version […]

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NYTBR’s 10 Best Books of 2017 & Editor’s Picks

NYTBR’s 10 Best Books of 2017 & Editor’s Picks

HOORAY! Two nonfiction titles made the New York Times Book Review‘s “10 Best Books of 2017” list and five more (plus two honorable mentions) are New York Times Critics’ Top Books of 2017! LOCKING UP OUR OWN: Crime and Punishment in Black America by James Forman Jr. A former public defender in Washington, Forman has […]

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Library Journal’s Best Books of 2017

Library Journal’s Best Books of 2017

Library Journal’s Best Books of 2017 lists include 12 Macmillan titles: Top Ten Books of 2017 (full list) THE NINTH HOUR by Alice McDermott Mystery (full list) GLASS HOUSES by Louise Penny SF/Fantasy (full list) DOWN AMONG THE STICKS AND BONES by Seanan McGuire AUTONOMOUS by Annalee Newitz Thrillers (full list) THE LOST ORDER by […]

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Winter/Spring 2018 Indies Introduce & Kids’ Indie Next List Titles

Winter/Spring 2018 Indies Introduce & Kids’ Indie Next List Titles

The American Booksellers Association announced their Winter/Spring 2018 Indies Introduce selections (honoring the top upcoming debuts publishing between January and June 2018) and the Winter 2017–2018 Kids’ Indie Next List, including: Winter/Spring 2018 Indies Introduce Fiction A LUCKY MAN: Stories by Jamel Brinkley Available May 1, 2018 In the nine expansive, searching stories of A […]

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Kirkus Best Books of 2017 – Fiction

Kirkus Best Books of 2017 – Fiction

Kirkus Reviews announced their Best of 2017 Fiction lists which include 19 Macmillan titles: Best Fiction (full list) 4 3 2 1 by Paul Auster THE FIFTH ELEMENT by Jorgen Brekke MARLENA by Julie Buntin DUKE WITH BENEFITS by Manda Collins WALKAWAY by Cory Doctorow FRESH COMPLAINT by Jeffrey Eugenides A CAST OF VULTURES by […]

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Happy #BookBday (11/14/17 Edition)

Happy #BookBday (11/14/17 Edition)

SMILE! It’s your #BookBday! PROMISE ME, DAD: A Year of Hope, Hardship, and Purpose by Joe Biden The vice president pens a deeply moving memoir about the most challenging professional and personal year in which he lost his son to brain cancer. “The book is a backstage drama, honest, raw and rich in detail. People […]

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Happy #BookBday (11/7/17 Edition)

Happy #BookBday (11/7/17 Edition)

Today we wish a happy #BookBday to: A SELFIE AS BIG AS THE RITZ by Lara Williams Pushcart Prize-nominated Lara Williams’ debut story collection is a candid, wry, and deeply moving examination of young women navigating the road map to contemporary adulthood and middle age. “A cleverly written, bracing, and so-readable navigation of modern matters […]

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Happy Halloween 2017!

Happy Halloween 2017!

Happy Halloween everyone! No tricks here, just bookish treats: WHAT THE HELL DID I JUST READ by David Wong “Wong’s wildly mind-bending third installment (after THIS BOOK IS FULL OF SPIDERS) of the adventures of protagonist David Wong is filled with the humorous horror readers have come to expect. While the story gleefully wallows in […]

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