Staff Picks Happy Hour (6/29/20)

You’re cordially invited to join our Mac Lib Staff Picks Happy Hour! Grab your beverage of choice, find your favorite chair/porch spot, and let’s talk BOOKS! SECRET NIGHTS WITH A COWBOY by Caitlin CrewsISBN 9781250625496, on sale 12/1/20 After Rae Trujillo’s disastrous marriage to her high school sweetheart ended about as badly as it could, […]

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New E-galleys (5/11/20)

Hello e-galley readers! Check out some of the exciting e-galleys that were added to Edelweiss last week for your downloading pleasure: STORIES FROM SUFFRAGETTE CITY: Stories of a Fine and Proper Nuisance, edited by M.J. Rose and Fiona Davis STORIES FROM SUFFRAGETTE CITY is a collection of short stories from the leading voices in historical […]

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For Your Consideration: July 2019 LibraryReads Titles

For Your Consideration: July 2019 LibraryReads Titles

Download, read, and vote for your favorite July 2019 titles for the July 2019 LibraryReads list! Votes due June 1! BETHLEHEM by Karen Kelly With the writing chops of Ian McEwan and the storytelling of Lisa Wingate, “a haunting debut” about two intertwined families and the secrets they’ve kept buried during the steel boom in […]

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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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Happy Belated #BookBday (3/16/16 Edition)

Happy Belated #BookBday (3/16/16 Edition)

Fun fact: all four of these new literary books have *starred* reviews! SHELTER by Jung Yun An April 2016 Indie Next pick & a BN Discover Great New Writers selection! Yun’s intense debut novel weaves a bloody mystery with domestic drama into a layered portrait of race, class, money, marriage and more. “Like Celeste Ng’s superlauded best seller, […]

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Stars for AMERICAN INNOVATIONS

Stars for AMERICAN INNOVATIONS

Who doesn't love a good short story collection? They're entertaining and easy to read when you don't have much time. They're like the 100 calorie snack packs of reading! 

We've got a good one for you: AMERICAN INNOVATIONS by Rivka Galchen. A “20 Under 40” writer for The New Yorker and recipient of several prizes and awards, Galchen's witty and lyrical collection has received three starred reviews and has a great media line-up:  

“Coming eight years after her widely acclaimed debut, ATMOSPHERIC DISTURBANCES, Galchen dips further into the dazzlingly disorienting. These stories balance on the surreal, striking the borders of the logical and the hypothetical. With her second book, Galchen continues to secure a place for herself among today’s great prose stylists.”
Publishers Weekly, starred & boxed review

“These are literary short stories, but there’s a detective lurking in their author, who peels back fine layers of life with close observation to uncover clues about the physics of daily living and how we process the world. Galchen’s stories feel remarkably believable, despite their suggestion of alternate worlds and lives. This is a collection to read and keep on the bookshelf. It will stand the test of time.”
Kirkus Reviews, starred review, plus May cover photo feature

“The problem with the stories in this clever, urbane, and sometimes surreal collection from the author of the breakout novel ATMOSPHERIC DISTURBANCES is that there are only ten of them.” Library Journal, starred review

“Rivka Galchen’s second book—a series of playful, irreverent short stories—showcases her surrealist imagination, while also riffing on canonical tales.”
The Wall Street Journal Magazine

“...spectral, demanding stories from a brilliant young writer.” — Elle Magazine

AMERICAN INNOVATIONS marks a sharp step forward for American short stories… Galchen writes with a glorious and gentle lyricism, her sentences clear and sharp in their tracings of the world’s complexity. Her stories shine a light on hidden thoughts and desires, offering up unimagined possibilities for grace as her characters spin through their quiet lives.” — The Last Magazine

Upcoming reviews and feature coverage:
The New York Times Sunday Styles section, “Under the Influence” series interview
Harper's Bazaar review
Marie Claire review
GQ review
Vanity Fair review
The Washington Post review
The Los Angeles Times review
Mother Jones feature
Paris Review Daily featured Q&A

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