Debut Spotlight (12/1/21)

Today we are spotlighting December’s wonderful debuts with a darkly funny story about an Indian-American family struggling with deeply buried secrets and a captivating exploration of the complexities of female friendship and the dark drive towards perfection in the world of ballet. TELL ME HOW TO BE by Neel Patel “Patel skillfully maneuvers through the […]

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LJ’s Best Debuts Winter 2022

Library Journal thinks these Winter 2022 debuts should be on your radar! OLGA DIES DREAMING by Xochitl Gonzalez“Olga Acevedo is a wedding planner to New York’s rich and powerful, brother Pedro (‘Prieto’) serves their gentrifying Latinx neighborhood as congressman, and all’s well until the activist mother who deserted them crashes back into their lives. Ambitious […]

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December 2021 LibraryReads List

You voted, they counted, and THE BALLERINAS by Rachel Kapelke-Dale is the #1 LibraryReads Pick for December 2021! THE BALLERINAS by Rachel Kapelke-DaleISBN 9781250274236 | on sale 12/7/21 “Kapelke-Dale nicely explores the power of female friendship, a woman’s relationship with her body, and what it truly means to be seen.”–Publishers Weekly “…the novel is an […]

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Sneak Peek: December 2021 Indie Next List

The December 2021 Indie Next list features 3 Macmillan titles! THE BALLERINAS by Rachel Kapelke-DaleISBN 9781250274236 | on sale 12/7/21 “…the novel is an unqualified success at portraying the demanding lives of ballerinas and of the men who, for better or worse, inhabit the ballet world. With its look behind the scenes of the ballet […]

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Booklist Debut Authors, Debut Titles Webinar Recap (11/2/21)

We hope you all enjoyed hearing about our amazing debut titles at today’s Booklist webinar! In case you need a refresher or missed out on the fun, check out everything we presented below, and click here for an archived video. FOUR TREASURES OF THE SKY by Jenny Tinghui Zhang | 9781250811783 | 4/5/2022OLGA DIES DREAMING […]

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For Your Consideration: December 2021 LibraryReads Titles

Download, read, and vote for your favorite December titles for the December 2021 LibraryReads list! Votes due November 1! THE BALLERINAS by Rachel Kapelke-DaleISBN 9781250274236 | on sale 12/7/21Download on Edelweiss or NetGalley DARE ME meets Black Swan and LUCKIEST GIRL ALIVE in a captivating, voice-driven debut novel about a trio of ballerinas who meet […]

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Mac Lib From Home Round-Up (7/8/21)

Welcome to Mac Lib From Home, our fun-sized buzz series from our homes to yours! Dare Me meets Black Swan and Luckiest Girl Alive in Rachel Kapelke-Dale’s captivating debut novel about a trio of ballerinas who meet as students at the Paris Opera Ballet School, THE BALLERINAS. Watch Talia’s full video here. Two people find […]

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Sacramento Library Book Buzz Recap (6/30/21)

Take a peek at all the exciting titles we presented in today’s Sacramento Library Book Buzz. APPLES NEVER FALL by Liane Moriarty | 9781250220257 | 9/14/21 THE MADNESS OF CROWDS by Louise Penny | 9781250145260 | 8/24/21 BEAUTIFUL WORLD, WHERE ARE YOU by Sally Rooney | 9780374602604 | 9/7/21 THREE SISTERS by Heather Morris | […]

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The Debut Review: 20 Questions With Rachel Kapelke-Dale (6/29/21)

In this Debut Review, Rachel Kapelke-Dale joins us to answer our 20 burning questions about Paris, ballet, guilty pleasure TV, and much more.  But first, let’s dive a little deeper into her daring, twisty, and graceful debut, THE BALLERINAS. Delphine, Lindsay, and Margaux were best friends and ballerinas with a secret. Fourteen years after they […]

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Booklist Read ‘n Rave 2021

The librarians in Booklist‘s Read ‘n Rave event today talked about so many books! Check out the Macmillan titles they’re looking forward to below (and you can see the full list here + watch the replay here). THE BALLERINAS by Rachel Kapelke-Dale | 9781250274236 | 12/7/21CHASING ME TO MY GRAVE: An Artist’s Memoir of the […]

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