PW Best Books of 2021

Announcing the Publishers Weekly Best Books of 2021! Top 10 SECOND PLACE by Rachel CuskDIRTY WORK: Essential Jobs and the Hidden Toll of Inequality in America by Eyal PressSOMEBODY’S DAUGHTER: A Memoir by Ashley C. Ford Fiction CROSSROADS by Jonathan FranzenDEAR MISS METROPOLITAN by Carolyn FerrellOUTLAWED by Anna North Mystery/Thriller THE PHOTOGRAPHER by Mary Dixie […]

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The Debut Review: A FLICKER IN THE DARK by Stacy Willingham (8/12/21)

Debut author Stacy Willingham has written a masterful and lyrical thriller that is compelling to the very last word. Everyone in our department loved A FLICKER IN THE DARK so much, we even named it our unofficial seasonal staff pick! With an unforgettable main character, twists around every corner, and a moving family subplot, this […]

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Vote Now in Fallon Summer Reads 2021!

Three Macmillan titles are up for your votes to be chosen as The Tonight Show‘s Fallon Summer Reads pick–vote now! Check out the title announcement here, and make sure to submit your votes by Sunday, July 18th! Macmillan titles up for consideration: THE PLOT by Jean Hanff KorelitzRAZORBLADE TEARS by S.A. CosbyONE LAST STOP by […]

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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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PW’s Best Summer Reads 2021

Publishers Weekly picked the Summer 2021 books that should be on your radar: Staff Picks BIG VAPE: The Incendiary Rise of Juul by Jamie DucharmeDOUBLE BLIND by Edward St. AubynTHE MAIDENS by Alex MichaelidesA MASTER OF DJINN by P. Djèlí ClarkMY BEGGING CHART by Keiler RobertsSOMEBODY’S DAUGHTER: A Memoir by Ashley C. Ford Fiction SECOND […]

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Books about Books (5/11/21)

Today we’re talking books about books with an MFA professor and a plot that’s too good to give up and a British novelist finding out whether some stories are too dangerous to tell. THE PLOT by Jean Hanff Korelitz An Indie Next pick! “Deep character development, an impressively thick tapestry of intertwining story lines, and […]

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Sneak Peek: May 2021 Indie Next List

The May 2021 Indie Next list features 5 Macmillan titles! THE PLOT by Jean Hanff KorelitzISBN 9781250790767, on sale 5/11/21 “Deep character development, an impressively thick tapestry of intertwining story lines, and a candid glimpse into the publishing business make this a page-turner of the highest order. Korelitz deserves acclaim for her own perfect plot.”–Publishers […]

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Happy Half Hour (3/22/21)

This Happy Half Hour, we are talking about a story that is too good not to steal, a photographer editing herself into a perfect family, a YA love story of self-discovery, and an ode to the dazzling life of the world’s first feminist. THE PLOT by Jean Hanff Korelitz | 9781250790767 |5/11/21 THE PHOTOGRAPHER by […]

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Mac Lib From Home Round-Up (3/4/21)

Welcome to Mac Lib From Home, our fun-sized buzz series from our homes to yours! Ashley C. Ford shares a poignant coming-of-age memoir of growing up a poor Black girl and battling her body and her environment in SOMEBODY’S DAUGHTER. Watch Talia’s full video here. An MFA professor receives international acclaim—followed by mysterious threatening messages—after […]

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For Your Consideration: May 2021 LibraryReads Titles

Download, read, and vote for your favorite May titles for the May 2021 LibraryReads list! Votes due April 1! ARIADNE by Jennifer SaintISBN 9781250773586, on sale 5/4/21 “Saint’s enchanting debut retells the myth of the minotaur through the eyes of Ariadne, daughter of King Minos of Crete… Saint expertly highlights how often the women of […]

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