February is Black History Month

February is Black History Month

It’s a leap year, so we’ve got an extra day to celebrate Black History Month! We’ve put together an Edelweiss collection of 150+ titles (History! Biography! Fiction! Culture!) to help you with collection development. Here are some highlights: Nonfiction BLACK MAN IN A WHITE COAT by Damon Tweedy PRINCE OF DARKNESS: The Untold Story of Jeremiah […]

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2015 National Book Critics Circle Awards Finalists

2015 National Book Critics Circle Awards Finalists

The National Book Critics Circle announced the finalists for their best books of 2015, including these seven Macmillan titles: Fiction THE SELLOUT by Paul Beatty General Nonfiction GIVE US THE BALLOT by Ari Berman DREAMLAND by Sam Quinones WHAT THE EYE HEARS: A History of Tap Dancing, by Brian Seibert Autobiography THE ODD WOMAN AND […]

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Our 2016 YALSA & RUSA Award Winners!

Our 2016 YALSA & RUSA Award Winners!

Congrats to all of the amazing Macmillan authors who won awards or were selected for YALSA and RUSA’s various reading lists this year! 2016 Alex Awards (the 10 best adult books that appeal to teen audiences): BONES & ALL by Camille De Angelis FUTURISTIC VIOLENCE AND FANCY SUITS by David Wong HUMANS OF NEW YORK: […]

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Chicago Public Library’s 2015 Best of the Best Books

Chicago Public Library’s 2015 Best of the Best Books

We’ve got 14 books on Chicago Public Library’s 2015 Best of the Best list! Selected by a team of CPL librarians, the list represents the year’s most outstanding titles, books of exceptional quality for a diverse, city-wide readership. Fiction A DARKER SHADE OF MAGIC by V.E. Schwab JADE DRAGON MOUNTAIN by Elsa Hart A MANUAL […]

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FSG Dominates the NYTBR Top 10 Books of 2015 List!

FSG Dominates the NYTBR Top 10 Books of 2015 List!

Earlier this week we told you about the New York Times Notable Books of 2015, but today the New York Times Book Review unveiled their 10 Best Books of 2015 and 4 of them are published by Farrar, Straus & Giroux! A MANUAL FOR CLEANING WOMEN: Selected Stories by Lucia Berlin Berlin, who died in […]

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New York Times Notable Books of 2015

New York Times Notable Books of 2015

The gray lady picked 20 Macmillan titles: Fiction & Poetry THE BEAUTIFUL BUREAUCRAT by Helen Phillips An administrative worker’s experiences pose existential questions in Phillips’s riveting, drolly surreal debut novel. CITIZEN: An American Lyric by Claudia Rankine A meditation, in prose poems, images and essays, on what it means to be black in our racially […]

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Kirkus Best Books of 2015 – Fiction

Kirkus Best Books of 2015 – Fiction

First, Publishers Weekly, then Library Journal, and now Kirkus Reviews announced their Best of 2015 Fiction lists which include 20 Macmillan titles: Best Fiction THE SELLOUT by Paul Beatty A MANUAL FOR CLEANING WOMEN by Lucia Berlin PURITY by Jonathan Franzen LAST RAGGED BREATH by Julia Keller THE DARK FOREST by Cixin Liu CRUCIFIXION CREEK […]

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PW Best Books of 2015

PW Best Books of 2015

We’re barely into November, yet signs of the year-end are already here: Starbucks busted out the red cups and Publishers Weekly is first out of the gate with their Best Books of 2015 list. Here are the Macmillan gems that made the cut: Top 10 IMPERIUM by Christian Kracht THE ARGONAUTS by Maggie Nelson Fiction […]

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Three Stars for Paul Beatty’s THE SELLOUT

Three Stars for Paul Beatty’s THE SELLOUT

“Beatty, author of the deservedly highly praised THE WHITE BOY SHUFFLE (1996), here outdoes himself and possibly everybody else in a send-up of race, popular culture, and politics in today’s America . . . Beatty hits on all cylinders in a darkly funny, dead-on-target, elegantly written satire . . . [THE SELLOUT] is frequently laugh-out-loud […]

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It’s a Two Star Parade!

It’s a Two Star Parade!

Welcome back to Monday, dear librarians!  We’re thrilled to share with you 6 Winter 2015  Macmilan titles that have already recieved 2 starred reviews! Add them to your shelves today! AMONG THIEVES by John Clarkson “With crisp prose, masterful plotting, and building suspense, this is a real treat for fans of gritty crime fiction, who […]

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