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2014 Community Reads Recommendations

FYE 2014 catalogAlthough our Academic Marketing division created the “Books for the First-Year Experience” for colleges and universities, we strongly believe that the titles featured in this catalog foster the sort of discussion and self-reflection that make library-led, city-wide reading programs so memorable.

The updated catalog for 2014 is now available and features titles such as
RADIANCE OF TOMORROW by Ishmael Beah
MEN WE REAPED by Jesmyn Ward
THE UNWINDING by George Packer
WHAT MONEY CAN'T BUY by Michael Sandel
THE SUBMISSION by Amy Waldman

For more information about these books and other FYE titles, please visit the interactive website or download the catalog as a PDF.
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9/11: Twelve Years Later

Today is a painful day in our national history as we remember the tragic events of 9/11. There is a saying that "time heals all wounds" and while the truth of that statement may be up for debate, we can agree that time brings us insight and knowledge:

102 MINUTES: The Untold Story of the Fight to Survive Inside the Twin Towers
by Jim Dwyer and Kevin Flynn

At 8:46 am on September 11, 2001, 14,000 people were inside the twin towers. Over the next 102 minutes, each would become part of a drama for the ages. Drawing on hundreds of interviews with rescuers and survivors, thousands of pages of oral histories, and countless phone, e-mail, and emergency radio transcripts, New York Times reporters Jim Dwyer and Kevin Flynn tell the story of September 11 from the inside looking out.


A HISTORY OF THE WORLD SINCE 9/11: Disaster, Deception and Destruction in the War on Terror
by Dominic Streatfeild


Acclaimed author and journalist Dominic Streatfeild traveled across the world for years in pursuit of answers for this stunning collapse of international law. The results of his search form the most fully realized study of the war on terror yet written. Piercing reportage blends with sobering human drama, woven into eight narratives of how our world went wrong after 9/11.


THE 9/11 REPORT: The National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States
by Thomas H. Kean, Chair, and Lee Hamilton, Vice Chair; With analysis and reporting by The New York Times

A New York Times Notable Book of 2004, this complete edition of the 9/11 Report by the independent 9/11 Commission examines what happened that day, the lessons we learned and provides recommendations as to how we can prevent future attacks.

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Monday Fun Day! (5/7/2012 Edition)

Hellooooo, Monday!

Today I've put together a photo-tastic post for you featuring a few of the Macmillan and Macmillan Library adventures of late...

Talia was in Seattle last week (jealous!) for all of the Seattle Reads events with author Amy Waldman (THE SUBMISSION).

Here's Amy with her book!

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And here's enthusiastic librarian, excuse me, guybrarian David Wright!

david submission

We saw the Enterprise shuttle fly by our office! It was a glorious sight, if bitter sweet since it was on its way to retirement. More pics at tor.com!

enterprise

And speaking of space, here's a sneak peek at Ender's electronic surveillance implant from the set of the Ender's Game movie!

Ender

And finally... A PUPPY!

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Monday Fun Day! (3/12/2012 Edition)

phillyWe're off to PLA on Tuesday, so this will be our last post until next Monday. If you're also going to be in Philly this week, please stop by our booth (#1540) and join us for our many wonderful author signings and events! We want to see you! See our full PLA schedule under Conference Info.

And take a peek at Talia's slides for the Book Buzz presentations with Nancy Pearl (link).

jc giveWhile we're away, take a minute to enter the Jackie Collins "Pink" Collection Giveaway for a chance to win some excellent signed Jackie Collins books and audio books!

Three of our excellent titles were longlisted for the Orange Prize for Fiction: HALF-BLOOD BLUES by Esi Edugyan, TIDES OF WAR by Stella Tillyard, and THE SUBMISSION by Amy Waldman! See the full longlist here.

Take another look at the letter we posted last week from author and librarian Eleanor Kuhns to librarians (link). Also, our buddies at Minotaur Books are running an A SIMPLE MURDER Advance Readers' Edition Sweepstakes right now! Enter here for a chance to win a galley.

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Seattle is Reading THE SUBMISSION

The Seattle Public Library has chosen the 14th book in their annual "Seattle Reads" program and we're delighted to see that it's THE SUBMISSION by Amy Waldman!

In their press release they say,

In the 14th year of the series, The Seattle Public Library will feature "The Submission" by Amy Waldman. Waldman will visit Seattle in early May 2012 to talk with readers about her novel. Details and a schedule of events will be announced in January. [...]

"Seattle Reads" is designed to deepen appreciation of and engagement in literature through reading and discussion, to foster reading and discussion of works by authors of diverse cultures, to bring new communities into the library and together explore literature of many cultures.

Enjoy the book, Seattleites!

Seattle Public Interior

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The New York Times' 100 Notable Books of 2011:

The New York Times has weighed in with their list of 100 Notable Books of 2011 and there are quite a few excellent Macmillan reads in both the fiction and nonfiction sections:

Fiction & Poetry:

THE BARBARIAN NURSERIES by Héctor Tobar
BIG QUESTIONS by Anders Brekhus Nilsen
CANTI by Giacomo Leopardi
THE FREE WORLD by David Bezmozgis
THE LEFTOVERS by Tom Perrotta
LIFE ON MARS by Tracy K. Smith
THE MARRIAGE PLOT by Jeffrey Eugenides
PARALLEL STORIES by Peter Nadas
THE SUBMISSION by Amy Waldman
TALLER WHEN PRONE: Poems by Les Murray
TRAIN DREAMS by Denis Johnson

Nonfiction:

AND SO IT GOES by Charles J. Shields
THE BOY IN THE MOON by Ian Brown
EXAMINED LIVES by James Miller
IS THAT A FISH IN YOUR EAR? by David Bellos
MIDNIGHT RISING by Tony Horwitz
ONE DAY I WILL WRITE ABOUT THIS PLACE by Binyavanga Wainaina
THE ORIGINS OF POLITICAL ORDER by Francis Fukuyama
PULPHEAD by John Jeremiah Sullivan
RIGHTS GONE WRONG by Richard Thompson Ford
THINKING, FAST AND SLOW by Daniel Kahneman
WHY THE WEST RULES—FOR NOW by Ian Morris

See The New York Times' full list of notable books here.

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Kirkus Reviews' Best Fiction of 2011:

As previously mentioned, we're in that magical time of year when we get our year-end "best of" lists and our to-read/holiday wish lists expand exponentially!

Today we're taking a look at Kirkus Reviews' excellent list of the Best Books of 2011 in fiction. There are quite a few Macmillan gems on this list (if I do say so myself!). But you don't have to take my word for it...

AMERICAN MASCULINE by Shann Ray
BACK OF BEYOND by C.J. Box
THE HUM AND THE SHIVER by Alex Bledsoe
THE LEFTOVERS by Tom Perrotta
THE KING OF DIAMONDS by Simon Tolkien
THE MARRIAGE PLOT by Jeffrey Eugenides
ORIENTATION AND OTHER STORIES by Daniel Orozco
NOW YOU SEE ME by S.J. Bolton
PARTITIONS by Amit Majmudar
RIZZO'S FIRE by Lou Manfredo
THE QUANTUM THIEF by Hannu Rajaniemi
SCHOLAR by L.E. Modesitt Jr.
THE SISTERS by Nancy Jensen
THE SLY COMPANY OF PEOPLE WHO CARE by Rahul Bhattacharya
SPELLBOUND by Blake Charlton
STEALING MONA LISA by Carson Morton
THE TRINITY SIX by Charles Cumming
THE SUBMISSION by Amy Waldman
WHEN THE SAINTS by Dave Duncan
WITH FATE CONSPIRE by Marie Brennan

Minotaur was very enthusiastic about this list!

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Reimagining The Aftermath of 9/11

Ten years after 9/11 former New York Times reporter Amy Waldman reimagines its aftermath in THE SUBMISSION.

Kirkus Reviews gave it a starred review and says, "This is a remarkably assured portrait of how a populace grows maddened and confused when ideology trumps empathy. A stellar debut. Waldman’s book reflects a much-needed understanding of American paranoia in the post-9/11 world.”

Booklist calls THE SUBMISSION “THE BONFIRE OF THE VANITIES for our time” in their starred review, and says, "Waldman brilliantly delineates the legacy of 9/11; the confluence of art, religion, and politics; the plexus between the individual and the group; and the glory of transcendent empathy."

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Library Journal's List: 9/11 Ten Years Later

Earlier this month Library Journal printed a list of notable books on the topic of September 11th. In their article, Changed Forever—9/11 Ten Years Later, Library Journal highlighted a few of our books that we think are worth repeating.

102 MINUTES: THE UNTOLD STORY OF THE FLIGHT TO SURVIVE INSIDE THE TWIN TOWERS
Jim Dwyer and Kevin Flynn
marked as a "core title"

At 8:46 am on September 11, 2001, 14,000 people were inside the twin towers. Over the next 102 minutes, each would become part of a drama for the ages.

Drawing on hundreds of interviews with rescuers and survivors, thousands of pages of oral histories, and countless phone, e-mail, and emergency radio transcripts, New York Times reporters Jim Dwyer and Kevin Flynn tell the story of September 11 from the inside looking out.

A HISTORY OF THE WORLD SINCE 9/11: DISASTER, DECEPTION, AND DESTRUCTION IN THE WAR ON TERROR
Dominic Streatfeild

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