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“Historians of the American Revolution take note. Atkinson is coming. He brings with him a Tolstoyan view of war; that...
05/17/2019
Rick Atkinson’s Savage American Revolution

“Historians of the American Revolution take note. Atkinson is coming. He brings with him a Tolstoyan view of war; that is, he presumes war can be understood only by recovering the experience of ordinary men and women caught in the crucible of orchestrated violence beyond their control or comprehension . . . The story he tells is designed to rescue the American Revolution from the sentimental stereotypes and bring it to life as an ugly, savage, often barbaric war . . . A powerful new voice has been added to the dialogue about our origins as a people and a nation. It is difficult to imagine any reader putting this beguiling book down without a smile and a tear.”

The New York Times Books reviews Rick Atkinson's new book, THE BRITISH ARE COMING.

🔗📘 Learn more about THE BRITISH ARE COMING: https://us.macmillan.com/tradebooksforcourses/academictrade/9781627790437/thebritisharecoming

“The British Are Coming” is a vivid, down-to-earth rendering of a conflict too often seen through rose-colored glasses.

"Climate change is a tragedy, but Nathaniel Rich makes clear that it is also a crime—a thing that bad people knowingly...
05/13/2019
Two New Books Dramatically Capture the Climate Change Crisis

"Climate change is a tragedy, but Nathaniel Rich makes clear that it is also a crime—a thing that bad people knowingly made worse, for their personal gain. That, I suspect, is one of the many aspects to the climate change battle that posterity will find it hard to believe, and impossible to forgive."

The New York Times Books reviews Nathaniel Rich's LOSING EARTH.

🔗📗 Learn more about LOSING EARTH: https://macmillanfyebooks.wordpress.com/2017/10/20/losing-earth/

In David Wallace-Wells’s “The Uninhabitable Earth” and Nathaniel Rich’s “Losing Earth,” we have a picture of the increasingly dire problem of global warming.

“A rich, novelistic tale of a young woman whose life spans both sides of the United States-Mexican border . . . an ill...
05/11/2019
She Entered the U.S. Illegally as a Child. She Was Stabbed Nearly to Death After Being Deported.

“A rich, novelistic tale of a young woman whose life spans both sides of the United States-Mexican border . . . an illuminating work of literature.”

The New York Times reviews THE DEATH AND LIFE OF AIDA HERNANDEZ.

🔗📙 Learn more about the book: https://us.macmillan.com/tradebooksforcourses/academictrade/9780374191979/thedeathandlifeofaidahernandez

“The Death and Life of Aida Hernandez,” by Aaron Bobrow-Strain, captures the plight of an undocumented Mexican immigrant in harrowing, novelistic detail.

"THE UNPASSING [by Chia-Chia Lin] is a singularly vast and captivating novel, beautifully written in free-flowing prose ...
05/09/2019
A Debut Novel Revisits a Tragedy in an Asian-American Family

"THE UNPASSING [by Chia-Chia Lin] is a singularly vast and captivating novel, beautifully written in free-flowing prose that quietly disarms with its intermittent moments of poetic idiosyncrasy. But what makes Lin’s novel such an important book is the extent to which it probes America’s mythmaking about itself, which can just as easily unmake as it can uplift."

The New York Times reviews Chia-Chia Lin's debut novel, THE UNPASSING.

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/05/07/books/review/chia-chia-lin-unpassing.html

Chia-Chia Lin’s “The Unpassing” is set in 1980s Alaska, but its themes — of the immigrant struggle and private grief — are universal.

"A direct, attention-grabbing sprint through what we’ve done to the planet and ourselves, why we haven’t stopped it ...
04/29/2019
Review | It’s not too late to stem climate change. But we have no more time to waste.

"A direct, attention-grabbing sprint through what we’ve done to the planet and ourselves, why we haven’t stopped it and what we can do about it . . . [McKibben] has gathered the most vivid statistics, distilled history to its juiciest turns, and made the case as urgently and clearly as can be: The whole breadth of our existence—the “human game”—is in jeopardy."

Washington Post reviews Bill McKibben's New York Times bestselling book, FALTER.

🔗📘 Learn more about FALTER: https://macmillanfyebooks.wordpress.com/2017/10/20/falter/

Thirty years after “The End of Nature,” environmentalist shows what decades of inaction has wrought.

"Treglown is a thorough biographer, and a kindhearted one. There are more than a hundred boxes of Hersey papers in the a...
04/26/2019
John Hersey and the Art of Fact

"Treglown is a thorough biographer, and a kindhearted one. There are more than a hundred boxes of Hersey papers in the archives at Yale. Treglown appears to have read through all of them."

The New Yorker on MR. STRAIGHT ARROW by Jeremy Treglown, a #biography of John Hersey.

🔗📕 Learn more about MR. STRAIGHT ARROW: https://us.macmillan.com/tradebooksforcourses/academictrade/9780374280260/mrstraightarrow

Hersey pioneered a radically new form of journalism. But he grew convinced that his higher calling was fiction, and nobody could persuade him otherwise.

NPR's Scott Simon asks Aaron Bobrow-Strain about his new book THE DEATH AND LIFE OF AIDA HERNANDEZ, which documents the ...
04/25/2019
New Book Follows Undocumented Mother's Journey Through U.S. Immigration System

NPR's Scott Simon asks Aaron Bobrow-Strain about his new book THE DEATH AND LIFE OF AIDA HERNANDEZ, which documents the life of a young Mexican woman journeying through the U.S. immigration system.

📙 Learn more about THE DEATH AND LIFE OF AIDA HERNANDEZ: https://us.macmillan.com/tradebooksforcourses/academictrade/9780374191979/thedeathandlifeofaidahernandez

NPR's Scott Simon asks Aaron Bobrow-Strain about his new book The Death and Life of Aida Hernandez, which documents the life of a young Mexican woman journeying through the U.S. immigration system.

"In the first half of the book, he explains the present dangers to civilization, which include the risk of nuclear war a...
04/24/2019
Striking a Balance Between Fear and Hope on Climate Change

"In the first half of the book, he explains the present dangers to civilization, which include the risk of nuclear war and multiple hazards associated with climate change: increasing atmospheric carbon dioxide, threats to food production, rising sea levels, and ocean warming and acidification . . . McKibben provides a fresh perspective with surprising examples and an engaging writing style."

The New York Times reviews Bill McKibben's new book, FALTER.

🔗📘 Learn more about FALTER: https://us.macmillan.com/tradebooksforcourses/academictrade/9781250178268/falter

Bill McKibben’s new book, “Falter,” takes a mostly grim view of our willingness to avert environmental disaster. But he leaves open the possibility that we may yet avoid the worst.

Cherríe Moraga's memoir NATIVE COUNTRY OF THE HEART reconsiders 'home' in a post-colonial landscape.🔗📙 Learn more...
04/23/2019
Cherríe Moraga’s memoir reconsiders ‘home’ in a post-colonial landscape

Cherríe Moraga's memoir NATIVE COUNTRY OF THE HEART reconsiders 'home' in a post-colonial landscape.

🔗📙 Learn more about NATIVE COUNTRY OF THE HEART: https://us.macmillan.com/tradebooksforcourses/academictrade/9780374219666/nativecountryoftheheart

Cherrie Moraga's new memoir, "Native Country of the Heart," explores how her relationship with her traditional mother evolved as Moraga realized her own queer feminist identity. Moraga has dedicated her career to the literature of queer women of color.

04/22/2019
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In honor of #EarthDay, we're reading Nathaniel Rich's LOSING EARTH, a book that inspires us to stay informed, educate others, and preserve the #environment. 🌎

🔗📗 Learn more about LOSING EARTH: https://us.macmillan.com/tradebooksforcourses/academictrade/9780374191337/losingearth

The clock is ticking on our chance to stop climate change. But the wait for Nathaniel Rich’s #LosingEarth, in stores today, is over.
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#climatechange #climateaction #climate #nature #science #politics #history #environment #globalwarming #greennewdeal

"In the story of one Mexican-American woman’s life, we can see the whole tragic story of the US-Mexico border’s tran...
04/22/2019
The Death and Life of Aida Hernandez

"In the story of one Mexican-American woman’s life, we can see the whole tragic story of the US-Mexico border’s transformation from a simple chain-link fence to a humanitarian crisis."

Read an #excerpt from Aaron Bobrow-Strain's THE DEATH AND LIFE OF AIDA HERNANDEZ via Longreads.

🔗📕 Learn more about THE DEATH AND LIFE OF AIDA HERNANDEZ: https://us.macmillan.com/tradebooksforcourses/academictrade/9780374191979/thedeathandlifeofaidahernandez

In the story of one Mexican-American woman’s life, we can see the whole tragic story of the US-Mexico border’s transformation from a simple chain-link fence to a humanitarian crisis.

"By starting with the link between mother and baby, and crawling outward into the link between so many mothers, Knott sh...
04/17/2019
Why History Looks Different Through a Mother's Eyes

"By starting with the link between mother and baby, and crawling outward into the link between so many mothers, Knott shows that while infancy is a time when life is measured in days, in its curves are centuries."

TIME reviews Sarah Knott's new book, MOTHER IS A VERB.

🔗📘 Learn more about MOTHER IS A VERB: https://us.macmillan.com/tradebooksforcourses/academictrade/9780374213589/motherisaverb

Mother Is a Verb is a blend of history and memoir on motherhood through the ages

"Nearly everything we understand about global warming was understood in 1979. It was, if anything, better understood."Re...
04/16/2019
Nathaniel Rich on How the Consensus on Global Warming Was Lost

"Nearly everything we understand about global warming was understood in 1979. It was, if anything, better understood."

Read an excerpt from Nathaniel Rich's LOSING EARTH on Literary Hub.

🔗📗 Learn more about LOSING EARTH: https://us.macmillan.com/tradebooksforcourses/academictrade/9780374191337/losingearth

Nearly everything we understand about global warming was understood in 1979. It was, if anything, better understood. Today, almost nine out of ten Americans do not know that scientists agree, well …

"In Aatish Taseer’s memoir, THE TWICE-BORN, Benares incarnates a curious quality of modernity: the city makes anthropo...
04/05/2019
“The Twice-Born,” A Searching Memoir About India’s Identity Crisis

"In Aatish Taseer’s memoir, THE TWICE-BORN, Benares incarnates a curious quality of modernity: the city makes anthropologists of the devout and believers of the skeptical. The book’s charm resides in the way the author orbits this tension between faith and rationality."

—The New Yorker on Aatish Taseer's THE TWICE-BORN

https://www.newyorker.com/books/page-turner/the-twice-born-a-searching-memoir-about-indias-identity-crisis

Aatish Taseer nudges the reader toward his thesis that India’s future lies in the recovery of what was forgotten or suppressed during the colonial encounter.

Aging in America: Cherríe Moraga on Growing Up In a Mexican-American Family and Revering One's Elders.Read an #excerpt ...
04/04/2019
Aging in America: Cherríe Moraga on Her Mother’s Struggles

Aging in America: Cherríe Moraga on Growing Up In a Mexican-American Family and Revering One's Elders.

Read an #excerpt from her new memoir, NATIVE COUNTRY OF THE HEART, via Literary Hub.

🔗📕 Learn more about NATIVE COUNTRY OF THE HEART: https://us.macmillan.com/tradebooksforcourses/academictrade/9780374219666/nativecountryoftheheart

There were times in which I did not know whether my mother was truly demented or just Mexican in a white world. I knew she was ill, that she suffered enormously; but I often doubted if the medicine…

"The brilliance of Territory is that Tsushima’s skilled attention to her narrator’s inner struggles ultimately asks ...
04/03/2019
The Careful Craft of Writing Female Subjectivity

"The brilliance of Territory is that Tsushima’s skilled attention to her narrator’s inner struggles ultimately asks the reader to feel empathy not just for one woman but also for a whole strata of women living with little societal support."

The Atlantic raves about Yuko Tsushima's new book, TERRITORY OF LIGHT.

https://www.theatlantic.com/entertainment/archive/2019/03/territory-light-yuko-tsushimas-vital-i-novel/585832/

'Territory of Light,' Yuko Tsushima’s story of a single mother navigating ’70s Japan, exploded notions of autofiction by women as simply memoiristic.

A French-Iranian journalist writes a letter to her grandfather about the ten years she spent in Iran, trying to make sen...
04/02/2019
I’m Writing You from Tehran

A French-Iranian journalist writes a letter to her grandfather about the ten years she spent in Iran, trying to make sense of her identity and a country living very different public and private lives.

Read an #excerpt from Delphine Minoui's new book, I'M WRITING YOU FROM TEHRAN, via Longreads.

https://longreads.com/2019/04/01/im-writing-you-from-tehran/

A French-Iranian journalist writes a letter to her grandfather about the ten years she spent in Iran, trying to make sense of her identity and a country living very different public and private liv…

Since the 1980s, Cherríe Moraga has been a queer feminist icon alongside thinkers like Audre Lorde and Gloria Anzaldúa...
03/21/2019
Cherríe Moraga’s New Memoir ‘Native Country of the Heart’

Since the 1980s, Cherríe Moraga has been a queer feminist icon alongside thinkers like Audre Lorde and Gloria Anzaldúa. She has spent her whole life as an outspoken poet, playwright, essayist, and memoirist.

Moraga joins NPR's Latino USA to discuss her new memoir, NATIVE COUNTRY OF THE HEART, her relationship with her mother, watching a parent grapple with Alzheimer’s, and the future of feminism.

🔗📙 Learn more about NATIVE COUNTRY OF THE HEART: https://us.macmillan.com/tradebooksforcourses/academictrade/9780374219666/nativecountryoftheheart

The book explores identity, sexuality and Moraga’s connection to her Mexican-American family through her mother’s life.

"I learned too late that college was never a meritocracy and that it was not a prize: It was an extension of the same un...
03/18/2019
Opinion | Wait, How Did You Get Into College?

"I learned too late that college was never a meritocracy and that it was not a prize: It was an extension of the same uneven playing field that created a campus where very few of its students looked and lived as I did."

Jennine Capó Crucet writes for The New York Times Opinion Section about how #firstgen students learn about the myth of meritocracy.

How first-generation students learn about the myth of meritocracy.

🎉 Congratulations to our two National Book Critics Circle Award winners! MILKMAN by Anna Burns wins the #NBCC Award f...
03/15/2019
National Book Critics Circle: NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE ANNOUNCES WINNERS FOR 2018 AWARDS - Critical Mass Blog

🎉 Congratulations to our two National Book Critics Circle Award winners!

MILKMAN by Anna Burns wins the #NBCC Award for Fiction, and FLASH: THE MAKING OF WEEGEE THE FAMOUS by Christopher Bonanos wins the NBCC Award for Biography! 🎉

🔗http://bookcritics.org/blog

The National Book Critics Circle, founded at the Algonquin Round Table in 1974, honors outstanding writing and fosters a national conversation about reading, criticism and literature.

"A compelling, beautifully written book that goes well beyond that initial journalistic probe into a grave injustice . ....
03/12/2019
Review | Exposing injustice and a city’s dark side

"A compelling, beautifully written book that goes well beyond that initial journalistic probe into a grave injustice . . . A powerful addition to the growing literature on the failures of America’s criminal justice system. It is also a gripping, novelistic account of what happened to the three defendants and their lone accuser after the convictions, a frank confession of the methods and emotions of an obsessed reporter, and a poignant meditation on the dark side of Cleveland."

—Washington Post on Kyle Swenson's new book, GOOD KIDS, BAD CITY.

🔗📕 Learn more about GOOD KIDS, BAD CITY: https://us.macmillan.com/tradebooksforcourses/academictrade/9781250120236/goodkidsbadcity

Kyle Swenson tells a tale of Cleveland police scandals, false convictions and exoneration.

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