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Guinzburg and George S. Oppenheim. Their founding creed: "To publish a strictly limited list of good nonfiction, such as biography, history and works on contemporary affairs, and distinguished fiction with some claim to permanent importance rather than ephemeral popular interest." The firm's name and its logo, a Viking ship drawn by Rockwell Kent, were chosen as symbols of enterprise, adventure, and exploration in publishing. Launched in the fall of 1925, early Viking lists included books by August Strindberg, Carl van Doren Vita Sackville-West, Mohandas Gandhi, Bertrand Russell, and Thorstein Veblen. As Viking approaches its second century, we think the founders would be well pleased with the works and authors who are part of our continuing publishing program. Recent successes continue to shape the thinking of the world and capture the spirit of the times. Viking is proud to publish Jan Karon's The Mitford Years and Father Tim Novels, Eat, Pray Love by Elizabeth Gilbert, Three Cups of Tea by Greg Mortenson, In the Heart of the Sea and Mayflower by Nathaniel Philbrick, The Secret Life of Bees and The Mermaid Chair by Sue Monk Kidd, Collapse by Jared Diamond, Bridget Jones's Diary by Helen Fielding, American Dynasty by Kevin Phillips, The Memory Keepers Daughter by Kim Edwards, and March and People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks.

Mission: To publish a strictly limited list of good nonfiction, such as biography, history and works on contemporary affairs, and distinguished fiction with some claim to permanent importance rather than ephemeral popular interest

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Matt Haig, author of THE MIDNIGHT LIBRARY, NOTES ON A NERVOUS PLANET and REASONS TO STAY ALIVE appeared on the first epi...
01/08/2021
2020 Archewell Audio Holiday Special - Archewell Audio

Matt Haig, author of THE MIDNIGHT LIBRARY, NOTES ON A NERVOUS PLANET and REASONS TO STAY ALIVE appeared on the first episode of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's new podcast! Listen to the episode now 🎧:

As we come to the end of the year, Prince Harry, The Duke of Sussex, and Meghan, The Duchess of Sussex, present a special collection of inspiration, reflection, and perspective from guests around the world, including: Stacey Abrams, Christina Adane, José Andrés, Brené Brown, Rachel Cargle, Deepak...

THE GIVER OF STARS by Jojo Moyes made Washington Post's list of The 10 most-read book reviews of 2020 ✨
01/08/2021
The 10 most-read book reviews of 2020

THE GIVER OF STARS by Jojo Moyes made Washington Post's list of The 10 most-read book reviews of 2020 ✨

Bestsellers, celebrities and Trump satires were of particular interest this year.

Can't get enough of THE PUSH by Ashley Audrain? The author spoke with BookTrib for an inside look at her inspiration, th...
01/08/2021
Nothing Like a Mother's Love in the Chilling Thriller "The Push"

Can't get enough of THE PUSH by Ashley Audrain? The author spoke with BookTrib for an inside look at her inspiration, the writing process, and the long road to publication. Check out the full interview here ⬇️

“One day you’ll understand, Blythe. The women in this family…we’re different.” The woman talking in Ashley Audrain’s scorching novel The Push (Pamela Dorman Books) is Blythe Connor’s mother, Cecilia. Cecilia’s mother, Etta, hung herself at the age of thirty-two. Cecilia herself

"As always, French’s prose is spellbinding and lyrical . . . The beautiful imagery combined with the dialect of the eart...
01/08/2021
By the Book: In ‘The Searcher’ French finally offers a somewhat happy ending

"As always, French’s prose is spellbinding and lyrical . . . The beautiful imagery combined with the dialect of the earthly, witty characters creates an appealing atmosphere that engages the reader."
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Check out the full Austin American-Statesman review of THE SEARCHER by Tana French 📖

Tana French’s main character in “The Searcher” is less tortured and less troubled than any of the detectives in her Dublin Murder Squad series.

THE MIDNIGHT LIBRARY by Matt Haig is one of Jodi Picoult's favorite books of the year! Read on to find out why she calls...
01/08/2021
Amazon Book Review

THE MIDNIGHT LIBRARY by Matt Haig is one of Jodi Picoult's favorite books of the year! Read on to find out why she calls it a "perfect pick."

Jodi Picoult has touched thousands of readers through her emotionally charged novels that plumb complex questions about identity, family, belonging, and breaking free. Her most recent novel, The Book of Two Ways, asks whether we would go back and change the path our lives have taken, if we could.

"The writing itself is engaging...I haven't been able to read as much as I would like to this year and I wanted an inter...
01/07/2021
The 20 Best Books PureWow Staffers Read in 2020

"The writing itself is engaging...I haven't been able to read as much as I would like to this year and I wanted an interesting book that I could read fairly quickly - this one delivered.”
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THE MIDNIGHT LIBRARY by Matt Haig made the PureWow staff's list of best books of 2020 ✨

From novels that made us homesick for our hometowns to nonfiction tomes about the benefits of therapy, here are 20 of the best books PureWow staffers read this year

“Matt Haig's newest book is magical in so many ways…Truly heartbreaking at times while uplifting at others, Haig has cre...
01/07/2021
Top 5 Books of 2020

“Matt Haig's newest book is magical in so many ways…Truly heartbreaking at times while uplifting at others, Haig has created a masterpiece in The Midnight Library.”
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Looks like Erie Reader loves THE MIDNIGHT LIBRARY by Matt Haig as much as we do!

No shortage of escapes in a year stuck at home

“Lily King’s Writers and Lovers and Kate Reed Petty’s True Story were able to remind me of the pleasure of reading when ...
01/06/2021
The Paris Review Staff’s Favorite Books of 2020 - The Paris Review

“Lily King’s Writers and Lovers and Kate Reed Petty’s True Story were able to remind me of the pleasure of reading when I was certain I had lost it forever. Both are that surprisingly hard-to-find gem, books I will stay up all night for, books that will make me forget where I am, and yet the sentences are also nice, and the mind behind them very sharp.”
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The Paris Review listed TRUE STORY by Kate Reed Petty as one of their favorite books of 2020!
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Check out the full list here: https://www.theparisreview.org/blog/2020/12/18/the-paris-review-staffs-favorite-books-of-2020/

THE PUSH by Ashley Audrain made New York Post's list of best new books to read 🥳 Check out the full list below and get y...
01/06/2021
The best new books to read: Top releases, updated weekly

THE PUSH by Ashley Audrain made New York Post's list of best new books to read 🥳 Check out the full list below and get your copy today:

The Post regularly compiles the best books released in the past month. In the meantime, take a look at our favorite titles released in the last year. This week’s best new books Bloodline…

"French beautifully and slowly unspools the story, all the while carrying tension in every sentence and scene.".THE SEAR...
01/06/2021
2020 Book Concierge: Books For Horror Junkies

"French beautifully and slowly unspools the story, all the while carrying tension in every sentence and scene."
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THE SEARCHER by Tana French was recommended on NPR Book Concierge as a great book for horror junkies 🔪

Some people like a good fright anytime of year. For them, NPR's Book Concierge has four recommendations for scary, wintertime reads.

"Fans of psychological thrillers, crack open this one about the relationship between mothers and daughters.”.THE PUSH by...
01/06/2021
20 Books Coming Out in 2021 You Won't Want to Miss

"Fans of psychological thrillers, crack open this one about the relationship between mothers and daughters.”
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THE PUSH by Ashley Audrain is one of Good Housekeeping's favorite books of 2021 ✨📚

Add these to your reading list right now!

"Audrain’s debut is a tense, chilling dip into the dark side of motherhood.".Washington Post recommends THE PUSH by Ashl...
01/05/2021
What to read in 2021 based on what you loved in 2020

"Audrain’s debut is a tense, chilling dip into the dark side of motherhood."
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Washington Post recommends THE PUSH by Ashley Audrain, especially if you loved LITTLE DISASTERS by Sarah Vaughan ✨

Here are 14 books, from a variety of genres, to consider based on recent favorites.

.Gabrielle Glaser's AMERICAN BABY delivers an illuminating story that will both enlighten and move you ✨. Learn more her...
01/05/2021

.Gabrielle Glaser's AMERICAN BABY delivers an illuminating story that will both enlighten and move you ✨. Learn more here, out 1/26 📚: https://bit.ly/34DaP41 Barbara Demick

Introducing Good Morning America's January book club pick: THE PUSH by Ashley Audrain 🎉🥳✨ You won't want to miss this in...
01/05/2021
The Push by Ashley Audrain: 9781984881663 | PenguinRandomHouse.com: Books

Introducing Good Morning America's January book club pick: THE PUSH by Ashley Audrain 🎉🥳✨ You won't want to miss this intense psychological drama about family, trauma, and loss that will keep readers talking long after they turn the last page: https://bit.ly/2ECe2Gf

"Starkly original and compulsively readable, The Push is a deep dive into the darkest nooks and crannies of motherhood." --Kristin Hannah, #1 New York Times bestselling author A tense, page-turning psychological...

.The New York Times calls THE PUSH by Ashley Audrain a "taut, chilling debut...Audrain has a gift for capturing the seem...
01/05/2021
When the Hand That Rocks the Cradle Is Suspicious of the Baby Inside

.The New York Times calls THE PUSH by Ashley Audrain a "taut, chilling debut...Audrain has a gift for capturing the seemingly small moments that speak volumes about relationships."

Ashley Audrain’s dark family drama, “The Push,” explores trauma across generations.

"I wrote this book to explore the science of rethinking our own opinions, opening other people’s minds, and building cul...
01/04/2021
The New Leadership Books to Launch 2021

"I wrote this book to explore the science of rethinking our own opinions, opening other people’s minds, and building cultures that prize humility, curiosity, and mental flexibility over foolish consistency. If knowledge is power, knowing what we don’t know is wisdom." —Adam Grant on his upcoming book THINK AGAIN.
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Check out this article he wrote for LinkedIn about leadership books coming out in 2021 you should read 📚

Looking back on 2020, I wish I’d spent half my doomscrolling time reading books instead. And by half, I mean pretty much all.

“Solnit begins this book of personal and cultural explorations with the memory of looking in a mirror and seeing herself...
01/04/2021
The 10 best California books of 2020

“Solnit begins this book of personal and cultural explorations with the memory of looking in a mirror and seeing herself disappear. It’s a fitting metaphor for a narrative that is as much a social history as it is a memoir, engaging questions of invisibility and silence and the way patriarchal forces seek to render women small.”
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Los Angeles Times included RECOLLECTIONS OF MY NONEXISTENCE by Rebecca Solnit in their list of best California books of 2020 📚☀️

Immigrant memoirs and essays, twisty historical novels by C Pam Zhang and Rishi Reddi, celebrations of Octavia Butler and "The Last Great Road Bum."

"Recollections of My Nonexistence [is] her splendid memoir of longings and determinations, of resistances and revolution...
01/04/2021
Favorite Books of 2020

"Recollections of My Nonexistence [is] her splendid memoir of longings and determinations, of resistances and revolutions, personal and political, illuminating the kiln in which one of the boldest, most original minds of our time was annealed.”
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Brain Pickings included RECOLLECTIONS OF MY NONEXISTENCE by Rebecca Solnit in their list of Favorite Books of 2020 📖

Audre Lorde, Keith Haring, Bruce Lee, chance, love, black holes, constraint as a catalyst of creativity, and a whisper of Whitman.

"[A] moving contemporary thriller... It’s a measure of the author’s skill that she never loses sight of the humanity of ...
01/04/2021
Mystery/Thriller Book Review: Northern Spy by Flynn Berry. Viking, $26 (272p) ISBN 978-0-7352-2499-5

"[A] moving contemporary thriller... It’s a measure of the author’s skill that she never loses sight of the humanity of her characters. Berry remains a writer to watch. " Publishers Weekly reviews Flynn Berry's riveting new novel, NORTHERN SPY (on sale 3/2)!

Belfast BBC political news producer Tessa Daly, the protagonist of this moving contemporary thriller from Edgar winner Berry (A Double Life), is struggling to juggle her job with caring for h

"If you enjoyed “Little Disasters,” by Sarah Vaughan, read “The Push,” by Ashley Audrain.Audrain’s debut is a tense, chi...
01/04/2021
What to read in 2021 based on what you loved in 2020

"If you enjoyed “Little Disasters,” by Sarah Vaughan, read “The Push,” by Ashley Audrain.

Audrain’s debut is a tense, chilling dip into the dark side of motherhood, narrated by Blythe, whose own upbringing raises the question: Can one inherit an inability to parent? “The Push” is uncomfortable and provocative, like a train wreck that demands your gaze."
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Washington Post recommends THE PUSH by Ashley Audrain, out tomorrow.

Here are 14 books, from a variety of genres, to consider based on recent favorites.

“An intense psychological drama that will be embraced by…fans of Lionel Shriver's We Need to Talk about Kevin.” —Kristin...
01/03/2021
The Push by Ashley Audrain: 9781984881663 | PenguinRandomHouse.com: Books

“An intense psychological drama that will be embraced by…fans of Lionel Shriver's We Need to Talk about Kevin.” —Kristin Hannah
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“A poetic, propulsive read that set my nerves jangling.” —Lisa Jewell
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These #1 bestselling authors are raving about THE PUSH by Ashley Audrain, out in just 2 days! Read an excerpt now: https://bit.ly/2ECe2Gf

"Starkly original and compulsively readable, The Push is a deep dive into the darkest nooks and crannies of motherhood." --Kristin Hannah, #1 New York Times bestselling author A tense, page-turning psychological...

In that post-holiday slump? THE MIDNIGHT LIBRARY by Matt Haig made Washington Post's list of "Feel Good Books Guaranteed...
01/02/2021

In that post-holiday slump? THE MIDNIGHT LIBRARY by Matt Haig made Washington Post's list of "Feel Good Books Guaranteed to Lift Your Spirits" ✨ Check it out: https://bit.ly/2QvdhkN

Happy publication day for ONE DECISION by Coach Mike Bayer! 🎉📚.It is estimated that we make 35,000 decisions every day. ...
12/29/2020
One Decision by Mike Bayer: 9780593296011 | PenguinRandomHouse.com: Books

Happy publication day for ONE DECISION by Coach Mike Bayer! 🎉📚
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It is estimated that we make 35,000 decisions every day. Right now, at least one decision we make will have a powerful ripple effect across all aspects of our life. But One Decision isn't about taking one overwhelming big step; it's about starting with a single, important choice we can make every day: the decision to be authentic. Drawing on twenty years of experience helping individuals from all walks of life make real and lasting change, Coach Mike has a refreshing approach for motivating you to take a risk, be bold, and take real action toward a better life.

From Dr. Phil show regular and author of the New York Times bestselling Best Self: Be You, Only Better, a plan for taking immediate steps to improving your life Foreword by Dr. Phil McGraw It is estimated...

Mark your calendars 📅 Only 1 week until THE PUSH by Ashley Audrain is out! Already listed as a most anticipated book of ...
12/29/2020
The Push by Ashley Audrain: 9781984881663 | PenguinRandomHouse.com: Books

Mark your calendars 📅 Only 1 week until THE PUSH by Ashley Audrain is out! Already listed as a most anticipated book of 2021 by Marie Claire, AARP, and Entertainment Weekly. Pre-order your copy today: https://bit.ly/2ECe2Gf

"Starkly original and compulsively readable, The Push is a deep dive into the darkest nooks and crannies of motherhood." --Kristin Hannah, #1 New York Times bestselling author A tense, page-turning psychological...

"[A] richly told, complex story" (Kirkus Reviews) and an "absorbing and lengthy saga of life" (Booklist). .If you can't ...
12/28/2020
The Evening and the Morning by Ken Follett: 9780525954989 | PenguinRandomHouse.com: Books

"[A] richly told, complex story" (Kirkus Reviews) and an "absorbing and lengthy saga of life" (Booklist).
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If you can't travel this year then we suggest THE EVENING AND THE MORNING by Ken Follett (official), the prequel to The Pillars of the Earth--set in England at the dawn of a new era: the Middle Ages. An epic journey that will have you hooked from page 1.

#1 New York Times Bestseller An Amazon Best Book of 2020 A thrilling and addictive new novel--a prequel to The Pillars of the Earth--set in England at the dawn of a new era: the Middle Ages "Just as...

THE MIDNIGHT LIBRARY by Matt Haig is a The New York Times bestseller, a winner of the Goodreads Choice Award for Fiction...
12/27/2020
The Midnight Library by Matt Haig: 9780525559474 | PenguinRandomHouse.com: Books

THE MIDNIGHT LIBRARY by Matt Haig is a The New York Times bestseller, a winner of the Goodreads Choice Award for Fiction, and a Good Morning America Book Club Pick! If you need any more convincing just check the link ⬇️ to read an excerpt and get your copy today!

A WASHINGTON POST “FEEL-GOOD BOOK GUARANTEED TO LIFT YOUR SPIRITS” An instant New York Times bestseller One of Amazon's Best Books of the Year A GOOD MORNING AMERICA Book Club...

PRETTY AS A PICTURE by Elizabeth Little made CrimeReads list of the best psychological thrillers of 2020 🎉
12/26/2020
The Best Psychological Thrillers of 2020

PRETTY AS A PICTURE by Elizabeth Little made CrimeReads list of the best psychological thrillers of 2020 🎉

Readers, it’s been a rough year to recommend thrillers. Given what we have been living through, I had moments when I thought, “Am I helping here? Do people really want to visit worlds full of gasli…

Some people like watching holiday movies this time of year, and some of us like reading thrillers by the fire 🤷‍♀️ THE S...
12/23/2020
The Searcher by Tana French: 9780735224650 | PenguinRandomHouse.com: Books

Some people like watching holiday movies this time of year, and some of us like reading thrillers by the fire 🤷‍♀️ THE SEARCHER by Tana French is "eerie and nuanced and spellbinding" (NPR Fresh Air) and "Taut, chiseled and propulsive" (Vogue). Check it out now: https://bit.ly/31xN4s2

A New York Times Bestseller "This hushed suspense tale about thwarted dreams of escape may be her best one yet...its own kind of masterpiece." --Maureen Corrigan, The Washington Post A "taut, chiseled...

Only 2 weeks until THE PUSH by Ashley Audrain is out! Read the book that Lisa Jewell calls "a poetic, propulsive read" a...
12/22/2020
The Push by Ashley Audrain: 9781984881663 | PenguinRandomHouse.com: Books

Only 2 weeks until THE PUSH by Ashley Audrain is out! Read the book that Lisa Jewell calls "a poetic, propulsive read" and Kristin Hannah says is "starkly original and compulsively readable." Pre-order your copy today: https://bit.ly/2ECe2Gf

"Starkly original and compulsively readable, The Push is a deep dive into the darkest nooks and crannies of motherhood." --Kristin Hannah, #1 New York Times bestselling author A tense, page-turning psychological...

12/21/2020

If you liked WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT KEVIN or LITTLE FIRES EVERYWHERE then you're going to ✨love✨ THE PUSH by Ashley Audrain . Learn more: https://bit.ly/2ECe2Gf

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