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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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"Between life and death there is a library...Every book provides a chance to try another life you could have lived.".Ent...
09/09/2020
Book giveaway for The Midnight Library by Matt Haig Aug 15-Sep 09, 2020

"Between life and death there is a library...Every book provides a chance to try another life you could have lived."
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Enter for your chance to win THE MIDNIGHT LIBRARY by Matt Haig for a book of endless possibilities.

Enter to win one of 30 free copies available. Giveaway dates from Aug 15-Sep 09, 2020. Clever, emotional and thought-inspiring —Jenny Colgan, author of...

A PRACTICAL WAY TO GET RICH . . . AND DIE TRYING by John Roa, host of The John Roa Show, is out today! Candid and compel...
09/08/2020

A PRACTICAL WAY TO GET RICH . . . AND DIE TRYING by John Roa, host of The John Roa Show, is out today! Candid and compelling, start reading the book Kirkus Reviews says is "essential reading" for young entrepreneurs: https://bit.ly/2QqATao

"Big Dirty Money (Viking) details the scandalously common and concrete ways that ordinary Americans suffer when the rich...
09/08/2020
9 new books to read in September

"Big Dirty Money (Viking) details the scandalously common and concrete ways that ordinary Americans suffer when the rich and powerful use white-collar crime to gain and sustain wealth, social status, and political influence...Legal scholar Jennifer Taub tracks how we got here—from post-Enron failure of prosecutorial muscle to the growth of "too big to jail" syndrome—and pose solutions that can help catch and convict offenders.”
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BIG DIRTY MONEY by Jennifer Taub has made Fortune's list of books you've got tor read this September!

Including a new novel from the lauded Italian author Elena Ferrante, a memoir from celebrity chef David Chang, and analysis from BuzzFeed's Anne Helen Petersen about how millennials became the burnout generation at work.

“This supernatural novel centers around a library where each book represents a different life you could have lived — pro...
09/06/2020
20 new books to read in September

“This supernatural novel centers around a library where each book represents a different life you could have lived — protagonist Nora finds herself faced with all the different possibilities. Think of it as one part Arrival, and one part Matthew McConaughey's weird bookshelf in Interstellar.”
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Entertainment Weekly included THE MIDNIGHT LIBRARY by Matt Haig on their books you've got to read this month!

20 new books to read in September

🎉 Calling all Tana French fans 🎉 You can enter to win a copy of French’s new novel, THE SEARCHER, over on Goodreads!
09/06/2020
Book giveaway for The Searcher by Tana French Aug 20-Sep 13, 2020

🎉 Calling all Tana French fans 🎉 You can enter to win a copy of French’s new novel, THE SEARCHER, over on
Goodreads!

Enter to win one of 30 free copies available. Giveaway dates from Aug 20-Sep 13, 2020. One of the greatest crime novelists writing today (Vox)Cal Hoo...

FAMILY IN SIX TONES is a must-read this September. Lan Cao and Harlan Margaret Van Cao new book comes out September 15th...
09/05/2020
22 new books coming out in September to add to your reading list

FAMILY IN SIX TONES is a must-read this September. Lan Cao and Harlan Margaret Van Cao new book comes out September 15th, and Good Morning America is loving it!

New books coming out in September 2020 to add to your reading list include "Transcendent Kingdom," "Anxious People" and more must-reads.

Read the book Booklist calls “suspenseful, funny, and poignant" and Kate Atkinson called "a little beacon of pleasure in...
09/05/2020
Book giveaway for The Thursday Murder Club by Richard Osman Aug 10-Sep 05, 2020

Read the book Booklist calls “suspenseful, funny, and poignant" and Kate Atkinson called "a little beacon of pleasure in the midst of the gloom."

Enter to win THE THURSDAY MURDER CLUB by Richard Osman before the book comes out the 22nd!

Enter to win one of 30 free copies available. Giveaway dates from Aug 10-Sep 05, 2020. A fascinating primer in detection… A top-class cozy infused with ...

“It’s a book you really have to read to believe.”Listen in on TRUE STORY author Kate Reed Petty in conversation with her...
09/04/2020
‎Books Connect Us on Apple Podcasts

“It’s a book you really have to read to believe.”

Listen in on TRUE STORY author Kate Reed Petty in conversation with her editor Lindsey Schwoeri on the Books Connect Us podcast. You won't want to miss this!

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"'True Story' is unlike any book I’ve read before," said Berman, "It defies all expectations, exploring memory, trauma a...
09/04/2020
5 books to read if you loved 'The Comeback' by Ella Berman

"'True Story' is unlike any book I’ve read before," said Berman, "It defies all expectations, exploring memory, trauma and whether you can ever truly own a narrative, even if it happened to you. It’s a thrilling, disorienting and powerful read."
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Ella Berman recommended TRUE STORY by Kate Reed Petty on The Today Show ✨

From a touching memoir to a captivating debut novel, there's a book for everyone on this list.

Discover the book you won't be able to forget.THE MIDNIGHT LIBRARY by Matt Haig is coming 9/29! https://bit.ly/2QvdhkN
09/04/2020

Discover the book you won't be able to forget.THE MIDNIGHT LIBRARY by Matt Haig is coming 9/29! https://bit.ly/2QvdhkN

New York Post interviewed John Roa, author of A PRACTICAL WAY TO GET RiCH...AND DIE TRYING. Check it out before the book...
09/04/2020
Inside Silicon Valley’s doomed creative culture

New York Post interviewed John Roa, author of A PRACTICAL WAY TO GET RiCH...AND DIE TRYING. Check it out before the book goes on sale next Tuesday!

In 2014, John Roa was at a professional high point. His company, Chicago-based ÄKTA, a high-end mobile design and development consultancy, had just been included in the latest Inc. 500 list of fast…

“Just beyond the edge of the universe lies a library filled with infinite books that contain infinite possibilities, wit...
09/04/2020
19 New Books to Read in September - E! Online

“Just beyond the edge of the universe lies a library filled with infinite books that contain infinite possibilities, with each one telling the story of another reality. Explore them all in Haig's enchanting novel.”
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E! News included THE MIDNIGHT LIBRARY by Matt Haig (out 9/29) in their list of books you HAVE to read this September ✨

Say goodbye to summer reading with one of these new releases, including Kristin Cavallari's latest cookbook and Elena Ferrante's first novel in five years.

Ken Follett (official)'s upcoming book THE EVENING AND THE MORNING was included in PopSugar's list Fall's most exciting ...
09/03/2020
Our 35 Picks For the Fall's Most Exciting New Books

Ken Follett (official)'s upcoming book THE EVENING AND THE MORNING was included in PopSugar's list Fall's most exciting new books!

Thirty-five exciting new titles coming out through September, October, and November 2020.

"Tana French, the author of best-selling crime thrillers including the Dublin Murder Squad series, takes this standalone...
09/03/2020
The 42 Most Anticipated Books of Fall 2020

"Tana French, the author of best-selling crime thrillers including the Dublin Murder Squad series, takes this standalone novel at a measured pace, easing readers into Cal’s quiet life before the thrills unravel."
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TIME included THE SEARCHER by Tana French in their The 42 Most Anticipated Books of Fall 2020 list.

From Marilynne Robinson, Claudia Rankine, Margaret Atwood and more

Travel + Leisure calls THE MIDNIGHT LIBRARY by Matt Haig a must read book of Fall 2020!
09/03/2020
The 20 Most-anticipated Books for Fall

Travel + Leisure calls THE MIDNIGHT LIBRARY by Matt Haig a must read book of Fall 2020!

These are the books we can't wait to read this fall from some of our favorite authors, including romance novels, literary fiction, and tales of science fiction.

Ken Follett (official)
09/03/2020

Ken Follett (official)

We’re getting ever closer to the publication of my new book, The Evening and the Morning. It will be available in most countries on 15 September. You can pre-order it here: https://bit.ly/3jqXDDF

THE MIDNIGHT LIBRARY by Matt Haig, THE SEARCHER by Tana French and THE EVENING AND THE MORNING by Ken Follett are all on...
09/03/2020
Here are the novels everyone will be buzzing about this fall

THE MIDNIGHT LIBRARY by Matt Haig, THE SEARCHER by Tana French and THE EVENING AND THE MORNING by Ken Follett are all on New York Post's list of books to read this fall ✨

From new work by Tana French to Ken Follett, Martin Amis to Emma Cline, these are the 27 must-read books of fall 2020.

“Insightful characterizations, even of minor figures, and a devastating reveal help make this a standout. Crime fiction ...
09/02/2020
Mystery/Thriller Book Review: The Searcher by Tana French. Viking, $27 (464p) ISBN 978-0-7352-2465-0

“Insightful characterizations, even of minor figures, and a devastating reveal help make this a standout. Crime fiction fans won’t want to miss this one.”
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Publishers Weekly loves THE SEARCHER by Tana French, out October 6.

After 25 years as a Chicago cop, Cal Hooper, the protagonist of this superb standalone from Edgar winner French (The Witch Elm), decided he needed a change. So he moved to a village in the We

"We've come to expect the unexpected from Richard Osman, the affable frontman on quiz shows Pointless and House of Games...
09/01/2020
Richard Osman: 'I wish I were cooler but I'm not'

"We've come to expect the unexpected from Richard Osman, the affable frontman on quiz shows Pointless and House of Games."
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From TV show host to crime novelist, Richard Osman does it all. Read his interview with BBC and l;earn about THE THURSDAY MURDER CLUB, out 9/22.

The Pointless star on loving both the mainstream and the offbeat - and bringing both to his new book.

Calling all Ken Follett fans! Now is your chance to be the first to read THE EVENING AND THE MORNING before it comes out...
09/01/2020
Book giveaway for The Evening and the Morning by Ken Follett Aug 08-Sep 01, 2020

Calling all Ken Follett fans! Now is your chance to be the first to read THE EVENING AND THE MORNING before it comes out September 15th.

Enter our Goodreads giveaway for a chance to win!

Enter to win one of 20 free copies available. Giveaway dates from Aug 08-Sep 01, 2020. “[An] absorbing and lengthy saga of life in a chaotic and unstable...

“French’s second stand-alone novel (after The Witch Elm) is a slow-burn stunner that will keep readers turning the pages...
08/31/2020
The Searcher

“French’s second stand-alone novel (after The Witch Elm) is a slow-burn stunner that will keep readers turning the pages late into the night. Recommend to the author’s legions of fans, as well as those who enjoy crime fiction set in small towns like Julia Keller’s or Jane Harper’s novels.”
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Check out Library Journal's review of THE SEARCHER by Tana French, out October 6!

“Petty’s debut is an impressive literary crime novel along the lines of Megan Abbott and Laura Lippman with great pacing...
08/30/2020
5 Debut Novels You Should Read This August

“Petty’s debut is an impressive literary crime novel along the lines of Megan Abbott and Laura Lippman with great pacing and formal experimentation which sets it apart from most crime fiction."
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CrimeReads loves TRUE STORY by Kate Reed Petty.

Breaking into the crime game isn’t easy, but every month, a few brave and talented souls make a go of it. For readers, there are few experiences so thrilling as finding a new author whose career is…

08/29/2020

“Would you have done anything different, if you had the chance to undo your regrets?”
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Only one month until you can enter THE MIDNIGHT LIBRARY by Matt Haig! A dazzling novel about all the choices that go into a life well lived, from the international bestselling author of Reasons to Stay Alive and How To Stop Time! 🎉https://bit.ly/2QvdhkN

PARADE Magazine recommends Tana French's upcoming book THE SEARCHER, out October 6!.Pre-order it here: https://bit.ly/31...
08/29/2020
Turn the Page on 2020 By Reading One (or All) of These Highly Anticipated Books of Fall

PARADE Magazine recommends Tana French's upcoming book THE SEARCHER, out October 6!
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Pre-order it here: https://bit.ly/31xN4s2

For better or worse, we’ve made it half way through a year packed with more ups and downs than one should encounter in a lifetime. But one thing is certain: pandemic or not, the show must go on. And lucky for everyone, publishers are lining fall bookshelves with new releases—because escaping rea...

“Anyone who liked the formal invention of A Visit from the Goon Squad or Trust Exercise is gonna love this book.” —The T...
08/28/2020
R. Eric Thomas discusses ‘Here For It’ and shares 5 books to read next

“Anyone who liked the formal invention of A Visit from the Goon Squad or Trust Exercise is gonna love this book.” —The Today Show's R. Eric Thomas on TRUE STORY by Kate Reed Petty.
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Click through to around 5:07 to check it out!

Author R. Eric Thomas joins Hoda and Jenna to talk about his memoir in essays, “Here For It,” which was a one of Jenna’s book club picks for the month of August. He also shares the five books he recommends people read next.

Summer is looking a little different this year, so we're giving you the chance to win four thrillers that are sure to sp...
08/28/2020

Summer is looking a little different this year, so we're giving you the chance to win four thrillers that are sure to spice up your summer! From pulse-pounding domestic thrillers to genre-bending dramas, we've got it all.
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Enter our sweepstakes for your chance to win 4 thrillers, from fan favorites like Shari Lapena and Rebecca Fleet to debut authors Kate Reed Petty and Elizabeth Kay.
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https://sweeps.penguinrandomhouse.com/enter/viking-summer-thrillers

"With his new novel, The Death of Jesus, J.M. Coetzee brings to a close one of the most fascinating experiments in recen...
08/27/2020
J.M. Coetzee’s Jesus Novels

"With his new novel, The Death of Jesus, J.M. Coetzee brings to a close one of the most fascinating experiments in recent fiction".
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Check out Tablet Magazine's review of THE DEATH OF JESUS by J.M. Coetzee, out now!

In ‘The Death of Jesus,’ which closes a remarkable trilogy, the Nobel Prize-winning author recasts familiar parables, challenging the Western tradition to recognize its own demise

“There’s no end to the number of books being released that focus in some way on sexual assault and the murky boundaries ...
08/27/2020
15 Books Feminists Should Read in August

“There’s no end to the number of books being released that focus in some way on sexual assault and the murky boundaries around consent, but True Story is truly an intervention in this emerging canon."
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Bitch Media recommends TRUE STORY by Kate Reed Petty.

We’re late, we know.

"Journalist Jessica Goudeau follows two women, Mu Naw and Hasna, refugees resettled in Austin, Texas....Through their na...
08/27/2020
The Best New Books of August 2020 | | Read it Forward

"Journalist Jessica Goudeau follows two women, Mu Naw and Hasna, refugees resettled in Austin, Texas....Through their narratives, Goudeau examines the changing nature of American refugee resettlement policies, from welcoming to hostile."
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AFTER THE LAST BORDER by Jessica Goudeau made it onto Read It Forward's list of the best books of August!

The best new books of August 2020 are as eclectic as ever, encompassing biographies, memoirs, journalism, and, of course, novels galore!

"Feminism has empowered so many women, now we must use that power to end inequality by closing the wealth gap via univer...
08/26/2020
Trail-blazing women look ahead 100 years (opinion)

"Feminism has empowered so many women, now we must use that power to end inequality by closing the wealth gap via universal basic income strategies, living wages and affordable housing."
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Read Mikki Kendall's reflections on the 100th anniversary of the 19th amendment for CNN.

As the US marks the centennial of the 19th amendment and the world observes Women's Equality Day, Marianne Schnall asked renowned women leaders: Where should we be by 2120? What must the next century hold for true and lasting gender equality to be realized?

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Thank you Viking Books for my copy of The Other’s Gold by Elizabeth Ames! (Goodreads win) I’m anxious to dig in and I promise to review when I’m finished!! ❤️
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Did you know that there are many history books and documentaries about the Vietnam War that are now outdated? New records, interviews, documents, and secret tapes are revealing so much about the war from both sides that much of what we thought about the war is turning out misunderstood or flat out wrong. For example, did you think that Ho Chi Minh and Giap were the Communist leaders running the war? Wrong! Did you think the war was primarily an insurgency or civil war? Wrong! Did you think the war was won by the American military but lost by the politicians? Wrong! Did you think that the South Vietnamese people hated their leaders so much that they could never had survived as an independent nation; or that its military never could have defeated the North? Wrong! There is so much that we are now learning that dispels the experts and our thinking about the war. A new book that uses this new material and dispels so many myths or misunderstandings and misgivings about the war is now available. It’s called WARRIORS AND FOOLS: HOW AMERICA’S LEADERS LOST THE VIETNAM WAR AND WHY IT STILL MATTERS. See a sample trailer at https://youtu.be/cPK3y5iF9Ag. Buy now as an Apple iBook at - https://books.apple.com/us/book/warriors-and-fools/id1370970562?mt=11&app=itunes or http://itunes.apple.com/us/book/id1370970562. For others who do not have an iPad or Mac or who are looking for a hard copy see Amazon – https://www.amazon.com/Harry-Rothmann/e/B00JVUZIK2, OR https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/warriors-and-fools-harry-rothmann/1128502856?ean=9780692165492, or https://www.indiebound.org/book/9780692165492.
Just finished it last night, I couldn't put it down and stayed up till 5 am to finish, a great book that will leave you guessing till the very end! Left my review on good reads and bookbub!
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