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The flagship imprint of Random House, Inc., the Random House Publishing Group had its origins in 1925 when Bennett Cerf and Donald Klopfer, two New Yorkers in their mid-twenties, acquired a line of classics and contemporary American works called The Modern Library from publisher Horace Liveright. The company assumed the name Random House two years later in 1927 when Cerf and Klopfer decided to publish a few books on the side, "at random." Their artist friend Rockwell Kent drew his now celebrated logo of a random house, which made its debut in February 1927. Today, the Random House Publishing Group has grown and includes Ballantine Books, Bantam Dell, Delacorte Press, Del Rey/Spectra, The Dial Press, ESPN Books, The Modern Library, One World, Presidio Press, Random House, Spiegel & Grau, and Villard.

Spend #GlobalRunningDay with ultramarathoner Katie Arnold's RUNNING HOME, a memoir about fathers and daughters, grief an...
06/05/2019

Spend #GlobalRunningDay with ultramarathoner Katie Arnold's RUNNING HOME, a memoir about fathers and daughters, grief and renewal, adventure and obsession, and the power of running to change your life.

Learn more at: http://www.randomhousebooks.com/books/537830/

Don't miss Kate Bowler's moving TedTalk, then pick up a copy of her memoir EVERYTHING HAPPENS FOR A REASON (AND OTHER LI...
06/05/2019
"Everything happens for a reason" -- and other lies I've loved

Don't miss Kate Bowler's moving TedTalk, then pick up a copy of her memoir EVERYTHING HAPPENS FOR A REASON (AND OTHER LIES I'VE LOVED). Now out in paperback!

In life's toughest moments, how do you go on living? Kate Bowler has been exploring this question ever since she was diagnosed with stage IV cancer at age 35. In a profound, heartbreaking and unexpectedly funny talk, she offers some answers -- challenging the idea that "everything happens for a reas...

It’s no coincidence that Rita Mae Brown’s WHISKERS IN THE DARK is out today, on National Hug Your Cat Day! We recomm...
06/04/2019

It’s no coincidence that Rita Mae Brown’s WHISKERS IN THE DARK is out today, on National Hug Your Cat Day! We recommend diving into this thrilling new tale with a furry reading companion by your side.

The summer TBR pile just gets longer and longer... #NewReleaseTuesday
06/04/2019

The summer TBR pile just gets longer and longer...
#NewReleaseTuesday

Calling fans of Gangs of New York and Boardwalk Empire! Rich Cohen's THE LAST PIRATE OF NEW YORK tells the true story of...
06/03/2019

Calling fans of Gangs of New York and Boardwalk Empire! Rich Cohen's THE LAST PIRATE OF NEW YORK tells the true story of Albert Hicks, the bloodthirsty underworld legend who conquered Manhattan, dock by dock.

Was he New York City’s last pirate, or its first gangster? You'll just have to pick up a copy when it goes on sale tomorrow to find out.

While WWII raged across the ocean, THE WASHINGTON WAR details the inside story of how FDR and the towering personalities...
06/03/2019
‘The Washington War’ Review: FDR, Politics & World War II

While WWII raged across the ocean, THE WASHINGTON WAR details the inside story of how FDR and the towering personalities around him waged war in the corridors of Washington, D.C., to secure ultimate victory on the battlefields of Europe and the Pacific. Available now!

How plans to win an all-out global war were forged—and passionately debated— in Washington, D.C.

What would you do if today was the last day before the end of the world? In Domenica Ruta's LAST DAY, the end of the wor...
06/03/2019
Last Day by Domenica Ruta | PenguinRandomHouse.com: Books

What would you do if today was the last day before the end of the world? In Domenica Ruta's LAST DAY, the end of the world comes once a year, and is an ancient holiday to be celebrated. Start reading LAST DAY below!

The fates of a cast of seemingly unconnected people converge during the celebration of an ancient holiday in a thought-provoking debut that brings to mind such novels as Station Eleven and The Age of Miracles....

Kicking off #PrideMonth with this gem from the Queer Eye guys, all about creating a life that’s well-rounded, filled w...
06/02/2019

Kicking off #PrideMonth with this gem from the Queer Eye guys, all about creating a life that’s well-rounded, filled with humor and understanding–and most importantly, one that suits you. The ultimate self-care priority! #SelfCareSunday

Today marks forty years since the publication of of Anne Perry's first book on June 1st, 1979! We are honored to have pu...
06/01/2019

Today marks forty years since the publication of of Anne Perry's first book on June 1st, 1979! We are honored to have published so many of Anne's titles over the years. Which novels are your favorites?

Who's your work wife? Tag her in the comments and pick up a copy of Erica Cerulo and Claire Mazur's WORK WIFE for her. A...
06/01/2019
Good Morning America

Who's your work wife? Tag her in the comments and pick up a copy of Erica Cerulo and Claire Mazur's WORK WIFE for her. Available now!

Do you have a "work wife"? If not, you may want to find one, according to these co-founders.

What would you do with your last day on earth? In Domenica Ruta's profoundly original novel, LAST DAY, the end of the wo...
05/31/2019

What would you do with your last day on earth? In Domenica Ruta's profoundly original novel, LAST DAY, the end of the world comes once a year. Every May 28, humanity gathers to anticipate the planet’s demise—and to celebrate as if the day is truly its last.

Out now! Learn more at: http://www.randomhousebooks.com/books/573013/

05/31/2019
Still Ill: 25 Years of ‘Ill Communication’ by the Beastie Boys

Calling all Beastie Boys fans! Don't miss "Still Ill: 25 Years" to hear Michael “Mike D” Diamond & Adam “Ad-Rock” Horovitz dive deep into the making of the band’s epic 1994 album.

Want more? Pick up their genre-bending memoir, BEASTIE BOYS BOOK. Out now!

‘Still Ill: 25 Years of the Beastie Boys’ Ill Communication’ features Michael “Mike D” Diamond and Adam “Ad-Rock” Horovitz diving deep into the making of the...

"To build a nation of equal opportunity for everyone, we need to dismantle this spurious legacy of our common upbringing...
05/31/2019
An Antiracist Reading List

"To build a nation of equal opportunity for everyone, we need to dismantle this spurious legacy of our common upbringing. One of the best ways to do this is by reading books. Not books that reinforce old ideas about who we think we are, what we think America is, what we think racism is. Instead, we need to read books that are difficult or unorthodox, that don’t go down easily. Books that force us to confront our self-serving beliefs and make us aware that “I’m not racist” is a slogan of denial." ––Ibram X. Kendi, author of HOW TO BE AN ANTIRACIST

Ibram X. Kendi on books to help America transcend its racist heritage.

Tune in to hear Jon Meacham and Tim McGraw discuss their book, SONGS OF AMERICA, on Talk Shop Live tonight at 7pm ET/6pm...
05/30/2019
Tim McGraw

Tune in to hear Jon Meacham and Tim McGraw discuss their book, SONGS OF AMERICA, on Talk Shop Live tonight at 7pm ET/6pm CT

‪BONUS: randomly selected copies purchased during this live show will be signed! ‬Link below to watch.

Click FOLLOW to Get Notified When Tim Goes Live. Next show 5/30 at 6pm CT

Excited for summer reading? TIME recommends Lisa Grunwald, Author's TIME AFTER TIME, Jia Tolentino's TRICK MIRROR, Ibram...
05/30/2019
32 Books You Need to Read This Summer

Excited for summer reading? TIME recommends Lisa Grunwald, Author's TIME AFTER TIME, Jia Tolentino's TRICK MIRROR, Ibram X. Kendi's HOW TO BE AN ANTIRACIST, and Tea Obreht's INLAND.

From Colson Whitehead, Elizabeth Gilbert, Blake Crouch and more

Name that book! #RandomHouseMemes
05/30/2019

Name that book! #RandomHouseMemes

Have you heard of Manhattanhenge? It’s a phenomenon occurring just before and after the summer solstice, in which the ...
05/29/2019

Have you heard of Manhattanhenge? It’s a phenomenon occurring just before and after the summer solstice, in which the sun aligns perfectly with Manhattan's street grid.

If you’re in the area and the weather cooperates, you can see it tonight at 8:13pm and tomorrow at 8:12pm. If not, no worries; you’ll find it in the pages of Lisa Grunwald, Author's TIME AFTER TIME, a magical new novel coming June 11th!

05/28/2019

How are young women supposed to see each other clearly when they can't even see themselves? Mandy Berman's razor-sharp new novel THE LEARNING CURVE “perfectly captures [the] power dynamics and identity issues that...women are forced to face.”

—Marie Claire (Must-Read Books of 2019)

The long weekend may be over, but we've got six new releases to brighten your day.
05/28/2019

The long weekend may be over, but we've got six new releases to brighten your day.

Trying to figure out what books to fill your beach bag with this summer? Washington Post recommends...FIRST by Evan Thom...
05/27/2019
The 20 books to read this summer

Trying to figure out what books to fill your beach bag with this summer? Washington Post recommends...

FIRST by Evan Thomas
FLEISHMAN IS IN TROUBLE by Taffy Brodesser-Akner
NORMAL PEOPLE by Sally Rooney

A look at the novels and nonfiction worthy of your precious suitcase space.

05/27/2019

Important announcement: SUMMER READING IS HERE!

05/27/2019
Keep You Close by Karen Cleveland | PenguinRandomHouse.com: Books

Have you burned through your Memorial Day book stack already? We've got you covered. Start reading Karen Cleveland's electrifying thriller, KEEP YOU CLOSE! Available in stores tomorrow!

A woman must confront her sense of right and wrong when the one person she loves most is accused of an unimaginable crime. From the New York Times bestselling author of Need to Know. . . . A strange...

Is there anything better than relaxing with a book on the beach, sun bouncing off the water, ocean waves rolling in? Che...
05/26/2019

Is there anything better than relaxing with a book on the beach, sun bouncing off the water, ocean waves rolling in? Cheers to a summer filled with exactly that! #SelfCareSunday

Ready to dive into summer reading? The New York Times Books recommends...MISTRESS OF THE RITZ by Melanie Benjamin - Auth...
05/24/2019
Wartime Secrets and Intrigue, From the Hotel Ritz to the London Blitz

Ready to dive into summer reading? The New York Times Books recommends...

MISTRESS OF THE RITZ by Melanie Benjamin - Author
THE SPIES OF SHILLING LANE by Jennifer Ryan
THE RED DAUGHTER by John Burnham Schwartz
SEE YOU IN THE PIAZZA by Frances Mayes

Life at the Parisian hotel during the Nazi occupation, a missing woman during the Blitz and the sad career of Stalin’s only daughter are among the subjects of these new historical novels.

05/24/2019

We're back with another episode of 'Random Recommendations' our twice-monthly video series where we recommend one book & one tangentially related thing we’re loving, all in 60 seconds or less.

Up this week: BEFORE WE WERE YOURS by Lisa Wingate & THE ACT on Hulu

📚 + 🍹 = the perfect pairing. We’re enjoying some of this summer’s biggest books alongside JAJA Tequila refresh...
05/23/2019

📚 + 🍹 = the perfect pairing. We’re enjoying some of this summer’s biggest books alongside JAJA Tequila refreshing Grapefruit Tequila Spritzer. Recipe below & don’t miss out on hearing these four powerhouse authors in conversation at The New School on 6/24.

Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pop-culture-powerhouses-tickets-60713243947

Grapefruit Tequila Spritzer
-– 1 ½ oz JAJA Blanco tequila
– 1 ½ oz Grapefruit juice
– Lime soda
– Sparkling water
– Cucumber slices and rosemary to garnish

🚨GIVEAWAY🚨 We’re kicking off Memorial Day Weekend and summer reading season by teaming up with Seabags LLC to gi...
05/23/2019

🚨GIVEAWAY🚨 We’re kicking off Memorial Day Weekend and summer reading season by teaming up with Seabags LLC to give you the chance to win a nautical Chebeague Duffel and an early copy of TELL ME EVERYTHING by Cambria Brockman—a dark and twisty thriller in the vein of The Secret History.

Click below to enter between now and 6/6/19!

https://sweeps.penguinrandomhouse.com/enter/tell-me-everything-sea-bags-giveaway

Don't miss Entertainment Weekly's fantastic roundtable discussion with some of this summer's hottest authors, including ...
05/23/2019
The summer's hottest debut authors sit for an EW roundtable interview

Don't miss Entertainment Weekly's fantastic roundtable discussion with some of this summer's hottest authors, including Taffy Brodesser-Akner (FLEISHMAN IS IN TROUBLE, 6/18) & Linda Holmes (EVVIE DRAKE STARTS OVER, 6/25).

On a sunny May afternoon, EW’s Los Angeles offices are catching literary fever. Five buzzy debut authors — Taffy Brodesser-Akner,…

Going away for Memorial Day Weekend? Don't forget to pack a book (or six) for your beach bag!
05/22/2019

Going away for Memorial Day Weekend? Don't forget to pack a book (or six) for your beach bag!

You can see yourself out. #RandomHouseMemes
05/22/2019

You can see yourself out. #RandomHouseMemes

Today, we're proud to release the first three books in Modern Library's new Torchbearers series. These paperbacks will h...
05/21/2019

Today, we're proud to release the first three books in Modern Library's new Torchbearers series. These paperbacks will honor a more inclusive vision of classic books by recognizing women who wrote on their own terms, with boldness, creativity, and a spirit of resistance.

Stacks on stacks on stacks #newreleasetuesday[cc: Lisa Wingate Melanie Benjamin - Author Belinda Luscombe Robert Kurson]
05/21/2019

Stacks on stacks on stacks #newreleasetuesday

[cc: Lisa Wingate Melanie Benjamin - Author Belinda Luscombe Robert Kurson]

05/21/2019
Oprah Winfrey

Don't miss David Brooks' interview with Oprah Winfrey on SuperSoul discussing his new book, THE SECOND MOUNTAIN.

Head to The New Yorker to read an exclusive excerpt from Jia Tolentino's new essay collection, TRICK MIRROR. Out August ...
05/20/2019
Losing Religion and Finding Ecstasy in Houston

Head to The New Yorker to read an exclusive excerpt from Jia Tolentino's new essay collection, TRICK MIRROR. Out August 6th.

Christianity formed my deepest instincts, and I have been walking away from it for half my life.

Your weekly dose of Monday inspiration: an excerpt from Shannon Sedgwick Davis's TO STOP A WARLORD. Star reading one wom...
05/20/2019
To Stop a Warlord by Shannon Sedgwick Davis | PenguinRandomHouse.com: Books

Your weekly dose of Monday inspiration: an excerpt from Shannon Sedgwick Davis's TO STOP A WARLORD. Star reading one woman’s inspiring true story of an unlikely alliance to stop a warlord, proving that there is no limit to what we can do.

One woman’s inspiring true story of an unlikely alliance to stop the atrocities of a warlord, proving that there is no limit to what we can do, even in the face of unspeakable injustice and impossible...

This #SelfCareSunday we're diving into IN LOVE WITH THE WORLD, which gives readers a rare, intimate account of a world-r...
05/19/2019

This #SelfCareSunday we're diving into IN LOVE WITH THE WORLD, which gives readers a rare, intimate account of a world-renowned Buddhist monk’s near-death experience and the life-changing wisdom he gained from it.

Deep breath in, deep breath out. OK, time to read.

Mallory Smith was "determined to live as best she could, for as long as she could. She surfed, played volleyball and wat...
05/18/2019
Cystic Fibrosis Patients Turn to Experimental Phage Therapy

Mallory Smith was "determined to live as best she could, for as long as she could. She surfed, played volleyball and water polo, and graduated from Stanford University, where she majored in human biology." Her inspiring posthumous memoir, SALT IN MY SOUL, is available now.

Microphage therapy has not been approved by the Food and Drug Administration, but there is growing interest in the treatment for cystic fibrosis.

"The relevance of this riveting and absorbing book is clear." Don't miss THE IMPEACHERS, Brenda Wineapple's new book abo...
05/17/2019
Impeachment, the First Time Around

"The relevance of this riveting and absorbing book is clear." Don't miss THE IMPEACHERS, Brenda Wineapple's new book about Andrew Johnson's impeachment trial, in the The New York Times daily review! THE IMPEACHERS is available 5/21!

Andrew Johnson ascended to the presidency after Lincoln’s assassination. Brenda Wineapple’s “The Impeachers” recounts the efforts to remove him from office.

TA-DA! We're swooning over the newly arrived finished copies of Lisa Grunwald, Author's TIME AFTER TIME! Available 6/11!
05/17/2019

TA-DA! We're swooning over the newly arrived finished copies of Lisa Grunwald, Author's TIME AFTER TIME! Available 6/11!

Finished copies are in!! #TimeAfterTimeBook

Lisa Wingate's blockbuster bestseller BEFORE WE WERE YOURS is out in paperback on Tuesday! Based on one of America’s m...
05/17/2019

Lisa Wingate's blockbuster bestseller BEFORE WE WERE YOURS is out in paperback on Tuesday!

Based on one of America’s most notorious real-life scandals—in which Georgia Tann, director of a Memphis-based adoption organization, kidnapped and sold poor children to wealthy families all over the country—Wingate's novel is sure to be a hit at your next book club.

05/16/2019
YOUR DREAM EXPERIENCE AWAITS YOU.

Kick off your summer of fun with the TALBOTS Ultimate Summer Bucket List Sweepstakes! They're giving away five once-in-a-lifetime experiences, including a weekend in Nantucket & lunch with bestselling author Nancy Thayer.

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You could WIN 1 of 5 once-in-a-lifetime prizes. #TalbotsSummerBucketList

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