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The company assumed the name Random House two years later when Cerf and Klopfer decided to publish a few books on the side, “at random.”

Today Random House is the proud publishing home of the world’s most acclaimed storytellers, thought leaders, and innovators. The Random House portfolio of imprints includes include Ballantine Books, Bantam Dell, Delacorte Press, Del Rey, The Dial Press, Modern

The company assumed the name Random House two years later when Cerf and Klopfer decided to publish a few books on the side, “at random.”

Today Random House is the proud publishing home of the world’s most acclaimed storytellers, thought leaders, and innovators. The Random House portfolio of imprints includes include Ballantine Books, Bantam Dell, Delacorte Press, Del Rey, The Dial Press, Modern

Picking up our copies of Truman Capote books in honor of the new documentary coming out today — 'The Capote Tapes,' whic...
09/10/2021

Picking up our copies of Truman Capote books in honor of the new documentary coming out today — 'The Capote Tapes,' which explores the impact of Capote's novels ANSWERED PRAYERS, IN COLD BLOOD, and BREAKFAST AT TIFFANYS 📚🎥

Picking up our copies of Truman Capote books in honor of the new documentary coming out today — 'The Capote Tapes,' which explores the impact of Capote's novels ANSWERED PRAYERS, IN COLD BLOOD, and BREAKFAST AT TIFFANYS 📚🎥

The third season of You drops October 15th on Netflix! That gives you 35 days to catch up on Caroline Kepnes' latest nov...
09/10/2021
You Love Me by Caroline Kepnes: 9780593133798 | PenguinRandomHouse.com: Books

The third season of You drops October 15th on Netflix! That gives you 35 days to catch up on Caroline Kepnes' latest novel in the series, YOU LOVE ME.

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The highly anticipated new thriller in Caroline Kepnes’s hit You series, now a blockbuster Netflix show—a compulsively readable trip into the deviant mind of...

Three powerful new paperbacks to add to your TBR list.ABOUT THE BOOKSThe Purpose of Power: An essential guide to buildin...
09/09/2021

Three powerful new paperbacks to add to your TBR list.

ABOUT THE BOOKS
The Purpose of Power: An essential guide to building transformative movements to address the challenges of our time, from one of the country’s leading organizers and a co-creator of Black Lives Matter

See No Stranger: An urgent manifesto and a dramatic memoir of awakening, this is the story of revolutionary love.

His Truth Is Marching On: An intimate and revealing portrait of civil rights icon and longtime U.S. congressman John Lewis, linking his life to the painful quest for justice in America from the 1950s to the present.

Three powerful new paperbacks to add to your TBR list.

ABOUT THE BOOKS
The Purpose of Power: An essential guide to building transformative movements to address the challenges of our time, from one of the country’s leading organizers and a co-creator of Black Lives Matter

See No Stranger: An urgent manifesto and a dramatic memoir of awakening, this is the story of revolutionary love.

His Truth Is Marching On: An intimate and revealing portrait of civil rights icon and longtime U.S. congressman John Lewis, linking his life to the painful quest for justice in America from the 1950s to the present.

Return to the classics and discover your next great book this Back to School season (enrollment not required). View the ...
09/09/2021

Return to the classics and discover your next great book this Back to School season (enrollment not required). View the full reading list at: https://sites.prh.com/classics

Return to the classics and discover your next great book this Back to School season (enrollment not required). View the full reading list at: https://sites.prh.com/classics

Dive into today's #MorningMustRead, an excerpt from the terrifying true story of Larry Ray and "The Stolen Kids of Sarah...
09/09/2021
Slonim Woods 9 by Daniel Barban Levin: 9780593138854 | PenguinRandomHouse.com: Books

Dive into today's #MorningMustRead, an excerpt from the terrifying true story of Larry Ray and "The Stolen Kids of Sarah Lawrence." SLONIM WOODS 9 is available now! Start reading here: https://bit.ly/2VrKfZs

A stunning firsthand account of the creation of a modern cult under conman Larry Ray and the horrifying costs paid by his young victims: his daughter’s college roommates “Chilling . . . eloquent...

The latest novel from beloved author Jodi Picoult is now out in paperback! Plus, get excited about Jodi's new novel, WIS...
09/08/2021

The latest novel from beloved author Jodi Picoult is now out in paperback! Plus, get excited about Jodi's new novel, WISH YOU WERE HERE, coming November 30th.

About THE BOOK OF TWO WAYS:
Everything changes in a single moment for Dawn Edelstein. She’s on a plane when the flight attendant makes an announcement: Prepare for a crash landing. She braces herself as thoughts flash through her mind. The shocking thing is, the thoughts are not of her husband but of a man she last saw fifteen years ago: Wyatt Armstrong.

Dawn, miraculously, survives the crash, but so do all the doubts that have suddenly been raised. She has led a good life. Back in Boston, there is her husband, Brian, their beloved daughter, and her work as a death doula, in which she helps ease the transition between life and death for her clients.

But somewhere in Egypt is Wyatt Armstrong, who works as an archaeologist unearthing ancient burial sites, a career Dawn once studied for but was forced to abandon when life suddenly intervened. And now, when it seems that fate is offering her second chances, she is not as sure of the choice she once made.

After the crash landing, the airline ensures that the survivors are seen by a doctor, then offers transportation to wherever they want to go. The obvious destination is to fly home, but she could take another path: return to the archaeological site she left years before, reconnect with Wyatt and their unresolved history, and maybe even complete her research on The Book of Two Ways—the first known map of the afterlife.

As the story unfolds, Dawn’s two possible futures unspool side by side, as do the secrets and doubts long buried with them. Dawn must confront the questions she’s never truly asked: What does a life well lived look like? When we leave this earth, what do we leave behind? Do we make choices . . . or do our choices make us? And who would you be if you hadn’t turned out to be the person you are right now?

The latest novel from beloved author Jodi Picoult is now out in paperback! Plus, get excited about Jodi's new novel, WISH YOU WERE HERE, coming November 30th.

About THE BOOK OF TWO WAYS:
Everything changes in a single moment for Dawn Edelstein. She’s on a plane when the flight attendant makes an announcement: Prepare for a crash landing. She braces herself as thoughts flash through her mind. The shocking thing is, the thoughts are not of her husband but of a man she last saw fifteen years ago: Wyatt Armstrong.

Dawn, miraculously, survives the crash, but so do all the doubts that have suddenly been raised. She has led a good life. Back in Boston, there is her husband, Brian, their beloved daughter, and her work as a death doula, in which she helps ease the transition between life and death for her clients.

But somewhere in Egypt is Wyatt Armstrong, who works as an archaeologist unearthing ancient burial sites, a career Dawn once studied for but was forced to abandon when life suddenly intervened. And now, when it seems that fate is offering her second chances, she is not as sure of the choice she once made.

After the crash landing, the airline ensures that the survivors are seen by a doctor, then offers transportation to wherever they want to go. The obvious destination is to fly home, but she could take another path: return to the archaeological site she left years before, reconnect with Wyatt and their unresolved history, and maybe even complete her research on The Book of Two Ways—the first known map of the afterlife.

As the story unfolds, Dawn’s two possible futures unspool side by side, as do the secrets and doubts long buried with them. Dawn must confront the questions she’s never truly asked: What does a life well lived look like? When we leave this earth, what do we leave behind? Do we make choices . . . or do our choices make us? And who would you be if you hadn’t turned out to be the person you are right now?

R. Eric Thomas' heartfelt and hilarious memoir-in-essays is finally out in paperback! “Hilarious, revelatory, hopeful, i...
09/08/2021

R. Eric Thomas' heartfelt and hilarious memoir-in-essays is finally out in paperback! “Hilarious, revelatory, hopeful, incisive—Here for It feels like splitting dessert with your funniest friend, if that friend was also your smartest professor and a devastatingly sharp pop culture historian" (Casey McQuiston).

R. Eric Thomas' heartfelt and hilarious memoir-in-essays is finally out in paperback! “Hilarious, revelatory, hopeful, incisive—Here for It feels like splitting dessert with your funniest friend, if that friend was also your smartest professor and a devastatingly sharp pop culture historian" (Casey McQuiston).

Today's #MorningMustRead is a mid-week pick-me-up in the form of R. Eric Thomas' HERE FOR IT, now available in paperback...
09/08/2021

Today's #MorningMustRead is a mid-week pick-me-up in the form of R. Eric Thomas' HERE FOR IT, now available in paperback! Read an excerpt here: https://bit.ly/3hdrXTg

Today's #MorningMustRead is a mid-week pick-me-up in the form of R. Eric Thomas' HERE FOR IT, now available in paperback! Read an excerpt here: https://bit.ly/3hdrXTg

They’re perfect for each other, but what happens when you meet the right person at the wrong time—over and over again? F...
09/07/2021

They’re perfect for each other, but what happens when you meet the right person at the wrong time—over and over again? Find out in Owen Nicholls' PERFECT TIMING, out today!

They’re perfect for each other, but what happens when you meet the right person at the wrong time—over and over again? Find out in Owen Nicholls' PERFECT TIMING, out today!

September's new releases are starting off with a two-stack bang!
09/07/2021

September's new releases are starting off with a two-stack bang!

Kick off your new month of reading with today's #MorningMustRead, an excerpt from Alicia Garza's THE PURPOSE OF POWER, o...
09/07/2021

Kick off your new month of reading with today's #MorningMustRead, an excerpt from Alicia Garza's THE PURPOSE OF POWER, out today in paperback! Start reading here: https://bit.ly/2WZvQ7u

Kick off your new month of reading with today's #MorningMustRead, an excerpt from Alicia Garza's THE PURPOSE OF POWER, out today in paperback! Start reading here: https://bit.ly/2WZvQ7u

Expand your concept of classic literature through The Modern Library Torchbearers series, a collection of books by women...
09/06/2021

Expand your concept of classic literature through The Modern Library Torchbearers series, a collection of books by women who wrote on their own terms, with boldness, creativity, and a spirit of resistance.

Learn more at: https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/series/D74/modern-library-torchbearers

Expand your concept of classic literature through The Modern Library Torchbearers series, a collection of books by women who wrote on their own terms, with boldness, creativity, and a spirit of resistance.

Learn more at: https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/series/D74/modern-library-torchbearers

People in the U.S. are leaving their jobs at record-high numbers, and many are wondering, what comes next? In THE WORK, ...
09/05/2021

People in the U.S. are leaving their jobs at record-high numbers, and many are wondering, what comes next? In THE WORK, Wes Moore shares the powerful lessons—about self-discovery, service, and risk-taking—that led him to a new definition of success for our times. Filled with stories of other twenty-first-century change-makers who’ve inspired him in his search, THE WORK will inspire readers to see how we can each find our own path to purpose and help create a better world.

https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/220296/the-work-by-wes-moore/

People in the U.S. are leaving their jobs at record-high numbers, and many are wondering, what comes next? In THE WORK, Wes Moore shares the powerful lessons—about self-discovery, service, and risk-taking—that led him to a new definition of success for our times. Filled with stories of other twenty-first-century change-makers who’ve inspired him in his search, THE WORK will inspire readers to see how we can each find our own path to purpose and help create a better world.

https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/220296/the-work-by-wes-moore/

Sorry, we're booked all weekend.
09/03/2021

Sorry, we're booked all weekend.

Sorry, we're booked all weekend.

Today's #MorningMustRead is an excerpt from Anne Frank's THE DIARY OF A YOUNG GIRL, an international classic. Start read...
09/03/2021

Today's #MorningMustRead is an excerpt from Anne Frank's THE DIARY OF A YOUNG GIRL, an international classic. Start reading here: https://bit.ly/2WP8Qrm

Today's #MorningMustRead is an excerpt from Anne Frank's THE DIARY OF A YOUNG GIRL, an international classic. Start reading here: https://bit.ly/2WP8Qrm

“Widder [has] worked hard to bring the abyss to light. It is our duty, as clumsy land-bound dwellers of a water planet, ...
09/02/2021

“Widder [has] worked hard to bring the abyss to light. It is our duty, as clumsy land-bound dwellers of a water planet, to look, and to remember.” —The New York Times Books

ABOUT THE BOOK:
Edith Widder’s childhood dream of becoming a marine biologist was almost derailed in college, when complications from a surgery gone wrong caused temporary blindness. A new reality of shifting shadows drew her fascination to the power of light—as well as the importance of optimism.

As her vision cleared, Widder found the intersection of her two passions in oceanic bioluminescence, a little-explored scientific field within Earth’s last great unknown frontier: the deep ocean. With little promise of funding or employment, she leaped at the first opportunity to train as a submersible pilot and dove into the darkness.

Widder’s first journey into the deep ocean, in a diving suit that resembled a suit of armor, took her to a depth of eight hundred feet. She turned off the lights and witnessed breathtaking underwater fireworks: explosions of bioluminescent activity. Concerns about her future career vanished. She only wanted to know one thing: Why was there so much light down there?

Below the Edge of Darkness takes readers deep into our planet’s oceans as Widder pursues her questions about one of the most important and widely used forms of communication in nature. In the process, she reveals hidden worlds and a dazzling menagerie of behaviors and animals, from microbes to leviathans, many never before seen or, like the legendary giant squid, never before filmed in their deep-sea lairs. Alongside Widder, we experience life-and-death equipment malfunctions and witness breakthroughs in technology and understanding, all set against a growing awareness of the deteriorating health of our largest and least understood ecosystem.

A thrilling adventure story as well as a scientific revelation, Below the Edge of Darkness reckons with the complicated and sometimes dangerous realities of exploration. Widder shows us how when we push our boundaries and expand our worlds, discovery and wonder follow. These are the ultimate keys to the ocean’s salvation—and thus to our future on this planet.

“Widder [has] worked hard to bring the abyss to light. It is our duty, as clumsy land-bound dwellers of a water planet, to look, and to remember.” —The New York Times Books

ABOUT THE BOOK:
Edith Widder’s childhood dream of becoming a marine biologist was almost derailed in college, when complications from a surgery gone wrong caused temporary blindness. A new reality of shifting shadows drew her fascination to the power of light—as well as the importance of optimism.

As her vision cleared, Widder found the intersection of her two passions in oceanic bioluminescence, a little-explored scientific field within Earth’s last great unknown frontier: the deep ocean. With little promise of funding or employment, she leaped at the first opportunity to train as a submersible pilot and dove into the darkness.

Widder’s first journey into the deep ocean, in a diving suit that resembled a suit of armor, took her to a depth of eight hundred feet. She turned off the lights and witnessed breathtaking underwater fireworks: explosions of bioluminescent activity. Concerns about her future career vanished. She only wanted to know one thing: Why was there so much light down there?

Below the Edge of Darkness takes readers deep into our planet’s oceans as Widder pursues her questions about one of the most important and widely used forms of communication in nature. In the process, she reveals hidden worlds and a dazzling menagerie of behaviors and animals, from microbes to leviathans, many never before seen or, like the legendary giant squid, never before filmed in their deep-sea lairs. Alongside Widder, we experience life-and-death equipment malfunctions and witness breakthroughs in technology and understanding, all set against a growing awareness of the deteriorating health of our largest and least understood ecosystem.

A thrilling adventure story as well as a scientific revelation, Below the Edge of Darkness reckons with the complicated and sometimes dangerous realities of exploration. Widder shows us how when we push our boundaries and expand our worlds, discovery and wonder follow. These are the ultimate keys to the ocean’s salvation—and thus to our future on this planet.

Dive into today's #MorningMustRead, a classic from Rita Mae Brown, RUBYFRUIT JUNGLE! Start reading here: https://bit.ly/...
09/02/2021

Dive into today's #MorningMustRead, a classic from Rita Mae Brown, RUBYFRUIT JUNGLE! Start reading here: https://bit.ly/3mSy2Zb

Dive into today's #MorningMustRead, a classic from Rita Mae Brown, RUBYFRUIT JUNGLE! Start reading here: https://bit.ly/3mSy2Zb

Major galley brag 😍
09/01/2021

Major galley brag 😍

Major galley brag 😍

We’re thrilled to announce that signed copies of THE 1619 PROJECT are now available for preorder. Head to 1619books.com ...
09/01/2021

We’re thrilled to announce that signed copies of THE 1619 PROJECT are now available for preorder. Head to 1619books.com to find a list with all the participating stores. While supplies last.

We’re thrilled to announce that signed copies of THE 1619 PROJECT are now available for preorder. Head to 1619books.com to find a list with all the participating stores. While supplies last.

09/01/2021

This book kicked my ass.

Which is why I can’t wait to share it with you!

I learned so much about the language of human emotion and experience. And after searching for 20+ years, this research led me to the missing piece that I needed to develop a model on connection.

“Atlas of the Heart” is a book about finding our way back to ourselves and one another.

When fear, anxiety, and uncertainty leave us feeling adrift and untethered in our lives, our first instinct is to look out into the distance to find the nearest shore.

But the shore isn’t something outside of us — the solid ground we’re seeking is within us. It’s not always easy to find, but it’s there.

This book explores the language and tools we need to access a universe of new choices and second chances — a universe where we can share and steward the stories of our bravest and most heartbreaking moments with one another in a way that cultivates meaningful connection.

To all of the mapmakers and the travelers — this one is for you!
BB

https://brenebrown.com/atlas-of-the-heart/

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In 1925, Bennett Cerf and Donald Klopfer, two New Yorkers in their mid-twenties, acquired The Modern Library, a stable of classics and contemporary American works. The company assumed the name Random House two years later when Cerf and Klopfer decided to publish a few books on the side, “at random.”

Today Random House is the proud publishing home of the world’s most acclaimed storytellers, thought leaders, and innovators. The Random House portfolio of imprints includes include Ballantine Books, Bantam Dell, Delacorte Press, Del Rey, The Dial Press, Modern Library, One World, Hogarth, Crown, Crown Archetype, Tim Duggan Books, Three Rivers Press, Broadway Books, Convergent, Currency, Crown Forum, Image, WaterBrook, Multnomah, Clarkson Potter, Ten Speed Press, Lorena Jones Books, Watson-Guptill, Ink & Willow, Harmony, Rodale, and, of course, the flagship imprint Random House. This diverse group of imprints publishes original fiction and nonfiction in all formats with the mission to entertain, educate, and inspire readers for generations.

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