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  • January 15, 2020
    There’s a Book for That: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

    On Monday, January 20, we honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., who was born on January 15, 1929 in Atlanta, Georgia. The holiday celebrates the life and legacy of a man who brought hope and healing to America. It’s a time to commemorate the timeless values he exemplified – courage, truth, justice, compassion, dignity, humility and service – as well as the forgiveness and nonviolence that empowered his leadership.

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  • January 10, 2020
    JUST MERCY Film Based on Bryan Stevenson’s Random House Book Opens Nationwide Today

    JUST MERCY, Bryan Stevenson’s award-winning, #1 New York Times bestselling Random House book, adapted into a major motion picture starring Michael B. Jordan and Jamie Foxx, opens in theaters nationwide today.

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  • January 7, 2020
    Knopf Author Jonathan Coe Wins Costa Novel Award for MIDDLE ENGLAND

    Winners of the 2019 Costa Book Awards, one of the UK’s most prestigious and popular literary prizes, have been announced. The award in the Novel category went to Jonathan Coe, author of MIDDLE ENGLAND, published by Alfred A. Knopf in the US and Canada, and by Penguin in the UK. The Costa First Novel award was won by Sara Collins for The Confessions of Frannie Langton, published by Penguin in the UK.

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  • January 3, 2020
    7 PRH Titles on CNN’s “10 of the Decade’s Most Influential Books” List

    CNN posits that “a decade is in part defined by its books.” Looking back at the 2010s, the cable news network picked 10 of the time-period’s most influential titles, noting, “These books are sexy, courageous, vulnerable and venerated. Many have been adapted into films, merchandise or Netflix specials. These are the printed works that most left their mark on the 2010s.”

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