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  • October 20, 2017
    Friday Reads: Mary Oliver

    There is so much to praise about Mary Oliver: Her wisdom, her humility, her love of the world (especially dogs and birds) while addressing suffering – both personal and planetary. Her books are exhilarating, born of faith, intellect and attention. Just think if she hadn’t put her writing into the world, if she’d kept her rare gift to herself? And yet we at Penguin Random House are fortunate enough to publish Mary Oliver, with the latest offering, Devotions, making its way into the hands of readers, including those who once believed they didn’t like poetry.

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  • October 19, 2017
    Today Everyone is Reading RHCB’s QUACKERS for Jumpstart’s Read for the Record

    Random House Children’s Books is the official publisher for today’s Read for the Record and QUACKERS, written and illustrated by first-time author Liz Wong, published by Knopf Books for Young Readers, is this year’s book choice. Jumpstart’s 12th annual RFTR campaign is a national effort to raise awareness about the need for high-quality early learning for all children while also raising funds to support the important work Jumpstart does in communities across the United States. Children and adults across the country are gathering together to celebrate Read for the Record Day by reading QUACKERS and attempting to beat the world record for most people reading the same book at the same time.

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  • October 19, 2017
    Philip Pullman Raises the Curtain on THE BOOK OF DUST: La Belle Sauvage

    This week’s Igloo Book Buzz title is Philip Pullman’s long-awaited THE BOOK OF DUST: La Belle Sauvage, published today, October 19, by Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers in coordination with Penguin Random House Children’s and David Fickling Books in the U.K. THE BOOK OF DUST is a work in three parts, like Mr. Pullman’s His Dark Materials trilogy (THE GOLDEN COMPASS, THE SUBTLE KNIFE, and THE AMBER SPYGLASS). THE BOOK OF DUST: La Belle Sauvage is set ten years before THE GOLDEN COMPASS and centers on the much-beloved character Lyra Belacqua. Alethiometers, dæmons, and the Magisterium all return to play a part.

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  • October 19, 2017
    There’s a Book for That: Wolves

    This week saw the release of AMERICAN WOLF by journalist Nate Blakeslee who tells the story of Yellowstone’s alpha female wolf O-Six. Called “gripping and fascinating” by Margaret Atwood, AMERICAN WOLF is also this season’s Title Wave pick by Penguin Random House employees. Wolves have always captured authors’ and readers’ imaginations, whether in classic fiction, children’s literature or the nonfiction of animal science. Our selection of wonderful wolf titles runs the gamut and should satisfy piqued interest in readers of all ages.

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  • October 19, 2017
    TSP Editor Kaitlin Ketchum on Producing CHASING LIGHT

    CHASING LIGHT: Michelle Obama Through the Lens of a White House Photographer by Amanda Lucidon, was published by Ten Speed Press, a Crown Publishing Group imprint, on Tuesday, October 17. This collection of striking and intimate photographs of Michelle Obama—many never before seen—is coupled with personal reflections and behind-the-scenes stories from former Official White House Photographer Amanda Lucidon, presented in a deluxe format. Ms. Lucidon, who spent four years covering the First Lady, shares a rare insider’s perspective, from documenting life at the White House to covering domestic and overseas travel.

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  • October 18, 2017
    Featured Author Event: Nathan Englander in Washington, DC

    Pulitzer Prize finalist and bestselling author Nathan Englander will be in Washington, DC on Thursday, October 19, to lead a discussion about his second novel, DINNER AT THE CENTER OF THE EARTH (Knopf), a political thriller that unfolds in the highly charged territory of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and pivots on the complex relationship between a secret prisoner and his guard. The event takes place at Politics & Prose Bookstore and begins at 7:00 pm.

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  • October 18, 2017
    RH’s LINCOLN IN THE BARDO by George Saunders 2017 Man Booker Winner

    “The form and style of this utterly original novel, reveals a witty, intelligent, and deeply moving narrative,” Lola, Baroness Young, Chair of Judges, is describing the rapturously reviewed and New York Times number one bestselling LINCOLN IN THE BARDO by George Saunders which has won the 2017 Man Booker Prize for Fiction, one of the most renowned annual international literary honors.

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  • October 18, 2017
    Two Books by Astronaut Scott Kelly on His Year in Space Published Simultaneously

    Scott Kelly was the first NASA astronaut ever to spend a year in space. He writes about his record-breaking experience in two books, ENDURANCE: A Year in Space, A Lifetime of Discovery (Knopf) and MY JOURNEY TO THE STARS (Crown Books for Young Readers), both published on Tuesday, October 17. While it is not uncommon for an author to write books on the same subject for both adult and young readers, it is extremely rare when the two titles are published simultaneously.

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  • October 13, 2017
    100 Book Covers by Penguin Random House Designers Featured at Torino Graphic Days Festival in Italy

    Penguin Random House celebrates its heritage and creativity internationally through the designs of its book covers, at the heart of the company’s tradition of enduring quality and innovation. An exhibit of 100 of our notable book covers, created by a select group of Penguin Random House creative designers and art directors, is being presented in a special “Be My Cover” exhibit at Torino Graphic Days, October 12-15, in Turin, Italy.

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  • October 12, 2017
    Tim Tebow Launches SHAKEN: The Young Readers Edition with Book Report Contest

    Tim Tebow’s newest book, SHAKEN: The Young Reader’s Edition – Fighting to Stand Strong No Matter What Comes Your Way, was published by WaterBrook, a Crown Publishing Group imprint, on September 12, and launched with a book report contest that is running through January 8, 2018. The Heisman Trophy winner, former NFL quarterback, professional baseball player (in the New York Mets minor league system) and author is very enthused about this contest, which is aimed at youth ages 10 to 15 years old, to encourage reading and writing while reminding them of their identity in Jesus.

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