Please note that the links below are for Random House. Learn about Penguin library services here.

Library Marketing Staff Picks
Our favorite new and forthcoming books!


Jennifer Parmelee Childs Recommends:

Jim Crace

Harvest: A Novel

I was a huge fan of Crace's The Pesthouse (which was an ALA Notable Book), so I was thrilled to see we had his next book on our spring list. It was the first one I picked up from that season and I'm happy to say that I was not disappointed. Crace weaves a tapestry of bucolic life colliding with economic progress with haunting results. The writing is mind-blowing.

978-0-385-52077-5 | $24.95 | 25,000 | Nan A. Talese | HC | February

eBook: 978-0-385-53690-5

Literary Fiction

* Request an eGalley here.


Erica Melnichok Recommends:

Taylor Stevens

The Doll: A Vanessa Michael Munroe Novel

In case you've missed my previous staff picks for Stevens' The Informationist and The Innocent, here's your latest chance to hear me rave about these riveting thrillers! Lucky enough to meet Stevens last year at the ALA Midwinter Conference, I was a geeky fan begging for insider info on The Doll. I promise this is going to be huge!

978-0-307-88878-5 | $24.00/$28.00C | 50,000 | Crown | HC | June

eBook: 978-0-307-88879-2

CD: 978-0-385-35983-2

AD: 978-0-385-35984-9



Elizabeth Fabian Recommends:

Walter Walker

Crime of Privilege: A Novel

A murder on Cape Cod. A rape in Palm Beach. A college student, seduced by the power of one of America's most prominent families stays silent about what he saw. Years later, as a lawyer, he is driven to find not only a killer, but his own redemption as well. This thrilling, transcontinental investigation asks the question: Can privilege really corrupt justice?

978-0-345-54153-6 | $26.00/$31.00C | 75,000 | Ballantine Books | HC | June
eBook: 978-0-345-54154-3

CD: 978-0-385-36723-3

AD: 978-0-385-36724-0



Kelly Coyle-Crivelli Recommends:

Walter Cronkite, IV and Maurice Isserman; Foreword by Tom Brokaw

Cronkite's War: Walter Cronkite's World War II Letters Home

From one of the defining voices of "The Greatest Generation" comes a story of love and war, told through the vivid letters of the young war correspondent Walter Cronkite to his wife Betsy. Heartfelt and evocative, this book is a must-read for World War II buffs and media enthusiasts alike.

978-1-4262-1019-8 | $28.00/$33.00C | 75,000 | National Geographic Society | HC | May

eBook 978-1-4262-1020-4



Krista Rupe Recommends:

Matthew Goodman

Eighty Days: Nellie Bly and Elizabeth Bisland's History-Making Race Around the World

The true story of two daring, brave, young women journalists, who in 1889 decided to race around the world attempting to beat the 80-day claim of Jules Verne�s popular novel. I instantly fell in love with the feisty Nellie Bly and sweet Elizabeth Bisland. You too will be drawn in by their adventurous travel tale through foreign lands.

978-0-345-52726-4 | $28.00/$34.00C | 50,000 | Ballantine Books | HC | March

eBook: 978-0-345-52728-8

CD: 978-0-385-35972-6

AD: 978-0-385-35973-3








RH.BIZ - Penguin Random House LLC

Bertelsmann Media Worldwide