Books published by Penguin

The Boys in the Boat

Penguin Paperbacks | May 27, 2014 | 404 pages
Traces the story of an American rowing team from the University of Washington that defeated elite rivals at Hitler's 1936 Berlin Olympics, sharing the experiences of such contributors as their enigmatic coach, a visionary boat builder and a homeless teen rower. By the author of Under a Flaming Sky.... More Info

The Battle for Skandia

Penguin | January 1, 2009 | 294 pages
After Ranger's apprentice Will battles Temujai warriors to rescue Evanlyn, Will's kingdom of Skandia joins forces with rival kingdom Araluen to defeat a common enemy.  More Info

How to Run a Government

Penguin Press | March 24, 2016 | 368 pages
Jessica Hart has never forgotten Matthew Landley. After all, he was her first love when she was fifteen years old. But he was also her school maths teacher, and their forbidden affair ended in scandal with his arrest and imprisonment. Now, seventeen years later, Matthew returns with a new identity,... More Info

The Truth and Other Lies

Penguin Canada | June 7, 2016 | 256 pages
A literary thriller reminiscent of The Dinner and The Silent Wife that follows a famous author whose wife--the brains behind his success--meets her death, leaving him to deal with the consequences On the surface, Henry Hayden seems like someone you could like, or even admire. A famous bestselling... More Info

The World Beyond Your Head

Penguin Books Canada | April 5, 2016 | 320 pages
In this brilliant follow-up, Matthew Crawford, author of the bestselling Shop Class As Soulcraft, investigates the challenge of mastering one's own mind We often complain about our fractured mental lives and feel beset by outside forces that destroy our focus and disrupt our peace of mind. Any... More Info

The Widow

Penguin Canada | February 16, 2016 | 336 pages
A loving husband or a heartless killer...she'd know, wouldn't she? There's a lot Jean hasn't said over the years about the crime her husband was suspected of committing. She was busy being the perfect wife, standing by her man while living with accusing glares and anonymous harassment. Now her... More Info

13 Ways of Looking at a Fat Girl

Penguin Books Canada | February 23, 2016 | 224 pages
"This book sparkles with wit and at the same time comes across as so transparent and genuine--Awad knows how to talk about the raw struggles of female friendships, sex, contact, humanness, and her voice is a wry celebration of all of this at once." --AIMEE BENDER, author of The Particular Sadness... More Info

Awake and Dreaming

Penguin Global | November 5, 2013 | 258 pages
While living a miserable, poverty-stricken life with her young, irresponsible mother, nine-year-old Theo dreams of belonging to a real family but finds a shadowy figure haunting her thoughts.  More Info

The Necessary War

Penguin Books Canada | September 29, 2015 | 536 pages
The definitive account of Canadians fighting in the Second World War written by Canada's premier military historian Tim Cook, Canada's leading war historian, ventures deep into the Second World War in this epic two-volume story of heroism and horror, loss and longing, and sacrifice and endurance.... More Info

Reclaiming Conversation

Penguin Press HC | October 1, 2015 | 448 pages
Renowned media scholar Sherry Turkle investigates how a flight from conversation undermines our relationships, creativity, and productivity --and why reclaiming face-to-face conversation can help us regain lost ground. We live in a technological universe in which we are always communicating. And... More Info

The Sense of Style

Penguin Books | September 22, 2015 | 368 pages
"Charming and erudite . . . The wit and insight and clarity he brings . . . is what makes this book such a gem." --Time.com Why is so much writing so bad, and how can we make it better? Is the English language being corrupted by texting and social media? Do the kids today even care about good... More Info

The Pillars of the Earth

Penguin | December 16, 1990 | 983 pages
Set in twelfth-century England, this epic of kings and peasants juxtaposes the building of a magnificent church with the violence and treachery that often characterized the Middle Ages. Reissue.  More Info

The Penguin State of the Middle East Atlas

Penguin Books | March 18, 2015 | 144 pages
From the author of The Penguin State of the World Atlas, an essential tool for understanding the modern Middle East The Middle East is in a constant state of change, and understanding it has never been more important. In this essential guide to the region and its politics, Dan Smith unravels the... More Info

A New Green History of the World

Penguin Group USA | December 16, 2018 | 452 pages
An updated examination of human history in terms of the environment explores how nature has affected the growth of human civilization and how human civilization has affected nature, from the earliest hunter-gatherer groups to the present. Reprint.  More Info

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

Penguin UK | May 14, 2008 | 450 pages
A nineteenth-century boy, floating down the Mississippi River on a raft with a runaway slave, becomes involved with a feuding family, two scoundrels pretending to be royalty, and Tom Sawyer's aunt, who mistakes him for Tom.  More Info

Felicity

Penguin Press | October 13, 2015 | 96 pages
Mary Oliver, winner of the Pulitzer Prize, celebrates love in her new collection of poems “If I have any secret stash of poems, anywhere, it might be about love, not anger,” Mary Oliver once said in an interview. Finally, in her stunning new collection, Felicity, we can immerse ourselves in... More Info

Eileen

Penguin Press | August 11, 2015 | 272 pages
A lonely young woman working in a boys’ prison outside Boston in the early 60s is pulled into a very strange crime, in a mordant, harrowing story of obsession and suspense, by one of the brightest new voices in fiction So here we are. My name was Eileen Dunlop. Now you know me. I was twenty-four... More Info

What's Math Got to Do with It?

Penguin Books | March 31, 2015 | 272 pages
“Highly accessible and enjoyable for readers who love and loathe math.” —Booklist A critical read for teachers and parents who want to improve children’s mathematics learning, What’s Math Got to Do with It? is “an inspiring resource” (Publishers Weekly). Featuring all the important... More Info

Reading in the Brain

Penguin Paperbacks | December 16, 2018 | 388 pages
Examines the process through which the human brain has adapted to create and recognize words, discussing the history of writing and reading and presenting current research into such topics as language, spelling logic, and dyslexia.  More Info

On Revolution

Penguin Classics | December 16, 2018 | 336 pages
Hannah Arendt's penetrating observations on the modern world have been fundamental to our understanding of our political landscape, both its history and its future. Published in the years between Arendt's seminal texts The Origins of Totalitarianism and Eichmann in Jerusalem, On Revolution is a... More Info

A Writer's Guide to Nonfiction

Penguin | December 16, 2018 | 225 pages
Discusses the art and craft of writing essays, memoirs, how-to guides, travel, technical reports, feature articles, recipes, and other genres, and provides tips on the business side of writing, target audiences, and marketing.  More Info

Irving Vs. Irving

Penguin Hardcover | September 1, 2015 | 352 pages
The inside story of how these ambitious, often ruthless entrepreneurs came to dominate the economic and political affairs of Atlantic Canada, and how they learned to love the property that perplexed them most: their media monopoly They are Canada's third wealthiest family and one of the largest... More Info

Bright Lines

Penguin Books | August 11, 2015 | 304 pages
A vibrant debut novel, set in Brooklyn and Bangladesh, follows three young women and one family struggling to make peace with secrets and their past For as long as she can remember, Ella has longed to feel at home. Orphaned as a child after her parents’ murder, and afflicted with hallucinations... More Info

Report from Ground Zero

Penguin | December 16, 2018 | 377 pages
In a tribute to the fallen heroes of September 11, 2001, a former firefighter provides an eyewitness record of events at Ground Zero and the extraordinary efforts of police, fire, and emergency medical teams.  More Info

Miss Emily

Penguin Books Canada | July 14, 2015 | 256 pages
Emily Dickinson's life is reimagined in her own voice and through eyes of a young Irish maid--an enchanting novel in the spirit of Longbourn and Mrs. Poe Ada Concannon's first day in America is a success. She's the new maid for the respected but eccentric Dickinson family of Amherst, Massachusetts.... More Info

Why Priests?

Penguin Group USA | January 28, 2014 | 302 pages
The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of What Jesus Meant outlines a provocative assessment of the role of the priesthood to evaluate its relevance in today's world, exploring both sides of the argument and drawing on historical examples to consider whether or not Christianity would be stronger without... More Info

Crime and Punishment

Penguin Classics | July 14, 2015 | 608 pages
This acclaimed new translation of Dostoyevsky's "psychological record of a crime" gives his dark masterpiece of murder and pursuit a renewed vitality, expressing its jagged, staccato urgency and fevered atmosphere as never before. Raskolnikov, a destitute and desperate former student, wanders alone... More Info

The Uses of Literacy

Penguin Classics | October 1, 2009 | 369 pages
With a new introduction by Lynsey Hanley and a Foreword by Simon Hoggart 'A vivid inside view of working-class culture and one of the most influential books of the postwar era' Observer When a society becomes more affluent, does it lose other values? Are the skills that education and literacy gave... More Info

The Blazing World and Other Writings

Penguin UK | March 31, 1994 | 230 pages
Flamboyant, theatrical and ambitious, Margaret Cavendish was one of the seventeenth century’s most striking figures: a woman who ventured into the male spheres of politics, science, philosophy and literature. The Blazing World is a highly original work: part Utopian fiction, part feminist text,... More Info

Thirteen Reasons why

Penguin | June 1, 2011 | 288 pages
When Clay Jenkins receives a box containing thirteen cassette tapes recorded by his classmate Hannah, who committed suicide, he spends the night crisscrossing their town, listening to Hannah's voice recounting the events leading up to her death.  More Info

Finding Your Element

Penguin Paperbacks | May 27, 2014 | 256 pages
A guide to self-improvement, happiness, and creativity outlines practical steps for identifying personal talents, merging one's passions with inherent abilities, and transforming interests into income.  More Info

The Lais of Marie de France

By Marie
Penguin | December 16, 1999 | 164 pages
Marie de France (fl. late twelfth century) is the earliest known French woman poet and her lais - stories in verse based on Breton tales of chivalry and romance - are among the finest of the genre. Recounting the trials and tribulations of lovers, the lais inhabit a powerfully realized world where... More Info

Thoughts and Sentiments on the Evil of Slavery

Penguin | February 1, 1999 | 240 pages
Born in present-day Ghana, Quobna Ottobah Cugoano was kidnapped at the age of thirteen and sold into slavery by his fellow Africans in 1770; he worked in the brutal plantation chain gangs of the West Indies before being freed in England. His Thoughts and Sentiments on the Evil of Slavery is the... More Info

Equiano, the African

Penguin Group USA | January 30, 2007 | 436 pages
This definitive biography tells the story of the former slave Olaudah Equiano (1745?-97), who in his day was the English-speaking world's most renowned person of African descent. Reprint. 17,500 first printing.  More Info

Meetings with Remarkable Men

Penguin Classics | February 5, 2015 | 334 pages
'You must learn not what people round you consider good or bad, but to act in life as your conscience bids you' For twenty years, the spiritual teacher Gurdjieff journeyed through Central Asia and the Middle East.  More Info

Modern Romance

Penguin Press | June 16, 2015 | 288 pages
A hilarious, thoughtful, and in-depth exploration of the pleasures and perils of modern romance from one of this generation’s most popular and sharpest comedic voices At some point, every one of us embarks on a journey to find love. We meet people, date, get into and out of relationships, all... More Info

The Canning Kitchen

Penguin Books Canada | June 9, 2015 | 256 pages
A modern take on a beloved tradition "The Canning Kitchen "blends the traditions of home preserving with the tastes of the modern home cook with 101 simple, small batch recipes and vivid photography. Fill jars with canning classics such as Strawberry Rhubarb Jam and Crunchy Dill Pickles, and... More Info

Tribes

Penguin | December 16, 2018 | 151 pages
Describes how individuals can become successful leaders through passion and connection with an interested group, and provides real-life case studies that illustrate this method.  More Info

Three Day Road

Penguin Group USA | December 16, 2018 | 354 pages
The nephew of a Canadian Oji-Cree who is the last of a line of healers and diviners, Cree reserve student Xavier enlists in the military during World War I, a conflict throughout which he and his friend, Elijah, are marginalized for their appearances, their culturally enhanced marksmanship, and... More Info

The Omnivore's Dilemma

Penguin Press | December 16, 2018 | 450 pages
An ecological and anthropological study of eating offers insight into food consumption in the twenty-first century, explaining how an abundance of unlimited food varieties reveals the responsibilities of everyday consumers to protect their health and the environment. By the author of The Botany of... More Info

How Not to Be Wrong

Penguin Books | May 26, 2015 | 480 pages
The Freakonomics of math—a math-world superstar unveils the hidden beauty and logic of the world and puts its power in our hands The math we learn in school can seem like a dull set of rules, laid down by the ancients and not to be questioned. In How Not to Be Wrong, Jordan Ellenberg shows us how... More Info

Raising Demons

Penguin Paperbacks | May 5, 2015 | 320 pages
In the uproarious sequel to Life Among the Savages, the author of The Haunting of Hill House confronts the most vexing demons yet: her children In the long out-of-print sequel to Life Among the Savages, Jackson’s four children have grown from savages into full-fledged demons. After bursting the... More Info

The Professor in the Cage

Penguin Press | April 14, 2015 | 304 pages
An English professor begins training in the sport of mixed martial arts and explores the science and history behind the violence of men When a mixed martial arts (MMA) gym moves in across the street from his office, Jonathan Gottschall sees a challenge, and an opportunity. Pushing forty, out of... More Info

Concrete Reveries

Penguin Group Canada | June 2, 2009 | 288 pages
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Days of Rage

Penguin Press | April 7, 2015 | 608 pages
From the bestselling author of Public Enemies and The Big Rich, an explosive account of the decade-long battle between the FBI and the homegrown revolutionary terrorists of the 1970s. The Weathermen. The Symbionese Liberation Army. The FALN. The Black Liberation Army. The names seem quaint now,... More Info

Ill Fares the Land

Penguin Paperbacks | March 1, 2011 | 237 pages
Argues that the current promotion of unchecked capitalism and materialism is fundamentally flawed, and that the answer is social democracy, in which government has an increased role without threatening personal liberties.  More Info

The Third Plate

Penguin Press HC | April 7, 2015 | 496 pages
“Not since Michael Pollan has such a powerful storyteller emerged to reform American food.” —The Washington Post Today’s optimistic farm-to-table food culture has a dark secret: the local food movement has failed to change how we eat. It has also offered a false promise for the future of... More Info

A Thousand Mornings

Penguin Paperbacks | December 16, 2018 | 96 pages
In this collection of poems the author returns to the imagery that has come to define her life's work, transporting us to the marshland and coastline of her beloved home, Provincetown, Massachusetts. In these pages, she shares the wonder of dawn, the grace of animals, and the transformative power... More Info

The Shadow of the Crescent Moon

Penguin Press | March 24, 2015 | 240 pages
Keeping his deathbed promise to his father—to free the small town of Mir Ali in Pakistan's Tribal Areas from oppressors—Hayat is forced to make terrible choices during a single morning when his brother Sikander and his troubled wife, Mina, are taken hostage by members of the Taliban.  More Info

The Quest of the Holy Grail

Penguin Classics | January 1, 1969 | 304 pages
Despite its Arthurian setting and although it forms part of a vast compilation called the Prose Lancelot, it is a spiritual fable. This is a guide to the spiritual life aimed at the court, rather than the cloister.  More Info

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