Books published by Random House

Baby Beluga

By Raffi
Random House Books for Young Readers | December 14, 1992 | 32 pages
Illus. in full color.  More Info

Dare to Lead

Random House | October 9, 2018 | 320 pages
In her #1 New York Times bestsellers, Brené Brown has taught us what it means to dare greatly, rise strong, and brave the wilderness. Now, based on new research conducted with leaders, change makers, and culture shifters, she's showing us how to put those ideas into practice so we can step up and... More Info

My Stories, My Times

Random House Canada | October 23, 2018 | 256 pages
One of the most popular Canadian prime ministers in recent history, elected to government for three consecutive majority terms, Jean Chrétien has some stories to tell. Recounted with warmth, insight and his distinctive sense of humour, these brief and candid essays feature many behind-the-scenes... More Info

The Complete Poetry

Random House Incorporated | December 14, 2018 | 308 pages
An updated collection of the inspirational late writer's complete body of poetry includes her reflections on African-American life inJust Give Me a Cool Drink of Water 'fore I Diiie and her tribute to Nelson Mandela,His Day Is Done.  More Info


Random House Canada | April 10, 2018 | 144 pages
The perfect complement to the exquisitely wrought novels "Ru" and "M?n," Canada Reads-winner Kim Th?y returns, once more exploring the lives, loves and struggles of Vietnamese refugees as they reinvent themselves in new lands. Daughter of an enterprising mother and a wealthy and spoiled father who... More Info

A Bold and Dangerous Family

Random House Canada | August 8, 2017 | 432 pages
From the bestselling author of A Train in Winter, the story of the Rosselli family, whose courage standing up to Mussolini's fascism helped define the path of Italy in the years between the World Wars. "I had a house: they destroyed it. I had a newspaper: they closed it. I had a university chair: I... More Info

Player Piano

Random House Digital, Inc. | December 14, 1999 | 341 pages
Professor:  Prof. Patricia Whiting
Course Codes:  ENGL 4003
Kurt Vonnegut’s first novel spins the chilling tale of engineer Paul Proteus, who must find a way to live in a world dominated by a supercomputer and run completely by machines. Paul’s rebellion is vintage Vonnegut—wildly funny, deadly serious, and terrifyingly close to reality.  More Info

Us Conductors

Random House Canada | October 6, 2015 | 368 pages
Winner of the 2014 Scotiabank Giller Prize A beautiful, haunting novel inspired by the true life and loves of the famed Russian scientist, inventor and spy Lev Termen - creator of the theremin. Us Conductors takes us from the glamour of Jazz Age New York to the gulags and science prisons of the... More Info

New Power

Random House Canada | April 3, 2018 | 336 pages
From two influential and visionary thinkers comes a big idea that is changing the way movements catch fire and ideas spread in our highly connected world. Business leaders/social visionaries Jeremy Heimans and Henry Timms provide the tools for using new power to successfully spread an idea or lead... More Info

The Cobalt Prince

Random House Books for Young Readers | December 14, 2018 | 256 pages
Sisters Jessa and Oona and new friend Ram Sam Sam try to stop the Cobalt Price from Toki, who orders a strike on Mon Domani, starting a new worlds war.  More Info

5 Worlds Book 1: the Sand Warrior

Random House Books for Young Readers | May 2, 2017 | 256 pages
The #1 New York Times bestselling creator of Amulet, Kazu Kibuishi, hails this first book in this groundbreaking sci-fi/fantasy adventure series as "a magical journey, as fun as it is beautiful!" Think Star Wars meets Avatar: The Last Airbender! The Five Worlds are on the brink of extinction unless... More Info

When Will There Be Good News?

Random House of Canada | August 4, 2009 | 352 pages
In rural Devon, six-year-old Joanna witnesses an appalling crime, and 30 years later the man convicted of the crime gets out of prison. In Edinburgh, 16-year-old Reggie works as a nanny for a doctor. But Dr Hunter has gone missing & Reggie seems to be the only person who is worried. DCI Louise... More Info

Human Croquet

Random House | December 14, 1998 | 381 pages
Once it had been the great forest of Lythe - a vast and impenetrable thicket of green.And here, in the beginning, lived the Fairfaxes, grandly, at Fairfax Manor, visited once by the great Gloriana herself.But over the centuries the forest had been destr  More Info

Take This Bread

Random House LLC | December 14, 2018 | 294 pages
A reflection on what it means to be Christian describes the author's journey of faith from cynical atheist to religious activist against hunger, recounting her establishment of food pantries that feed thousands of people.  More Info

Lincoln in the Bardo

Random House Trade Paperbacks | February 1, 2018 | 368 pages
"From the seed of historical truth that is the death of President Lincoln's beloved eleven-year-old son Willie, George Saunders spins a story of familial love and loss that breaks free of its realistic, historical framework into a supernatural realm ... Willie Lincoln finds himself in a strange... More Info

A Room of One's Own and Three Guineas (Vintage Classics Woolf Series)

Random House | October 6, 2016 | 288 pages
This volume combines two books which were among the greatest contributions to feminist literature this century. Together they form a brilliant attack on sexual inequality. A Room of One's Own, first published in 1929, is a witty, urbane and persuasive argument against the intellectual subjection of... More Info

Mad Blood Stirring

Random House Canada | April 25, 2017 | 304 pages
With a rare clarity and fearless honesty, journalist Daemon Fairless tackles the horrors and compulsions of male violence from the perspective of someone who struggles with violent impulses himself, creating a non-fiction masterpiece with the narrative power of novels such as Fight Club and A... More Info

Waiting for the Barbarians

Random House | January 1, 2004 | 169 pages
For decades the Magistrate has run the affairs of a tiny frontier settlement, ignoring the impending war between the barbarians and the Empire, whose servant he is. But when the interrogation experts arrive, he is jolted into sympathy with the victims and into a quixotic act of rebellion which... More Info

Thomas the Tank Engine: The Very First Stories (Thomas & Friends)

Random House Books for Young Readers | July 28, 2015 | 40 pages
With the first four tales ever written about Thomas the Tank Engine and illustrated with the art from the original book, this hardcover storybook is a must-have for every Thomas & Friends fan! First published in 1946, the stories launched Thomas firmly into the hearts of countless train-loving... More Info

Peacock and Vine

Random House | July 7, 2016 | 192 pages
An alluring and atmospheric enquiry into the creative impulse -- as seen through the work and lives of Mariano Fortuny and William Morris -- by one of our greatest novelists. This ravishing little book, glowing with colour and generously illustrated throughout, opens a window on to the lives,... More Info

The Christmas Wish

Random House Books for Young Readers | December 14, 2018 | 48 pages
Young Anja, whose greatest dream is to be one of Santa's elves, befriends the animals that guide her on the journey from her home in the far North to meet Santa, in a cozy Nordic tale filled with extraordinary photographs that will have readers of all ages believing in the magic of Christmas.  More Info

Untitled Nonfiction

Random House Incorporated | September 2, 2014 | 224 pages
A razor-sharp thinker offers a new understanding of our post-truth world and explains the American instinct to believe in make-believe, from the Pilgrims to P. T. Barnum to Disneyland to zealots of every stripe . . . to Donald Trump. In this sweeping, eloquent history of America, Kurt Andersen... More Info

Let's Take the Long Way Home

Random House Incorporated | December 14, 2018 | 198 pages
A Pulitzer Prize-winning author of A Strong West Wind traces her close friendship with the late fellow writer Caroline Knapp, describing their shared experiences with sobriety, a love of dogs and Caroline's battle with cancer. Reprint.  More Info


Random House Canada | October 31, 2017 | 480 pages
"Set over four days against the backdrop of the Munich Conference of September 1938, Munich follows the fortunes of two men who were friends at Oxford together in the 1920s. Guy Legat is a rising star of the British diplomatic service, serving in 10 Downing Street as a private secretary to the... More Info

The Tao of Bill Murray

Random House Trade Paperbacks | October 24, 2017 | 384 pages
For the Bill Murray fan in all of us, this epic collection of "Bill Murray stories"--many reported for the first time here--distills a set of guiding principles out of his extraordinary ability to infuse the everyday with surprise, absurdity, and wonder. No one will ever believe you. New York Times... More Info

The Rain in Portugal

Random House Trade Paperbacks | October 17, 2017 | 128 pages
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * From former U.S. Poet Laureate Billy Collins comes a twelfth collection of poetry offering over fifty new poems that showcase the generosity, wit, and imaginative play that prompted The Wall Street Journal to call him "America's favorite poet." The Rain in Portugal--a... More Info

Plutarch's Lives

Random House Digital, Inc. | December 14, 2018 | 752 pages
Offers biographies of Greek and Roman leaders and compares their personal qualities and accomplishments.  More Info

The Wolf

Random House Canada | October 17, 2017 | 336 pages
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Braving the Wilderness

Random House | September 12, 2017 | 208 pages
A timely and important new book that challenges everything we think we know about cultivating true belonging in our communities, organizations, and culture, from the #1 bestselling author of Rising Strong, Daring Greatly, and The Gifts of Imperfection "True belonging doesn't require us to change... More Info

How We Can Win

Random House Canada | October 3, 2017 | 272 pages
An inspiring wake-up call from one of our great entrepreneurs and venture capitalists, who shows us ways to rescue our troubled economy, reverse brain drain--and set Canada up to truly take on the world. The Canadian economy is headed for disaster: 42% of current jobs, both blue and white collar,... More Info

When Home Won't Let Them Stay

Random House Canada | September 19, 2017 | 304 pages
One of Canada's most respected journalists, As It Happens's Carol Off, relates the gripping story of a family's desperate attempts to escape Afghan warlords, Taliban oppression, and the persecutions of refugee life. In 2002, Carol Off and a CBC TV crew encountered an Afghan man with a story to... More Info

The Locals

Random House | August 8, 2017 | 400 pages
"Mark Firth is a home builder in Howland, Massachusetts in the early 2000s who, after being swindled by a finanical advisor, feels opportunity passing him by. In the paranoid days after 9/11, a New York money manager, Philip Hadi, moves his family to Howland and hires Mark to turn his his house... More Info

Secondhand Time

Random House Trade | March 21, 2017 | 496 pages
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * The magnum opus and latest work from Svetlana Alexievich, the 2015 winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature--a symphonic oral history about the disintegration of the Soviet Union and the emergence of a new Russia NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE... More Info

The Picture of Dorian Gray

Random House | December 14, 2018 | 194 pages
WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY IRVINE WELSHDorian is a good-natured young man until he falls in with the immoral Lord Henry and discovers the power of his own exceptional beauty. As he gradually sinks deep into a frivolous, glamorous world of selfish luxury, h  More Info

Science in the Soul

Random House | December 14, 2018 | 448 pages
"In 1976 Richard Dawkins' The Selfish Gene caused a seismic shift in our understanding of biology by proffering the gene-centered view of evolution and was called 'The best work of popular science ever written" by the New York Review of Books. Then in 2006, Dawkins wrote The God Delusion,... More Info

The Only Café

Random House Canada | August 8, 2017 | 432 pages
Scotiabank Giller prize-winner Linden MacIntyre is back with a timely and gripping novel in which a son tries to solve the mystery of his father's death--a man who tried but could not forget a troubled past in his native Lebanon. Pierre Cormier had secrets. Though he married twice, became a... More Info

The Key

Random House | December 14, 2018 | 343 pages
"The best book ever written by man or woman...deserves to sell more copies than the Bible."-"Rebel, Inc."  More Info

Bobby Kennedy

Random House Trade Paperbacks | May 9, 2017 | 608 pages
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * From the author of Satchel comes an in-depth, vibrant, and measured biography about the most complex and controversial member of the Kennedy family. NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE WASHINGTON POST History remembers Robert F. Kennedy as a racial healer, a... More Info

Jackson, 1964

Random House Trade Paperbacks | July 25, 2017 | 304 pages
From bestselling author and beloved New Yorker writer Calvin Trillin, a deeply resonant, career-spanning collection of articles on race and racism, from the 1960s to the present In the early sixties, Calvin Trillin got his start as a journalist covering the Civil Rights Movement in the South. Over... More Info

T2 Trainspotting. Film Tie-In

Random House | January 12, 2017 | 496 pages
Now a major film directed by Danny Boyle reuniting the cast of Trainspotting Years on from Trainspotting Sick Boy is back in Edinburgh after a long spell in London. Having failed spectacularly as a hustler, pimp, husband, father and businessman, Sick Boy taps into an opportunity which to him... More Info

Young Radicals

Random House | December 14, 2018 | 400 pages
"What does it mean to live for your ideals...and to risk dying for them? This book tells the story of young American radicals who sensed a moment of unprecedented promise for American life--politically, socially, culturally--and struggled to bring it about, only to see a cataclysmic war sweep it... More Info

If I Understood You, Would I Have This Look on My Face?

Random House | December 14, 2018 | 240 pages
Alan Alda, the award-winning actor and bestselling author, tells us the fascinating story of his quest to learn how to communicate better, and to teach others to do the same. With his trademark humor and candor, he explores how to develop empathy as the key factor. Alan Alda has been on a... More Info

The Social Animal

Random House Incorporated | January 1, 2012 | 448 pages
From the influential New York Times columnist and best-selling author of Bobos in Paradise comes a landmark exploration of how human beings and communities succeed. Reprint. A #1 best-seller.  More Info

Be Ready for the Lightning

Random House Canada | June 6, 2017 | 304 pages
From acclaimed New Face of Fiction alumna Grace O'Connell, a suspenseful, poignant and provocative tale about violence, sibling love, friendship, heroism--all told through the lens of a young woman trapped in a hijacked bus. On the surface, Veda's life in Vancouver seems to be going just fine--at... More Info


Random House Incorporated | December 14, 2018 | 374 pages
"With a new afterword by the author"--Cover.  More Info

The Girls

Random House Trade Paperbacks | May 9, 2017 | 384 pages
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * An indelible portrait of girls, the women they become, and that moment in life when everything can go horribly wrong--this stunning first novel is perfect for readers of Jeffrey Eugenides's The Virgin Suicides and Jennifer Egan's A Visit from the Goon Squad. NAMED ONE OF... More Info

The Thirst

Random House Canada | May 9, 2017 | 480 pages
Harry Hole returns in the eleventh installment of the author's bestselling, electrifying crime fiction series--published in 48 languages, more than 30 million copies sold worldwide. In Police--the last novel featuring Jo Nesb�'s hard-bitten, maverick Oslo detective--a killer wreaking revenge on... More Info

The New Farm

Random House Canada | May 2, 2017 | 336 pages
The inspiring and sometimes hilarious story of a family that quit the rat race and left the city to live out their ideals on an organic farm, and ended up building a model for a new kind of agriculture. You know those books where the city folks move to the country and have all kinds of crazy... More Info

Dear Friend, from My Life I Write to You in Your Life

Random House | February 21, 2017 | 224 pages
"Yiyun Li's searing personal story of hospitalizations for depression and thoughts of suicide is interlaced with reflections on the solace and affirmations of life and personhood that Li found in reading the journals, diaries, and fiction of other writers: William Trevor, Katherine Mansfield, and... More Info

The Change Room

Random House Canada | April 11, 2017 | 320 pages
Happily married, great career, mother of two. What more could a woman possibly want? Enter The Change Room, by award-winning writer Karen Connelly, and find out. Eliza Keenan is the mother of two young sons, the owner of a flower studio that caters to the city's elite, and the loving wife of a... More Info