Books published by Random House

Let's Take the Long Way Home

Random House Incorporated | November 18, 2017 | 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

Munich

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 Wolf

Random House Canada | October 17, 2017 | 336 pages
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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. | November 18, 2017 | 752 pages
Offers biographies of Greek and Roman leaders and compares their personal qualities and accomplishments.  More Info

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
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The Picture of Dorian Gray

Random House | November 18, 2017 | 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
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Science in the Soul

Random House | November 18, 2017 | 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
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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
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The Key

Random House | November 18, 2017 | 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
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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
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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
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Young Radicals

Random House | November 18, 2017 | 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
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If I Understood You, Would I Have This Look on My Face?

Random House | November 18, 2017 | 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

Monsoon

Random House Incorporated | November 18, 2017 | 374 pages
"With a new afterword by the author"--Cover.  More Info
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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
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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

Rising Strong

Random House Trade Paperbacks | April 4, 2017 | 352 pages
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * When we deny our stories, they define us. When we own our stories, we get to write the ending. Social scientist Bren� Brown has ignited a global conversation on courage, vulnerability, shame, and worthiness. Her pioneering work uncovered a profound truth:... More Info
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The Beautiful Struggle

Random House Digital, Inc. | January 1, 2009 | 227 pages
A memoir of growing up in the tough world of Baltimore in the 1980s chronicles the relationship between the author and his father, a Vietnam vet and Black Panther affiliate, and his campaign to keep his sons from falling victim to the temptations of the streets.  More Info

The Dogs Are Eating Them Now

Random House Digital, Inc. | September 24, 2013 | 304 pages
For readers of War by Sebastian Junger, We Wish to Inform You That Tomorrow We Will Be Killed With Our Families by Philip Gourevitch, and The Forever War by Dexter Filkins: The Dogs Are Eating Them Now is a raw, uncensored account of the war in Afghanistan from a brilliant young reporter who for... More Info

Every Day Is for the Thief

Random House Trade Paperbacks | March 3, 2015 | 162 pages
"Visiting Lagos after many years away, Teju Cole's unnamed narrator rediscovers his hometown as both a foreigner and a local. A young writer uncertain of what he wants to say, the man moves through tableaus of life in one of the most dynamic cities in the world: he hears the muezzin's call to... More Info

The Nine Lives of Charlotte Taylor

Random House of Canada | February 1, 2008 | 397 pages
Charlotte Taylor lived in the front row of history. In 1775, at the young age of twenty, she fled her English country house and boarded a ship to Jamaica with her lover, the family’s black butler. Soon after reaching shore, Charlotte’s lover died of yellow fever, leaving her alone and pregnant... More Info

The Iron Curtain Trail

Random House | October 1, 2016 | 352 pages
A hideously over-ambitions challenge on doomed machinery: Tim Moore, author of "Gironimo!," cycles the length of the old Iron Curtain. Scaling a new peak of rash over-ambition, Tim Moore tackles the 9,000km route of the old Iron Curtain on a tiny-wheeled, two-geared East German shopping bike.... More Info

Lincoln in the Bardo

Random House | February 14, 2017 | 368 pages
In his long-awaited first novel, American master George Saunders delivers his most original, transcendent, and moving work yet. Unfolding in a graveyard over the course of a single night, narrated by a dazzling chorus of voices, Lincoln in the Bardo is a literary experience unlike any other--for no... More Info

One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish

Random House Childrens Books | November 18, 1988 | 62 pages
Illus. in full color. A "fabulous book of easy words, exciting pictures and inviting rhythm."--"Elementary English.  More Info

Forever Painless

Random House Canada | November 15, 2016 | 320 pages
The Canadian fitness guru who showed us how to slow--even reverse--aging in her international bestseller"Aging Backwards," is back with a revolutionary way to cure chronic pain with movement. "Our bodies are designed to be pain-free through ourlives," says Miranda Esmonde-White, "but to achieve... More Info

The Great Thoughts

Random House Digital, Inc. | November 18, 1996 | 543 pages
An intellectual history of mankind provides an alphabetical listing, with discussion, of the major concepts and beliefs of the world's great thinkers, from ancient times to the present day  More Info

Horton Hears a Who!

Random House Books for Young Readers | November 18, 2017 | 65 pages
A city of Whos on a speck of dust are threatened with destruction until the smallest Who of all helps convince Horton's friends that Whos really exist. Reissue.  More Info

The Marriott Cell

Random House Canada | November 15, 2016 | 432 pages
Award-winning journalist Mohamed Fahmy's widely anticipated account of his wrongful incarceration in Cairo's maximum-security Scorpion Prison for terrorists and political leaders, and his subsequent battle for justice, opens a remarkable window onto the closed world of Islamic fundamentalism and... More Info

The Content Trap

Random House | April 26, 2016 | 464 pages
For readers of "The Innovator s Dilemma" comes an incisive new approach to one of the key questions of our time how to thrive rather than be destroyed by digital transformation from Harvard Business School Professor of Strategy Bharat Anand. Companies everywhere face two major challenges today:... More Info

Small Great Things

Random House Canada | October 11, 2016 | 480 pages
A woman is caught in a gripping moral dilemma that resonates far beyond her place in time and history in #1 New York Times bestseller Jodi Picoult's latest novel. A young woman and her husband, admitted to hospital to have a baby, request that their nurse be reassigned--they are white supremacists... More Info

Vital Little Plans

Random House Canada | October 11, 2016 | 544 pages
A new book by influential urbanist Jane Jacobs, released in Jacobs' centenary, and showing her evolution as a writer and thinker. Vital Little Plans will bring together for the first time a selection of essays, articles, speeches and interviews by the late Jane Jacobs. These works shed light on the... More Info

Bit Rot

Random House Canada | October 4, 2016 | 432 pages
Bit Rot, a new collection from Douglas Coupland that explores the different ways 20th-century notions of the future are being shredded, is a gem of the digital age. Reading Bit Rot feels a lot like bingeing on Netflix... you can't stop with just one. "Bit rot" is a term used in digital archiving to... More Info
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Behold the Dreamers

Random House | August 23, 2016 | 400 pages
At the intersection of "Americanah" and "The Help" comes a riveting debut novel about two marriages - one immigrant and working class, the other from the top 1% - both chasing their version of the American Dream. In the fall of 2007, Jende Jonga, a Cameroonian immigrant living in Harlem, lands a... More Info

Yiddish for Pirates

Random House Canada | April 5, 2016 | 352 pages
Set in the years around 1492, Yiddish for Pirates recounts the compelling story of Moishe, a Bar Mitzvah boy who leaves home to join a ship's crew, where he meets Aaron, the polyglot parrot who becomes his near-constant companion. From a present-day Florida nursing home, this wisecracking yet... More Info

The Witch's Vacuum Cleaner and Other Stories

Random House Books | September 27, 2016 | 352 pages
Poor Mr Swimble is having a bad day. Rabbits are bouncing out of his hat, pigeons are flying out of his jacket and every time he points his finger, something magically appears cheese sandwiches, socks . . . even a small yellow elephant on wheels! It s becoming a real nuisance and he s allergic to... More Info

The Tao of Bill Murray

Random House | September 20, 2016 | 368 pages
This collection of the most epic, hilarious, and strange Bill Murray stories, many of which have never before been reported, spotlights the star s extraordinary ability to infuse the everyday with surprise, absurdity, and wonder." No one will ever believe you." "New York Times" bestselling author... More Info

An Officer and a Spy

Random House | May 8, 2014 | 624 pages
National Book Awards Popular Fiction Book of the Year 2013 They lied to protect their country. He told the truth to save it. A gripping historical thriller from the bestselling author of FATHERLAND. January 1895.  More Info

News from the Red Desert

Random House Canada | August 23, 2016 | 384 pages
From the award-winning author of The Water in Between and Consumption, the definitive novel of the Afghanistan war. News From the Red Desert begins in late 2001, when everyone believes the war is already won and the Taliban defeated, then leaps late in the severely escalated conflict--into the... More Info

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