Books published by Viking Adult

The Vaccine Race

Viking Adult | February 7, 2017 | 400 pages
The epic and controversial story of the development of the first widely used normal human cell-line and, through it, some of the world's most important vaccines In June 1962, a young biologist at the Wistar Institute in Philadelphia, Leonard Hayflick, using tissue extracted from an aborted fetus... More Info

Road Trip Rwanda

Viking Adult | September 29, 2015 | 288 pages
From the Giller Prize-winning author of 419 comes the season's much-anticipated travel memoir Hope lives in Africa. Twenty years after the genocide that left Rwanda in ruins, Giller Prize-winning author Will Ferguson travels deep into the once-mysterious "Land of a Thousand Hills" with his friend... More Info

The Prison Book Club

Viking Adult | September 22, 2015 | 320 pages
A daring journalist goes behind bars to explore the redemptive power of books with bikers, bank robbers, and gunmen An attack in London left Ann Walmsley unable to walk alone down the street, and shook her belief in the fundamental goodness of people. A few years later, when a friend asked her to... More Info

The Girl in the Spider's Web

Viking Adult | September 1, 2015 | 400 pages
This fall, Lisbeth Salander and Mikael Blomkvist return in the highly anticipated follow-up to Stieg Larsson's THE GIRL WHO KICKED THE HORNET'S NEST. In this adrenaline-charged thriller, genius-hacker Lisbeth Salander and journalist Mikael Blomkvist face a dangerous new threat and must again join... More Info

The End of Tsarist Russia

Viking Adult | August 18, 2015 | 448 pages
One of the world’s leading scholars offers a fresh interpretation of the linked origins of World War I and the Russian Revolution World War I and the Russian Revolution together shaped the twentieth century in profound ways. In The End of Tsarist Russia, acclaimed scholar Dominic Lieven connects... More Info


Viking Adult | July 28, 2015 | 416 pages
A powerful and unflinching account of the enduring impact of nuclear war, told through the stories of those who survived On August 9, 1945, three days after the atomic bombing of Hiroshima, theUnited States dropped a second atomic bomb on Nagasaki, a small port city on Japan’s southernmost... More Info

Faith Versus Fact

Viking Adult | May 19, 2015 | 336 pages
The New York Times bestselling author explains why any attempt to make religion compatible with science is doomed to fail In his provocative new book, evolutionary biologist Jerry A. Coyne lays out in clear, dispassionate detail why the toolkit of science, based on reason and empirical study, is... More Info


Viking Adult | April 30, 2014 | 344 pages
The legendary jazz musician and composer reflects on his seven decades in music, tracing his early years as a musical prodigy and work in Miles Davis' second quintet to his multigenre explorations and collaborations with fellow artists. 50,000 first printing. Illustrations. Tour.  More Info

The Magician's Trilogy

Viking Adult | August 5, 2014 |
Collects the adventures of Quentin Coldwater as he trains in modern sorcery and discovers the magical land of Fillory.  More Info

The Republic of Imagination

Viking Adult | October 21, 2014 | 352 pages
The best-selling author of Reading Lolita in Tehran presents an impassioned tribute to the importance of fiction to democracy that blends memoir with close readings of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Babbitt and The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter. 100,000 first printing.  More Info

More Awesome Than Money

Viking Adult | October 16, 2014 | 384 pages
"Four NYU undergrads wanted to build a social network that would allow users to control what they shared about themselves. They were hoping to raised 10k in 30 days and their project was called Diaspora. Their 2010 Kickstarter campaign ended the first day with three backers. They raised 20 times... More Info

The Body Keeps the Score

Viking Adult | September 25, 2014 | 320 pages
A forefront expert on traumatic stress outlines his own take on healing, explaining how traumatic stress affects brain processes and how to use innovative treatments to reactivate the mind's abilities to trust, engage others and experience pleasure.  More Info

The Lagoon

Viking Adult | September 25, 2014 | 512 pages
A brilliant study of Aristotle as biologist The philosophical classics of Aristotle loom large over the history of Western thought, but the subject he most loved was biology. He wrote vast volumes about animals. He described them, classified them, told us where and how they live and how they... More Info

The Sense of Style

Viking Adult | September 30, 2014 | 368 pages
A renowned cognitive scientist and author of the Pulitzer finalist The Blank Slate, shares upbeat reflections on the art of writing well, discussing such topics as the role of imagination in writing and the influence of texting in shaping language today. 75,000 first printing.  More Info

The Lotus and the Storm

Viking Adult | July 17, 2019 | 400 pages
A tale set during the decades following the Vietnam War is told through the experiences of a Vietnamese-American family, including former South Vietnamese soldier Minh and his daughter, Mai, who move to a close-knit immigrant community in Virginia where they confront devastating secrets. By the... More Info

The Hundred-Year House

Viking Adult | July 17, 2019 | 352 pages
"A dazzlingly original new novel from the acclaimed author of The Borrower. Now, Makkai returns with an ingenious novel set on an historic estate that once housed an arts colony. Doug, the husband of the estate's heir, desperately needs the colony files to get his stalled academic career back on... More Info

Shining Star

Viking Adult | July 17, 2019 | 256 pages
A revealing personal account by the Grammy Award-winning music artist and lead singer of Earth, Wind & Fire traces his professional and spiritual journey against a backdrop of the group's meteoric rise to stardom, describing the diverse influences that shaped the band's style and the author's... More Info

A Man Called Destruction

Viking Adult | July 17, 2019 | 384 pages
Drawing on interviews with more than 100 close associates, a revelatory account of the late music artist's career traces his fame as a teen rock star in the 1960s and descent to humble jobs before his comeback as a solo artist, producer and innovator in the indie-rock genre.  More Info

Who Asked You?

Viking Adult | September 17, 2013 | 400 pages
Already burdened with the dramas of her other adult children, BJ finds herself caring for her grandchildren when one of her daughters disappears in this new novel from the New York Times> best-selling author of Waiting to Exhale.  More Info

My Brother My Sister: Story of a Transformation

Viking Adult | September 5, 2013 | 224 pages
A feminist film critic's thoughtful, outspoken memoir about transgender and family On a visit to New York, the brother of well-known film critic Molly Haskell dropped a bombshell: Nearing age sixty, and married, he had decided to become a woman. In the vein of Jan Morris's classic Conundrum and... More Info

Real Talk for Real Teachers

Viking Adult | July 16, 2013 | 336 pages
Wisdom to reenergize teachers of all ages and at all stages, from the New York Times bestselling author of Teach Like Your Hair's on Fire If Rafe Esquith's Teach Like Your Hair's on Fire was food for a teacher's mind, Real Talk for Real Teachers feeds the teacher's soul. In this inspiring book, the... More Info

Octopus Alone

Viking Adult | May 16, 2013 | 40 pages
Octopus leaves her cave in a lively reef because she is shy and the seahorses there find her fascinating, but when she finds a quieter, more peaceful spot she misses her home and friends.  More Info

Virgin Soul

Viking Adult | April 18, 2013 | 320 pages
From a lauded poet and playwright, a novel of a young woman's life with the Black Panthers in 1960s San Francisco At first glance, Geniece's story sounds like that of a typical young woman: she goes to college, has romantic entanglements, builds meaningful friendships, and juggles her schedule with... More Info

E Street Shuffle

Viking Adult | January 3, 2013 | 400 pages
An intimate portrait of the legendary rock performer and his famous band charts their rise from blue-collar origins to the heights of stardom while exploring how the band members helped Springsteen to develop his distinctive sound, in a commemorative account that also covers his business clashes... More Info