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Read the books that everyone's buzzing about this week. Fiction fans are in for a treat from Emily Henry's irresistible romcom, Beach Read; to Emily St. John Mandel's literary mystery, The Glass Hotel; to Patricia Lockwood's funny, incisive and timely tale, No One Is Talking About This; to George Saunders's poetic, profound novel, Lincoln in the Bardo; to Robert Jones, Jr.'s singular and stunning debut novel, The Prophets.

Trending Books This Week | Penguin Random House

Read the books that everyone's buzzing about this week. Fiction fans are in for a treat from Emily Henry's irresistible romcom, Beach Read; to Emily St. John Mandel's literary mystery, The Glass Hotel; to Patricia Lockwood's funny, incisive and timely tale, No One Is Talking About This; to George Saunders's poetic, profound novel, Lincoln in the Bardo; to Robert Jones, Jr.'s singular and stunning debut novel, The Prophets.

A marriage spirals out of control when cultural, political, and social issues become intensely personal in this fresh, whip-smart novel. Inspired by a classic Edith Wharton novella about a strained marriage in a small town, The Smash-Up is at once an intimate, moving portrait of a family in distress, a vivid examination of our roiling national rancor, and a powerful exploration of how the things we fail to notice can shatter a family, a community, and a nation.

The Smash-Up: A Novel by Ali Benjamin

About The Smash-Up A marriage spirals out of control when the issues of our day—cultural, political, and social—become intensely personal in this fresh, whip-smart novel for readers of Meg Wolitzer and Fleishman Is in Trouble . “Sharply funny, perceptive, and surprising at every turn . . . Ali Benjamin is Edith Wharton with fresh eyes.”—Amy Bloom, author of White Houses It’s September 2018. In Washington, D.C.,—and in cities and towns across America—women have taken to the streets to…

Find classic books by African-American authors that have resonated with readers around the world. These beloved books by literary giants such as James Baldwin, Octavia Butler, Ralph Ellison, Lorraine Hansberry, Langston Hughes, Bella Larsen, Toni Morrison, Jean Toomer and Alice Walker continue to shape the culture of America. #AmplifyBlackStories

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Find classic books by African-American authors that have resonated with readers around the world. These beloved books by literary giants such as James Baldwin, Octavia Butler, Ralph Ellison, Lorraine Hansberry, Langston Hughes, Bella Larsen, Toni Morrison, Jean Toomer and Alice Walker continue to shape the culture of America. #AmplifyBlackStories

Find the best fiction and nonfiction by contemporary Black authors, including books from a wide range of genres from literary and historical fiction to fantasy to personal memoirs to essays and short story collections. #AmplifyBlackStories Literary Fiction, Fiction And Nonfiction, Historical Fiction, Book Club Books, Book Lists, Books To Read, Book Finder, Black Authors, National Book Award
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The Bad Muslim Discount is an inclusive, timely, and comic first novel about Muslim immigrants finding their way in modern America. With insight, warmth, and humor, Syed M. Masood examines universal questions of identity, faith, and belonging through the lens of Muslim Americans. Great Books To Read, This Is A Book, New Books, Take My Time, No Time For Me, Just Blaze, Hysterically Funny, Social Order
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The Bad Muslim Discount is an inclusive, timely, and comic first novel about Muslim immigrants finding their way in modern America. With insight, warmth, and humor, Syed M. Masood examines universal questions of identity, faith, and belonging through the lens of Muslim Americans.

Searing and raw, Ethan Hawke’s first novel in nearly twenty years is a bracing meditation on shame and beauty and faith and the moral power of art. “Bright Ray is a riveting work.” —Patti Smith

A Bright Ray of Darkness by Ethan Hawke: 9780385352383 | PenguinRandomHouse.com: Books

Searing and raw, Ethan Hawke’s first novel in nearly twenty years is a bracing meditation on shame and beauty and faith and the moral power of art. “Bright Ray is a riveting work.” —Patti Smith

From Chang-Rae Lee, the award-winning author of Native Speaker and On Such a Full Sea, comes an exuberant, provocative, surprisingly funny novel about a young American life transformed by an unusual Asian adventure – and about the human capacities for pleasure, pain, and connection.

My Year Abroad by Chang-rae Lee: 9781594634574 | PenguinRandomHouse.com: Books

From Chang-Rae Lee, the award-winning author of Native Speaker and On Such a Full Sea, comes an exuberant, provocative, surprisingly funny novel about a young American life transformed by an unusual Asian adventure – and about the human capacities for pleasure, pain, and connection.

Discover stories that will immerse you in the lives of unforgettable characters. Find books that appeal to every taste from historical fiction by Melanie Benjamin and Ariel Lawton to stunning first novels like The Push by Ashley Audrain and The Prophets by Robert Jones, Jr., to masterful literary fiction by Ethan Hawke, Jenny Offil, Phil Klay, and Chang-Rae Lee and more. Books To Buy, New Books, Books To Read, Literary Fiction, Historical Fiction, Ethan Hawke, Winter Essentials, Penguin Random House, First Novel
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Discover stories that will immerse you in the lives of unforgettable characters. Find books that appeal to every taste from historical fiction by Melanie Benjamin and Ariel Lawton to stunning first novels like The Push by Ashley Audrain and The Prophets by Robert Jones, Jr., to masterful literary fiction by Ethan Hawke, Jenny Offil, Phil Klay, and Chang-Rae Lee and more.

Discover stories that will immerse you in the lives of unforgettable characters. Find books that appeal to every taste from historical fiction by Melanie Benjamin and Ariel Lawton to stunning first novels like The Push by Ashley Audrain and The Prophets by Robert Jones, Jr., to masterful literary fiction by Ethan Hawke, Jenny Offil, Phil Klay, and Chang-Rae Lee and more. Books To Buy, New Books, Books To Read, Literary Fiction, Historical Fiction, Ethan Hawke, Winter Essentials, Penguin Random House, First Novel
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Winter Essentials - Fiction | Penguin Random House

Discover stories that will immerse you in the lives of unforgettable characters. Find books that appeal to every taste from historical fiction by Melanie Benjamin and Ariel Lawton to stunning first novels like The Push by Ashley Audrain and The Prophets by Robert Jones, Jr., to masterful literary fiction by Ethan Hawke, Jenny Offil, Phil Klay, and Chang-Rae Lee and more.

Find books to spark lively discussions at your next book club meeting. From critically-acclaimed debuts like The Prophets by Robert Jones, Jr., The Liar's Dictionary by Eley Williams, and The Old Drift by Namwali Serpell to new novels by esteemed writers including Klara and the Sun by Kazuo Ishiguro and My Year Abroad by Chang-Rae Lee, these are the books that will have readers buzzing this winter.

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Find books to spark lively discussions at your next book club meeting. From critically-acclaimed debuts like The Prophets by Robert Jones, Jr., The Liar's Dictionary by Eley Williams, and The Old Drift by Namwali Serpell to new novels by esteemed writers including Klara and the Sun by Kazuo Ishiguro and My Year Abroad by Chang-Rae Lee, these are the books that will have readers buzzing this winter.

Read the books that everyone's buzzing about this week. Find books suited to every taste from inspirational nonfiction, Quit Like a Woman by Holly Whitaker to acclaimed novels: The Midnight Library by Matt Haig; The Prophets by Robert Jones, Jr.; The Push by Ashley Audrain; and War Widow by Tara Moss.

Trending Books This Week | Penguin Random House

Read the books that everyone's buzzing about this week. Find books suited to every taste from inspirational nonfiction, Quit Like a Woman by Holly Whitaker to acclaimed novels: The Midnight Library by Matt Haig; The Prophets by Robert Jones, Jr.; The Push by Ashley Audrain; and War Widow by Tara Moss.

In The Art of Falling, a woman’s marriage and career are threatened by an old indiscretion just as she receives the opportunity of a lifetime. Don't miss Danielle McLaughlin’s gripping new novel about love, power, and the secrets that define us. Book Clubs, Book Club Books, Book Nerd, New Books, Books To Read, William Trevor, Elizabeth Bowen, Colum Mccann, Slow Burn
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The Art of Falling by Danielle McLaughlin: 9780812998443 | PenguinRandomHouse.com: Books

In The Art of Falling, a woman’s marriage and career are threatened by an old indiscretion just as she receives the opportunity of a lifetime. Don't miss Danielle McLaughlin’s gripping new novel about love, power, and the secrets that define us.

The Liar's Dictionary is a laugh-out-loud novel about the misadventures of a Victorian lexicographer and the young woman tasked with rooting out his fictitious dictionary entries a century later. This exhilarating debut novel celebrates the rigidity, fragility, absurdity, and joy of language. Book Clubs, Book Club Books, New Books, Books To Read, Dictionary Entry, Literary Fiction, Penguin Random House, Penguin Books, Wall Street Journal
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The Liar's Dictionary by Eley Williams: 9780385546775 | PenguinRandomHouse.com: Books

The Liar's Dictionary is a laugh-out-loud novel about the misadventures of a Victorian lexicographer and the young woman tasked with rooting out his fictitious dictionary entries a century later. This exhilarating debut novel celebrates the rigidity, fragility, absurdity, and joy of language.

The Prophets is a stunning debut novel about the forbidden union between two enslaved young men on a Deep South plantation. With a lyricism reminiscent of Toni Morrison, Robert Jones, Jr., masterfully reveals the pain and suffering of inheritance, but is also the enormous, heroic power of love. Book Clubs, Book Club Books, New Books, Literary Fiction, Historical Fiction, Marlon James, Toni Morrison, Penguin Random House, Entertainment Weekly
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The Prophets by Robert Jones, Jr.: 9780593085684 | PenguinRandomHouse.com: Books

The Prophets is a stunning debut novel about the forbidden union between two enslaved young men on a Deep South plantation. With a lyricism reminiscent of Toni Morrison, Robert Jones, Jr., masterfully reveals the pain and suffering of inheritance, but is also the enormous, heroic power of love.

Preview the most anticipated fiction of 2021. From new novels by beloved authors including Haruki Murakami, Chang-rae Lee, Lisa Scottoline, and Danielle Steel to exciting debuts by Robert Jones, Jr., Eley Williams, and more, readers have so many books to look forward to in 2021. Books To Buy, I Love Books, New Books, Books To Read, Reading Lists, Book Lists, Lincoln In The Bardo, Lisa Scottoline, Danielle Steel
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Your Spring Fiction Preview | Penguin Random House

Preview the most anticipated fiction of 2021. From new novels by beloved authors including Haruki Murakami, Chang-rae Lee, Lisa Scottoline, and Danielle Steel to exciting debuts by Robert Jones, Jr., Eley Williams, and more, readers have so many books to look forward to in 2021.

Preview the most anticipated fiction of 2021. Be the first to know about the books your book club will want to read and discuss including new novels by beloved authors including Ariel Lawhon, Haruki Murakami, Paula McLain, and Maggie Shipstead.

Your Spring Book Club Preview | Penguin Random House

Preview the most anticipated fiction of 2021. Be the first to know about the books your book club will want to read and discuss including new novels by beloved authors including Ariel Lawhon, Haruki Murakami, Paula McLain, and Maggie Shipstead.