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6 Reasons Why We Love Jodi Picoult’s Leaving Time

  Sometimes there is a book that takes the whole office by storm, Leaving Time was one of those books.  A huge number of us across a diverse selection of departments and reading tastes absolute fell in love with Jenna’s story.  Alice Metcalf was a devoted mother, loving wife and accomplished scientist who studied grief [...]

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If You Love The Princess Bride, You’ll Love The Table of Less Valued Knights

  We love find out more about our what makes our authors tick, so we went right to the source and asked Marie Phillips, author of the bestselling Gods Behaving Badly to give us the scoop on her new novel, The Table of Less Valued Knights, see what she has to say below!   I [...]

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End of the Year Round Up in GIFs

  Sometimes words just aren’t enough, sometimes feelings are best conveyed through  GIFs. So we proudly present our end of the year book picks! Books That Made Us Cry: 1. Bridget Jones: Mad About the Boy by Helen Fielding: Love, loss and Mark Darcy, pass the kleenex. 2. Drunk Mom by Jowita Bydlowska: An eye-opening [...]

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Books We Are Gifting

  Working in publishing makes giving books for the holidays a no brainer, but the hard part  is picking the perfect book for everyone on our lists. We’ve pulled together our top pick for gift giving this holiday. Cass: My friend Trisha is going to love this. Road Ends by Mary Lawson is really the [...]

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Lindsey Loves… S.E.C.R.E.T by L. Marie Adeline

  Chapters-Indigo | Amazon Sometimes a book comes along that makes you  stop in your tracks. It’s the book everyone in your office is reading and it’s the book everyone is talking about wherever you go. This is exactly what happened when we heard early chatter about a Canadian author writing a powerful and sexy [...]

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Random House Staff Recommended Books

We asked some of our colleagues, if they could choose only one book to recommend this season as a gift, what would it be? Here are their recommended books.

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Staff Faves: A Game of Thrones

 I’m always hesitant to recommend a fantasy novel, because the fantasy genre is typically polarizing; either you can’t get enough of it, or you think it’s all Tolkein-derivative drivel. And I have to admit, over my years as a reader, I’ve come down on both sides of the debate. But whether you’re a fan of [...]

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Antigonick by Anne Carson

Staff Faves: Antigonick

As a voracious reader and English Lit student I spent my first few years of university harbouring a secret indifference to classical literature. Enter Anne Carson and Autobiography of Red, the book that changed the way I understood classical myth and literature and kicked off my love affair with the works of Anne Carson. So [...]

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Staff Faves: Defending Jacob

I love a good thriller. Always have. But I’ll admit that I’m a bit picky. I don’t love all of them, and if I’ve read it before, I don’t want to read it again. When I think of what makes a good thriller, I imagine an older married couple. The husband asks the wife, “Where [...]

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Staff Faves: The Solitary House by Lynn Shepherd

I do love a good historical mystery – ones that give me insight into a time and place gone by. I especially like the early novels of David Liss, particularily A Conspiracy of Paper, and Lynn Shepherd’s new novel The Solitary House is very reminiscent of that wonderful book. Her earlier book, Murder at Mansfield [...]

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