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Your Daily Guide to PRH’s Virtual Events: Share on Social!

Connecting readers with our books and authors is more important than ever in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, ongoing social distancing, racism and police use of deadly force that has mobilized our country. Across Penguin Random House, we are hosting a variety of virtual events, and you can help promote them.  Share the day’s complete calendar or your favorite individual listings via the share button, which will allow you to directly deliver all the relevant event information to your social network.

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Lars Kepler Created a Fictional Serial Killer Who “Actually Got Into Our Nightmares”

Lars Kepler, the pseudonym of the critically acclaimed, bestselling husband-and-wife team of Alexandra Coelho Ahndoril and Alexander Ahndoril, have released a new novel, just out from Knopf. “LAZARUS is the climax of our story about the worst serial killer in northern Europe,” the authors share. “From our debut The Hypnotist, Jurek Walter is the only person who scares Joona Linna. But since he's dead now, maybe Joona should fear fear itself instead. That´s what everyone tells him, but the sudden feeling of Jurek’s presence won’t let go. We know the feeling ... Jurek Walter actually got into our nightmares when we wrote LAZARUS.”

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Deborah Madison to Discuss AN ONION IN MY POCKET with Caroline Leavitt via Facebook Live (12/4)

Deborah Madison, author of AN ONION IN MY POCKET: My Life with Vegetables (Knopf), will be in conversation with author Caroline Leavitt at a virtual event hosted by a Mighty Blaze via Facebook Live on Friday, December 4 at 4:00 pm (ET).

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Sabaa Tahir to Talk about A SKY BEYOND THE STORM with Renee Ahdieh via Zoom (12/4)

Sabaa Tahir, author of A SKY BEYOND THE STORM (Razorbill), will be in conversation with fellow Penguin Young Readers author Renee Ahdieh at a virtual event hosted by Third Place Books via Zoom on Friday, December 4 at 8:00 pm (ET).

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Tochi Onyebuchi Presents REBEL SISTERS via Crowdcast (12/5)

Tochi Onyebuchi, author of REBEL SISTERS (Razorbill), will be in conversation with V.E. Schwab at a virtual event hosted by Astoria Bookshop via Crowdcast on Saturday, December 5 at 1:00 pm (ET).

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A Virtual Author Chat with Denise Williams about Her New Novel via Zoom (12/5)

Enjoy a virtual author chat with Denise Williams about her new novel, HOW TO FAIL AT FLIRTING (Berkley), hosted by the Escondido Public Library via Zoom on Saturday, December 5 at 6:00 pm (ET).

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Your Daily Guide to PRH’s Virtual Events: Share on Social!

Connecting readers with our books and authors is more important than ever in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, ongoing social distancing, racism and police use of deadly force that has mobilized our country. Across Penguin Random House, we are hosting a variety of virtual events, and you can help promote them.  Share the day’s complete calendar or your favorite individual listings via the share button, which will allow you to directly deliver all the relevant event information to your social network.

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There's a Book for That: Celebrity Memoirs

As we consider holiday gift giving in a year like no other, celebrity memoirs are making the top of many a list. Entertaining, raw and revelatory, the following books by extraordinary talents, in various fields, have a lot to teach about commitment and perseverance:

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Jane Smiley to Present Her New Novel PERESTROIKA IN PARIS via Crowdcast (12/3)

Jane Smiley, author of PERESTROIKA IN PARIS (Knopf), will discuss her new novel with Jane Hamilton, followed by an audience Q&A, at a virtual event hosted by the Wisconsin Book via Crowdcast on Thursday, December 3 at 8:00 pm (ET).

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Halley Sutton to Talk about THE LADY UPSTAIRS with Layne Fargo via Crowdcast (12/3)

Halley Sutton, author of THE LADY UPSTAIRS (Putnam), will be in conversation with Layne Fargo at a virtual event hosted by Women & Children First via Crowdcast on Thursday, December 3 at 7:00 pm (ET).

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Denise Williams Presents HOW TO FAIL AT FLIRTING via Zoom (12/3)

Denise Williams, author HOW TO FAIL AT FLIRTING (Berkley), will discuss her new novel at a virtual event hosted by the Howard County Library via Zoom on Thursday, December 3 at 7:00 pm (ET).

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KJ Dell’Antonia to Share THE CHICKEN SISTERS via Facebook Live (12/3)

Blue Willow Bookshop presents KJ Dell’Antonia, who will discuss her new novel, THE CHICKEN SISTERS (Putnam) via Facebook Live on Thursday, December 3 at 6:00 pm (ET).

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Your Daily Guide to PRH’s Virtual Events: Share on Social!

Connecting readers with our books and authors is more important than ever in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, ongoing social distancing, racism and police use of deadly force that has mobilized our country. Across Penguin Random House, we are hosting a variety of virtual events, and you can help promote them.  Share the day’s complete calendar or your favorite individual listings via the share button, which will allow you to directly deliver all the relevant event information to your social network.

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Toni Morrison’s THE BLUEST EYE is New “Read With Jenna” Book Club Pick

Toni Morrison’s THE BLUEST EYE (Vintage) is the Read With Jenna book club selection for December, it was announced by TODAY Show host Jenna Bush Hager. This timeless classic, which celebrates its 50th Anniversary this fall, already spent 4 weeks on The New York Times bestseller list earlier this year. Morrison’s virtuosic first novel asks powerful questions about race, class, and gender with the subtlety and grace that have always characterized her writing.

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Marty Wingate to Delve Into MURDER IS A MUST with Hannah Denison via Zoom (12/2)

Marty Wingate, author of MURDER IS A MUST (Berkley), will be in conversation with Hannah Denison at a virtual event hosted by Third Place Books via Zoom on Wednesday, December 2 at 1:00 pm (ET).

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“Lunch with the Authors”: Bess Kalb in Conversation with Elayne Klasson via YouTube (12/2)

The Detroit JCC Book Fairs presents “Lunch with the Authors”: Bess Kalb, author of NOBODY WILL TELL YOU THIS BUT ME: A True (As Told to Me) Story (Knopf), in virtual conversation with Elayne Klasson, followed by an audience Q&A, via YouTube on Wednesday, December 2 at 1:30 pm (ET).

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Megha Majumdar to Discuss Her Debut Novel A BURNING via Zoom (12/2)

Megha Majumdar, author of A BURNING (Knopf), will be in conversation with Clancey D'Isa, followed by an audience Q&A, at a virtual event hosted by Seminary Co-op Bookstores via Zoom on Wednesday, December 2 at at 7:00 pm (ET).

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Maria Goodavage to Talk about DOCTOR DOGS and How Our Best Friends Can Improve Our Health via Zoom (12/2)

Maria Goodavage, author of DOCTOR DOGS: How Our Best Friends Are Becoming Our Best Medicine (Dutton), will talk with Cat Warren about her book and how dogs can help us simply by being near us, via Zoom on Wednesday, December 2 at 7:00 pm (ET).

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Knopf to Publish Memoir by Kima Jones in 2023

Knopf will publish a memoir by Kima Jones, writer, poet, and the founder of Jack Jones Literary Arts, a public relations firm devoted exclusively to elevating the voices of Black and Brown women. Jones will write about growing up in Harlem in New York City’s foster care system. She recasts the ‘90s “urban” story of drug addiction, trauma, and the criminal justice system into a volume that speaks instead to love, strength, inherited wisdom, and resilience.

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A PROMISED LAND by Barack Obama Sells More Than 1.7 Million Units in U.S. and Canada in its First Week of Publication

Barack Obama’s A PROMISED LAND has sold 1,710,443 units in all formats and editions in the U.S. and Canada during its first week of publication. Published on Tuesday, November 17, by Crown, A PROMISED LAND sold more than 887,000 units in all formats and editions in the U.S. and Canada on the first day of its publication, the largest first-day sales total for any book ever published by Penguin Random House. A PROMISED LAND’s week-one sales also hold the distinction of being the largest week-one sales total for any book ever published by Penguin Random House.

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