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Grisham’s first female
protagonist

John Grisham has a new hero—and she’s full of surprises.

Best-selling author John Grisham, who currently has over 275 million books in print worldwide, will explore some fresh territory with his 21st novel, which will be his first to feature a female protagonist—a young law associate named Samantha Kofer.

John Grisham’s forthcoming novel will be called Gray Mountain and will be set against the backdrop of recession of 2008.

Gray Mountain follows Samantha Kofer, a third year associate at New York’s largest law firm, who loses her job two weeks after the collapse of Lehman Brothers. A week later she starts as an unpaid intern in a legal aid clinic in small town Appalachia, where for the first time she is “confronted with real clients with real problems”.

Read more about Gray Mountain here

Diana Gabaldon is the author of the award-winning, #1 NYT-bestselling OUTLANDER novels. The adventure began in 1991 with the classic OUTLANDER and has continued through six more New York Times-bestselling novels with more than 20 million copies in print worldwide. The series is published in 26 countries and 23 languages, and includes a nonfiction companion volume, The Outlandish Companion, which provides details on the settings, background, characters, research, and writing of the novels. Diana has also written several books in a sub-series featuring Lord John Grey (a major minor character from the main series).
Visit her website: http://www.dianagabaldon.com/

READ an excerpt from Outlander, the 1st in the bestselling series

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WATCH a trailer for the new TV series

  • Watch the trailer for Season Two of the beloved NETFLIX ORIGINAL SERIES

    The Third season has already been announced.
    Read more here

    Praise for the series:

    Terrific ... smart, salty, and outrageous.”
    The New Yorker

    Magnificent and thoroughly engrossing.”
    The Washington Post

    Fantastic.” Entertainment Weekly

    Excellent ... funny, dramatically sound, poignant,
    and thoroughly addictive.” The Boston Globe

    Rave reviews for the memoir:

    “Fascinating.” People

    “A compelling awakening.” —Newsweek.com

    “Impossible to put down.” Los Angeles Times

    “Fantastic.” Elle

    Orange is the New Black by Piper Kerman
    978-0-8129-8618-1 | TR | $16.00
    Random House Group; Spiegel & Grau | August 6, 2013
  • Watch George on The Colbert Report

    And listen in as Best-selling author George Saunders shares his thoughts on kindness on NPR’s Diane Rehm

    A Sampling of the comments
    on the speech from NYTimes.com:

    Probably one of the most important lessons ever taught. Think of how much brighter the future would be if more people learned this and actually followed this sage advice. Brilliant.”

    Brought me to tears, so beautiful, so true, Thank you George. These graduates will never forget this day and this speech.”

    “This is absolutely lovely and necessary (AND short and funny—the master of the short story indeed).”

    “Many thanks to Mr. Saunders for sharing his words with the world. The best commencement speech I’ve ever read, and I have read many over the years.”

    Congratulations, By The Way: Some Thoughts on Kindness
    by George Saunders | 978-0-8129-9627-2 | HC | $14.00
    Random House Group; Random House | April 22, 2014
  • What can you learn about creativity from Pixar? Find out in an interview with Ed Catmull on Forbes.com

    A fascinating story about how some very smart people built something that profoundly changed the animation business and, along the way, popular culture. Think ‘Toy Story,’ ‘A Bug's Life,’ ‘Ratatouille’ and ‘Finding Nemo.’ Mr. Catmull’s narrative is seasoned with lessons he learned in the course of building an American icon.”

    Read more in The Wall Street Journal

    A thoughtful look at Pixar.”

    Read the review in the LA Times

    Creativity, Inc. (EXP) by Ed Catmull | 978-0-553-84122-0
    TR | Random House | April 8, 2014
  • Starred Review

    “A wonderful introduction to this era in Russian history and a great read for those already familiar with it.”

    Publishers Weekly starred review, April 28, 2014

    (This is the second starred review for this title.)

    The Family Romanov: Murder, Rebellion, and the Fall of Imperial Russia by Candace Fleming | 978-0-375-86782-8
    HC | $18.99 | Schwartz & Wade Books | July 8, 2014
  • Starred Review

    “The orange two-color artwork lets the artists’ distinctive styles shine; readers
    can only hope more such collaborations
    are on the way.”

    Publishers Weekly starred review, April 28, 2014

    (This is the first starred review for this title.)

    Comics Squad: Recess! by Jennifer Holm, Matt Holm,
    Jarret Krisiczka, Dan Santat, Raina Telgemeier

    978-0-385-37003-5 | TR | $7.99
    Random House Books for Young Readers | July 8, 2014
  • Starred Review

    “The tension between cynicism and naïveté, knowledge and innocence in these brainy but still maturing kids is astutely evoked, and readers will be right there alongside them for every protest, misstep, and loss.”

    The Bulletin starred review, May 2014

    (This is the fourth starred review for this title.)

    The Vigilante Poets of Selwyn Academy by Kate Hattemer
    978-0-385-75378-4 | HC | $16.99
    Knopf Books for Young Readers | April 8, 2014
  • Starred Review

    “Readers, themselves often noticers, will appreciate the celebration of a girl whose skill lies in seeing what others don’t.”

    The Bulletin starred review, May 2014

    (This is the fourth starred review for this title.)

    The Summer I Saved the World...in 65 Days
    by Michele Weber Hurwitz | 978-0-385-37106-3
    HC | $16.99 | Wendy Lamb Books | April 8, 2014
June 2014 Highlights Children's Highlights Newsletter Archives

Oscar Winner Lupita Nyong’o Set to Produce and Star in ‘Americanah’

Lupita Nyong’o will star and produce the feature adaptation of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s novel Americanah together with D2 Productions, Plan B and Potboiler Productions. A winner of the 2013 National Book Critics Circle Award, Americanah tells the epic love story of two young immigrant Nigerians, Ifemelu and Obinze, as their lives span various continents. Americanah was also listed as one of the “Ten Best Books of the Year” by The New York Times Book Review, the BBC, and Newsday. Adichie is the MacArthur Fellowship winning author of such novels Purple Hibiscus and Half of a Yellow Sun. Read more here

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