This week, we’re welcoming librarians to the Penguin Random House offices in New York to hear from five of our authors about their exciting new books.
For those of you who can’t join us, here’s a sneak peek at the books they’ll be talking about.
Circling the Sun by Paula McLain
Paula McLain, author of the phenomenal bestseller The Paris Wife, now returns with her keenly anticipated new novel that brings to life a fearless and captivating woman—Beryl Markham, a record-setting aviator caught up in a passionate love triangle with safari hunter Denys Finch Hatton and Karen Blixen, who as Isak Dinesen wrote the classic memoir Out of Africa.
City on Fire by Garth Risk Hallberg
A big-hearted, boundary-vaulting novel that heralds a remarkable new talent: set in 1970s New York, a story outsized in its generosity, warmth, and ambition, its deep feeling for its characters, its exuberant imagination.
The Tsar of Love and Techno by Anthony Marra
From the New York Times bestselling author of A Constellation of Vital Phenomena—dazzling, poignant, and lyrical interwoven stories about family, sacrifice, the legacy of war, and the redemptive power of art.
Kitchens of the Great Midwest by J. Ryan Stradal
Already a hotly anticipated debut—about a young woman with a once-in-a-generation palate who becomes the iconic chef behind the country’s most coveted dinner reservation. By turns quirky, hilarious, and vividly sensory, Kitchens of the Great Midwest is an unexpected mother-daughter story about the bittersweet nature of life—its missed opportunities and its joyful surprises.
Little Victories by Jason Gay
The Wall Street Journal’s popular columnist Jason Gay delivers a hilarious and heartfelt life guide for people who hate life guides. Whether the subject is rules for raising the perfect child or how to be cool, Gay’s essays—whimsical, practical, and occasionally poignant—will make you laugh and think.