Books on Film

From the beloved New York Times– bestselling author, a quintessential Nick Hornby tale of music, superfandom, and the truths and lies we tell ourselves about life and love. Soon to be a major motion picture starring Rose Byrne, Ethan Hawke, and Chris O’Dowd. Nick Hornby returns to his roots—music and messy relationships—in this funny and touching […]

Book Extras

With the Random House Readers Circle Author Chat Program you now have the opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of the books your book club reads through lively exchanges with your favorite authors. Learn about each author’s personal experiences and what inspires them to write; how it feels to see one’s name on a book […]

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“There is so much to relate to and throughout the novel, there is a sharp feminist edge. Loved this one, and you will too.”–Roxane Gay, New York Times bestselling author The author of The Wedding Date serves up a novel about what happens when a public proposal doesn’t turn into a happy ending, thanks to a woman who knows […]

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Libraries are more essential than ever in this era of fake news—an era in which the President of the United States, the Washington Post estimated, makes an average of more than 6.5 false or misleading claims a day; an era in which more than 80% of middle school students, in a Stanford University study, said […]

Author Interview

On the most recent episode, the Read it Forward podcast spoke with Fatima Farheen Mirza, debut author of A Place for Us, an astonishingly tender-hearted novel of identity and belonging, and a resonant portrait of what it means to be an American family today. Fatima Farheen Mirza examines the secrets and betrayals that have caused the close-knit […]

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At our ALA Annual 2018 Opening Night Reception in New Orleans, we were thrilled to honor the First Place Award Winner for our 2018 Library Awards for Innovation is Gretchen Caserotti, Library Director in the Meridian Library District in Idaho! Open to public libraries and public school libraries across the United States, the Library Awards for Innovation aim to […]

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An unforgettable year in the life of a visionary high school science teacher and his award-winning students, as they try to get into college, land a date for the prom . . . and possibly change the world Andy Bramante left his successful career as a corporate scientist to teach public high school—and now helms […]