November is National Novel Writing Month and as the month comes to an end … we’d like to take a moment to acknowledge some grand new debuts. Here’s a short list of new talents who recently joined the Random House community.

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Jason Heller brings us TAFT 2012 … He is the perfect presidential candidate. Conservatives love his hard-hitting Republican resume. Liberals love his passion for peaceful diplomacy. The media can’t get enough of his larger-than-life physique. And all the American people love that he’s an honest, hard-working man who tells it like it is. There’s just one problem: He is William Howard Taft and he was already U.S. president a hundred years ago. So what on earth is he doing alive and well and considering a running mate in 2012?

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Kate Alcott brings us THE DRESSMAKER … In time for the centennial anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic this vivid, romantic, historical novel is about a spirited young seamstress, Tess, who survives the disaster only to find herself deeply torn between two men, and the opportunity offered by employer, Lady Duff Gordon, who is caught up in a scandal revolving around cowardice and power. This retelling of the fate of the Titanic blends facts and fiction in a spellbinding tale.

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Jennifer DuBois brings us A PARTIAL HISTORY OF LOST CAUSES …. Russian world class champion Aleksandr Bezetov and 30-year-old English lecturer Irina Ellison are up against Huntington’s disease. This mesmerizing debut reveals the stubbornness and splendor of human will even in the most trying times.

Hope you enjoy these titles as they are quite wonderful debuts.

New Novels: In Recognition of National Novel Writing Month

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