editors picks

Join us for a free, hour-long webinar for a preview of what your patrons will be demanding next spring. Library Journal’s Barbara Hoffert will lead a discussion with editors from imprints at Penguin Random House and HarperCollins as they highlight their top spring books that will be flying off of your shelves.

Thursday, November 14, 2013
3:00-4:00 PM ET

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We are happy to announce that Zachary Wagman, Senior Editor at Crown Publishers & Hogarth (Penguin Random House), will be joining us to introduce several titles.  All featured books are available as eGalleys. Here’s a preview.

the accident

The Accident by Chris Pavone (Crown)

From the author of the New York Times-bestselling and Edgar Award-winning The Expats, an elegant and riveting espionage thriller about spies, secrets, and the devastating power of the truth.

“Chris Pavone’s many fans will not be disappointed with The Accident, his fast-paced, twisting, smart follow-up to The Expats. Cleverly plotted, filled with surprises, a terrific read.”
—William Landay, New York Times bestselling author of Defending Jacob

Click to download eGalley.

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The Girl in the Road by Monica Byrne (Crown)

Stunningly original and wildly inventive, The Girl in the Road melds the influences of Margaret Atwood, Neil Gaiman, and Erin Morgenstern for a dazzling debut.

Click to download eGalley.

black moon

Black Moon by Kenneth Calhoun (Hogarth)

A hallucinatory and stunning debut that blends lyrical language with high-concept appeal, in the same vein as The Dog Stars and The Age of Miracles—call it “Love in the Time of Insomnia.”

Black Moon is the kind of book I envy as a writer, and seek out as a reader-a novel of ideas wrapped in an gripping, expertly constructed story, full of feeling and intelligence.” —Charles Yu, author of How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe

Click to download eGalley.

shovel ready

Shovel Ready by Adam Sternbergh (Crown)

An addictive genre-blend of a thriller: the immersive sci-fi of Ernest Cline; the hard-boiled rhythms of Don Winslow; the fearless bravado of Chuck Palahniuk; and the classic noir of James M. Cain.

“[Sternbergh] combines stunning narrative sleight-of-hand with an ability to create flesh-and-blood characters who bring humor and a resilient humanity to their torn-asunder world. Mixing dystopian science fiction and urban noir with a Palahniuk swagger, this could well be the first novel everybody is talking about over the next few months.” —Booklist (starred review)

Click to download eGalley.

And that’s just a taste of the titles to be discussed. We hope you’ll join us!


Zachary Wagman – Senior Editor, Crown Publishers & Hogarth
Ellen Edwards – Executive Editor, New American Library/Penguin Random House
Amy Einhorn – Publisher & Vice President, William Morrow & Avon Books
Carrie Feron – Senior Vice President, William Morrow & Avon Books
David Highfill – Vice President & Executive Editor, William Morrow & Avon Books

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