The 2021 literary awards calendar got underway last week with the announcement of the Andrew Carnegie Awards, and many more. We proudly congratulate all of our award-wining authors. Select the titles below to access audio clips, excerpts, reading guides, and more. The Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction Deacon King Kong: A Novel by James […]


With starred reviews from publications including Booklist, Kirkus Reviews, Publishers Weekly, Library Journal, and AudioFile—your patrons will want to read these much-anticipated books that reviewers are raving about. FICTION: Trio by William Boyd From the award-winning, best-selling author comes a rollicking novel with a dark undertow, set around three unforgettable individuals and a doomed movie set. “With […]

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Join Penguin Random House Library Marketing for Black History Month by celebrating, elevating, and amplifying Black voices. View our list of featured titles below, or check out the full collection on Edelweiss. You Are Your Best Thing: Vulnerability, Shame Resilience, and the Black Experience by Tarana Burke & Brené Brown Tarana Burke and Dr. Brené […]

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Click to request eGalleys of some of our favorite April titles, and if you love the books, please consider nominating them for LibraryReads! Remember, voting for the April list ends on 3/1. Click to Request eGalleys of These April Titles and More. Click to Learn More About the Audio Editions. What Comes After by JoAnne Tompkins […]