GIVEAWAY!! The Couple Next Door has A Stranger in the House who is An Unwanted Guest… or is it Someone We Know? 🔎 . To celebrate @ShariLapena’s newest thriller, SOMEONE WE KNOW (on sale tomorrow!!!) we are giving four lucky winners a set of her four twisty novels: The Couple Next Door, A Stranger in the House, An Unwanted Guest, and Someone We Know. To enter, tag a friend in a comment below. For another chance to win, head over to @PenguinBooks . . US only. All comments must be posted by Sunday, 8/4 at 11:59PM ET. For full rules: http://bit.ly/2Pz6ap1
Have you added THE LAGER QUEEN OF MINNESOTA to your TBR list yet?! Here’s the description: . Two sisters, one farm. A family is split when their father leaves their shared inheritance entirely to Helen, his younger daughter. Despite baking award-winning pies at the local nursing home, her older sister, Edith, struggles to make what most people would call a living. So she can't help wondering what her life would have been like with even a portion of the farm money her sister kept for herself. . With the proceeds from the farm, Helen builds one of the most successful light breweries in the country, and makes their company motto ubiquitous: "Drink lots. It's Blotz." Where Edith has a heart as big as Minnesota, Helen's is as rigid as a steel keg. Yet one day, Helen will find she needs some help herself, and she could find a potential savior close to home. . . if it's not too late. . Meanwhile, Edith's granddaughter, Diana, grows up knowing that the real world requires a tougher constitution than her grandmother possesses. She earns a shot at learning the IPA business from the ground up--will that change their fortunes forever, and perhaps reunite her splintered family? . Here we meet a cast of lovable, funny, quintessentially American characters eager to make their mark in a world that's often stacked against them. In this deeply affecting family saga, resolution can take generations, but when it finally comes, we're surprised, moved, and delighted.
#TheLagerQueenofMinnesota by @jryanstradal is now on sale! We recommend pairing with a slice of homemade pie and a nice cold beer! 🥧🍺
✨ GIVEAWAY ✨ We’ve teamed up with @renttherunway to offer you the ultimate book club kit (AKA a must-read book and the perfect outfit to match). This summer, we’re gifting 3 lucky winners each a month of an *unlimited* designer closet from RTR, plus 3 copies of the book featured to share with friends ❣️ … We’re kicking off our giveaway trio of books and looks with @elainewelteroth’s part-memoir, part-manifesto, #MoreThanEnough. To enter: 1) follow @vikingbooks, @penguinbooks and @renttherunway 2) like and tag 2 friends below! … US only. All comments must be posted by Tuesday, 7/23 at 11:00AM EST. For full rules: http://bit.ly/30IBhUQ
"No-one does suburban paranoia like Shari Lapena—this slowly unfurling nightmare will have you biting your nails until the end." — @ruthwarewriter, New York Times bestselling author of ‘The Woman in Cabin 10’ . #SomeWeKnow (on sale 7/30) is the new domestic suspense novel from the New York Times bestselling author of The Couple Next Door, A Stranger in the House, and An Unwanted Guest, @sharilapena. . In a quiet, leafy suburb in upstate New York, a teenager has been sneaking into houses—and into the owners' computers as well—learning their secrets, and maybe sharing some of them, too. . Who is he, and what might he have uncovered? After two anonymous letters are received, whispers start to circulate, and suspicion mounts. And when a woman down the street is found murdered, the tension reaches the breaking point. Who killed her? Who knows more than they're telling? And how far will all these very nice people go to protect their own secrets? . In this neighborhood, it's not just the husbands and wives who play games. Here, everyone in the family has something to hide . . .
“With an uncanny eye for detail, Elizabeth Ames charts the complex, ever-shifting topography of this ‘chosen family’—and illuminates the ways our closest friends sustain us over the course of our lives.” — @pronounced_ing, New York Times bestselling author of Little Fires Everywhere . An insightful and sparkling novel from @_elizabethames that opens on a college campus and follows the friendship of four women across life-defining turning points . Assigned to the same suite during their freshman year at Quincy-Hawthorn College, Lainey, Ji Sun, Alice, and Margaret quickly become inseparable. The leafy green campus they move through together, the idyllic window seat they share in their suite, and the passion and ferocity that school and independence awakens in them ignites an all-encompassing love with one another. But they soon find their bonds—forged in joy, and fused by fear—must weather threats that originate from beyond the dark forests of their childhoods, and come at them from institutions, from one another, and ultimately, from within themselves. . #TheOthersGold follows the four friends as each makes a terrible mistake, moving from their wild college days to their more feral days as new parents. With one part devoted to each mistake—the Accident, the Accusation, the Kiss, and the Bite—this complex yet compulsively readable debut interrogates the way that growing up forces our friendships to evolve as the women discover what they and their loved ones are capable of, and capable of forgiving. A joyful, big-hearted book that perfectly evokes the bittersweet experience of falling in love with friendship, the experiences of Lainey, Ji Sun, Alice, and Margaret are at once achingly familiar and yet shine with a brilliance and depth all their own.
"[The Lager Queen of Minnesota has] complex female characters, sudden tragedies, culinary descriptions that awaken all your senses." —@entertainmentweekly . A novel of family, Midwestern values, hard work, fate and the secrets of making a world-class beer, from the bestselling author of Kitchens of the Great Midwest . Two sisters, one farm. A family is split when their father leaves their shared inheritance entirely to Helen, his younger daughter. Despite baking award-winning pies at the local nursing home, her older sister, Edith, struggles to make what most people would call a living. So she can't help wondering what her life would have been like with even a portion of the farm money her sister kept for herself. . With the proceeds from the farm, Helen builds one of the most successful light breweries in the country, and makes their company motto ubiquitous: "Drink lots. It's Blotz." Where Edith has a heart as big as Minnesota, Helen's is as rigid as a steel keg. Yet one day, Helen will find she needs some help herself, and she could find a potential savior close to home. . . if it's not too late. . Meanwhile, Edith's granddaughter, Diana, grows up knowing that the real world requires a tougher constitution than her grandmother possesses. She earns a shot at learning the IPA business from the ground up--will that change their fortunes forever, and perhaps reunite her splintered family? . Here we meet a cast of lovable, funny, quintessentially American characters eager to make their mark in a world that's often stacked against them. In #TheLagerQueenofMinnesota by @jryanstradal, resolution can take generations, but when it finally comes, we're surprised, moved, and delighted.
There's nothing like dying to make you really start living. @melanie.cantor's #DeathAndOtherHappyEndings, “a novel about self-discovery, with plenty of surprises and a snappy, Bridget-Jones-gets-a-terminal-diagnosis vibe” (Booklist), is now on sale! . Jennifer Cole has just been told that she has a terminal blood disorder and has just three months to live–ninety days to say goodbye to friends and family, and to put her affairs in order. Ninety days to come to terms with a diagnosis that is unfair, unexpected, and completely unpronounceable. Focusing on the positives (she won’t have to go on in a world without Bowie or Maya Angelou; she won’t get Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s like her parents, or have teeth that flop out at the mere mention of the word apple), Jennifer realizes she only has one real regret: the relationships she’s lost. . Rather than running off to complete a frantic bucket list, Jennifer chooses to stay put and write a letter to the three most significant people in her life, to say the things she wished she’d said before but never dared: her overbearing, selfish sister, her jelly-spined, cheating ex-husband, and her charming, unreliable ex-boyfriend–and finally tell them the truth. . At first, Jennifer feels cleansed by her catharsis. Liberated, even. Her ex-boyfriend rushes to her side and she even starts to build bridges with her sister Isabelle (that is, once Isabelle’s confirmed that Jennifer’s condition isn’t genetic). But once you start telling the truth, it’s hard to stop. And as Jennifer soon discovers, the truth isn’t always as straightforward as it seems, and death has a way of surprising you….
🧵 GIVEAWAY 🧵This year marks the 20th anniversary of @tracychevalierwriter’s bestselling book, Girl with a Pearl Earring and to celebrate, we’re giving away a copy of this beloved classic, along with an early galley of Tracy’s breathtaking new novel, A SINGLE THREAD—before it hits shelves 9/17! To enter, tag a friend in the comments. For another chance to win, head over to @penguinbooks. … US only. All comments must be posted by Sunday, 7/14 at 11:59PM ET. For full rules: http://bit.ly/2Pz6ap1
“...The chapters pop in expert jabs, two or three pages at a time. The prose is visceral, as taut as his teenage linebacker protagonist. Zentner’s concision is powerful...” —@nytimes . Jessup's stepfather gave him almost everything good in his life--a sober mother, a sister, a sense of home, and the game of football. But during the years that David John spent in prison for his part in a brutal hate crime, Jessup came to realize that his stepfather is also a source of lethal poison for his family. Now it's Jessup's senior year, and all he wants to do is lay low until he can accept one of the football scholarships that will be his ticket out of town. . So when his stepfather is released from prison, Jessup is faced with an impossible choice: condemn the man who saved his family or accept his part in his family's legacy of bigotry. Before he can choose a side, Jessup will cause a terrible accident and cover it up—a mistake with the power to ruin them all. . Told with relentless honesty and a ferocious gaze directed at contemporary America's darkest corners, #COPPERHEAD vibrates with the energy released by football tackles and car crashes and asks uncomfortable questions about the price we pay—and the mistakes we'll repeat--when we live under the weight of a history we've yet to reckon with. Alexi Zentner unspools the story of boys who think they're men and of the entrenched thinking behind a split-second decision, and asks whether hatred, prejudice, and violence can ever be unlearned. Now on sale!
Happy Fourth of July from our patriotic shelf to yours! 🇺🇸
Your summer binge is finally here! #AmericanPredator, the"page-turning mystery" ( @nypost) detailing the account of one of the world’s the most meticulous serial killers is on sale today!
We know you are ready to get away from the stresses of daily life—and this summer, we are here to help! Click the link in our bio for a chance to win a two night stay in the gorgeous @getawayhouse cabins and ten diverse Viking and @penguinbooks reads to bring with you. 📚🏕 Lock your phone up for the weekend, catch up on some excellent reads, and enjoy nature!
What was the last true crime story you binged?
“A page-turning mystery.” —New York Post on #AmericanPredator . Named one of summer’s most anticipated books by the @latimes, @usatoday, and the @nypost, Maureen Callahan’s new book is a true crime classic in the making that takes readers on a journey into the mind of a killer and to the limitations of traditional law enforcement.
Have you ever heard of Israel Keyes? #AmericanPredator is the fascinating account of one of the world’s the most meticulous serial killers. You probably don’t know his story, but after reading this book you’ll never forget it.
✨ We had so much fun celebrating THE GIVER OF STARS (coming this fall) last week with @jojomoyesofficial in NYC with a night full of rosé, flowers, and good conversation! Thank you to the media, bookstagrammers, librarians, booksellers, and fans for celebrating with us. ✨
⚡️ GIVEAWAY ⚡️ We are so excited that #HowCouldShe by @laurenomics is now on sale! To celebrate, we’re giving you and two friends the chance to win the “utterly absorbing summer read” ( @lilylitclub), a hand-stitched towel, and the perfect summer bag. Leave a comment tagging two friends for a chance to win! . US Only. One winner will be randomly selected to receive three books, bags, and towels. All comments must be posted by Friday, 6/30 at 11:59PM ET. For full rules: http://bit.ly/2Pz6ap1
✨GIVEAWAY✨ Happy Eleanor Oliphant Day! We’re celebrating by offering two winners the chance to win a brand new Eleanor Oliphant tote and a copy of everyone’s favorite, ELEANOR OLIPHANT IS COMPLETELY FINE. Follow @readitforward and tag a friend in a comment below to enter! Tap the link in our bio to learn more ways that you can join us in celebrating Eleanor Oliphant Day. . US only. Two winners will be randomly selected. All comments must be posted by Sunday 6/30 at 11:59PM. For full rules: https://bit.ly/2N41knp
Meet Geraldine: The Canadian turned New Yorker you’ll love to root for in #HowCouldShe by @laurenomics. As Geraldine zigzags through the downtown art scene and rooftop party circuit, she discovers how hard it is to find her footing in a world of influencers and media darlings. And why is it her longtime friends—who never seemed to get along before—are suddenly hanging out without her? We can’t wait for you to see how Geraldine takes NYC by storm!
Meet Sunny: The It Girl watercolor artist of the West Village you’ll love to envy in #HowCouldShe by @laurenomics. Sunny is starting to realize there might be more to a happy life than throwing a good dinner party. She has a handsome husband and a successful career, so why does she feel like something is missing and where does she go next? We can’t wait for you to follow spontaneous Sunny!
Meet Rachel: She is one of the three longtime friends you’ll get to know in #HowCouldShe by @laurenomics. Rachel is trying to keep it together as a struggling writer adjusting to new motherhood in Brooklyn. How is it that she was more confident and successful at twenty-five than in her mid-thirties? We can’t wait for you to unravel how Rachel navigates this chapter of her life!
@tarheelreader raves “[LEAVING THE WITNESS] is a masterpiece of a memoir...this is worthy of all five stars.” . (📸: @tarheelreader)
GIVEAWAY: We are so excited that @jojomoyesofficial is going to be in NYC this week 🎉🎉🎉 (more info at link in bio), but if you can’t make it out to meet her, you can still enter to win an early copy of her upcoming novel THE GIVER OF STARS! Leave a comment with a question you’d like to ask her about her new novel for a chance to win! ... US only. All comments must be posted by Friday, 6/21 at 11:59PM ET. For full rules: http://bit.ly/2Pz6ap1
Only one more week until Eleanor Oliphant Day! ✨ There are plenty of ways you can celebrate on Saturday, June 22, such as doing a random act of kindness 🤝, buying your friend a drink 🍻, ordering a new tote 🛍️, visiting your local bookstore 📚, and sharing the love on social media using #EleanorOliphantIsCompletelyFine.
Friday got us feeling ✨MORE THAN ENOUGH✨ (📸: @kqueen.dai)
“My mission with this book is to encourage every young person to push back against all those messages we’ve all been fed that make us feel like we’re not enough. . . You already are more than enough even if you’re a work in progress.” – @elainewelteroth on @goodmorningamerica . (📸: @jessnashphoto via @elainewelteroth)
The wait is over… We are so excited to announce that Eleanor Oliphant Day is back on June 22 this year AND for the first time ever, exclusive totes inspired by the book are available to purchase on @outofprint! #EleanorOliphantIsCompletelyFine has been on the @nytimes bestseller list for ONE YEAR, and we can’t wait to celebrate this amazing book with all of you. Mark your calendars & if you’d like to purchase a tote, tap the link in our bio. Stay tuned for more details on how you can join the celebration on June 22!
‼️Special Giveaway Alert‼️ “Fantastic,” “Incredible,” “I need this one!” When we first posted about American Predator the response was amazing. Well, you spoke and we listened. American Predator won’t be on sale until July, but 10 lucky winners won’t have to wait. Tag a friend and you’ll be entered to win two advance reader copies of the most anticipated true crime book of the summer! Why two copies? Because, trust us, you’re going to want to talk about this one. … US only. All comments must be posted by Friday, 6/16 at 11:59PM ET. For full rules: http://bit.ly/2Pz6ap1
Taking advantage of the warm weather with this unputdownable, moving read. ☀️📖
LEAVING THE WITNESS is a riveting memoir of losing faith and finding freedom. . “The fascinating and moving story of a woman finding her true place in the world, away from the strict requirements or her family and religion. @amberscorah navigates her escape with courage, clarity, and humor.” — @lisabrennanjobs
Happy publication day to @amberscorah’s memoir, LEAVING THE WITNESS! 📖🎉 . "[Scorah] offers a fascinating glimpse into the consciousness of being an outsider in every possible way, and what it takes to find your path into the life you'd like to lead." — @nylonmag
Galleys for THE GIVER OF STARS (on sale 10/8) by the bestselling author of the Me Before You series, @jojomoyesofficial, have arrived!!! ✨ If you’re in the NYC area, head to our story to see how you can meet Jojo AND get your hands on an early copy 😉
If you could have dinner with any historical figure, who would it be?
“This book is as riveting as any thriller, and as hard to put down." — @nytbooks on Sonia Purnell’s A WOMAN OF NO IMPORTANCE
A WOMAN OF NO IMPORTANCE is the breathtaking story of how one woman's fierce persistence helped win World War II. Because of Sonia Purnell’s extensive research, we finally know the astounding and inspiring hero, Virginia Hall.
In her new memoir, NO WALLS AND THE RECURRING DREAM, Grammy-winning artist and feminist icon @anidifranco recounts her early life from a place of hard-won wisdom. The artist—who was one of the first to create her own record label—combines personal expression, the power of music, feminism, political activism, storytelling, philanthropy, and entrepreneurship in these frank and often funny pages. NO WALLS AND THE RECURRING DREAM is the tale of one woman’s eventful and radical journey to the age of thirty.
Still looking for a Mother’s Day gift? We have the perfect book full of hope, wisdom, and inspiration for the mom who inspires you every day—bonus, give her the journal that goes with it too! 💐
Is there anything better than getting to revisit your favorite characters? In Henry, Himself Stewart O’Nan takes us back to the Maxwell family (the much-loved protagonists of Emily Alone and Wish You Were Here) to paint a wry, warmhearted portrait of an American original--a man who believes he's reached a dead end only to discover life is full of surprises. Whatever order you read them in, O’Nan’s novels will make you fall in love with the Maxwells.
GIVEAWAY!! #StressAwarenessMonth may be coming to an end, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t continue to make mental wellness and self-care your number one priority. We’ve teamed up with @oneloveorganics to provide one lucky winner with the perfect books AND skincare products to help you de-stress all year round. … Get inspired by these helpful guides about everything from simplifying your life through Zen wisdom to practicing self-love, discovering the secret to longevity, and more. Once you’ve fed your mind and spirit, treat your skin to One Love Organic’s natural and cruelty free microderma srub + masque, antioxidant body serum, multi-tasking wonder balm, foaming cleanser, enzyme cleansing oil, and cleansing sponge. To enter, tag a friend in the comments. For another chance to win, head over to @penguinbooks … US only. All comments must be posted by Friday, 5/3 at 11:59PM ET. For full rules: http://bit.ly/2Pz6ap1
Instantly happier outside in the sun with a good book ☀️ Do you have a favorite (reading) season?
The most dangerous lies are the ones we tell ourselves... . "Taut, absorbing and psychologically astute, in A Good Enough Mother, Bev Thomas combines all the tension of a thriller with the emotional resonance of a powerful family drama." –Paula Hawkins, New York Times bestselling author of The Girl on the Train
Perfect for fans of The Silent Patient: A Good Enough Mother (on sale next Tuesday!) is a riveting page-turner that lets us inside the secret world of therapist and patient, where boundaries get crossed, and events spiral out of control. . . . Ruth Hartland is a psychotherapist with years of experience. But professional skill is no guard against private grief. The mother of grown twins, she is haunted by the fact that her beautiful, difficult, fragile son Tom, a boy who never "fit in," disappeared a year and a half earlier. She cannot give up hope of finding him, but feels she is living a kind of half-life, waiting for him to return. . Enter a new patient, Dan--unstable and traumatized--who looks exactly like her missing son. She is determined to help him, but soon, her own complicated feelings, about how she has failed her own boy, cloud her professional judgement. And before long, the unthinkable becomes a shattering reality. . An utterly compelling drama with a timebomb at its core, A Good Enough Mother is a brilliant, beautiful story of mothering, and how to let go of the ones we love when we must.