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Doubleday Publishing

Doubleday was founded in 1897. Among their first bestsellers was The Day's Work by Rudyard Kipling. Today, Doubleday publishes an array of commercial fiction, literary fiction and serious nonfiction titles.

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The World of Poo
Terry Pratchett
Empire of Self: A Life of Gore Vidal
Jay Parini
My History: A Memoir of Growing Up
Antonia Fraser
Bats of the Republic: An Illuminated Novel
Zach Dodson
Wilkie Collins: A Brief Life
Peter Ackroyd
The Admissions
Meg Mitchell Moore

The Winter Family: A Novel

The Winter Family: A Novel - Clifford Jackman “This book caught me completely by surprise. The Winter Family is about a ruthless group of outlaws who come together during Sherman’s March to the Sea and continue to wreak havoc through Chicago, Phoenix, Oklahoma and California during the subsequent decades. I’m not usually a western fan, but I couldn’t stop reading, desperately turning the pages. I just had to know what they would do next and how after everything the story could possibly end!” - Lauren W., of the Doubleday Marketing Department and new fan of Western-Thriller-noirs!

The Jazz Palace

The Jazz Palace - Mary Morris "More than a decade in the writing, The Jazz Palace is a love letter to Mary Morris's hometown, Chicago. The city in the 1920s and the 1930s comes to vivid life in Mary's skilled hands: the sights, sounds, and smells; the way people lived and the way they felt. If you liked Ragtime or Boardwalk Empire, you will love The Jazz Palace." - Judy, Doubleday Marketing Department

A Touch of Stardust: A Novel

A Touch of Stardust: A Novel - Kate Alcott From the New York Times bestselling author of The Dressmaker comes a blockbuster novel that takes you behind the scenes of the filming of Gone with the Wind, while turning the spotlight on the passionate romance between its dashing leading man, Clark Gable, and the blithe, free-spirited actress Carole Lombard.

“Kate Alcott effortlessly evokes the shimmering world of vintage Hollywood as she drops a plucky young woman from Indiana into the tumultuous set of Gone With the Wind and a legendary silver screen romance, against the backdrop of the gathering storm in Europe. If you’ve ever longed to be a fly on the wall as Clark Gable loses his heart to the effervescent Carole Lombard, or watch Vivien Leigh gather herself together for her greatest scene, you’ll devour this book as hungrily as I did.”
— Beatriz Williams, New York Times bestselling author of A Hundred Summers

The Sex Lives of Siamese Twins: A Novel

The Sex Lives of Siamese Twins: A Novel - Irvine Welsh "As a huge fan of Trainspotting I was excited to see Welsh take on Miami and boy, did he ever. The Sex Lives Of Siamese Twins takes on obesity, gym culture, the art world, obsessions, sex and so much more. I loved Welsh's take on Miami, a sweltering city of vices, along with the development of Lucy and Lena as characters. A must read for US Irvine Welsh fans." - Lauren, Doubleday Digital Marketing (and one-time writer of a thesis on Irvine Welsh).

A Blink of the Screen: Collected Shorter Fiction

A Blink of the Screen: Collected Shorter Fiction - Terry Pratchett Terry Pratchett can create an entire world in a single sentence, so it's no surprise that his short fiction is as fulfilling as his epic series. Reading this will give you a new sense of the shape of Pratchett's once-in-a-generation brilliance, and show you a few crazy corners of his mind you haven't imagined. A must for fans of Discworld!

The Devil's Detective: A Novel

The Devil's Detective: A Novel - Simon Kurt Unsworth Channeling the layered mysteries of Jonathan Lethem's early work, Unsworth takes us on a bizarre, addicting trip into the every day life of a soul in hell. This particular soul, though, has the job of investigating violent crime in the pit, a job which lands him in hot water (pun intended) with both heaven and hell. What's amazing here is the way the book reads as both an inventive fantasy and a dark thriller, pulling off the neat trick of creating a surreal world and then finding its most thrilling story.

Uncle Janice

Uncle Janice - Matt Burgess Walking the line between literary fiction and enticing mystery may be harder than passing a field sobriety test on New Year's Eve, but Matt Burgess does it with such ease that you hardly notice how daring he must be. Janice Itwaru, an undercover narcotics cop with a few undercover personal problems of her own, has us cheering for her even as she makes many unnecessary – and hilarious – bad decisions. Her lives at the precinct and in her family's Queens immigrant community keep intersecting, keeping both the reader and Janice on their toes. The result is an insightful character study and an invigorating police procedural, a double dose of delightful writing that will make you think you got two books for the price of one.

Lucky Alan: And Other Stories

Lucky Alan: And Other Stories - Jonathan Lethem This is an amazing collection of short stories from a literary master. Whether the story is realistic, rooted in mysticism, or found somewhere in between, each one is unique and thought provoking. Jonathan Lethem has a way of making every story he tells stick with you long after you’ve finished turning the pages.

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Gray Mountain: A Novel - John Grisham John Grisham returns with an "issue-driven" legal thriller that is sure to rekindle the debate about Mountain Top Removal, especially in Appalachia. He weaves this politically/economically/environmentally loaded matter into the thrilling story of a young attorney—his first female protagonist in some time—who loses her soul-crushing corporate job only to encounter the law head-on in rural Appalachia, where she finally learns what it means to be a lawyer. A wonderful and riveting read, old-school Grisham at his best.

David Hockney: Volume II: The Biography, 1975-2014

David Hockney: Volume II: The Biography, 1975-2014 - Christopher Simon Sykes Picking up Hockney's story in 1975, this second volume, A Pilgrim's Progress, finds him traveling between Notting Hill and California, where he took inspiration for the swimming pool series of paintings; creating the acclaimed set designs for operas around the world; and embracing emerging technologies—the camera and fax machine in the 1970s and 1980s, and, most recently, the iPad. Hockney's boundless energy extends to his personal life too, and this volume illuminates his glamorous social life as well as his sometimes turbulent relationships.

Isabella: The Warrior Queen

Isabella: The Warrior Queen - Kirstin Downey This was an amazing and fascinating look at a greatly influential woman in history. Not only does Kirstin Downey dig into the life of the "warrior queen" of Spain, she also provides insight into her relationships with other important figures in history, such as Christopher Columbus and Rodrigo Borgia. Her reach and influence expanded continents and her legacy continues to this day. For anyone who is a fan of history, this book is a must-read!

Charlie Chaplin

Charlie Chaplin - Peter Ackroyd “Chaplin's rise makes an enthralling story, and it’s one perfectly suited to Peter Ackroyd’s prodigious and idiosyncratic talents ... Ackroyd acknowledges Chaplin’s many human failings, while at the same time giving us a vivid sense of what made the man a genius.”
—The Telegraph

“[A] fine biography ... The luxury of a short book about a vast life cannot be overestimated.”
—Financial Times

The Partnership: Brecht, Weill, Three Women, and Germany on the Brink

The Partnership: Brecht, Weill, Three Women, and Germany on the Brink - Pamela Katz Brecht and Weill were two towering figures in the world of music, theater, and literature, yet they could never have stood so tall if they weren't supporting one another. Pamela Katz illuminates their partnership through the lens of three women with whom they closely collaborated, and in doing so turns an academic study into a brilliant narrative of collaborators and cohorts. A must-read for those interested in this vital and precarious era of European creativity.

How to Be Parisian Wherever You Are

How to Be Parisian Wherever You Are - Anne Berest, Audrey Diwan, Caroline De Maigret, Sophie Mas An absolute must read for anyone who has ever been or ever dreamed of going to Paris. The fabulous authors bring out the Parisian in all of us in this fresh and funny look at what it really means to be Parisian. They don't hold back as they discuss first dates, dinner parties, gossip, fashion and everything in between. You'll be entertained and inspired from cover to cover!

A Slip of the Keyboard

A Slip of the Keyboard - Terry Pratchett If you've read one of Terry Pratchett's amazingly funny Discworld novels, filled with insight about the flailing and failings of every little nook and cranny of civilization, you probably would bet that he would make a dynamite and devastating essay writer. Well, it's time to collect your winnings, because A SLIP OF THE KEYBOARD is an astounding collection of his writing. From sci-fi conventions to incurable diseases, Sir Terry always has a unique insight, and he never fails to find a way to share it with a smile.

Stone Mattress: Thirteen Tales

Stone Mattress: Nine Tales - Margaret Atwood Margaret Atwood turns to short fiction for the first time since her 2006 collection, Moral Disorder, with stories that explore the complex interior lives of nine women, and their relationships with men. Filled with Atwood's sly wit, masterful plotting, and elegant prose, Stone Mattress is a literary treat that is not to be missed by fans of The Handmaid's Tale and Alias Grace.