Best New Releases from Random House Adult: August 2016

By Tony Lutkus | July 18 2016 | Adult

Our list of August Highlight titles has something for everyone. You’ll find debut fiction and authors to discover (THE NIX, BEHOLD THE DREAMERS), Jay McInerney’s triumphant return (BRIGHT, PRECIOUS DAYS), a new plan for building a joyful life (DESIGNING YOUR LIFE), and new paperback editions of bestsellers by Patti Smith (M TRAIN) and Margaret Atwood (THE HEART GOES LAST).

International editions are listed below.

Full list of August Highlights

 

How to Move from Activity for God to Intimacy with God
978-0-7352-8962-8
"Isn't there more to life than this?" In More, author Greg Hawkins answers this commonly heard question with a resounding "Yes!" and offers a clear vision and strategy for a life of intimacy with God and others.
$14.99 US
Aug 02, 2016
5-1/2 x 8-1/4
Paperback
224 Pages
Multnomah
World
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An Alex Delaware Novel
978-0-399-17772-9
Alex Delaware and Milo Sturgis investigate the murder of a Hollywood actress pushed to the limits of sanity in #1 New York Times bestselling author Jonathan Kellerman's thrilling new blockbuster.
$9.99 US
Aug 15, 2016
4-3/16 x 6-7/8
Mass Market Paperback
384 Pages
Ballantine Books
US, Canada, Open Mkt
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A Knight and Moon Novel
978-0-399-59327-7
A brand-new series introducing a fun and entertaining crime-solving team with great romantic chemistry--feisty financial analyst Riley Moon and eccentric savant Emerson Knight.
$20.00 US
Aug 16, 2016
6-1/8 x 9-1/4
Paperback
336 Pages
Bantam
US, Canada, Open Mkt
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How to Build a Well-Lived, Joyful Life
978-0-451-49408-5
#1 New York Times Bestseller  An inspiring and thought-provoking graduation gift: At last, a book that shows you how to build—design—a life you can thrive in, at any age or stage  Designers create worlds and solve problems using design thinking. Look around your office or home—at the tablet or smartphone you may be holding or the chair you are sitting in. Everything in our lives was designed by someone. And every design starts with a problem that a designer or team of designers seeks to solve. In this book, Bill Burnett and Dave Evans show us how design thinking can help us create a life that is both meaningful and fulfilling, regardless of who or where we are, what we do or have done for a living, or how young or old we are. The same design thinking responsible for amazing technology, products, and spaces can be used to design and build your career and your life, a life of fulfillment and joy, constantly creative and productive, one that always holds the possibility of surprise. "Designing Your Life walks readers through the process of building a satisfying, meaningful life by approaching the challenge the way a designer would. Experimentation. Wayfinding. Prototyping. Constant iteration. You should read the book. Everyone else will."  —Daniel Pink, bestselling author of Drive   “This [is] the career book of the next decade and . . . the go-to book that is read as a rite of passage whenever someone is ready to create a life they love.” —David Kelley, Founder of IDEO “An empowering book based on their popular class of the same name at Stanford University . . . Perhaps the book’s most important lesson is that the only failure is settling for a life that makes one unhappy. With useful fact-finding exercises, an empathetic tone, and sensible advice, this book will easily earn a place among career-finding classics.” —Publishers Weekly
$18.00 US
Aug 30, 2016
5-7/8 x 8-1/4
Paperback
272 Pages
Knopf
US, Canada, Open Mkt
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A novel
978-0-451-49425-2
Winner of the Art Seidenbaum Award for First FictionA New York Times 2016 Notable BookEntertainment Weekly's #1 Book of the YearA Washington Post 2016 Notable BookA Slate Top Ten BookNEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER“The Nix is a mother-son psychodrama with ghosts and politics, but it’s also a tragicomedy about anger and sanctimony in America. . . .  Nathan Hill is a maestro.” —John Irving From the suburban Midwest to New York City to the 1968 riots that rocked Chicago and beyond, The Nix explores—with sharp humor and a fierce tenderness—the resilience of love and home, even in times of radical change.It’s 2011, and Samuel Andresen-Anderson—college professor, stalled writer—has a Nix of his own: his mother, Faye. He hasn’t seen her in decades, not since she abandoned the family when he was a boy. Now she’s re-appeared, having committed an absurd crime that electrifies the nightly news, beguiles the internet, and inflames a politically divided country. The media paints Faye as a radical hippie with a sordid past, but as far as Samuel knows, his mother was an ordinary girl who married her high-school sweetheart. Which version of his mother is true? Two facts are certain: she’s facing some serious charges, and she needs Samuel’s help. To save her, Samuel will have to embark on his own journey, uncovering long-buried secrets about the woman he thought he knew, secrets that stretch across generations and have their origin all the way back in Norway, home of the mysterious Nix. As he does so, Samuel will confront not only Faye’s losses but also his own lost love, and will relearn everything he thought he knew about his mother, and himself.
$18.00 US
Aug 30, 2016
6-1/8 x 9-1/4
Paperback
640 Pages
Knopf
US, Canada, Open Mkt
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