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Our Speakers on The New York Times Bestseller List for 01/17/2120

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The Penguin Random House Speakers Bureau is thrilled that each week many of our speakers are on The New York Times Bestseller List. Check back here for a current selection of who is on this week’s list:

Hardcover Fiction

The Vanishing Half

1: The Vanishing Half - Brit Bennett

“Bennett’s tone and style recalls James Baldwin and Jacqueline Woodson, but it’s especially reminiscent of Toni Morrison’s 1970 debut novel, The Bluest Eye.” —Kiley Reid, Wall Street Journal

Where the Crawdads Sing

5: Where the Crawdads Sing - Delia Owens

“Steeped in the rhythms and shadows of the coastal marshes of North Carolina’s Outer Banks, this fierce and hauntingly beautiful novel centers on…Kya’s heartbreaking story of learning to trust human connections, intertwine[d] with a gripping murder mystery, revealing savage truths. An astonishing debut.”—People

The Sentinel

15: The SentinelLee Child

“One of the many great things about Jack Reacher is that he’s larger than life while remaining relatable and believable. The Sentinel shows that two Childs are even better than one.”—James Patterson

Hardcover Nonfiction

“An instant American classic and almost certainly the keynote nonfiction book of the American century thus far…. It’s a book that changes the weather inside a reader.” —Dwight Garner, The New York Times

Combined Print and eBook Bestsellers Fiction

The Vanishing Half

2: The Vanishing Half - Brit Bennett

“Bennett’s tone and style recalls James Baldwin and Jacqueline Woodson, but it’s especially reminiscent of Toni Morrison’s 1970 debut novel, The Bluest Eye.” —Kiley Reid, Wall Street Journal

 

Combined Print and eBook Bestsellers Nonfiction

Caste

4: Caste - Isabel Wilkerson

“An instant American classic and almost certainly the keynote nonfiction book of the American century thus far…. It’s a book that changes the weather inside a reader.” —Dwight Garner, The New York Times

Paperback Nonfiction

The Warmth of Other Suns

4: The Warmth of Other Suns - Isabel Wilkerson

The Warmth of Other Suns is a brilliant and stirring epic… Ms. Wilkerson does for the Great Migration what John Steinbeck did for the Okies in his fiction masterpiece, The Grapes of Wrath; she humanizes history, giving it emotional and psychological depth.” —John Stauffer, The Wall Street Journal

 

Audio Fiction

The Vanishing Half

3: The Vanishing Half - Brit Bennett

“Bennett’s tone and style recalls James Baldwin and Jacqueline Woodson, but it’s especially reminiscent of Toni Morrison’s 1970 debut novel, The Bluest Eye.” —Kiley Reid, Wall Street Journal

Where the Crawdads Sing

13: Where the Crawdads Sing - Delia Owens

“Steeped in the rhythms and shadows of the coastal marshes of North Carolina’s Outer Banks, this fierce and hauntingly beautiful novel centers on…Kya’s heartbreaking story of learning to trust human connections, intertwine[d] with a gripping murder mystery, revealing savage truths. An astonishing debut.”—People

Audio Nonfiction

Caste

3: Caste - Isabel Wilkerson

“An instant American classic and almost certainly the keynote nonfiction book of the American century thus far…. It’s a book that changes the weather inside a reader.” —Dwight Garner, The New York Times

The Warmth of Other Suns

15: The Warmth of Other Suns - Isabel Wilkerson

The Warmth of Other Suns is a brilliant and stirring epic… Ms. Wilkerson does for the Great Migration what John Steinbeck did for the Okies in his fiction masterpiece, The Grapes of Wrath; she humanizes history, giving it emotional and psychological depth.” —John Stauffer, The Wall Street Journal

Mass Market

When You See Me

11: When You See Me - Lisa Gardner

“Lisa Gardner is a master of the psychological thriller that dives deep into the minds of characters that experience trauma and come out stronger from the experience.”–Associated Press

Young Adult Paperback

We Were Liars Deluxe Edition

1: We Were Liars Deluxe Edition - E. Lockhart

“Haunting, sophisticated . . . a novel so twisty and well-told that it will appeal to older readers as well as to adolescents.” —The Wall Street Journal

The Book Thief (Anniversary Edition)

2: The Book Thief (Anniversary Edition) - Markus Zusak

“One of the most highly anticipated young-adult books in years.” –The Wall Street Journal

Dear Martin

3: Dear Martin - Nic Stone

“A powerful, wrenching, and compulsively readable story that lays bare the history, and the present, of racism in America.” –John Green, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Turtles All the Way Down

8: - Sabaa Tahir

“This novel is a harrowing, haunting reminder of what it means to be human — and how hope might be kindled in the midst of oppression and fear.” — The Washington Post

Dear Martin

9: Dear Martin - Nic Stone

“A powerful, wrenching, and compulsively readable story that lays bare the history, and the present, of racism in America.” –John Green, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Turtles All the Way Down