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Our Speakers on The New York Times Bestseller List for 4/15/2018

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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

 

Little Fires Everywhere

6: Little Fires Everywhere - Celeste Ng

“I read Little Fires Everywhere in a single, breathless sitting. With brilliance and beauty, Celeste Ng dissects a microcosm of American society just when we need to see it beneath the microscope:  how do questions of race stack up against the comfort of privilege, and what role does that play in parenting?  Is motherhood a bond forged by blood, or by love?  And perhaps most importantly:  do the faults of our past determine what we deserve in the future?  Be ready to be wowed by Ng’s writing — and unsettled by the mirror held up to one’s own beliefs.” – Jodi Picoult, New York Times bestselling author of Small Great Things and Leaving Time

 

Hardcover Nonfiction

Educated

6: Educated - Tara Westover

Educated shines a light on a part of our country that we too often overlook. Tara Westover’s powerful tale—of trying to find a place for herself in the world, without losing her connection to her family or her beloved home—deserves to be widely read. My Mamaw would have been rooting for Tara.”J. D. Vance, author of Hillbilly Elegy

Everything Happens for a Reason

10: Everything Happens for a Reason - Kate Bowler

“A meditation on sense-making when there’s no sense to be made, on letting go when we can’t hold on, and on being unafraid even when we’re terrified.”—Lucy Kalanithi

Combined Print and E-Book Fiction

 

Little Fires Everywhere

9: Little Fires Everywhere - Celeste Ng

“I read Little Fires Everywhere in a single, breathless sitting. With brilliance and beauty, Celeste Ng dissects a microcosm of American society just when we need to see it beneath the microscope:  how do questions of race stack up against the comfort of privilege, and what role does that play in parenting?  Is motherhood a bond forged by blood, or by love?  And perhaps most importantly:  do the faults of our past determine what we deserve in the future?  Be ready to be wowed by Ng’s writing — and unsettled by the mirror held up to one’s own beliefs.” – Jodi Picoult, New York Times bestselling author of Small Great Things and Leaving Time

Combined Print and E-Book Nonfiction

Educated

7: Educated - Tara Westover

Educated shines a light on a part of our country that we too often overlook. Tara Westover’s powerful tale—of trying to find a place for herself in the world, without losing her connection to her family or her beloved home—deserves to be widely read. My Mamaw would have been rooting for Tara.”J. D. Vance, author of Hillbilly Elegy

Everything Happens for a Reason

11: Everything Happens for a Reason - Kate Bowler

“A meditation on sense-making when there’s no sense to be made, on letting go when we can’t hold on, and on being unafraid even when we’re terrified.”—Lucy Kalanithi

 

Paperback Nonfiction

Alexander Hamilton

6: Alexander Hamilton - Ron Chernow

“…[N]obody has captured Hamilton better than Chernow…” —The New York Times Book Review

Just Mercy

7: Just Mercy - Bryan Stevenson

“Inspiring . . . a work of style, substance and clarity . . . Stevenson is not only a great lawyer, he’s also a gifted writer and storyteller.”The Washington Post

Young Adult Hardcover

Turtles All the Way Down (Signed Edition)

3: Turtles All the Way Down (Signed Edition) - John Green

“A wrenching and revelatory novel.” – The New York Times

Middle Grade Hardcover

Wonder

1: Wonder - R. J. Palacio

“Rich and memorable…It’s Auggie and the rest of the children who are the real heart of ‘Wonder,’ and Palacio captures the voices of girls and boys, fifth graders and teenagers, with equal skill.” —The New York Times

Auggie & Me: Three Wonder Stories

4: Auggie & Me: Three Wonder Stories - R. J. Palacio

“Rich and memorable…It’s Auggie and the rest of the children who are the real heart of ‘Wonder,’ and Palacio captures the voices of girls and boys, fifth graders and teenagers, with equal skill.” —The New York Times

Children’s Books

Islandborn

9: Islandborn - Junot Díaz

”With his tenacious, curious heroine and a voice that’s chatty, passionate, wise, and loving, Díaz entices readers to think about a fundamental human question: what does it mean to belong?”–Publishers Weekly, starred review

Audio Fiction

Little Fires Everywhere

8: Little Fires Everywhere - Celeste Ng

“I read Little Fires Everywhere in a single, breathless sitting. With brilliance and beauty, Celeste Ng dissects a microcosm of American society just when we need to see it beneath the microscope:  how do questions of race stack up against the comfort of privilege, and what role does that play in parenting?  Is motherhood a bond forged by blood, or by love?  And perhaps most importantly:  do the faults of our past determine what we deserve in the future?  Be ready to be wowed by Ng’s writing — and unsettled by the mirror held up to one’s own beliefs.” – Jodi Picoult, New York Times bestselling author of Small Great Things and Leaving Time

Audio Nonfiction

Educated

8: Educated - Tara Westover

Educated shines a light on a part of our country that we too often overlook. Tara Westover’s powerful tale—of trying to find a place for herself in the world, without losing her connection to her family or her beloved home—deserves to be widely read. My Mamaw would have been rooting for Tara.”J. D. Vance, author of Hillbilly Elegy

Alexander Hamilton

9: Alexander Hamilton - Ron Chernow

“…[N]obody has captured Hamilton better than Chernow…” —The New York Times Book Review

Grant

12: Grant - Ron Chernow

“Chernow tells all this rapidly and well; his talent is suited to Grant’s story… He is extraordinarily good on what could be called, unpejoratively, the Higher Gossip of History—he can uncannily detect the actual meaning beneath social interactions… Fluent and intelligent.” —Adam Gopnik, New Yorker

Sports & Fitness

Barbarian Days

8: Barbarian Days - William Finnegan

“Gorgeously written and intensely felt…Dare I say that we all need Mr. Finnegan…as a role model for a life fully, thrillingly, lived.”
—Wall Street Journal

Editor’s Choice

The Female Persuasion

The Female Persuasion - Meg Wolitzer

“Wolitzer’s ultra-readable latest illuminates the oceanic complexity of growing up female and ambitious—and reveals the author’s substantial insight into the tangles of gender and power.” —Vogue 

Educated

Educated - Tara Westover

Educated shines a light on a part of our country that we too often overlook. Tara Westover’s powerful tale—of trying to find a place for herself in the world, without losing her connection to her family or her beloved home—deserves to be widely read. My Mamaw would have been rooting for Tara.”J. D. Vance, author of Hillbilly Elegy

Paperback Row

The Rules Do Not Apply

The Rules Do Not Apply - Ariel Levy

“I read The Rules Do Not Apply in one long, rapt sitting. Unflinching and intimate, wrenching and revelatory, Ariel Levy’s powerful memoir about love, loss, and finding one’s way shimmers with truth and heart on every page.”Cheryl Strayed