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Our Speakers on The New York Times Bestseller List for 10/13/2019

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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

Where the Crawdads Sing

1: 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 Secrets We Kept

7: The Secrets We Kept - Lara Prescott

“Enthralling… This is the rare page-turner with prose that’s as wily as its plot.”—Vogue

The Nickel Boys

13: The Nickel Boys - Colson Whitehead

“America’s Storyteller. A book that will further cement his place in the pantheon of influential American writers.”  — Time Magazine

 

Hardcover Nonfiction

 

How to Be an Antiracist

6: How to Be an Antiracist - Dr. Ibram X Kendi

“The most courageous book to date on the problem of race in the Western mind.”—The New York Times

 

Combined Print and eBook Bestsellers Fiction

Where the Crawdads Sing

2: 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 Secrets We Kept

7: The Secrets We Kept - Lara Prescott

“Enthralling… This is the rare page-turner with prose that’s as wily as its plot.”—Vogue

Combined Print and eBook Bestsellers Nonfiction

How to Be an Antiracist

13: How to Be an Antiracist - Dr. Ibram X Kendi

“The most courageous book to date on the problem of race in the Western mind.”—The New York Times

Paperback Fiction

Little Fires Everywhere

4: Little Fires Everywhere - Celeste Ng

“I read Little Fires Everywhere in a single, breathless sitting.” —Jodi Picoult

There There

11: There There - Tommy Orange

“An astonishing literary debut.” —Margaret Atwood

 

Middle Grade Hardcover

Wonder

2: 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

Audio Fiction

Where the Crawdads Sing

1: 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

How to Be an Antiracist

12: How to Be an Antiracist - Dr. Ibram X Kendi

“The most courageous book to date on the problem of race in the Western mind.”—The New York Times

Business

Bad Blood

5: Bad Blood - John Carreyrou

“You will not want to put this riveting, masterfully reported book down. No matter how bad you think the Theranos story was, you’ll learn that the reality was actually far worse.”
—Bethany McLean, bestselling coauthor of The Smartest Guys in the Room and All the Devils Are Here