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Our Speakers on The New York Times Bestseller List for 12/15/2019

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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

3: 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

Blue Moon

8: Blue Moon - Lee Child

“Jack Reacher is today’s James Bond, a thriller hero we can’t get enough of.”—Ken Follett

Olive, Again

12: Olive, Again - Elizabeth Strout

“Strout managed to make me love this strange woman I’d never met, who I knew nothing about. What a terrific writer she is.”—Zadie Smith, The Guardian

The Starless Sea

14: The Starless Sea - Erin Morgenstern

“Anyone who’s read Erin Morgenstern’s wildly successful fiction debut, The Night Circus, knows how meticulously she crafts her imaginary worlds… the reader [is] immersed in a multitude of stories, the threads of which gradually weave together to a haunting conclusion.”—NPR

 

Combined Print and eBook Bestsellers Fiction

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

Blue Moon

7: Blue Moon - Lee Child

“Jack Reacher is today’s James Bond, a thriller hero we can’t get enough of.”—Ken Follett

 

Paperback Fiction

Little Fires Everywhere

3: Little Fires Everywhere - Celeste Ng

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

Paperback Nonfiction

On Desperate Ground

15: On Desperate Ground - Hampton Sides

“Superb…A masterpiece of thorough research, deft pacing and arresting detail…This war story — the fight to break out of a frozen hell near the Chosin Reservoir — has been told many times before. But Sides tells it exceedingly well, with fresh research, gritty scenes and cinematic sweep.”—The Washington Post

Middle Grade Hardcover

Wonder

6: 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

Young Adult Hardcover

The Fountains of Silence

4: The Fountains of Silence - Ruta Sepetys

“Full of twists and revelations…an excellent story, and timely, too.”—The Wall Street Journal

Audio Fiction

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

Blue Moon

7: Blue Moon - Lee Child

“Jack Reacher is today’s James Bond, a thriller hero we can’t get enough of.”—Ken Follett

The Starless Sea

11: The Starless Sea - Erin Morgenstern

“Anyone who’s read Erin Morgenstern’s wildly successful fiction debut, The Night Circus, knows how meticulously she crafts her imaginary worlds… the reader [is] immersed in a multitude of stories, the threads of which gradually weave together to a haunting conclusion.”—NPR

 

Graphic Books and Manga

White Bird: A Wonder Story

9: White Bird: A Wonder Story - R. J. Palacio

“At once expressive and chaste, an elusive but ideal combination.”—The New York Times

Young Adult Paperback

Let It Snow (Movie Tie-In)

1: Let It Snow (Movie Tie-In) - John Green

“The authors share an ironic, idiosyncratic sense of humor that helps bind their stories, each with a slightly different tone and take on love, into one interconnected volume brimming with romance and holiday spirit.”—The Horn Book

Looking for Alaska

2: Looking for Alaska - John Green

Looking For Alaska is a showcase to the raw talent John Green has, the kind of talent that can make you close the crisp last page of a novel and come out as a different person…. A gem of modern literature.”—The Guardian 

Turtles All the Way Down

5: Turtles All the Way Down - John Green

“So surprising and moving and true that I became completely unstrung.”—The New York Times

Dear Martin

8: Dear Martin - Nic Stone

“Powerful, wrenching.”—John Green