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Our Speakers on The New York Times Bestseller List for 10/7/2018

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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

There There

10: There There - Tommy Orange

“Bravura… There There has so much jangling energy and brings so much news from a distinct corner of American life that it’s a revelation… its appearance marks the passing of a generational baton.”
Dwight Garner, The New York Times

Little Fires Everywhere

13: Little Fires Everywhere - Celeste Ng

“I read Little Fires Everywhere in a single, breathless sitting.” – Jodi Picoult, New York Times bestselling author of Small Great Things and Leaving Time

 

Hardcover Nonfiction

Educated

3: 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

Winners Take All

8: Winners Take All - Anand Giridharadas

“Entertaining and gripping…”— The New York Times Book Review 

Combined Print and E-Book Fiction

Sharp Objects (Movie Tie-In)

4: Sharp Objects (Movie Tie-In) - Gillian Flynn

“A compulsively readable psychological thriller” – Chicago Sun-Times

Combined Print and E-Book Nonfiction

Educated

2: 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

Winners Take All

6: Winners Take All - Anand Giridharadas

“Entertaining and gripping…”— The New York Times Book Review 

Print Paperback Fiction

Sharp Objects (Movie Tie-In)

4: Sharp Objects (Movie Tie-In) - Gillian Flynn

“A compulsively readable psychological thriller” – Chicago Sun-Times

Paperback Nonfiction

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)

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

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

I Have Lost My Way

10: I Have Lost My Way - Gayle Forman

“Stunning doesn’t even begin to say it.”–Kirkus Reviews, starred review

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

Harbor Me

4: Harbor Me - Jacqueline Woodson

“Woodson delivers a powerful tale of community and mutual growth. The bond they develop is palpable. . . . The characters ring true as they discuss issues both personal and global. This story, told with exquisite language and clarity of narrative, is both heartbreaking and hopeful. An extraordinary and timely piece of writing.”—Kirkus Reviews, starred review

Picture Books

The Day You Begin

4: The Day You Begin - Jacqueline Woodson

“Woodson’s poetic lines give power to each child’s experience. . . . López paints the book’s array of children as students in the same classroom; patterns and colors on the children’s clothing and the growing things around them fill the spreads with life. Woodson’s gentle, lilting story and López’s artistry create a stirring portrait of the courage it takes to be oneself.”—Publishers Weekly, starred review

Audio Fiction

Sharp Objects (Movie Tie-In)

2: Sharp Objects (Movie Tie-In) - Gillian Flynn

“A compulsively readable psychological thriller” – Chicago Sun-Times

Little Fires Everywhere

9: Little Fires Everywhere - Celeste Ng

“I read Little Fires Everywhere in a single, breathless sitting.” – Jodi Picoult, New York Times bestselling author of Small Great Things and Leaving Time

Audio Nonfiction

Educated

1: 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

Sports & Fitness

9: - Ben Reiter

“Colorful… Astroball plays like a giant crossword puzzle as pieces of the team are slotted in leading up to the franchise’s historic moment.”—USA Today

Paperback Row

World Without Mind

World Without Mind - Franklin Foer

“Important and incredibly informative (and entertaining) new book…I can’t recommend this enough…I want everyone to go out and get World Without Mind.” — Hugh Hewitt