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Our Speakers on The New York Times Bestseller List for 04/04/2021

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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

10: 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

“I can’t even express how much I love this book! I didn’t want this story to end!”–Reese Witherspoon

Hardcover 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

Combined Print and eBook Bestsellers Fiction

The Vanishing Half

14: 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

Minor Feelings

7: Minor Feelings - Cathy Park Hong

Minor Feelings is a major reckoning, pulling no punches as the author uses her life’s flashpoints to give voice to a wider Asian American experience, one with cascading consequences.”—NPR

The Warmth of Other Suns

11: 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

Hidden Valley Road

15: Hidden Valley Road - Robert Kolker

Hidden Valley Road is a riveting true story of an American family that reads like a medical detective journey and sheds light on a topic so many of us face: mental illness.”—Oprah Winfrey

Audio Fiction

The Vanishing Half

9: 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

Audio 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

Four Hundred Souls

7: Four Hundred Souls - Dr. Ibram X. Kendi

“A vital addition to [the] curriculum on race in America . . . a gateway to the solo works of all the voices in Kendi and Blain’s impressive choir.”—The Washington Post

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)

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

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