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Our Speakers on The New York Times Bestseller List for 09/13/2020

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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 Vanishing Half

2: 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

Squeeze Me

4: Squeeze Me - Carl Hiaasen

“By the evidence of the scabrous and unrelentingly hilarious Squeeze Me, the Trump era is truly Carl Hiaasen’s moment . . . Just dive in and have a wonderful time.” —Richard Lipez, The Washington Post

Hardcover Nonfiction

Caste

3: Caste - Isabel Wilkerson

“An instant American classic.”—Dwight Garner, The New York Times

How to Be an Antiracist

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

“What do you do after you have written Stamped From the Beginning, an award-winning history of racist ideas? . . . If you’re Ibram X. Kendi, you craft another stunner of a book. . . . What emerges from these insights is the most courageous book to date on the problem of race in the Western mind, a confessional of self-examination that may, in fact, be our best chance to free ourselves from our national nightmare.”—The New York Times

Between the World and Me

8: Between the World and Me - Ta-Nehisi Coates

“I’ve been wondering who might fill the intellectual void that plagued me after James Baldwin died. Clearly it is Ta-Nehisi Coates. The language of Between the World and Me, like Coates’s journey, is visceral, eloquent, and beautifully redemptive. And its examination of the hazards and hopes of Black male life is as profound as it is revelatory. This is required reading.”—Toni Morrison

Combined Print and eBook Bestsellers Fiction

Squeeze Me

2: Squeeze Me - Carl Hiaasen

“By the evidence of the scabrous and unrelentingly hilarious Squeeze Me, the Trump era is truly Carl Hiaasen’s moment . . . Just dive in and have a wonderful time.” —Richard Lipez, The Washington Post

The Vanishing Half

3: 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

4: 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

 

Little Fires Everywhere

9: Little Fires Everywhere - Celeste Ng

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

Combined Print and eBook Bestsellers Nonfiction

Caste

3: Caste - Isabel Wilkerson

“An instant American classic.”—Dwight Garner, The New York Times

How to Be an Antiracist

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

“What do you do after you have written Stamped From the Beginning, an award-winning history of racist ideas? . . . If you’re Ibram X. Kendi, you craft another stunner of a book. . . . What emerges from these insights is the most courageous book to date on the problem of race in the Western mind, a confessional of self-examination that may, in fact, be our best chance to free ourselves from our national nightmare.”—The New York Times

Between the World and Me

9: Between the World and Me - Ta-Nehisi Coates

“I’ve been wondering who might fill the intellectual void that plagued me after James Baldwin died. Clearly it is Ta-Nehisi Coates. The language of Between the World and Me, like Coates’s journey, is visceral, eloquent, and beautifully redemptive. And its examination of the hazards and hopes of Black male life is as profound as it is revelatory. This is required reading.”—Toni Morrison

The Warmth of Other Suns

12: The Warmth of Other Suns - Isabel Wilkerson

“[An] extraordinary and evocative work.”—The Washington Post

Paperback Fiction

Little Fires Everywhere

2: Little Fires Everywhere - Celeste Ng

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

The Underground Railroad

13: The Underground Railroad - Colson Whitehead

“Terrific.” —Barack Obama

 

Paperback Nonfiction

The Warmth of Other Suns

4: The Warmth of Other Suns - Isabel Wilkerson

“[An] extraordinary and evocative work.”—The Washington Post

Alexander Hamilton

11: Alexander Hamilton - Ron Chernow

“A robust full-length portrait, in my view the best ever written, of the most brilliant, charismatic and dangerous founder of them all.” – Joseph Ellis

Middle Grade Hardcover

Wonder Movie Tie-In Edition

3: Wonder Movie Tie-In Edition - R.J. Palacio

Wonder is the best kids’ book of the year.”—Slate

Picture Book

The Day You Begin

2: The Day You Begin - Jacqueline Woodson

“What will it take for a child who feels different to share her stories? . . . Like Woodson’s memoir Brown Girl Dreaming, this story places great value on literacy, reading, and imagination. The matte-finished pages feature illustrations in vivid, brilliant colors, with repeated appearances of flying birds and lush, twining vines and flowers.”—Horn Book

Audio 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

The Vanishing Half

4: 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

The Warmth of Other Suns

1: The Warmth of Other Suns - Isabel Wilkerson

“[An] extraordinary and evocative work.”—The Washington Post

How to Be an Antiracist

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

“What do you do after you have written Stamped From the Beginning, an award-winning history of racist ideas? . . . If you’re Ibram X. Kendi, you craft another stunner of a book. . . . What emerges from these insights is the most courageous book to date on the problem of race in the Western mind, a confessional of self-examination that may, in fact, be our best chance to free ourselves from our national nightmare.”—The New York Times

Alexander Hamilton

7: Alexander Hamilton - Ron Chernow

“A robust full-length portrait, in my view the best ever written, of the most brilliant, charismatic and dangerous founder of them all.” – Joseph Ellis

Mass Market

The Cowboy's Lady

6: The Cowboy's Lady - Debbie Macomber

“No one tugs at readers’ heartstrings quite as effectively as Macomber.”Chicago Tribune

Middle Grade Paperback

Brown Girl Dreaming

4: Brown Girl Dreaming - Jacqueline Woodson

“Ms. Woodson writes with a sure understanding of the thoughts of young people, offering a poetic, eloquent narrative that is not simply a story . . . but a mature exploration of grown-up issues and self-discovery.”—The New York Times Book Review

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

Dear Martin

2: Dear Martin - Nic Stone

“A powerful, wrenching, and compulsively readable story that lays bare the history, and the present, of racism in America.” –John Green, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Turtles All the Way Down

 

The Book Thief (Anniversary Edition)

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

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

I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter

10: I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter - Erika L. Sánchez

“A wonderfully complex and interesting character.” —Los Angeles Review of Books