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Our Speakers on The New York Times Bestseller List for 6/9/2019

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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

Hardcover Nonfiction

Furious Hours

8: Furious Hours - Casey Cep

“She explains as well as it is likely ever to be explained why Lee went silent after To Kill a Mockingbird. (The clue’s in Cep’s title.) And it’s here, in her descriptions of another writer’s failure to write, that her book makes a magical little leap, and it goes from being a superbly written true-crime story to the sort of story that even Lee would have been proud to write.” —Michael Lewis, The New York Times Book Review

Combined Print and eBook Bestsellers 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

Past Tense

5: Past Tense - Lee Child

“[Lee Child] shows no signs of slowing down. . . . Reacher is a man for whom the phrase moral compass was invented: His code determines his direction. . . . You need Jack Reacher.”The Atlantic

Combined Print and eBook Bestsellers Nonfiction

Furious Hours

8: Furious Hours - Casey Cep

“She explains as well as it is likely ever to be explained why Lee went silent after To Kill a Mockingbird. (The clue’s in Cep’s title.) And it’s here, in her descriptions of another writer’s failure to write, that her book makes a magical little leap, and it goes from being a superbly written true-crime story to the sort of story that even Lee would have been proud to write.” —Michael Lewis, The New York Times Book Review

 

Paperback Fiction

Past Tense

13: Past Tense - Lee Child

“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

Paperback Fiction

Little Fires Everywhere

1: Little Fires Everywhere - Celeste Ng

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

There There

12: There There - Tommy Orange

“Masterful. . . . White-hot. . . Devastating.” —The Washington Post

Paperback Nonfiction

Just Mercy

5: 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

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

Bad Blood

7: 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

Business

Bad Blood

1: 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

Paperback Row

The Great Believers

The Great Believers - Rebecca Makkai

“Makkai knits themes of loss, betrayal, friendship and survival into a powerful story of people struggling to keep their humanity in dire circumstances.”—People Magazine