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Our Speakers on The New York Times Bestseller List for 08/21/2022

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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 Nonfiction

Crying in H Mart

2: Crying in H Mart - Michelle Zauner

“I read Crying in H Mart with my heart in my throat. In this beautifully written memoir, Michelle Zauner has created a gripping, sensuous portrait of an indelible mother-daughter bond that hits all the notes: love, friction, loyalty, grief. All mothers and daughters will recognize themselves—and each other—in these pages.” —Dani Shapiro, author of Inheritance

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14: - Candice Millard

River of the Gods is a lean, fast-paced account of the almost absurdly dangerous quest by [Richard Burton and John Speke] to solve the geographic riddle of their era. . . Candice Millard has earned her legions of admirers. She is a graceful writer and a careful researcher, and she knows how to navigate a tangled tale.”— The New York Times Book Review

An Immense World

15: An Immense World - Ed Yong

“A dazzling ride through the sensory world of astoundingly sophisticated creatures.”—The Wall Street Journal

Combined Print and eBook Bestsellers Fiction

Where the Crawdads Sing

1: 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

Combined Print and eBook Bestsellers Nonfiction

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Crying in H Mart

6: Crying in H Mart - Michelle Zauner

“I read Crying in H Mart with my heart in my throat. In this beautifully written memoir, Michelle Zauner has created a gripping, sensuous portrait of an indelible mother-daughter bond that hits all the notes: love, friction, loyalty, grief. All mothers and daughters will recognize themselves—and each other—in these pages.” —Dani Shapiro, author of Inheritance

Paperback Fiction

Where the Crawdads Sing

2: 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

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

Young Adult Hardcover

Family of Liars

3: Family of Liars - E. Lockhart

“Poetic and thoughtful….  I anticipated that at some point a shocking twist would come. And, wow, does it ever.” —The New York Times

Audio Fiction

Where the Crawdads Sing

1: 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

Audio Nonfiction

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11: - Mark Leibovich

“Really fascinating…There are so many revelations.” –Anderson Cooper

Mass Market

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

Better Off Dead

9: Better Off Dead - Lee Child

“The mixture of brute-force and intellectual problem-solving is just right.”—Booklist

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)

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

“The kind of book that can be life-changing.” —The New York Times