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Our Speakers on The New York Times Bestseller List for 08/22/2021

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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

Malibu Rising

8: Malibu Rising - Taylor Jenkins Reid

“One of the most anticipated [books] of the year—and rightfully so. . . . It’s a must-read.”—Parade

Hardcover Nonfiction

Caste

11: 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

Where the Crawdads Sing

10: 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

Caste

12: 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 Fiction

Where the Crawdads Sing

3: 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

2: Wonder - R.J. Palacio

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

Audio Fiction

Malibu Rising

5: Malibu Rising - Taylor Jenkins Reid

“One of the most anticipated [books] of the year—and rightfully so. . . . It’s a must-read.”—Parade

Where the Crawdads Sing

10: 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

Business

Empire of Pain

10: Empire of Pain - Patrick Radden Keefe

“An engrossing (and frequently enraging) tale of striving, secrecy and self-delusion….Keefe nimbly guides us through the thicket of family intrigues and betrayals… Even when detailing the most sordid episodes, Keefe’s narrative voice is calm and admirably restrained, allowing his prodigious reporting to speak for itself. His portrait of the family is all the more damning for its stark lucidity.” —Jennifer Szalai, The New York Times

Middle Grade Paperback

Brown Girl Dreaming

7: 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

2: 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

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