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First Anniversary of Where the Crawdads Sing

Today is the first anniversary of Where the Crawdads Sing. I am grateful to my agent for finding Putnam (the best and most fun publishers), who launched Crawdads with a fabulous tour last August.

Only two weeks later, Reese Witherspoon chose my novel as her September Book; two weeks after that it landed on the NYT Bestseller List and is still there.

Book sellers, giant ones and tiny ones, recommended Crawdads. And then came my readers. I treasure the connection I feel with you all. You have filled my life.

Sometime along the way, Reese announced that she’s producing the movie! CBS Sunday Morning featured the story. Then Crawdads reached #1. What a year!

I cannot even express my gratitude, but I’ll try with a simple ‘thank you!’

♥️ Delia

NewsLaura Trippi
Crawdads Continues to Top the Charts

I’m running out of ways to say it but still, I’m so excited to share that Where the Crawdads Sing continues to top the national bestsellers lists!

Crawdads has been on the New York Times Bestsellers List for 44 weeks! It’s astonishing and thanks to all of you. On the Combined Print & E-Book Fiction list, it is now in the #2 slot, down from #1 just last week, and on the Hard Cover Fiction list, it remains at #1 — for a total of 23 weeks at #1!

On Amazon’s Most Sold & Most Read Books of the Week charts, Crawdads remains number 1, with 45 weeks on the list.

And at IndieBound’s Indie Bestseller Lists, based on sales in hundreds of our wonderful independent bookstores nationwide, Crawdads is still at #1.

Thank you all so much for your support!

NYT: The Debut Novel That Rules the Best-Seller List
How has a small literary novel flourished while hyped books by big-name authors have flashed on and off the list? … It’s now been rated over 125,000 times on Goodreads and has a 5-star rating on Amazon, where it’s been reviewed more than 7,400 times.
— Tina Jordan, "Inside the List," New York Times

✨ Number 1 again on the NYT Bestseller List! ✨ Please check out this article in the The New York Times Book Review section yesterday!

NewsLaura Trippi
With Reese in LA

While I was in LA, planning the movie adaptation for Where the Crawdads Sing, Reese made these two short videos. .She held up her phone as we were walking out of the restaurant onto the terrace and she and I said a few words.

Reese has done so much for women writers! I am grateful to her and all of you.