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THE SHACK Reclaims Top Spots on New York Times Bestseller
List Four Weeks Straight

Nashville, Tenn (March 24, 2017) –THE SHACK by William P. Young has claimed the #1 spot on the New York Times bestsellers lists for both paperback fiction and combined print and eBook fiction for the last four weeks consecutively. Originally published in 2007, this debut novel and long-time bestseller is enjoying a commanding resurgence in sales in conjunction with the recent release of a major motion picture based on the book.

A bonafide publishing phenomenon, THE SHACK is released by Hachette Nashville. It has topped 22 million copies sold worldwide, spent more than 50 weeks atop multiple bestseller lists, and has been translated into thirty-four languages.

Originally written by an Oregon salesman as a story for his children, THE SHACKbecame a runaway bestseller. It is the story of a man whose young daughter is abducted during a family vacation, and who four years later receives a note, apparently from God, inviting him back to the shack where his daughter’s blood had been discovered, The Shack reveals provocative and poignant views of God and his relationship to humanity.

THE SHACK movie released on March 3, 2017 by Lionsgate Films and debuted in the third spot at the box office. In it Octavia Spencer stars in the role of “Papa,” and is joined by actors Sam Worthington, Tim McGraw, and Radha Mitchell in leading roles.

About Hachette Nashville:
Hachette Nashville is a division of Hachette Book Group.  It is the home to two leading imprints: FaithWords, for the inspirational market, and Center Street, for conservative political and motivational books.  Hachette Nashville’s roster of bestselling authors includes Joel Osteen, Joyce Meyers, TD Jakes, John Maxwell, Newt Gingrich, and Gary Byrne.

About Hachette Book Group:

Hachette Book Group (HBG) is a leading US trade publisher and a division of the third largest trade and educational book publisher in the world, Hachette Livre. A global publishing company based in France, Hachette Livre is a subsidiary of the French media company, Lagardère. HBG is headquartered in New York, with offices in Boston, MA, Lebanon, IN, and Nashville, TN. HBG also owns Hachette Book Group Canada, Inc., a marketing and publicity company based in Toronto, ON.

HBG’s bestselling authors include Sherman Alexie, David Baldacci, Sandra Brown, Stephen Colbert, Chris Colfer, Michael Connelly, Jeffery Deaver, Nelson DeMille, Tina Fey, Malcolm Gladwell, Shannon Hale, Chelsea Handler, Elin Hilderbrand, Mark Hyman, T.D. Jakes, Harper Lee, John Maxwell, Brad Meltzer, Joyce Meyer, Stephenie Meyer, J.R. Moehringer, Joel Osteen, James Patterson, David Perlmutter, Randy Pausch, Jerry Pinkney, Keith Richards, J.K. Rowling, J.D. Salinger, David Sedaris, Lemony Snicket/Daniel Handler, Nicholas Sparks, Jon Stewart, Donna Tartt, Scott Turow, David Foster Wallace, Brent Weeks, Tom Wolfe, and Malala Yousafzai.

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