Stephen King’s “Joyland” and Dan Brown’s “Inferno” top this week’s Washington Post bestsellers list

June 21, 2013

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Fiction

1. JOYLAND

(Hard Case, $12.95). By Stephen King. A young carnival hand confronts a murder and the fate of a dead child. [2]

2. WORLD WAR Z: AN ORAL HISTORY OF THE ZOMBIE WAR

(Three Rivers, $14.95). By Max Brooks. Survivors of a global zombie war give their accounts of what happened 10 years earlier. [6]

3. ENTWINED WITH YOU

(Berkley, $15). By Sylvia Day. Eva and Gideon face their own demons in the latest installment of the Crossfire series. [2]

4. A WANTED MAN

(Dell, $9.99). By Lee Child. Reacher hitches a ride to Virginia that leads him right into a conspiracy. [3]

5. THE GREAT GATSBY

(Scribner, $15). By F. Scott Fitzgerald. The classic American novel of love lost and fortunes gained in the Jazz Age. [33]

6. ONE SUMMER

(Vision, $8). By David Baldacci. A father’s grave diagnosis is compounded by his wife’s accidental death and the machinations of his mother-in-law. [3]

7. FLIGHT BEHAVIOR

(Harper Perennial, $16.99). By Barbara Kingsolver. Global warming causes concerns in Appalachia. [1]

8. GAME OF THRONES

(Spectra, $9.99). By George R.R. Martin. The first book of the fantasy epic “A Song of Ice and Fire.”. [15]

9. TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

(Grand Central, $7.99). By Harper Lee. The Pulitzer Prize-winning tale set in the Depression-era South. [10]

10. SEA GLASS ISLAND

(Mira, $7.99). By Sherryl Woods. An Afghanistan War veteran loses his believe in love, until he finds it. [3]

Nonfiction

1. TEACH LIKE A CHAMPION: 49 TECHNIQUES THAT PUT STUDENTS ON THE PATH TO COLLEGE

(Jossey-Bass, $27.95). By Doug Lemov. [19]

2. PROOF OF HEAVEN: A NEUROSURGEON’S JOURNEY INTO THE AFTERLIFE

(Simon & Schuster, $15.99). By Eben Alexander. A scientist’s near-death experience. [34]

3. DIAGNOSTIC AND STATISTICAL MANUAL OF MENTAL DISORDERS, FIFTH EDITION

(American Psychiatric, $149). By the American Psychiatric Association. [2]

4. THE OFFICIAL SAT STUDY GUIDE

(College Board, $21.99). By the College Board. [145]

5. THE 5 LOVE LANGUAGES: THE SECRET TO LOVE THAT LASTS

(Northfield, $14.99). By Gary D. Chapman. Knowing that special someone. [61]

6. MINDSET: THE NEW PSYCHOLOGY OF SUCCESS

(Ballantine Books, $16.00). By Carols. Dweck. Why attitude is as important as talent. [19]

7. THINKING FAST AND SLOW

(FSG, $16) By Daniel Kahneman. The Nobel Prize winner (economic sciences) examines our modes of thought. [6]

8. AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL: REDISCOVERING WHAT MADE THIS NATION GREAT

(Zondervan, $14.99). By Ben Carson and Candy Carson. [15]]

9. WEBER’S NEW REAL GRILLING: THE ULTIMATE COOKBOOK FOR EVERY BACKYARD GRILLER

(Oxmoor, $24.95). By Jamie Purviance. [1]

10. WILD: FROM LOST TO FOUND ON THE PACIFIC CREST TRAIL

(Vintage, $15.95). By Cheryl Strayed. [9]

HARDCOVER

Fiction

1. INFERNO

(Doubleday, $29.95). By Dan Brown. Robert Landgon’s newest investigation revolves around Dante’s “Inferno.” [5]

2. AND THE MOUNTAINS ECHOED

(Riverhead, $28.95). By Khaled Hosseini. Love and devotion among family and friends in war-torn Afghanistan. [4]

3. BAD MONKEY

(Knopf, $26.95). By Carl Hiaasen. Andrew Yancy has a human arm in his freezer. How’d it get there? [1]

4. THE SILVER STAR

(Scribner, $26). By Jeannette Walls. Two abandoned girls set off to find a distant uncle. [1]

5. THE KING’S DECEPTION

(Ballantine, $27). By Steve Berry. Cotton Malone travels to England, where he gets caught in geopolitical gamesmanship. [1]

6. REVENGE WEARS PRADA: THE DEVIL RETURNS

(Simon & Schuster, $25.99). By Lauren Weisberger. Andy Sachs starts a successful bridal magazine. [2]

7. THE HIT

(Grand Central, $27.99). By David Baldacci. A government hitman on the trail of a rogue assassin uncovers a global security threat. [8]

8. THE EYE OF MOLOCH

(Threshold, $26). By Glenn Beck. Molly Ross’s fight for the future of America isn’t going well. [1]

9. THE LAST ORIGINAL WIFE

(William Morrow, $26.99). By Dorothea Benton Frank. Leslie Anne Greene Carter is the last original wife in her husband’s social set. That's about to change. [1]

10. ZERO HOUR

(Putnam, $28.95). By Clive Cussler. A scientist threatens global volcanic and tectonic disaster with a new device. [3]

Nonfiction

1. HAPPY, HAPPY, HAPPY: MY LIFE AND LEGACY AS THE DUCK COMMANDER

(Howard, $24.99). By Phil Robertson. [6]

2. LEAN IN: WOMEN, WORK, AND THE WILL TO LEAD

(Knopf, $24.95). By Sheryl Sandberg. [14]

3. THE GUNS AT LAST LIGHT: THE WAR IN WESTERN EUROPE, 1944-1945 (LIBERATION TRILOGY)

(Henry Holt, $40). By Rick Atkinson. [5]

4. AMERICAN GUN: A HISTORY OF THE U.S. IN TEN FIREARMS

(William Morrow, $29.99). By Chris Kyle and William Doyle. [2]

5. DAD IS FAT

(Crown Archetype, $25). By Jim Gaffigan. The comedian reflects on fatherhood. [2]

6. REVOLUTIONARY SUMMER: THE BIRTH OF AMERICAN INDEPENDENCE

(Knopf, $26.95). By Joseph J. Ellis. [2]

7. STRENGTHS FINDER 2.0: ... ONLINE TEST FROM GALLUP’S “NOW, DISCOVER YOUR STRENGTHS”

(Gallup Press, $24.95). By Tom Rath. [120]

8. Frozen in Time: An Epic Story of Survival and a Modern Quest for Lost Heroes of World War II

(Harper, $28.99). By Mitchell Zuckoff. [1]

9. GEORGE WASHINGTON: THE CROSSING

(Threshold, $18). By Jack E Levin and Mark R. Levin. [2]

10. KEEP IT PITHY: USEFUL OBSERVATIONS IN A TOUGH WORLD

(Crown, $21.99). By Bill O'Reilly. [2]

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