“The Great Gatsby,” Dan Brown’s “Inferno” and Rick Atkinson’s “Guns At Last Light” at number 1 on The Post’s bestsellers list

May 24, 2013

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Fiction

1. THE GREAT GATSBY

(Scribner, $15). By F. Scott Fitzgerald. The classic American novel of love lost and fortunes gained in the Jazz Age. [29]

2. STOLEN PREY

(Berkley, $9.99). By John Sandford. Lucas Davenport investigates the grizzly murder of a wealthy family. [3]

3. ZOO

(Grand Central, $15). By James Patterson. A lion attack leads a young biologist on a quest to save the world. [1]

4. WIND CHIME POINT

(Mira, $7.99). By Sherryl Woods. An amibitous woman’s life unravels. the last thing she wants is love. [3]

5. GUILTY WIVES

(Vision, $10). By James Patterson and David Ellis. The vacation of a lifetime turns horrific. [3]

6. INFORMED RISK: A HERO FOR SOPHIE JONES

(Harlequin, $6.99). By Robyn Carr and Christine Rimmer. A relationship blooms between a firefighter and the woman he saved. [3]

7. ODD APOCALYPSE

(Bantam, $9.99). By Dean Koontz. Odd Thomas finds himself in the home of a reclusive Hollywood mogul. [1]

8. 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. [2]

9. BEAUTIFUL RUINS

(Harper Perennial, $15.99). By Jess Walter. A love affair that begins on the Italian coast in 1962 is rekindled in Hollywood 50 years later. [6]

10. THE BEST OF ME

(Grand Central, $14.99). By Nicholas Sparks. A high school couple, separated 25 years later, rekindle their love after a friend’s funeral. [6]

Nonfiction

1. MINDSET: THE NEW PSYCHOLOGY OF SUCCESS

(Ballantine Books, $16.00). By Carols. Dweck. Why attitude is as important as talent. [15]

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

(Simon & Schuster, $15.99). By Eben Alexander. A scientist’s near-death experience. [30]

3. CONTROL: EXPOSING THE TRUTH ABOUT GUNS

(Threshold, $12). By Glenn Beck. [3]

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

(Zondervan, $14.99). By Ben Carson and Candy Carson. [11]

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

(Vintage, $15.95). By Cheryl Strayed . [8]

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

(Northfield, $14.99). By Gary D. Chapman. Knowing that special someone. [60]

7. SKILLS FOR NEW MANAGERS

(McGraw-Hill, $16.95). By Morey Stettner. [1]

8. QUIET: THE POWER OF INTROVERTS IN A WORLD THAT CAN’T STOP TALKING

(Broadway, $16). By Susan Cain. [15]

9. THINKING FAST AND SLOW

(FSG, $16) By Daniel Kahneman. The Nobel Prize winner (economic sciences) examines our modes of thought. [3]

10. LIVING THE GOOD LONG LIFE: A PRACTICAL GUIDE TO CARING FOR YOURSELF AND OTHERS

(Clarkson Potter, $27.50). By Martha Stewart. [2]

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HARDCOVER

Fiction

1. INFERNO

(Doubleday, $29.95). By Dan Brown. Robert Landgon’s newest investigation revoloves around Dante’s “Inferno.” [1]

2. 12TH OF NEVER

(Little , Brown, $27.99). By James Patterson and Maxine Paetro. A star NFL player is accused of murder. [3]

3. THE HIT

(Grand Central, $27.99). By David Baldacci. A government hitman on the trail of a rogue assassin uncovers a global security threat. [4]

4. DEAD EVER AFTER

(Ace, $27.95). By Charlaine Harris. The final installment in the “Sookie Stackhouse” series. [2]

5. SILKEN PREY

(Putnam, $27.95). By John Sandford. A Minnesota political fixer investigating a case may be in over his head as he awakes in the back of a trunk. [2]

6. A DELICATE TRUTH

(Viking, $28.95). By John Le Carre. A counter-terrorist operation gone wrong provides a moral quandary for an ambitious government employee. [2]

7. A CONSTELLATION OF VITAL PHENO MENA

(Hogarth, $26). By Anthony Marra. A woman in war-torn Chechnya faces her personal demons. [1]

8. WHISKEY BEACH

(Putnam, $27.95). By Nora Roberts. A disgraced lawyer escapes to a beach house, where he finds love and solace. [5]

9. AMERICANAH

(Knopf, $26.95). By Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. Young Nigerians struggle to adjust in new worlds, at home and abroad. [1]

10. GONE GIRL

(Crown, $25). By Gillian Flynn. A model couple’s marriage crumbles when the wife vanishes and the husband becomes a prime suspect. [48]

Nonfiction

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

(Henry Holt, $40). By Rick Atkinson. [1]

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

(Knopf, $24.95). By Sheryl Sandberg. [10]

3. Rumsfeld’s Rules: Leadership Lessons in Business, Politics, War, and Life

(Broadside, $27.99). By Donald Rumsfeld. [1]

4. LET’S EXPLORE DIABETES WITH OWLS

(Little, Brown, $27). By David Sedaris. Essays by the famed humorist. [4]

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

(Howard, $24.99). By Phil Robertson. [2]

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

(Gallup Press, $24.95). By Tom Rath. [116]

7. COOKED: A NATURAL HISTORY OF TRANSFORMATION

(Penguin, $27.95). By Michael Pollan. [4]

8. GETTYSBURG: THE LAST INVASION

(Knopf, $35). By Allen C. Guelzo. [1]

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

(Crown, $21.99). By Bill O'Reilly. [1]

10. BUNKER HILL: A CITY, A SIEGE, A REVOLUTION

(Viking, $32.95). By Nathaniel Philbrick. [2]

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