Washington Post bestsellers April 14, 2013

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Fiction

1. THE WITNESS

(Berkley, $16). By Nora Roberts. Life and love catch up with a young woman seeking anonymity in the rural Ozarks. [1]

2. 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. [2]

3. WALKING DISASTER

(Atria, $15). By Jamie McGuire. A man on the fast track finds a woman who changes everything. [1]

4. THE FORGOTTEN

(Grand Central, $14.99). By David Baldacci. The death of a beloved aunt leads Army Special Agent John Puller into a dangerous conspiracy. [2]

5. THE LOST YEARS

(Pocket, $7.99). By Mary Higgins Clark. A scholar discovers a letter written by Jesus. Then the scholar is found dead. [2]

6. THE GREAT GATSBY

(Scribner, $15). By F. Scott Fitzgerald. The classic American novel of love lost and fortunes gained in the Jazz Age. [23]

7. DELUSION IN DEATH

(Berkley, $7.99). By J.D. Robb. Lt. Eve Dallas investigates the deaths of 80 people. [1]

8. THE WANDERER

(Mira, $7.99). By Robyn Carr. A young vagabond inherits an Oregon property, and a community’s future lies in his hands. [2]

9. FEVER

(Berkley, $15). By Maya Banks. A woman threatens to split three very close, very powerful, very rich men. [1]

10. SAND CASTLE BAY

(Mira, $7.99). By Sherryl Woods. Two long-separated lovers have a second chance together. 2]

Nonfiction

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

(Simon & Schuster, $15.99). By Eben Alexander. A scientist’s near-death experience. [24]

2. THINKING FAST AND SLOW

(FSG, $16) By Daniel Kahneman. The Nobel Prize winner (economic sciences) examines our modes of thought. [1]

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

(Broadway, $16). By Susan Cain. [10]

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

(Zondervan, $14.99). By Ben Carson and Candy Carson. [6]

5. THE BEAUTY DETOX FOODS: DISCOVER THE TOP 50 BEAUTY FOODS THAT WILL TRANSFORM YOUR BODY AND REVEAL A MORE BEAUTIFUL YOU

(Harlequin, $17.95). By Kimberly Snyder. [1]

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

(Northfield, $14.99). By Gary D. Chapman. Knowing that special someone. [55]

7. THE OFFICIAL SAT STUDY GUIDE

(College Board, $21.99). By the College Board. [140]

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

(Vintage, $15.95). By Cheryl Strayed . [2]

9. AMERICAN SNIPER: THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF THE MOST LETHAL SNIPER IN U.S. MILITARY HISTORY

(Harper, $9.99). By Chris Kyle. [9]

10. OBAMACARE SURVIVAL GUIDE

(Humanix, $19.95). By Nick Tate. An easy-to-read guide to the Affordable Care Act. [3]

HARDCOVER

Fiction

1. STARTING NOW

(Ballantine, $26). By Debbie Macomber. An ambitious career woman is laid off from her firm, then a knitting shop changes her life. [1]

2. MANUSCRIPT FOUND IN ACCRA

(Knopf, $22). By Paulo Coelho. A mysterious man delivers words of wisdom to the besieged residents of Medieval Jerusalem. [1]

3. THE BURGESS BOYS

(Random House, $26). By Elizabeth Strout. Three adult siblings are transformed by a family crisis that goes public. [2]

4. LIFE AFTER LIFE

(Reagan Arthur, $27.99). By Kate Atkinson. Ursula Todd is reincarnated dozens of times. [1]

5. GONE GIRL

(Crown, $25). By Gillian Flynn. A model couple’s marriage crumbles when the wife vanishes and the husband becomes a prime suspect. [42]

6. SIX YEARS

(Dutton, $27.95). By Harlan Coben. Six years after losing the love of his life to another man, Jake Fisher makes a startling discovery. [3]

7. ALEX CROSS, RUN

(Little, Brown, $28.99). By James Patterson. Alex Cross is investigating serial murders. Meanwhile, someone is seeking vengeance against him. [7]

8. ALL THAT IS

(Knopf, $26.95). By James Salter. A World War II veterans takes a job in the New York publishing industry. [1]

9. A WEEK IN WINTER

(Knopf, $26.95). By Maeve Binchy. A woman turns an Irish seaside mansion into a vacation home in Binchy’s final novel. [7]

10. THE STORYTELLER

(Atria, $28.99). By Jodi Picoult. A baker and an elderly man strike up an unusual friendship.[6]

Nonfiction

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

(Knopf, $24.95). By Sheryl Sandberg. [4]

2. CARRY ON, WARRIOR: THOUGHTS ON LIFE UNARMED

(Scribner, $25). By Glennon Melton. [1]

3. IT’S ALL GOOD: DELICIOUS, EASY RECIPES THAT WILL MAKE YOU LOOK GOOD AND FEEL GREAT

(Grand Central, $32). By Gwyneth Paltrow. [1]

4. SECRETS OF SILICON VALLEY: WHAT EVERYONE ELSE CAN LEARN FROM THE INNOVATION CAPITAL OF THE WORLD

(Palgrave Macmillan, $27). By Deborah Perry Piscione. [1]

5. THE GREAT DEFORMATION: THE CORRUPTION OF CAPITALISM IN AMERICA

(PublicAffairs, $35). By David A. Stockman. [1]

6. DECISIVE: HOW TO MAKE BETTER CHOICES IN LIFE AND WORK

(Crown Business, $26). By Chip Heath and Dan Heath. [2]

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

(Gallup Press, $24.95). By Tom Rath. [112]

8. GULP: ADVENTURES ON THE ALIMENTARY CANAL

(W.W. Norton, $26.95). By Mary Roach. [1]

9. THE FAST DIET: LOSE WEIGHT, STAY HEALTHY, AND LIVE LONGER WITH THE SIMPLE SECRET OF INTERMITTENT FASTING

(Atria, $24). By Michael Mosley. [4]

10. FROM VALUES TO ACTION: THE FOUR PRINCIPLES OF VALUES-BASED LEADERSHIP

(Jossey-Bass, $27.95). By Harry M. Kraemer. [1]

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