Washington Post bestsellers April 28, 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. [25]

2. THE WITNESS

(Berkley, $16). By Nora Roberts. Life and love catch up with a young woman seeking anonymity in the rural Ozarks. [3]

3. 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. [4]

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. [4]

5. THE BLACK BOX

(Little, Brown, $27.99). By Michael Connelly. Harry Bosch links a bullet to a 20-year-old murder. [4]

6. 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. [2]

7. THE LOST YEARS

(Pocket, $7.99). By Mary Higgins Clark. A scholar discovers a letter written by Jesus. Then the scholar is found dead. [4]

8. DELUSION IN DEATH

(Berkley, $7.99). By J.D. Robb. Lt. Eve Dallas investigates the deaths of 80 people. [3]

9. NOW YOU SEE HER

(Vision, $10). To save an innocent man, a successful New York lawyer must admit her life is a sham. By James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge. [3]

10. SAND CASTLE BAY

(Mira, $7.99). By Sherryl Woods. Two long-separated lovers have a second chance together. [4]

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. [26]

2. THE FUNDAMENTAL 5: THE FORMULA FOR QUALITY INSTRUCTION

(CreateSpace, $24.95). By Sean Cain and Mike Laird. [1]

3. DRIVE: THE SURPRISING TRUTH ABOUT WHAT MOTIVATES US

(Riverhead, $16). By Daniel H. Pink [6]

4. RULE NUMBER TWO: LESSONS I LEARNED IN A COMBAT HOSPITAL

(Back Bay, $14.99). By Heidi Squier Kraft. [1]

5. JOSIE’S STORY: A MOTHER’S INSPIRING CRUSADE TO MAKE MEDICAL CARE SAFE

(Grove, $14.95). By Sorrel King. [2]

6. THE OFFICIAL SAT STUDY GUIDE

{College Board, $21.99). By the College Board. [142]

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

(Vintage, $15.95). By Cheryl Strayed . [4]

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

(Zondervan, $14.99). By Ben Carson and Candy Carson. [8]

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

(Broadway, $16). By Susan Cain. [12]

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

(Northfield, $14.99). By Gary D. Chapman. Knowing that special someone. [57]

HARDCOVER

Fiction

1. WHISKEY BEACH

(Putnam, $27.95). By Nora Roberts. A disgraced lawyer escapes to a beach house, where he finds love and solace. [1]

2. DADDY’S GONE A HUNTING

(Simon & Schuster, $26.99). By Mary Higgins Clark. A family furniture store burns down and a mystery emerges from the ashes. [2]

3. TAKING EVE

(St. Martin's, $27.99). By Iris Johansen. Eve Duncan investigates the death of a 25-year-old, which leads her into the depths of evil. [1]

4. THE BURGESS BOYS

(Random House, $26). By Elizabeth Strout. Three adult siblings are transformed by a family crisis that goes public. [4]

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. [44]

6. A MAN WITHOUT BREATH

(Marian Wood, $26.95). By Philip Kerr. Bernie Gunther searches for a murderer on the Eastern Front. [1]

7. LIFE AFTER LIFE

(Reagan Arthur, $27.99). By Kate Atkinson. Ursula Todd is reincarnated dozens of times. [3]

8. DON’T GO

(St. Martin's , $27.99). By Lisa Scottoline. An army doctor’s wife dies while he’s serving in Afghanistan. He returns home and his life unravels. [2]

9. STARTING NOW

(Ballantine, $26). By Debbie Macomber. An ambitious career woman is laid off from her firm, then a knitting shop changes her life. [3]

10. 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. [5]

Nonfiction

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

(Knopf, $24.95). By Sheryl Sandberg. [6]

2. MAN 2.0 ENGINEERING THE ALPHA: A REAL WORLD GUIDE TO AN UNREAL LIFE: BUILD MORE MUSCLE. BURN MORE FAT. HAVE MORE SEX

(HarperOne, $27.99). By John Romaniello. [1]

3. THE ONE THING: THE SURPRISINGLY SIMPLE TRUTH BEHIND EXTRAORDINARY RESULTS

(Bard, $24.95). By Gary Keller. [1]

4. THE DISPENSABLE NATION: AMERICAN FOREIGN POLICY IN RETREAT

(Doubleday, $28.95). By Vali Nasr. [1]

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

(Grand Central, $32). By Gwyneth Paltrow. [3]

6. THE ATHENA DOCTRINE: HOW WOMEN (AND THE MEN WHO THINK LIKE THEM) WILL RULE THE FUTURE

(Jossey-Bass, $27.95). By John Gerzema. [1]

7. THE WAY OF THE KNIFE: THE CIA, A SECRET ARMY, AND A WAR AT THE ENDS OF THE EARTH

(Penguin, $29.95). By Mark Mazzetti. [2]

8. THE FAST METABOLISM DIET: EAT MORE FOOD AND LOSE MORE WEIGHT

(Harmony, $26). By Haylie Pomroy. [2]

9. STRENGTHS BASED LEADERSHIP: GREAT LEADERS, TEAMS, AND WHY PEOPLE FOLLOW

(Gallup, $24.95). By Tom Rath and Barry Conchie. [1]

10. JESUS CALLING: ENJOYING PEACE IN HIS PRESENCE

(Integrity, $15.99). By Sarah Young. A devotional of daily readings. [16]

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