Washington Post bestsellers Feb. 17, 2013

1. FIFTY SHADES OF GREY

(Vintage Books, $15.95). By E.L. James. The first of a British e-book erotic trilogy that has become a publishing phenomenon. [46]

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2. BETRAYAL

(Dell, $7.99). By Danielle Steel. A successful Hollywood director finds out someone has been stealing her money. [2]

3. LOVE IN PLAIN SIGHT

(Mira, $7.99). By Debbie Macomber. A woman has a crush on her boss. Then he asks her to help him raise his daughter. [2]

4. KILL ME IF YOU CAN

(Vision, $9.99). By James Patterson and and Marshall Karp. A young art student finds bag full of diamonds. Now someone is hunting him to get the bag back. [2]

5. ANGEL MINE

(Mira, $7.99). By Sherryl Woods. A woman struggles to raise her daughter. She tracks out the biological father, but he doesn’t know he has a daughter. [2]

6. FIFTY SHADES FREED

(Vintage Books, $15.95). By E.L. James. How traditional a couple are Ana and Christian? The trilogy’s conclusion answers all. [40]

7. DEATH COMES TO PEMBERLEY

(Vintage, $15). By P.D. James. A bit of murder is injected into the milieu of Jane Austen’s “Pride and Prejudice.” [6]

- THE PARIS WIFE

(Ballantine, $15). By Paula McLain. A novel about Ernest Hemingway’s first marriage. [11]

9. FAHRENHEIT 451

(Simon & Schuster, $11.99). By Ray Bradbury. The classic of the future’s war on books is a standard on back to school lists. [2]

10. FIFTY SHADES DARKER

(Vintage Books, $15.95). By E.L. James. Book two in the trilogy finds Ana still enraptured by Christian. [41]

Nonfiction

1. GROW REGARDLESS: OF YOUR BUSINESS’S SIZE, YOUR INDUSTRY OR THE ECONOMY... AND DESPITE THE GOVERNMENT!

(Morgan James, $14.95). By Joe Mechlinski. [1]

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

(Harper, $9.99). By Chris Kyle. [1]

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

(Simon & Schuster, $15.99). By Eben Alexander. A scientist’s near-death experience. [16]

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

(Broadway, $16). By Susan Cain. [2]

5. END THIS DEPRESSION NOW!

(W.W. Norton, $15.95). By Paul Krugman. The Nobel Prize-winning economist suggests remedies to the current economic malaise. [2]

6. FROM MAMA’S TABLE TO MINE: EVERYBODY’S FAVORITE COMFORT FOODS AT 350 CALORIES OR LESS

(Ballantine, $22). By Bobby Deen and Melissa Clark. [1]

7. REDEMPTION: THE BALTIMORE RAVENS’ 2012 CHAMPIONSHIP SEASON

(Triumph, $14.95). A collectable books recounting the Super Bowl-winning season. [1]

8. THE OFFICIAL SAT STUDY GUIDE

(College Board, $21.99). By the College Board. [135]

9. THE WORLD ALMANAC AND BOOK OF FACTS 2013

(World Almanac Books, $12.99). By Almanac World. [7]

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

(Northfield, $14.99). By Gary D. Chapman. Knowing that special someone. [47]

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Fiction

1. GONE GIRL

(Crown, $25). By Gillian Flynn. A model couple’s marriage crumbles when the wife vanishes and the husband becomes a prime suspect. [34]

2. PRIVATE BERLIN

(Little, Brown, $27.99). James Patterson and Mark Sullivan. A superstar private investigator disappears. [3]

3. UNTIL THE END OF TIME

(Delacorte, $28). By Danielle Steel. Two relationships cross time and cultural differences. [2]

4. TENTH OF DECEMBER

(Random House, $26). By George Saunders. A short-story collection by a master of the form. [5]

5. TOUCH & GO

(Dutton, $26.95). By Lisa Gardner. A family has gone missing, but the worst is yet to come. [1]

6. THE TWELVE TRIBES OF HATTIE

(Knopf, $24.95). By Ayana Mathis. Twelve Philadelphia youngsters crave the affection of their cold, distant mother in this Oprah Book Club selection. [9]

7. A DEEPER LOVE INSIDE

(Atria, $26.99). By Sister Souljah. A young woman tries to set her life right after her family falls apart. [2]

8. A MEMORY OF LIGHT

(Tor, $34.99). By Robert Jordan and Brandon Sanderson. Book 14 of the popular Wheel of Time fantasy series. [5]

9. THE FIFTH ASSASSIN

(Grand Central, $27.99). By Brad Meltzer. An assassin is meticulously re-creating the crimes of the four men who murdered presidents. [4]

10. SUSPECT

(Putnam, $27.95). By Robert Crais. A police officer investigates the murder of his partner. [3]

Nonfiction

1. PLAYING TO WIN: HOW STRATEGY REALLY WORKS

(Harvard Business Review, $27). By .G. Lafley and Roger L. Martin. [1]

2. MY BELOVED WORLD

(Knopf, $27.95). By Sonia Sotomayor. Sotoymayor recounts her path from a a Bronx housing project to the Supreme Court. [4]

3. SHRED: THE REVOLUTIONARY DIET: 6 WEEKS 4 INCHES 2 SIZES

(St. Martin's, $24.99). By Ian K. Smith. [6]

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

(Gallup Press, $24.95). By Tom Rath. [105]

5. THE FIVE DYSFUNCTIONS OF A TEAM: A LEADERSHIP FABLE

(Jossey-Bass, $24.95). By Patrick Lencioni. Help for group dynamics. [3]

6. REMEMBERING WHITNEY: MY STORY OF LOVE, LOSS, AND THE NIGHT THE MUSIC STOPPED

(Harper, $27.99). By Cissy Houston. The singer’s mother recalls her daughter. [2]

7. THOMAS JEFFERSON: THE ART OF POWER

(Random House, $35). By Jon Meacham. [12]

8. JESUS CALLING: ENJOYING PEACE IN HIS PRESENCE

(Integrity, $15.99). By Sarah Young. A devotional of daily readings. [10]

9. THE FUTURE: SIX DRIVERS OF GLOBAL CHANGE

(Random House, $30). By Al Gore. [2]

10. PURSUED: GOD’S DIVINE OBSESSION WITH YOU

(FaithWords, $21.99). By Jud Wilhite. [1]

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