Washington Post bestsellers for Nov. 18

November 2, 2012

1. THE PERFECT HOPE

Berkley, $16). By Nora Roberts. The Montgomery brothers operate a bed and breakfast in a small town, and find love. [1]

2. 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. [33]

3. REFLECTED IN YOU

(Berkley, $15). By Sylvia Day. A tale billed as erotic, part of the author’s “Crossfire” series and sporting a cover in the vein of E.L. James’s trilogy. [3]

4. 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. [27]

5. THE INNOCENT

(Grand Central, $14.99). By David Baldacci. A hitman refuses to kill and becomes a target himelf. [5]

6. FIFTY SHADES DARKER

Vintage Books, $15.95). By E.L. James. Book two in the trilogy finds Ana still enraptured by Christian. [28]

7. V IS FOR VENGEANCE

BERKLEY, $7.99). By Sue Grafton. Private detective Kinsey Millhone stops a store theft, but then one of the theifs turns up dead.

8. JACK REACHER: ONE SHOT

Dell, $9.99). By Lee Child. A former military sniper, accused of gunning down five office workers, asks for ex-Army cop Jack Reacher. [2]

9. TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

(Grand Central, $7.99). By Harper Lee. The Pulitzer Prize-winning tale set in the Depression-era South. [9]

10. CLOUD ATLAS

(Random House, $15). By David Mitchell. Six interrelated stories describe the fall of man. [6]

Nonfiction/General

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

(Simon & Schuster, $15.99). By Eben Alexander. A scientist has a near-death experience. [3]

2. TEAM OF RIVALS: THE POLITICAL GENIUS OFABRAHAM LINCOLN

(Simon & Schuster, $21.00). By Doris Kearns Goodwin.[21]

3. GREAT JOBS FOR EVERYONE 50+: FINDING WORK THAT KEEPS YOU HAPPY AND HEALTHY ... AND PAYS THE BILLS

(Wiley, $18.95). By Kerry Hannon. [1]

4. HOW TO TELL IF YOUR CAT IS PLOTTING TO KILL YOU

Andrews McMeel, $14.99). By The Oatmeal and Matthew Inman. The pawing of a nice cat may mean he is feeling for your vital organs. [2]

5. THE UNTETHERED SOUL: THE JOURNEY BEYOND YOURSELF

(New Harbinger, $16.95). By Michael A. Singer. [2]

6. DIFFICULT CONVERSATIONS: HOW TO DISCUSS WHAT MATTERS MOST

Penguin, $16). By Douglas Stone, Bruce Patton, Sheila Heen and Roger Fisher. [6]

7. THE OFFICIAL SAT STUDY GUIDE

(College Board, $21.99). By Board College. This revised manual offers 10 practice tests and loads of tips. [126]

8. TO HEAVEN AND BACK: THE TRUE STORY OF A DOCTOR’S EXTRAORDINARY WALK WITH GOD

(WaterBrook, $14.99). By Mary C. Neal. [11]

9. THE QUEST: ENERGY, SECURITY, AND THE REMAKING OF THE MODERN WORLD

Penguin, $20). By Daniel Yergin. [2]

10. WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN YOU’RE EXPECTING, 4TH EDITION

(Workman, $14.95). By Heidi Murkoff & Sharon Mazell. Fourth edition of the popular guide. [2]

HARDCOVER

Fiction

1. THE RACKETEER

(Doubleday, $28.95). By John Grisham. An imprisoned lawyer helps a murder investigation. [3]

2. FLIGHT BEHAVIOR

(Harper, $28.99). By Barbara Kingsolver. Global warming causes concerns in Appalachia. [1]

3. POSEIDONS ARROW

(Putnam $28.95). By Clive Cussler and Dirk Cussler. Dirk Pitt is in pursuit of an advanced submarine. [1]

4. THE CASUAL VACANCY

(Little, Brown, $35). By J.K. Rowling. A local election tears apart an idyllic English town. [7]

5. GONE GIRL

(Crown, $25). By Gillian Flynn. A model couple’s marriage crumble when the wife vanishes and the husband is a prime suspect. [23]

6. THE SINS OF THE MOTHER

(Delacorte, $28). By Danielle Steel. A career-oriented woman tries to patch things up with her children. [2]

7. THE PANTHER

(Grand Central, $27.99). By The Panther. John Corey is posted in Yemen to track down the a mastermind of the USS Cole bombing. [4]

8. CAPTAIN VORPATRIL’-S ALLIANCE

(Baen, $25). By Lois McMaster Bujold. Ivan Vorpatril falls into political intrigue. [1]

9. WINTER OF THE WORLD

(Dutton, $36). By Ken Follett. Book two of the Century Trilogy continues through World War II. [7]

10. THE BONE BED

(Putnam, $28.95). By Patricia Cornwell. A paleontoligist is murdered and Scarpetta investigates. [4]

Nonfiction/General

1. BAREFOOT CONTESSA FOOLPROOF: RECIPES YOU CAN TRUST

(Clarkson Potter, $35). By Ina Garten.[2]

2. KILLING KENNEDY: THE END OF CAMELOT

(Henry Holt, $28). By Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard. [6]

3. GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS 2013

(Guinness World Records, $28.95). By Guinness World Records. [8]

4. NO EASY DAY: THE FIRSTHAND ACCOUNT OF THE MISSION THAT KILLED OSAMA BIN LADEN

(Dutton, $26.95). By Mark Owen. A Navy SEAL gives his account of the raid that killed Osama bin Laden. [10]

5. THE GENERALS: AMERICAN MILITARY COMMAND FROM WORLD WAR II TO TODAY

(Penguin, $32.95). By Thomas E. Ricks. How military leadership has diminished since World War II. [2]

6. I DECLARE: 31 PROMISES TO SPEAK OVER YOUR LIFE

(Faithwords, $21.99). By Joel Osteen. [3]

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

(Gallup Press, $24.95). By Tom Rath. [99]

8. THE SIGNAL AND THE NOISE: WHY SO MANY PREDICTIONS FAIL-BUT SOME DON'T

(Penguin, $27.95). By Nate Silver. [1]

9. THE SMITTEN KITCHEN COOKBOOK

(Knopf, $35). By Deb Perelman. Home cooking by a home cook. [2]

10. IT WORKED FOR ME: IN LIFE AND LEADERSHIP

(Harper, $27.99). By Colin Powell with Tony Koltz. A memoir from a man of considerable accomplishments. [8]

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