Washington Post bestsellers Jan. 13, 2013

January 12, 2013

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Fiction

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. [41]

2. FIFTY SHADES DARKER

(Vintage Books, $15.95). By E.L. James. Book two in the trilogy finds Ana still enraptured by Christian. [36]

3. 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. [35]

4. 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.” [1]

5. THE COLUMBUS AFFAIR

(Ballantine, $9.99). By Steve Berry. A prize winning investigative reporter finds his reputation tarnished by an international government conspiracy. [1]

6. RETURN TO SENDER

(Zebra, $7.99). By Fern Michaels. Nineteen years later, a woman sees the father of her child. He’s now a millionaire and ignored all her pleas for help. She will get revenge. [1]

7. THE PARIS WIFE

(Ballantine, $15). By Paula McLain. A novel about Ernest Hemingway’s first marriage. [6]

7. 10TH ANNIVERSARY

(Vision, $9.99). By James Patterson and Maxine Paetro. A teenager is beaten and her new baby is gone. The pressure to find the baby, though, may ruin detective Lindsay Boxer’s marriage. [1]

9. BIG SKY RIVER

(Harlequin, $7.99). By Linda Lael Miller. A widowed sheriff finds peace on his ranch, until a lovely woman moves to the spread next to his. [1]

10. CATCH ME

(Signet, $9.99). By Lisa Gardner. A woman’s childhood friends have all been killed on the same day and the same hour for years. Now it’s her turn. She’s not dying without a fight. [1]

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. [11]

2. TEAM OF RIVALS: THE POLITICAL GENIUS OF ABRAHAM LINCOLN

(Simon & Schuster, $21). By Doris Kearns Goodwin. The inspiration for the new film “Lincoln.” [29]

3. THE WORLD ALMANAC AND BOOK OF FACTS 2013

(World Almanac Books, $12.99). By Almanac World. [6]

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. [9]

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

(Northfield, $14.99). By Gary D. Chapman. Knowing that special someone. [46]

6. THE OFFICIAL SAT STUDY GUIDE

(College Board, $21.99). By the College Board. [130]

7. IN THE GARDEN OF BEASTS: LOVE, TERROR, AND AN AMERICAN FAMILY IN HITLER’S BERLIN

(Broadway, $16). By Erik Larson. [22]

8. THE HAPPINESS PROJECT: OR, WHY I SPENT A YEAR TRYING TO SING IN THE MORNING, CLEAN MY CLOSETS, FIGHT RIGHT, READ ARISTOTLE, AND GENERALLY HAVE MORE FUN

(Harper, $14.99). By Gretchen Rubin. [27]

9. COOK THIS, NOT THAT! SKINNY COMFORT FOODS: 125 QUICK & HEALTHY MEALS THAT CAN SAVE YOU 10, 20, 30 POUNDS--OR MORE!

(Rodale, $19.99). By David Zinczenko. [1]

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

(Workman, $14.95). By Heidi Murkoff & Sharon Mazell. Fourth edition of the popular guide. [3]

HARDCOVER

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. [29]

2. EMPIRE AND HONOR

(Putnam $27.95). By W.E.B. Griffin. At the end of World War II, the OSS has made a deal with Nazi intelligence obtain their information on the Soviets. If the Soviets ever find out, things could go seriously wrong. [1]

3. 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. [4]

4. THREAT VECTOR

(Putnam, $28.95). by Tom Clancy and Mark Greaney. A dispute over Taiwan threatens ware between the United States and China. [5]

5. THE FORGOTTEN

(Grand Central, $27.99). By David Baldacci. The death of a beloved aunt leads Army Special Agent John Puller into a dangerous conspiracy. [6]

6. SHADOW WOMAN

(Ballantine, $27). By Linda Howard. A woman wakes up in a new body, then assassins try to kill her. [1]

7. THE RACKETEER

(Doubleday, $28.95). By John Grisham. An imprisoned lawyer helps a murder investigation. [11]

8. MERRY CHRISTMAS, ALEX CROSS

(Little, Brown, $28.99). By James Patterson. Alex Cross must end a hostage crisis on Christmas. [8]

9. NOTORIOUS NINETEEN

(Bantam, $28). By Janet Evanovich. Stephanie Plum is desperate for money, and she’s got a lucrative case, until her key witness disappears. [7]

10. THE CASUAL VACANCY

(Little, Brown, $35). By J.K. Rowling. A local election tears apart an idyllic English town. [14]

Nonfiction

1. TO SELL IS HUMAN: THE SURPRISING TRUTH ABOUT MOVING OTHERS

(Riverhead, $26.95). By Daniel H. Pink. [1]

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

(Gallup Press, $24.95). By Tom Rath. [101]

3. THOMAS JEFFERSON: THE ART OF POWER

(Random House, $35). By Jon Meacham.[8]

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

(St. Martin's, $24.99). By Ian K. Smith. [1]

5. BAREFOOT CONTESSA FOOLPROOF: RECIPES YOU CAN TRUST

(Clarkson Potter, $35). By Ina Garten. [10]

6. THE WORLD UNTIL YESTERDAY: WHAT CAN WE LEARN FROM TRADITIONAL SOCIETIES? BY JARED DIAMOND

(Viking, $36.00). By JaredM. Diamond. [1]

7. KILLING KENNEDY: THE END OF CAMELOT

(Henry Holt, $28). By Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard. [14]

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

(Dutton, $26.95). By Mark Owen. [18]

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

(Faithwords, $21.99). By Joel Osteen. [5]

10. KILLING LINCOLN: THE SHOCKING ASSASSINATION THAT CHANGED AMERICA FOREVER

(Henry Holt, $28). By Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard. [27]

10. 20,000 DAYS AND COUNTING: THE CRASH COURSE FOR MASTERING YOUR LIFE RIGHT NOW

(Thomas Nelson, $14.99). By Robert D. Smith. [1]

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