Washington Post bestsellers Jan. 20, 2013

January 18, 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. [42]

2. 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.” [2]

3. ODD INTERLUDE

(Bantam, $7.99). By Dean Koontz. Odd Thomas stops at a quaint Pacific coast travel post. But not everything is what it seems. [1]

4. FIFTY SHADES DARKER

(Vintage Books, $15.95). By E.L. James. Book two in the trilogy finds Ana still enraptured by Christian. [37]

5. THE COLUMBUS AFFAIR

(Ballantine, $9.99). By Steve Berry. A prize winning investigative reporter finds his reputation tarnished by an international government conspiracy. [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. [36]

7. THE PARIS WIFE

(Ballantine, $15). By Paula McLain. A novel about Ernest Hemingway’s first marriage. [7]

8. MONTANA

(Harlequin Mira, $7.99). By Debbie Macomber. A woman moves her sons to her grandfather’s ranch. Then she falls for the mysterious man who helps her father.

9. 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. [2]

10. HOME FRONT

(St. Martin's Griffin, $15.99). By Kristin Hannah. A military wife is deployed and her husband must raise their girls alone. Then tragedy strikes. [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. [12]

2. THE WAY: 40 DAYS OF REFLECTION: WALKING IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF JESUS

(Abingdon, $9.99). By Adam Hamilton. [1]

3. THE OFFICIAL SAT STUDY GUIDE

(College Board, $21.99). By the College Board. [131]

4. LINCOLN ON LEADERSHIP: EXECUTIVE STRATEGIES FOR TOUGH TIMES

(Warner, $14.99). By Donald T. Phillips. [7]

5. GOING PUBLIC: AN ORGANIZER’S GUIDE TO CITIZEN ACTION

(Anchor, $14.95). By Michael Gecan. [1]

6. 150 HEROES: PEOPLE IN SPORT WHO MAKE THIS A BETTER WORLD

(Fitness Info Tech, $24.95). By Richard Lapchick. [1]

7. DO MORE, SPEND LESS: THE NEW SECRETS OF LIVING THE GOOD LIFE FOR LESS

(John Wiley, $17.95). By Brad Wilson. [1]

8. THE ALZHEIMER’S PREVENTION PROGRAM: KEEP YOUR BRAIN HEALTHY FOR THE REST OF YOUR LIFE

(Workman, $13.95). By Gary Small. [1]

9. THE IMMORTAL LIFE OF HENRIETTA LACKS

(Broadway, $16). By Rebecca Skloot. How one woman’s death from cervical cancer in 1951 led to the creation of the prodigious HeLa cell line. [80]

10. WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN YOU’RE EXPECTING

(Workman, $14.95). By Heidi Murkoff and Sharon Mazell. Fourth edition of the popular pregnancy guide. [4]

HARDCOVER

Fiction

1. A MEMORY OF LIGHT

(Tor, $34.99). By Robert Jordan and Brandon Sanderson. Book 14 of the popular Wheel of Time fantasy series. [1]

2. GONE GIRL

(Crown, $25). By Gillian Flynn. A model couple’s marriage crumbles when the wife vanishes and the husband becomes a prime suspect. [30]

3. THE INTERCEPT

(William Morrow, $27.99). By Dick Wolf. Just after the dedication of One World Trade Center, a New York cop has to avert a terrorist plot. [1]

4. TENTH OF DECEMBER

(Random House, $26). By George Saunders. A short-story collection by a master of the form. [1]

5. 1356

(Harper, $28.99). By Bernard Cornwell. In war-torn Medieval France, the French and English armies seek a secret weapon that will ensure victory. [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. [5]

7. THE HUSBAND LIST

(St. Martin's, $27.99). By Janet Evanovich and Dorien Kelly. A young woman shoos away the men her mother tries to get her to marry. Will she ever find the one she really wants? [1]

8. 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. [7]

9. KINSEY AND ME

Marian Wood, $27.95). By Sue Grafton. Short stories about Kinsey Millhone and the character’s influence on Grafton. [1]

10. DREAM EYES

(Putnam, $26.95). By Jayne Ann Krentz. A psychic investigator helps a woman come to terms with a friend’s death. [1]

Nonfiction

1. MY SHARE OF THE TASK

(Portfolio, $29.95). By Stanley McChrystal. A memoir by the former NATO commander in Afghanistan. [1]

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

(St. Martin's, $24.99). By Ian K. Smith. [2]

3. NINJA INNOVATION: THE TEN KILLER STRATEGIES OF THE WORLD’S MOST SUCCESSFUL BUSINESSES

(William Morrow, $25.99). By Gary Shapiro. [1]

4. THE PLAN: ELIMINATE THE SURPRISING “HEALTHY” FOODS THAT ARE MAKING YOU FAT--AND LOSE WEIGHT FAST

(Grand Central, $25.99). By Lyn-Genet Recitas. [1]

5. THOMAS JEFFERSON: THE ART OF POWER

(Random House, $35). By Jon Meacham.[9]

6. FAT CHANCE: BEATING THE ODDS AGAINST SUGAR, PROCESSED FOOD, OBESITY, AND DISEASE

(Hudson Street, $25.95). By Robert Lustig. [1]

7. BAREFOOT CONTESSA FOOLPROOF: RECIPES YOU CAN TRUST

(Clarkson Potter, $35). By Ina Garten. [11]

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

(Gallup Press, $24.95). By Tom Rath. [102]

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

(Riverhead, $26.95). By Daniel H. Pink. [2]

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

(Viking, $36.00). By JaredM. Diamond. [2]

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