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Washington Post bestsellers Jan. 27, 2013

By Timothy R. Smith,

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. [43]

2. THE GREAT GATSBY

(Scribner Book Company, $15). By F.Scott Fitzgerald. The classic American novel of love lost and fortunes gained in the Jazz Age. [15]

3. FIFTY SHADES DARKER

(Vintage Books, $15.95). By E.L. James. Book two in the trilogy finds Ana still enraptured by Christian. [38]

4. PRIVATE: #1 SUSPECT

(Grand Central, $14.99). By James Patterson and Maxine Paetro. The head of a private investigative firm is the No. 1 suspect in the death of his lover. [1]

5. 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. [37]

6. 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.” [3]

7. THE PARIS WIFE

(Ballantine, $15). By Paula McLain. A novel about Ernest Hemingway’s first marriage. [8]

8. 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. [2]

9. THE COLUMBUS AFFAIR

(Ballantine, $9.99). By Steve Berry. A prize-winning investigative reporter finds his reputation tarnished by an international government conspiracy. [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. [2]

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. [13]

2. THE OFFICIAL SAT STUDY GUIDE

(College Board, $21.99). By the College Board. [132]

3. THE TIPPING POINT: HOW LITTLE THINGS CAN MAKE A BIG DIFFERENCE

(Back Bay, $16.99). By Malcolm Gladwell. [123]

4. AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY MONTH DAILY DEVOTIONS 2013

(Abingdon, $2.25). By Sherry L. Daniels. [1]

5. 7 HABITS OF HIGHLY EFFECTIVE PEOPLE

(Free Press, $15.95). By Stephen R. Covey. The hit book on personal and professional leadership. [5]

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

(Northfield, $14.99). By Gary D. Chapman. Knowing that special someone. [44]

7. WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN YOU’RE EXPECTING

(Workman, $14.95). By Heidi Murkoff and Sharon Mazell. Fourth edition of the popular pregnancy guide. [5]

- WHY DO ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNERS STRUGGLE WITH READING?: DISTINGUISHING LANGUAGE ACQUISITION FROM LEARNING DISABILITIES

(Corwin, $28.95). Edited by Janette Kettmann Klingner, John J. Hoover and Leonard M. Baca. [1]

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

(Simon & Schuster, $21). By Doris Kearns Goodwin. Inspiration for the film “Lincoln.” [30]

10. 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. [28]

HARDCOVER

Fiction

1. THE FIFTH ASSASSIN

(Grand Central, $27.99). By Brad Meltzer. An assassin is meticulously recreating the crimes of the four men who have murdered presidents. [1]

2. A MEMORY OF LIGHT

(Tor, $34.99). By Robert Jordan and Brandon Sanderson. Book 14 of the popular Wheel of Time fantasy series. [2]

3. TENTH OF DECEMBER

(Random House, $26). By George Saunders. A short-story collection by a master of the form. [2]

4. GONE GIRL

(Crown, $25). By Gillian Flynn. A model couple’s marriage crumbles when the wife vanishes and the husband becomes a prime suspect. [31]

5. THE THIRD BULLET

(Simon & Schuster, $26.99). By Stephen Hunter. Bob Lee Swagger investigates the John F. Kennedy assassination. [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. [6]

7. THREAT VECTOR

(Putnam, $28.95). by Tom Clancy and Mark Greaney. A dispute over Taiwan threatens ware between the United States and China. [6]

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. [8]

9. 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. [2]

10. STANDING IN ANOTHER MANS GRAVE

(Reagan Arthur, $25.99) By Ian Rankin. The disappearance of two girls on an Scottish road leads Detective John Rebus to investigate a baffling cold case. [1]

Nonfiction

1. MY BELOVED WORLD

(Knopf, $27.95). By Sonia Sotomayor. Sotoymayor recounts her path from a a Bronx housing project to the Supreme Court. [1]

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

(St. Martin's, $24.99). By Ian K. Smith. [3]

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

(Riverhead, $26.95). By Daniel H. Pink. [3]

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

(Hudson Street, $25.95). By Robert Lustig. [2]

5. MY SHARE OF THE TASK

(Portfolio, $29.95). By Stanley McChrystal. A memoir by the former NATO commander in Afghanistan. [2]

6. THOMAS JEFFERSON: THE ART OF POWER

(Random House, $35). By Jon Meacham.[10]

7. JESUS CALLING: ENJOYING PEACE IN HIS PRESENCE

(Integrity, $15.99). By Sarah Young. A devotional of daily readings. [8]

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

(Dutton, $26.95). By Mark Owen. [19]

9. EAT MORE OF WHAT YOU LOVE: OVER 200 BRAND-NEW RECIPES LOW IN SUGAR, FAT, AND CALORIES

(Running Press, $27). By Marlene Koch. [1]

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

(Faithwords, $21.99). By Joel Osteen. [6]

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