Washington Post bestsellers March 3, 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. [48]

2. THE PARIS WIFE

(Ballantine, $15). By Paula McLain. A novel about Ernest Hemingway’s first marriage. [13]

3. STAY CLOSE

(Signet, $9.99). By Harlan Coben. Three suburban people live lives they hate and hold secrets they never want out. [3]

4. THE GREAT GATSBY

(Scribner, $15). By F.Scott Fitzgerald. The classic American novel of love lost and fortunes gained in the Jazz Age. [17]

5. SAFE HAVEN

(Grand Central, $14.99). By Nicholas Sparks. A woman trying to avoid making ties in a new town, begins to grow attached. Then her past threatens to haunt her. [5]

6. KILL ME IF YOU CAN

(Vision, $9.99). By James Patterson and Marshall Karp. A young art student finds bag full of diamonds. Now someone is hunting him to get the bag back. [4]

7. THE PERKS OF BEING A WALLFLOWER

(MTV Books, $14). By Stephen Chbosky. Life in high school. [8]

8. 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.” [8]

9. FIFTY SHADES DARKER

(Vintage Books, $15.95). By E.L. James. Book two in the trilogy finds Ana still enraptured by Christian. [43]

10. 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. [42]

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. [18]

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

(Broadway, $16). By Susan Cain. [4]

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

(Harper, $9.99). By Chris Kyle. [3]

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

(Northfield, $14.99). By Gary D. Chapman. Knowing that special someone. [49]

5. REDEMPTION: THE BALTIMORE RAVENS’ 2012 CHAMPIONSHIP SEASON

(Triumph, $14.95). A collectable books recounting the Super Bowl-winning season. [3]

6. THE OFFICIAL SAT STUDY GUIDE

(College Board, $21.99). By the College Board. [137]

7. BASEBALL PROSPECTUS 2013

(Wiley, $24.95). [1]

8. ARGO: HOW THE CIA AND HOLLYWOOD PULLED OFF THE MOST AUDACIOUS RESCUE IN HISTORY

(Penguin, $16). By Antonio Mendez and Matt Baglio. [1]

9. WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN YOU’RE EXPECTING

(Workman, $14.95). By Heidi Murkoff and Sharon Mazell. Fourth edition of the popular pregnancy guide. [8]

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

(Ballantine, $22). By Bobby Deen and Melissa Clark. [3]

HARDCOVER

Fiction

1. ALEX CROSS, RUN

(Little, Brown, $28.99). By James Patterson. Alex Cross is investigating serial murders. Meanwhile, someone is seeking vengeance against him. [1]

2. A WEEK IN WINTER

(Knopf, $26.95). By Maeve Binchy. A woman turns an Irish sea-side mansion into a vacation home in Binchy’s final novel. [2]

3. GONE GIRL

(Crown, $25). By Gillian Flynn. A model couple’s marriage crumbles when the wife vanishes and the husband becomes a prime suspect. [36]

4. TENTH OF DECEMBER

(Random House, $26). By George Saunders. A short-story collection by a master of the form. [7]

5. PRIVATE BERLIN

(Little, Brown, $27.99). James Patterson and Mark Sullivan. A superstar private investigator disappears. [5]

6. UNTIL THE END OF TIME

(Delacorte, $28). By Danielle Steel. Two relationships cross time and cultural differences. [4]

7. A MEMORY OF LIGHT

(Tor, $34.99). By Robert Jordan and Brandon Sanderson. Book 14 of the popular Wheel of Time fantasy series. [7]

8. THE SOUND OF BROKEN GLASS

(William Morrow, $25.99). By Deborah Crombie. Two Scotland Yard detectives investigate the death of a barrister. [1]

9. GUILT

(Ballantine, $28). By Jonathan Kellerman. A backyard renovation uncovers the body of an infant. Alex Delaware then investigates a 60-year-old cold case. [2]

10. A DEEPER LOVE INSIDE

(Atria, $26.99). By Sister Souljah. A young woman tries to set her life right after her family falls apart. [4]

Nonfiction

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

(St. Martin's, $24.99). By Ian K. Smith. [8]

2. MY BELOVED WORLD

(Knopf, $27.95). By Sonia Sotomayor. Sotomayor recounts her path from a a Bronx housing project to the Supreme Court. [6]

3. COOLIDGE

(Harper, $35). By Amity Shlaes. 100,000 words about a president who never said anything. [2]

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

(Gallup Press, $24.95). By Tom Rath. [107]

5. JESUS CALLING: ENJOYING PEACE IN HIS PRESENCE

(Integrity, $15.99). By Sarah Young. A devotional of daily readings. [11]

6. THE MELT METHOD: A BREAKTHROUGH SELF-TREATMENT SYSTEM TO ELIMINATE CHRONIC PAIN, ERASE THE SIGNS OF AGING, AND FEEL FANTASTIC IN JUST 10 MINUTES A DAY!

(HarperOne, $25.99). By Sue Hitzmann. [1]

7. THE LEGEND OF ZELDA: HYRULE HISTORIA

(Dark Horse, $34.99). By Shigeru Miyamoto. A compendium of the popular Nintendo series. [3]

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

(Harper, $9.99). By Chris Kyle. [2]

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

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

10. LIFE CODE: THE NEW RULES FOR WINNING IN THE REAL WORLD

(Bird Street, $26). By Phil McGraw. [2]

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