Washington Post bestsellers March 31, 2013

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Fiction

1. THE LOST YEARS

(Pocket, $7.99). By Mary Higgins Clark. A scholar discovers a letter written by Jesus. Then the scholar is found dead. [1]

2. THE INNOCENT

(Vision, $9.99). By David Baldacci. A hitman refuses to kill and becomes a target himself. [4]

3. NOW YOU SEE HER

(Vision, $10). By James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge. [1]

4. LIFE OF PI

(Mariner, $15.95). By Yann Martel. A boy survives 227 days at sea with a tiger. The movie version arrived in theaters last month. [34]

5. SLEEP NO MORE

(St. Martin’s, $7.99). By Iris Johansen. An investigation by forensic sculptor Eve Duncan digs up awful memories of her kidnapped daughter. [1]

6. THE GREAT GATSBY

(Scribner, $15). By F. Scott Fitzgerald. The classic American novel of love lost and fortunes gained in the Jazz Age. [21]

7. 11TH HOUR

(Grand Central, $14.99). By James Patterson and Maxine Paetro. Time runs out for the Women’s Murder Club to solve two crimes. [4]

8. 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. [52]

9. DEFENDING JACOB

(Dell, $7.99). By William Landay. The son of a noted assistant D.A. is accused of murder, putting his family in a tailspin. [4]

10. THE SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK

(Sarah Crichton, $15). By Matthew Quick. A man moves in with his parents and tries to patch things up with his estranged wife. Basis of the Oscar-winning film. [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. [22]

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

(Broadway, $16). By Susan Cain. [8]

3. AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL: REDISCOVERING WHAT MADE THIS NATION GREAT

(Zondervan, $14.99). By Ben Carson and Candy Carson. [4]

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

(Harper, $9.99). By Chris Kyle. [7]

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

(Northfield, $14.99). By Gary D. Chapman. Knowing that special someone. [53]

6. PASSOVER HAGGADAH

(KTAV, $1). By Nathan Goldberg. A classic translation of the guide to Passover seder. [1]

7. FODOR’S IN FOCUS CAYMAN ISLANDS

(Fodor's, $12.99).

8. WHERE GOOD IDEAS COME FROM: THE NATURAL HISTORY OF INNOVATION

(Riverhead, $16). By Steven Johnson. [1]

9. PRESSURE COOKER PERFECTION

(America’s Test Kitchen, $19.95).

10. THE PRIZE: THE EPIC QUEST FOR OIL, MONEY AND POWER\

(Free Press, $22). By Daniel Yergin.

HARDCOVER

Fiction

1 . SIX YEARS

(Dutton, $27.95). By Harlan Coben. Six years after losing the love of his life to another man, Jake Fisher makes a startling discovery. [1]

2. ALEX CROSS, RUN

(Little, Brown, $28.99). By James Patterson. Alex Cross is investigating serial murders. Meanwhile, someone is seeking vengeance against him. [5]

3. THE STORYTELLER

(Atria, $28.99). By Jodi Picoult. A baker and an elderly man strike up an unusual friendship.[4]

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. [40]

5. A WEEK IN WINTER

(Knopf, $26.95). By Maeve Binchy. A woman turns an Irish seaside mansion into a vacation home in Binchy’s final novel. [5]

6. THE STRIKER

(Putnam, $27.95). By Clive Cussler and Justin Scott. Isaac Bell investigates mine srikers, and unravels a conspiracy. [3]

7. CALCULATED IN DEATH

(Putnam, $27.95). By J.D. Robb. Eve Dallas investigates the death of an accountant, and immerses herself in her billionaire husband’s world. [4]

8. THE ACCURSED

(Ecco, $27.99). By Joyce Carol Oates. A powerful curse afflicts prominent familes in Princeton, N.J. [1]

9. A STORY OF GOD AND ALL OF US

(FaithWords, $24.99). By Roma Downey and Mark Burnett. A novelized companion to the 10-hour miniseries “The Bible.”

10. THE DINNER

(Hogarth, $24). By Herman Koch. Two families must make the hardest decisions of their lives over one meal. [2]

Nonfiction

1. LEAN IN: WOMEN, WORK, AND THE WILL TO LEAD

(Knopf, $24.95). By Sheryl Sandberg. [2]

2. CONTAGIOUS WHY THINGS CATCH ON

(Simon & Schuster, $26). By Jonah Berger. How social influence shapes everything.

3. THE FASTDIET: LOSE WEIGHT, STAY HEALTHY, AND LIVE LONGER WITH THE SIMPLE SECRET OF INTERMITTENT FASTING

(Atria, $24). By Michael Mosley. [2]

4. JESUS CALLING: ENJOYING PEACE IN HIS PRESENCE

(Integrity, $15.99). By Sarah Young. A devotional of daily readings. [15]

5. MY BELOVED WORLD

(Knopf, $27.95). By Sonia Sotomayor. Sotomayor recounts her path from a a Bronx housing project to the Supreme Court. [10]

6. PATIENTS COME SECOND: LEADING CHANGE BY CHANGING THE WAY YOU LEAD

(Inc., $24.95). By Paul Spiegelman and Britt Berrett

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

(St. Martin's, $24.99). By Ian K. Smith. [12]

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

(Gallup Press, $24.95). By Tom Rath. [111]

9. WHEEL OF FORTUNE: THE BATTLE FOR OIL AND POWER IN RUSSIA

(Belknap, $39.95) By Thane Gustafson

10. OUT OF ORDER: STORIES FROM THE HISTORY OF THE SUPREME COURT

(Random House, $26). By Sandra Day O'Connor. The retired justice reflects on the court’s history. [2]

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