Washington Post bestsellers May 12, 2013

May 10, 2013

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Fiction

1. THE GREAT GATSBY

(Scribner, $15). By F. Scott Fitzgerald. The classic American novel of love lost and fortunes gained in the Jazz Age. [27]

2. WIND CHIME POINT

(Mira, $7.99). By Sherryl Woods. An amibitous woman’s life unravels. the last thing she wants is love. [1]

3. STOLEN PREY

(Berkley, $9.99). By John Sandford. Lucas Davenport investigates the grizzly murder of a wealthy family. [1]

4. INFORMED RISK: A HERO FOR SOPHIE JONES

(Harlequin, $6.99). By Robyn Carr and Christine Rimmer. A relationship blooms between a firefighter and the woman he saved. [1]

5. THE WITNESS

(Berkley, $16). By Nora Roberts. Life and love catch up with a young woman seeking anonymity in the rural Ozarks. [5]

6. GUILTY WIVES

(Vision, $10). By James Patterson and David Ellis. The vacation of a lifetime turns horrific. [1]

7. THE FORGOTTEN

(Grand Central, $14.99). By David Baldacci. The death of a beloved aunt leads Army Special Agent John Puller into a dangerous conspiracy. [6]

8. BARE IT ALL

(Harlequin, $7.99). By Lori Foster. A police officer falls for the woman next door and then things blow up. [1]

9. BEAUTIFUL RUINS

(Harper Perennial, $15.99). By Jess Walter. A love affair that begins on the Italian coast in 1962 is rekindled in Hollywood 50 years later. [4]

10. AGAINST THE EDGE

(Mira, $7.99). By Kat Martin. A former Navy SEAL falls for a social worder as they search for his missing son. [1]

Nonfiction

1. CONTROL: EXPOSING THE TRUTH ABOUT GUNS

(Threshold, $12). By Glenn Beck. [1]

2. PROOF OF HEAVEN: A NEUROSURGEON’S JOURNEY INTO THE AFTERLIFE

(Simon & Schuster, $15.99). By Eben Alexander. A scientist’s near-death experience. [28]

3. HOW TO RETIRE HAPPY, FOURTH EDITION: THE 12 MOST IMPORTANT DECISIONS YOU MUST MAKE BEFORE YOU RETIRE

(McGraw-Hill, $20). By Stan Hinden. [2]

4. LIVING THE GOOD LONG LIFE: A PRACTICAL GUIDE TO CARING FOR YOURSELF AND OTHERS

(Clarkson Potter, $27.50). By Martha Stewart. [1]

5. THE OFFICIAL SAT STUDY GUIDE

{College Board, $21.99). By the College Board. [144]

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

(Broadway, $16). By Susan Cain. [14]

7. WILD: FROM LOST TO FOUND ON THE PACIFIC CREST TRAIL

(Vintage, $15.95). By Cheryl Strayed . [6]

8. LEVERAGE LEADERSHIP: A PRACTICAL GUIDE TO BUILDING EXCEPTIONAL SCHOOLS

(Jossey-Bass, $34.95). By Paul Bambrick-Santoyo and Doug Lemov. [1]

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

(Zondervan, $14.99). By Ben Carson and Candy Carson. [9]

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

(Northfield, $14.99). By Gary D. Chapman. Knowing that special someone. [59]

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HARDCOVER

Fiction

1.12TH OF NEVER

(Little , Brown, $27.99). By James Patterson and Maxine Paetro. A star NFL player is accused of murder. Lindsay Boxer investigates. [1]

2. THE HIT

(Grand Central, $27.99). By David Baldacci. A government hitman on the trail of a rogue assassin uncovers a global security threat. [2]

3. WHISKEY BEACH

(Putnam, $27.95). By Nora Roberts. A disgraced lawyer escapes to a beach house, where he finds love and solace. [3]

4. PARIS

(Doubleday, $32.50). By Edward Rutherfurd. A historical saga that spans centuries is set in the City of Light. [2]

5. DADDY’S GONE A HUNTING

(Simon & Schuster, $26.99). By Mary Higgins Clark. A family furniture store burns down and a mystery emerges from the ashes. [4]

6. BEST KEPT SECRET

(St. Martin's, $27.99). By Jeffrey Archer. The Clifton Chronicles continue with a dispute over who should inherit an estate and a peership. [1]

7. NOS4A2

(William Morrow, $28.99). By Joe Hill. A modern retelling of the vampire classic Nosferatu.[1]

8. GONE GIRL

(Crown, $25). By Gillian Flynn. A model couple’s marriage crumbles when the wife vanishes and the husband becomes a prime suspect. [46]

9. FLY AWAY

(St. Martin's, $27.99). By Kristin Hannah. Tragedy, grief and love mark the road to redemption for three women whose lives have become entwined. [2]

10. WEDDING NIGHT

(Dial, $26). By Sophie Kinsella. A woman in her 30s fulfills a years-old promise to marry a mostly forgotten friend. [2]

Nonfiction

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

(Knopf, $24.95). By Sheryl Sandberg. [8]

2. COOKED: A NATURAL HISTORY OF TRANSFORMATION

(Penguin, $27.95). By Michael Pollan. [2]

3. Bunker Hill: A City, a Siege, a Revolution

(Viking, $32.95). By Nathaniel Philbrick [1]

4. LET’S EXPLORE DIABETES WITH OWLS

(Little, Brown, $27). By David Sedaris. Essays by the famed humorist. [2]

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

(Gallup Press, $24.95). By Tom Rath. [114]

6. WAITING TO BE HEARD

(Harper, $28.99). By Amanda Knox. Knox recounts her four years in an Italian prison for a crime she didn’t commit. [1]

7. IT’S ALL GOOD: DELICIOUS, EASY RECIPES THAT WILL MAKE YOU LOOK GOOD AND FEEL GREAT

(Grand Central, $32). By Gwyneth Paltrow. [5]

8. VB6: EAT VEGAN BEFORE 6:00 TO LOSE WEIGHT AND RESTORE YOUR HEALTH . . . FOR GOOD

(Clarkson potter, $26). By Mark Bittman. [1]

9. JUMPSTART TO SKINNY: THE SIMPLE 3-WEEK PLAN FOR SUPERCHARGED WEIGHT LOSS

(Ballantine, $25). By Bob Barper with Greg Critser. [2]

10. The New Digital Age: Reshaping the Future of People, Nations and Business

(Knopf, $26.95). By Eric Schmidt and Jared Cohen. [1]

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