Washington Post bestsellers May 19, 2013

May 16, 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. [28]

2. WIND CHIME POINT

(Mira, $7.99). By Sherryl Woods. An amibitous woman’s life unravels. the last thing she wants is love. [2]

3. STOLEN PREY

(Berkley, $9.99). By John Sandford. Lucas Davenport investigates the grizzly murder of a wealthy family. [2]

4. BRING UP THE BODIES

(Picador, $16.00). By Hilary Mantel. Thomas Cromwell navigates politics in the court of Henry VIII. [1]

5. GUILTY WIVES

(Vision, $10). By James Patterson and David Ellis. The vacation of a lifetime turns horrific. [2]

6. THE WITNESS

(Berkley, $16). By Nora Roberts. Life and love catch up with a young woman seeking anonymity in the rural Ozarks. [6]

7. 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. [5]

8. 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. [2]

9. WORLD WAR Z: AN ORAL HISTORY OF THE ZOMBIE WAR

(Three Rivers, $14.95). By Max Brooks. Survivors of a global zombie war give their accounts of what happened 10 years earlier. [1]

10. FIFTY SHADES OF GREY

(Vintage, $15.95). By E.L. James. The first of a British e-book erotic trilogy that has become a publishing phenomenon. [53]

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. [29]

2. CONTROL: EXPOSING THE TRUTH ABOUT GUNS

(Threshold, $12). By Glenn Beck. [2]

3. RANDOM HOUSE FRENCH-ENGLISH ENGLISH-FRENCH DICTIONARY

(Ballantine, $5.99). By Helene Gutman. [1]

4. THE HEART AND THE FIST: THE EDUCATION OF A HUMANITARIAN, THE MAKING OF A NAVY SEAL

(Mariner, $15.95). By Eric Greitens. [1]

5. THE QUEST: ENERGY, SECURITY, AND THE REMAKING OF THE MODERN WORLD

(Penguin, $20). By Daniel Yergin. [4]

6. APE: AUTHOR, PUBLISHER, ENTREPRENEUR-HOW TO PUBLISH A BOOK

(Nononina Press, $24.99). By Guy Kawasaki. [1]

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

(Zondervan, $14.99). By Ben Carson and Candy Carson. [10]

8. HUNGRY GIRL 200 UNDER 200 JUST DESSERTS: 200 RECIPES UNDER 200 CALORIES

(St. Martin's Griffin, $19.99). By Lisa Lillien. [1]

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

(Vintage, $15.95). By Cheryl Strayed . [7]

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

(McGraw-Hill, $20). By Stan Hinden. [3]

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HARDCOVER

Fiction

1. DEAD EVER AFTER

(Ace, $27.95). By Charlaine Harris. The final installment in the “Sookie Stackhouse” series. [1]

2. 12TH OF NEVER

(Little , Brown, $27.99). By James Patterson and Maxine Paetro. A star NFL player is accused of murder. [2]

3. SILKEN PREY

(Putnam, $27.95). By John Sandford. A Minnesota political fixer investigating a case may be in over his head as he awakes in the back of a trunk. [1]

4. A DELICATE TRUTH

(Viking, $28.95). By John Le Carre. A counter-terrorist operation gone wrong provides a moral quandary for an ambitious government employee. [1]

5. THE HIT

(Grand Central, $27.99). By David Baldacci. A government hitman on the trail of a rogue assassin uncovers a global security threat. [3]

6. WHISKEY BEACH

(Putnam, $27.95). By Nora Roberts. A disgraced lawyer escapes to a beach house, where he finds love and solace. [4]

7. A STEP OF FAITH

(Simon & Schuster, $19.99). By Richard Paul Evans. While running away from a painful past, a man learns how to live again during a walk across the country. [1]

8. 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]

9. PARIS

(Doubleday, $32.50). By Edward Rutherfurd. A historical saga that spans centuries is set in the City of Light. [3]

10. GONE GIRL

(Crown, $25). By Gillian Flynn. A model couple’s marriage crumbles when the wife vanishes and the husband becomes a prime suspect. [47]

Nonfiction

1. CONTAGIOUS: WHY THINGS CATCH ON

(Simon & Schuster, $26). By Jonah Berger. How social influence shapes everything. [4]

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

(Knopf, $24.95). By Sheryl Sandberg. [9]

3. HAPPY, HAPPY, HAPPY: MY LIFE AND LEGACY AS THE DUCK COMMANDER

(Howard, $24.99). By Phil Robertson.. [1]

4. COOKED: A NATURAL HISTORY OF TRANSFORMATION

(Penguin, $27.95). By Michael Pollan. [3]

5. THE UNSTOPPABLES: TAPPING YOUR ENTREPRENEURIAL POWER

(John Wiley & Sons, $24.95). By Bill Schley. [1]

6. OBSESSED: AMERICA’S FOOD ADDICTION--AND MY OWN

(Weinstein, $26). By Mika Brzezinski. [1]

7. LET’S EXPLORE DIABETES WITH OWLS

(Little, Brown, $27). By David Sedaris. Essays by the famed humorist. [3]

8. BIG DATA: A REVOLUTION THAT WILL TRANSFORM HOW WE LIVE, WORK, AND THINK

(Eamon Dolan, $27). By Viktor Mayer-Schonberger and Kenneth Cukier. [2]

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

(Gallup Press, $24.95). By Tom Rath. [115]

10. JESUS CALLING: ENJOYING PEACE IN HIS PRESENCE

(Thomas Nelson, $15.99). By Sarah Young. A devotional of daily readings. [17]

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