Washington paperback bestsellers

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Sunday, April 25, 2010

Fiction
1

THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO

(Vintage, $14.95). By Stieg Larsson. First book in the late Swede's "Millennium Trilogy"; basis of new film.

43
2

THE GIRL WHO PLAYED WITH FIRE

(Vintage, $15.95). By Stieg Larsson. Sex trafficking between Sweden and eastern Europe is exposed.

4
3

THE LAST SONG (Grand Central, $14.99; $7.99)

By Nicholas Sparks. A teen matures while spending the summer with her divorced father.

11
4

LITTLE BEE (Simon & Schuster, $14)

By Chris Cleave. This wry second novel from a British journalist explores the state of war and refugees.

9
5

ALEX CROSS'S TRIAL (Grand Central, $14.99)

By James Patterson & Richard Dilallo. A novel within a novel -- Cross's great-uncle Abraham's life.

2
6

HERO AT LARGE (Harper, $7.99)

By Janet Evanovich. A zany romance from Evanovich, the first of 12 such out-of-print books to be re-released.

3
7

JUST TAKE MY HEART (Pocket, $7.99)

By Mary Higgins Clark. Do organ transplant patients get more than a new life from their donors?

4
8

GONE TOMORROW (Dell, $9.99). By Lee Child

Jack Reacher confronts a suspected suicide bomber on the N.Y.C. subway, with dangerous consequences.

4
9

A RELIABLE WIFE (Algonquin, $14.95)

By Robert Goolrick. This erotic tale of suspense, featuring a mail-order bride, is set in 1907 Wisconsin.

14
10

THE HOST (Back Bay, $16.99)

By Stephenie Meyer. A species that takes over the minds of its human hosts has overrun the Earth.

1
Nonfiction/General
1

CONSERVATIVE VICTORY: DEFEATING OBAMA'S

RADICAL AGENDA (Harper, $14.99)

By Sean Hannity. The pundit takes on the White House.

3
2

THE OFFICIAL SAT STUDY GUIDE (SECOND EDITION)

(College Board, $21.99). This revised manual offers 10 practice tests and loads of tips.

25
3

EAT PRAY LOVE: ONE WOMAN'S SEARCH FOR

EVERYTHING ACROSS ITALY, INDIA AND INDONESIA

(Penguin, $15). By Elizabeth Gilbert

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4

COOK THIS, NOT THAT! KITCHEN SURVIVAL GUIDE

(Rodale, $19.99). By David Zinczenko & Matt Goulding. Saving money and calories by eating at home.

14
5

HUNGRY GIRL 1-2-3: THE EASIEST, MOST DELICIOUS,

GUILT-FREE RECIPES ON THE PLANET

(Griffin, $19.99). By Lisa Lillien. Crockpots and more.

3
6

ARE YOU THERE, VODKA? IT'S ME, CHELSEA

(Simon Spotlight, $16)

By Chelsea Handler. Irreverent essays.

11
7

THREE CUPS OF TEA: ONE MAN'S MISSION

TO PROMOTE PEACE (Griffin, $19.95)

By Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin

153
8

FOOD RULES: AN EATER'S MANUAL

(Penguin, $11). By Michael Pollan. A portable guide for making tough choices in the store or on the go.

15
9

POSITIVITY: TOP-NOTCH RESEARCH REVEALS THE

3-TO-1 RATIO THAT WILL CHANGE YOUR LIFE

(Three Rivers, $14). By Barbara Frederickson

1
10

NOW EAT THIS! 150 OF AMERICA'S FAVORITE COMFORT

FOODS, ALL UNDER 350 CALORIES (Ballantine, $22)

By Rocco DiSpirito. The celebrity chef's healthy picks.

5

Rankings reflect sales for the week ended April 18, 2010. The charts may not be reproduced without permission from Nielsen BookScan. Copyright ? 2010 by Nielsen BookScan. (The right-hand column of numbers represents weeks on this list, which premiered in Book World on Jan. 11, 2004. The bestseller lists in print alternate between hardcover and paperback; the complete list can be found online.)


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