Democracy Dies in Darkness

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Washington Post bestsellers: October 1 ,2017

September 28, 2017 at 12:33 PM

Paperback

Fiction

1. IT

(Scribner, $19.99). By Stephen King.Seven adults return to their hometown to confront a creature that murders children. [8]

2. THE HANDMAID'S TALE

(Anchor, $15.95). By Margaret Atwood. A dystopian novel set in a theocratic-totalitarian state. [35]

3. THE FIX

(Grand Central Publishing, $15.99). By David Baldacci. A puzzling murder outside of the FBI catches the attention of Amos Decker and the Defense Intelligence Agency. [2]

4. LILAC GIRLS

(Ballantine, $17). By Martha Hall Kelly. The lives of three women are disrupted by the outbreak of World War II. [30]

5. THE WOMAN IN CABIN 10

(Gallery/Scout, $16). By Ruth Ware. A travel writer on a cruise searches for a missing woman that no one else saw. [35]

6. TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

(Vintage, $14.99). By Harper Lee. The Pulitzer Prize-winning tale set in the Depression-era South. [103]

7. THE COUPLE NEXT DOOR

(Penguin, $16). By Shari Lapena. A family unravels after a horrible crime at a dinner party. [25]

8. ALL THE LIGHT WE CANNOT SEE

(Scribner, $17). By Anthony Doerr. A story of two children whose paths collide during World War II. [25]

9. WICKED DEEDS

(MIRA, $8.99). By Heather Graham. A historian and detective get caught up in a case involving a popular author and an Edgar Allen Poe themed restaurant. [1]

10. TURBO TWENTY-THREE

(Bantam, $8.99). By Janet Evanovich. Bounty hunter Stephanie Plum is assigned to a case that involves ice cream and a dead body. [2]

Nonfiction/General

1. ADULTOLESCENCE

(Atria/Keywords Press, $16.99). By Gabbie Hanna. A poetry collection by comedian Gabbie Hannah that talks about being a child and an adult at once. [1]

2. GETTING TO YES : NEGOTIATING AGREEMENT WITHOUT GIVING IN

(Penguin, $17). By Roger Fisher. A Harvard Negotiation Project approach to improving negotiating skills and conflict resolution. [1]

3. 7 LESSONS FROM HEAVEN : HOW DYING TAUGHT ME TO LIVE A JOY-FILLED LIFE

(Convergent Books, $16.99). By Mary C. Neal M.D. Dr. Mary Neal discloses what happened when she was hovering between life and death after a kayaking accident. [1]

4. MILK AND HONEY

(Andrews McMeel, $14.99) By Rupi Kaur. A collection of poetry and prose about survival. [67]

5. YOU ARE A BADASS :HOW TO STOP DOUBTING YOUR GREATNESS AND START LIVING AN AWESOME LIFE

(Running Press, $16). By Jen Sincero. [80]

6. ON TYRANNY :TWENTY LESSONS FROM THE TWENTIETH CENTURY

(Tim Duggan Books, $7.99). By Timothy Snyder. A historian examines how dictatoriships rise and how to fight it. [26]

7. NIGHT

(Hill and Wang, $9.95). By Elie Wiesel. A harrowing account about World War II concentration camps. [134]

8. ONE SMALL STEP CAN CHANGE YOUR LIFE : THE KAIZEN WAY

(Workman , $9.95). By Robert Maurer Ph.D. [1]

9. GOOD TO GREAT AND THE SOCIAL SECTORS : WHY BUSINESS THINKING IS NOT THE ANSWER

(Harpercollins, $13.95). By Jim Collins. [1]

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

(Northfield, $15.99). By Gary Chapman. A guide to help communicate in relationships. [242]

Hardcover

Fiction

1.THE NINTH HOUR

(Farrar, Straus and Giroux, $26). By Alice McDermott. A young Irish immigrant commits suicide leaving his wife and unborn child to fend for themselves in early 20th century Catholic Brooklyn. [2]

2. A COLUMN OF FIRE

(Viking, $36). By Ken Follett. Two lovers are on opposite sides of the conflict between Catholics and Protestants in 16th-century Europe. [2]

3. A LEGACY OF SPIES

(Viking, $28). By John le Carré. A Cold War spy is summoned to London when his past actions come back to haunt him. [3]

4. TO BE WHERE YOU ARE

(Putnam, $28). By Jan Karon. The Kavangah family faces financial and familial crises as the eldest Kavanagh finds his true calling in life. [1]

5. THE GIRL WHO TAKES AN EYE FOR AN EYE

(Knopf, $27.95). By David Lagercrantz. Lisabeth Salander enlists the help of a journalists to uncover the secrets of her traumatic childhood. [2]

6.THE CUBAN AFFAIR

(Simon & Schuster, $28.99). By Nelson DeMille. A man is hired to help smuggle $60 million out of Cuba. [1]

7. HAUNTED

(Little, Brown and Company, $28). By James Patterson. Detective Michael Bennet moves to a small town in Maine where he is called to help solve a crime. [1]

8. LITTLE FIRES EVERYWHERE

(Penguin Press, $27). By Celeste Ng. A small town grapples with both sides of the debate over interracial adoptions. [2]

9. ENEMY OF THE STATE

(Atria/Emily Bestler Books, $28.99). By Vince Flynn. Mitch Rapp quits the CIA to uncover the connection between the Saudis and ISIS. [3]

10.A GENTLEMAN IN MOSCOW

(Viking, $27). By Amor Towles. A Russian aristocrat is under house arrest in Moscow. [37]

NonFiction/General

1. WHAT HAPPENED

(Simon & Schuster, $30). By Hillary Rodham Clinton. Hillary Clinton recounts the 2016 presidential election. [2]

2. KILLING ENGLAND : THE BRUTAL STRUGGLE FOR AMERICAN INDEPENDENCE

(Henry Holt and Co., $30). By Bill O'Reilly. An account of the American Revolution through the eyes of and George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson and Great Britain's King George III. [1]

3. THE TB12 METHOD : HOW TO ACHIEVE A LIFETIME OF SUSTAINED PEAK PERFORMANCE

(Simon & Schuster, $29.99). By Tom Brady. Tom Brady shares his fitness approach. [1]

4. UNBELIEVABLE : MY FRONT-ROW SEAT TO THE CRAZIEST CAMPAIGN IN AMERICAN HISTORY

(Dey Street Books, $26.99). By Katy Tur. An NBC correspondent on covering Trump during the 2016 election. [2]

5. PRINCIPLES : LIFE AND WORK

(Simon & Schuster, $30). By Ray Dalio. Ray Dalio recounts his career venture and success. [1]

6. THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF GUCCI MANE

(Simon & Schuster, $27). By Gucci Mane [1]

7. BRAVING THE WILDERNESS : THE QUEST FOR TRUE BELONGING AND THE COURAGE TO STAND ALONE

(Random House, $28). By Brené Brown. A professor reassesses the strategies for connection to our communities. [2]

8. THE SUBTLE ART OF NOT GIVING A F*CK: A COUNTERINTUITIVE APPROACH TO LIVING A GOOD LIFE

(HarperOne, $24.99). By Mark Manson. A different approach to living a happier life that argues against the idea of a positive attitude leads to a happy life. [25]

9. THE PARADIGM : THE ANCIENT BLUEPRINT THAT HOLDS THE MYSTERY OF OUR TIMES

(Frontline, $21.99). By Jonathan Cahn. A survey of historical events that are responsible for current events. [1]

10. THANKS, OBAMA : MY HOPEY, CHANGEY WHITE HOUSE YEARS

(Ecco, $27.99). By David Litt. A former Obama speechwriter recounts his experience in the White House. [1]

Rankings reflect sales for the week ended Sep 24. The charts may not be reproduced without permission from Nielsen BookScan. Copyright 2017 by Nielsen BookScan.

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