Democracy Dies in Darkness

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Washington Post bestsellers: October 8 ,2017

October 5, 2017 at 1:21 PM

Paperback

Fiction

1. IT

(Scribner, $19.99). By Stephen King.Seven adults return to their hometown to confront a creature that murders children. [9]

2. THE HANDMAID'S TALE

(Anchor, $15.95). By Margaret Atwood. A dystopian novel set in a theocratic-totalitarian state. [36]

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. [3]

4. SUGAR PINE TRAIL

(HQN Books, $7.99). By RaeAnne Thayne. Librarian Julia Winston watches over her young brothers during the holidays and falls in love with Jamie Caine. [1]

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. [36]

6. LILAC GIRLS

(Ballantine, $17). By Martha Hall Kelly. The lives of three women are disrupted by the outbreak of World War II. [31]

7. SECOND CHANCE GIRL

(HQN Books, $8.99). By Susan Mallery. Two unlikely lovers cross paths at a wedding supply town. [1]

8. THE THINGS THEY CARRIED

(Mariner, $15.99). By Tim O'Brien. A classic meditation on the Vietnam War. [7]

9. THE COUPLE NEXT DOOR

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

10. OF MICE AND MEN

(The Viking, $11). By John Steinbeck. The story of George and Lennie, California laborers, during the Great Depression. [15]

Nonfiction/General

1. SULLY : MY SEARCH FOR WHAT REALLY MATTERS

(William Morrow, $9.62). By Chelsey B. Sullenberger III. Captain Sullenberger recounts his life and the famous 2009 Hudson River landing. [1]

2. THE OTHER WES MOORE :ONE NAME, TWO FATES

(Spiegel Grau, $16). By Wes Moore. Two boys with the same name, born a year apart, with similar childhoods, become very different adults. [20]

3. MILK AND HONEY

(Andrews McMeel, $14.99) By Rupi Kaur. A collection of poetry and prose about survival. [68]

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

(Running Press, $16). By Jen Sincero. [81]

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

(Northfield, $15.99). By Gary Chapman. A guide to help communicate in relationships. [243]

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. [27]

7. NIGHT

(Hill and Wang, $9.95). By Elie Wiesel. A harrowing account about World War II concentration camps. [135]

8. THE PRESIDENCY IN BLACK AND WHITE : MY UP-CLOSE VIEW OF FOUR PRESIDENTS AND RACE IN AMERICA

(Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, $16.95). By April Ryan. [1]

9. 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. [2]

10. I AM MALALA : THE GIRL WHO STOOD UP FOR EDUCATION AND WAS SHOT BY THE TALIBAN

(Back Bay Books, $16). By Malala Yousafzai. [33]

Hardcover

Fiction

1.SLEEPING BEAUTIES

(Scribner, $32.5). By Stephen King. A woman's immunity to a sleeping disorder wreaks havoc. [1]

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. [3]

3. 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. [3]

4. DON'T LET GO

(Dutton, $28). By Harlan Coben. Detective Napoleon "Nap" Dumas finds a link between the death of his brother and his high school girlfriend. [1]

5. 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. [4]

6. 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. [2]

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. [2]

8. LITTLE FIRES EVERYWHERE

(Penguin Press, $27). By Celeste Ng. A small town grapples with both sides of the debate over interracial adoptions. [3]

9. 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. [3]

10.THE CUBAN AFFAIR

(Simon & Schuster, $28.99). By Nelson DeMille. A man is hired to help smuggle $60 million out of Cuba. [2]

NonFiction/General

1. WHAT HAPPENED

(Simon & Schuster, $30). By Hillary Rodham Clinton. Hillary Clinton recounts the 2016 presidential election. [3]

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. [2]

3. 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. [3]

4. 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]

5. 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. [2]

6. 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. [3]

7. 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. [26]

8. ONE NATION AFTER TRUMP : A GUIDE FOR THE PERPLEXED, THE DISILLUSIONED, THE DESPERATE, AND THE NOT-YET DEPORTED

(St. Martin's , $25.99). By E.J. Dionne Jr.Norman OrnsteinThomas E. Mann. [2]

9. THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF GUCCI MANE

(Simon & Schuster, $27). By Gucci Mane [2]

10. MY STORY

(St. Martin's Press, $25.99). By Elizabeth A. Smart. The memoir of the young woman who was kidnapped by a religious fanatic. [3]

Rankings reflect sales for the week ended Oct 1. The charts may not be reproduced without permission from Nielsen BookScan. Copyright 2017 by Nielsen BookScan.

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