Bestsellers: National fiction

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May 12, 2019
May 12
How are these calculated?
The Post compiles its bestsellers lists by combining hard cover, paperback and ebook sales data from NPD Book and — including qualified borrows of books read through Amazon's digital subscription program. The Post excludes non-narrative books at its sole discretion. Amazon founder and chief executive Jeffrey P. Bezos owns The Post.
The 18th Abduction
By James Patterson, Maxine Paetro
A detective and an investigative journalist attempt to find three missing teachers. (Little, Brown, $29)
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Blessing in Disguise
By Danielle Steel
A single mother of three girls finds herself coming to terms with the past. (Delacorte, $28.99)
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3 weeks on list
#2 last week
By David Baldacci
Detective Amos Decker reinvestigates the case of the first murderer he ever put behind bars. (Grand Central Publishing, $29)
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Sunset Beach
By Mary Kay Andrews
A woman working in her father's law office learns that his firm may be tied to a suspicious death. (St. Martin's, $28.99)
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Storm Cursed
By Patricia Briggs
Mercy Thompson, a coyote shapeshifter, defends her home against various threats. (Ace, $27)
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3 weeks on list
#3 last week
Neon Prey
By John Sandford
Investigator Lucas Davenport stumbles onto the case of a serial killer. (G.P. Putnam's Sons, $29)
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31 weeks on list
Where the Crawdads Sing
By Delia Owens
Two young men learn about the beauty of nature when they forge a friendship with a young hermit accused of murder.
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2 weeks on list
#9 last week
Thin Air
By Lisa Gray
A private investigator attempts to learn about the night her mother was killed and she was abducted.
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Little Fires Everywhere
By Celeste Ng
The idyllic facade of a peaceful suburb begins to fray when an enigmatic artist and her daughter move to town. (Penguin, $17)
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7 weeks on list
#8 last week
The Woman in the Window
By A. J Finn
An agoraphobic and possibly alcoholic woman witnesses a crime but second-guesses herself. (William Morrow, $16.99)
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4 weeks on list
#7 last week
The Overdue Life of Amy Byler
By Kelly Harms
During a much needed a vacation, a single mother finds herself at a crossroads and uncertain whether to return to her former life.
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The Guest Book
By Sarah Blake
A multi-generational story of an elite American family and their private resort in Maine. (Flatiron, $27.99)
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The Big Kahuna
By Janet Evanovich
An FBI agent and a con man pose as a married couple in order to find a missing billionaire. (Putnam, $28)
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3 weeks on list
#5 last week
The Eighth Sister
By Robert Dugoni
A former CIA officer who's desperate for money agrees to a risky assignment in Russia.
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19 weeks on list
#10 last week
The Tattooist of Auschwitz
By Heather Morris
A Jewish man imprisoned at Auschwitz-Birkenau is tasked with tattooing his fellow inmates when he falls in love with another prisoner. (Harper, $16.99)
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Rankings reflect sales for week ended May 12, 2019.
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