Bestsellers: National fiction

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August 18, 2019
August 18
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.
Where the Crawdads Sing
By Delia Owens
Two young men forge a friendship with a hermit accused of murder. (Putnam, $26)
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The Inn
By James Patterson, Candice Fox
A former Boston police detective relocates to a quiet coastal town only to find trouble brewing after the arrival of an unsavory character. (Little, Brown, $28)
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The Art of Racing in the Rain
By Garth Stein
A dog observes the life of a race car driver. (Movie adaptation released Aug. 9) (Harper, $16.99)
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The Bitterroots
By C.J. Box
A former investigator looks into the assault of a young woman from a wealthy family. (Minotaur, $27.99)
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One Good Deed
By David Baldacci
After his release from prison, a war veteran becomes a suspect for a murder he didn't commit. (Grand Central, $29)
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Lying Next to Me
By Gregg Olsen
Two couples find their lives intertwined after one of them is abducted by a stranger.
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By Sandra Brown
An FBI agent attempts to outsmart a serial killer. (Grand Central, $28)
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By Stuart Woods
While on vacation, Stone Barrington gets caught up in a national smuggling operation. (Putnam, $28)
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Here To Stay
By Mark Edwards
A husband lets his wife's family stay in their home only to realize his marriage is slowly being controlled by his in-laws.
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What You Did
By Claire McGowan
Loyalties are tested when a woman's best friend accuses her husband of assaulting her.
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The Turn of the Key
By Ruth Ware
A suspenseful homage to Henry James's "The Turn of the Screw." (Gallery/Scout, $27.99)
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The Nickel Boys
By Colson Whitehead
A black teen is sentenced to a juvenile reformatory where students are physically and sexually abused. (Doubleday, $24.95)
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The New Girl
By Daniel Silva
When his daughter is kidnapped, the crown prince of Saudi Arabia turns to the chief of Israeli intelligence for help. (Harper, $28.99)
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Look Alive Twenty-Five
By Janet Evanovich
Stephanie Plum is on the case after the managers at a Trenton deli start disappearing.
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To Kill a Mockingbird
By Harper Lee
The Pulitzer Prize-winning tale set in the Depression-era South. (Vintage, $14.99)
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Rankings reflect sales for week ended August 18, 2019.
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