Washington bestsellers: Hardcover fiction

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September 9, 2018
September 9
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The Post compiles its bestsellers lists by combining hard cover, paperback and ebook sales data from Nielsen Bookscan and Amazon.com — 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.
Leverage in Death
By J. D. Robb
Lieutenant Eve Dallas tries to uncover the motive behind a suicide bombing involving a Wall Street executive. (St. Martin's, $28.99)
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In His Father's Footsteps
By Danielle Steel
The generation-spanning novel begins with two friends escaping post-war Germany to start a new life in New York. (Delacorte, $28.99)
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2 weeks on list
#1 last week
The Fall of Gondolin
By J.R.R. Tolkien
The posthumous novel completes a trilogy that predates the events from "The Lord of the Rings." (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $30)
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14 weeks on list
#4 last week
The President Is Missing
By James Patterson, Bill Clinton
The president goes underground to stop a cyberterrorist plot to destroy the United States. (Little, Brown and Knop, $30)
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The Man Who Came Uptown
By George Pelecanos
An ex-con returns home to Washington D.C. where acquaintances from his former life threaten to derail his second chance. (Mulholland, $27)
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4 weeks on list
#5 last week
Texas Ranger
By James Patterson
A Texas ranger accused of murdering his ex-wife attempts to track down the real killer. (Little, Brown, $28)
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22 weeks on list
#2 last week
An American Marriage
By Tayari Jones
Oprah Book Club pick: A young couple is tested after the husband is wrongfully sent to jail. (Algonquin, $26.95)
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Dark Sentinel
By Christine Feehan
After losing her family, a woman captures the attention of an ancient monk and a dangerous vampire. (Berkley, $27)
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Lake Success
By Gary Shteyngart
A hedge-fund manager flees New York and leaves his family behind in search of a simpler life. (Random House, $28)
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Depth of Winter
By Craig Johnson
Walt Longmire heads to Mexico in search of his kidnapped daughter. (Viking, $28)
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83 weeks on list
#14 last week
A Gentleman in Moscow
By Amor Towles
The tale of a Russian aristocrat under house arrest. (Viking, $27)
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50 weeks on list
#3 last week
Little Fires Everywhere
By Celeste Ng
An artist moves to a small Ohio town that becomes divided over an interracial adoption. (Penguin Press, $27)
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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. (Putnam, $26)
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13 weeks on list
#9 last week
By Madeline Miller
This follow-up to "The Song of Achilles" is about the goddess who turns Odysseus' men to swine. (Little, Brown, $27)
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16 weeks on list
#13 last week
The Outsider
By Stephen King
A boy's corpse is discovered in a park, and the town's most popular denizen is suspected of murder. (Scribner, $30)
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Rankings reflect sales for week ended September 9, 2018.
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How are these calculated?
Amazon Most Read lists rank titles by the average number of daily Kindle readers and Audible listeners each week. Categories not ranked on Most Read charts include dictionaries, encyclopedias, religious texts, daily devotionals and calendars. All data is supplied by Amazon Charts and not edited by The Washington Post. The Post has no editorial influence on these lists.
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