Washington bestsellers: Hardcover fiction

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August 18, 2019
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The Post compiles its bestsellers lists by combining hard cover, paperback and ebook sales data from NPD Book 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.
1
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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2
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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3
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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4
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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5
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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6
Inland
By Téa Obreht
A frontierswoman and a former outlaw haunted by ghosts forge their lives in the American West. (Random House, $27)
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7
Evvie Drake Starts Over
By Linda Holmes
After her husband's death, a widow befriends a former professional baseball player. (Ballantine, $26)
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8
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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9
Outfox
By Sandra Brown
An FBI agent attempts to outsmart a serial killer. (Grand Central, $28)
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10
Contraband
By Stuart Woods
While on vacation, Stone Barrington gets caught up in a national smuggling operation. (Putnam, $28)
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11
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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12
Chances Are . . .
By Richard Russo
Three college friends reunite after decades and try to solve the mystery of a missing classmate they all loved. (Knopf, $26.95)
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13
Summer of '69
By Elin Hilderbrand
Four siblings spend the summer of 1969 at their grandmother's house in Nantucket. (Little, Brown, $28)
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14
City of Girls
By Elizabeth Gilbert
An elderly woman recounts her younger years in the New York theater world. (Riverhead, $28)
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15
Under Currents
By Nora Roberts
Two people haunted by their pasts find solace in their budding relationship. (St. Martin's, $28.99)
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Rankings reflect sales for week ended August 18, 2019.
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