Washington bestsellers: Hardcover fiction

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November 4, 2018
November 4
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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.
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2 weeks on list
#1 last week
The Reckoning
By John Grisham
A decorated World War II hero shocks his community when he murders his friend and refuses to divulge his motive. (Doubleday, $29.95)
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2
New
Elevation
By Stephen King
A man with an odd condition brings together a small town. (Scribner, $19.95)
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3
New
Dark Sacred Night
By Michael Connelly
Harry Bosch and LAPD detective Renée Ballard attempt to figure out the killer of a 15-year-old runaway. (Little, Brown, $29)
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4
3 weeks on list
#2 last week
Every Breath
By Nicholas Sparks
A woman returns to North Carolina to help sell her family cottage and meets a man who's there after receiving a letter from someone claiming to be his father. (Grand Central, $28)
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5
4 weeks on list
#4 last week
The Next Person You Meet in Heaven
By Mitch Albom
Annie, the girl that Eddie saved in "The Five People You Meet in Heaven," has her own journey in heaven. (Harper, $23.99)
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6
4 weeks on list
#5 last week
Ambush
By James Patterson, James O. Born
After a failed hit on his life, detective Michael Bennett attempts to discover who ordered the hit while protecting his family. (Little, Brown, $28)
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7
3 weeks on list
#3 last week
Unsheltered
By Barbara Kingsolver
Two families in different time periods experience similar personal and moral crises. (Harper, $29.99)
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8
8 weeks on list
#11 last week
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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9
4 weeks on list
#6 last week
Holy Ghost
By John Sandford
A small town attempts to become a tourist destination, but things go awry when a dead body appears. (Putnam, $29)
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10
5 weeks on list
#10 last week
Red War
By Vince Flynn
Counterterrorism operative Mitch Rapp must take out a powerful adversary to prevent a world war. (Atria, $28.99)
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11
New
The Books of Earthsea
By Ursula K. Le Guin, Charles Vess
In honor of the 50th anniversary, an illustrated version of the fantasy classic. (Saga, $59.99)
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12
4 weeks on list
#7 last week
The Witch Elm
By Tana French
A man relocates to his family’s ancestral home, where the discovery of a skull in the garden leads to unwelcome revelations. (Viking, $28)
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13
5 weeks on list
#14 last week
Alaskan Holiday
By Debbie Macomber
An aspiring chef falls in love during her summer job in a remote Alaskan town. (Ballantine, $20)
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14
5 weeks on list
#8 last week
A Spark of Light
By Jodi Picoult
A gunman takes a women's reproductive health clinic hostage. (Ballantine, $28.99)
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15
2 weeks on list
#9 last week
The Fox
By Frederick Forsyth
A former chief of the British Secret Intelligence Service recruits a young computer hacker to do high-level spy work. (Putnam, $28)
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Rankings reflect sales for week ended November 4, 2018.
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