Washington bestsellers: Hardcover fiction

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January 6, 2019
January 6
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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
New
Verses for the Dead
By Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child
Agent Pendergast and his new colleague try to find the person responsible for a string of grisly murders. (Grand Central, $28)
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2
7 weeks on list
#1 last week
Fire & Blood
By George R. R. Martin
A history of the Targaryen family. (Bantam, $35)
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3
17 weeks on list
#11 last week
Circe
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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4
9 weeks on list
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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5
28 weeks on list
#14 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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6
7 weeks on list
#3 last week
Target
By James Patterson
Alex Cross, Bree Stone and the security community try to find out the identity of a group of six assassins. (Little, Brown, $29)
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7
8 weeks on list
#2 last week
Long Road to Mercy
By David Baldacci
FBI agent Atlee Pine tries to solve the mystery of a missing Grand Canyon tourist. (Grand Central, $29)
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8
9 weeks on list
#8 last week
Nine Perfect Strangers
By Liane Moriarty
A sense of dread looms over a health spa where a group of people have gathered with dreams of self-improvement. (Flatiron, $28.99)
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9
New
In a House of Lies
By Ian Rankin
Inspector Rebus comes out of retirement to help with a cold case that has links to a police cover-up. (Little, Brown, $27)
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10
12 weeks on list
#12 last week
There There
By Tommy Orange
A multi-generational story about Native Americans traveling to a powwow in Oakland, Calif. (Knopf, $25.95)
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11
12 weeks on list
#4 last week
Every Breath
By Nicholas Sparks
A woman returns to North Carolina to help sell her family cottage and meets a man who has received a letter from someone claiming to be his father. (Grand Central, $28)
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12
New
A Delicate Touch
By Stuart Woods
Stone Barrington uncovers an old scandal involving prominent New Yorkers. (Putnam, $28)
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13
9 weeks on list
#9 last week
Past Tense
By Lee Child
Jack Reacher makes a shocking discovery while visiting his father's hometown. (Delacorte Press, $28.99)
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14
9 weeks on list
#10 last week
Elevation
By Stephen King
A man with an odd condition brings together a small town. (Scribner, $19.95)
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15
84 weeks on list
A Gentleman in Moscow
By Amor Towles
The tale of a Russian aristocrat under house arrest. (Viking, $27)
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Rankings reflect sales for week ended January 6, 2019.
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