Washington bestsellers: Paperback fiction

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July 28, 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
The Great Gatsby
By F. Scott Fitzgerald
A classic novel of love lost and fortunes gained in the Jazz Age. (Scribner, $16)
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2
Little Fires Everywhere
By Celeste Ng
The idyllic facade of a peaceful suburb begins to fray when an enigmatic artist and her daughter move to town. (Penguin, $17)
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3
Before We Were Yours
By Lisa Wingate
A group of siblings is kidnapped by a shady adoption agency that steals poor children and sells them to wealthy families. (Ballantine, $17)
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4
English Romantic Poetry
By William Blake
A collection of poetry from the Romantic era. (Dover, $6)
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5
Song of Solomon
By Toni Morrison
A coming-of-age story about a black man in the Rust Belt. (Vintage, $16)
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6
Interpreter of Maladies
By Jhumpa Lahiri
The Pulitzer Prize-winning story collection set in India and America. (Mariner Books, $14.95)
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7
Giovanni's Room
By James Baldwin
A young American man finds himself at a crossroad between desire and morality in 1950s Paris. (Vintage Books, $14)
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8
Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine
By Gail Honeyman
An anti-social woman comes out of her shell with the help of a co-worker and an elderly man. (Penguin, $16)
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9
Life on Mars
By Tracy K. Smith
A poetry collection that explores human existence. (Graywolf, $16)
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10
The Overstory
By Richard Powers
In this Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, several people find their lives intertwined with trees. (Norton, $18.95)
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11
Tattooist of Auschwitz
By Heather Morris
A Jewish man imprisoned at Auschwitz-Birkenau is tasked with tattooing his fellow inmates when he falls in love with another prisoner. (Harper, $16.99)
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12
Fahrenheit 451
By Ray Bradbury
The classic about a future war on books. (Simon & Schuster, $15.99)
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13
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. (Bantam, $17)
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14
The Woman in the Window
By A. J Finn
An agoraphobic and possibly alcoholic woman witnesses a crime but second-guesses herself. (William Morrow, $16.99)
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15
The Goldfinch
By Donna Tartt
A Pulitzer Prize-winning novel about a young man who lost his mother in a terrorist bombing. Movie adaptation opens Sept. 13. (Back Bay, $20)
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Rankings reflect sales for week ended July 28, 2019.
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