Washington Post bestsellers: August 13, 2017

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Paperback Fiction

1. THE WHISTLER

(Bantam, $17). By John Grisham. An investigator with the Florida Board on Judicial conduct receives information from a whistleblower that accuses judges across the country. [4]

2. THE WOMAN IN CABIN 10

(Gallery/Scout, $16). By Ruth Ware. A travel writer on a cruise searches for a missing woman that no one else saw. [28]

3. READY PLAYER ONE

(Brand: Broadway Books, $16). By Ernest Cline. In a future where people spend more time in virtual reality, a contest turns deadly and contestants confront what they are trying to hide from. [4]

4. TRULY MADLY GUILTY

(Flatiron Books, $16.99). By Liane Moriarty. A last minute bbq invitation causes betrayal, lust and intrigue among a pair of couples. [2]

5. LILAC GIRLS

(Ballantine, $17). By Martha Hall Kelly. The lives of three women are disrupted by the outbreak of World War II. [23]

6. TWO BY TWO

(Grand Central Publishing, $15.99). By Nicholas Sparks. A man who had it all finds himself raising his daughter as a single father after he uncovers the truth about his marriage. [1]

7. ALL THE LIGHT WE CANNOT SEE

(Scribner, $17). By Anthony Doerr. A story of two children whose paths collide during World War II. [18]

8. THE HANDMAID'S TALE

(Anchor, $15.95). By Margaret Atwood. A dystopian novel set in a theocratic-totalitarian state. [28]

9. BEHIND CLOSED DOORS

(St. Martin's Griffin, $16.99). By B. A. Paris. A domestic thriller about a couple that appears to have it all. [5]

10. THE MEDICAL EXAMINER: A WOMEN'S MURDER CLUB STORY

(BookShots, $4.99). By James Patterson. A short story about a woman who is left for dead after she entertains a man at a hotel. [1]

Nonfiction/General

1. THE GLASS CASTLE : A MEMOIR

(Scribner, $17). By Jeannette Walls. A daughter's memoir of her eccentric parents and unorthodox upbringing. [121]

2. MILK AND HONEY

(Andrews McMeel, $14.99) By Rupi Kaur. A collection of poetry and prose about survival. [60]

3. YOU ARE A BADASS : HOW TO STOP DOUBTING YOUR GREATNESS AND START LIVING AN AWESOME LIFE

(Running Press, $16). By Jen Sincero. A guide that outlines how to live your best life. [73]

4. THE OTHER WES MOORE : ONE NAME, TWO FATES

(Spiegel Grau, $16). By Wes Moore. Two boys with the same name, born a year apart, with similar childhoods, become very different adults. [15]

5. MINDSET :NEW PSYCHOLOGY OF SUCCESS

(Ballantine Books, $17). By Carol Dweck. Stanford University psychologist discusses the link between mindset and success. [83]

6. THE 5 LOVE LANGUAGES : THE SECRET TO LOVE THAT LASTS

(Northfield, $15.99). By Gary Chapman. A guide to help communicate in relationships [236]

7. RED NOTICE: A TRUE STORY OF HIGH FINANCE, MURDER, AND ONE MAN’S FIGHT FOR JUSTICE

(Simon Schuster, $17). By Bill Browder. Former financier Bill Browder recounts his experiences in Russia under Putin after making light of the corruption in Russia. [1]

8. TUESDAYS WITH MORRIE: AN OLD MAN, A YOUNG MAN, AND LIFE'S GREATEST LESSON

(Broadway Books, $15). By Mitch Albom. A young mang gets in touch with his mentor and discusses questions about life every Tuesday. [1]

9. HOW TO READ LITERATURE LIKE A PROFESSOR : A LIVELY AND ENTERTAINING GUIDE TO READING BETWEEN THE LINES, REVISED EDITION

(Harper Perennial, $15.99). By Thomas C. Foster. An explanation on how to read literature in an analytical way. [52]

10. HOW TO WIN FRIENDS & INFLUENCE PEOPLE

(Pocket, $16). By Dale Carnegie. Tips for professional and personal success. [53]

Hardcover Fiction

1. THE LATE SHOW

(Little, Brown Books, $28). By Michael Connelly. A detective who works the late shift is assigned to two cases that drives her to extremes. [2]

2. CAMINO ISLAND

(Doubleday, $28.95). By John Grisham. A young novelist investigates a rare book dealer who dabbles in the black market. [9]

3. THE LYING GAME

(Gallery, $26.99). By Ruth Ware. A deadly game concocted by four boarding-school friends has repercussions that follow them into adult life. [2]

4. HOUSE OF SPIES : A NOVEL (GABRIEL ALLON)

(Harper, $28.99). By Daniel Silva. Another installment in the Gabriel Allon series centered on hunting down an ISIS mastermind. [4]

5. A GENTLEMAN IN MOSCOW

(Viking, $27). By Amor Towles. A Russian aristocrat is under house arrest in Moscow. [30]

6. MRS. FLETCHER

(Scribner, $26). By Tom Perrotta. A single mother delves into the world of porn while her son adapts to college life. [1]

7. INTO THE WATER

(Riverhead, $28). By Paula Hawkins. Two bodies surface in a river and with them a town's secrets. [14]

8. MRS. FLETCHER (Scribner, $26). By Tom Perrotta. A single mother delves into the world of porn while her son adapts to college life. [1]

9. MURDER GAMES

(Little, Brown and Company, $28). By James Patterson. A thriller author is recruited by a NYPD detective to help solve a series of murders. [6]

10. USE OF FORCE: A THRILLER (THE SCOT HARVATH SERIES)

(Atria/Emily Bestler Books, $27.99). By Brad Thor. The CIA seeks the help of a former Navy SEAL turned covert counterterrorism operative when a body of a highly suspected terrorist washes up on the Mediterranean shore. [6]

NonFiction/General

1. CONSCIENCE OF A CONSERVATIVE : A REJECTION OF DESTRUCTIVE POLITICS AND A RETURN TO PRINCIPLE

(Random House, $27). By Jeff Flake. Senator Jeff Flake looks into the current conservative party and calls for the party to refocus. [1]

2. THE BIG LIE : EXPOSING THE NAZI ROOTS OF THE AMERICAN LEFT

(Regnery Publishing, $29.99). By Dinesh D'Souza. A political commentator's take on the link between the Democratic Party and Nazis. [1]

3. THE SUBTLE ART OF NOT GIVING A F*CK: A COUNTERINTUITIVE APPROACH TO LIVING A GOOD LIFE

(HarperOne, $24.99). By Mark Manson . A different approach to living a happier life that argues against the idea of a positive attitude leads to a happy life. [17]

4. THE LAST LECTURE

(Hyperion, $22). By Randy Pausch. Professor Randy Pausch on how to overcome obstacles. [68]

5. HILLBILLY ELEGY: A MEMOIR OF A FAMILY AND CULTURE IN CRISIS

(HarperCollins, $27.99). By J. D. Vance. A venture capitalist examines why the white working-class feels left behind. [53]

6. AL FRANKEN, GIANT OF THE SENATE

(Twelve, $28). By Al Franken. The senator from Minnesota recounts how the grandson of Belarussian immigrants became a comedian and a legislator. [10]

7. ASTROPHYSICS FOR PEOPLE IN A HURRY

(Norton, $18.95). By Neil deGrasse Tyson. The astrophysicist offers an introductory lesson on the cosmos. [14]

8. REDISCOVERING AMERICANISM: AND THE TYRANNY OF PROGRESSIVISM

(Threshold Editions, $27). By Mark R. Levin. Radio host Mark R. Levin draws on the documents by the Founding Fathers that warn against Federal overreach. [6]

9. THE COOKING GENE :A JOURNEY THROUGH AFRICAN AMERICAN CULINARY HISTORY IN THE OLD SOUTH

(Twitty Michael W, $28.99). By Michael W. Twitty. Renowned culinary historian Michael W. Twitty traces the history of Southern food from soul food to barbecue. [1]

10. DEVIL'S BARGAIN : STEVE BANNON, DONALD TRUMP, AND THE STORMING OF THE PRESIDENCY

(Penguin Press, $27). By Joshua Green. A look into the relationship between Steve Bannon and Donald Trump in the 2016 election. [3]

Rankings reflect sales for the week ended Aug 6. The charts may not be reproduced without permission from Nielsen BookScan. Copyright 2017 by Nielsen BookScan.

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