Washington Post paperback bestsellers – The Washington Post


1 BOOKSHOPS & BONEDUST (Tor, $17.99). By Travis Baldree. This installment of the Legends & Lattes series follows a convalescent soldier of fortune who finds refuge in a small-town bookstore.

2 ALL THE LIGHT WE CANNOT SEE (Scribner, $18.99). By Anthony Doerr. The Pulitzer Prize-winning novel follows the parallel lives of a blind French girl and an orphaned German boy during World War II.

3 A COURT OF THORNS AND ROSES (Bloomsbury, $19). By Sarah J. Maas. A threat is growing over a magical land where a huntress is being held captive.

4 TRUST (Riverhead, $17). By Hernan Diaz. In this Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, an excessively wealthy family with a secret is the catalyst for examining how stories can shape the truth.

5 THE SEVEN HUSBANDS OF EVELYN HUGO (Washington Square, $17). By Taylor Jenkins Reid. A Hollywood icon recounts the story of her glamorous life to a young reporter, and both discover the cost of fame.

6 NEVER WHISTLE AT NIGHT (Vintage, $17). Edited by Shane Hawk and Theodore C. Van Alst Jr. An anthology of dark fiction by Indigenous authors includes stories by Tommy Orange, Rebecca Roanhorse and David Heska Wanbli Weiden.

7 THE MIDNIGHT LIBRARY (Penguin, $18). By Matt Haig. A regretful woman lands in a library where she gets to play out her life had she made different choices.

8 THE THURSDAY MURDER CLUB (Penguin, $18). By Richard Osman. Four septuagenarians join forces to catch a killer.

9 BABEL (Harper Voyager, $20). By R.F. Kuang. A Chinese orphan, who is in Regency-era London for his magical education, feels torn between two cultures.

10 MAD HONEY (Ballantine, $18). By Jodi Picoult and Jennifer Finney Boylan. A woman confronts the possibility that her teenage son is a murderer when his girlfriend dies from a fall.

1 KILLERS OF THE FLOWER MOON (Vintage, $18). David Grann. A look at the FBI’s investigation of Native American deaths in 1920s Oklahoma.

2 BRAIDING SWEETGRASS (Milkweed, $20). By Robin Wall Kimmerer. Essays by an Indigenous scientist offer lessons in reciprocal awareness between people and plants.

3 ALL ABOUT LOVE (Morrow, $16.99). By bell hooks. The first volume in the iconic feminist’s Love Song to the Nation trilogy considers compassion as a form of love.

4 THE HUNDRED YEARS’ WAR ON PALESTINE (Picador, $19.99). By Rashid Khalidi. A historian of the Middle East traces events from 1917 to 2017 to argue that the conflict between Israel and Gaza is a war of colonial conquest.

5 THE STORYTELLER (Dey Street Books, $29.99). By Dave Grohl. The musician reflects on his life and career.

6 THE BODY KEEPS THE SCORE (Penguin, $19). By Bessel van der Kolk. A scientific look at how trauma can reshape a person’s body and brain.

7 AN IMMENSE WORLD (Random House, $20). By Ed Yong. A science writer describes different ways sensory perception can be experienced in animals, including humans.

8 CRYING IN H MART (Vintage, $17). By Michelle Zauner. A Korean American indie rock-star chronicles her relationship with her mother and their shared culture.

9 THE SONG OF THE CELL (Scribner, $21). By Siddhartha Mukherjee. The Pulitzer Prize-winning doctor and researcher explains what the understanding of cells means to the past, present and possibly the future.

10 NOVELIST AS A VOCATION (Vintage, $17). By Haruki Murakami. The author of “Norwegian Wood” and “1Q84” looks back at his life as a writer.

Rankings reflect sales for the week ended Nov. 12. The charts may not be reproduced without permission from the American Booksellers Association, the trade association for independent bookstores in the United States, and indiebound.org. Copyright 2023 American Booksellers Association. (The bestseller lists alternate between hardcover and paperback each week.)

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