Washington Post best sellers: October 15,2017

Paperback

Fiction

1. IT

(Scribner, $19.99). By Stephen King.Seven adults return to their hometown to confront a creature that murders children. [10]

2. THE HANDMAID’S TALE

(Anchor, $15.95). By Margaret Atwood. A dystopian novel set in a theocratic-totalitarian state. [37]

3.OF MICE AND MEN

(The Viking Press, $11). By John Steinbeck. The story of George and Lennie, California laborers, during the Great Depression. [16]

4. 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. [37]

5. THE FIX

(Grand Central, $15.99). By David Baldacci. A puzzling murder outside of the FBI catches the attention of Amos Decker and the Defense Intelligence Agency. [4]

6. LILAC GIRLS

(Ballantine, $17). By Martha Hall Kelly. The lives of three women are disrupted by the outbreak of World War II. [32]

7. THE COUPLE NEXT DOOR

(Penguin, $16). By Shari Lapena. A family unravels after a horrible crime at a dinner party. [17]

8. SUGAR PINE TRAIL

(HQN, $7.99). By RaeAnne Thayne. Librarian Julia Winston watches over her young brothers during the holidays and falls in love with Jamie Caine. [2]

9. HOMEGOING

(Vintage, $16). By Yaa Gyasi. A Ghanaian family is torn apart by slavery. [15]

10.THE MISTRESS

(Dell, $8.99). By Danielle Steel. A Russian Beauty catches the eye of a painter’s son who has a fortune of unsold paintings. [2]

Nonfiction/General

1. THE SUN AND HER FLOWERS

(Andrews McMeel, $16.99). By Rupi Kaur. A poetry collection about love. [1]

2. MILK AND HONEY

(Andrews McMeel, $14.99) By Rupi Kaur. A collection of poetry and prose about survival. [69]

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

(Running Press, $16). By Jen Sincero. [82]

4. NIGHT

(Hill and Wang, $9.95). By Elie Wiesel. A harrowing account about World War II concentration camps. [136]

5. THE SHIFT: ONE NURSE, TWELVE HOURS, FOUR PATIENTS’ LIVES

(Algonquin, $15.95). By Theresa Brown. A nurse’s perspective on the American healthcare system. [1]

THE 5 LOVE LANGUAGES:THE SECRET TO LOVE THAT LASTS

(Northfield, $15.99). By Gary Chapman. A guide to help communicate in relationships. [243]

6. A PEOPLE’S HISTORY OF THE SUPREME COURT: THE MEN AND WOMEN WHOSE CASES AND DECISIONS HAVE SHAPED OUR CONSTITUTION

(Penguin, $22). By Peter Irons. [1]

7. ON TYRANNY:TWENTY LESSONS FROM THE TWENTIETH CENTURY

(Tim Duggan , $7.99). By Timothy Snyder. A historian examines how dictatoriships rise and how to fight it. [28]

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

(Northfield, $15.99). By Gary Chapman. A guide to help communicate in relationships. [244]

9.BEING MORTAL: MEDICINE AND WHAT MATTERS IN THE END

(Picador, $16). By Atul Gawande. A surgeon on the limitations of modern medicine. [3]

10. AN INCONVENIENT SEQUEL: TRUTH TO POWER

(Rodale , $25.99). By Al Gore. A companion to the documentary of the same name. [1]

Hardcover

Fiction

1.ORIGIN

(Doubleday, $29.95). By Dan Brown. Robert Langdon is back trying to find the password to unlock a secret in Spain. [1]

2. MANHATTAN BEACH

(Scribner, $28). By Jennifer Egan. The first female diver in the Brooklyn Naval Yard during World War II, Anna Kerrigan learns about her father’s disappearance. [1]

3. SLEEPING BEAUTIES

(Scribner, $32.5). By Stephen King. A woman’s immunity to a sleeping disorder wreaks havoc. [2]

4. A COLUMN OF FIRE

(Viking, $36). By Ken Follett. Two lovers are on opposite sides of the conflict between Catholics and Protestants in 16th-century Europe. [4]

5. LITTLE FIRES EVERYWHERE

(Penguin Press, $27). By Celeste Ng. A small town grapples with both sides of the debate over interracial adoptions. [4]

6. MERRY AND BRIGHT

(Ballantine , $20). By Debbie Macomber. A woman’s parents create an online dating profile for her, but without any photos. [1]

7. THE GIRL WHO TAKES AN EYE FOR AN EYE

(Knopf, $27.95). By David Lagercrantz. Lisabeth Salander enlists the help of a journalists to uncover the secrets of her traumatic childhood. [4]

8. FROM A CERTAIN POINT OF VIEW

(Del Rey, $35). By Renée Ahdieh. A short story collection where different Star Wars characters re-imagine moments from the film. [1]

9. A LEGACY OF SPIES

(Viking, $28). By John le Carré. A Cold War spy is summoned to London when his past actions come back to haunt him. [5]

10. DON’T LET GO

(Dutton, $28). By Harlan Coben. Detective Napoleon “Nap” Dumas finds a link between the death of his brother and his high school girlfriend. [2]

NonFiction/General

1. WE WERE EIGHT YEARS IN POWER: AN AMERICAN TRAGEDY

(One World, $28). By Ta-Nehisi Coates. An essay collection focused on the election of the first black president and the backlash of the 2016 election. [1]

2. WHAT HAPPENED

(Simon & Schuster, $30). By Hillary Rodham Clinton. Hillary Clinton recounts the 2016 presidential election. [4]

3. KILLING ENGLAND: THE BRUTAL STRUGGLE FOR AMERICAN INDEPENDENCE

(Henry Holt and Co., $30). By Bill O’Reilly. An account of the American Revolution through the eyes of and George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson and Great Britain’s King George III. [3]

4. PRINCIPLES: LIFE AND WORK

(Simon & Schuster, $30). By Ray Dalio. Ray Dalio recounts his career venture and success. [3]

5. THE POWER OF MOMENTS: WHY CERTAIN EXPERIENCES HAVE EXTRAORDINARY IMPACT

(Simon & Schuster, $29). By Chip Heath. [1]

6. SCALIA SPEAKS: REFLECTIONS ON LAW, FAITH, AND LIFE WELL LIVED

(Crown Forum, $30). By Antonin Scalia. [1]

7. AL FRANKEN, GIANT OF THE SENATE(Twelve, $28). By Al Franken. How the grandson of Belarussian immigrants became a comedian and a legislator. [17]

8. BRAVING THE WILDERNESS: THE QUEST FOR TRUE BELONGING AND THE COURAGE TO STAND ALONE

(Random House, $28). By Brené Brown. A professor reassesses the strategies for connection to our communities. [4]

9. 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. [27]

10. ASTROPHYSICS FOR PEOPLE IN A HURRY

(Norton, $18.95). By Neil deGrasse Tyson. The astrophysicist offers an introductory lesson on the cosmos. [23]

Rankings reflect sales for the week ended Oct 8. The charts may not be reproduced without permission from Nielsen BookScan. Copyright 2017 by Nielsen BookScan.