WASH­ING­TON BEST­SELLERS

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FIC­TION

1 1984 (Signet, $9.99). By Ge­orge Or­well. A 10 novel of the per­ils of a to­tal­i­tar­ian po­lice state.

2 A MAN CALLED OVE (Wash­ing­ton Square, $16). By Fredrik Back­man. An old crank might just be soft­ened by his new neigh­bors.

3 IT CAN’T HAP­PEN HERE (Signet, $9.99). By Sin­clair Lewis. A pop­ulist pres­i­dent be­comes a dic­ta­tor.

4 THE HANDMAID’S TALE (An­chor, $15.95). By Mar­garet At­wood. A dystopian novel set in a theo­cratic-to­tal­i­tar­ian state.

5 A DOG’S PUR­POSE (Forge, $14.99). By W. Bruce Cameron. A de­voted dog finds mean­ing in his bond with the hu­mans he loves.

6 SOME­ONE TO HOLD (Jove, $7.99). By Mary Balogh. A scan­dal leads an aris­to­cratic woman to teach at an or­phan­age where she might also find love.

7 BRITT-MARIE WAS HERE (Wash­ing­ton Square, $16). By Fredrik Back­man. An awk­ward woman finds her place in a town of mis­fits.

8 THE SYM­PA­THIZER (Grove, $16). By Viet Thanh Nguyen. A half-Viet­namese, half-French com­mu­nist spy lives a dou­ble life in Los An­ge­les in this win­ner of the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for fic­tion.

9 MY GRAND­MOTHER ASKED ME TO TELL YOU SHE’S SORRY (Wash­ing­ton Square, $16). By Fredrik Back­man. The death of her grand­mother sends a lit­tle girl on an epic jour­ney of ab­so­lu­tion.

10 THE APART­MENT (Dell, $8.99). By Danielle Steel. Four women share an apart­ment in New York.

NON­FIC­TION/GEN­ERAL

1 HIDDEN FIG­URES: THE AMER­I­CAN DREAM AND THE UN­TOLD STORY OF THE BLACK WOMEN MATH­E­MA­TI­CIANS WHO HELPED WIN THE SPACE RACE (Wil­liam Mor­row, $15.99). By Mar­got Lee Shet­terly.

2 MILK AND HONEY (An­drews McMeel, $14.99) By Rupi Kaur. A col­lec­tion of po­etry and prose about sur­vival.

WE SHOULD ALL BE FEM­I­NISTS (An­chor, $7.95). By Chi­ma­manda Ngozi Adichie.

4 YOU ARE A BADASS: HOW TO STOP DOUBT­ING YOUR GREAT­NESS AND START LIV­ING AN AWE­SOME LIFE (Run­ning Press, $16). By Jen Sin­cero.

5 THE 5 LOVE LAN­GUAGES: THE SE­CRET 212 TO LOVE THAT LASTS (North­field, $15.99). By Gary D. Chap­man.

6 INSIDE A U.S. EM­BASSY: DIPLO­MACY AT WORK, THE ES­SEN­TIAL GUIDE TO THE FOR­EIGN SER­VICE (Po­tomac, $22.95). By Shawn Dor­man.

7 I AM NOT YOUR NE­GRO: A COM­PAN­ION EDI­TION TO THE DOCUMENTARY FILM DI­RECTED BY RAOUL PECK (Vin­tage, $15). By James Bald­win.

8 ALEXAN­DER HAMIL­TON (Pen­guin, $20). By Ron Ch­er­now.

9 THE FOUR AGREE­MENTS: A PRAC­TI­CAL GUIDE TO PER­SONAL FREE­DOM (Am­ber-Allen $12.95). By Don Miguel Ruiz.

10 THE EL­E­MENTS OF STYLE (Long­man, $9.95). By Wil­liam Strunk Jr. and E.B. White.

Rank­ings re­flect sales for the week ended Feb. 12. The charts may not be re­pro­duced with­out per­mis­sion from Nielsen BookScan. Copy­right 2017 by Nielsen BookScan. (The right-hand col­umn of num­bers rep­re­sents weeks on this list. The best­seller lists in print al­ter­nate be­tween hard­cover and pa­per­back; the com­plete list can be found on­line.)

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