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Top 10 Spring Reads

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Every month, Amazon staffers sift through hundreds of new books searching for gems. Here’s what Amazon editor Chris Schluep chose especially for Post readers this spring. 

Fiction

A Piece of the World

by Christina Baker Kline

The best-selling author of The Orphan Train returns with a novel based on Andrew Wyeth’s mysterious painting Christina’s World.
William Morrow

Celine

by Peter Heller

A Brooklyn woman who specializes in finding lost family members heads to Yellowstone to investigate a missing photographer.
Knopf

The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane

by Lisa See

The best-selling author explores the lives of a mother from a remote Chinese village and her daughter, who has been adopted by American parents.
Scribner

Beartown

by Fredrik Backman

The new novel from the Swedish author of the delightful A Man Called Ove revolves around a small town that needs to win a junior ice hockey championship.
Atria

Mississippi Blood

by Greg Iles

A modern-day Southern epic, this final installment in the Natchez Burning trilogy delivers with a story of love and honor, hatred and revenge.
William Morrow

Nonfiction

Homo Deus

by Yuval Noah Harari

Two years ago, Harari’s book Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind took the nonfiction world by storm. Homo Deus expands on the final chapters of that first book, exploring what it will mean to be human in the times to come.
Harper

Dodge City

by Tom Clavin

Get a closer look at one of the most turbulent towns in the West, featuring a who’s who of famous characters: Wyatt Earp, Bat Masterson, Jesse James, Wild Bill Hickok, Billy the Kid, Doc Holliday, and many more.
St. Martin’s Press

South and West

by Joan Didion

This book from the master of the contemporary memoir is different from her normal fare. It consists of her research notebooks from trips to the U.S. South and West, offering an illuminating glimpse into her writerly mind.
Knopf

The Rules Do Not Apply

by Ariel Levy

New Yorker writer Levy was pregnant, married, and financially secure when she left for Mongolia in 2012. A month later, none of that was true. How does a person deal with that kind of loss? How can she pick up the pieces?
Random House

Killers of the Flower Moon

by David Grann

The author of The Lost City of Z has written a supreme example of narrative nonfiction, weaving a tale of 1920s oilmen, Texas Rangers, Native Americans, a nascent FBI, murder, intrigue, and conspiracy.
Doubleday

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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