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Top 10 Late 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

Into the WaterInto the Water

by Paula Hawkins

The author of the mega-hit The Girl on the Train is back with more psychological suspense in this new novel about a town and a river that hold forgotten secrets — plus a few discarded bodies.
Riverhead Books

Camino IslandCamino Island

by John Grisham

Taking time off from publishing legal thrillers, Grisham has written a cat-and-mouse beachside caper about stolen F. Scott Fitzgerald manuscripts. This is a great read by a master of his craft.
Doubleday

Since We FellSince We Fell

by Dennis Lehane

The Shutter Island author’s latest is the story of a life and a marriage unraveling as a woman is drawn into a conspiracy that she didn’t go looking for and might not have the strength to escape.
Ecco

The Ministry of Utmost HappinessThe Ministry of Utmost Happiness

by Arundhati Roy

From the Booker Award-winning author of The God of Small Things comes a tale of intertwined characters in search of meaning, love, and safety against the backdrop of the Indian subcontinent.
Knopf

The IdenticalsThe Identicals

by Elin Hilderbrand

Old grudges bubble to the surface as identical twins struggle to confront a family crisis. The twins are so alike and yet so different, and they must decide which distinction matters more.
Little, Brown and Co.

Nonfiction

Astrophysics for People in a HurryAstrophysics for People in a Hurry

by Neil deGrasse Tyson

Even if you’ve never hoped you could understand the nature of space and time, Neil deGrasse Tyson answers the questions of the cosmos in a witty and easily digestible style that keeps you turning pages.
W.W. Norton

How to Be a StoicHow to Be a Stoic

by Massimo Pigliucci

Stoicism is hot right now, and in this book, Pigliucci argues that the ancient philosophy that has long been associated with suffering is really about learning how to differentiate what you can, and can’t, control in your life.
Basic Books

Ernest Hemingway

by Mary V. Dearborn

This is the first biography of Hemingway in 15 years — and the first written by a woman. It draws on new material to give the richest and most nuanced portrait yet of one of America’s greatest writers.
Knopf

Theft by Finding

by David Sedaris

Drawn from decades of diary entries, Sedaris’ latest collection reveals a unique view of the world from a man who turned a grim start as a drug-abusing dropout into a funny, generous, and uncomfortable career as one of our greatest modern observers.
Little, Brown and Co.

Upstream

by Langdon Cook

Through an exploration of the natural history of his subjects, Cook sets readers at the essential intersection of man, food, and nature in a portrait of the all-important salmon and the places where and people to whom salmon matter most.
Ballantine Books

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This article is featured in the March/April 2017 issue of The Saturday Evening Post. Subscribe to the magazine for more art, inspiring stories, fiction, humor, and features from our archives.

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