Every month, Amazon staffers sift through hundreds of new books searching for gems. Here’s what they chose especially for Post readers this summer.
by Gabriel Tallent
No debut is getting more praise this year than Tallent’s novel about a 14-year-old girl growing up in Northern California under the thumb of an abusive father.
John le Carré
With his first Smiley novel in more than 25 years, the master of the spy novel returns with a story that pits Cold War-era espionage against modern sensibilities.
by Jesmyn Ward
The National Book Award-winning author tells the lyrical tale of a poor, troubled family striking out from rural Mississippi on an epic odyssey fraught with hope and danger.
by Celeste Ng
In the second novel by the author of Everything I Never Told You, an enigmatic artist’s secret past threatens to upend a carefully ordered suburban community.
by Stephen King and Owen King
What if all of the women in the world went to sleep save one? Stephen King and son take a deep, dark look at what would happen to men.
by Geoffrey C. Ward and Ken Burns
The companion volume to the major, multipart PBS documentary to be aired in September explores the war from every side.
by Alice Waters
This is the long-awaited memoir by the culinary icon and founder in 1971 of Chez Panisse, the “little French restaurant” in Berkeley, California.
by Laura Spinney
Spinney traces the devastating Spanish flu pandemic of 1918, which took upward of 100 million lives during the Great War.
by Ben Blum
This account of a young Army Ranger’s inexplicable crime and its implications for the Ranger program could be one of the surprise hits of the season.
by Alison Weir
Bestseller Weir examines five medieval English queens, stripping away myth and romanticism to present a clear-eyed look at their places in history.
This article is featured in the September/October 2017 issue of The Saturday Evening Post. Subscribe to the magazine for more art, inspiring stories, fiction, humor, and features from our archives.