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Top 10 Fall 2017 Reads

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

Fiction

My Absolute Darling

Riverhead Books

My Absolute Darling

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.
Riverhead Books

Book

Viking

A Legacy of Spies

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.
Viking

Book

Scribner

Sing, Unburied, Sing

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.
Scribner

Book

Penguin Press

Little Fires Everywhere

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.
Penguin Press

Book

Scribner

Sleeping Beauties

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.
Scribner

Nonfiction

Book

Knopf

The Vietnam War

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.
Knopf

Book

Clarkson Potter

Coming to My Senses

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.

Clarkson Potter

Book

PublicAffairs

Pale Rider

by Laura Spinney

Spinney traces the devastating Spanish flu pandemic of 1918, which took upward of 100 million lives during the Great War.
PublicAffairs

Book

Doubleday

Ranger Games

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.
Doubleday

Book

(Ballantine)

Queens of the Conquest

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.
Ballantine


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