Top 10 Winter Reads

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 season.

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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 winter.


The Largesse of the Sea Maiden
(Random House)

The Largesse of the Sea Maiden

by Denis Johnson

A luminous collection of short stories about mortality and transcendence by the recently departed literary master.
Random House

The Immortalists
(G.P. Putnam’s Sons)

The Immortalists

by Chloe Benjamin

In the late 1960s, a mystic reveals the exact death dates of four children living in NYC. This debut novel explores the power of family and the tension between destiny and choice.
G.P. Putnam’s Sons

White Houses
(Random House)

White Houses

by Amy Bloom

The bestselling author imagines an unexpected and forbidden affair between Eleanor Roosevelt and Lorena Hickok in this work of historical fiction.
Random House

The Woman in the Window
(William Morrow)

The Woman in the Window

by A.J. Finn

This Hitchcockian thriller features an agoraphobic woman who sees a murder committed next door. Or does she?
William Morrow

(Soho Crime)

The Widows of Malabar Hill

by Sujata Massey

The atmospheric, page-turning murder mystery is set in 1920s Bombay and introduces Perveen Mistry, Bombay’s first female lawyer.
Soho Crime



The Road Not Taken

by Max Boot

A compelling biography of Edward Lansdale, a CIA agent who encouraged “hearts and minds” diplomacy in the Philippines and Vietnam but was ultimately ignored.


Off the Charts

by Ann Hulbert

A profound, sensitive look at what it takes to make a child prodigy, and the unexpected ways that brilliance can play out in the long run.


Here Is Real Magic

by Nate Staniforth

A unique memoir by a magician who spent his entire life trying to understand the power of wonder, and how he eventually rediscovered it in his own life.


The Wizard and the Prophet

by Charles C. Mann

Through the opposing views of two 20th-century scientists, this book explores how we might face environmental and social challenges on an overcrowded Earth.


Doctor Who: The Book of Whoniversal Records

by Simon Guerrier

The must-have reference for fans of Doctor Who, this fully illustrated compendium contains facts, figures, and fun about science fiction’s longest-running TV show.

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