Top 10 Reads for Autumn 2018

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 Amazon editor Chris Schluep chose especially for Post readers.

Fiction

TranscriptionThe Middleman

by Kate Akinson

A young woman’s past life in British espionage during WWII unexpectedly revisits her 10 years later.
Little, Brown & Co.

Virgil WanderIf You Leave Me

by Leif Enger

A small Midwestern town blossoms to life through Enger’s depiction of its colorful denizens.
Grove Press

French ExitThe Witch Elm

by Tana French

Toby leads a happy, unconcerned life — until a skull is found in a tree, leading us to question what lurks beneath the surface.
Viking

The Third HotelUnsheltered

by Barbara Kingsolver

In alternating chapters, this novel tells the story of two people separated by a century and what it takes to face life’s challenges.
Harper

Lake SuccessWashington Black

by Esi Edugyan

Profound, beautiful, and wise, this book about a runaway slave is also a full-blown adventure novel that is full of twists and turns.
Knopf

Nonfiction

Marilyn Monroe: The Private Life of a Public Icon21 Lessons for the 21st Century

by Yuval Noah Harari

The Sapiens and Homo Deus author provides 21 essays to help you untangle and prepare for the near future.
Spiegel & Grau

Scarface and the Untouchable: Al Capone, Eliot Ness, and the Battle for Chicago The Good Neighbor: The Life and Work of Fred Rogers

by Maxwell King

The iconic Mr. Rogers finally gets the full-length and definitive biography he deserves.
Abrams Press

The Great American Read: The Book of BooksThese Truths: A History of the United States

by Jill Lepore

The first single-volume history of America in decades, written by a New Yorker journalist and Harvard historian.
W.W. Norton

Arthur Ashe: A LifeLeadership in Turbulent Times

by Doris Kearns Goodwin

The celebrated biographer draws upon four presidents — Lincoln, the Roosevelts, and LBJ — to examine what it takes to lead.
Simon & Schuster

ATTENTION: Dispatches from a Land of DistractionNapoleon: A Life

by Adam Zamoyski

Zamoyski’s examines what Napoleon was trying to achieve, in the context of the European Enlightenment.
Basic Books

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