Top 10 Books for Holiday Giving

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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Nine Perfect StrangersNine Perfect Strangers

by Liane Moriarty

In the latest novel from the author of Big Little Lies, nine strangers gather at a health resort, and all leave changed.
Flatiron Books

Paris EchoParis Echo

by Sebastian Faulks

The past and the present collide as Hannah, an American historian studying WWII in Paris, takes in an Algerian teenager as a lodger.
Henry Holt

French ExitThe Feral Detective

by Jonathan Lethem

The author’s first detective novel since Motherless Brooklyn is set in Los Angeles and features the quirky characters, as well as the zigs and zags, his fans expect.

The Third HotelOnce Upon a River

by Diane Setterfield

A mysterious girl pulled from a river in an English village is at the center of this spellbinding novel about science, magic, and the stories we tell.
Atria/Emily Bestler

Lake SuccessThe Dakota Winters

by Tom Barbash

In a classic New York family saga, 23-year-old Anton Winters returns to his family home in Manhattan’s famous Dakota Building in 1979 to try to save his father’s waning career.



by Michelle Obama

A personal, intimate account of the public and private experiences that shaped the former first lady.

Churchill: Walking with DestinyChurchill: Walking with Destiny

by Andrew Roberts

The author of a stunning biography of Napoleon turns his eye toward the great English leader, using extensive new historical documents.

Gene MachineGene Machine

by Venki Ramakrishnan

The Nobel Prize-winning biologist tells the riveting story of his race to discover the inner workings of biology’s most important molecule.
Basic Books

Big WeekBig Week

by James Holland

The noted historian chronicles the massive WWII Allied air battle to decimate the Luftwaffe, through the experiences of those who lived it.
Atlantic Monthly Press

Art Matters Art Matters

by Neil Gaiman

“The world always seems brighter when you’ve just made something that wasn’t there before,” Gaiman writes in this collection of four essays about the power and importance of art.
William Morrow

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