Top Reads for Spring 2022

Here’s what Amazon senior editor Al Woodworth chose especially for Post readers this spring

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Fiction

Black Cake

Black Cake

by Charmaine Wilkerson

Estranged siblings come together after the death of their mother and discover a secret that upends everything they’ve ever known about their family.

(Ballantine)

The Christie Affair

The Christie Affair

by Nin de Gramont

During a turbulent time in her marriage, Agatha Christie went missing for 11 days — in real life! This novelization of how the disappearance played out is smart, delicious, and fun.

(St. Martin’s Press)

The Paris Apartment

The Paris Apartment

by Lucy Foley

The author of The Guest List follows it up with another page-turning mystery to find a missing tenant, It seems that everyone in the building has something to hide.

(William Morrow)

The Unsinkable Greta James

The Unsinkable Greta James

by Jennifer E. Smith

An indie music star joins her father on an Alaskan cruise while grieving the loss of her mother, a disastrous performance, and the end of her relationship.

(Ballantine)

Run, Rose, Run

Run, Rose, Run

by Dolly Parton and James Patterson

The superstar musician and mega-bestselling author join forces for a story about a young singer-songwriter who’ll do anything to make it big.

(Little, Brown, and Co.)

Nonfiction

Watergate: A New History

Watergate: A New History

by Garrett M. Graff

The award-winning Graff delivers the first narrative account of the lies, the bombshell testimonies, and the cover-up of Watergate — and like the best narrative nonfiction books, it reads like a thriller.

(Simon & Schuster)

The First Kennedys

The First Kennedys

by Neal Thompson

This breakthrough biography sheds light on the story of Patrick and Bridget Kennedy, Irish refugees who endured rampant poverty and discrimination but who launched an American dynasty.

(Mariner Books)

Coach K

Coach K

by Ian O’Connor

A behind-the-scenes look at the life, coaching, and legacy of Mike Krzyzewski, the Duke coach who led his team to five national championships and is the NCAA’s all-time leader in victories.

(Mariner Books)

In Love

In Love

by Amy Bloom

When Bloom’s husband was diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s, they made a choice to end his life before his mind completely deteriorated. Void of sentimentality, In Love reveals what it’s like to hold onto a partner who wants to let go.

(Random House)

The Emergency

The Emergency

by Thomas Fisher

An edge-of-your-seat story of the terror, horror, and focus demanded of doctors during the pandemic through the eyes of an ER doctor. He shares it all in this gripping and poignant memoir of what it means to care for others.

(One World)

This article is featured in the March/April 2022 issue of The Saturday Evening Post. Subscribe to the magazine for more art, inspiring stories, fiction, humor, and features from our archives.

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