Get Cozy with These 10 Reads from Bookshop

Put away those flipflops, get out your hot cocoa, and pull up a comfy chair. It's time to do some winter reading. Here are some recommendations from Bookshop.org.

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Fiction

America Fantastica  

by Tim O’Brien

The acclaimed author of The Things They Carried returns. In this road trip novel, a disgraced journalist must reckon with his fake news past and the bank robbery he just pulled.

Tremor

by Teju Cole

In this riveting, muscled novel about the intersection of race and art, from the author of Open City, a university professor returns to his homeland of Nigeria to ask some of life’s biggest questions.

The Last Language

by Jennifer duBois

A linguistics doctoral candidate who found a job as a speech pathologist recounts, from jail, her version of her suspect relationship with a nonverbal client.

Day

by Michael Cunningham

Zooming in on one day over three years — April 5 of 2019, 2020, and 2021 — the Pulitzer Prize winner shows how the lives of two adult siblings bloom and retract against the backdrop of the pandemic.

The Little Liar

by Mitch Albom

Years after a young Greek boy is duped by Nazis to send his Jewish neighbors to Auschwitz, two survivors from his village attempt to find him and reconcile the past.

Nonfiction

How to Know a Person

by David Brooks

Tackling the effects of the isolation of the pandemic, this NYT columnist uses examples of well-known historical figures to show that the way to live your best life is to take the time to see and understand others.

On Great Fields

by Ronald C. White

The acclaimed historian of A. Lincoln and American Ulysses examines the life of Joshua Chamberlain, a likely unfamiliar Maine scholar and governor who was a key player in the Battle of Gettysburg.

Gray Areas

by Adia Harvey Wingfield

Relying on 10+ years of interviews with seven Black employees, this sociologist offers an in-depth study of workplace equity and presents opportunities for employers to change the cycle of institutional racism.

My Name Is Barbra

by Barbra Streisand

The EGOT-winning performer gives her own definitive account of over 60 years of musical greatness — including the movies, the songs, and the love of her life, James Brolin.

Jack Ruby

by Danny Fingeroth

This deeply researched biography explores the factors that put Ruby in position to shoot the man who shot JFK — on live TV — and why he might have been motivated to pull the trigger.

This article appears in the November/December 2023 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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