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 spring.
by Christina Baker Kline
The best-selling author of The Orphan Train returns with a novel based on Andrew Wyeth’s mysterious painting Christina’s World.
by Peter Heller
A Brooklyn woman who specializes in finding lost family members heads to Yellowstone to investigate a missing photographer.
by Lisa See
The best-selling author explores the lives of a mother from a remote Chinese village and her daughter, who has been adopted by American parents.
by Fredrik Backman
The new novel from the Swedish author of the delightful A Man Called Ove revolves around a small town that needs to win a junior ice hockey championship.
by Greg Iles
A modern-day Southern epic, this final installment in the Natchez Burning trilogy delivers with a story of love and honor, hatred and revenge.
by Yuval Noah Harari
Two years ago, Harari’s book Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind took the nonfiction world by storm. Homo Deus expands on the final chapters of that first book, exploring what it will mean to be human in the times to come.
by Tom Clavin
Get a closer look at one of the most turbulent towns in the West, featuring a who’s who of famous characters: Wyatt Earp, Bat Masterson, Jesse James, Wild Bill Hickok, Billy the Kid, Doc Holliday, and many more.
St. Martin’s Press
by Joan Didion
This book from the master of the contemporary memoir is different from her normal fare. It consists of her research notebooks from trips to the U.S. South and West, offering an illuminating glimpse into her writerly mind.
by Ariel Levy
New Yorker writer Levy was pregnant, married, and financially secure when she left for Mongolia in 2012. A month later, none of that was true. How does a person deal with that kind of loss? How can she pick up the pieces?
by David Grann
The author of The Lost City of Z has written a supreme example of narrative nonfiction, weaving a tale of 1920s oilmen, Texas Rangers, Native Americans, a nascent FBI, murder, intrigue, and conspiracy.
by John Grisham
The no. 1 best-selling author takes his talents to Florida in this dark thriller about the pursuit of a corrupt judge that could turn deadly.
by Michael Chabon
Inspired by his grandfather’s death, Chabon journeys from a deathbed confession to the Jewish slums of prewar Philadelphia to WWII Germany to New Yorks’ Wallkill Prison and beyond.
by T.C. Boyle
A novel based on the failed Biosphere experiment of the 1990s, written by one of the most talented and interesting authors working today.
by Alice Hoffman
An accident leaves one young woman in a coma and another living with survivor’s guilt, as Hoffman weaves a tale about suffering, happiness, and finding one’s way in the world.
Simon & Schuster
by Zadie Smith
One of the most highly anticipated books of the season, spanning northwest London to West Africa, is a story of friendship, music, dance, and the stubbornness of roots.
by Tony Bennett
Even at 90 years old, the crooner possesses the gratitude to pay homage to the many remarkable people he has learned from in life — people like Charlie Chaplin, Judy Garland, and Fred Astaire.
by Dava Sobel
Subtitled “How the Ladies of the Harvard Observatory Took the Measure of the Stars,” this book uncovers the important scientific work performed by a group of remarkable women who were nearly forgotten.
by Alexandra Zapruder
The film lasts only 26 seconds, but when Abraham Zapruder captured JFK’s assassination, his key contribution to American culture also forever changed his family’s future.
Grand Central Publishing
by Thomas L. Friedman
The best-selling author of The World Is Flat offers his optimistic advice for how we can live in a world where change is accelerating at a break-neck pace.
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
by Julia Baird
Drawing on previously unpublished papers, this biography separates Victoria the woman from Victoria the myth, offering a brilliant perspective of a queen who ruled during one of the most fascinating eras in history.
by Philippe Margotin and Jean-Michel Guesdon
More than 700 pages and 500 photographs chronicle the history of every song in the Rolling Stones’ catalogue.
Black Dog & Leventhal
by Ken Browar and Deborah Ory
A lavish collection of photographs of more than 70 dancers from top dance companies; for lovers of dance, movement, grace, and the human form.
Black Dog & Leventhal
by Maria Alexandra Vettese and Stephanie Congdon Barnes
Over a full year, two friends from opposite coasts share their daily love of the handmade, well-lived domestic life.
by America’s Test Kitchen
Much more than just a book of recipes, this is the perfect gift for anyone who ever wished their kitchen came with an instruction manual.
by Donatella Versace
A stunning visual history of the famous fashion house, celebrating the years since Donatella Versace took over as creative artistic director in 1997.