Every month, Amazon staffers sift through hundreds of new books searching for gems. Here’s what they chose especially for Post readers this winter.
by Denis Johnson
A luminous collection of short stories about mortality and transcendence by the recently departed literary master.
by Chloe Benjamin
In the late 1960s, a mystic reveals the exact death dates of four children living in NYC. This debut novel explores the power of family and the tension between destiny and choice.
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by Amy Bloom
The bestselling author imagines an unexpected and forbidden affair between Eleanor Roosevelt and Lorena Hickok in this work of historical fiction.
by A.J. Finn
This Hitchcockian thriller features an agoraphobic woman who sees a murder committed next door. Or does she?
by Sujata Massey
The atmospheric, page-turning murder mystery is set in 1920s Bombay and introduces Perveen Mistry, Bombay’s first female lawyer.
by Max Boot
A compelling biography of Edward Lansdale, a CIA agent who encouraged “hearts and minds” diplomacy in the Philippines and Vietnam but was ultimately ignored.
by Ann Hulbert
A profound, sensitive look at what it takes to make a child prodigy, and the unexpected ways that brilliance can play out in the long run.
by Nate Staniforth
A unique memoir by a magician who spent his entire life trying to understand the power of wonder, and how he eventually rediscovered it in his own life.
by Charles C. Mann
Through the opposing views of two 20th-century scientists, this book explores how we might face environmental and social challenges on an overcrowded Earth.
by Simon Guerrier
The must-have reference for fans of Doctor Who, this fully illustrated compendium contains facts, figures, and fun about science fiction’s longest-running TV show.