Every month, Amazon staffers sift through hundreds of new books searching for gems. Here’s what they chose especially for Post readers this holiday season, whether you’re looking for a thoughtful gift or just a good story to tuck into after the turkey’s gone.
by Mark Helprin
A 74-year-old artist and veteran lives between the beauty of the present and his past struggles.
This collection of short stories by one of our greatest authors is both brilliant and varied.
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
by Alice Hoffman
The beloved author has written a prequel to her equally beloved Practical Magic.
Simon and Schuster
by Jennifer Egan
During WWII, a woman becomes the first female diver at the Brooklyn Navy Yard, where she repairs ships.
by P.D. James
Here’s a collection of six short stories by the late, great master of the detective novel.
by Walter Isaacson
The author paints a fascinating portrait from the Renaissance master’s notebooks.
Simon and Schuster
by Ron Chernow
Hamilton’s biographer has written a giant, gripping biography of one of the most misunderstood presidents in our history.
by Mike Duncan
The creator of the wildly popular podcast The History of Rome sets the stage for the fall of the Republic.
by Joe Biden
The former VP chronicles the year following the day his son Beau, diagnosed with malignant brain cancer, uttered those words.
by Robert Dallek
A one-volume biography of the incomparable politician and deal-maker.
by Jenna Bush Hager and Barbara Pierce Bush
Former first daughters share family stories of adventure and sisterly bonds.
Grand Central Publishing
by Ree Drummond
What does the Pioneer Woman cook when she just doesn’t have the time?William Morrow
by Andrew Rea
Recipes from more than 40 iconic movies make this the perfect gift for movie buffs and foodies alike.
by Insight Editions
This guide fits as well on your coffee table as it does on your child’s bookshelf.
by William A. Ewing
Enjoy more than 300 images from the artist’s personal archive.
This article is featured in the September/October 2017 issue of The Saturday Evening Post. Subscribe to the magazine for more art, inspiring stories, fiction, humor, and features from our archives.