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It’s the season for reading. Here are titles we’ve loved — and argued about — so far this year.
  • May 23
  • Review

“The Gatsby Affair” revisits the summer of 1924, a turbulent but productive time for Zelda and F. Scott Fitzgerald.

  • Maureen Corrigan
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  • 4 hours ago
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  • Review

From ‘The Island of Dr. Moreau’ to the works of H.P. Lovecraft, works that could be called fantastika.

  • Perspective

“Crazy Rich Asians” is a good start, but there are so many other worthy novels.

  • Crystal Hana Kim
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  • 11 hours ago
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  • Review

Nate Chinen’s “Playing Changes” delves into what’s happening with today’s improvisers.

  • Review

The autobiographical novel follows a decorated war hero who becomes a desperate junkie.

  • Review

The novel is the follow-up to his debut “Penpal.”

  • Bill Sheehan
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  • 2 days ago
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  • Review

Olga Tokarczuk’s novel won the 2018 Man Booker International Prize.

  • Tom McAllister
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  • 2 days ago
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The author popularized the “teen cancer book” genre.

  • Perspective

Plus, McSweeney’s is printing on balloons, and T.J. Stiles explains the hard math of success

  • Review

Earl Swift charts the history of tiny Tangier and its uncertain outlook.

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The Washington Post Bestsellers May 27
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How are these calculated?
The Post compiles its bestsellers lists by combining hard cover, paperback and ebook sales data from Nielsen Bookscan and Amazon.com — including qualified borrows of books read through Amazon's digital subscription program. The Post excludes non-narrative books at its sole discretion.
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