Our annual survey of the best books includes 10 we think are exceptionally rewarding
  • Nov 15, 2017
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The movie effectively spanks snobs who claim that people aren’t into books anymore.

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Gary Krist explores how great ambition and failed projects helped establish the California city.

  • Joe Mathews
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Ronan Farrow charts the rich, messy, imperfect efforts of diplomacy in a warlike world.

  • Rosa Brooks
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Ross Douthat takes the pope to task for his liberal pronouncements.

  • Molly Worthen
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Stuart E. Eizenstat argues that Carter’s detail-oriented leadership served the nation well.

  • Julian E. Zelizer
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James F. Simon explores the contentious relationship between Warren and Eisenhower.

  • Lily Geismer
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Joseph Rodota explores the varied history of the high-profile locale.

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“They Knew What They Wanted” lets us peer into Ashbery’s second, less known artistic career.

  • Troy Jollimore
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D.B. John’s novel ‘Star of the North’ offers a glimpse of life inside a little-known nation.

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The Wodehouse Prize for comic fiction cancels this year’s award.

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The Washington Post Bestsellers May 13
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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.