10 best books of December 2013, according to Amazon's editors

Looking for a good book for a holiday gift – for someone else or to yourself? These 10 titles are the best of December's new releases, according to the editors at Amazon.

2. 'Inside the Dream Palace,' by Sherill Tippins

"February House" author Tippins looks back at the past of New York's famous Chelsea Hotel, home to many artists and performers over the years, as well as ahead into the hotel's future. Will the Chelsea be able to survive as it has for decades, or will it be turned into a residence for the very wealthy? Nelson says the hotel has a remarkable history. "It became this oddball, always-slightly-off-center place for artists to hang out," she says. "There's great anecdotes [in 'Dream']."

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